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Tips to avoid penalty headaches on Dubai's mandatory health coverage

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  An unintended consequence of mandatory health insurance has been the commoditization of health plans. What was once seen as an additional benefit for some key employees has become mandatory for all employees – naturally leading to a massive increase in demand for the health insurance industry. This is particularly relevant for employers with less than 100 employees, dependents of employees and domestic help. Under the Compulsory Health Insurance Law in Dubai, which aims to build homogenous health services for all, every employer is mandated to offer medical insurance to their employees.  Keeping up with a demand hike of this level is no small feat for any industry, especially when insurance seekers and sponsors alike faced fines for non-compliance by a set deadline. As of the beginning of ......read more

Rashid Hospital recognised as a centre for metabolic and bariatric surgery.

The hospital performs the highest number of mini-gastric bypass procedures in the region. The hospital is currently expanding its bariatric services due to a high-waiting list. Hospital follows stringent selection criteria and only those patients who medically need surgery and have exhausted other methods of weight loss are selected.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017:  Dubai Health Authority run Rashid Hospital recently received international recognition as a centre for metabolic and bariatric surgery. The Surgical Review Corporation presented Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei, CEO of Rashid Hospital and her team with the certification.  In 2016, the general surgery department performed 400 bariatric surgery procedures, of which 65 per cent of the patients have several comorbidities. Of these, in 95 per cent ......read more

A pebble with a message encourages women to get breast cancer checks

Medcare initiated a unique direct engagement campaign to help women in UAE proactively seek guidance for breast cancer checks. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2017:  Breaking the silence and taboo around breast examination, Medcare has initiated a ‘discreet’ campaign to help women directly reach out to healthcare specialists for screening and mammography, with an opportunity to have their questions on the disease answered. As part of the effort, a pebble was placed inside the shoes of women who went for prayers and attended religious education sessions. Upon coming back, the women felt a lump inside their shoes, and were compelled to examine the small stone that gave them a simple yet powerful message “Some Lumps are Not Visible, Breast Check Tips at 800 Medcare”. The first phase of the ......read more

Julphar's Board of Directors recommends 16% cash dividends and 3% bonus shares

March 22, 2017, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE):  The Board of Directors of Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries recommends the distribution of 16 percent cash dividends and 3 percent bonus shares for the year 2016 – subject to the formal approval of the company’s shareholders during the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held on April 16th, 2017. Commenting on the Board’s decision, Julphar’s Chairman His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi said: “Last year witnessed economic and political challenges impacting the region. However, we managed to maintain a strong performance, which demonstrates our solid and stable foundation. We are deeply committed to enhance our shareholders’ value and we believe in our long term vision to be the leader in enabling access to quality ......read more

DHA's telehealth project begins.

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 21, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun the implementation of its much-awaited RoboDoc project. The first patient to undergo treatment using this advanced technology was based in Hatta Hospital. Doctors from Rashid Hospital’s respiratory department communicated with the team of doctors at Hatta Hospital to provide specialised consultation and respiratory management for a 40-year-old patient with respiratory complications. DHA is the first government health organization in the region to implement telehealth. RoboDocs have been placed at Hatta Hospital’s emergency department and DHA’s 24-hour primary healthcare centres- Al Barsha and Nad Al Hammar and they are linked to Rashid Hospital’s Trauma Center.  Soon the Authority will roll out this ......read more

DHA felicitates scientific committee of DUPHAT conference.

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 21, 2017:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and Chairman of the Board held a meeting today at the DHA headquarters to felicitate the members of the scientific committee of the 22nd edition of Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference & Exhibition – (DUPHAT) which took place recently at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.  The aim of the meeting was to appreciate the dedication of the members of the committee, headed by Dr Ali Sayed, Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the DHA, in chalking out the latest scientific program for the DUPHAT conference.  Al Qatami emphasized the need to strengthen the role of pharmaceutical services and he highlighted the importance of establishing ......read more

Emirates Hospitals Group participates in Dubai Medical Tourism roadshows in Nigeria and Ghana

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, participated in the Dubai Medical Tourism Roadshows organized in Nigeria and Ghana recently. The roadshows brought together healthcare facilities and travel operators specialized in medical tourism to meet with Dubai-based facilities to sign agreements and begin referring on patients for treatment in Dubai. 

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Complete Men's Health Clinic Launched at RAK Hospital

Clinic aimed at creating awareness on unique male problems through its monthly campaigns; highlights Male Menopause, its symptoms and treatments in its fist outreach. Mood swings, developing large breasts, decreased libido, erection problems, loss of muscle mass could all be symptoms of Male menopause, consult Doctor. 1 in 5 men over 45 face low testosterone levels; Diabetic and Hypertensive more prone. March 20, 2017, Ras Al Khiamah, UAE:  To create awareness regarding Andrology and Men’s Health issues, RAK Hospital is launching a Complete Men’s Health Clinic starting this month. The first-of its- kind campaign focused on providing guidance, help and treatment options for male problems will be held for 3 days from 25th -27th March 2017 at their facility in Ras Al Khaimah. This will be the first in the ......read more

International Happiness Day: Keeping sick kids smiling can help improve patient outcomes, says leading children's hospital

Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017:  This International Happiness Day, paediatric experts at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) are highlighting the importance of promoting happiness and play in hospitals as a tool to support positive patient outcomes. Being in hospital can be an anxious wait for many parents. A mother from the UAE, who currently has a child being treated at GOSH, explains that, for parents, it is often hard to be happy when their children are so sick. “At times like these, we as parents look forward to the future when our children can be successfully discharged and returned home,” she explained.   To support the difficult journey, GOSH, who treat over 1,500 patients from the Middle East each year, aims to incorporate happiness into every aspect of the hospital treatment. According to ......read more

7th Pink Caravan Ride Offers 7,108 Breast Cancer Examinations across the UAE

Ride’s achievements dedicated to the memory of late Ameera BinKaram Closing ceremony attended by HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan The highest number of clinical examinations performed during a 10-day PCR  100 riders and 70+ volunteers traveled over 200 km to spread breast cancer awareness in the UAE Year of Giving  48,499 free clinical examinations offered since 2011  Sharjah, 19 March 2017:   At the end of the seventh Pink Caravan Ride, the number of people’s lives this pan-UAE breast cancer campaign has touched with awareness about the importance of early detection through regular screenings speaks louder than words. The 10-day campaign broke its previous records, offering free screenings, mammograms and expert medical advice to 7,108 people – the highest the ......read more

Lose the Back Pain at Work

Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2017:  In today’s time and age with the wide scale spread of the corporate culture, the majority of the people spend their days working at a desk and in front of a laptop. Despite not having to do anything physical or strenuous that might strain the back directly, this makes people susceptible to back pain irrespective of the age. Long working hours coupled with long commutes only serve to exacerbate the gradual damage that can be caused by having a bad posture. The ill-effects of sitting with poor posture for a few hours is not immediate, but over time the stress that poor posture places on your spine can lead to anatomical changes in your spine. This, in turn, can provoke back pain through the constriction of your blood vessels and nerves. Back pain due to poor posture is characterised by the ......read more

Cancer and Heart Disease Account for 85% of Critical Illness Claims in the UAE

Average Age of Critical Illness Claimant in the Middle East is 48, with Youngest Child Claimant just 4-Years-Old; 76% of UAE Residents ‘Underinsured’ for Critical Illness: Industry Report “Many clients are coming to us too late,” warns Region’s Largest Independent Financial Advisor Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  There is no doubt the emotional and physical burden patients face when diagnosed with a chronic disease or terminal illness, however financial strains can often exacerbate an already debilitating situation for both patients and their loved ones. “How will I cover my treatment and rehabilitation costs? What will happen to my family if I need to leave work? Who will cover their basic living expenses? These are questions patients sadly often have to face while already trying to cope ......read more

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic stresses the importance of pre-marital screening to avoid passing on of genetic diseases to children

The pre-marital screening is a customary blood test, which allows couples to be genetically screened for incurable inherited diseases before they start a family.  The test checks for 549 diseases, 600 genetic disorders and 4000 genetic mutation by a blood sample only. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 March 2017:  Marriage is a significant event in a couple’s life. However, most of us are not fully aware of our state of health or what we might be carrying forward genetically. Though you might not have any health problems in the past, you may be a silent carrier of a hereditary disease, which could affect your children once you choose to conceive. The IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic is a highly advanced IVF institution with clinics in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat. The institution stresses on the importance of pre-marital ......read more

DHA inks deal with Emirates Hospitals Group to provide restorative neurorehabilitation for UAE patients in Slovakia

This initiative will help hundreds of patients - from infants to adults - in the UAE suffering from neurological deficits that require specialised care As one of the few institutes in Europe, ADELI Medical Centre specialises in paediatric neurorehabilitation  DUBAI, March 11, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed an agreement with Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, to help adult and paediatric patients with neurological disorders avail advanced restorative therapy at ADELI Medical Centre, an international clinic for intensive neurorehabilitation in Pieštany, Slovakia.   ADELI Medical Centre is part of the Emirates Hospitals Group network.  The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the ......read more

Al Jazira's win over Al Ain gets extra special as differently-abled persons join in their victory

Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 9, 2017:   Patients of Emirates Rehabilitation and Homecare Centre (EHRH) were invited by the popular Al Jazira Club to relish an evening of pure football in style. Four football-crazy differently-abled patients of the Dubai-based rehab centre were specially invited to watch their favourite team, Al Jazira in action against Al Ain in the Arabian Gulf League match held at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi yesterday. The patients and their families cheered on ecstatically from the VIP box as Al Jazira scored 2 over Al Ain, while an entire team of medical experts from EHRH readily stood by to take care of the patients.  EHRH is the first-of-its-kind healthcare provider dedicated to long-term recovery, elderly care and home health services in the UAE. “The Al Jazira Club gave ......read more

Let's Support Breast Cancer Awareness, One Bite at a Time

Join Dubai’s top chefsat Pink Caravan’s ‘Pink Bite’ fundraiser on 14 March at Galeries Lafayette Dubai Mall Sharjah, 09 March 2017:  Last year they raised a whopping AED 51,000 auctioning the quirky ‘pink shawarma’, and this year Pink Caravan Ride’s record-breaking event, ‘Pink Bite’ is gearing up to be bigger and more entertaining than ever.  Seven celebrated Dubai chefs will team up with seven prominent Pink Caravan ambassadors, who will create regionally inspired, pink-themed dishes live before a huge gathering of breast cancer awareness supporters and advocates. The dishes will be auctioned, whose proceeds will support the Pink Caravan’s mission of making people aware about the importance of early detection, and will be used to offer free screenings to people ......read more

Emirates Hospitals Group partners with DHA to provide restorative neurorehabilitation for UAE patients at its Slovakia facility

This initiative will help hundreds of patients - from infants to adults - in the UAE suffering from neurological deficits that require specialised care As one of the few institutes in Europe, ADELI Medical Centre specialises in paediatric neurorehabilitation  DUBAI, March 08, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, has signed an agreement with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to help adult and paediatric patients with neurological disorders avail advanced restorative therapy at ADELI Medical Centre, an international clinic for intensive neurorehabilitation in Pieštany, Slovakia.   ADELI Medical Centre is part of the Emirates Hospitals Group network.  The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the ......read more

International Women's Day: Healthcare leaders commit to raising the bar on gender diversity at the 2017 MENA MedTech Forum

Mecomed hosts the 3rd MENA MedTech Forum “Joining forces for better patient outcomes” at Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre on 8th and 9th March 2017 Dubai, UAE 8th March 2017:  On International Women’s Day today healthcare leaders from across the region pledged to take action in closing the workplace gender gap while attending the 3rd MENA MedTech Forum in Dubai. The commitment comes following local survey results which revealed very few women in senior leadership roles within the corporate healthcare environment in MENA , mirroring global numbers reported by the World Economic Forum showing only 6% of CEOs in the healthcare industry are women .  The MedTech event, which attracted more than 400 medical technology professionals, regulators and policy makers was used as a platform to examine ......read more

Diabetic patients 20 times more likely to have vision problems

RAK Hospital free Eye Check up Camp, dedicated to UAE’s Year of Giving program, to provide comprehensive tests to identify diabetes related eye diseases March 8, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Taking forward hospital’s “Nazar Ayeni” community initiative that has provided eye screening for over 16,000 RAK residents so far and just ahead of the World Glaucoma Week, RAK Hospital will be conducting a Free Eye Check Up camp on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm at RAK Eye Care Center located within the hospital premises. The camp is dedicated to UAE’s Year of Giving initiative and would particularly focus on Diabetes linked eye diseases and will provide free Vision test, Tonometry or eye pressure measurement to check for glaucoma (an eye diseases that can cause blindness by damaging the nerve in the ......read more

Dubai Clinic offering Free Fertility Tests for Women throughout March

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre in Dubai help women assess their reproductive health and take appropriate measures A healthy fertile woman has only 20% chance of getting pregnant per month, at 40 years it’s less than 5%  Low ovarian reserve means reduced fertility and an increased risk of miscarriage March 7, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, is offering all women in the UAE a chance to get a free fertility health check throughout March at their clinic in Jumeirah. The fertility check would include a free AMH, FSH and LH hormone blood tests to assess a female’s ovarian reserve and help determine her fertility potential. The free screening will be particularly beneficial to women under ......read more

NMC Royal Hospital forms Patient Advisory Board

Board is made up of hospital patients, who will participate in review and development of hospital policies, services, and systems March 5 2017. Abu Dhabi:  NMC Healthcare, one of the region’s largest private healthcare providers, has committed to maintaining and increasing high standards of care at NMC Royal Hospital Khalifa, City, Abu Dhabi, by introducing a Patient Advisory Board. The Board, which is made up of existing patients who reside in the hospital’s surrounding community and is headed by the hospital’s management team, aims to identify the service and expectation gaps at the hospital, and represent the voice of the community in regards to patient care. The group will actively participate in the development of the hospital policies and systems, helping ensure the planning of services and care ......read more

World Hearing Day Campaign Highlights the Importance of Hearing in Life's Great Moment's

There are moments in life when hearing matters; but there are moments when hearing is everything  Over 5% of the world’s population are currently living with disabling hearing loss Dubai, UAE, 02 March 2017:  The World Health Organization marks the 3rd of March of every year, as the World Hearing Day. This day is meant to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care around the world. MED-EL Medical Electronics, the leading provider of hearing implant solutions in the Middle East, is supporting this year's world hearing day by announcing a global campaign to highlight the significance of hearing in one's life.  The campaign film "Moment of Silence," has been launched to show that while there are moments in life when hearing matters; there are some when hearing is everything, with once ......read more

Burn calories for free this March at Motion Ladies Fitness Center

** From 19th to 25th March, enjoy the center’s full class schedule for free ** Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  For one week, ladies only fitness center, Motion Ladies Fitness Center, will be offering free classes from their class schedule to women around Dubai.  Set in a beautiful villa oasis in Umm Suqeim, Motion Ladies Fitness Center provides a welcoming and relaxed environment where women can work on their health and fitness goals together with motivating trainers.  Starting on 19th March 2017, the center will be welcoming new customers to enjoy any fitness class from their daily schedule which includes TRX, Barre, Yoga, Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Zumba and much more. Classes normally start from AED 110 and up, and are hosted in small intimate ladies only groups with passionate and professional ......read more

Dubai Science Park and Sanofi Announce Partnership to Tackle Rare Diseases in the Middle East

Partnership will help raise awareness about rare diseases in the Middle East and develop knowledge and technical capabilities within the health care community  Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sanofi, one of the world's leading biotech companies, dedicated to discovering and delivering transformative therapies for patients with rare and special diseases. The MoU will bring together DSP, the region’s leading community for research and innovation in the sciences, and Sanofi to cooperate, collaborate, and help shape the environment of rare diseases in the Middle East region. According to research by Rare Disease UK, an organisation dedicated to raising awareness of rare diseases, 1 in 17 people, or 7% of the ......read more

Hospital introduces unique Motherhood experience

RAK Hospital’s comprehensive and luxurious concept works on overall health, well-being and appearance of expectant mothers Customized post natal massages, diet and exercise to help women come back to shape. Programme includes relaxing spa and yoga sessions, and complimentary paediatrician consultation until the baby’s first birthday, among other services 27th February 2017, Ras Al Khiamah, UAE:  RAK Hospital, one of the premier healthcare institutions based in Ras Al Khaimah has introduced a unique and luxurious motherhood experience for women offering complete care, support and pampering “mothers to be” in every possible way. The distinct program from pre-conception to post delivery and beyond offers an individualised approach for woman and her pregnancy needs. The ‘Royal Motherhood ......read more

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NMC launches its most advanced Centre of Oncology…

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Rashid Hospital Doctors remove 4 kg tumor from patient's kidney in rare surgery.…

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Persistent headache and runny nose may indicate chronic sinusitis…

Dubai, UAE: 07 February, 2017:  Winters are warmly welcomed in the UAE, with the cool temperatures a welcome change from the intense summer heat. However, this also results in the onslaught of coughs, colds, the flu, headaches and runny noses. For some, the symptoms can affect the sinus cavities causing an infection. “The sinuses are air filled cavities behind our cheekbones and ......read more

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Ministry of Health and Prevention unveils pioneering blood analysis device…

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UAE, January 31, 2017- On the sidelines of Arab Health Exhibition and Congress 2017, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the RAK Hospital, a multispecialty healthcare facility in Ras Al Khaimah. The partnership is aimed at benefitting patients in the emirate with limited by helping them to prevent blindness through early detection of eye ......read more

GCC Health 2.0: Tackling diabetes and obesity in an age of digital acceleration…

About this report GCC Health 2.0: Tackling diabetes and obesity in an age of digital acceleration is a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), sponsored by EY. It explores the role of technology in preventing and managing diabetes and obesity in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries, highlighting the potential impact on patients and the healthcare system. The report is based ......read more

DHA to adopt 3D printed technology in dentistry…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 31, 2017:  This year, Dubai Health Authority’s Dental Services department will begin using 3D printed technology to print 3D model of teeth for producing prosthesis, said a top health official at the Arab Health Congress 2017, which began today. The use of this technology is the beginning of the Authority’s ambitious plans to use 3D ......read more

Dubai Health Authority participates in Arab Health 2017…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 30, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority displayed its latest medical services and applications at the Arab Health Congress 2017. The smart applications that the authority is displaying include a Blood Donation App, which will ease the process and guide residents who wish to donate blood and an institutional performance-measuring system, which ensures ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals UAE Human Genome Project at ‘Arab Health 2017' in Dubai…

UAE, January 30, 2017– The Ministry of Health and Prevention has unveiled the UAE Human Genome Project during the ‘Arab Health 2017’ conference in Dubai in a bid to harness the power of genetic science and adopt modern and innovative techniques on DNA profiling and gene sequencing. By identifying genetic fingerprint, the project seeks to prevent the spread of non-communicable ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention signs MoU with Hoffman-La Roche to fight cancer in UAE…

UAE, January 30, 2017– The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced that it recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Swiss multinational pharmaceutical firm Hoffman-La Roche with specialties in treating tumors, among others. The agreement aims to address the growing number of cancer cases in the UAE and reduce death rates by 25 per cent by the end of 2021 as ......read more

10% growth in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in Jafza…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2017:  The healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa, grew by 10% to 314 companies in 2016 compared to 284 during the previous year. The value of trade in the sector rose to AED 13.3 billion in 2015, emphasising ......read more

UNICEF Presents ‘Baby-Friendly Hospital' Certificate to Dubai Hospital…

Dubai, UAE, 29 January, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today celebrated the Baby Friendly Hospital status given to Dubai Hospital by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at a ceremony held at the hospital. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), launched in 1991, is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to encourage and ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention signs strategic agreement with Purehealth…

UAE, January 29, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Purehealth, a market leading company for technology-driven solutions, to establish a unified medical and health record system. Both parties have entered a strategic future partnership with the aim of establishing a National Unified Medical Record (NUMR) for the UAE. The ......read more

American Hospital Dubai to introduce new technology for the early detection of prostate cancer; ...…

UAE, January 29, 2017 - The American Hospital Dubai is introducing a new diagnostic procedure for prostate cancer – one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer - and second leading cause of death - amongst men. ’Fusion Guided Biopsy’ is a state of the art technique shown to be effective in the early detection of prostate cancer. According to the hospital, the new ......read more

National Reference Laboratory (NRL) puts education in the spotlight for better diagnosis and ...…

NRL builds on its 2016 accreditation success by being thought leaders at key medical and laboratory events in 2017, including Arab Health and MEDLAB – two of the largest healthcare congresses in the world and a UAE-first event held in collaboration with the Clinical and Laboratories Standards Institute (CLSI) Abu Dhabi, 29 January 2017:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), ......read more

Handicapped for 20 years, Arab man starts walking after a three hour surgery…

Grit and tenacity helped a long-suffering patient to recover from a 20-year handicap after a 3 hour long multi-specialty surgery at Aster Hospital Mankhool A severe trauma in his left leg caused by an injury, left Abdel Gawwad Mohamed Elashri, a 52-year old Egyptian man, handicapped and bound to walking aids, till he visited Dr. Manjunatha G.S, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon at Aster ......read more

Kaya Skin Clinic acquires two new clinics in the Emirates as part of their aggressive expansion ...…

Kaya Skin Clinic currently has 23 clinics in the Middle East Kaya Skin Clinic, the largest international skincare clinic chain in the Middle East offering a wide range of world-class skincare services and products, has announced the acquisition of two more clinics, one in Dubai and the other is in Sharjah, as part of its aggressive expansion drive in the region. With the new acquisitions, ......read more

Smoking one of the main causes of chronic low back pain.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2017:  Smokers with chronic low back pain may find relief once they stub the cigarette, according to a top health official. Studies have sited tobacco use is be one of the main reasons for low back pain, said Dr Abdulla Qasim, neurosurgeon at Rashid Hospital during the Authority’s weekly smart clinic, which is a platform where information is ......read more

CML, the French market leader in clinical biology, is to make its debut appearance at MEDLAB…

Unites Arab Emirates- January 25th, 2017:  CML is a major player in the laboratory world and the leading distributor of disposables, equipment, furniture and services to medical laboratories in France. CML is a private corporation founded in 1971. CML belongs to asset holding company CML-ID. The group is keen to strengthen the chain of complementarity between its customers, subcontractors ......read more

Takeda to Acquire ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.…

Significantly Enhances Takeda’s Global Oncology Portfolio Accretive to FY2018 Underlying Core Earnings Reinforces Takeda’s Commitment to Developing Medicines for Patients Living with Cancer Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2017:  Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) (“Takeda”) and ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) (“ARIAD”) today ......read more

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) participates in Arab Health 2017…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 24, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is participating in the 42nd edition of Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, which will take place from January 30 to 2 February at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The four-day conference is the second largest healthcare exhibition and congress in the world and the largest in the Middle East. The DHA will ......read more

Multiple Sclerosis cases on the rise in the UAE…

Bayer holds regional medical summit to highlight prevalence and management of the condition Successful management of the disease requires early intervention Prevalence increasing across the UAE. In Dubai, prevalence of the disease is at 54.77/100,000 individuals and in Abu Dhabi, 64.44/100,000 of the Emirati population Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 January, 2017:  Bayer, ......read more

Harnessing the body's internal potential to heal, could be a holistic solution for people suffering ...…

Pain is the most common symptom of muscular, joint and bone disorders.  Osteopathy, a physical process of moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints, could be a natural solution to detecting, treating and preventing common conditions like lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sports injury and problems with posture while driving, work or during ......read more

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