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HAAD & TCA Abu Dhabi Sign Agreement to Establish a Medical Tourism Network in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi – April 26, 2017:  Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) signed an agreement today to establish a medical tourism network for international patients travelling to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for healthcare and treatment services. The agreement was signed during TCA Abu Dhabi and HAAD’s participation at the 2017 Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which kicked off on April 24 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, and runs until April 27.  Through this agreement, HAAD and TCA Abu Dhabi aim to develop an integrated and comprehensive network of best-in-class service providers for international patients seeking specialised medical treatment and expertise in Abu Dhabi. The network ......read more

Dubai to Host the 8th Edition of International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th of April 2017: INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, member of INDEX Holding, signed a cooperation agreement with International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine to host the 8th Edition of International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine in Dubai, UAE from 26 – 28 February 2018 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding and Prof. Dr. Faisal AlNasir, Secretary General and Treasurer of the Society. According to this agreement, INDEX will organize the event and invite a number of official speakers, and the event is expected to attract more than 1,000 professionals from the region and the world.  On this occasion, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, ......read more

Mobile Doctors 24-7 introduces unique digital healthcare solution as part of Dubai Future Accelerators

Dubai, UAE - April 20, 2017:  Mobile Doctors 24-7, a state-of-the-art population health management control center available 24-7 at the click of a button, has announced a unique digital healthcare solution that combines teleconsultation, telemonitoring and home health to provide healthy, acute and chronic condition management for the UAE residents. The service was introduced in the presence of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, at the recently concluded the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) program in Dubai.     Mobile Doctors 24-7’s family medicine specialists and general practitioners, licensed by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), as well as wellness experts provide advice via voice or video calls, ......read more

Dubai Hospital Performs Complex Heart Surgery

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2017: Cardiac surgeons from Dubai Hospital have successfully performed a complex emergency cardiac surgery that lasted more than 12 hours. The surgery was performed on a 41-year-old Sri-Lankan expatriate who was first admitted to an emergency department of a private hospital. Upon diagnosis, the hospital requested a transfer to Dubai Hospital for immediate surgery. The patient had a Type A Aortic Dissection, which is a life-threatening condition that needs immediate surgical intervention.  Dr Abdelrahman Al Jassmi, CEO of Dubai Hospital, said: “Aortic Dissection is at the forefront of complex operations, in terms of risk and direct threat to a patient's life. In such situations, quick and precise intervention is necessary as an aortic dissection can lead to massive bleeding ......read more

Middle East Arthritis Foundation Launches Arthritis Self-Management Program

The special six-week program illustrates how to effectively manage the disease and helps patients live life to the fullest Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2017 – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation has developed an interactive Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) aimed to help chronic illness patients, particularly those afflicted with various forms of Arthritis, ‘self-manage’ their condition. With two-hour long sessions taking place every Saturday for six weeks, Arthritis patients can sign up for the free-of-charge program to be hosted at the Towers Rotana Hotel in Dubai from 29th April until 3rd June 2017. The six-week workshop sessions will cover a range of topics and activities, including group discussions and physical activity, all aimed at reducing the impact of the disease on the daily lives of ......read more

Get the pageant body with A-Tone Fitness Lounge, official fitness partner to the Miss India UAE pageant

Fitness Trainer and founder of A-Tone Fitness Lounge, Anjali Chandiramani, is the brain behind the bodies of the upcoming Miss India UAE finalists with her formula of CROSS-CUITTM Training coupled with Yoga and Pilates A-Tone Fitness Lounge is the first of its kind urban fitness center that provides both Yasmin Karachiwala’s Bollywood mantra of Body Image Pilates along with a game-changing new fitness trend, CROSS-CUITTM by Anjali Chandiramani A-Tone Fitness Lounge is in Prime Tower, Business Bay, Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2017: A-Tone Fitness Lounge, a lifestyle fitness center that embraces positive body image building, is onboard as the official fitness partner of the Miss India UAE pageant, to be held on 29th April, 2017 in Dubai. Under the leadership of certified Pilates and CROSS-CUITTM trainer, ......read more

IOSH to Unveil New Strategy at Middle East Conference

16 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: A fresh approach to protecting the world’s workforce is set to be unveiled by the largest professional body for occupational health and safety. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) will present its new five-year strategy, charting how the profession can continue to progress up to 2022, at its annual Middle East Conference in Doha, Qatar on 27 April 2017.  IOSH has chosen the Middle East as the launch-pad for this new strategy because of the region’s growth and increasing drive to cut workplace accidents and work-related illness. It comes after a recent survey commissioned by the Institution, which revealed that business leaders across the region are identifying worker protection against injury and ill health as vital to safeguarding their business' reputation ......read more

World Haemophilia Day: UAE Parents Need to be Aware of the Signs of Bleeding Disorders, Urges Expert Paediatrician

16 April 2017, Dubai, UAE: Parents across the UAE need to recognise the signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders, including haemophilia, in order to prompt earlier diagnosis and treatment, according to haemophilia expert, Dr Kate Khair, from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH). Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a genetic defect and affects the body’s ability to control blood clotting. Haemophilia, which is the most prevalent inherited bleeding disorder in the region , is inherited through a mutation in the X chromosome which means it is a condition which mainly affects males and occurs in one in 10,000 male births . However, females can carry the mutation and as a result, experience bleeding problems too, such as prolonged bleeding after a tooth removal, nosebleeds or heavy menstrual periods. ......read more

Birth by Appointment: Lack of Effective Pre-natal Guidance Leading to Global Rise in Caesarean Rates

16 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Over the last 25 years, there has been a significant increase in caesarean section deliveries globally, creating serious implications on health care and costs. Leading international health benefits and services partner and pioneers in the field of maternity insurance cover, Aetna International calls for more comprehensive education on the impact of caesarean births – not only for the mother but wider society as well.  Aetna International wants to ensure all expectant mothers receive the appropriate medical support – to achieve this governements, health care provides, insurers and NGOs must work together.  Aetna’s latest research report, ‘Striking the right balance: Global caesarean delivery rates in an era of controversy’, reveals how the lack of effective ......read more

Heart Attack and Stroke for Men and Cancer for Women Top Reasons for Insurance Claims

Dubai, UAE - April 13, 2017: Zurich International Life’s latest claim statistics reveals that heart attack and stroke were the most common reasons for life and critical illness cover claims by men in the Middle East, while cancer was the leading cause for life and critical illness cover claims by women. Their claims data shows that the majority of claims made by men are from those aged 40 and above, whereas for women, the majority of claims were paid to women in their 30s. The findings were presented as part of the Middle East Claims Statistics and Insights – Jan 2014 to Dec 2016, which Zurich has published annually since 2011. Zurich continues to be the only life insurance provider in the Middle East to issue yearly claims statistics specific to the region. Substantial variation between insurance claims patterns for ......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 April 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 ......read more

American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Program Expands Globally

Evidence-based program looks to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs for hospitals around the world Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017 – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) is launching its acclaimed Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is the first country outside the United States to implement this cardiovascular hospital care quality improvement program. This AHA/ASA program will benefit patients by providing public and private hospitals quality improvement professional consultation, workshops and guideline-based webinars at all stages of implementation. First launched in the US in 2002, GWTG is an evidence-based, in-hospital continuous quality improvement process designed to improve treatment and prevent future cardiovascular and stroke events through ......read more

A Revolutionary Non-Surgical Bone Conduction Hearing Solution Launched in the UAE

•    Stick, Click, Hear – innovative technology offers a simple and gentle way to treat conductive hearing loss  •    Infants with conductive hearing loss to also benefit from new hearing solution  Dubai, UAE, 111 April 2017 – A new innovative technology offering a non-surgical bone conduction solution for conductive hearing loss, will soon be available in the UAE. MED-EL, the leading provider of hearing implant solutions in the Middle East, announced today the launch of the next generation of bone conduction hearing solutions: ADHEAR. The new hearing system has no age limitation, meaning that infants right through to the elderly with conductive hearing loss or single sided deafness "SSD" are expected to obtain benefit. ADHEAR is an excellent option for ......read more

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches the 13th Annual "Global Asbestos Awareness Week” April 1-7, 2017

This year’s campaign for a global asbestos ban will translate across six different languages, spreading the message to a wide international audience.  Dubai UAE, April 10, 2017 — The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community to help ensure justice for asbestos victims and work toward an asbestos-free future, today announced the launch of the 13th Annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) April 1-7, 2017.  Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure. Since the 19th century, asbestos was widely used in construction, shipbuilding, and the automotive industry. Without a ban, asbestos remains legal and lethal in the USA and in an estimated 70% of countries around the world. Global Asbestos Awareness Week is dedicated to ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention issues warning about addiction of ethyl chloride spray among teenagers

UAE, April 8, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular to warn about the dangers of misusing ethyl chloride spray which has recently gained interest among adolescent students who have been purchasing it from various social networking sites, e-commerce websites, private pharmacies and specialty stores. The warning states that the substance is a local anaesthetic that affects the central nervous system when inhaled.  H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Public Policy and Licensing Sector, confirmed that the Ministry has issued a circular after monitoring the widespread use of ethyl chloride spray among adolescents. He explained that the youths, who call it a laughter gas, inhale the compound after spraying it on a piece of cloth ......read more

RAK Hospital Marks April as Autism Awareness Month

Free Screenings for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Counseling for parents throughout the month. Campaign kicked off with fun activities and parent workshops   April 6, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  To promote the rights and well-being of individuals with disabilities, including children with learning differences and developmental issues, RAK Hospital’s Counseling and Psychology Unit is celebrating April as the Autism Awareness Month. The celebrations began on April 1, 2017 wherein children with their parents participated in fun and engaging activities, exciting games, colourful hand painting and releasing of balloons. Moreover, the hospital conducted a symposium, for parents where they were educated on different parenting styles, techniques and guided on how to handle their special needs child.  As part of ......read more

Dubai Health Authority receives delegation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2017:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the DHA headquarters. The delegation was headed by His Excellency Martin Van Rijn, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Kingdom of Netherlands and attended by senior officials including His Excellency Frank Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE and HE Hans Sandee, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dubai. The two sides discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of healthcare and to focus on building and strengthening their cooperation in the field of medicine including geriatric care. HE Al Qatami provided an ......read more

World Health Day: Expert Psychologists urge parents to keep a look out for depression signs in children

April 05, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: In support of the 2017 World Health Day theme, Depression: Let’s talk, Clinical Psychologists, Dr Eve McAllister and Dr Daniel Stark from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) are calling for parents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of depression in children. According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting over 300 million people. This World Health Day, GOSH are urging parents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of depression and other common mental health difficulties in children. Whilst depression is rarer in younger-children (~4%), it typically becomes more evident in young-people as they move towards adolescence (10-20%) . “Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions worldwide, including ......read more

Media Statement about the Registration of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Republic of Croatia

Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment 05 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: Based on the notification from the World Organization for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Republic of Croatia, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) took the following actions on 19/3/2017: 1.    1.             Prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally not treated wastes from the Republic of Croatia.  2.    2.             Prohibited the import of poultry meat and thermally not treated products and table eggs from the affected ......read more

Emirates Hospitals Group brings premium aesthetic and quality healthcare to Ras Al Khaimah

Emirates Hospitals Clinics and CosmeSurge Clinics open in Julphar Towers Ras Al Khaimah – April 5, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, has announced opening of its two world-class brands -- Emirates Hospitals Clinics and CosmeSurge Clinics in Ras Al Khaimah aimed at addressing the gap of quality care for residents in the emirate. The two centers are located in Julphar Towers, opposite Manar Mall in Al Nakheel in the heart of the city.  The clinics are elegantly designed with appealing interiors and colour schemes and have spectacular views of the corniche on one side.  The Emirates Hospitals Clinics – Ras Al Khaimah will meet expectations of the residents to avail primary healthcare services and family-oriented specialties in a superior ambience. The ......read more

Experts at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery say swimming boosts bone power

Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery was the Gold Sponsor at the 13th annual Dubai Holding Burj Al Arab Swim scheduled to take place on March 31 Dubai, UAE, April 4, 2017:  Swimming has long been plugged as a great exercise, one that’s easy on the body and good for individuals with joint pain. It is also said to strengthen bones. Studies and research indicate that individuals who frequently swim laps have greater leg bone mass than those who don’t swim at all. Commenting on the benefits of swimming, Dr. Bhuvaneshwar Machani, Consultant Orthopedics at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai said, “Swimming is the quintessential workout. Its culmination of weight training and aerobics makes it a total-body exercise. The benefits of swimming are plenty for all age groups and all physical abilities. It is ......read more

Surgeons at Burjeel Hospital removed a “tennis ball” tumor from the heart of a 61-year-old patient

as part of a commitment to provide 200 free cardiac surgeries in 2017 United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – 03, April 2017: Mrs. Safia Farah Jama, a 61-year-old Somali national came to Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi with a complicated case involving a large tumor inside her heart. Cardiac tumors are extremely rare and Mrs. Safia’s tumor was the size of a tennis ball. Her tumor was interfering with the normal blood flow inside her heart, affecting the function of the mitral valve – one of the major valves in the cardiac system.  Surgeons at Burjeel Hospital, one of the country’s leading private healthcare facilities, took the case and performed the surgery totally free as part of the hospital’s commitment to provide 200 free cardiac surgeries throughout 2017.  This initiative is in support of the ......read more

LivNordic Spa & Wellness Offers and Activities for the month of April

Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017 Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living. With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At the spa we have prepared some special offers that allows you to do so…. There is a lot of conversation about happiness at the moment. What do we do to become happier human beings? On the third page of the newsletter we are sharing some ideas of what happy people do. Wishing you a wonderful month of April fulfilled with happiness and joy!  Carolina Moquist, Spa Director LivNordic Treatment Offers Mindful Monday’s ......read more

SculpSure, the Revolutionary Body Contouring Procedure Launches in the Middle East

Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2017:  Spring is just around the corner and there’s no better time to redefine your body with the revolutionary body contouring treatment from SculpSure.  Developed by Cynosure in the US, and distributed in the region by Amico, a leading medical devices provider. SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen.  It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat. For many patients, traditionally invasive procedures such as liposuction are not a consideration, neither from budgetary point of view, nor from the perspective of down time required to recover after such procedures. For such patients, SculpSure offers a solution, with the latest innovative ......read more

RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah conducting Foot Care Clinic

Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice. 30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their facility from 10 am to 4 pm. At the clinic, a free bio medical assessment of the feet and a complimentary consultation with the Podiatrist will help people understand why they are getting the pain and provide them with solutions. Complimentary assessment also includes BMI, Blood Pressure, RBS and HBA1C test wherever needed. A Podiatrist is a medical professional whose training focuses on the foot and ankle, and the interaction between foot and the ......read more

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Philips expands presence across the region…

United Arab Emirates – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announced today that is has expanded its footprint across the region following the inauguration of its new scientific office in Qatar. The new opening comes as part of the company’s overall expansion efforts, and commitment to drive robust partnerships throughout the region with an aim to develop stronger healthcare ......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: ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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 ......read more

International Happiness Day: Keeping sick kids smiling can help improve patient outcomes, says ...…

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, ......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 ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention hosts 3rd meeting of the GCC Joint Committee on Health of Cities…

UAE, March 19, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) organized the third meeting of the Joint Committee on Health of Cities in the GCC in coordination with the GCC Secretariat General. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAP’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector opened the meeting in the presence of representatives from various ministries. Dr. ......read more

Sharjah Healthcare City brings on board its first hospital from UAE…

Ahalia Hospital will be the first UAE hospital to be part of SHCC that is spread across 2.5 million sq. mtr area and will be home to leading local and international healthcare entities Sharjah, UAE; March 19th, 2017: Ahalia Hospital has signed an agreement with Sharjah Healthcare City (SHCC), becoming the first healthcare organization to setup operations at Sharjah Healthcare ......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 ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention confirms that the medicine Flumox is not available in UAE and warns ...…

UAE, March 14, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued a public warning against the circulation of videos containing healthcare information, especially with relation to medicines. The warning was issued following the recent circulations of a video regarding the antibiotic Flumox (250 and 500 grams) produced by Egyptian International Pharmaceutical Industries Company ......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 ......read more

UAE Minister of Health and Prevention meets with Dutch Ambassador to strengthen health cooperation ...…

UAE, March 13, 2017- H.E. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, UAE Minister of Health and Prevention met with H.E. Frank J.M. Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE, in the presence of Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention, at the Minister’s Cabinet Office in Dubai to discuss health cooperation ......read more

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic stresses the importance of pre-marital screening to avoid passing ...…

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 ......read more

DHA inks deal with Emirates Hospitals Group to provide restorative neurorehabilitation for UAE ...…

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 ......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 ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention announces the opening of Umm Al-Quwain Dental Center in Al Qarain…

UAE, March 9, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention represented by the Primary Healthcare Department of the Umm Al-Quwain Medical District recently announced that the newly opened Umm Al-Quwain Dental Center in Al Qarain has begun receiving patients beginning March of this year. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s ......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 ......read more

Emirates Hospitals Group partners with DHA to provide restorative neurorehabilitation for UAE ...…

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 ......read more

International Women's Day: Healthcare leaders commit to raising the bar on gender diversity at the ...…

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 ......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 ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention unveils Dubai Specialized Dental Centre in Al Hamriya…

UAE, March 8, 2017 - In line with its strategic plan to provide healthcare services to a wider segment of the society, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Dubai Medical District and the Ministry’s Primary HealthCare Department, inaugurating the Dubai Specialized Dental Centre in Al Hamriya on the 1st of April 2017.  Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, ......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: ......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 ......read more

Dr. Amin Al Amiri: ‘We aim to ensure customer happiness in response to the National Programme of ...…

UAE, March 4, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing at the Ministry of Health and Prevention, met with a number of stakeholders at the Ministry as part of the ‘Ya Marhba Bekom’ initiative. Under this initiative, the Ministry holds open discussions with customers with the aim of upgrading the level of customer service, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

HAAD signs agreement with VPS Healthcare for issuance of electronic birth certificates…

Now parents in Abu Dhabi to get the certificates at private hospitals rather than going to HAAD customer service centres Abu Dhabi – February 26, 2017:  Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has signed an agreement with VPS Healthcare — the holding entity for Burjeel, Medeor, LLH and Lifecare Hospitals, ......read more

Doctors Urge School Authorities to Screen Students for Spine Deformities…

A team of neuro spinal specialists at Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital have initiated a School Screening Program for Spinal Deformity (SSPSS) for boys and girls aged 10-14 years, to detect early cases of Scoliosis and Kyphosis. The most common form of spine deformity is Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS), involving abnormal sideways curving of the spine. Approximately 3% of ......read more

Burn calories and detoxify with the March Deals at L'Atelier Aquafitness…

**Burn up to 750 calories per Aquabiking class before detoxifying your body in the unique IYASHI DOME ** Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  L’Atelier’s Aquafitness classes have taken Dubai by storm since its launch in 2013 and for good reason. Offering low-impact, high-intensity training, an Aquabike class will give you an intense full body workout burning up to 750 calories per ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi calls on the Emirati Community and Media to Support the Pink Cause of Breast ...…

Her Highness stresses that UAE society provides a humanitarian model of healthcare Sharjah, February 26, 2017:  Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients, has urged the Emirati community and the UAE media to support the Pink Caravan's mission towards establishing a global ......read more

64% of hospitals in the UAE are internationally accredited…

UAE, February 26, 2017 - In line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and in the framework of the meetings of the executive teams responsible for the National Agenda 2021 for health that aims at developing an integrated national action plan, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) hosted the first ......read more

UAE Launch of New Education Program Designed For Cardiovascular Disease Prevention…

UAE, February 25, 2017 - Physicians and hospital systems in United Arab Emirates (UAE) now have access to an innovative program that leverages the latest science and technology to provide education, resources and practical tools needed to prevent cardiovascular diseases in individuals at risk throughout the country. The program supports the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda that emphasizes the ......read more

Fertility Centre to host free seminar on financing IVF in Dubai…

Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, will be holding an in-depth interactive session for couples struggling to conceive; clear misconceptions regarding various treatments  The Centre will be awarding one free IVF cycle worth Dhs 30,000 to one lucky couple attending the seminar. Ovulatory disorders account for 30% of women’s infertility. Endometriosis, obesity and unhealthy ......read more

Aster Kids introduces students of the Gulf Indian School to Emergency First Aid Training via the ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 February 2017:  Aster Kids organized the very first ‘Aster Scouts’ session on Wednesday, 22nd February at Aster IVF and Women Clinic. The event was aimed at educating school going students about the basics of emergency first aid care. This particular session, being the first of many to come, was attended by 22 students, from grades 7 to 9, of ......read more

DHA's dental department begins training staff in 3D printing technology.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority’s dental department is all set to begin using 3D printed technology to print 3D model of teeth for producing prosthesis for its patients. The use of this technology is the beginning of the Authority’s ambitious plans to use 3D printing in all fields of healthcare.  The DHA’s dental ......read more

More Health Practitioners in Dubai Are Now Investing in Continuing Education…

Dubai-based clinic Vilafortuny sees 80% occupancy rate at its training centre courses last year, with heavy growth expected in 2017 Dubai, UAE – February 20, 2017:  With Dubai looking to cement its position as the region’s go-to hub for medical tourism – the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently set its sights on over 1.3 million medical tourists by 2021 with a projected ......read more

‘Screen and Survive' an Important Healthcare Step to Reducing Cancer Related Deaths…

Second edition of Zulekha Hospital’s colorectal cancer campaign reinforces need for dialogue and openness to help treat the disease Dubai, UAE, 20 February, 2017:  The ‘Screen and Survive’ initiative, launched by Zulekha Hospital today at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai, brought together like-minded doctors and professionals to increase the awareness of early ......read more

UAE Residents Willing To Invest More In Critical Illness Protection…

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  UAE residents are willing to spend more on protection compared to the global average. This is against the financial impact of critical illness, according to insights released today by insurer Zurich International Life, Middle East (Zurich)*. Critical Illness insights found a disparity between the willingness to spend to protect oneself versus the current ......read more

Epilepsy in Children on Focus at the Arab Paediatric Congress Workshops…

The event, supported by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, also includes three conferences dedicated to neonatology, child nutrition and rare diseases Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  With the support of the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention, the 4th Annual Arab Paediatric Medical Congress, taking place from 2-4 of March, presents a series of workshops dedicated to pressing ......read more

Egg freezing – Fertility on Ice…

What is the process of egg freezing? Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  While sperm and embryos have proven easy to freeze, the egg is the largest cell in the human body and contains a large amount of water – when frozen, ice crystals form that can destroy the cell.  This necessitates dehydrating the egg and replacing the water with an ‘anti-freeze’ prior to freezing, ......read more

Osteopaths join hands to bring forth new patient centric approaches for effective rehabilitation, ...…

Organized under the auspices of the Emirates Osteopathic Society (Emirates Medical Association), the conference themed “Osteopathy across the Lifespan” is the first of its kind to be organized in the Middle East. Experts emphasized the need for training and development of new talents in the field of Osteopathy, while highlighting the growing potential of the specialty using a ......read more

Lower back pain can be aggravated by psychological issues, says expert at Burjeel Hospital…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 19 February, 2017:  Lower back pain is one of the most common health problems experienced by people, and is considered one of the main causes for absenteeism in the workplace. According to World Health Organization statistics, the lifetime prevalence of non-specific (common) low back pain is estimated at 60 per cent to 70 cent in industrialized countries. ......read more

2016 Legatum Prosperity Index: UAE jumped from 34th position in 2015, to 28th position in 2016…

Dubai well positioned for hair transplants with availability of reliable experts and advanced proven techniques Dubai aims to rank among the world’s top 20 healthcare markets Dubai, UAE, 18 February 2017:  The UAE hair transplant landscape has witnessed significant improvement over recent years. And with the availability of reliable experts and advanced proven techniques, Dubai ......read more

Advice on dietary supplements from Roz Martin, founder of skincare supplement, MedColl…

Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  When you reach for that bottle of Omega 3 fish oils or those vitamin C tablets, you might want to ask yourself do you really need them in the first place. Supplements usually come in capsule, pill, powder or liquid form. You can take these supplements to make sure you get enough essential nutrients and to maintain or improve your health, but it is important ......read more

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