Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.
According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic heart disease and 5% to hypertension.
Prevalence of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases are extremely high in UAE expatriates.
Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2018: With increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in UAE, experts are urging communities to be more aware of early symptoms of heart diseases, and get diagnosed in time to prevent health complications. To meet the growing need for cardiovascular services in the UAE, Aster Hospital, Mankhool has opened a state-of-the-art Cath lab that will allow residents to access high quality cardiac services in ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 19, 2018: There were several complications along the way and time was not on their hands, but the multidisciplinary team at Rashid Hospital successfully carried out the first pulmonary embolism catheter directed clot lysis procedure in Dubai saving the life of a 64-year-old Arab expatriate.
Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that is caused by blood clots that travel from the legs to the lungs and block the blood flow to the lungs.
Dr Shibu Bahuleyan, Cardiologist at Rashid Hospital said, “The patient was brought into the emergency department with complaints of drowsiness and weakness. His blood pressure was very low, so we immediately started IV fluids to keep him stable. We also conducted a battery of tests including an ECG and chest ......read more
Studies indicate that 40 percent of the infertility cases are caused by men, 40 percent by women and the other 20 percent correspond to mix or combined causes
Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2018: There is a misconception that infertility affects women more than men. Both are impacted equally, according to experts at IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic – UAE’s leading infertility services institution.
“Infertility impacts both men and women. It is important to know that this problem does not concern the woman only. Our research proves that there are ample cases attributed to rising male infertility too and it’s about time that we took note of this,” said Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, ESHRE certified Subspecialist, Reproductive Medicine and Reproductive Surgery, and Medical Director at IVI Middle ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the British Embassy.
The delegation was led by HE Andrew Jackson, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates and included Karen Baggaley, Healthcare Trade and Investment Advisor at the Department for International Trade at the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Claus Peter Rees, High Value Opportunity Specialist at the British Embassy in Dubai.
Al Qutami highlighted the long-standing relationship between the two countries in several fields including the health sector. He discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the medical field.
He added that DHA is keen to collaborate with global ......read more
Schools to encourage students to increase physical activity to 150 minutes a week.
School healthcare staff to receive training on comprehensive child screening.
All school clinic set-ups in Dubai to be unified
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018: In a move to help implement the comprehensive Dubai School Health Policy, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
DHA developed the five-year policy after extensive consultation with stakeholders including KHDA, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Sports Council etc. with an aim to create a safe, healthy and motivating school environment for pupils.
The MoU with KHDA will support the implementation of the policy, it will aid ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will rate all healthcare facilities including public and private hospitals and day-care health centres in Dubai in accordance with the Dubai Health Facilities Performance Framework (DHFPF)
The framework, known as Qeyas, will be finalized and implemented by the beginning of next year and has five pillars which include patient safety, clinical quality, patient happiness, financial and operational indicators.
The DHA’s Health Regulation Sector held a workshop today with the private health sector to discuss the design and implementation of the framework. This is one of the several workshops and feedback cycles conducted with an aim to design a framework with buy-in from hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
Dr ......read more
Proper precautions and preventative measures can lower the risk of injuries
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15th July 2018: With the football World Cup fever gripping the world, it is natural to assume that footballers are pain free. However, constant twists, turns and sudden changes of direction involved in football can put the legs and feet of a footballer under tremendous strain. It has been observed that 50-80 percent of football injuries affect the feet and legs. 40-45 percent of leg injuries involve ankle injuries and foot pain, while knee injuries account for 25 percent of leg injuries.
While most injuries involve little more than some mild pain and discomfort, some can be really serious. One of the most common injuries footballers experience on a regular basis is a sprained ankle, which occurs when ligaments in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018: The odds were against him. More than 90 percent of people with basilar artery occlusion don’t survive if they are not treated correctly, but lucky for sea captain Renato Garcia, the timely and effective care he received by doctors at Rashid Hospital saved his life.
The sea captain was left completely paralyzed after suffering a brain stroke while working on his ship.
“One minute I was fine and the next I felt dizzy. I then blacked out and when I woke up, the paramedics were carrying me to the ambulance. I felt trapped in my body because my brain was functioning but I couldn’t move any part of my body including my face.”
Garcia was transported from Dubai Marina to Rashid Hospital on June 16, where the neurology department diagnosed him with basilar ......read more
Promising first-in-class and potential medical breakthrough pipeline projects presented at R&D Press Conference
80 clinical and pre-clinical projects of which 65% have first-in-class and breakthrough potential
Highlight: First-in-class monoclonal antibody shows potential in multiple inflammatory diseases
15 new medicines could potentially be approved by 2025 in immunology, CNS, oncology, respiratory and cardiometabolic diseases
Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018: Family-owned pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim presented its latest pipeline updates at a recent event at its global headquarters in Ingelheim, Germany. The company’s R&D strategy and current pipeline has the potential to deliver 15 new medicines for approval by 2025 (probability adjusted). With a high percentage of ......read more
Sharjah – 14 July 2018 : The Breastfeeding Friends Society, one of the health promotion associations at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, continues to organize the monthly “Forum for mothers”, in cooperation with a variety of local and private hospitals in Sharjah. The association aims to use these forums to educate mothers on the importance of breastfeeding, and to exchange experiences and tips on coping with breastfeeding and motherhood.
A delegation from the society organizes 5 to 6 monthly visits to mothers in various maternity wards, where the breastfeeding guides and the volunteers work to help pregnant women and new mothers on their breastfeeding journey, and to educate them on the importance of breastfeeding. The delegation, which works to help around 150-200 mothers of all ......read more
Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic facilities, affirming foray into tertiary care services in UAE
Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.
According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic heart disease and 5% to hypertension.
Prevalence of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases are extremely high in UAE expatriates.
Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018: With increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in UAE, experts are urging communities to be more aware of early symptoms of heart diseases, and get diagnosed in time to prevent health complications. To meet the growing need for ......read more
UAE, 10 July, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) issued a circular ordering the recall of some antihypertensive medicines containing the active ingredient Valsartan, manufactured by Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical after the detection of impurities in the active ingredient. This recall is a precautionary measure taken by the Ministry following the report issued by the European Medicines Agency indicating the detection of a contamination of the active ingredient with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a chemical that might lead to cancer. Valsartan is a medicine used for the treatment of hypertension to prevent related cardiovascular complications.
According to the Ministry, the circular was released and addressed to all directors of the medical districts, directors of public and private hospitals, ......read more
The Nabadat (Arabic for heartbeat) Initiative launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority provides free cardiac surgeries and medical care to children whose parents cannot afford treatment.
Many of the families came from small towns, 1200 kilometers away from Mumbai, to provide their children with an opportunity to receive free treatment.
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 10, 2018: More than 100 Indian children will receive a new lease of life due to free heart surgeries that the cardiac team from DHA are performing in Mumbai to treat children with cardiac congenital abnormalities.
The initiative is taking place under the patronage of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.
Nabadat, which means ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ÜJuly 10, 2018 – HP Inc., a global leader in innovative technology, has collaborated with Abu Dhabi’s Danat Al Emarat Hospital to transform the typical dull setting of a CT scan room to a colorful comfort zone. Danat Al Emarat, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), is a specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi catering to women and children’s medical needs. In partnership with GE Healthcare, HP is re-inventing patients’ experience by utilizing its state-of-the-art Latex Printing Technology to design and print a fun, underwater themed wallpaper and equipment cover that aims to minimize the stress that comes with going into a scan room for critical tests.
“Patients, especially children, fear the concept of visiting hospitals and facing daunting ......read more
First and only medicine approved to treat two types of MS: relapsing forms of MS (RMS) and PPMS
First and only approved disease-modifying therapy for primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), one of the most disabling forms of MS
First and only approved MS treatment to target the immune cells, thought to be responsible for the damage that leads to disability
Dubai, 10th July, 2018: OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab), a first of its kind therapy for both relapsing (RMS) and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (PPMS), amongst the most disabling forms of MS, is now available in the UAE. Offering renewed hope to patients across the Emirates, the therapy, launched by Roche Pharmaceuticals and approved in August 2017 by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), is the first ......read more
UAE, 9 July 2018- In line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the vital projects within the framework of UAE Centennial Plan 2071 to improve government performance, accelerate achievement and build creative and innovative work environments, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced its plans to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) rehabilitation in physiotherapy for stroke patients, patients suffering from balance disorder and children with development disorders, cerebral palsy and Parkinson's syndrome, using artificial intelligence techniques to provide competitive health services locally and globally.
VR rehabilitation technology makes use of virtual world simulation to meet various requirements for effective medical intervention to achieve the best results using the video game controller and ......read more
The basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of Hepatitis C
All Dubai visa holders (who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover) are now eligible for Hepatitis C screening as per international best practice criteria.
The initiative will especially benefit those with limited insurance coverage and will reduce late detection of the disease.
Joint efforts of the Authority, pharmaceutical companies and insurance providers with an aim to focus on preventive community medicine, led to the culmination of this initiative.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 9, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the inclusion of free screening and treatment for Hepatitis C under the basic benefit plan of the Dubai Mandatory Health Insurance ......read more
The lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology that will directly improve patient outcomes and experience.
Advances in technology can significantly help not only save lives but also minimize the invasiveness of cardiac procedures.
The Heart Navigator System and the Dynamic Road Map feature are only available in the cath lab at Rashid Hospital in the Middle East.
The cardiology department is the second busiest unit in the hospital after the Emergency and Trauma Centre.
Out of the total admissions in the cardiology department, 50 to 60 per cent of the procedures are performed in the cath lab (non-surgical methods).
Of all the coronary angiography procedures performed, today almost 80 per cent are treated in the cath lab as opposed to open-heart surgery.
More than 1,900 patients underwent cath procedures at ......read more
There are more than 400 genetic disorders in the UAE.
Mandatory pre-marital screening has been successful in drastically reducing the incidence of new Thalassemia cases.
Prevention vital tool to reduce incidence of these diseases
Genetic advances such as predictive genetic testing means genes are no longer a deciding factor of disease.
Advances in technology to radically reduce new cases and help better manage existing ones.
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 2, 2018: Dubai will host the 7th International Genetic Disorders Conference which aims to bring together regional and world experts in the field of genetics to discuss the latest advances in detection and management of genetic diseases.
The conference, organized by the UAE Genetic Diseases Association, will take place on the on 9th and 10th ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 1, 2018: NMC ProVita International Medical Center, a subsidiary of the UAE’s largest healthcare provider NMC Healthcare and the pioneer for post-acute care including long term care, post-acute rehabilitation and home health services in the UAE, nursed a patient back to health following a brain stroke.
Tamer, a 45-year-old Egyptian resident of Abu Dhabi, was admitted to NMC ProVita’s inpatient Multi-Disciplinary Medical Rehabilitation Program in March 2018, after having suffered a brain stroke which resulted in severe weakness in his right upper and lower limbs, swallowing difficulties, pain in his right hip and low spirits. He had become dependent with all activities of daily living and required rigorous physiotherapy amongst other treatments to reverse the ......read more
UAE, 27 June 2018 - Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening program for all newborns. As part of the program launch, the MOHAP is equipping 9 hospitals across 5 emirates, Newborns delivered at these hospitals will now be screened for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using Eve – the first large-scale worldwide installation of Eve on Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeters from MASIMO.
The ministry has put in place necessary logistical and technical infrastructure for the effective implementation of the program, which includes providing trained personnel and the required medical devices to 9 hospitals providing delivery services, across 6 emirates, to cover 50 per cent of the population of the country. Early examination of congenital heart defects takes 3 minutes, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018: Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain, a multi-speciality family hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fatima College of Health Sciences to facilitate academic collaboration and educational development opportunities for UAE Nationals.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain and Dr. Daryl A.Cornish, Director of Fatima College of Health Sciences at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain. The MoU will provide a platform for Emirati students to experience on-the-job training, enhance their clinical skills through programmes benchmarked against international best practices and develop their careers to secure post-graduation employment opportunities to become ......read more
Primary healthcare centres will continue to explore the use of technology to improve patient care
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 25, 2018: More than 1,000 patients have benefited since the launch of the headache clinics at Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centres last year.
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) introduced a headache clinic in these two focal primary healthcare centres (PHCs) after examining the high volume of patients who come in complaining of headaches.
To provide specialised care, family physicians connected patients at the centres with neurologists and psychologists in Rashid Hospital. The telemedicine facility at the headache clinic is for urgent and follow-up cases and so far, 124 number of patients have used this facility.
“Telemedicine provides patients with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018: Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, was ranked as one of the best places to work for in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Great Place to Work (GPTW).
The recognition is in line with Philips objectives of fostering a collaborative working environment that is driven towards performance excellence. Philips’ people strategy focuses on three core pillars that guide the company’s initiatives and practices across the Middle East. This creates a culture of performance, promoting diversity and inclusion as well as building a workforce of the future.
Ozlem Fidanci, Philips CEO Middle East and Turkey said, “We are proud to be recognized as one of the greatest places to work in the UAE. Philips’ goal is to improve the lives of three ......read more
Neurosurgeon at RAK Hospital saves a four-month-old Nigerian boy from stunted developmental growth and loss of physical and mental activities
The baby was suffering from fluid accumulation within the brain with progressive swelling of the head
June 24, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Performing a challenging brain surgery against many odds and under critical circumstances, doctors at RAK Hospital saved a four-month-old baby from brain damage, mental retardation and even death.
Abdullahi David, a Nigerian infant was flown in from his native country to Ras Al Khaimah with complaints of progressive swelling in his head due to the accumulation of excessive fluids in his brain. Moreover, because of deteriorated brain function he had lost the ability to smile, an action that he was able to perform effortlessly ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24, 2018: The Holy month of Ramadan is a special month of deep significance for the Muslim community, as does the act of fasting, which is all about sacrifice.
However, abstaining from food and water for prolonged periods and a change in schedule in eating and sleeping patterns, all of which can cause health problems ranging from ......read more
The clinic marks 500 successful pregnancies in 3 years in Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, May 24, 2018: It was three years ago, that the world leaders in Reproductive Medicine, IVI Fertility made its foray into the Middle East.
Since then, more than 500 successful pregnancies have been achieved at the clinic which handles about 20 per cent of all in-vitro fertilization ......read more
Boehringer Ingelheim inaugurates its 4th Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) stroke academy with leading cardiologists and neurologists highlighting the latest protocols in managing stroke incidences in the region from prevention to treatment
The 2018 META stroke academy has been officially endorsed by the European Stroke Organization
Every 30 minutes, a stroke patients dies or is ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2018: Al Jalila Foundation and Sanofi joined forces to develop and implement a scientific education program to encourage medical research and drive scientific innovation in the UAE.
The joint effort involved the implementation of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training programs that will upskill and enhance expertise for healthcare professionals, ......read more
Sharjah, UAE; May 22, 2018: Sharjah Healthcare City Authority (SHCC) in a press briefing today announced that Abu Dhabi based Ahalia Group has been awarded the permission to set up a US$100 million, 120 bed hospital. This multi-specialty hospital spread across 50,000 square meters is the very first hospital to set its footprint within the mega healthcare city. Ahalia Group had signed ......read more
More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), recent studies have shown that it is rising in newly industrialized countries like those in the Middle East to reach 6.3 per 100,000 persons for ulcerative colitis and 5.0 per 100,000 persons for Crohn’s diseasexvi.
IBD is associated with higher rates of anxiety and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018: Banin Shahine is the Resident Nutritionist at Fitness First and an expert in her field. When it comes to nutrition our brains are receptive to everything good and bad. Banin Shahine gives us invaluable insight to the ways in which our daily intake of bacteria, fats, glucose, water and exercise can have a tremendous effect on the brain, cure diseases and fuel this ......read more
Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer and is considered the third most frequent cancer among women in the UAE
More than 1.8 million women are aged 15 years or older in the UAE and may be at risk of developing cervical cancer;
It is estimated that approximately 530,000 women around the world developed cervical cancer in 2012, according to the World Health ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 20, 2018: Dr. Krishna Prasad Meda may look like your regular doctor, but the UK Board Certified orthopaedic consultant’s breakthrough treatments for foot and ankle conditions, not only help alleviate pain, but also treat what causes that pain - its actual origin.
“Your feet are an integral part of your everyday life, and as such they ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2018: Manzil Healthcare Services, a leading provider of professional, individualized homecare and comprehensive Disease Management services based in Abu Dhabi with branches spread all over the UAE, now have further capabilities to remotely monitor and manage patients’ health and activities.
Thanks to vast developments in technology and a ......read more
UAE, 17 May, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) organized the first Emirati Nursing Conference at the MOHAP Training and Development Center in Sharjah, themed ‘Future Outlook for Nursing in the Age of Technological Development.’ The meeting was attended by H.E. Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospitals Sector; Dr. Sumaya Mohammed Abbas, ......read more
Announcement came during an MoU signing ceremony between Shurooq, REI Holding Group and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital
Specialist unit to supply South Korea’s world-leading advanced cardiac care in new healthcare project
Sharjah, 19 May, 2018: Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with REI Holding Group ......read more
As part of its Hack for Good initiative, Facebook partners this year with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) across 12 countries in MENA including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Egypt
Developed by Leo Burnett Beirut, ‘Giving is in your blood’ aims to encourage more people ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2018: The Dubai Diabetes Center, a specialized multi-disciplinary diabetes care and management center of Dubai Health Authority, discussed the importance of diabetics taking certain precautions while fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan.
Abdulla Mohamed Juma, Director of Administrative Affairs at the Dubai Diabetes Center said, “A ......read more
Month-and-a-half long screening camp for UAE residents; offers comprehensive diabetes check, cholesterol check and diet consultation
Take stock of your blood and cholesterol level for smooth transition into Ramadan diet and back to regular meals
May 15th, 2018, Dubai, UAE: In the spirit of Ramadan and in order to counter the abrupt changes in diet and sleep pattern for many ......read more
Al Qutami highlights the importance of team work and positivity to achieve the objectives of the new DHA law.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2018: In line with law No (6) of 2018 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA held today a workshop to discuss the implementation of the new Dubai ......read more
13 May 2018, Dubai UAE: The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) Alliance, in collaboration with Sanofi, has announced the launch of an integrated digital hub, which will help patients around the world manage their diabetes during the Ramadan period and beyond. It will also allow physicians to access up-to-date medical information that are relevant to the needs of patients from across the ......read more
13 May 2018, Dubai, UAE: UAE Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui, recently visited Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London. H.E. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui was accompanied by Mr Jamal Al Owais, UAE Medical Attaché; Dr Suhaila Qayed, Director of Dubai Health Office, London and Dr Sabir Hawari, UAE Inpatient Coordinator.
During his visit, ......read more
Event brings together 945 Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons from across the Middle East, Russia, India, Turkey, and Africa
Dubai, UAE – 08 May 2018 – Galderma, Nestlé Skin Health’s medical solutions business, in collaboration with Medica Group, the UAE-based total aesthetic and medical solutions company, have hosted the second annual GAIN Forum (Galderma Aesthetic ......read more
Maintain your fitness during Ramadan with Reform Athletica’s top tips to ensure safe exercising
Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2018: Ramadan is a time for reflection and the holiest month on the Islamic calendar. The act of fasting makes up a large part of Ramadan and is to remind yourself how others live and to humble yourself. It is this time of the year that keeping ......read more
A pioneering venture with advanced beauty and plastic surgery procedures.
Now, get 5-Star treatment at Al Zahra Hospital’s Aesthetic Centre in Dubai.
Centre opened at the hands of Al Zahra Chairman Shaikh Dr Faisal Bin Khalid Al Qassimi, in the presence of H. E Humaid Al Qatami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority.
Dubai, 01 May 2018: The wait is over. Al ......read more
The Health Systems in Action: Breast Cancer in the Middle East’ (HIBA) study reviews all aspects of breast cancer care in health systems of five Middle East countries for the first time
The study was conducted by Harvard University researchers, alongside leading experts from the region and launched at The Economist’s inaugural “War on Cancer Middle East” ......read more
President-Elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and other Esteemed International Industry Professionals.
War on Cancer to highlight the important work of inspirational cancer survivors and patient groups
April 30th 2018, Dubai, UAE - The Economist Events’ inaugural War on Cancer Middle East event, on Tuesday, May 1st 2018, will explore some of the best ......read more
Chance to Change:
30% of women in the UAE who have been diagnosed with cervical cancer lose their life each year
Campaign to highlight how an increase in awareness of available tests and vaccines can help to reduce fatalities of the largely preventable disease
United Arab Emirates, 30 April, 2018: Zulekha Healthcare Group has launched today the fifth edition of its cervical ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 April 2018: Trans Gulf Electromechanical, part of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), was recently recognised as one of the safest subcontractors in the Middle East, and awarded the title of Overall Global Safety Contractor of the Year 2017 by BAM International.
BAM International is a subsidiary of Royal BAM Group, one of Europe’s largest ......read more
A recent study conducted by Oman Insurance and Bupa Global unveils healthy living awareness and habit-forming trends among 6-11-year olds in the UAE
Healthy living workshops led by leading expert from Bupa Cromwell Hospital were conducted at Repton School with pupils and parents to encourage healthy eating and fitness as childhood obesity continues to rise
29th April 2018 United Arab ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018: Akshay Kumar may be one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, but he is just as well known for his humble and generous nature, demonstrated by his patronage and support for a range of charities. The most recent campaign to receive Akshay’s support is the Happy Heart India campaign, which could see his charitable heart help children in need across India ......read more
Doctors advise residents to steer clear of extremely dusty regions, and take the necessary precautions to avoid challenges arising due to dust allergies
26th April, Dubai, UAE: As part of the ‘World Allergy Week’ doctors from Canadian Specialist Hospital has advised patients to avoid excessive exposure to dust and practice precautionary measures. Dust allergies are usually ......read more
Prevention key to combating rising number of people with heart conditions
Dubai, UAE, 26 April, 2018: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 30% of all deaths in the UAE, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), yet those at risk of suffering from heart problems can easily prevent it through behaviour and lifestyle changes.
Top doctors from luxury Swiss clinic, Nescens Clinique ......read more
Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018
The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part ......read more
HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING RAMADAN - Banin Shahine, Resident Nutritionist
HOW TO STAY FIT DURING RAMADAN - Samer Farag, Club General Manager and Personal Trainer
Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2018: HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING RAMADAN
With long periods of fasting during Ramadan, it can be easy to make the wrong food choices when breaking fast. Banin Shahine has been the ......read more
In the spirit of the Year of Zayed, Amina Hospital is offering two Emiratis and two expat expectant mothers free Royal delivery packages worth thousands of dirhams
Fun-filled Motherhood Carnival on 27th April at Ajman Walk
Sheikha Noura Bint Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi inaugurates the campaign
April 23, 2018; Ajman, UAE:Commemorating the year of Zayed and to celebrate the journey ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 April 2018: In today’s fast-paced world, people increasingly suffer from diabetes, persistent pain or arthritis. While these long-term health conditions are fairly common for humans, it’s only recently been noted that animals, including household pets, are becoming ever more susceptible to chronic diseases similar to those seen in ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 22nd April 2018: NMC ProVita International Medical Center, a subsidiary of the UAE’s largest private sector healthcare provider NMC Healthcare and the market pioneer in post-acute medical and rehabilitative care in the UAE, expands its footprint throughout UAE and becomes the first to offer its gamut of services to the Northern Emirates at Al Zahra Hospital – ......read more
Government entities and leading experts lead a comprehensive programme of activities to help keep staff safe and well
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of UAE's oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, wrapped up comprehensive Occupational Health & Safety activities last ......read more
UAE, 19 April, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention represented the UAE at the Third Arab Conference for Food, Drugs and Medical Devices held in Egypt under the theme ‘The Future Begins Today.’ Among the event’s attendees are H.E. Dr. Ahmed Radi, Egyptian Minister of Health and Population; H.E. Dr Ali Hyasat, former Jordanian Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Hamad Al Manea, ......read more
UAE, 19 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has revealed the completion of the final phase of training for the last batch of private sector hospital staff on how to utilize the Mawardna system. The move will allow participants to develop strategic plans-of-action that can be implemented during emergency, crises and disaster operations in the UAE--enhancing emergency ......read more
Snö Dental is offering free screenings to the public from April 19 to 26 to support Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April
Leading dentists focus on prevention as oral cancer progresses rapidly if undetected
Snö Dental experts give their top tips to avoiding Oral Cancer
Abu Dhabi, April 19, 2018: Snö Dental is offering free screenings to the public to support ......read more
Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain finds slipped discs are more common in lower back and affects twice as many men as women aged 30 to 50 in the UAE
Dubai, UAE, 18th April, 2018: The spine consists of multiple bones called vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other. In between each vertebra there are protective circular pads called discs that contains a ......read more
UAE, 16 April 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in cooperation with Dubai National Air Transport Association (Dnata), one of the largest suppliers of combined air services in the world, successfully organized the 9th Travel Road Exhibition. The event, which was participated in by international travel and tourism companies, aimed at providing the best travel, tourism and hotel ......read more
United Arab Emirates, April 12, 2018: Al Mariffa Medical Center, a state of the art multi-disciplinary dental and health care delivery center located in Dubai and Sharjah, is now one of the few certified clinics in the UAE using customized lingual orthodontic treatment and officially using ebrace lingual orthodontic system. ebrace lingual orthodontic system incorporates the latest ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018: Happiness starts with a healthy well-being. But truth be told, people are so caught up with the chaotic and hectic world that health has been taken for granted and so genuine happiness becomes difficult to achieve.
In line with one of the core objectives of the UAE Ministry of Happiness to “instill a culture of happiness and positivity,” ......read more
Summer is soon approaching, and it’ll feel like no time until it’s on your heels. Staying cool in the summer can be challenging, especially when the midday sun doesn’t show signs of relenting. Staying cool largely involves avoiding going into the heat of the day, and instead of staying put inside until the latter stages of the day once the sun is beginning to retreat. It’s ......read more
Sustainability makes its way into the food, water and energy nexus
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2018: To further strengthen the existing partnership and collaborate more closely in sustainable agriculture and development, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) joined forces today to work together on ......read more
Despite progress, thousands of newborns are still dying from a preventable disease
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2018: The upcoming FIGO (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics) Regional Congress of Middle East and Africa (11 – 13 April, Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first use of Anti-D ......read more
FIGO’s Fistula Surgery Training Initiative is restoring the lives of thousands of women
April 8, 2018, Dubai, UAE: “The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is training 52 surgeons to treat obstetric fistula in 19 countries of Africa and Asia through its Fistula Surgery Training Initiative,” says Johan Vos, FIGO’s Chief ......read more
Early diagnosis of uterine cancer can save women from fertility loss
World over, an increasing number of women in reproductive years falling prey to the disease
Obese women are 10 times more likely to suffer from endometrial/uterine cancer, other causes include hypertension and diabetes
April 3, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome – a ......read more
Rare case has seen only 120 nasal chondromas reported to date globally
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 March, 2018: 43-year-old, Xavier, was treated by Surgeons at Zulekha Hospital in Dubai for a very rare case of chondroma, a benign cartilaginous tumour of the nose.
This case is so rare that globally the number of cases of nasal chondroma has not exceeded 120.
The patient ......read more
Children inherit four times as many new mutations from their fathers than their mothers
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2018: Women have always been warned that the older they are, the greater the risk of health problems for them and their babies - but a new study indicates that older fathers can also affect the baby's health.
The study explores how children inherit ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 28 March 2018: Have you ever suffered from itchy dry skin and feel like there is no cure? Then you are not alone.
It could be that you are suffering from eczema, a skin condition that it is very common around the globe.
The hot and dry conditions of the UAE mean that symptoms can be exacerbated.
In general, terms “eczema” and ......read more