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Travelling with children - Health planning before travel.

Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2017:  July and August call for travel plans, as children have their summer vacations and all of us look forward to vacations during this time of the year to beat the scorching heat in UAE. Vacations are an exciting time for all, with your bags packed and tickets booked, you may not be able to hold your excitement to get onto the plane that takes you to your destination. However are you forgetting one of the most important thing before travelling, particularly while travelling with kids? Do you ever visit your doctor before leaving for your vacation?    In order to enjoy your holidays, it is important to remain healthy all through the days of travel. Consulting a doctor should be a priority in your vacation planning list.    Being proactive can help you enjoy your vacation ......read more

World Brain Day: Pioneering procedure in London offers hope to UAE children with hydrocephalus

19 July 2017, Dubai, UAE:  UAE children with hydrocephalus have been offered new hope through a revolutionary technique, ETV-CPC, which reduces the risk of fluid production in the brain, and often means less follow-ups for patients compared to the traditional brain shunt procedure. The procedure, now available to UAE patients treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), is set to improve the lives of thousands of babies with hydrocephalus, one of the most common birth defects .  Hydrocephalus is a condition where the patient has a build-up of fluid in the brain, this causes an abnormal widening of spaces in the brain. The widening can cause harmful and possibly fatal pressure in the brain. An unusually large head is the main sign of congenital hydrocephalus.  The condition is common in babies who have spina-bifida ......read more

Dust allergy should be closely monitored during the summer months

Allergic rhinitis affects 10-30% of the population worldwide 16th July, Dubai, UAE:  Allergies in UAE are commonly perennial in nature and are caused due to dust mites, moulds and urticaria (hives). The symptoms of those affected are aggravated by searing temperatures. The soaring heat and a dusty environment of summer leads to an increase in inhaled sand particles causing severe cases of allergy. Symptoms include stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, coughing and difficulty in breathing due to a hypersensitive response of the immune system to substances that are normally harmless, the most common being dust. According to recent reports, one fifth of the UAE population suffers from allergies and the number has been on the rise ever since.  “Allergies affect people due to the immune system pathway that leads to ......read more

Find Your Zen With Yoga at The Green Planet This Summer

Is this the coolest spot in Dubai to practice Yoga? Indoor biodome to offer a range of yoga experiences in a serene and idyllic setting in partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio   Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2017:  The Green Planet, the region’s first standalone educational and recreational bio-dome developed by Meraas and located in City Walk, is inviting visitors to revive their fitness regime this summer in what is most probably the most tranquil spot in Dubai! In partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio, Dubai’s first chain of integrated yoga studios, the indoor tropical rainforest will be hosting a series of 90-minute yoga classes allowing visitors to flex their body in the company of The Green Planet’s resident flora and fauna.    Open to fitness enthusiasts of all levels, the yoga classes will ......read more

Half A Million Unskilled Workers Work at Construction Sites in Dubai Urged to Consume O.R.S Tablets to Maintain Hydration at Work

A Japanese study supports the case for consuming O.R.S Tablets The extreme environmental conditions make heat-related illness the most important health issue facing outdoor workers in the region Dubai, UAE, 13 July 2017: Health experts at Clinova urged thousands of unskilled workers working in the UAE to consume O.R.S Hydration Tablets. The Hydration tablets help to maintain hydration at work during summer. In the UAE, heat increases the risk of dehydration and heat stress for the workers.  Most at risk are those working outdoors performing physically intensive labour and indoor workers who are exposed to high temperatures with poor ventilation. This includes miners, construction workers, office workers, transport workers, air hostess/pilots, domestic workers, warehouse workers and fire-fighters to name a few. A ......read more

Sadia's Waste Less Campaign Helps 4000 Families Across UAE, KSA and Kuwait

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 July 2017: Sadia, the preferred chicken brand in the region, successfully concluded an awareness campaign tackling the issue of household food wastage, encouraging over 7.6 million people in the region to cook less, while raising awareness about healthy cooking habits.  In conjunction with the campaign, Sadia collaborated with pioneering charity and community organizations across the region to donate nutritious chicken to less fortunate people. In UAE, SADIA partnered with The Youth Council of the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA), to help provide 2,400 Suhoor meals during the last five days of Ramadan. The concept was inspired by insights from EcoMENA, the regional sustainability platform, which estimated that 25 percent of food prepared in homes during the month of ......read more

Arabian Healthcare Group launches fitness programme across corporates in UAE

Rabab Al Tajir, the first Emirati woman international and national car rally driver, kicked off the campaign at the press conference The Group’s ‘My Employees’ Health First’ initiative encourages office workers to be more mobile during office hours 1 hour of physical activity during the day a must to offset the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle; decreases the risk of associated deaths.  July 10, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Addressing the growing cases of chronic ailments that stem from sedentary lifestyle at workplaces, Arabian Healthcare Group has launched a massive country-wide proactive campaign targeting more than 300 corporate houses and influencing thousands of people. ‘My Employees’ Health First’ initiative motivates office workers to remain active despite doing stationary ......read more

The link between PCOS and Fatty Liver Disease

Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  1 in 10 women suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome , a hormonal disorder commonly found in women of reproductive age. PCOS does not have a definitive cause, although metabolic and genetic factors are said to play a major role in the development of PCOS. The most common symptoms of PCOS are acne, excessive hair growth, irregular and painful periods, infertility, and weight gain. PCOS is often a part of an overall metabolic syndrome that is a combination of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and an abnormal lipid profile. Most women with PCOS are often unaware of a liver disease that could co-exist in this situation and which could have potentially serious complications with advancing age. As part of the metabolic syndrome, accumulation of excess fat in the liver damages it slowly over a period of ......read more

American teacher finds relief from years of pain at RAK Hospital

The hospital conducted its first artificial cervical disc replacement surgery The patient was suffering from severe wear and tear in the vertebrae and slipped disc, felt excruciating pain and numbness in his upper arm July 5, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Fifty-four-year-old Tracy Anthony, an American national, came to RAK Hospital emergency with excruciating pain and numbness in his right upper arm along with a tingling sensation throughout the arm. He had been suffering from pain in his right shoulder for eight years, but had dismissed it as a sports injury, opting for pain killers, chiropractors and physiotherapy sessions, but to no avail. A teacher in a school in Ras Al Khaimah, the situation was making it difficult for him to perform his professional duties properly so when the condition worsened, he decided to seek medical ......read more

A Guide to Staying Hydrated This Hajj

Follow these essential tips to stay healthy, safe and strong during the Hajj pilgrimage Dubai, UAE, July 4 2017: As Muslim pilgrims from all over the world get ready to perform Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca), it is important that individuals undertaking the religious tour, plan their activities in advance to stay well hydrated at all times. “All pilgrims who undertake Hajj this year should aim to be fit. Keeping active and improving mobility can be easily tackled if the body is well hydrated. Optimal hydration levels may not only benefit general health, but also help pilgrims to avoid heat stroke,” said Arsalan Karim, Director, Research and Development, Clinova Ltd. In the case of mass gatherings and huge crowds such as the Hajj, the most important health concern is staying hydrated. If you are travelling to Hajj ......read more

Male Infertility on the Rise, Suggest IVF Experts

Changing lifestyles, stressful work, personal environment, rising levels of obesity and consanguinity among other factors are major causes of male infertility Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 29, 2017: A lot of men are eager to experience the feeling of being a father but aren’t blessed with this boon yet. Experts suggest that changing lifestyles, stressful work, personal environment, consanguinity and rising levels of obesity, among other factors are major causes of male infertility.  “2 of 9 men suffer from fertility problems,” said Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Consultant Reproductive Medicine & Reproductive Surgery, Medical Director, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic. “Whilst the emotional toll women face when finding it difficult to become pregnant, men are regularly overlooked,” said Prof. Dr. Human ......read more

To Worry or Not to Worry?

Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic & Pediatric Spine Surgeon, lists down the top Non-Disease Orthopedic Issues in Children 29th June 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Every day, children are born with various orthopedic problems that can seriously affect their lives, if they are not treated well in time. Orthopedic conditions in children occur because their bodies including their bones, muscles and joints are still developing. These problems are primarily of the bone, joint, spine and limb development in the growing child. These problems can be congenital (i.e. present at birth), developmental (occurring spontaneously during growth) or traumatic. Most parents are concerned about normal physiological conditions that are a part of the natural development in the growing skeleton. Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Warns Consumers not to Eat Listeria Monocytogenes Contaminated Collagen Protein Bars or Bites

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 27 June, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has stated that it’s following closely the food recall warning on FDA’s website in regards to Bulletproof 360, Inc. recalling five Collagen Protein Bar and Bite products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The affected products were distributed between April 7, 2017 and June 12, 2017 in U.S. retail stores and on bulletproof.com and sent to customers in different countries, including UAE.  MOCCAE urges UAE consumers not to eat any Collagen Protein Bars or Bites that are subject to the recall, and encourages them to return them or get rid of them. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment emphasizes that all food products in the UAE, whether locally ......read more

Prevent Dehydration From Air Travel

Follow simple rules of thumb to stay well hydrated, which will make the flight a more pleasant part of your trip Dubai, UAE, June 22 2017: With schools breaking for summer holidays, chances are you’ve planned your upcoming vacation. You've spent hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars planning your vacation, but at most times long haul flights can be like a drain, sucking all the moisture out of your skin and leaving you feeling tired and dry. This is the last thing you want to experience, particularly when you arrive at your destination. In order to beat the jet lag and stay fresh and active, it’s important to stay hydrated on the flight and before boarding one! “Make sure that while on the flight, you stay well hydrated. Dehydration becomes a common and sometimes serious issue while travelling by air. You are ......read more

Online Salem Medical Fitness System Launched in Dubai

20 June 2017  Executive summary  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the Salem Medical Fitness System to facilitate preparation of medical examination applications online for companies with over 50 employees and selected typing centres.  Eligible employers can register with the DHA through the Salem portal. Login credentials will be sent within 15 business days of submitting the request. Copies of corporate documents, including establishment cards and business license, must be provided for successful registration.  Background  Medical examination is a mandatory requirement for all foreign nationals residing in the UAE who are tested against infectious diseases, including HIV, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis. The tests apply to all new residency permit applicants, as well as to those renewing their ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare Unveils Global Volunteers Programme to mark its 30th Year Anniversary

Aster Volunteers programme comes in line with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative As part of Aster Volunteers program, medical aid is being provided in Al Zaatari, Al Azraq & Erbid Syrian refugee camps in Jordan. Two containers of Salma Food packets worth AED 1.5 million will be dispatched to famine affected areas in Somalia, Africa, in partnership with the Government of Dubai – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 June, 2017:  Aster DM Healthcare announced the launch of the ‘Aster Volunteers’ programme as part of the milestone ‘Aster @30’ campaign marking their 30th anniversary. In line with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving by UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ‘Aster ......read more

Abbott Broadens Product Offering in Coagulation with Expanded Launch of the Sekisui CP3000 Fully Automated Coagulation System

Coagulation tests measure a person's blood clotting ability, which can help clinicians assess risks of excessive bleeding or clotting  The CP3000 coagulation system can optimize laboratory workflow and expedite the time to produce accurate test results The system’s compact design and high-throughput testing capabilities make it one of the most efficient coagulation systems on the market DUBAI, June 15, 2017:  Today, Abbott announced that the Sekisui CP3000 coagulation system, a fully automated analyzer that tests bleeding and clotting function in blood, is now available in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Abbott is the exclusive global distributor of the CP3000 coagulation system in the U.S.1,2, Europe and other countries that recognize CE Mark and has non-exclusive distribution rights with ......read more

Dubai's RAK Diabetes Center offering free health checks during Ramadan

Reflecting the spirit of the Year of Giving, the camp continues throughout the holy month, providing guidance on health matters related to diabetes, cardio, eye, diet and wellness June 14, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Keeping in line with the teachings of Ramadan, and reflecting the spirit of the Year of Giving, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is currently running a month-long health camp at its premises. The camp provides visitors with a detailed analysis of their health, advising them on ways to control and manage their ailments while fasting. The health checks, scheduled from 10am to 3pm every day, have also been instrumental for people who are looking to take stock of their health mid-way during Ramadan. Free Checks includes ECG, random blood sugar test, BMI, eye check-up, and complimentary cardiologist and ophthalmologist ......read more

The Whats & Whens: To Stay Fit During Ramadan

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 14th June: Abstaining from food and water during the hot summer month of Ramadan might be challenging, however for most Muslims, the holy month presents an opportunity to increase the spiritual connection and physical well-being. “The holy month of Ramadan is a perfect time to get strong – physically and mentally. By taking the focus away from food, you have room to focus on more enriching and important things in life. However, with the long hours of fasting, many question how to stay fit during Ramadan. While staying fit and healthy is no rocket-science, it gets easy if a set pattern is followed,” said Ms. Srividya Iyer, Specialist – Physiotherapy and Head of Burjeel Neuro Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Center. To stay fit and healthy during Ramadan, structure your day ......read more

Prevention and education are the key to managing genetic disorders, says Dr Mariam Matar

UAE Genetic Diseases Association and Bourn Hall Fertility Centre step up efforts towards awareness among UAE community Economic impact of prevention-based approach will give the highest returns in the long run Genetic testing is the key to improving the quality of genes in consanguineous marriages June 13, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  According to the World Health Organisation, the most cost-effective strategy for reducing the burden of genetic disorders is to complement disease management with prevention programmes.  “We strongly believe that prevention is the key to reduce the impact of genetic disorders, socially and economically, and is a long term sustainable solution, especially in a country like ours where close to 60% of population is under 30 years of age,” said Dr. Mariam Matar, Founder and ......read more

Century Financial Brokers launches Health, Wealth & Happiness initiative

The campaign is planned in line with UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ programme  Dubai, June 12, 2017:  Century Financial Brokers, the region's leading financial brokerage firm and online trading service provider, has launched the “Health, Wealth & Happiness” (HWH) initiative this holy month of Ramadan. This is in keeping with the UAE's President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s declaration of 2017 being the ‘Year of Giving’. Century Financial Brokers has launched this campaign to create an atmosphere of happiness through donating items related to hygiene, discounts on money transfer and mobile calling vouchers.  The campaign aims to share and multiply happiness with the underpriviledged. It is designed to cater to labour camps in the UAE. The ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Confirms UAE Markets are Free from Salmonella Contaminated Chocolate

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 11 June, 2017 – Following the information circulated about Chocolate maker Mars recalling some of its stock of Galaxy, Malteasers and Minstrels confectionery from markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland, due to the potential presence of salmonella, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has contacted Mars UAE and reassured consumers that the products available locally are not imported from either the UK or Ireland. Majd Mohamed Al Herbawi, Director of Food Safety Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), reiterated that the UAE markets are free from salmonella contaminated chocolate products.  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment emphasized that all food products in the UAE, whether locally produced or imported, are safe for ......read more

Endometriosis - a silent sickness

Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2017:  Women often experience pelvic pain while menstruating and heavy flow during menstruation. Most times women often disregard the pain believing it to be the usual period pain which will get better after those 5 days. This is one of the most common myths associated with Endometriosis. Pelvic pain during menstruation is one of the most common symptoms of Endometriosis often considered period pain. Women believe that sever pain during periods is normal and is caused because they have a low threshold for pain. Periods are not always meant to be painful and endometriosis is much more than period pain. A lot of women experience sever pelvic pain even before and after their periods.  Endometriosis is a medical condition in which the lining of the uterus called the endometrium grows in various other ......read more

Hundreds of RAK Cabbies Get Iftaar Packages and Free Neck and Back Assessments

Importance of correct posture and back-bone health highlighted. June 7, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: As a community initiative and to acknowledge the tireless efforts of cab drivers, RAK Hospital distributed Iftaar packages to hundreds of cabbies in Ras Al Khaimah on Tuesday. This year, taking a step further, the hospital has also offered drivers a chance to avail free neck and back assessment and subsequent consultation with the specialist doctor to ease the discomfort that comes from prolonged sitting behind the wheel. The initiative has been successful in boosting the morale of the cab drivers. “Driving is a stressful job as it is, and long hours behind the wheel take a toll on neck and back bone health,” said Dr Tinku Jose, Specialist, Neuro Surgeon at RAK Hospital, who is available for consultation with the ......read more

Improve Diabetes Management Through Better Patient Education, Say Physicians at the Middle East & Africa Diabetes Summit

  The summit, organized by Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies, discussed latest innovations and trends in the management of the disease to improve public health outcomes  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 06, 2017: With one in 11 people living with diabetes worldwide, the disease is one of the largest global health emergencies of the twenty-first century.  The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is no exception, with four countries among the top 10 globally in terms of prevalence in this region.  As part of its commitment to diabetes management in the region, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies (JJDCC) recently hosted its 2nd Middle East & Africa Diabetes Summit. This gathering brought together some of the leading international and regional endocrinologists and opinion leaders ......read more

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Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes 8th Travel Road Exhibition…

UAE, May 4, 2017- H.E. Awad Bin Saghir Al Ketbi, Undersecretary of the Supportive Services Sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), recently inaugurated the 8th Travel Road Exhibition at MOHAP’s office in Dubai, in cooperation with Dnata. The exhibition was participated in by a number of international companies from the tourism and travel industries who presented MOHAP ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention officially opens Dubai Specialized Dental Center in Al Hamriya…

UAE, May 4, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Department of Primary Health Care at the Dubai Healthcare City, has announced the official opening of the Dubai Specialized Dental Center in Al Hamriya. H.E. Dr. Nasser Khalifa Al Budoor, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry and the Director of Dubai Medical District, and H.E. Awad Bin Saghir Al Ketbi, ......read more

Crown Prince of Fujairah inaugurates Emirates Hospitals Clinics in Fujairah…

FUJAIRAH – May 5, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, has opened its well-known brand Emirates Hospitals Clinics in Fujairah, aimed at addressing the gap of quality care for residents in the emirate. The clinic was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of ......read more

Syrian Patient Gets Her Vision Back at RAK Hospital…

  The patient was suffering from retinal detachment; was referred to RAK Hospital after two unsuccessful surgeries in her home country that left her blind. Retinal detachment can lead to blindness in the affected eye. Symptoms include light flashes or floaters, blurred vision and a curtain-like shadow over one’s visual field; patients should consult an eye specialist at the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs MOU with The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel to drive wellness ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel Hotel, the first holistic health and wellness resort in the Middle East with an aim to drive wellness tourism in the region. This collaboration is in line with the vision of the Dubai Health Experience, ......read more

Bayer Middle East highlights the need for pharmacists to have better engagement with consumers…

In 2006, the WHO and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) launched the concept of the seven-star pharmacists to meet the needs and demands of the healthcare system and encourage the development of pharmacist Pharmacists from Middle East countries including UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, KSA, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, Turkey & Romania attended the two day training ......read more

National Reference Laboratory Supports the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program of the UAE ...…

NRL is the exclusive laboratory services provider to MOHAP for the breast and cervical cancer screening program.  NRL supports Ministry’s awareness campaign for the enhancement of women’s health and improvement of early cancer detection rates. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 April 2017: National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, has ......read more

World Asthma Day: Educating Children About Asthma is Vital in Controlling the Disease, Claims ...…

30 April 2017, Dubai, UAE: With asthma the most common chronic disease among children and increasing in prevalence , a pediatric respiratory expert from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) is calling for parents in the UAE to educate their children about the condition. The burden of asthma is relatively higher in some countries in Africa, the Middle East and Western Europe when ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Confirms Products in Local Markets are Safe, Do Not Pose ...…

Statement follows ban on imports of vegetables and fruits from five countries earlier in the week Dubai-UAE: 28 April, 2017 – Following the decision to ban imports of vegetables and fruits from select countries, His Excellency Sultan bin Alwan Al Habsi, Assistant Under Secretary for Regions at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, stated that the decision comes as part of ......read more

Bourn Hall Fertility Centre Raises Awareness and Support on Fertility Issues…

Partners with UAE’s only IVF and Fertility Support Group to eliminate social stigma attached with infertility  April 28, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  With the aim to provide education, raise awareness, support and encourage women and couples struggling with infertility, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai,  collaborates with the ‘IVF & Fertility Support Group – ......read more

Raise the Barre with your fitness routine at Motion Ladies Fitness Center…

** During April, be in motion with the center’s fitness package offers **   This April, Motion Ladies Fitness Center, is launching three tempting fitness packages to get you motivated and fit, just in time for the summer. With something for everyone, the center wants to encourage woman to get moving.   Starting on 1st April 2017, the center will be launching the below fitness ......read more

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 ......read more

Dubai to Host the 8th Edition of International Congress of the International Society for the ...…

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 ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes first ‘National Forum for Safety & Occupational Health'…

UAE, 25 April, 2017- As part of the World Occupational Health and Safety Day, the Ministry of Health and Prevention is conducting a workshop today (April 25, 2017) in collaboration with the Arab Labor Organization, the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization, in coordination with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization and the Federal Authority for Human ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes workshop on ‘The first National Forum for Safety & ...…

UAE, 24 April, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) will host a workshop titled ‘The first National Forum for Safety & Occupational Health’ from April 25 to 27, 2017 at the Le Meridien - Dubai Airport Hotel. The event is being organized in cooperation with the Arab Labour Organization (ALO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Labour ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals recommendations of the 6th National Pharmacovigilance ...…

UAE, 24 April, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) revealed the recommendations of the 6th National Pharmacovigilance Conference that was held previously in Dubai under the patronage of His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of ......read more

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

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 ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes 6th National Pharmacovigilance Conference and Drug ...…

UAE, April 19, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector and the Drug Department, organized at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai the 6th National Conference of Continuum of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety in the UAE being held under the patronage of H.E. Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention and in ......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 ......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’ ......read more

Prime Healthcare Group's MD Dr. Jamil Ahmed honored with Business Excellence Award 2017 by IBPC – ...…

UAE, April 19, 2017- Dr. Jamil Ahmed, Managing Director of Prime Healthcare Group, has been conferred the ‘Business Excellence Award 2017’ by the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) - Dubai, the only recognized representative organization of the emirate’s Indian business and professional community. He was recognized for his outstanding role in successfully leading ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention signs MOU with American University of Beirut about vocational ...…

UAE, April 19, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the American University of Beirut as part of its partnership with international academic institutions to share and exchange experiences in the field of vocational training for the health sector.  The agreement, which is renewable for another year, was signed at the ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention celebrates World Malaria Day…

UAE, April 18, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention celebrated today (Tuesday, April 18, 2017) the World Malaria Day under the theme ‘Malaria-Free’ at the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City. Held under the presence of H.E. Dr. Yousef Al Serkal Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector, the event was attended by Ibrahim Obaid Al Naboodah, Director of the ......read more

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

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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 ......read more

The Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes Second Emirates International Conference on ...…

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

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

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention issues warning against use of weight loss dietary supplements & ...…

UAE, April 15, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued four circulars for various healthcare authorities, warning against the use of food supplements that may cause hypertension (high blood pressure), hypotension (low blood pressure), and atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat or stroke) in some patients. One of the circulars detailed the latest safety reports on certain ......read more

Sharjah Healthcare City signs landmark MoU in Germany…

Signs the agreement with Arab German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Berlin to promote SHCC project Sharjah, UAE, April 15th, 2017: Sharjah Healthcare City (SHCC) and Arab German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GHORFA), have signed a landmark cooperation agreement. This agreement will establish ties and extend cooperation in promoting the Sharjah Healthcare City project situated in Emirate ......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 ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention hosts award ceremony to honor partners of Sharjah's Training ...…

UAE, April 12, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Training and Development Center in Sharjah, recently organized the Annual Honoring Ceremony for its partners in recognition of their role and efforts in enhancing institutional cooperation and achieving its strategic objectives. The ceremony was held in the presence of H.E. Awad Bin Saghir Al Ketbi, Undersecretary ......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 April 2017: Marriage is a significant ......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 ......read more

RTA and TRL sign MoU to enhance Innovation in service delivery…

April 11, 2017: The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) reaffirmed its commitment to keep on conducting different types of researches to upgrade its innovation drive, taking into account the people happiness as the main objective and top priority through a variety of smart and electronic services it delivers the public from different social segments. To this effect, a MoU signing between ......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 ......read more

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches the 13th Annual "Global Asbestos ...…

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 ......read more

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

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

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

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 ......read more

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

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

Sharjah shares its ‘success formula' with other GCC countries to become healthy cities…

Health ministry officials visit Sharjah to learn about the Healthy City program Sharjah, UAE, April 2nd, 2017: Sharjah, the healthiest city in the Middle East and Africa region with an impressive score of 88% as per the World Health Organization (WHO) is now spreading the knowledge across GCC. Sharjah Health Authority, welcomed a team of representatives from GCC health ministries to enlighten ......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 ......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 ......read more

Aster closes FY 2016-17 with a healthy outlook in India and Middle East…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March, 2017:  Aster DM Healthcare, the Dubai based healthcare conglomerate, has reported a healthy 2016-17 fiscal year led by its continued expansion and acquisition strategy. Over the past year, the group has expanded its network across GCC as well as India. Key Milestones achieved in FY 2016 -17, as well as upcoming launches: Aster DM Healthcare ......read more

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