Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai International Marine Club, led a star-studded line-up for the start of the Dubai Sports Council’s DXB 24HR Walkathon on Thursday morning, as hundreds of enthusiastic hoi polloi mingled with top Dubai Government officials and Emirati celebrities at the second edition of this unique community-focused event.
Sheikh Mansoor was joined at the 7.30am start by His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC); Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police; Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Naturalisation and Residency Dubai (DNRD); and Major General Obaid Muhair Bin Suroor, Deputy Director General of the General ......read more
Dubai, November 23, 2017: In collaboration with the General Pensions and Social Security Authority (GPSSA), Pure Health Company organized a workshop to raise the awareness of the company's employees working in the company's medical laboratories about the Federal Pension and Social Security Law as well as GPSSA procedures. This workshop is held as part of the company's efforts to maximize the number of national human resources within its laboratory network for the sake of achieving its vision towards Emiratisation of this important sector.
The workshop was attended by representatives from Pure Health Headquarters and 110 laboratory members, and it was presented from GPSSA by H.E Mr. Mohamed Saqer Al Hammadi, Director of the Customers Happiness Department, who emphasized that GPSSA is keen to cooperate with the private ......read more
23 November 2017, Dubai, UAE: This World Anti-Obesity Day, experts are calling for parents to introduce more exercise and healthy eating into their children’s daily lives to prevent the emerging obesity epidemic in the region, and help prevent the psychological effects of obesity.
Childhood obesity has emerged as a major health challenge around the globe affecting more than 41 million children worldwide, and forecasted to reach 70 million by 2025, if current trends continue . According to the World Health Organisation, over 17% of children in the UAE are classed as obese . The effects of obesity extend to the community and finances of the country and it is currently costing the UAE $6 billion per year .
The psychological effects of obesity are overwhelmingly evident according to ......read more
The first hospital to offer the Magseed technology for more accurate detection and removal of breast lumps and lesions
Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2017: Medcare Women and Children hospital has introduced the most advanced technology for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous breast tumours and lesions in the Middle East. The precision offered by the Magseed system will enable a safer, faster and more comfortable patient experience.
The increased awareness about breast cancer and mammographic screening has led to more frequent detection of breast lesions (tissue which has suffered damage through injury or disease) and lumps. In many cases, a lesion is not easily visible or detectable for targeted treatment. Therefore, the key to successful management of these non- detectable lesions is having an accurate location of ......read more
Unprecedented global-first initiative brought together public and private sector players to drive city-wide movement that encouraged residents and visitors of all ages and fitness levels to commit to 30 minutes of daily physical activity for 30 days by providing free sports, workout classes, pop-up gyms, weekend fitness carnivals and expert advice
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 21 November 2017: Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, upped the sporting ante over the last month, with 786,000 citizens and residents of all ages and fitness levels officially registering to participate. Dubai readily accepted the ‘Challenge’ posed by His Highness to get moving and embrace a ......read more
Dubai, November 19, 2017: Pure Health, a healthcare services company dedicated to empowering healthcare and making the business of healthcare run better, has become one of the first in the UAE healthcare to pioneer the latest SAP Technology Solutions to deliver excellence through quality service and health solutions.
Pure Health’s strategy is in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to enhance the UAE’s position as a global center for futuristic healthcare.
The SAP Go-Live ceremony was held recently at the Pure Health head office in Business Bay, Dubai. Mr. Zakaria Haltout, Head of Global Channels and General Business – MENA at SAP, Mr. Mohamed Khan, Channel Head SAP Global Partner Organization in MENA and Mr. Muhammad Hammad, Account Manager at SAP ......read more
30-day initiative came to a spectacular end during closing weekend carnival at Dubai Festival City on 18 November
Appearance by World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua
Guinness World Records verified new record set by attendees
Incredible fireworks display brought DFC to a close
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 November 2017: The first Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) came to a spectacular close over the weekend, capping an immensely successful month of the inaugural movement that saw Dubai residents and visitors energised to clock in at least 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 straight days. This global first, which launched on 20 October with the aim of making Dubai the most active city in the world, closed with the last of its series of high-octane fitness carnivals at Dubai Festival City on 17-18 ......read more
Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai,highlights the importance of regular fertility screening for men; offers complimentary screening from November 20th to 30th
November 19, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Regular fertility screening for men is just as important as it is for women, since most men are unaware of physical issues that could lead to infertility, warn doctors at Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai. Survey results also state that in around 50 percent of the cases, problems with men could be the cause of fertility issues. To highlight the importance, this Movember, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, is offering complimentary fertility screening for men from November 20 to November 30 at its clinic premises.
Infertility in men could be because of a number of reasons. One of the common causes is varicocele, which is basically ......read more
Participating in the inauguration lap with cancer survivors
More than 2,000 participants attend to support cancer patients and raise donations
Walkathon is first Relay for Life to take place in MENA region
Event part of the global Relay for Life movement organised by the American Cancer Society since 1985
Sharjah, November 17, 2017: With the participation of more than 2,000 people, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), today (Friday), launched the region’s first ever Relay for Life at the American University of Sharjah, a 24-hour walkathon aimed at generating publicity and funds for the fight against cancer.
Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, who is the International ......read more
Dr. Amr Ahmed Massoud, Specialist – Urology at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, highlights the top 6 myths about prostate cancer
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – November, 16th 2017: Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer in the US. Moreover, it is second most common cause of cancer death next to pulmonary cancer in the US. A 2015 report of the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi points out that 20 per cent of the cancers diagnosed annually among males in the UAE are prostate cancer.
While Prostate cancer is an extremely serious disease, it is curable and can be medically treated. However, lack of awareness about this health condition triggers a number of misconceptions. Dr. Amr Ahmed Massoud, Specialist – Urology at Burjeel Hospital ......read more
[DUBAI, ABU DHABI] Wednesday, 15 November 2017 – The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2017 Conference and Exhibition.
This year’s event was led by Guest of Honour His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and attended by over 350 delegates.
The first day morning saw the recognition of numerous achievements in the UAE and GCC including an unprecedented number of recipients in the Middle East for the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Adoption Model (EMRAM) and Outpatient EMRAM Award. Other Awards given out included the DHA Recognition Awards, Heathcare IT Leader Hall of Fame Awards and ......read more
The “Blue Ring Challenge” mass screening and charity initiative inaugurated by Dubai Police Head of Medical Committee
Register online and get diabetes screening worth 700 dirhams for just 1 dirham
For each screening and registration, the center to donate Dhs 1 to charity
Just 15-20 minutes of exercise can drop the sugar level by approximately 20 percent in diabetic patients
Win lucky draw prizes like IPhone X, Smart Gear, bicycles and family annual health checkup vouchers.
November 15,2017; Dubai, UAE: To commemorate World Diabetes Day, Dubai RAK Diabetes Center kicked-off a month long campaign against diabetes for Dubai residents, with an aim to create awareness on the importance of exercise to lower sugar levels. The ‘Blue Ring Challenge’ was inaugurated by Brig. Dr Ali ......read more
From Guinness World Record attempts and an appearance from Anthony Joshua, to dragon boat racing and fireworks – Dubai Festival City is the place to celebrate the Dubai Fitness Challenge finale
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 14 November 2017: Following the announcement that it will be hosting the first ever Dubai Fitness Challenge closing ceremony on November 17th and 18th, Dubai Festival City has revealed some of the event highlights set to take place during the weekend. Soon coming to an epic close, the Dubai Fitness Challenge, was especially designed to inspire Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors to boost their physical activity by committing to a minimum of 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 days
The two action packed days will see everything from dragon boat racing and ninja warriors to sunset yoga on the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2017: EPG requested society members to visit any of central post offices to run preventive tests on the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2017, including tests examinations in cooperation with healthcare providers in the different emirates and provide the consultancies for diabetes, nutrition, and the importance of physical activity during 14 to 23 November 2017.
Awareness campaign is organized at EPG head office in cooperation with healthcare providers for employees and auditors including awareness chronic diseases risks and having diabetes test, pressure, cholesterol, bone density test, optometry, and general fitness. The campaign will be, also, organized at the UAE central post offices.
Obaid AlQatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Emirates Post Group confirmed EPG celebrates World Diabetes ......read more
On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, organizes a three-day free screening campaign from 14th to 16th November for fertility-linked diabetes
70 percent of women who have PCOS are insulin resistant
Chances of a miscarriage in Diabetic women are between 30 percent and 60 percent.
Diabetes is one of the main causes behind otherwise unexplained infertility cases, increases the risk of miscarriage, birth defects and gestational diabetes among other complications.
November 11, 2017, Dubai, UAE: Diabetes is one of the main causes behind otherwise unexplained infertility cases, it increases the likelihood of miscarriage, heightens the risk of birth defects and gestational diabetes among other complications. The disease affects both men and women, seriously interfering with their ......read more
Dubai and Rashid Hospital as well as 12 DHA primary healthcare facilities etched their mark on the hospital digital roadmap by obtaining EMRAM level 6 certification.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2017 : Healthcare entities in Dubai that have implemented best practices in electronic implementation of medical records were awarded at a ceremony that was held today at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City.
Healthcare entities were awarded based their EMRAM score. EMRAM is accepted today worldwide as an international benchmark to stage hospital’s electronic efforts. The model uses a 0-7 stage scale to rate hospitals based on the extent to which they have adopted a paperless, digital system. Stage 7 means the hospital is a digital hospital
DHA’s ......read more
International SOS provides travel advice on World Diabetes Day
Dubai, 12 November 2017: In advance of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, International SOS highlights the importance for travellers to manage their diabetes. Due to a range of factors inherent in travel, the ongoing medical management of mobile workers with chronic diseases such as diabetes may be disrupted. Failing to effectively manage chronic conditions can pose a greater risk to some travelling business executives than infectious diseases.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that diabetes affects 8.5% of people over the age of 18 worldwide . Today, approximately 415 million adults have diabetes, and by 2040 this number is expected to reach 642 million .
Dr Irene Lai, Medical Director at ......read more
Paediatric experts Dr Nikhil Thapar and Dr Paul Aurora talk to local and international experts about management of childhood constipation in the UAE, and respiratory conditions respectively
11 November 2017, Dubai, UAE: Today at the International Paediatric Medical Congress, hosted at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai, consultants from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (GOSH) are bringing their expertise in paediatric respiratory conditions and paediatric gastroenterology to the UAE.
Dr Nikhil Thapar, Honorary Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at GOSH, is discussing the topic of childhood constipation and abdominal pain at the conference. GOSH treats 1,500 children from the Middle East every year and half of Dr Thapar’s patients at GOSH come from the Middle East.
According to ......read more
Over 1 year, the KiDS program has enabled close to 160 education sessions reaching over 4600 children, including 54 students with diabetes in schools across UAE, along with training for 22 nurses
KiDS aims to foster a supportive school environment for students with type 1 diabetes and increase awareness on healthy lifestyles to prevent Type 2 diabetes
An estimated 60,000 children, under 15 years of age, have Type 1 diabetes in the MENA Region1
Type 2 diabetes is also on the rise in children and adolescents, at a rate of 3% annually
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2017: The Ministry of Health & Prevention in partnership with the Ministry of Education, and supported by Sanofi, completed the pilot phase of the ‘Kids and Diabetes in Schools’ (KiDS) in UAE. The program successfully ......read more
Here’s eight ways you can contribute to the first ever ‘UAE Relay for Life’ cancer initiative by Friends of Cancer Patients
Sharjah, 03 November 2017: So many of us have been affected by cancer, experiencing it from close quarters either in our families or through friends and acquaintances. For most people who have been touched by the torment of this disease, wanting a way to help others going through the same; they want to ‘give’ in as many ways possible to help alleviate the sufferings of those fighting cancer.
Relay for Life (RFL), the largest fundraising event for cancer in the world, will make a debut in the UAE this November through Sharjah-based not-for-profit organisation, Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) that has dedicated its support to cancer sufferers ......read more
Dubai – 01 November 2017: Women’s Committee of Dubai Customs organized an assembly in front of its main headquarters for all its employees to raise awareness about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The function saw the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and a number of executive directors, heads of departments, employees and clients.
Musabih pointed out that the awareness activities carried out by Dubai Customs during the month of October in support of breast cancer campaign are part of its commitment towards its social responsibilities and its inherent values in fulfilment of the national agenda of UAE Vision 2021.
“Health awareness initiatives are part of our strategic plans at Dubai Customs. They encourage employees to follow a healthier life ......read more
Find Boecker® at Gulfood Manufacturing at stand Z6-A29, in Dubai World Trade Centre from 31 October to 2 November, 2017
Boecker® will showcase two decades of expertise in pest management, food safety and biosecurity at the three-day event.
Gulfood Manufacturing is the region’s biggest food and beverage processing industry event
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 1, 2017: Boecker®, the Middle East’s largest public health company, brings over two decades of experience in pest management, food safety and biosecurity solutions to the annual Gulfood Manufacturing Exhibition. The three-day event will run at Dubai World Trade Centre from 31st October to 2nd November. Boecker® products and services for the F&B industry will be on display at stand, Z6-A29.
The company ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 1, 2017: Landmark Group, the region’s leading retail and hospitality leisure conglomerate, will host the ninth edition of the Beat Diabetes Walk at the Dubai Creek Park on Friday, November 24, 2017.
The walkathon is an initiative to encourage people to monitor blood glucose levels through regular screening and inspire them to eat healthy and stay active through information driven activities.
Registrations for the ninth annual Beat Diabetes Walk in the UAE can be completed online at www.beatdiabetes.me from October 26 to November 18, 2017.
All registered participants will receive a walkathon kit comprising a Beat Diabetes T-shirt, cap and a surprise gift via courier through Aramex, the official logistics partner for the walk. Following an approximately three kilometres walk, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017: Launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Government, The Dubai Fitness Challenge will be making its mark at Dubai Festival City’s Al Areesh Club.
Featuring expert fitness instructors, the family-friendly sports and social destination, Al Areesh Club is inviting participants to take part in, Zumba classes as well as Sunset Yoga and Boot Camps at Marsa Plaza Promenade – offering impeccable views of Dubai Creek.
The full schedule of activities at Dubai Festival City are listed below.
Dubai Fitness Challenge – Schedule of activity at Dubai Festival City
Friday 3 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017: Wrapping up the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Network of Women (NOW), an employee network at UAE Exchange, organised an awareness session on Breast Cancer for its women employees and guests at UAE Exchange global headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Jhuma Lodha, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology from Brightpoint Royal Women’s Hospital, addressed the all-women audience on the need for self-examination, regular medical check-ups and healthy lifestyle. The one-hour session was followed by a 45-minute Zumba class to encourage the participants’ fitness goals. Goodie bags with mammogram and pap smear vouchers were also distributed at the event.
Network of Women (NOW), an employee network at UAE Exchange, was launched earlier this year on International Women’s Day. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates August 2, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during the weekly ‘Leaders at Your Service’ initiative that the Authority will continue to focus on public health awareness.
Leaders at Your Service initiative provides an opportunity for the public to express their feedback, suggestions and complaints to senior DHA leaders.
It provides ......read more
UAE, August 2, 2017- The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, has won the ‘Limitless Business Intelligence Dashboard 2017’ award at the 2017 IBIS Business Intelligence Dashboard Awards organized by Infosol, a leading dashboard software provider in California, USA. Over 100 projects from all over the world entered the competition. This is the first time that ......read more
Beware of heat rash, heat exhaustion and heat stroke this summer
Dubai, August 1st , 2017: Temperatures soaring well above the 40 degrees mark could give rise to more heart related challenges in the absence of proper care and attention. The human body maintains its internal temperature at around 37°C but as the environment warms-up, the body tends to warm-up as well. Heat-related ......read more
Attributed to: Prof. Dr. Elham Abd El Zaher, Consultant - Dermatology and Venereology, Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi
What are the common health problems once faces during summer? How can one treat or avoid it?
Dehydration: Dehydration can happen quickly and suddenly during summer, especially with old people and children. Also after a heavy exercise.
To Avoid/ treat: ......read more
Studies indicate a lack of health knowledge about diabetes among populations, which has implications for health behaviors, medication adherence, and treatment outcomes.
Only a small proportion of patients in the region have been found to regularly monitor their blood glucose levels.1
There were over 1 million cases of diabetes in UAE in 2015.
Dubai, UAE, 1 August 2017: ......read more
The study compared hydrating potential of the drinks as plain water, milk, sports drinks, yoghurt, cola, diet cola, hot tea, iced tea, coffee, orange juice, O.R.S
Dubai, UAE, July 31st 2017: A recent study on how well different types of drinks are retained in the body suggested that drinks that contain a high electrolyte content or high energy content would have greater fluid retention ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 31, 2017: Over the last few years, more younger patients are detected with hypertension, said a top health official.
Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure is a silent disease as it usually does not cause ......read more
UAE, July 31, 2017 - Prime Hospital, Dubai’s leading private multi-specialty hospital, recently announced that it saved the life of a newborn suffering from RH Isoimmunization disease. The baby was successfully delivered 5 weeks earlier than expected date of delivery, on 28 June 2017.
RH incompatibility is a condition that develops when a pregnant woman has RH-negative blood and ......read more
UAE, July 30, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the successful completion of the experimental phase of the ‘Mabrouk Mayak’ service which facilitates the completion of all official documents for newborn UAE Nationals. MOHAP launched the service at Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah in line with the strategic direction of the UAE Government to raise the ......read more
UAE, July 30, 2017- The ENT Team of Al Qassimi Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), supported by Dr. Hussain Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary for Health Centres and Clinics MOHAP, has successfully performed cochlear implant surgery for a two-year old Indian girl suffering from hearing loss of sensory nerves since birth. The operation is the first procedure under the ......read more
Al Qatami: DHA to train 10,000 employees in data archiving and best safety and accuracy standards.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 27, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) announced today that it has launched an Information Security project, which is in line with the vision of the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy launched by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler ......read more
DHA: Twenty six per cent of employees promoted in the last two years.
Staff turnover rate in 2016 reduced to 4 per cent from 6 per cent in 2015.
Amna Al Suwaidi: Various efforts to attract national talent to work across all sectors of DHA
Positive response to the scholarship program for national students (medical and science fields)
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 26, 2017: ......read more
Daily workshops formulated to develop the life skills of its members
Sharjah, 26 July 2017: Young ladies in Sharjah have benefited from an array of workshops designed to enhance their life skills the daily workshops organised by Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (Sajaya) - a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators.
Sajaya has ......read more
Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, celebrates the World IVF Day, and the birthday of Louis Brown, the first IVF baby at Bourn Hall, UK, pioneers of the technology
Look forward to affordable, non-invasive IVF procedure, fewer drugs and ovarian freezing, among other innovations
Doctors stress on genetic testing, choosing quality labs to strengthen pregnancy success rates
The market value ......read more
UAE, 24 July 2017- American Hospital Dubai (AHD), has received a high-ranking delegation comprising representatives of the Kuwait Medical Committee at Armed Forces who will be visiting the multi-specialty hospital until July 26, 2017.
The Kuwait contingent led by Brigadier General Emad Sultan Aman, Colonel Dr. Rashid Fahad Aldowaila, Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Hisham Mohammed Alasaosi, and ......read more
New study at the Univeristy of Loughbourgh indicates O.R.S hydration tablets provide superior hydration compared to energy drinks
Dubai, UAE, 24 July 2017: A new landmark study by the University of Loughbourgh suggests that O.R.S Hydration Tablets are a lot more effective than energy drinks and other beverages. The study investigated the effects of 13 different commonly consumed drinks ......read more
The Star Metropolis Clinical Laboratories partners with Just4Me Genetics LLC to bring German-based Colo Alert to the country
Saves time and money while quadrupling the rate of early colon cancer detection
Early detection of colon cancer can increase survival rate up to 90 percent
People older than 50 years should be regularly screened for colon cancer
July 23, 2017; ......read more
UAE, July 22, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that it is hiring seven nursing students who got their Bachelor’s degrees and completed their four-year studies under the “enhancing the attractiveness of nursing as a profession initiative”. Also 17 nurses who were part of the Nursing Bridging Program and another eight from the ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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, ......read more
UAE, July 6, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention organized a workshop with representatives from the Federal Authority for Competitiveness and Statistics, the Dubai Health Authority, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, a number of local statistical centers in the UAE and the sponsor of the survey (IMS Quintiles) as part of its preparation for the launch of the national health survey project. ......read more
UAE, July 6, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently hosted the meeting of the Supreme National Committee for the Control of Non-communicable Diseases in Dubai. Chaired by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and Dr. Buthaina Abdullah bin Belaila, head of the Supreme National Committee for ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
UAE, July 1, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has unveiled the state-of-the-art TruScan RM Analyzer, a modern technology used to detect counterfeit or low-quality drugs posing great health threats to the community. The high-tech device is especially helpful to patients suffering from chronic diseases, ED, heart ailment, and cancer, as part of its ongoing commitment to provide universal ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
UAE, June 28, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has closed several medical and pharmaceutical establishments nationwide for one to four months, depending on their violations, following inspections conducted by the Health Governance Department. The inspections were undertaken to ensure that all health facilities operating in the UAE are compliant with existing health ......read more
UAE, June 28, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of its new electronic suggestion scheme platform; “Afkari”. The newly launched Idea management Hub will be available through the internal and external MOHAP portals, giving the employees the opportunity to propose ideas and suggestions. The ministry will facilitate and implement the best ......read more
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 ......read more
UAE, June 22, 2017- Prime Healthcare Group signed an agreement with Etisalat to provide an end-to-end managed services solution for their entire network infrastructure. The project will provide faster, secure and reliable communication enabling Prime Healthcare Group to improve their business efficiency and enhance their security across its countrywide operations.
Salvador Anglada, Chief ......read more
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 ......read more
UAE, June 21, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lundbeck to raise community awareness on mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease, among others.
Present during the signing ceremony were H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and ......read more
UAE, June 20, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health & Prevention and Chairman for Supreme Pharmacovigilance committee, announced that the Ministry of Health and Prevention has recently issued four administrative circulars to withdraw some batches of a pharmaceutical product and medical devices from the ......read more
20 June 2017
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 ......read more
UAE, June 19, 2017- Ministry of Health and Prevention participated, as part of the UAE delegation led by TRA, in the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017, which is the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The Forum is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD. As part of the program, the UAE delegation visited Mr. Houlin ......read more
UAE, June 19, 2017 - In adherence with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minster of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by its Hospitals Sector, held the second laboratory to develop framework to reduce cancer and heart disease indicators. The workshop was held at the JW Marriot ......read more
UAE, June 19, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently opened a mobile clinic at Al Muhaisnah Health Center to help people stop smoking in line with the National Tobacco Control Program implemented under the theme ‘I quit and now it is your turn.’ From Al Muhaisnah Health Center, the mobile clinic will move to Mirdif City Center where it will stay until June 22, ......read more
UAE, June 18, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre, commemorated World Blood Donor Day under the theme ‘give blood , give now , give often.’ It held a special event to honour regular blood donors and supporters of blood transfusion services which was attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul-Rahman Al Rand, ......read more
UAE, June 18, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has successfully hosted and organized a series of community and charity based initiatives for both the Holy Month of Ramadan and the commemoration of Zayed Humanitarian Day--complementing the Ministry's aims of further promoting its core values, which includes social responsibility, enhancing feelings of solidarity and social ......read more
Dubai, June 17th, 2017: Hamad Sultan Khamis Khalfan Al-Yahyaee, 18-year old UAE national from Abu Dhabi, and his younger brother Mohamed have reclaimed the beats of life after successful heart transplantations at the Gleneagles Global Health City hospital in Chennai, India.
Hamad and Mohammed’s family – that had earlier lost a child to heart failure - couldn’t thank the ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more