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Timely surgery saves infant from imminent brain damage

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.  Mohammad (name changed on request), 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 ......read more

Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation technique.

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 20, 2018:   Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation known as InterStim technique for the treatment of fecal incontinence and chronic constipation. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. Many factors can cause this condition such as nerve or muscle damage. Some causes of nerve or muscle damage can be due to childbirth, constant straining during bowel movements, spinal cord injury or stroke. Rashid Hospital recently successfully conducted this procedure for two patients; one of them was suffering from fecal incontinence and the other from chronic constipation.  Dr Labib Al Ozaibi, Consultant Coloproctologist at Rashid Hospital said, “This advanced technique is based on electric stimulation of the sacral nerves ......read more

Dubai Cares launches ‘WASH UP! Girl Talk' program in Zimbabwe to promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene behavior among school children

The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program will benefit 25,000 girls aged 10-12 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2018:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, launched a new program in Zimbabwe titled “WASH UP! Girl Talk” in partnership with Sesame Workshop. The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program aims to empower primary school-aged children to practice and promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors, particularly around menstrual health. This 2-year program is set to impact a total of 25,000 girls aged 10 to 12 years.    “WASH UP! Girl Talk” program focuses on water practices, safe latrine use, proper hand-washing, personal hygiene, food hygiene behavior and health promotion. It also integrates girls’ empowerment education and ......read more

Fatima Bint Hazza Inaugurates Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club

Abu Dhabi - June 18, 2018:   Under the gracious patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, President of the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Ladies Club, officially inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Club’s headquarters.   Her Excellency Dr. Maitha Bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, delivered the ribbon-cutting ceremony on behalf of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza, in the presence of:  Noura Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the General Women's Union; Dr. ......read more

Al Qutami ensures preparedness of DHA health facilities ahead of Eid holidays

DHA announces timings of health facilities during Eid Al Fitr holidays United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 13, 2018:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has discussed preparedness of DHA facilities with top officials to ensure smooth delivery of health services during the Eid Al Fitr holidays.   Additionally, he visited today Rashid Hospital’s Trauma and Emergency Centre to discuss health service delivery during the holidays.   Al Qutami was briefed about the round-the-clock shift system and other processes that have been implemented to provide patients with high-quality care. Al Qutami highlighted that DHA staff are aware of their humanitarian duties and he thanked the staff for their dedication.    Al Qutami conveyed Eid Al Fitr ......read more

Zulekha Hospital introduces ‘Lose More Win More' campaign in support of UAE's quest to fight obesity

Obesity is a major cause of NCDs (Non Communicable Diseases) which account for 76% of all deaths in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 13 June, 2018:   Zulekha Hospital has announced the results of its ‘Lose More Win More’ campaign which is an employee drive designed to raise awareness on the importance of combatting obesity in UAE. The campaign involved an employee challenge to lose weight with monetary prizes as an incentive. The programme is aimed at fighting obesity in line with the UAE’s national agenda which includes 10 specific health goals to be achieved by 2021, five of which are related to Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs): tackling CVD (Cardiovascular Diseases), diabetes, cancer, obesity and smoking.  According to WHO (World Health Organization), obesity is a major cause of NCDs which account for 76% ......read more

Emirati double amputee becomes first in the region to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics.

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 12, 2018:  Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Mediclinic, Mercuris and Immensa Technology Labs, an Emirati double amputee recently became the first to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics. The department of humanitarian services at the DHA fully supported and funded the initiative.  Twenty-five year old Emirati, Fahad Mohammed Ali, a Paralympic champion was able to walk with the maximum feeling of anatomical function due to his 3D prosthetics.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said, “In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA has prioritised fostering the development of ......read more

Eight Tips to Avoid Overindulging this Eid

Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  As Eid is a celebration with family and food at its core, one is surrounded by traditional abundance, which makes it all too easy to overindulge in the plentiful delicious treats that are available during this time. Spinneys Dubai’s health and nutrition expert, Freda Molamphy, gives some simple tips to bear in mind that should help to keep food intake a little more balanced and ensure you have a healthy and happy Eid At family meals and Eid celebrations, take small portions of the wonderful foods on offer – savour each food and eat slowly Eat lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and salads which help to balance the richness of other foods Focus more on lighter protein dishes i.e. fish and chicken Drink lots of plain water rather than sweet drinks and sodas as these are loaded with ......read more

DHA Hospitals becomes first in the Emirate to use clip technology by angiography for valve repair of heart patients.

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 10, 2018:   The Dubai Heart team consisting of cardiologists from Dubai and Rashid Hospital conducted the first MitraClip Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair by angiography in Dubai for an 81-year-old elderly patient with a leaky mitral valve.  The MitraClip device is used for treatment of people with mitral regurgitation (MR), a serious, progressive heart disease in which the mitral valve does not close properly, allowing blood to flow backward into the heart, this causes shortness of breath, fatigue and if left untreated can ultimately lead to heart failure and death. Most people affected are elderly as MR incidence increases with age. Dr Fahd Baslaib, Head of Cardiology and CEO of Rashid Hospital, said, “Very few cardiology centres in the world perform this technology.  ......read more

Zulekha Hospital surgeon saves patient from losing normal hand functions

Major health losses from minor accidents can be avoided if addressed rightly in time Dubai, UAE, 10 June, 2018: Sudip Adhikari, a 25-year-old Nepalese expat working in the UAE,was admitted to Zulekha Hospital Dubai after crushing his finger in a sliding door of a vehicle resulting in the amputation of his middle finger. Adhikari rushed to the hospital and had preserved the amputated part of his finger by storing it in ice, initial examinations revealed the loss of the finger nail bed and pulp tissue. Dr. Srikanth Varma Racherla, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon at Zulekha hospital Dubai decided that an urgent surgical procedure was required to reconstruct the pulp and nail bed in order to rebuild the lost anatomy. A special surgical procedure called Graft Reposition over the Flap [GRF] was used to reconstruct the amputated finger ......read more

Al-Futtaim ACE – FIFA World Cup

Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  The FIFA Football World Cup is just few weeks away and Al-Futtaim ACE has a fun range of products to host the perfect game night including football themed beanbags, chairs and floor cushions to a wide range of serveware, drinkware and snack and dip trays and more.    Customers can also win prizes up to AED 10,000 by shopping for AED 250 or more at any of the eight Al-Futtaim ACE stores located across the UAE.    SKU PRODUCT DESCRIPTION   PRICE (AED)  174870 Igloo 4QT Mini Playmate Cooler Red  56.00 272685  Igloo 5gal Water Cooler W/cup Dispenser  171.00 275340  Rubbermaid Victory 2 Gal Jug  86.00  311100  APEX FOOTBALL Beanbag ......read more

Dubai Health Authority marks Zayed Humanitarian Day

This day is marked to remember the Founding Father's philanthropy and humanitarian work. To mark this day, the DHA has collaborated with Dar Al Ber society to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to people in countries of need. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 4, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority held several  initiatives to mark “Zayed humanitarian Day,” an annual event held in the memory of the Founding Father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Held on the 19th day of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1425, it coincides with November 2, 2004, the day Sheikh Zayed, the Founding Father of the UAE, died. Since then, the UAE as a nation has commemorated the legacy of this visionary statesman on this day every year as the Zayed Humanitarian Day. The commemoration serves as an ......read more

Helping Restore The Lost Confidence for Moms

Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. Pregnancy can be tough on a woman's body - from the rapid weight gain (and subsequent loss), to over-expanding skin, to a baby pressing against your internal organs for months on end. In most of the cases, patients consult plastic surgeons because they are not comfortable with the way they feel physically and emotionally after the child bearings.  Plastic surgery is an option to restore and give back to the patient the lost confidence improving the shape of their bodies or improving the scars they have had. The decision to undergo a surgical procedure is a big one, it takes a lot of courage and consideration and it is important that you feel happy and secure with your choices every step of the way.  After taking this decision, many ......read more

Blood donation awareness a constant need in Ramadan

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2018:  The DHA-run Blood Donation Centre is encouraging donors, especially those with rare blood groups to continue donating during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Dr Mai Raouf, Director of the Dubai Health Authority run Dubai Blood Donation, said: “The centre will be open after Iftar so that people who are fasting also have an opportunity to donate blood after breaking the fast. We also hold regular blood donation campaigns. Each year, we find that people come forward and readily donate blood during the Holy Month and we are thankful to the community for their dedication.” She said the centre is open from 8 pm to 1 am from Sunday to Thursday during the Holy Month. “During fasting hours it is not recommended to donate blood but after Iftar it is safe and we encourage ......read more

Panasonic boosts efforts in increasing asthma awareness, holds asthma health fair for employees

Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:   Panasonic Eco Solutions Middle East & Africa (PESMAF), a division of Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF), continues to help raise further awareness about asthma in view of the increasing rates of asthma prevalence in the UAE.  A study conducted across the Middle East revealed that 13 per cent of the country’s population suffer from asthma, which is considered among the highest in the region. PESMAF, recognizing the personal and economic burden of asthma, recently organized an awareness campaign for PMMAF employees in Dubai, in cooperation with the company’s insurance provider AETNA and healthcare group Mediclinic. Hidenori Matsubara – General Manager, IAQ, Panasonic Eco Solutions (A division of PMMAF), “This is an opportune time for us to hold ......read more

Pure Health introduces Aptio 2 robotic automation system in the region

With the advanced diagnostic system, Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital becomes the central reference location point for all labs in Ras Al Khaimah.  Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018: PureHealth, leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, has announced introduction of one of the world’s most advanced diagnostic systems in the region. Pure Health installed Siemens Aptio 2 Robotic Automation System in the state-of-the-art laboratory of Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah.  The Hospital, operated by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), is located in Al Oraibi area, Ras Al Khaimah.  With the installation of the new diagnostic system, Obaidullah Hospital will now become the central reference location point for all laboratories in Ras Al Khaimah. Pure Health added the ......read more

Concerns on the rising incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Middle East

More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). , , , , ,   The number is rising to reach 6.3 per 100,000 persons for UC and 5.0 per 100,000 persons for CD in newly industrialized countries, including those in the Middle Eastxvi.  Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2018:  Leading experts in the UAE are raising awareness on the growing incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among communities in the Middle East.  Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two disorders, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.      In IBD, the normal immune response is overactive in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract within the digestive system. This causes inflammation of the GI ......read more

Dental Clinic Offers Tips to Stay on Top of Oral Hygiene During Ramadan

Leading Abu Dhabi dentist urges residents to follow simple steps to maintain dental hygiene and prevent bad breath while fasting    Abu Dhabi, 28 May 2018:   An Abu Dhabi dental practice is urging all patients to maintain oral hygiene while fasting during Ramadan and offering ten top tips to keep on top of oral health during the Holy Month.   Dr Nasser Fouda, Periodontist at Snö Dental Clinic, has been practicing in the region for over 25 years and has found that fasting during Ramadan can often lead to bad breath and other forms of poor oral hygiene, but can also lead to more serious issues if not managed correctly.   He revealed how oral care is often neglected in the month of Ramadan due to the change in daily routine and bedtime habits and has warned against this as it can ......read more

Effectively Regulating Sleep during Ramadan

May 27, 2018, United Arab Emirates:  In the UAE, lack of sleep is a serious concern that can lead to much bigger issues. Among other things, a lack of sleep can weaken the immune system’s defenses against viruses, increase the risk for high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, and lead to issues related to heart disease. Research has found that 90% of individuals in the UAE are sleep deprived, with only 46.42% sleeping for seven hours per night. Studies have also found that one in four people residing in the UAE suffer from some form or symptom of sleep disorders. Medcare doctor, Dr. Hady Jerdak, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Sleep Medicine at Medcare Hospital stresses the importance of paying close attention to signs of chronic fatigue. Repeated sleep problems can be the body’s way of hinting at ......read more

Dubai Health Authority forms CEO council

Aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in the new DHA structure. The CEO council will also help in quick decision-making, monitor performance and developmental projects. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2018:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) formed today a CEO council for the DHA and assigned members to the council. The aim is to ensure integration and coordination between the various corporations and sectors in line with the new DHA structure.  Al Qutami, said: “The formation of this council will help us accelerate our plan towards implementing the DHA’s new structure, it will help enhance decision making processes, efficiencies and help improve the overall functioning of the ......read more

Diabetes Center to organize session on the power of “Brain Parenting”

Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center invites parents to learn how a child’s mind works to further improve their brain development graph Understand neuroscience techniques to create win-win parenting solutions May 24, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   With focus on parents’ role in brain development of a young child, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is organizing an exclusive session on “Brain Parenting” on Saturday, 26th May, 2018 between 2pm and 4pm. The session will discuss best parenting tips that neuroscience offers for growing young brains wisely and to uncover their fullest potential, brain pathways of young children from 6 to 11 years and the impact of digital technology and its suitable use for today’s children. The workshop will further include assessment tools to gauge how a child ......read more

Tips for healthy eating during Ramadan

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 dehydration and weight gain, to fatigue and indigestion. Unless, they are treated with a healthy awareness so that you can benefit from the wellness of fasting. Following some simple guidelines can keep these problems at bay and ensure that you celebrate Ramadan on a healthy and safe note, says Dr. Moayed Alhelfi, Consultant Endocrinologist, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain and offers the following tips tokeep you healthy and ......read more

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Hits Another Milestone

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 (IVF) cases in the emirate.  “This is a very exciting time for IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic. It is a huge milestone not only for our doctors and staff, but also for the local community who had faith in the brand and entrusted us to help them fight infertility. Given our volume of IVF professionals and technologies, we are confident to provide greater care and an even greater success rate to our patients in the coming ......read more

Experts highlight the need for comprehensive stroke care

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 disabled not because of stroke, but because they were not receiving the standard of treatment a specialized stroke unit provides  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 23 May 2018:  Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies recently inaugurated its 4th META Stroke Academy in the United Arab Emirates.  The two-day event included over 150 leading neurologists and cardiologists from across the ......read more

Al Jalila Foundation and Sanofi Join Forces to Advance Scientific Research in the UAE

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, investigators and nurses.   The program aims to cultivate a strong research based environment that can sustain the development of safe and effective treatments to address unmet patient needs, supported by sound scientific evidence, ethical principles, and clearly established protocols.   In the highly specialized field of clinical research, gaining adequate knowledge, attaining practical skills and developing the right scientific ......read more

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Do You Feel Sleep Deprived? Nearly Half of UAE Would Give Up Social Media for an Extra Hour in Bed…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention announces Visiting Doctors Program for February 2018…

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Aetna International believes harnessing big data will alleviate the financial burden from antimicrobial resistance   1st February, United Arab Emirates:  Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s deadliest health crises. Without concerted action, the annual death toll could reach 10 million by 2050 which is more than the number of deaths from cancer, cholera, measles ......read more

Stemming the rising tide of antibiotic resistance: Aetna International's approach to antibiotic ...…

Aetna International calls on health care providers and insurers globally to develop better wellness, prevention and antimicrobial resistance strategies Antimicrobial resistance causes 700,000 deaths per year globally – without action, the death toll could reach 10 million by 2050 Aetna International believes harnessing big data will alleviate the financial burden from antimicrobial ......read more

Medical Breakthroughs Offer Hope to Children Born With Genetic Blood Diseases…

Improved Bone Marrow Transplants, Gene Therapies, and New Medications Will Mean Longer, Healthier Lives for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia Patients, Cleveland Clinic Physician Tells Arab Health Congress January 31st 2018, DUBAI:   A series of clinical breakthroughs will revolutionize treatment of genetic blood disorders and increase the life expectancy of children diagnosed with ......read more

Emitac brings world's best med-tech solutions to DSO's first hospital project - Fakeeh University ...…

The state-of-the-art Fakeeh University Hospital will provide tertiary and secondary care to the growing community in DSO and its neighboring areas.  DUBAI – January 30, 2018:   Saudi Arabia's leading healthcare provider Fakeeh Care has signed an agreement with Emitac Healthcare Solutions (EHS), a leading solutions provider in the MENA region, to provide advanced ......read more

Pioneering heart procedure saves Emirati baby's life…

For the first time ever in an Emirati patient, doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital utilised a pioneering heart technique to save baby Omar’s life, which non-surgically replaces pulmonary heart valves using a modified stented valve  Omar’s parents have fought for their baby’s survival ever since he was born premature with a rare congenital heart disease: “Omar ......read more

Infertility on the rise among UAE in the age group of 20-30…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 January 2018:   Maternal age is the one of the most important factors to help identify a woman's odds of having a baby. According to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, recent analysis of the patient demographics reveal that of every 1000 patients that come to the clinic, the age group of 20 to 30 is also witnessing a surge in both, male and female ......read more

The UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention and Mubadala enter MoU to enhance health services in the ...…

Agreement part of the Ministry’s ambitious plans for enhanced healthcare provision across the Emirates Partnership will draw on Mubadala Healthcare’s expertise across a range of clinical areas through its network of world class healthcare services Jan 30th, 2018 - ABU DHABI (UAE) –   The UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention and Mubadala Investment Company ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention is first in the world to use AI-based smart app to help patients ...…

UAE, January 29, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has made a historic achievement by becoming the first institution in the world to use a smart application to help treat chronic or recurrent depression, or multiple depressive disorder, associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) for patients over 18 years old. The app was launched to provide social and psychological support to patients. ......read more

Fever, a friend or foe?…

Dr. Mfed Mosely, Consultant Neonatologist & Pediatrician at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain explains how fever is often your child’s friend UAE, 29th January, 2018:  It’s 3 am. Your 1-year-old child is upset and crying. And… he is hot. The thermometer reads 38.9 C. You’re nervous. Your child is nervous. Fever can feel like your family’s, ......read more

World's second largest Dental body launches Gulf Dentex in the Capital…

UAE is world’s fastest growing medical tourism hub with total health expenditure allocation jumping from current USD 23 billion to USD 28 billion by 2021 Gulf Dentex 2018, will be held in October from 22nd to 24th in ADNEC in Abu Dhabi  Dubai, UAE, January 29th 2018:  Indian Dental Association (IDA), 2nd largest dental association in the world and Al Fajer Information & ......read more

RAK Hospital launches Stem Cell Therapy for treatment of arthritis and other joint problems…

One in five UAE residents suffer from arthritis World renowned American Knee implant designer and patent holder of “Arabic Knee” in the Middle East, Dr. William Hodge joins the hospital to offer the innovative procedure; has treated over 100,000 joint patients worldwide using the therapy The revolutionary regenerative therapy, which uses patient’s own stem cells is ......read more

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid launches Dubai Health Authority Online Media Channel.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2018:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated the DHA online media channel during his tour of the 43rd edition of the Arab Health Congress.  The DHA online media channel known as Sahaa Wa Saada (Health and Happiness) can be ......read more

HD Medical Debuts HD Steth™ Smart Stethoscope At Arab Health…

HD Steth Offers Next-Gen Smart Stethoscope with Integrated EKG  Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018:  At Arab Health, HD Medical Inc. will debut and demonstrate HD Steth™ a next generation Smart Stethoscope featuring an integrated EKG for instant and accurate cardiac diagnosis. For the first time it is possible to simultaneously capture and visualize heart sounds and EKG waveforms for ......read more

Joint Commission International honors Ministry of Health and Prevention…

UAE, January 28, 2018 - H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, received a plaque from the Joint Commission International (JCI) following the accreditation of 213 UAE-based health centers. The accreditation marked another milestone in the UAE’s efforts to become a global leader in line with the UAE National Agenda leading to UAE Vision 2021. The plaque was ......read more

Glaucoma Is One of UAE's Most Common Causes of Blindness…

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Raising Awareness During Glaucoma Awareness Month   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 28, 2018:   Glaucoma is one of the UAE’s leading causes of blindness, often going unnoticed until it causes loss of vision, and specialists at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi are urging residents to get regular testing. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month ......read more

Jafza pharmaceutical and Healthcare sector in spotlight at Arab Health 2018…

306 sector companies in freezone with plans to grow the industry Dubai, 27 January 2018:   Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the MENA region, will be showcasing the growth opportunities it offers to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry at the Arab Health 2018 Conference and Exhibition from 29 January to 1 ......read more

OMEGA Supports Breast Cancer Awareness at the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic 2018…

Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2018:  The second round of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic witnessed the support of the OMEGA brand ambassadors Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia for Breast Cancer Awareness Both, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia teed off his second round at the Emirates Golf Club wearing a pink t-shirt in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic ......read more

Dubai Health Authority's primary healthcare centres focus on implementation of telemedicine.…

Diabetic retinopathy check-ups possible without visiting an ophthalmologist. All diabetic clinics across DHA primary healthcare centres have installed digital retinal cameras, images are sent to ophthalmologists in Dubai Hospital via telemedicine. Headache clinics across Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centre use telemedicine and family physicians to coordinate with ......read more

93% of Cervical Cancer Cases are Preventable by Regular Screening and HPV Vaccination…

Cervical cancer is the most preventable female cancer, yet is the 7th leading cause of death for females in the UAE. As early detection greatly improves treatment success, National Reference Laboratory encourages the 1.8 million women in the UAE, at risk of developing cervical cancer, to visit their doctor and ensure that screening is part of their routine healthcare. Abu Dhabi, January 24th ......read more

Zulekha Hospital Sharjah's surgeons treat huge 38 centimetre benign tumor to normalize life of ...…

Sharjah, UAE, 23 January, 2018:  54-year-old, Ahmed Falahis has been able to recover and improve quality of life after suffering with a 38 centimetre infectious lesions on his right thigh for over 10 years. He was diagnosed with angiomatosis on his limb which occupied an entire region and extended over multiple layers of skin and subcuits.  The patient suffered with the benign ......read more

Dubai Health Authority announces launch of the 1st Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 21018:   The Dubai Health Authority announced today the launch of the 1st Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum, which will take on 20-21 February, in Dubai.  The forum’s theme is “Reimagining Experience” .World experts will gather for the two-day event to discuss the latest trends in health tourism, methodologies to ......read more

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