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

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

Dubai Hospital Performs Complex Heart Surgery

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

Middle East Arthritis Foundation Launches Arthritis Self-Management Program

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

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

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

IOSH to Unveil New Strategy at Middle East Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Stresses the Importance of Pre-marital Screening to Avoid Passing on of Genetic Diseases to Children

  •    The pre-marital screening is a customary blood test, which allows couples to be genetically screened for incurable inherited diseases before they start a family.  •    The test checks for 549 diseases, 600 genetic disorders and 4000 genetic mutation by a blood sample only. Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 April 2017: Marriage is a significant event in a couple’s life. However, most of us are not fully aware of our state of health or what we might be carrying forward genetically. Though you might not have any health problems in the past, you may be a silent carrier of a hereditary disease, which could affect your children once you choose to conceive. The IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic is a highly-advanced IVF institution with clinics in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat. The institution ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RAK Hospital Marks April as Autism Awareness Month

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

Dubai Health Authority receives delegation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah conducting Foot Care Clinic

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

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 Group completes 3 decades of operations in 2017 Total 317 medical establishments, including 18 hospitals, 98 clinics and 201 pharmacies as on 30, January 2017  GCC: 3 new hospitals: Successful launch of Medcare Women & Children Hospital in Dubai and soft launch of Medcare Hospital in Sharjah. Aster Hospital in Doha is nearly completed. 8 new clinics and 25 pharmacies added in GCC under Aster, Medcare and Access Brands 2 new ......read more

Media Statement about the Registration of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Commercial Farms in Tennessee, USA, and Malaysian Province of Kelantain

Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Based on the notification from the World Organization for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercial farms in Tennessee, USA, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) took the following actions on 8/3/2017: Prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally untreated wastes from the US state of Tennessee.  Prohibited the import of poultry meat and thermally untreated products and table eggs from the affected province of Lincoln in Tennessee. Allowed the continued import of thermally treated poultry products (treated meat and ......read more

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UAE's IVF sector will cross US$ 1.50 billion, in a global market worth $27 billion by 2020…

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From research labs to the bedside: 4th generation DNA sequencing to guide the UAE into good health…

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UAE praised for its leading role in blood transfusion services…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention showcases global and regional launch of strong lineup of ...…

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Dubai Health Authority's Zabeel primary healthcare centre receives JCI accreditation with ...…

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World Cancer Day 2017…

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Enjoy a week of free Aquabiking classes at exclusive Boutique Aquafitness studio, L'Atelier ...…

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Minister of Health and Prevention meets with representatives of private medical centers and ...…

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 31, 2017:  This year, Dubai Health Authority’s Dental Services department will begin using 3D printed technology to print 3D model of teeth for producing prosthesis, said a top health official at the Arab Health Congress 2017, which began today. The use of this technology is the beginning of the Authority’s ambitious plans to use 3D ......read more

Dubai Health Authority participates in Arab Health 2017…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 30, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority displayed its latest medical services and applications at the Arab Health Congress 2017. The smart applications that the authority is displaying include a Blood Donation App, which will ease the process and guide residents who wish to donate blood and an institutional performance-measuring system, which ensures ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals UAE Human Genome Project at ‘Arab Health 2017' in Dubai…

UAE, January 30, 2017– The Ministry of Health and Prevention has unveiled the UAE Human Genome Project during the ‘Arab Health 2017’ conference in Dubai in a bid to harness the power of genetic science and adopt modern and innovative techniques on DNA profiling and gene sequencing. By identifying genetic fingerprint, the project seeks to prevent the spread of non-communicable ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention signs MoU with Hoffman-La Roche to fight cancer in UAE…

UAE, January 30, 2017– The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced that it recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Swiss multinational pharmaceutical firm Hoffman-La Roche with specialties in treating tumors, among others. The agreement aims to address the growing number of cancer cases in the UAE and reduce death rates by 25 per cent by the end of 2021 as ......read more

10% growth in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in Jafza…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2017:  The healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa, grew by 10% to 314 companies in 2016 compared to 284 during the previous year. The value of trade in the sector rose to AED 13.3 billion in 2015, emphasising ......read more

UNICEF Presents ‘Baby-Friendly Hospital' Certificate to Dubai Hospital…

Dubai, UAE, 29 January, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today celebrated the Baby Friendly Hospital status given to Dubai Hospital by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at a ceremony held at the hospital. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), launched in 1991, is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to encourage and ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention signs strategic agreement with Purehealth…

UAE, January 29, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Purehealth, a market leading company for technology-driven solutions, to establish a unified medical and health record system. Both parties have entered a strategic future partnership with the aim of establishing a National Unified Medical Record (NUMR) for the UAE. The ......read more

American Hospital Dubai to introduce new technology for the early detection of prostate cancer; ...…

UAE, January 29, 2017 - The American Hospital Dubai is introducing a new diagnostic procedure for prostate cancer – one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer - and second leading cause of death - amongst men. ’Fusion Guided Biopsy’ is a state of the art technique shown to be effective in the early detection of prostate cancer. According to the hospital, the new ......read more

National Reference Laboratory (NRL) puts education in the spotlight for better diagnosis and ...…

NRL builds on its 2016 accreditation success by being thought leaders at key medical and laboratory events in 2017, including Arab Health and MEDLAB – two of the largest healthcare congresses in the world and a UAE-first event held in collaboration with the Clinical and Laboratories Standards Institute (CLSI) Abu Dhabi, 29 January 2017:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), ......read more

Handicapped for 20 years, Arab man starts walking after a three hour surgery…

Grit and tenacity helped a long-suffering patient to recover from a 20-year handicap after a 3 hour long multi-specialty surgery at Aster Hospital Mankhool A severe trauma in his left leg caused by an injury, left Abdel Gawwad Mohamed Elashri, a 52-year old Egyptian man, handicapped and bound to walking aids, till he visited Dr. Manjunatha G.S, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon at Aster ......read more

Kaya Skin Clinic acquires two new clinics in the Emirates as part of their aggressive expansion ...…

Kaya Skin Clinic currently has 23 clinics in the Middle East Kaya Skin Clinic, the largest international skincare clinic chain in the Middle East offering a wide range of world-class skincare services and products, has announced the acquisition of two more clinics, one in Dubai and the other is in Sharjah, as part of its aggressive expansion drive in the region. With the new acquisitions, ......read more

Smoking one of the main causes of chronic low back pain.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2017:  Smokers with chronic low back pain may find relief once they stub the cigarette, according to a top health official. Studies have sited tobacco use is be one of the main reasons for low back pain, said Dr Abdulla Qasim, neurosurgeon at Rashid Hospital during the Authority’s weekly smart clinic, which is a platform where information is ......read more

CML, the French market leader in clinical biology, is to make its debut appearance at MEDLAB…

Unites Arab Emirates- January 25th, 2017:  CML is a major player in the laboratory world and the leading distributor of disposables, equipment, furniture and services to medical laboratories in France. CML is a private corporation founded in 1971. CML belongs to asset holding company CML-ID. The group is keen to strengthen the chain of complementarity between its customers, subcontractors ......read more

Takeda to Acquire ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.…

Significantly Enhances Takeda’s Global Oncology Portfolio Accretive to FY2018 Underlying Core Earnings Reinforces Takeda’s Commitment to Developing Medicines for Patients Living with Cancer Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2017:  Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) (“Takeda”) and ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) (“ARIAD”) today ......read more

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) participates in Arab Health 2017…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 24, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is participating in the 42nd edition of Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, which will take place from January 30 to 2 February at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The four-day conference is the second largest healthcare exhibition and congress in the world and the largest in the Middle East. The DHA will ......read more

Multiple Sclerosis cases on the rise in the UAE…

Bayer holds regional medical summit to highlight prevalence and management of the condition Successful management of the disease requires early intervention Prevalence increasing across the UAE. In Dubai, prevalence of the disease is at 54.77/100,000 individuals and in Abu Dhabi, 64.44/100,000 of the Emirati population Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 January, 2017:  Bayer, ......read more

Harnessing the body's internal potential to heal, could be a holistic solution for people suffering ...…

Pain is the most common symptom of muscular, joint and bone disorders.  Osteopathy, a physical process of moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints, could be a natural solution to detecting, treating and preventing common conditions like lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sports injury and problems with posture while driving, work or during ......read more

Dubai Creative Clusters Authority Signs Partnership Agreement with Ministry of Health and Prevention…

Agreement to Support UAE Efforts to Develop Healthcare Sector and Pharmaceuticals Industry Dubai-UAE: 24 Jan, 2017:  Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA), a government regulatory body mandated to foster the economic development of Dubai's creative clusters and related knowledge industries, has signed a partnership agreement with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention to support ......read more

DHA to extend telemedicine across all its health facilities.…

Regulation for telemedicine for Dubai in its final stages. Dubai RoboDoc offers eight medical specialities, more to be added later on. The specialities that are presently offered are neurosurgery, neuromedicine, cardiology, emergency, hand surgery, burns, home care and psychiatry and psychology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2017:  The pilot phase of the Dubai Health ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes workshop on hypertension…

UAE, 23 January, 2017 - Under the patronage of Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of the Health Centers and Clinics Sector, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention organized a workshop on high blood pressure titled ‘Hypertension: From Guideline to Practice.’ Aside from Dr. Al Rand, Dr. Buthaina Abdullah bin Belaila, head of the Non-Communicable Diseases ......read more

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