40 percent of premature deaths are the result of individual behaviour, with obesity and smoking as the leading causes of death.
Genetic predisposition and social circumstances are also important factors.
Advances in science and technology can help curb the rate of premature deaths, by predicting and preventing health episodes before they happen.
Aetna International explores a holistic approach to individual health, partnering technology with expertise from health care professionals.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 12 December, 2018: Leading global health and wellness benefits provider Aetna International has released a paper Bespoke health promotion: How personalisation is transforming health, which examines the importance of bringing together health and lifestyle data with advances in genetic profiling and ......read more
Exclusive distribution agreement signed with US medical technology company, Valeritas
‘High-tech device will help empower diabetes sufferers to take control of their condition,’ says Julphar GM
December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) - Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with medical technology company Valeritas Holdings, Inc. to bring its V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device to the GCC.
The device is an all-in-one, wearable insulin delivery option for patients with diabetes. Under the terms of the agreement, Julphar will have the rights to promote, market and sell the product to diabetes clinics and patients in the GCC. Julphar will be responsible for all sales, marketing, customer ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2018: Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Child Early Intervention Medical Center and Child Learning and Enrichment Medical Center, in collaboration with the Emirates Autism Society presented ‘The Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner’ at Atlantis-The Palm on Thursday 6th December 2018, hosted by international MC Enjy Kiwan. The Event celebrated the achievements of distinguished individuals on the Autism Spectrum, who are doing their utmost to overcome challenges, and organizations who have left an influential mark in raising awareness of Autism and who have positively contributed to empowering individuals with Autism and integrating them into society.
In his opening speech, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum ......read more
DHA partners include Nature Valley.
Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in partnership with Nature Valley broke the existing Guinness World Record for the most participants to take part in a bicycle relay.
Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay, breaking the earlier Guinness World Record of 2016 when 302 participants took part in a bicycle relay in China. The participants cycled for 100 meters and the event took place last week at City Walk, Dubai.
Dr Fahad Baslaib, Interventional Cardiologist and CEO of Rashid Hospital said, “We are proud of breaking this record and in turn raising awareness about the importance of regular exercise. ......read more
Abu Dhabi, December 10, 2018: To mark the achievements and accomplishments in the Year of Zayed, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is organizing a very special art exhibition to celebrate the legacy of the founding father of the Nation by encouraging and promoting young talent. Marking one year of operations, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is opening its doors to visitors to a unique exhibition, in association with Etihad Modern Art Gallery.
Titled ‘The Seeds of Today: A Tribute to the Nation’s Leaders’, the exhibition showcases how locally-based artists can incorporate Emirati values and culture into their artwork, and how they envision the future of the UAE. The theme of the exhibition revolves around reliving the past, while keeping an eye on the present and into the future.
The exhibition will feature ......read more
There are an estimated 150 cases of lung cancer per year in the UAE,around 40 – 50 percent of these cases are at an advanced mostly incurable stage
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9 December 2018: Smoking accounts for 80 to 90 percent of the causes of lung cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however lung cancer from new forms of smoking including Midwakh, second hand smoke, lifestyle factors and genetic disorders have recently been observed as a more recognisable risk factors causing the rise of lung cancer in the UAE.
“There’s been a misconception that only smoking causes lung cancer. However, it is to be noted that in addition to smoking, exposure to radon gas, air pollution and having a family history can increase the chance of lung cancer,” said Dr Humaid ......read more
Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Cardiac Society and World Heart Federation encourage the community to undergo regular health screening to protect against cardiovascular disease( CVD)
Campaign partners displayed a LED video on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to highlight the importance of early screening for prevention of CVD and the link between high cholesterol and CVD.
Authorities urge the community to address the connection between high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, high blood pressure and the world’s number 1 killer, heart disease.
The public was invited to receive free cholesterol screenings onsite and view a video broadcast on the world’s tallest tower – Burj Khalifa.
More than 1500 people took part in the free cholesterol screening
Dubai, United ......read more
Multiple Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic Winner Jay Cutler and Kai Greene squeeze in one last workout before this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show
Dubai, UAE – 6 December 2018: Two of the biggest names on the international professional bodybuilder circuit - Jay Cutler and Kai Greene - joined forces for a muscle-fuelled workout overlooking Dubai’s newest entertainment destination, Bluewaters by Meraas, and its iconic landmark, Ain Dubai yesterday.
Ahead of their highly-anticipated appearances at this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show, which runs Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and is organized in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, the stacked duo took to the beach at Warehouse Gym to pump iron and catch some rays.
Cutler and Greene join an all-star cast for ......read more
December 4, 2018;Abu Dhabi, UAE: National Hospital – Abu Dhabi,along with its sister concern New National Medical Centre – Mussafah, celebrates the 47th UAE National Day by offering a Special Health Check-up Package for AED 47. The health package includes complete blood count, Vitamin D, blood sugar, ESR and specialist consultation. In addition to this, free Dental consultation and 47% discount on ‘Scaling and Polishing’ are provided.
Valid from Sunday, 2nd December 2018 until December 31, this limited time offer is ideal for expatriates with health insurance plans that have a long exclusion list of tests and treatments. Aiming to ensure quality healthcare services accessible to everyone, National Hospital and New National Medical Centre have been organizing various drives throughout the year. ......read more
The conference shed light on varied areas pertaining to reproductive medicine as it explored potential treatment and solutions for Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 01, 2018: The 4th Annual In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference was opened today (November 30th) in Abu Dhabi by HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance. HE Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, President of the Federal National Council in the UAE also attended the opening session of the conference.
Organised by IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference titled, ‘Latest Advancements in Enhancing Success Rates in ART, Anno – 2018’ brought together some of the foremost researchers to present their findings on key areas pertaining to reproductive ......read more
RAK Hospital’s surgical team conducts successful surgery on the patient to relieve him of severe neck pain, numbness in his upper limbs and dependency on medicine
November 28th, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In an eight-hour long surgery RAK Hospital’s surgical team relieved a hypertensive young man from several years of excruciating neck pain while saving him from permanent hand weakness.
Ram Lal Gupta, a 34-year-old Indian expat was suffering from cervical spondylosis – neck arthritis that affects the joints and discs in cervical spine – with disc problems at four levels and numbness in his upper limbs. When multiple pain killers failed to provide long-tern relief, Gupta sought medical help at RAK Hospital. Things took a turn for the worse when the patient developed sudden weakness in his left ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 27 November 2018: Takeda team in Lebanon gathered insights from oncologists and pathologists who practice in different health care settings to understand how Takeda can support lung cancer patients.
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon and its incidence is increasing. The National Cancer Registry data show that 1212 cases were diagnosed with lung cancer in Lebanon in 2015, while it was 993 cases in 2012 and 881 cases in 2009. While we don’t have accurate cancer mortality data from Lebanon, data from most countries indicate that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer.
While lung cancer can occur in non-smokers, it remains largely a smoking-related disease. The best way to prevent it is by not smoking (including cigarettes, cigars, and most relevant to Lebanon, Nargileh). ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed MoU’s with four international firms under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme.
The aim of the MoU is to work together and introduce cutting-edge technologies in the healthcare landscape of the emirate. The initiatives will help enhance the overall health sector and provide patients with the very best standards of care using latest technologies.
As part of the fifth cycle, the companies will work with DHA for nine weeks. They will present proofs of concepts and pilot projects at DHA hospitals to see how this technology can be incorporated in Dubai
HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA said, “DHA is keen on fostering innovation and implementing the latest technology across its healthcare ......read more
DHA has opened the tendering process for its new facility to be built in the Rashid Medical Complex
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun the tendering process for the establishment of a state-of-the-art cardiac centre.
The centre will follow the public-private partnership (PPP) model for building the centre. DHA will hold a bidder day on November 29 from 10am-12pm at the Conrad Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.
DHA has appointed a team of advisors, led by PricewaterhouseCoopers and supported by Mott MacDonald as the technical adviser and Allen&Overy as the legal and transaction adviser, to help select a suitably qualified private-sector partner.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death across the ......read more
Coinciding with Men’s Health Awareness Month, a UAE company, SPOTCHECK, launches a health & wellness eco-system that combines an 8-minute non-invasive health screening focusing on lifestyle diseases and a tailored wellness program through their web and mobile application.
In the initial research 1,744 men participated between the age group of 18 and 71. The assessment focused on 30 health parameters. Results showed that out of 1,744 assessed, 24% were placed in the “careful or borderline” zone and 6% placed in the “warning” category.
SPOTCHECK aims to reach consumers through corporate wellness, occupational health & safety and CSR initiatives.
Dubai, UAE (November 21, 2018) - A UAE-based company has launched an innovative preventative health screening ......read more
Beachfront destination teams up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for power-packed, rock music-themed workouts
Dubai, 20 November 2018: Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeriah is teaming up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for the biggest edition yet of Core Beats, the free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert.
Taking place on Saturday, 24 November – the last day of the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge, the sixth edition of the concert will feature power-packed, rock-themed workouts on the beach, with an expected 300 people taking part.
With spectacular views, breathtaking light installations, lively music and an invigorating ambience, the past editions of Core Beats have received an overwhelming response with over 1,500 participants in total so far.
The upcoming edition of the ......read more
Humanitarian leader spreads message of peace on the occasion of World Tolerance Day
On a 4-day visit to the UAE, Gurudev inspires thousands to take up meditation to find inner strength and fulfilment
Gurudev visited the country on the invitation of the Fujairah government
November 19th, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Meditation is the technology to expand the mind and the key to spread positivity and happiness among people. This was the crux of humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s message to the people of UAE on his 4-day visit to the country. Gurudev, who was in the UAE on the invitation of the Fujairah government, conducted series of talks and workshops across the UAE, teaching thousands of people the art of de-stressing themselves. The events, held in Fujairah, Sharjah and Dubai left a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2018: VPS Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service providers in the Middle East, has announced its foray into Sudan by offering coverage of tertiary and quaternary care to patients of Sudan in partnership with the country’s two major insurance providers.
Global patient care division of VPS Healthcare Group undertook the initiative. Senior officials of the Group led by Mr. Savnivise Gopinath, Director – VPS Healthcare, Dubai & India, signed agreements with the insurance companies in Sudan.
VPS Healthcare owns and operates over 125 medical centers, 22 hospitals, 15 brands with more than 13,000 employees spanning across the Middle East, Europe and India to provide comprehensive care and medical support services to patients from all strata of the society at ......read more
The conference will bring international experts to the region who will give insights on breakthroughs in fertility treatments
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018: The incidence of infertility is on the rise in the UAE. Research indicates that the causes can be attributed to both female and male conditions. Hence, there is a growing demand for infertility treatments. With the entry of IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, couples have access to advanced, global quality IVF treatments, right here in the region.
As a leading provider of IVF services, IVI Middle East works continuously towards gaining a better understanding of the challenges couples face in starting a family. Though, some of these infertility problems might be similar to what has been seen in other parts of the world, but other ones are actually ......read more
DUBAI – November 15, 2018: Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, celebrated a successful year of partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in providing leadership and innovations in the laboratory diagnostics sector.
In 2017, Pure Health took over operations of medical diagnostic laboratories under the Ministry of Health and Prevention, starting with 11 and expanding to over 82 laboratory facilities across all the United Arab Emirates. The laboratories were renovated and updated with state-of-the-art equipment and machines, and also staffed with high calibre laboratory expertise. This move initiated an advanced level of improvement in the efficiency of the laboratories. Pure Health provided the latest global technological solutions and advanced ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2018: On World Diabetes Day, which takes place on November 14 every year, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed to use of incorporating technology to provide holistic care to those with the disease.
DHA is working with several international firms at the Dubai Future Accelerator’s initiative to evaluate and incorporate new technology to treat and manage the disease.
Senior DHA officials including Dr Younis Kazim, CEO of Dubai Healthcare Corporation (DHC) and Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of the Specialised Healthcare Services Sector, met with the companies at DFA, to discuss the use of latest technology in diabetes management.
Dr Mohammed Redha, Director of Project Management Office, Informatics and Smart Health at the DHA said that the authority is keen to ......read more
The event, hosted by RAK Hospital will be held on 15th November 2018, 7pm – 9pm in Marjan Island
In the UAE one in five people are diabetic while another one in five are pre-diabetic
November 13th, 2018; RAK Al Khaimah, UAE: In their effort to create awareness about preventing and managing Diabetes with regular physical activity and to commemorate World Diabetes Day, RAK Hospital is organizing a fun Zumbathon on 15th November 2018.
The fun event will transform Marjan Island stage into a red-hot, exhilarating dance fitness explosion from 7 pm – 9 pm on that day. Hundreds of participants are expected to dance out diabetes burning about 500,000 combined calories in one session, letting the music move them down a path to wellness and diabetes management and prevention.
The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the ......read more
Emirati Woman spreading peace and happiness amongst war victims and refugees of the region
November 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Over 14,000 war refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon have found new lease to happiness and hope through recently-concluded training programs conducting by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and its sister organization The Art of Living. The Project which started in 2016 aims to reach out to another 4000 vulnerable, at-risk and high potential Iraqi and Syrian refugees by mid of next year, accomplishing the task of providing relief to a almost 18,000 people on completion.
Focused towards war victims, youth, women and children, the tailor-made programs comprised numerous workshops in the region to help people cope with trauma of war, loss of lives and possessions and of being ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018: Established in 2014, Roda Hotels and Resorts continues to flourish in the ever developing UAE hospitality industry. From the seven properties within its portfolio, two have been awarded at this years GCC Best Employer of the year awards, Roda Al Bustan for ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ and Roda Amwaj Suites for ‘GCC’s Best Employer’.
Puneet Baijal, General Manager of Roda Al Bustan, a 5-star hotel neighbouring Dubai International Airport, was awarded the ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ award for his innovative leadership and unwavering efforts, both of which leave behind immensely satisfied guests and inject passion into the hotels teams and employees. The outstanding 5-star hotel boasts 279 ......read more
The Color Run presented by Daman, marks its sixth year with the most colorful yet!
Dubai, UAE, 10th November 2018: A colorful community of ‘superheroes’ turned out in force today at the sixth edition of The Color Run presented by Daman in the UAE. Proving that fun and fitness is very much at the forefront of residents’ minds in the UAE, the Happiest 5k on the Planet was enjoyed once again by thousands of Color Runners.
This year’s Color Run Hero Tour saw families, children, fit-squads and work besties – from babies to grandparents, teens to Millennials – happily dance, skip and run their way through the 5k route in their Hero Capes…and what a route it was! In the all-new Super Zone, Color Runners soared to new heights against the backdrop of the Dubai skyline while the ......read more
Secondary infertility can be confusing and also heart-breaking. It is important to raise awareness, give clarity and encourage people struggling to get the support they need
UAE, Abu Dhabi, 9 August 2018: There are several women who struggle to conceive after being able to have a child before. Such a condition is termed as secondary infertility. Studies indicate that one in eight ......read more
Patient suffered multiple complete visual loss attacks despite suggestive therapy; the Neurology team at RAK Hospital treated the complicated case successfully.
Till date, only a few hundred optic neuritis cases with anti MOG syndrome and steroids resistance are recorded world over.
8 August 2018; Ras Al Khaimah: Nawzer Lala, a diabetic middle-aged gentleman, had not the ......read more
Enjoy a variety of dance classes completely FREE for a week – September 1st until September 6th
Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018: Dancing is one of the most positive forms of physical activity. It requires focus, precise technique and attention to detail. It can also offer a myriad of benefits to your body and work as a natural anti-depressant, releasing happiness hormones. However, ......read more
The FREE event will be hosted on Saturday 11th August at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre
Dubai, UAE – 7th August 2018: Following the roaring success of the last Fitness In DXB yoga event, the expert team are inviting residents across the UAE to a free evening of yoga and inspiration on Saturday 11th August, 2018, from 5pm to 9:30pm. Focused on promoting holistic ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018: Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, has partnered with ‘Draw a Smile’ social support volunteering organization, for a two-month initiative titled ‘Cool their Summer’. This initiative is being conducted in association with the UAE Food Bank.
The campaign will see the ‘Draw a ......read more
Young Adults Under 35 Suffer from Pain in Knee, Ankle, Feet and Shoulder
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 5th August, 2018: With the rise in high intensity workouts, including CrossFit, heavy weightlifting and metabolic conditioning classes, physical therapists and orthopaedic surgeons have noticed a new demographic of patients - young adults under 35 who suffer from overwhelming pain in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 August 2018: As part of the strategic partnership between wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, and Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), wasl has organised a health campaign for its employees that includes dental screening, bone density check-ups and ......read more
Reform your workout routines
Dubai, UAE, August 02, 2018: Finding a great gym or workout class in Dubai can be quite overwhelming with all of the countless options that are available. With the endless offerings to try, it’s important to opt for a fitness studio that makes you feel comfortable, motivated and has you wanting to go back for more. Reform Athletica, the fitness ......read more
Hikma Medical Center celebrates 35 years in United Arab Emirates.
Hikma Medical Center located in Khaleej Al Arabi Street and Hamdan Street in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi, August 1, 2018: Hikma Medical Center, one of the leading dental care facilities in Abu Dhabi, is marking 35 years of excellence in dental care this year. As part of the anniversary celebrations, they are sharing ......read more
Range of Privileges for Health Insurance Card Holders who are affiliated to the Department
Dubai, UAE, 30 July 2018: The Sharjah Social Services Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Medcare Hospital Sharjah, to provide Health Insurance Card Holders affiliated to the Department with a range of privileges and deductions on the healthcare services provided by the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 30, 2018: Al Areesh Club, the family–friendly sports and social destination located in the heart of Dubai Festival City, has partnered with Les Mills, pioneer leaders of the fitness industry in the Middle East, to bring world class fitness experience to the club.
Les Mills promises to make members of Al Areesh Club fall in love with ......read more
Leading specialists caution Middle East patients on importance of preventative health measures
Dubai, UAE, 28 July, 2018: With a significant increase in life expectancy anticipated across the Middle East, leading Swiss medical experts are working to educate men in the region on the importance of preventative medicine and treatment.
Professor Jacques Proust, founder of luxury ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 July, 2018: Dubai Hospital recently held a regional workshop on quality management in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
The five-day training and workshop is the first-of-its-kind in the region and is organized by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Dubai Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Centre in cooperation with IAEA ......read more
Such surgeries last for 10 years and more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th July 2018: Angelika Eksteen, 57 from Germany, who works for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, sustained a fracture in the left shoulder 10 months ago, for which she underwent a surgery at a local hospital. However, the surgery wasn’t successful, and Angelika continued to have complications in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 25, 2018: The emergency department and the labour and delivery suite of Latifa Hospital for Women and Children, Dubai’s oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital, are currently undergoing expansion to double the hospital’s capacity.
By September 2019, the first phase of the emergency department and the expansion of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 24, 2018: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received a high-level delegation from the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).
The FANR delegation was headed by Christor Viktorsson, Director-General of FANR.
The two sides discussed cooperation in the field of nuclear regulation and ......read more
Global total of babies born as a result of IVF and other advanced fertility treatments is more than 8 million
Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018: Infertility is not an unheard of phenomenon today. At a time when one in five couples run into difficulties conceiving a child, IVF is a ray of hope for millions of couples that look forward to having their own families. And over the last few years, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018: Henkel has officially inaugurated its first Beauty Care laboratory in the Middle East. As a further milestone of Henkel’s continuous investment in the region, the new facility provides state-of-the-art technology to innovate and test Beauty Care products tailored specifically for the consumers in the Middle East.
The new Beauty Care laboratory is ......read more
DDC to introduce obesity clinic
DDC currently studying the use of Artificial Intelligence to detect diabetic retinopathy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 23, 2018: The Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC), the emirate’s only dedicated multidisciplinary diabetes centre, will undergo expansion services to enhance its capacity and cater to a larger number of patients.
The ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 23, 2018: In a bid to provide free high-cost cardiac surgeries and other humanitarian aid services in the medical field, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment (MBRCHE).
The two organisations have a long-standing relationship and the aim ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began its one-month summer training program for 170 E¬mirati students as part of its efforts to develop national talent in the medical sector.
The launch of the program took place in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences at Dubai Healthcare City.
Amna Al ......read more
UAE, July 21, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) signed a strategic agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Export Limited (GSK) for the provision and distribution of medical and pharmaceutical stocks in emergency situations. The agreement falls in line with the efforts to strengthen the UAE’s medical health security, according to the Article (4) of Cabinet Decision No. 39 of ......read more
Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.
According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic heart disease and 5% to hypertension.
Prevalence of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases are extremely high in UAE ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 19, 2018: There were several complications along the way and time was not on their hands, but the multidisciplinary team at Rashid Hospital successfully carried out the first pulmonary embolism catheter directed clot lysis procedure in Dubai saving the life of a 64-year-old Arab expatriate.
Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that is ......read more
Studies indicate that 40 percent of the infertility cases are caused by men, 40 percent by women and the other 20 percent correspond to mix or combined causes
Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2018: There is a misconception that infertility affects women more than men. Both are impacted equally, according to experts at IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic – UAE’s leading ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the British Embassy.
The delegation was led by HE Andrew Jackson, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates and included Karen Baggaley, Healthcare Trade and Investment Advisor at the ......read more
Schools to encourage students to increase physical activity to 150 minutes a week.
School healthcare staff to receive training on comprehensive child screening.
All school clinic set-ups in Dubai to be unified
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018: In a move to help implement the comprehensive Dubai School Health Policy, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will rate all healthcare facilities including public and private hospitals and day-care health centres in Dubai in accordance with the Dubai Health Facilities Performance Framework (DHFPF)
The framework, known as Qeyas, will be finalized and implemented by the beginning of next year and has five ......read more
Proper precautions and preventative measures can lower the risk of injuries
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15th July 2018: With the football World Cup fever gripping the world, it is natural to assume that footballers are pain free. However, constant twists, turns and sudden changes of direction involved in football can put the legs and feet of a footballer under tremendous strain. It has ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018: The odds were against him. More than 90 percent of people with basilar artery occlusion don’t survive if they are not treated correctly, but lucky for sea captain Renato Garcia, the timely and effective care he received by doctors at Rashid Hospital saved his life.
The sea captain was left completely paralyzed after suffering a brain stroke ......read more
Promising first-in-class and potential medical breakthrough pipeline projects presented at R&D Press Conference
80 clinical and pre-clinical projects of which 65% have first-in-class and breakthrough potential
Highlight: First-in-class monoclonal antibody shows potential in multiple inflammatory diseases
15 new medicines could potentially be approved by 2025 in ......read more
Sharjah – 14 July 2018 : The Breastfeeding Friends Society, one of the health promotion associations at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, continues to organize the monthly “Forum for mothers”, in cooperation with a variety of local and private hospitals in Sharjah. The association aims to use these forums to educate mothers on the importance of ......read more
Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic facilities, affirming foray into tertiary care services in UAE
Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.
According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic ......read more
UAE, 10 July, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) issued a circular ordering the recall of some antihypertensive medicines containing the active ingredient Valsartan, manufactured by Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical after the detection of impurities in the active ingredient. This recall is a precautionary measure taken by the Ministry following the report ......read more
The Nabadat (Arabic for heartbeat) Initiative launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority provides free cardiac surgeries and medical care to children whose parents cannot afford treatment.
Many of the families came from small towns, 1200 kilometers away from Mumbai, to provide their children with an opportunity to ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ÜJuly 10, 2018 – HP Inc., a global leader in innovative technology, has collaborated with Abu Dhabi’s Danat Al Emarat Hospital to transform the typical dull setting of a CT scan room to a colorful comfort zone. Danat Al Emarat, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), is a specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi catering to women and ......read more
First and only medicine approved to treat two types of MS: relapsing forms of MS (RMS) and PPMS
First and only approved disease-modifying therapy for primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), one of the most disabling forms of MS
First and only approved MS treatment to target the immune cells, thought to be responsible for the damage that leads to ......read more
UAE, 9 July 2018- In line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the vital projects within the framework of UAE Centennial Plan 2071 to improve government performance, accelerate achievement and build creative and innovative work environments, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced its plans to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) rehabilitation in physiotherapy ......read more
The basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of Hepatitis C
All Dubai visa holders (who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover) are now eligible for Hepatitis C screening as per international best practice criteria.
The initiative will especially benefit those with limited insurance coverage and will reduce late ......read more
The lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology that will directly improve patient outcomes and experience.
Advances in technology can significantly help not only save lives but also minimize the invasiveness of cardiac procedures.
The Heart Navigator System and the Dynamic Road Map feature are only available in the cath lab at Rashid Hospital in the Middle East.
The cardiology ......read more
UAE, July 4, 2018 - Prime Healthcare Group has revealed being awarded 'Superbrands' status for the third straight year--demonstrating its excellent performance as one of the country's top healthcare companies. The achievement also reflects the company's significant role as a premier provider of medical services. Being recognized for 'Superbrands' status also highlights why ......read more
UAE, July 2, 2018 - Mubadala Healthcare and Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, have collaborated to implement Cerner’s integrated electronic health record (EHR) at Mubadala Healthcare’s Healthpoint facility.
“We are pleased to be one of the first hospitals in the Middle East to upgrade our health information system with the latest Cerner software,” said ......read more
There are more than 400 genetic disorders in the UAE.
Mandatory pre-marital screening has been successful in drastically reducing the incidence of new Thalassemia cases.
Prevention vital tool to reduce incidence of these diseases
Genetic advances such as predictive genetic testing means genes are no longer a deciding factor of disease.
Advances in technology to radically reduce new ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 1, 2018: NMC ProVita International Medical Center, a subsidiary of the UAE’s largest healthcare provider NMC Healthcare and the pioneer for post-acute care including long term care, post-acute rehabilitation and home health services in the UAE, nursed a patient back to health following a brain stroke.
Tamer, a 45-year-old ......read more
UAE, 27 June, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced the details of their Visiting Doctors Program for July 2018, highlighting the scheduled visits will be in the following hospitals: Al Kuwait Hospital, Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Saqr Hospital. They will provide their medical services in their key specializations including ......read more
UAE, 27 June 2018 - Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening program for all newborns. As part of the program launch, the MOHAP is equipping 9 hospitals across 5 emirates, Newborns delivered at these hospitals will now be screened for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using Eve – the first large-scale worldwide ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018: Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain, a multi-speciality family hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fatima College of Health Sciences to facilitate academic collaboration and educational development opportunities for UAE Nationals.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Arun Menon, Director of ......read more
Primary healthcare centres will continue to explore the use of technology to improve patient care
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 25, 2018: More than 1,000 patients have benefited since the launch of the headache clinics at Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centres last year.
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) introduced a headache clinic in these two focal primary ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018: Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, was ranked as one of the best places to work for in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Great Place to Work (GPTW).
The recognition is in line with Philips objectives of fostering a collaborative working environment that is driven towards performance excellence. Philips’ ......read more
Neurosurgeon at RAK Hospital saves a four-month-old Nigerian boy from stunted developmental growth and loss of physical and mental activities
The baby was suffering from fluid accumulation within the brain with progressive swelling of the head
June 24, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Performing a challenging brain surgery against many odds and under critical circumstances, ......read more