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Experts urge the society to build a conducive and inclusive environment for patients on World MS Day

Around 43% of people with MS had stopped working within three years of diagnosis. This figure rose to 70% after ten years.  The overall MS (Multiple Sclerosis) prevalence in the Arabian Gulf region is 31-55 MS cases per 100,000 in the whole population.  The prevalence rate of MS in UAE is 54.77 per 100,000 in the whole population, with the mean age of onset at 26.6 years.  Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2017:  Marking World MS Day observed on 31 May every year, renowned experts in UAE have come together to garner the support of medical associations, government and the public at large to advocate for a more inclusive, conducive and supportive environment for people living with MS. The aim is to remove barriers and create opportunities for MS patients, so that they can live independently and participate equally in ......read more

Is Your Child Passively Smoking?

  Dubai-UAE: 28th May 2017: According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention on an average, children are exposed to more secondhand smoke than nonsmoking adults. Two out of every five children aged 3 to 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke in the United States. It can come from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.  Scientific studies show that there can be around 4000 chemicals in cigarette smoke; at least 250 are known to cause disease. They can be breathed in by anyone near a smoker. Some of these chemicals are: Tar, which has many chemicals in it some of which cause cancer, Carbon Monoxide which reduces the amount of oxygen in blood - so people can develop heart diseases (the amount of carbon monoxide is not enough to cause any immediate effects in passive smokers (such as feeling tired), but over a long time the ......read more

Prevent Yourself From Vehicular Heat Strokes This Ramadan

V-Kool helps protect against dehydration by welcoming Dubai summer on a safer note Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28, May 2017: Being under the sun or even indirect sun for long periods of time requires one’s body to work hard to keep itself cool, so the first rule in protecting yourself from dehydration this Ramadan is preventing heat exposure. However, what are the possibilities of being affected by heat when one is already under shade in their vehicle? With temperatures expected to soar above 40 degrees Celsius this summer and Ramadan, vehicular heat strokes can easily be stated as a cause of concern in the region.  Spiking up the AC power may be a temporary fix but increases fuel consumption and thus costs. Using a Sun Protection Film like V-Kool®, helps reduce up to 99% of Ultraviolet Rays and 94% of ......read more

3M Healthcare Sponsors the Spanish Soccer School in Support of UAE Youth Sport

Former Real Madrid star, Michel Salgado, is the Director of Spanish Soccer School in Dubai  According to a Premier League Youth Soccer Study, under 14 and under 16 players sustain the highest number of injuries during training  3M Healthcare Business emphasizes the importance of sports-care for the UAE youth in partnership with Dubai Sports City and the Spanish Soccer School Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2017:  3M Healthcare Business today announced that it is sponsoring the Spanish Soccer School, where Michel Salgado, the former Real Madrid player, is director. In doing so, the corporation continues to support the UAE youth by encouraging sports involvement and promoting healthy lifestyles, in general. As a brand deeply entrenched at the core of the healthcare system, 3M Healthcare Business, in partnership with Dubai ......read more

“Aster Emergency App” - Saving Lives during the Golden Hour

Shall help revolutionize emergency care,  saving thousands of lives with immediate availability  of emergency responders during the Golden Hour , through leveraging technology and training.  As part of “Aster Volunteers” programme Aster DM Healthcare initiates 3,00,000 new BLS training for Volunteers over the next 3 years across India & GCC for widening its current pool of 2,00,000 BLS Trained people  President of India met the Delegates from Aster DM Healthcare along with ministers and MPs for a pre-launch brief of “Aster Emergency App” at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan today  New Delhi, May 27, 2017:  Unveiling a novel and unique concept, The “Aster Emergency App” was launched on May 25, 2017 at Hotel ITC Maurya, New Delhi today by Padma Shree Dr. Azad Moopen, ......read more

In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's initiative to consider people with special needs as the determined ones

Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center organizes first Walkathon  Al Ain, UAE, 25 May 2017:  Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centre organized a walkathon, to show the determination of its patients in leading normal lives. The initiative falls in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s recommendation to consider people with special needs as the determined ones and highlights the importance of acceptance and communication in changing the lives of people in need. The walkathon, which involved the center’s patients, their families, and the larger community, was organised at Al Muwaiji Palace – Al Ain city, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, The general Administration of Customs – Al Ain and Al Ain Police Directorate – Al Hili ......read more

‘Ramadan Nutrition Plan' Web Application Launched to Help Diabetics Plan Meals During Ramadan

The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance and the International Diabetes Federation are spearheading interventional approaches for diabetes management, with support of an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi. The new application allows individuals to choose their Ramadan food menu with a calorie count, customized to the cuisine of their choice. The Ramadan Education and Awareness in Diabetes (READ) study demonstrated a significant decrease in the number of hypoglycemic (low sugar levels) events in a group of patients with Type 2 Diabetes who received diabetes education (from 9 events pre-Ramadan to just 5 during Ramadan) compared to an increase (from 9 to 36 events) in a control group that did not receive the educational advice.  A survey conducted in 39 countries involving over 38,000 Muslims reported ......read more

Emirates Neurology Society partners with Aster Hospital & Clinic to raise awareness about Hypertension and Stroke in UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2017:  Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. As per reports of the World Health Organization (WHO), globally 1 billion people suffer from high BP, out of which two thirds of the people are from developing countries. In 2025, the WHO estimated that the total number of people suffering from high blood pressure will increase to 1.56 billion from the current 1 billion. In the UAE, 75% of people who suffer from stroke are due to high blood pressure and 50% of these have never been diagnosed or treated for high BP.  Acknowledging the alarming rise in the incidence of hypertension & stroke in the UAE, Emirates Neurology Society has launched a hypertension and stroke awareness campaign in collaboration with Aster ......read more

#Alwaysonthemove Anytime of the Month

  A recent ‘Always® on the Move Study’* shows that 77% of girls feel like no time of the month should limit them from enjoying special occasions, the new Always Nassijaf Moutawar means that you don’t have to. Dubai, UAE, 22 May 2017- A girl’s monthly cycle may feel like an emotional rollercoaster, and when it is that time of the month, exercise and going out with friends may go on hold. Always®, the leading feminine care brand discovered that half of girls actually minimize their movement during the menstruation cycle. Girls restrict their movements during their period and avoid going out and doing their favourite things because they don’t feel comfortable. However, 77% of girls feel like no time of the month should limit them from enjoying any special occasion. Even though it ......read more

Suhoor and Iftar Food: To Eat or Not to Eat

  Eating Habits to Follow During Ramadan Ramadan is just a few days away and while the holy month is filled with goodness, Ramadan falls at the peak of summer this year. It is important we maintain our energy levels and avoid the unhealthy food temptations that come with the month.  “In Ramadan our diets are radically altered, as we eat only during Suhoor (pre-dawn) and Iftar (at sunset). As such both these meals form an essential part of fasting. While it’s a good idea to consume low Glycaemic Index (GI) items, both Suhoor and Iftar should be well-balanced and contain items from each food group, such as vegetables, cereals, meat, dairy products and fruits,” said Ms. Rahma Ali , Clinical Dietician at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi. “Suhoor needs to be wholesome to provide enough energy to last ......read more

Lift of Fertility Treatment Cap Serves as a Fresh Hope for Childless Couples in the UAE

Thiqa policy holders to avail 3 FREE IVF cycles. No co-payment needed! Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 May 2017:A big decision on fertility treatments for Thiqa policy holders has come as a huge relief for couples unable to conceive naturally.Changes inAbu Dhabi  health schemes have facilitated the removal of a cap on infertility treatments set last year. The cap was announced in June 2016, effective from 1st July 2016 limiting in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) at private centres forThiqa insurance holders in Abu Dhabi from three cycles to one cycle and that too with a 20% co-payment.  “The inability to conceive is a medical disorder affecting several couples in the region today and the number is only increasing. For a few couples, paying for such treatments is not an issue, but a large number rely on the Thiqa policy and ......read more

RAK Hospital to hold health camp ahead of Ramadan

Patients suffering from chronic ailments will be advised on best possible ways to manage their health while fasting The camp will be particularly beneficial for people over the age of 40 and suffering from chest pain, high BP, diabetes or diabetic foot pain May 17, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  With a change in diet plan and sleeping pattern during the holy month of Ramadan, patients suffering from chronic ailments need special care. In order to help people take stock of their health ahead of Ramadan, RAK Hospital has organised diabetes, heart and foot assessment at their premises on Thursday, May 18. The complimentary health check, scheduled from 9am to 5pm, will offer BMI test, blood pressure check, random blood sugar test, ECG and consultation with specialists. The camp will be particularly beneficial for people over the age ......read more

Look No Further and Take a Step Today to Start Your Journey to a New You.

Dubai-UAE: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get a makeover? It does not matter who you are or where you live at one point or another there has always been something that you wish that you could change about yourself, the way you look-be it to have that perfect nose, those perfect lips and that perfect body weight. While some people are simply content to live with their appearance, however, over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of people opting for makeovers with the help of medical science and technology to enhance their appearance and thus improve their self-confidence. “Constantly being criticized of the way you look can take a toll on a person’s self-confidence, particularly the younger generation. When you look good, you feel good and therefore there is no harm in working ......read more

Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC) to Sponsor Treatment for Emirati Couples

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority-run Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC) marked today International Family Day by hosting a gathering for those born through fertility treatments at the Centre. The facility is the first government fertility center in the UAE and one of the leading establishments’ of-its-kind.  Proud parents who conceived with the help of fertility treatments they received at the Centre got together to celebrate this day with their children. The Authority organized several activities for the children including a balloon bender, magic shows etc. Amidst an atmosphere of laughter and joy, doctors and staff members of the Centre were felicitated for achieving high success rates and adhering to international best practices. HE Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of ......read more

Emirates Hospitals Group Nurses Honoured with Prestigious DAISY Award 2017

  DUBAI - May 15, 2017: Nurses at Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare provider in the UAE, were honoured with the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts that nurses take up every day. The awards were a part of the Nurses Day celebrations by the Emirates Hospitals Group in Dubai amidst 400 nurses and other members of the organization.   The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization based in Glen Ellen, CA, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes by his family members. Patrick died at the age of 33 in 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill ......read more

Beckman Coulter Sheds Light on Antimicrobial Resistance in the GCC

Capabilities of MicroScan Presented to HCPs in a regional roadshow across Kuwait and Abu Dhabi Dubai, May - 15, 2017- Beckman Coulter, a worldwide leader in developing clinical diagnostic products and solutions, has introduced the workflow efficiency boosting MicroScan range of solutions to healthcare providers (HCPs) and members of the medical community in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi. MicroScan products offer choice in panel formats, setup and speed. Its unique PROMPT™ setup with combo identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (ID/AST) panels provides flexible workflow. ASTs are growth-based to ensure the detection of resistance while its built-in visual read capability provides added assurance. To mitigate antimicrobial resistance , the May 2015 World Health Organization adopted a global action plan. Among its key ......read more

Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah inaugurate the new Medcare Hospital in Sharjah

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the new Medcare Hospital in Sharjah this morning in the gracious presence of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. The hospital is located on King Faisal Street in the Al Qasimiya Area of Sharjah. An opening video was showcased during the ceremony about Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres, the latest developments in the medical field, and the new facilities being offered at the Medcare Hospital in Sharjah. Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, the global healthcare conglomerate which operates Medcare said, “Medcare is a brand that strives to achieve a new benchmark in healthcare ......read more

Aster Clinic Ajman organises health awareness programme for Ajman Bank employees

Ajman Bank Health Awareness Week will see Aster doctors educating over 450 employees on healthy lifestyle measures and providing free health check-ups. The initiative is being conducted in alignment with Ajman Bank’s corporate responsibility objective of encouraging their employees to lead better and healthier lifestyles. Dr. Aster Mobile Clinic - Aster’s mobile health service unit will visit 6 branches across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi to provide free health services. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 May, 2017:  Aster Clinic, Ajman in partnership with Ajman Bank, is conducting ‘Ajman Bank Health Awareness Week’ aimed at equipping employees with the information and measures required to improve their health and wellness. The programme will include talks on various health topics and free health ......read more

Fertility Support Meet on May 13th

Women, Men and couples facing fertility issues invited to attend. Repeated IVF Failure, Recurrent miscarriages, Fertility laws, update on latest fertility treatments to be discussed at the session. May 8th 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Couples facing fertility problems such as repeated IVF failures and recurrent miscarriages can now find hope, support and guidance through UAE’s first and only IVF & Fertility Support Group. The Group, founded by Cassie Destino, an American expat in the country and mother of twins, is progressively becoming a pillar of strength for many who are finding comfort and encouragement, discussions, guidance and advice on issues of infertility on the forum.  The group in association with Bourn Hall Fertility Centre in Dubai is organizing their first support meet to help couples struggling with ......read more

Experts at Aster DM Healthcare shed light on common lifestyle related health concerns in an International CME

Aster DM Healthcare organized an International CME on Lifestyle Disorders, which saw the attendance of medical professionals from within the local and International network of Aster. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 May, 2017:  With the objective of offering a platform for Doctors across different specialties, to come together and discuss latest treatment modalities and practices to ensure development by preventing lifestyle disorders, Aster DM Healthcare organized the fourth edition of Synerge International Medical Conference on ‘Lifestyle Disorders’ on Friday, 28th April 2017.  The one day conference was addressed by specialists from across different verticals of Aster DM Healthcare, including; Aster Medcity (Kochi), Medcare Medical Centre (Dubai), Aster Hospital (Dubai) and Aster Clinic (Dubai). Dr. Azad ......read more

Empower Organises Wellness Programs to Boost Employee Health and Satisfaction

The initiative offered health check-up to more than 650 employees at Empower’s Head Quarters and Camp Dubai, UAE, 8 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, conducted  Wellness Programs to help, nurture and improve the health and well-being of its employees. The move falls in line with the company’s social responsibility programmes, and its commitment to support Dubai government's vision of a happy, healthy and safe society in accordance with its 2021 goal - ‘Inclusive and Cohesive Society’, and the UN goal – Good Health and Wellbeing. Moreover, this initiative comes as part of Empower’s participation in “Year of Giving”, which was launched by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of ......read more

"Watch Your Back Teenager"

A pediatric orthopedic awareness campaign on the prevention and cure of musculoskeletal concerns in children conducted by Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS) United Arab Emirates, Dubai –8th May 2017: According to the World Health Organization, child injuries are a global public health problem. There is also high morbidity associated with childhood injuries: for every injured child who dies, there are several thousand children who live on with varying degrees of disability. A large proportion of these injuries (for example, drowning, burns, falls) occur in or around the home.  In order to address this issue of childhood injuries, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS) is running a unique campaign called "Watch Your Back Teenager". ‘’Watch Your Back Teenager" is a pediatric ......read more

UAE's Burgeoning Healthcare Sector Boosts Demand for ICU Beds

Nearly 900-1000 additional ICU beds will be required by 2021 in the UAE to meet the growing demand for patient health care services United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 7th May, 2017: Nearly 900-1000 additional ICU beds will be required by 2021 in the UAE to meet the growing demand for patient health care services, senior officials from LINET Group announced. The announcement was made in effect to the burgeoning health care sector in the UAE, which is currently witnessing a structural shift and poised to record a strong growth of 60 per cent in next five years to Dh103 million by 2021, according to a latest research by Mena Research Partners. ICU beds are specifically designed to provide comfort and quality of sleep to hospitalised patients and cater to their other healthcare needs. This specialised medical equipment provides ......read more

Crown Prince of Fujairah inaugurates Emirates Hospitals Clinics in Fujairah

FUJAIRAH – May 5, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, has opened its well-known brand Emirates Hospitals Clinics in Fujairah, aimed at addressing the gap of quality care for residents in the emirate. The clinic was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah.  Strategically located in the FEWA Building on Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdulla Street in the heart of Fujairah, the state-of-the-art family clinic is the latest addition to Emirates Hospitals Group’s growing number of healthcare services focusing on personalized services, convenience and care. The new clinic is part of the Group’s ongoing mission to expand its reach further in the UAE and beyond offering quality care to the residents.  The ......read more

Syrian Patient Gets Her Vision Back at RAK Hospital

  The patient was suffering from retinal detachment; was referred to RAK Hospital after two unsuccessful surgeries in her home country that left her blind. Retinal detachment can lead to blindness in the affected eye. Symptoms include light flashes or floaters, blurred vision and a curtain-like shadow over one’s visual field; patients should consult an eye specialist at the earliest May 2, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: When Wafa Jamil Boudi, a 61-year-old Syrian resident, began experiencing light flashes and floaters in her right eye, she did not pay much attention to them. However, when she started losing vision in the right eye and was diagnosed with retinal detachment, she underwent two surgeries within a space of a few months in Syria. Unfortunately, soon after the second surgery she experienced complete loss of ......read more

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Persistent headache and runny nose may indicate chronic sinusitis…

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Partnering with Saudi Ministry of Health to drive digitization for achieving measurable improvements in quality of patient care and cost Expanding capabilities to deliver patient-centered programs with acquisition of two leading healthcare consultancies:  Finnamore and Camden Group Signing MoU with Dubai Health Authority to create centers of excellence and share experience in use of ......read more

Dubai Health Authority to launch Blood Donation App in 2017.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 1, 2017:  Dubai Health Authority’s ( DHA’s) Blood Donation Centre  is putting the power to save lives in the palm of the users' hand. The DHA displayed at The Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, a new app for iPhone and android which makes it easier to find a time and place to make a blood donation. The app is part of the ......read more

Future of Hospital Infrastructure is Modular: KEF-TAHPI at Arab Health 2017…

Showcases flagship MEITRA Hospital from stand OS-E10 at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre Hospital is up to 80 percent offsite-constructed, scheduled to launch in April 2017  Dubai-UAE: 1 February, 2017:  KEF-TAHPI Design Studio, has confirmed growing interest in its revolutionary ‘catalogue hospitals’ concept from emerging markets in Asia, ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Health Mirror service' and latest lab device for blood ...…

UAE, January 31, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched the latest ‘Health Mirror service’ and the newest device for laboratory analysis of blood samples as part of its efforts to offer innovative services to the general public. The unveiling was made during its participation at the ‘Arab Health 2017’ exhibition and conference held at the Dubai World ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention signs MoU with Australia's Monash University…

UAE, January 31, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Monash University of Australia on the sidelines of the Ministry’s participation at Arab Health Exhibition and Congress 2017 being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The agreement will facilitate the establishment of graduate programs for professional development and ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention signs MoU with RAK Hospital…

UAE, January 31, 2017- On the sidelines of Arab Health Exhibition and Congress 2017, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the RAK Hospital, a multispecialty healthcare facility in Ras Al Khaimah. The partnership is aimed at benefitting patients in the emirate with limited by helping them to prevent blindness through early detection of eye ......read more

GCC Health 2.0: Tackling diabetes and obesity in an age of digital acceleration…

About this report GCC Health 2.0: Tackling diabetes and obesity in an age of digital acceleration is a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), sponsored by EY. It explores the role of technology in preventing and managing diabetes and obesity in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries, highlighting the potential impact on patients and the healthcare system. The report is based ......read more

DHA to adopt 3D printed technology in dentistry…

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

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