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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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Insomnia causes sugar-laden indulgence and calorie intake, subsequently - The London Sleep Centre ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2017:  Sleep deprivation has already been linked with obesity and while we are still not done blaming lack of physical activity resulting in lack of sleep; Sleep Specialists at The London Sleep Centre Dubai believe that, sleep deprivation can lead to gorging on sugar-laden junk and forbidden calorie-rich food sins. If you are one of those who reach out for ......read more

Noor Dubai Foundation and DHA launch ‘Through their Eyes,' awareness campaign in Dubai schools.…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 19, 2017:  Noor Dubai Foundation in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched an awareness campaign in schools known as ‘Through their Eyes,’ to address the often overlooked social and emotional impact that vision problems have on a child. Dubai based child psychologists and the school health team in DHA will work ......read more

Patients can now walk home the same day after a hip replacement surgery…

Advanced joint replacement surgical procedures being performed at Medcare Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital are significantly reducing hospital stay for patients in the UAE The application of ‘Enhanced recovery after surgery’ (ERAS) protocols are enabling patients to opt for joint replacement procedures with minimal or no hospital stay (out-patient procedure), allowing faster ......read more

Dubai Industrial Strategy's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment Taskforce Begins Work…

Chairing Member of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment sectors to oversee transformation of Dubai into a global platform for innovative industries   Dubai, UAE – January 19, 2017:  In line with the recent directive from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, to accelerate ......read more

Doctors say many are unaware that they have a thyroid disease…

Dubai-UAE: 19 January, 2017:  According to figures released during the 10th Annual Middle East Otolaryngology Conference & Exhibitionin 2013, around 5% of the population in the UAE suffer from thyroid disease. However, this number is debatable as most sufferers are unaware of the problem. The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland in the anterior aspect of the neck that regulates our ......read more

7th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress In Joint Meeting ...…

Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, UAE – January 18, 2017:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 7th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress (EROC) kick started today at the InterContinental ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Help Me Hear' initiative for children with hearing loss…

UAE, 18 January, 2017 -The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of the ‘Help Me Hear’ initiative in a press conference held in conjunction with the Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress which was attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman AL Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics and Chairman of ......read more

Ministry of Health Opens Connected Solar Clinic Donated by Siemens Stiftung…

To enhance healthcare in refugee-populated Mafraq Amman, January 18, 2017:  Deputizing for Minister of Health H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab, Director of the Planning Department at the Ministry of Health Dr. Basheer Al Qaseer officially inaugurated the Connected Solar Clinic, a first-of-its-kind health facility enabling a superior level of medical services in off-grid settings, in Mafraq ......read more

SOLSTEO the leading European manufacturer of first-class industrial EO sterilisers will be ...…

United Arab Emirates  - January 18th 2017:  The knowledge of EO sterilisation process and the focus of SOLSTEO team on innovation make the company a recognised global expert in this field of expertise: SOLSTEO is a member of the ISO/TC 198/WG 1, representing the French mirror committee. “Using innovation to keep one step ahead of the competition” could be SOLSTEO’s ......read more

RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah creating mass awareness on Heart Health…

Campaign entails complimentary heart check and consultation with specialist cardiologist Never ignore even seemingly innocuous symptoms as those could be signs of a potential cardiac disorder, says Dr Nathani Diabetics at a greater risk of dying from heart disease and stroke; three-fold greater chance of heart failure, while the risk of transient ischemic attacks is two to six times ......read more

Cocoona Wins Best Aesthetic Clinic Award for 2016…

Prestigious award reinforces growing reputation of Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation Dubai, January 18, 2017:  Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation, which specializes in plastic, cosmetic, dental, orthopaedic, weight loss, hair transplant, dermatology and dietary services, has won the Best Aesthetic Clinic award at the prestigious Mother, Baby & Child Awards for 2016, ......read more

Unique Group brings expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment chambers to new healthcare markets…

Dubai, January 17, 2016:  Unique Group, the leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, is investing almost 2m euros in an innovative healthcare division to bring its 25 years’ of expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) chambers to new markets.  The new division – Unique Medical Technology – will launch in February 2017 at the Arab Health Show ......read more

Distinguished CSR Contribution Award for Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre…

Dubai, January 16, 2017:  Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre, a multi-specialty primary health care facility in Dubai, has received the Health Award for distinguished CSR contribution at the Annual Health Awards, jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai and the HEALTH magazine, today.  The award was presented to Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre by ......read more

"HEAR I AM" Survey Reveals 71% of Hearing Loss Patients Reported Better Hearing Following ...…

Survey finds 62% of the total respondent pool believe that getting older is the principal cause of hearing loss  Almost two third of parents do not believe that their children's treated hearing loss will affect their long-term development Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  Supported by the Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE, and in cooperation with The Emirates ......read more

UAE Hospital and Surgeon Among Top Elite in Mena Region to Earn International Accreditation…

Zulekha Hospital Dubai distinguished as Centre of Excellence by IFSO   Dubai, UAE, 16 January, 2017:  A multidisciplinary hospital and one of its foremost surgeons have been listed among the very best in the MENA region to achieve accreditation from the leading international bariatric surgery certification as a specialised centre for surgery of obesity and diabetes. Having ......read more

YSY CEMP to Be Unveiled at Arab Health 2017 - Pain Relief and Tissue Repair…

United Arab Emirates- January 16th 2017:  From January 30 to February 2, 2017, French firm YSY MEDICAL will be presenting YSY CEMP, its brand new medical device based on pulsed electromagnetic field technology, recognized particularly for pain relief. YSY CEMP uses innovative technologies such as hi-tech sensors and pulsed electromagnetic field, together with unprecedented and exclusive ......read more

Rashid Hospital saves life of teenager after quad bike accident…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2016:  Timely intervention by doctors at Rashid Hospital saved the life of an 18-year Emirati after he was critically injured in a quad bike accident in the dessert. Ambulance officials brought the patient into Rashid Hospital’s Trauma centre on 7th January at 1:30 am. with polytrauma and massive bleeding. A multispecialty team of vascular ......read more

LINET Group to participate in the 5th International Child & Adult Behavioral Health Conference…

LINET Group to participate in the 5th International Child & Adult Behavioral Health Conference, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al-Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture & Knowledge Development United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 12 January, 2016:  LINET Group, Europe’s premier manufacturer of healthcare beds and provider of hospital and ......read more

Urgent Need To Develop A Healthcare Insurance Framework To Contain Medical Inflation Across The ...…

Healthcare per capita spending in UAE amongst top 20 world-wide 12 January 2017, Dubai:  Having healthcare insurance become mandatory across the region, and medical pricing and inflation continuing to rise, healthcare providers, insurance companies, and solutions providers must ensure their business models can sustain the significant impact it will have on the healthcare insurance ......read more

Dubai Health Authority's smart clinic raises awareness on how to fight obesity.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 12, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held today a smart clinic to discuss how to tackle obesity and get on a healthier track in the New Year. Information was disseminated via the Authority’s Twitter account and through Periscope. Obesity is a risk factor for a number of chronic diseases and experts at the smart clinic focussed on the ......read more

ADFD Contributes AED735 Million towards King Hussein Medical City Expansionary Project…

Phase one will ensure a 940 bed, state-of-the-art hospital capable of accommodating 1,200 patients daily Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 January, 2017:  In a press conference held in Amman, Jordan - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced a AED735 million (US$200 million) UAE grant earmarked for expansionary works at King Hussein Medical City. This latest contribution is in line with the ......read more

Healthpoint Abu Dhabi Achieves Gold Seal of Approval from JCI…

Patients are further assured of quality care and world-class health services  Abu Dhabi, 10 January 2016:  The Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s largest healthcare accreditor, has awarded the Gold Seal of Approval to Healthpoint, the super-specialty destination hospital in Abu Dhabi, for its superior standards in full-cycle healthcare and patient safety. The ......read more

NMC doctor closes multiple holes in the heart of mother-of-two without surgery…

Doctor neatly closed holes with miniature, umbrella-like stents, inserted through leg vein Holes in the heart are traditionally treated with open heart surgery and leave large scars Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2017:  A mother-of-two who was suffering with chronic shortness of breath has been given a new lease of life thanks to an innovative new heart procedure. The 38-year-old woman, who ......read more

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Records 58 Per Cent Increase in Patient Check-ups…

Zulekha Hospitals Dubai and Sharjah welcome more than 2,902 women for medical tests to reduce breast cancer cases in UAE Dubai, UAE, 8 January, 2017:  Zulekha Hospital says its ongoing breast cancer awareness drive is having a growing impact after a record number of female patients registered for X-Ray mammograms and specialist check-ups. A total of 2,902 women have attended medical ......read more

Arab Health Exhibition seeks to bridge the specialist skills gap to improve patient care in the GCC…

  Limited regional skills in treatment areas such as oncology and cardiology drives Arab Health to offer local physicians 28 hands-on-training sessions in specialised techniques  More than 900 high-level healthcare professionals have registered to benefit from these niche and practical learning experiences at the region’s largest healthcare exhibition Sessions will focus ......read more

MoorFields Eye Hospital Dubai…

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Dubai Health Forum to gather world-renowned experts…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 5, 2017:  The Dubai Health Forum, which will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, will gather world-renowned experts who will speak about the future of medicine. The two-day event will take place at the Grand Hyatt on January 9 and 10 and will ......read more

9th European Society of Endocrinology Clinical Update in Abu Dhabi to Highlight Metformin's ...…

Event hosted  in partnership with Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) Scheduled to run from January 13-14, 2017 at the Hilton Capital Grand Hotel, Abu Dhabi Established physicians from across Europe will discuss latest in endocrinology outcomes, trends, developments and best practice with a specific focus on diabetes-related cancers, vitamin D and calcium deficiencies ......read more

More than 1500 registered for Dubai Health Forum…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 3, 2017:  The Dubai Health Forum, which will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, has already received 1500 registered delegates. The forum is a momentous stepping stone on Dubai’s journey to become a global pacesetter in innovative ......read more

Further collaboration between the laboratory and clinicians to bridge the gap towards better ...…

With the laboratory testing market in the GCC expected to grow at a CAGR of up to 6.5%, the MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress is to focus on facilitating a closer relationship between caregivers Dubai, UAE. January 03 2017:  MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress, the world’s leading event for laboratory management and diagnostics, has introduced a new focus for its scientific programme ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention hosts seminar on new medical liability decree…

UAE, 3 January, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Office of Medical Liability, recently organized a seminar to explain the ‘Federal Law No. (4) for the Year 2016 on Medical Liability’ at its Training and Development Center in Sharjah. The conference was attended by doctors and administrators of the Ministry’s affiliated hospitals. The UAE is ......read more

RAK Hospital launches clinic for neck and back pain…

Neck and back pain the leading cause of disability worldwide; the third highest in the UAE for death and disability combined The premier rehabilitative care provider will be offering free consultation for degenerative spinal problems, followed by X-ray and physiotherapy sessions January 2, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Lower back and neck pain is one of the leading cause of disability ......read more

Mild Ovarian Stimulation is a Safer IVF option, say experts in UAE…

Through IVF Lite, Aster IVF & Women Clinic is aiming to make fertility treatments in UAE affordable and less invasive for women. Based on recent research findings that milder ovarian stimulations result in chromosomally normal eggs, IVF Lite involves lower dosage of fertility drugs and retrieval of fewer eggs in each cycle. Onlyivf clinic in UAE offering cost-effective and safer ......read more

Business France sets the stage for robust French participation at Arab Health 2017…

130 companies to showcase country’s expertise at the tradeshow Three major French hospitals to make their first appearance  United Arab Emirates, December 29th 2016:  France’s global expertise in healthcare is set to take the centre stage at the Arab Health 2017 as 130 companies from the country, covering a number of key areas of the sector, put on a strong display ......read more

Obese People Need Two to Three Times More of Vitamin-D Intake, says Dr. Michael Holick…

Author of  'The UV Advantage’ and one of the world’s most respected authorities on Vitamin-D recommends 5-15 minutes of sensible sun exposure daily Middle East population is 78-100 per cent deficient in Vitamin-D Dubai, December 28 2016:  Dr. Michael Holick, a pioneering researcher and one of the world’s leading experts on Vitamin-D recommended that obese people ......read more

VPS Healthcare donates $ 1 Million to Emirates Red Crescent as part of UAE's Year of Giving…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 December 2016:  VPS Healthcare donates a total of $ 1 Million to the Emirates Red Crescent towards their ongoing campaign for Yemenis.  This comes at a time when we are all set to welcome 2017, the Year of Giving, as declared by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Managing Director, VPS ......read more

Doctor advises on measures to avoid injury during physical activity…

Al Ain, Abu Dhabi – 28 December, 2016:  With high rates of obesity and lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevalent in the UAE, an active lifestyle including regular physical activity is necessary to combat the onset of these conditions to help lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. Physical activity also improves the emotional wellbeing of a person making ......read more

Burjeel Hospital successfully treats patient with advanced stage 3 rectal cancer with a combination ...…

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – 27 December 2016:  Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi recently performed a complicated surgery as part of an integrated approach to successfully treat a patient suffering from advanced stage 3 rectal cancer. The surgery was an important part to treat Mrs. FES’ condition after she was referred to Burjeel Hospital’s Oncology Center in January earlier ......read more

Missed signs could lead to severe heart complications in babies, warns doctor…

Parents keep strict tabs; follow-up visits for babies critical to avoid lasting damage to heart, advises Dr Radhakrishnan, renowned paediatric cardiologist and senior consultant at RAK Hospital While many critical congenital heart defects are screened at birth, certain cardiac issues manifest at a later stage, which need to be addressed at the earliest December 27, 2016; Ras Al Khaimah, ......read more

Overactive sebaceous glands lead to acne…

Dubai-UAE: 27 December, 2016:  Our skin comes with its own in built moisturizer. Sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum which helps to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair of mammals. The glands are distributed over the entire body with the exception of the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet and are most ......read more

More UAE couples in younger age group turning to IVF…

Statistical evidence from Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, highlights an increasing number of IVF cases among couples aged 18 to 34  PCOS, Endometriosis among the medical factors, cultural reasons include family balancing, familial pressure, among others Dubai, UAE, December 25, 2016:   An increasing number of couples in the UAE within the younger age group are turning to IVF ......read more

Dubai Health Authority advocates early intervention of abdominal pain.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2016:  While almost everyone will experience abdominal pain at some point in their lives, Dubai Health Authority(DHA) doctors advice that recurrent abdominal pain should not be taken lightly and that timely diagnosis is vital for better. DHA doctors announced this at the Authority’s weekly smart clinic which is an initiative to dissiminate ......read more

BinSina offers its customers more value as the winter sets in with a special promotion…

Winter ushers in a long festive season as the world gears up for the New Year. It is also a time when people are on the lookout for gifts for family and friends. Picking out the perfect gift is not an easy feat. Take a look at the winter weather, a time when skin and hair require maximum attention and care. So naturally choosing a good skin or hair care product would make a great gift for the ......read more

A local hospital inaugurates new additional private patient rooms and modern intensive-care stroke ...…

UAE, December 21, 2016 – A UAE’s leading healthcare service providers, Prime Hospital has inaugurated its new state-of-the art intensive-care stroke unit and new private rooms for its patients as part of its ongoing expansion efforts and commitment to provide world-class healthcare services. The newly opened units and private rooms are located the hospital building’s new ......read more

Dr. Mariam Saleh Binladen opens first-ever free dental clinic at Al Azraq Camp in Jordan…

Working alongside the UNHCR to raise funds for Syrian Refugees Amman, Jordan – 20 December 2016 - Saudi Humanitarian, Dr. Mariam Saleh Binladen, has teamed up with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) and IMC Hospital, to open a unique dental clinic for Syrian refugees.  The first-of-its-kind facility in the region was officially inaugurated today at Al Azraq camp in ......read more

Dubai Hospital saves life of pregnant cardiac patient and her baby.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2016:  In a one-of-a-kind surgery, a multidisciplinary team of doctors saved the life of a pregnant woman and her baby after she was admitted to the emergency department of the hospital in a critical condition with a malfunctioning heart valve. A. R. W. a 30-year-old Iraqi pregnant expatriate with a history of rheumatic heart disease was rushed to ......read more

DHA provides opportunities for employees for online continuing medical education…

DHA reaccredits UpToDate as a source of online continuing medical education. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 19, 2016:  The Dubai Health Authority reaccredited UpToDate, an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians can use to make the right point-of-care decisions.  This means that approximately 12000 DHA staff members have online ......read more

Former Ethiopian ambassador gets a new life at RAK Hospital…

Airlifted to the hospital from Ethiopia in a semi-comatose state with burst blood vessel in the brain, timely surgical treatment saved the patient’s life The healthcare institution has gained reputation as the preferred medical tourism destination in emergency cases, particularly from African countries Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, December 19, 2016:   When 60-year-old Nagesh Legesse, ......read more

Schneider Electric & Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Showcase Comprehensive Hospitality Offering…

Global technology companies demonstrate unified hospitality offering at Dubai Showroom  Dubai, UAE, 19 December 2016:  ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, has announced collaboration with Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, whereby the two companies are demonstrating next-generation technology solutions at the Schneider ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare's Founder receives the Indian Innovator Award…

Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2016:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, received the 2016 ‘Indian Innovator Award’ in the healthcare innovation category, during the third annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award ceremony, which is organized by Entrepreneur MENA, a franchise of BNC Publishing.  The Award recognizes Dr. Azad ......read more

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