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'Seemingly Harmless Varicose Veins May Lead to Dangerous Complications'

Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people. According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in Varicose Veins at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, many people wrongly see it solely an aesthetic issue when, in reality, it is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of people in the UAE each year. Furthermore, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. The main symptoms of varicose veins include heavy and uncomfortable legs after standing for a long time, swollen feet and ankles, ......read more

Seemingly Harmless Varicose Veins May Lead to Dangerous Complications

Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people. According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in Varicose Veins at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, many people wrongly see it solely an aesthetic issue when, in reality, it is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of people in the UAE each year. Furthermore, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. The main symptoms of varicose veins include heavy and uncomfortable legs after standing for a long time, swollen feet and ankles, ......read more

UAE on track to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030

Dubai, UAE - 23 June 2019:   With the prevalence rate of Hepatitis C (HCV) being under 2% in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country is close to reaching the World Health Assembly’s goal of eliminating the virus by 2030. Through providing educational programs for healthcare professionals, Gilead Sciences Middle East supports the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Dubai Health Authority’s efforts towards the early detection and diagnoses of HCV.    “While the prevalence of HCV is low in the UAE, early detection and treatment is paramount to preventing health problems that may result from infection, as well as preventing the transmission of the virus. Physicians should feel empowered to drive HCV screenings and be fully equipped with the knowledge and tools required for early ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Unveils the Largest Expansion of Medical Examination Centers to Reach 18 Centers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) unveiled its plans for expanding medical examination centers for residency to reach 18 centers to enhance the services provided by the existing 10 centers in light of the heavy turnout by the ministry’s clients. The number of beneficiaries from the services provided by these centers has reached 752,000 customers in 2018, considering that each transaction is done in record time, only 7 minutes. This led to increasing the customer happiness rate to 83%, amid expectations of further increase, in conjunction with the opening of three new centers in October 2 centers in Sharjah and 1 in Fujairah. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, said: ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers unlock the secrets of liver regeneration

● The liver is the only solid organ that can regenerate itself in mammals, but what confers this special property to the liver has not been uncovered, despite decades of research. ● NYU Abu Dhabi researchers suggest that a novel mechanism driven by the epigenome promotes liver regeneration. ● The epigenome refers to the code that packages the DNA so that some parts can be activated (i.e. genes) and some parts remain in dormant domains - these dormant parts largely contain remnants of old viruses or transposable elements. ● Epigenetic compensation is when parts of the epigenome that usually have one role - i.e. to suppress genes, are co-opted to do a different job - when another part of the epigenome is missing modifications in the packaging material of the DNA influence how much a genetic program is ......read more

RAK Hospital receives Superbrands Award for the fifth time

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Marking its commitment to the growing UAE healthcare sector and consistently being hailed as the new medical tourism destination, RAK Hospital wins the Superbrands award for the fifth time.  In the awards ceremony held at Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City, the prestigious healthcare institution was also awarded the ‘Brand of the Year’ status yet again, honoring its innovative and holistic approach towards healthcare and well-being. Offered to the most outstanding brands in their field, the Superbrands Awards is recognized worldwide as an independent authority and arbiter of branding excellence.  Receiving the award, Dr Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director of RAK Hospital, remarked, “Being recognized as a ......read more

Cook Children's guidelines on How to Protect Your Kids from the Summer Heat

Dubai, 19th June 2019:  Summer is around the corner and temperatures are rising to extreme degrees in some areas of the Middle East. Cook Children’s Pediatricians provide expert guidelines on how to protect the children from the heat while still enabling them to play and have fun.  When the temperatures rise so much, especially with such high humidity, it is very important to know how to protect your children from getting ill. Exposure to the heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat strokes.  The first and most important tip is to keep your children hydrated. Because of the humidity, the body’s temperature will increase higher than normal and it will need more fluids to stay cool. Encourage your kids to drink water all the time and provide them additional refreshing drinks like ......read more

Dabur launches two healthcare innovations rooted in Ayurveda

Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray and Pudin Hara Pearls are now available across the UAE Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2019:   Dabur, one of India’s largest Ayurvedic Healthcare companies, has introduced two innovative healthcare products made with well-known herbs selected for their unique health properties.  Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray, with oil of wintergreen and menthol as its main ingredients, is the first product to be launched under the Pain Relief category from the house of Dabur. Pudin Hara Pearls contain Mint Oils as the main ingredient – developed to offer quick relief from stomach ailments like acidity, gas and indigestion. The new products are now available in select pharmacies nationwide in the UAE.  Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray will be available in Kuwait ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Launches “Self-Audit” Initiative for Private Healthcare Facilities

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:   Under the theme “Hand in Hand”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently launched the “Self-Audit” initiative within the context of developing its measures in accordance with health regulations and laws.  The initiative focuses on promoting the quality of services provided by the private sector, so as to simplify the process of obtaining international accreditation. A list of inspection standards on health facilities has been published by MoHAP, so that those facilities can conduct self-auditing process on their services and utilities, thus taking the corrective measures in accordance with the approved standards. In the meantime, the inspection team will conduct regular visits to those facilities to make sure that the required ......read more

Wolters Kluwer helps healthcare providers in the region gain CME credits anytime, anywhere with UpToDate mobile app

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:  Wolters Kluwer, Health announced that healthcare providers in the GCC can now manage and redeem their Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Education (CE), and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits directly on the UpToDate® mobile app and mobile web.  With the near constant flow of new and updated medical research, healthcare professionals are challenged now more than ever to keep up with new evidence and to identify relevant research that changes clinical practice.  To remain current, CME/CE/CPD credits are a key component of clinicians’ professional development and directly impacts their practice of medicine. Globally, UpToDate is accredited and recognized as a continuing education resource by colleges, associations, and authorities from ......read more

Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Holding Launch ‘Be the Hero. Save Lives' Blood Donation Campaign

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2019:  On “World Blood Donor Day”, which falls on June 14 every year, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Holding announced a yearlong blood donation campaign known as ‘Be the Hero. Save Lives’.  As part of the campaign, Dubai Holding has provided a state-of-the-art blood donation bus, which will be operated by the DHA’s Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC).   The campaign will reach out community members in Dubai including Dubai Holding’s business districts, commertial communities, residential communities, and key retail destinations.  The agreement was recently signed in the DHA headquarters by Ahmed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Joint Corporate Support Services and Khalid Al Malik, Managing Director of Dubai Holding, in presence of His ......read more

Early Detection of Lung Cancer a Priority, as Doctors Harness Expertise and Technology to Save Lives

UAE-Based Imam Receives Life-Saving Surgery thanks to Swift Diagnosis at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 11, 2019:  More options are available for lung cancer treatment than ever before, say experts at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, but effective treatment relies on early diagnosis through screening. Doctors have long advised high-risk patients, such as smokers and people with a family history of cancer, on the importance of early screening. However, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that early screening can also be beneficial for patients who do not smoke.  Given the number of environmental factors that can cause lung cancer – including exposure to second-hand smoke, occupational carcinogen exposure, and outdoor pollution – early diagnosis can be ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Underscores that the Approval of the Executive Regulation of Medical Liability Law Would Strengthen Health System and Reduce Medical Errors

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has underlined that the Cabinet’s approval for the Executive Regulation of the Federal Law No. 4 of 2016 on medical liability is reinforcing the country’s health system and efficiency of medical services to align with the latest international developments and to consolidate the UAE’s position at the global level. This comes in accordance with the country’s strategic trends to develop health legislation as per the highest international standards and in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to achieve a world-class health system. MoHAP added that the executive regulation obviously outlines the controls and requirements of medical facilities performance to realize patient satisfaction and happiness, and to achieve ......read more

The Health & Hygiene Industry Rises in MBLM's 2019 Brand Intimacy Study and is the Industry Consumers are Most Likely to Pay 20% More for.

Nivea is the Most Intimate Brand in the industry, while previous leaders Dove and Gillette each drop several rankings   DUBAI—9 June 2019—The health & hygiene industry experienced a lift in overall emotional connection with consumers this year, rising three ranks from #11 to #8 out of 15 industries. Additionally, this is the industry consumers are most likely to pay 20% more for, as showcased in the 2019 Brand Intimacy Report. Nivea took #1 for the first time ever, with Pantene coming in at #2 and Colgate at #3, pushing previous star performers Dove and Gillette much further down the list. Dettol, Vaseline, J&J, Oral B, Dove, L’Oreal and Gillette round out the Top 10, in that order.   Among female users, the health & hygiene industry ranked #6 most intimate industry and only #13 for ......read more

Long-term visa granted to Dr. Azad Moopen & wife

Dubai, UAE, 8 June, 2019:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, along with his wife Mrs. Naseera Azad became one of the first few Indians residing in the UAE to be awarded the 10-year visa by the UAE authorities.  Following the UAE government’s announcement to award long-term residency visas to entrepreneurs, investors and professionals, few business leaders have been granted the visa till now. The move is in alignment with the government’s vision to further encourage business growth and direct investments into the country, while at the same time attracting and retaining the best talents in UAE.  “It is a privilege to receive the long-term visa as an acknowledgement of our efforts in the business front in UAE focusing on the healthcare sector of the ......read more

Aster enters healthcare diagnostics business in India with Aster Laboratories

• Two laboratories set to open in Bangalore by Q2 FY’20 and another 19 to be established in South India. Expected investment of Rs. 40 crores over the next two years. • The company will also look at strategic acquisitions to expand this business and additional capital will be deployed accordingly.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019:   Aster DM healthcare is entering into a new vertical in the healthcare sector in India by stepping into healthcare diagnostic services business as Aster Laboratories, with 2 laboratories to be operational in Bangalore from Q2 FY’20. A centralized pathology lab processing facility to be set-up in Bangalore, along with a satellite lab in the initial stages and by the end of the year the target is to have 1 reference lab, 8 satellite labs and 13 patient ......read more

MBRU and Dr. Wael AlMahmeed Announce the 2nd MBRU-AlMahmeed Award Open to Researchers Worldwide

• Dr. Wael Al Mahmeed is the first to receive the “Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Investing in Scientific Research.” • The MBRU-AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award is a joint initiative between Emirati physician Dr. Wael Abdulrahman Al Mahmeed and MBRU • The UAE aspires to become the top destination for scientists and researchers to strengthen the UAE’s march towards achieving sustainable economic development • Priority for funding is given to proposals in the areas of cancer biology, mental health and brain sciences, and cardio-metabolic diseases    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:    A new cycle of the MBRU-AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award was announced by Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), in line with the ......read more

Give dad a winning smile this Father's Day!

With Father’s Day around the corner, what better gift to give dad than the gift of a brighter smile. Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   Smiling is an important and enjoyable part of life, so if you’re thinking of a Father’s Day gift, think about his brighter smile. An appointment with one of The Smile Bar’s highly trained smile attendants will detail exactly what he needs. It is the go-to place for pain-free, quick teeth whitening. A trip to The Smile Bar for a relaxing and painless session will be the perfect gift to show him you care in a very special way.  To make it even more special, The Smile Bar is offering a double teeth-whitening session just for you and your dad at 50% of the price. For only AED 700, you can share the experience with your father for a memorable ......read more

Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai performs a first-of-its-kind knee replacement surgery in the GCC using 3D technology

Knee replacements will increase to more than 1 million surgeries per year by 2030 and approach 3 million by 2060 worldwide United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 20th May 2019:  Suffering with painful osteoarthritis of his left knee, Elnoor Muntasir El Hassan, a 48-year-old doctor working for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Afghanistan and Salman Ahmed Qureshi a 66-year-old, Pakistani Engineer working in Dubai had lost hope to be able walk again. While Elnoor Mutasir suffered from complete destroyed knees due to an injury in his youth, Salman Ahmed was a victim of malalignment of kneecaps, which led to severe Arthritis of both knees over time. However, Professor Dr. Matthias Honl, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Head of Joint Replacement Unit at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai (BHAS) offered them something they ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare strengthens presence in Oman with the inauguration of 3rd Hospital

A part of the leading integrated healthcare provider’s network in GCC, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics opened its 3rd Hospital in Ibri, the 9th facility in Oman. 16 May, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Delivering upon its commitment to improve the availability and accessibility of quality healthcare services in Oman, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics are now serving patients with its newest 22-bed Aster Hospital located in Ibri. The new facility further strengthens Aster DM Healthcare’s offering in primary and secondary care services in Oman. The inauguration of the new facility was officiated by His Excellency Sheikh/ Khalaf Salim Abdullah Alishaqi , Wali of Ibri and Ms. Alisha Moopen, Executive Director & CEO of Aster and Medcare Hospitals & Clinics- GCC, in the presence of officials from various ......read more

Grand Opening of Prof. Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic for Eye Surgeries & Treatments in Dubai

Monday, April 29, 2019: City of Dubai had accommodated the grand opening of Prof. Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic as part of the expansion plan of Ebsar Eye Center in association with Clinica Baviera – The largest group of ophthalmological hospitals in Spain, Europe & China - at McLaren Building, Sheikh Zayed Road at 11:30 am; The opening ribbon was cut in the presence of His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority and Kholeta Cazanova, Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Spain, as well as a large number of VIP and Media personalities.  Professor Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic is established and owned by the renowned Eye Surgeon Professor Hani Sakla, consultant in ophthalmology at Ebsar Eye Surgery Center in Dubai, and member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American ......read more

Aster Finance Service Centre - launched across India

Aster DM Healthcare announces Aster Finance Service Centre across all its existing 11 hospitals and upcoming 2 hospitals, in 5 states in India.      May 11, 2019, Dubai: Keeping in view the requirement of timely support for patients who visit the hospitals, Aster DM Healthcare today announced the launch of Aster Finance Service Centre which shall be providing the following services    1. Aster Easy Care - This service has been developed in association with Bajaj Fin Serve and Federal Bank to provide patient funding which can be repaid in monthly installments (EMIs) over a period of 1 year. The interest cost of the loan is borne by Aster DM Healthcare which is a great relief for patients who are struck by sudden illness or accidents and do not have availability of sufficient money. Even in case ......read more

Help Save Lives by walking from Darkness into Light on May 11th

Join us for this global mental health awareness event to eliminate the stigma surrounding Mental Illness and to celebrate the wonderful community Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 06, 2019:  On May 11th, over 250,000 participants in over 200 venues across 19 countries and 5 continents will walk from Darkness Into Light. Darkness into Light UAE is proud to announce that four venues in the UAE will host the Darkness into Light walk again this year; Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, Kite Beach in Dubai, Green Mubazzarah Park in Al Ain and Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation. The Darkness into Light walk is a unique international event that strives to unite communities and raise awareness for Mental Health. The Darkness into Light walk, organised by the voluntary community group Darkness ......read more

The benefits of starting your IVF treatment during the Holy month of Ramadan

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic to run a campaign titled ‘This Ramadan, Start Something New’ Abu Dhabi, UAE, 05 May 2019: With Ramadan set to begin in a few days, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic encourages couples to take the first step towards making their dream of having a baby come true during the holy month. In lieu of the same, the clinic will run a campaign titled ‘This Ramadan, Start Something New’, which aims to encourage couples towards an overall health-oriented lifestyle. The holy month of Ramadan is the right time for us to cleanse our bodies and mind. To top that, if we also pledge to bring those much-needed lifestyle changes and put our health first, it will yield better outcomes. This is what the IVI philosophy is and in fact everyone in IVI Fertility too is going to begin by taking a new ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention keen to provide early detection services for neonatal genetic diseases

To detect genetic diseases within 72 hours of birth Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2019 -   In line with the UAE’s efforts to provide comprehensive and innovative health services in accordance with the highest standards of excellence, professionalism and leadership in the health sector, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) has announced that it continue provides early detection services for neonatal diseases. MOHAP has revealed that its Laboratory for genetic & neonatal screening services is the only facility of its kind to provide the neonatal screening testing on a national scale for all new-borns in the UAE--from both government and private segments. Enable to detection of 40 genetic diseases His Excellency (H.E.) Hussein Abdel Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics ......read more

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Award for innovator of pioneering health and wellness eco-system…

Dr Manoj Menon receives top accolade at Smart Health Dubai Awards for “Spotcheck”, judged by leading lights in global Health Technology Sector    Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  The co-founder of Spotcheck, a technology driven health and wellness services provider, which offers an 8 minutes non-invasive health screening and a digital platform, has been awarded as ......read more

Julphar set to Bring New Combination Cholesterol Medicine to UAE…

New drugs to be made available locally for first time License and technology transfer agreement completed with Dutch company PharmaMatch BV High cholesterol one of major factors in rise of cardiovascular diseases Cardiovascular disease UAE’s biggest killer December 26, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the ......read more

Medical Community Programme to showcase advances in Fertility Treatment in Oman…

Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  In an endeavour to support development of Fertility and Reproductive Medicine in Oman, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Muscat– has organised a series of programmes for the medical community, in association with the Oman Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OSOG). The clinical team will participate in a number of workshops starting in December 2018 ......read more

Julphar Announces Q3 Results…

December 23, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has announced its results for the third quarter of 2018.  The company reported Q3 year-to-date sales of AED 719 million and a net loss of AED 29m. Following the temporary suspension on the export of Julphar’s products to Saudi Arabia, the ......read more

6 Strategies for Keeping Stress Low and Productivity High at Year's End…

By Allison Zimmer, Communications Specialist, Commercial Excellence, Xerox   Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  Between holiday stress, distracted or vacationing employees, unusual sales patterns, and managing your year-end budget, the fourth quarter isn’t the easiest time of year for business owners – especially the small business owner. Not only is everyone looking to ......read more

High-intensity sports and play can cause fractures in children…

Forearm fractures are responsible for up to 50 percent of all fractures in children United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19th December 2018:   In an age that is dominated by screens and video games, parents generally encourage children to play outdoors to build upper body strength, balance and resilience. However, engaging in vigorous physical activities may lead to fall which can break a ......read more

Dubai Health Authority launches Year of Zayed Insurance Card project. …

The project is in collaboration with private sector insurers and aims to provide free health insurance cover to more than 100 people with financial constraints.  The insurance will cover a maximum sum of AED 150,000 per person insured.  Authority revisits several DHA initiatives undertaken in 2018 to mark the Year of Zayed.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 19, ......read more

Varicocele is the one of the leading medical conditions that causes male infertility…

Varicoceles can be found in 15 percent of the adult male population  Abu Dhabi, UAE,  19 December 2018:   Infertility has traditionally been linked as a woman’s issue. However, failure to conceive can also be due to fertility issues in male partners. Studies suggest that a male related factors accounts for approximately 40percent of all infertility cases. While there ......read more

New survey shows medical insurance is as important to expats as all other benefits combined.…

Health insurance really matters to expatriate workers in the UAE In the UAE, 45% of expatriate (expat) workers, and a similar number of their dependents, visit doctors, clinics or hospitals at least four times a year. Some 65% of expat workers in the UAE would be prepared to sacrifice 1-5% of their annual salary for better medical coverage. The remaining 35% would be prepared to make a ......read more

Gold's Gym Reef Mall Refurbishment a Standard Bearer for Twenty-first Century Workout…

Dubai, UAE (December 19, 2018):   Gold’s Gym is taking fitness solutions to another level in the UAE with an ambitious refurbishment of its Reef Mall Club in Dubai which will transform the popular gym into a standard bearer for the fitness industry.   Slated for completion by early 2019, the major re-development project will see the gym facility fitted with the latest ......read more

RAK Hospitality Holding Signs MoU with Beit Al Khair Society…

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, December 18, 2018:   RAK Hospitality Holding (RAKHH), represented by its chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Beit Al Khair Society, represented by HE Abdeen Taher Al Awadhi, General Manager of Beit Al Khair Society. The signing was also attended by Mr. Yannis Anagnostakis, ......read more

Weight loss and how to maintain it during the festive season…

Ms. May Al Joudeh, Clinical Dietician, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain   Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  1. What are the best recommendations to maintain your ideal weight after losing the extra pounds?   Maintaining an ideal weight is not easy, yet it is not as hard as it seems. It is important to keep an ideal weight because it reflects an overall healthy ......read more

Hospitals and clinics warned to do check-ups on new law as healthcare competition heats up…

Fines and medical license suspensions could put some out of business says law firm Dubai, UAE, 18 December, 2018:   UAE hospitals and clinics have been warned to do a thorough check-up of the new law which protects consumers from healthcare scams before using social media to stand out in the increasingly competitive market. Sunil Thacker, Senior Partner at STA Law Firm, believes ......read more

DHA Director-General inspects progress of expansion projects.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2018:   Keeping pace with the growing population and the need to enhance specialised care, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has undertaken major expansion plans in areas of need to provide high-quality medical services to the population and visitors.   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA recently inspected the ......read more

Aetna International paper examines the role of behavioural and genetic data in detecting and ...…

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 ......read more

Julphar to Launch Wearable Insulin Delivery Device in GCC…

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 ......read more

Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner at Atlantis - The Palm…

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 ......read more

Dubai Health Authority breaks Guinness World Record for most participants in a bicycle relay…

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 ......read more

Unique art exhibition dedicated to UAE's leaders marks Burjeel Day Surgery Centre's first ...…

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, ......read more

Medical Experts Suggest an Alarming Rise in Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers in the UAE…

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 ......read more

Health Authorities advocate early screening for prevention of cardiovascular disease.…

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 ......read more

No P-ain, No G-ain! Mega Musclemen Return to Dubai…

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 ......read more

National Hospital offering special UAE National Day Health Package for AED 47th…

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 ......read more

HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance opens In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) ...…

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 ......read more

Eight-hour-long critical surgery saves young man from permanent hand weakness…

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 ......read more

Lung Cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon with increasing incidence…

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 ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs several MoU's under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators ...…

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 ......read more

PPP model to transform cardiac healthcare landscape in Dubai.…

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 ......read more

UAE company launches 8-minute preventive health screening and wellness platform during men's health ...…

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 ......read more

Club Vista Mare rounds off Dubai Fitness Challenge with biggest edition yet of Core Beats…

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 ......read more

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar conducts several happiness events across UAE…

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 ......read more

UAE's VPS Healthcare expands to Sudan offering tertiary and quaternary care…

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. ......read more

IVI Middle East Fertility to host the region's largest, most prestigious conference for Assisted ...…

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 ......read more

Pure Health celebrates a successful year of partnership with the UAE health ministry…

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 ......read more

Smart technology and research to tackle diabetes.…

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 ......read more

RAK Fun Zumbathon to mark World Diabetes Day…

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 ......read more

IAHV Rehabilitation and training program provide trauma relief to 14,000 refugees…

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 ......read more

Roda Hotels and Resorts named front-runner and pioneer of the regions hospitality market and ...…

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 ......read more

Superhero Color Runners Prove We Are All Unstoppable!…

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 ......read more

Dubai Health Authority to transform healthcare with innovative technology.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is working with private companies from across the world to implement cutting-edge technologies to provide patients with the very best standards of care.  The initiative is part of the Dubai Future Foundation’s Dubai Accelerators programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA met ......read more

Sprint for a Great Cause at Al Maha…

Join the Al Maha Fun Run to support Al Jalila Foundation's philanthropic endeavours   Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  With an aim to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle, Al Maha, A Luxury Collection, Desert Resort & Spa is all geared up to launch their 6th edition of the Al Maha 10km Fun Run at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on Sunday, November 24th, 2018. Set in ......read more

Mundipharma signs licensing agreement with Moberg Pharma to bring leading fungal nail treatment to ...…

EmtrixTM, the leading treatment for patients suffering from nail fungus and nail psoriasis, will be licensed by Mundipharma from the Swedish pharmaceutical company and to be marketed as part of the popular BETADINE® Infectious Disease portfolio   Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Mundipharma has signed a new agreement with Moberg Pharma, a specialist in topical treatments for ......read more

Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga's Flagship Studio opens in Burjuman.…

Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga expands its presence in Dubai; opens its flagship studio in Burjuman. It’s been an amazing and progressive journey for the Team BTAY since the inception of its first yoga studio in 1999. Known for its powerful combination of yoga techniques and modern exercises, Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga plans to come up with new modes of ......read more

Two-day Carnival Extravaganza Announces the Start of Highly Anticipated Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018…

A record of over 40,000 Dubaians attended the Opening Weekend Carnival at Dubai Festival City on October 26 and 27, and rang in the city-wide movement in style with signature entertainment including the awe-inspiring Sound and Light Show and spectacular fireworks  Main Stage acts included a strong influential line-up of fitness professionals including professional boxer, Badou Jack and ......read more

Prompt medical intervention saves German tourist's life…

Frank Wehner’s leisure trip to UAE was rudely disrupted when he was rushed to the ICU with a ruptured bowel and unbearable abdominal pain  RAK Hospital quickly diagnosed the condition and performed urgent laparoscopic surgery to treat the condition; patient was able to recover in just four days 30th October, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   A happy vacation turned into ......read more

VPS Healthcare launches clinical research fellowships for Fatima College of Health Sciences nursing ...…

UAE: 29th October, 2018: VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Royal Hospital and Medeor 24x7 International Hospital in Al Ain today announced the establishment of annual research fellowships for Abu Dhabi’s Fatima College of Health Sciences students. Every year, five nursing students will spend two weeks at some of the world’s top research institutions, observing the latest translational ......read more

IVI Middle East Clinic to provide Fetal screening and diagnosis for women with low as well as ...…

The center aims to provide streamlined care for women expecting a child Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 October 2018:   With an aim to enhance fetal care, IVI Middle East has announced the launch of IVI Fetal Medical Center as a part of its extensive portfolio of services. The new facility will provide comprehensive diagnosis and screening for pregnant women with low as well as high-risk ......read more

Research Unveils Many Women in Uae Do Not Take Steps to Check for Breast Cancer…

Aetna International survey finds 43% of women in UAE have never checked for breast cancer 30% of those surveyed admitted they would be “too scared” to visit a doctor if they suspect they have breast cancer Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  29 October, 2018 –   A recent YouGov survey undertaken by leading global health insurance provider Aetna International ......read more

Avivo Group Launches a Humanitarian Drive for Breast Cancer Survivors in the UAE…

Healthcare Group providing free surgeries for Breast Cancer Survivors The Breasthetica campaign to provide three complimentary breast aesthetic surgeries worth AED 300,000 29th October 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Avivo Group, one of the fastest growing healthcare organizations in the GCC, announced the launch of Breasthetica – a social impact campaign for breast cancer survivors ......read more

Al Tadawi Medical Centre organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Drive 2018…

Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  Al Tadawi Medical Centre, a leading chain of community healthcare service provider in Dubai, launched a breast cancer awareness initiative and free screening programme focused on early detection to help reduce mortality rate.   The initiative will provide 250 women offering Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultation and free mammogram test starting ......read more

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