On February 28, riders, doctors and volunteers begin a 7-day mission across the UAE
First mobile mammography clinic in the world will offer free breast examinations to UAE citizens and residents through the year
The AED15 million mammography unit is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment and latest technologies to offer breast and cervical cancer tests
Dr Sawsan Al Madhi: The Pink Caravan’s permanent mobile clinic signals a fruition of seven years of breast cancer awareness efforts.
Sharjah, February 19, 2018: The Pink Caravan Ride’s higher organising committee held a press conference in Sharjah today (Monday) to announce that the eighth edition of the annual pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative will be accompanied by a mobile mammography unit that will offer free, ......read more
Pure Health will build the entire software platform and hardware infrastructure for the Riayati program
DUBAI - February 19, 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai, launched the Riayati Platform, the United Arab Emirates National Unified Medical Records program.
Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare solutions provider has been mandated to Develop, operate and manage the innovative initiative, the company announced during Medlab 2018. The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has signed an agreement with Pure Health to build the entire software platform and hardware infrastructure for managing the Riayati program.
Riayati is part of the UAE Vision 2021, in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid ......read more
…and 22% would give up their partner!
United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018: Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on sleep. But the most revealing statistic showed that 48% would give up social media for an extra hour in bed each day, with nearly one in four saying they would give up their own partner!
Technology features heavily in our sleep and bedroom habits; half of the respondents admitted that they look at their phone before they speak to their partner in the morning, and on average 60% will look at an electronic device within five minutes of waking ......read more
A Highly Relevant Evidence-Based Course for Those Working in a High Stress Environment, Or For Those Responsible for Supporting Other Adults or Adolescents Facing Mental Health Difficulties.
Courses Beginning on February 26th, 2018
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: Global awareness of mental health issues and its impact on both self and society has never been more prevalent. In a high speed, modern world, self-care and productivity can be at risk when both individuals and organizations fail to recognize the need for managing mental and emotional challenges within themselves or their workforce.
With working hours increasingly becoming lost to mental health crises, the importance of recognizing and managing the signs and symptoms of such amongst colleagues and staff is greater than ......read more
UAE, February 17, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued six circulars to the relevant bodies to withdraw a baby food product which could be contaminated with Salmonella according to the request of the manufacturer; The circular also warns against the use of unlicensed addiction remedies and against the use of some cosmetics containing a high concentration of mercury, a herbal formula for weight loss, nutritional supplements that cause high blood pressure and skin whitening products. The Ministry requested the concerned parties to take necessary measures to withdraw the products from the market and prevent their circulation and import, if available. These products are not registered with the Drug Department at MOHAP.
H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 14, 2018: German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, taps into a pool of important information on diabetic health, with diabetes being the most common chronic condition in the UAE.
There are two main kinds of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. More than 90% of all people with diabetes have type 2.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot make insulin. Everyone with type 1 diabetes requires insulin injections. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body does not use insulin properly. People with type 2 diabetes usually have a family history of this condition and are most ......read more
The way we are working is not working with 87% employees that are disengaged at work
Burnt-out employees are 30% more likely to quit their jobs
75% of all healthcare costs and issues are stress-related and therefore preventable
Women in high-pressured jobs have a 40% greater risk of heart disease and 60% greater risk of diabetes
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – At the World Government Summit 2018, Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global asked women to redesign the world they want to inherit.
“We are working in a world where to be constantly ‘switched on’ is rewarded, where burnout equals success, where we forget to recharge ourselves but not our phones, where we take better care of our devices than ourselves, a world where we are losing sleep and our ......read more
The 10-week long “RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge” commences from February 17th and ends on April 28th, with fabulous prizes for the ‘biggest losers’
Winners to get Dhs 500 for each kg lost
Open to all RAK residents over 18 years of age
At least 70 per cent of men and 67 per cent of women aged 15 years and older considered overweight in the UAE
February 13, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Continuing its drive towards a fit and healthy UAE, RAK Hospital, in association with Ministry of Health and Prevention, Ras Al Khaimah, has announced the launch of the “RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge” in the emirate. Open to all RAK residents over the age of 18, the 10-week challenge will commence from February 17th and end on April 28th, 2018, with fabulous prizes for winners who will lose the ......read more
13 February 2018, Dubai, UAE: This International Childhood Cancer Day, paediatric haematologist expert, Professor Ajay Vora, from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (GOSH) discusses how advances in cellular therapy are set to revolutionise treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (also called ALL or acute lymphocytic leukaemia) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Leukaemia is one of the ten most common malignancies in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE, and a major form of paediatric cancer. In the UAE, a recent study found a high rate of ALL (32%) among males.
According to Professor Vora, childhood leukaemia outcomes have improved in the past four decades, with 90% of children with ALL surviving. These improvements in outcomes have also ......read more
Dr Saki Santorelli hosts experiential session to demonstrate relevance of gathering oneself purposefully
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – “To do our jobs well, to take care of our children, to meet our colleagues, to develop teams at work, and get the job done - all of this requires us to be present. To solve the problems that we have, of course we need to think of the past and the future. But when we are solving a certain problem – it is right now,” said Dr Saki Santorelli, Director of Stress Reduction Clinic, University of Massachusetts, during the opening session on day two of the World Government Summit 2018 (WGS 2018) in Dubai.
During his session titled ‘Mind-full or Mindful’, Dr Santorelli pointed out that more than three decades of study have shown how mindfulness can ......read more
Experts highlight the correlation between aggressive hygiene practices and poor gut health, good food and good health
Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 – As the world population currently increases to 4.3 births every second, adding economic, environmental and social pressure to our planet, and with an unprecedented occurrence of autoimmune diseases and obesity, addressing health and healthcare issues is becoming increasingly critical. This was the key message put forward by Dr. Robynne Chutkan, a pioneer in the field of integrative gastroenterology and the founder of the Digestive Center for Wellness, on day two of World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today.
During her session, entitled ‘The Microbiome: Bidding Farewell to Medication’, Dr. Chutkan explained how, following the huge shift ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – Governments need to identify and integrate sound pathways for encouraging and measuring happiness, said Meik Wiking, Chief Executive Officer of the Copenhagen-based Happiness Research Institute and author of The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World’s Happiest People.
Speaking at a session titled ‘Searching the World for Happiness’, Wiking drew attention to some of his work at the Institute. He discussed what he found when travelling and trying to locate the world’s happiest people, exploring three key questions: How do we learn from the happiest people in the world? How do we spread happiness? And how do we turn citizens into changemakers?
Highlighting how people can feel gratitude towards the government, Wiking said: “Many people ......read more
Gabrielle Kelly urges governments to build on findings to implement happiness programs
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2018 – At a societal level it is important to create systems that use positive psychology to enhance wellbeing and resilience and reduce mental illness, said Gabrielle Kelly, Director of the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Her comments came during a session titled ‘Building Wellbeing at Scale’ during the Global Dialogue for Happiness currently underway in Dubai.
Kelly said the lessons from the wellbeing program in her home state offers a benchmark for governments worldwide. “We’re building a state of wellbeing in South Australia,” she said. “Let’s do it together and pool ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 February 2018: Maternal age is the one of the most important factors to help identify a woman's odds of having a baby. According to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, recent analysis of the patient demographics reveal that of every 1000 patients that come to the clinic, the age group of 20 to 30 is also witnessing a surge in both, male and female infertility factors. The average percentage from this group is almost 15% of the total patient count which is the second highest. It is also noted that there has been a steady increase in female infertility cases amongst Emirati couples from this age group.
Recent research by IVI Middle East counsellors also brings to light that the largest number of infertility cases are from the age group of 35-40 in the region; with the younger age group ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 February 2018 – Delegates at the MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress, the world’s leading event for laboratory management and diagnostics, which continues until 8th February at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, today engaged in the array of CME accredited conferences. A special emphasis was placed on Cardiology, Endocrinology, Tumour Markers and Clinical Microbiology. Attendees also had the opportunity to join leading companies, including Accelerate Diagnostics and National Reference Laboratory, for their workshops to hear first-hand about the latest medical laboratory innovations.
Clinical conferences continued to address today’s key healthcare issues. Cardiovascular disease has been the centre of attention in the healthcare sector for several years ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 07, 2018: Hologic Inc., world leaders in innovative medical technology, introduced eight new innovations at Arab Health 2018 with a view to strengthen their commitment to deliver life-changing and life-saving diagnostic, detection, surgical and medical aesthetic products.
Hologic’s innovations are inspired by their desire to empower women and help healthcare professionals diagnose and treat their patients with growing capacity, precision and peace of mind.
Hologic’s breast cancer screening and interventional products are at the forefront of advancing breast health to detect more cancers earlier.
At Arab Health 2018, Hologic presented the following 8 innovations:
The 3Dimensions™ system - the fastest, highest ......read more
New Sweat Hub DRYP Opens in Dubai Marina offering Hot Yoga and other Hot Fitness Classes plus Raw Food Bar, the DRYP Kitchen
Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018: DRYP - it’s quite literally the hottest new fitness centre in Dubai. Describing itself as a Sweat Hub, DRYP offers a schedule of Hot Yoga and other Hot Fitness classes, all conducted in 40-degree heat and +40 humidity to deliver many amazing benefits for your body, mind and overall wellbeing.
DRYP opens its doors in Orra Building in Dubai Marina on 24th February 2018 and is the latest concept from Dubai based health and fitness entrepreneur and “serial health nagger” Natasha Rudatsenko (formally known as Natasha Stephenson) who has previously launched a number of award winning businesses including Muncherie Organic Foods and RAWR ......read more
February 6, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Ras Al Khaimah-based RAK Hospital achieved the acclaimed JCI, USA accreditation from Joint Commission International, the world’s largest health-care accrediting agency for the fourth time in a row. Implementing the highest standards of care, RAK Hospital has been able to standardize the patient care processes at all levels alongside upgrading the support services processes whilst providing holistic superlative experience to its patients.
“Now accredited for the 4th time, RAK Hospital was the first hospital in the Northern Emirates to achieve JCI, USA accreditation in 2007; I am delighted that we have successfully maintained the golden seal throughout 10 years of our operation. The re-accreditation proves yet again that our standards of patient care and clinical practice ......read more
The Heads of Lab Masterclass was held for the first time at MEDLAB
Point of Care Testing Conference is the only such event in the Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 February 2018 – Day 2 of MEDLAB 2018 witnessed an interactive agenda full of activities for attendees. The focus of laboratory conferences today included Point of Care Testing (POCT), Haematology and Laboratory Informatics, while the clinical conferences saw the start of the two-day Endocrinology track.
Chaired by Dr. Gurdeep Dhatt, Laboratory Director, Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, the POCT conference is the only Point of Care event in the Middle East that brings together international and regional speakers to provide a global consensus of the key challenges and best practices for all POCT users. Attendees had the opportunity to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2018: Your approach to life changes when you become pregnant. Everything you do has an impact on your body and your yet-to-be-born baby. This recognition makes catching a flu more complicated. Catching flu during pregnancy is one of the worst nightmares for almost all moms-to-be.
If you become sick with flu, you may worry about the infection affecting your unborn baby. And what if you suffer from a high fever, or recurrent diarrhea? Could those symptoms hurt your yet-to-be-born baby?
If not pregnant, you may have taken an over-the-counter pain killer, nasal decongestant, or a cough syrup, but now you might wonder: Is it safe? Could any of these medications cause problems for your yet-to-be-born baby?
Find out what risks the flu poses to you and your baby and how can you safely get treated ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates February 05, 2018: German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, brings medical expertise to the conversation about hemorrhoids, a commonly experienced syndrome in pregnant women.
Providing the right medical attention to pregnant women during sensitive points of their trimesters, German Medical Center provides state-of-the-art technology to effective test, diagnose and treat ailments both prenatal and perinatal. Specializing in Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Physiotherapy and beyond, all within a single, clinically-integrated network, German Medical Center’s ......read more
During a press conference held at the Consultative Council of Sharjah headquarters
Sharjah, 4th of February 2018: The Department of Health Promotion at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah organized a press conference at the headquarters of the Consultative Council of Sharjah on Sunday. The Department announced the initiatives that will be organized during the year, in accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, during the “Year of Zayed.” The initiatives will be organized with the participation of the related health promoting Associations that promote health awareness and provide support and treatment for patients.
The press conference was attended by HE Khawla Al Mulla, Chairperson of the Sharjah Consultative Council ......read more
New Drugs Unleash the Patient’s Own Immune System to Attack Cancer Cells, With Fewer Side-Effects Than Chemotherapy
Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018: On World Cancer Day 2018, one lung cancer survivor is celebrating almost a year with his cancer in remission, and living life to the full, thanks to a new-generation immunotherapy treatment that avoids many of the debilitating side-effects of chemotherapy.
It’s one of four innovative treatments that doctors at Cleveland Clinic, one of the United States’ leading cancer hospitals, have highlighted as helping patients conquer cancer.
By traditional measures, Bill Smith’s treatment for stage 4 lung cancer was an extraordinary success.
With a typical life expectancy upon diagnosis of just one year, Bill had survived five long years later, despite the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: According to the UN, by 2050, the number of over 60s is expected to double – however, when examining the cause of this, scientists are beginning to realise that diet and exercise are not the only factors.
In the latest episode of Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN International, the programme hears that science is showing our social lives are just as important to living a longer life.
The programme reports from Tiana in Sardinia, Italy, which is home to male residents who are 10 times more likely to reach the age of 100 than the rest of Italy. CNN hears that studies are being undertaken in the UK and Italy that examine whether socialising, relationships and avoiding loneliness are directly connected to an increase in life expectancy.
According to Doctor Gianni ......read more
Aetna International believes harnessing big data will alleviate the financial burden from antimicrobial resistance
1st February, United Arab Emirates: Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s deadliest health crises. Without concerted action, the annual death toll could reach 10 million by 2050 which is more than the number of deaths from cancer, cholera, measles and traffic accidents combined. The cumulative impact on global economic output could reach $1 trillion by 2050. Aetna International is committed to raising awareness of this critical health challenge as well as promoting effective, value-based care solutions. These effective strategies are outlined in the new whitepaper Antibiotic resistance: Toward better stewardship of a precious medical resource. Click here for the full ......read more
11th October 2017, Dubai, UAE: This World Arthritis Day, Peadiatric Rheumatologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Dr Muthana Al Obaidi, explains that there is a need for increased awareness about arthritis in children in the UAE. Arthritis is a condition mostly known to affect adults but also affects 1 in every 1000 children and it affects children as young as one year and ......read more
Aster DM Healthcare commits to hire 100 differently-abled people
09th October, Dubai - United Arab Emirates: With the aim to help and empower differently abled people in the country, Aster Volunteers joined hands with the ‘Dubai Club for People of Determination’ (formally known as Dubai Club for Disabled) for a collaborative initiative called “Al-Amal - The ......read more
Highly innovative Total Laboratory Automation (TLA) considerably boosts level of service offered by NRL to healthcare providers
Significant investment demonstrates NRL’s commitment to implement international best practices and set a new benchmark for quality standards and patient safety
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 October 2017: National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s ......read more
Dr. Mansoor Anwar Habib discusses workplace wellness and the path to corporate happiness
Dubai, UAE, 7 October, 2017: Responding to a call by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council, du, recently held a special session for corporates at Meydan in Dubai to ......read more
Dubai - UAE, 5 October 2017: Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, and supported by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, the 9th edition of the UAE Cancer Congress in conjunction with the 1st International BRCA forum kicks off today, 5th October at ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2017: In an exciting development for Dubai's evolving healthcare landscape, October 2017 sees the launch of Snowdonia Medical Centre and Pharmacy on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, Dubai. In partnership with some prominent local partners, the centre was founded by esteemed healthcare professionals from the United Kingdom in 2016 and has a vision to become “the ......read more
Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic & Pediatric Spine Surgeon, lists down the top Orthopedic Issues in Children
3rd October 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Every day, children are born with various orthopedic problems that can seriously affect their lives, if they are not treated well in time. Orthopedic conditions in children occur because their bodies including ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2017: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) experts advocated the importance of early detection in the battle against breast cancer.
Dr Moaza Hattawi , General Surgeon at Dubai Hospital and Founder of Pink Ride Hope, said: “Breast cancer is the top cancer in women worldwide and is increasing particularly in developing countries, the majority of cases ......read more
Dr. Amin Al Amiri: The Forum serves as a knowledge and scientific platform that reflects the international leadership of the UAE's pharmaceutical economy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 October 2017: Under the patronage of His Excellency Abdul Rahman Al Owais, the Minister of Health & Prevention, the GCC PharmacoEconomic Forum was organised, chaired by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al ......read more
** New classes launch 14th October 2017 at Bodylines Gym Rose Rayhaan by Rotana SZR **
Dubai, UAE, October 1, 2017: Muay Thai Kickboxing and martial arts based training offers an intense total-body workout. Originally a form of self-defence, Muay Thai is often called "the Art of Eight Limbs" because the fighter uses eight points of contact – the hands, feet, ......read more
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis can test more than 600 genetic diseases while 46 chromosomes can be tested when Pre-implantation Genetic Screening is performed
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 September, 2017: Selinah, 31, longed to become a mother but feared it in equal measure. She watched her sister-in-law, Aydah battle Spinal Muscular Dystrophies (SMA) - caused by a single gene disorder and was ......read more
MyMedicNow is another significant innovation in modern healthcare in the UAE.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 28 2017: The Global Mobile Health (mHealth) Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 33.8 per cent over the next decade to reach approximately $181.52 billion by 2025 according to a report by Research2Guidance Annual mHealth – 2016. UAE’s mobile health ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2017: On 28th September & 5th October 2017, 293 of our students from Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing and RN-BSN Bridge programs (79 from Medical; 57 from Dental; 55 from Pharmacy (47 - B Pharm; 06 - MS Clinical Pharmacy; 02 - MS Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and 102 from Nursing (21 - BSN, 64 - RN-BSN, 17 - MSN), are graduating and waiting to receive their ......read more
New clinic offers record turn-around time from testing to results
Expert team to include endocrinologists and head & neck surgeon
Clinic to provide consultations, testing, surgery
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 September, 2017 – Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, and Abu Dhabi’s one-stop-shop for the treatment, ......read more
Bourn Hall Fertility Centre Dubai bring happiness in the lives of a young Filipino couple suffering from infertility for six years
An increasing number of young couples facing infertility
Almost 30 to 40 percent of infertility cases are unexplained, showing no obvious signs of health issues
Low vitamin D level, PCOS, among the biggest contributing factors; couples opting for IVF ......read more
UAE, September 23, 2017- Prime Healthcare Group has been awarded the prestigious ‘Superbrand’ status for the second year in a row which embodies the pinnacle of excellence in Healthcare Branding within the UAE. The recognition reflects Prime Healthcare Group as a key player in the healthcare sector as well as a leader in its field, capable of offering medical services at the forefront ......read more
Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, addressed delegates at Top Hotels Project World Tour Dubai on Digitalization in Hotels yesterday. The conference presented a unique mix of critical industry insights and power networking in an interactive and inspirational programme.
Speaking on whether ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017: In the absence of a concrete test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, doctors advice family members to be alert and watch out for symptoms so that patients can seek treatment and prevent late diagnosis. Keeping in mind that early management can help the patient and his caregiver make better management and plans of care
Presently there is no one test to ......read more
Biomedical Engineering Department recognized for world-class standards in the safe use of medical equipment
UAE, Abu Dhabi, 17 September, 2017: Healthpoint, the multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi and part of Mubadala’s Healthcare network, has become the first hospital in the UAE to be awarded the ‘Certificate for Best Practice in Patient Safety’, after achieving ......read more
World Arthritis Day 2017 provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis
Dubai, UAE – 16th September 2017 – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) today reaffirmed its support to people living with arthritis, as World Arthritis Day is fast approaching and will be recognized globally on October 12th.
Concurrent with this year’s ......read more
The 24-year old Omani woman was brought to RAK Hospital from home country suffering from severe abdominal pain, fever and nausea
Post a complicated laparoscopic surgery at the Hospital, the patient was back on her feet within days
Post-delivery abdominal pain, if persistent, could indicate complications and should be addressed quickly, advises doctor
September 12, 2017; ......read more
September 11, 2017 – Dubai , United Arab Emirates: Aster DM Healthcare won the prestigious annual ‘Gulf Business Award 2017’ for the ‘Healthcare Company of the Year’ category. Ms. Alisha Moopen, Executive Director & CEO - Hospital & Clinics in GCC, Aster DM Healthcare, received the Award in a in a dazzling award ceremony held at Fairmont The ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017: The 2nd Emirates International Conference in Radionuclide Therapy and Theransotics organized by the department of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at Dubai hospital-Dubai health authority is taking place from September 8 to 10. The conference is the first activity in the Middle East region and will discuss the treatment and diagnosis of cancer ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017: Friends Provident International (FPI) has enhanced its International Protector Middle East plan by adding the Best Doctors® service as a free additional benefit for customers. With effect from 1 September 2017, all new International Protector plans will include this benefit.
Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School professors, Best Doctors is a ......read more
Discusses partnership opportunities with major innovative, medical solution and information technology companies.
Signs strategic MoU’s to foster growth and development of the health sector.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 August, 2017: A high-level DHA delegation headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority ......read more
As a part of “Aster Volunteers” programme, an “Aster@30” initiative, two containers of halal meals worth about AED 1.5 million were dispatched to Africa.
Famine-affected people of Somaliland has received 150,000 packs of “Salma” foods just prior to the Eid Ul Adha celebrations days, contributed by the “Aster Volunteer”, channelized through the ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, August 29, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the Eid Al Adha holidays.
Timing of DHA hospitals: Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work ......read more
UK doctors endorse world-class standard of multi-specialty medical care by Aster Hospital Mankhool
An 81-year old female patient was suffering from sepsis due to obstruction (stones) in her bile duct and needed immediate intervention
The patient was suffering from multiple ailments simultaneously (comorbidities) and had suffered a stroke 6 months earlier, resulting in a high-risk ......read more
Complimentary spa sessions, complete health checks, free nutrition and fitness counselling to mark the day
Special session on stress management techniques.
August 26, 2017;Ras Al Khiamah, UAE: In celebration of 3rd Emirati Women’s Day, RAK Hospital is organizing an exclusive fun-filled fitness event marking the important occasion. The empowering event aims to provide the necessary ......read more
Article by Dr. Vishal Pawar, Specialist Neurologist at Aster Specialty Clinic, International City
Do you get strange sensations in your legs sometimes or the urge to kick or move your legs at night which wake you up or cause disturbance in sleep? Do you feel uncomfortable or get a crawly feeling in your legs that causes you to move your legs to relieve the sensation?
You could be ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2017: Specialists from the Dubai Health Authority discussed today the importance of healthy ageing and proactive geriatric care for the elderly to minimize health complications and to reduce their dependence on caregivers so that they can an independent life to the best extent possible.
Salwa Al Suwaidi, Director of Family Gathering Centre in Al ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 24th August 2017: It’s that time of the year when festivity is in full flair and people in the UAE gear up to celebrate Eid Al-Adha. In the period before Eid Al Adha, many Muslims travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, where the final destination is the holy city of Mecca, home of the Kaaba – the most sacred site in Islam. It is also ......read more
MoU in line with the Authority’s vision to become an international centre for cardiology
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 23, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today that it plans to establish an International Centre of Cardiology in Dubai in collaboration with New York Presbyterian Hospital, which is one of the New York Presbyterian Hospital.
His Excellency ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 22, 2017: In line with the Year of Giving initiative that was declared by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement initiatives for the benefit of UAE society and work to ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 22nd August 2017 - According to the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Vitamin D deficiency continues to be prevalent in the UAE with over 85% of the population suffering from the condition. In the Middle East, the risk factors of developing the deficiency are mainly linked with social, religious and environmental reasons.
For instance, the Abu Dhabi Health ......read more
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be a part of the offering at Zulekha Hospital
Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE, according to The World Health Organization
UAE, 22 August, 2017: With heart disease reported to be one of the biggest killers in the Middle East, Zulekha Healthcare Group ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 21, 2017: A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began their official tour of several hospitals and global institutions in the United States of America.
The delegation will discuss partnership opportunities in the ......read more
Contact lens manufacturers to corner growth of UAE optical industry at 18th edition of Vision-X
Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017: A recent census of optician stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has revealed that the power of shopping malls to attract consumer buying behaviour is growing, with a 22% rise in the number of shopping mall-based opticians since 2014. These locations now ......read more
Doctors at Burjeel Hospital saved patient with ECMO at the nick of time
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi –16th August 2017: A 44 year old Lebanese national, SW, first started feeling sick after a car ride with a friend who had flu. His initial condition seemed like typical influenza symptoms – a slight fever, runny nose and a persistent cough. “I was worried about my ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to begin expansion of its facilities by the last quarter of this year, said a top health official.
The facilities that will undergo expansion include the labour and delivery suite and the emergency department.
Latifa Hospital for Women and Children is the oldest and largest dedicated maternity and ......read more
Fitness buffs who are obsessed with bodybuilding, bulging biceps and ‘six-pack’ abs, are overusing supplements to the point that the practice might qualify as a new kind of eating disorder.
According to a study, the increasing use of herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) worldwide has led to an increase in liver damage cases.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 Aug ......read more
Aim of the visit is to get an overview of the public health, safety and medical emergency preparations in place for EXPO 2017.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2017: A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) visited Expo 2017 in Astana in Kazakhstan to get an overview of the public health, safety and medical contingency plans in place.
The ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority's call centre (800 342) received 1,53,783 calls during the first half of 2017.
Sheikha Al Rahoomi, Director of Customer Relations at the Dubai Health Authority said that the callers were from the UAE and abroad. “Thirty seven per cent of the queries were regarding individual and facility licenses, 20 per ......read more
UAE, 14 August 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) revealed the successful execution of its emergency plan for disasters and crises during a recent partial power failure at the Al-Qasimi Hospital in Sharjah. During the outage, which was caused by technical failure, power generators were operated automatically and provided electricity in key areas that included the emergency ......read more
Attributed to: Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017: Based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Republic of the Philippines, the Ministry of Climate Change and ......read more
Authority moving towards a paperless environment in line with its Smart health strategy.
By end of this year, all DHA health facilities to have electronic medical records for patients.
All DHA patients that visit phase two DHA facilities asked to carry their Emirates ID, Health Card and Health Insurance Card for registration
Phase two DHA facilities are: Nad Al Sheba, Al Mankhool, Al Badaa, Al ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) felicitated outstanding medical students who are currently pursuing their medical degree and specialization.
Upon completion of the training program, they will work with the Authority.
The Authority also felicitated today 141 E¬mirati students who took part in the one-month summer training program ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is integrating biomedical devices to the Salama Medical Records System in high acuity areas in certain DHA hospitals, said a top health official.
Salama is the name of the Authority’s electronic patient medical record project. The DHA-wide project will ensure electronic patient medical record is ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 August 2017: The Dubai Diabetes Centre, the emirate’s only dedicated multidisciplinary diabetes centre, has begun family counselling services for its patients.
The move is in line with the Centre’s philosophy to provide multi-disciplinary diabetes management service under one roof.
Mohammed Belal Al Shamma, consultant ......read more
Patients with Cardiac, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal, Athletic, Arthritis and Geriatrics issue to benefit with individualized rehab programs
Hydrotherapy to relieve pain, promote relaxation, mobilise joints, strengthen muscles, develop balance and coordination, and improve general fitness
8th August 2017;Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Bringing in innovative concepts and techniques to ......read more