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Rising obesity rates in the UAE cause of concern for doctors

Healthcare experts in the UAE urge residents to take steps to a healthier lifestyle amidst concerns about rise in conditions related to obesity Bareen International Hospital launches new fitness challenge to encourage residents to take heed of latest advice to curb obesity epidemic 18 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The battle against obesity in the UAE is far from over, warn healthcare professionals at Bareen International Hospital in Mohammad Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi. With 30% of the world’s population being obese or overweight (according to the World Health Organization), the figures are more alarming in the Middle East. The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents ranges from 5% to 14% in males and from 3% to 18% in females.  Furthermore, in the UAE for example, obesity levels are as high as 37% of the ......read more

Health Promotion Department: A Well-Prepared and Impressive Programme for Children in the 11th Edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

Iman Rashid Saif: We are keen to strengthen the Emirate of Sharjah’s efforts to raise health awareness among children and their families Sharjah, April 17, 2019:   The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA) will take part in the 11th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), which is by organized by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) under the theme “Explore Knowledge”. The event will be held at Sharjah Expo Centre during the period from 17 – 27 April.  The participation of the Health Promotion Department comes as part of its strenuous endeavors to spread health awareness among members of the society in general and to promote children’s health culture in particular. It also comes in line with the Department’s ......read more

Move to the rhythm of live handpan music at Golden Mile Galleria's third Run & Flo free fitness event

Musician Anas Alhalabi will elevate workouts that inspire a better quality of life on Saturday, 20 April Dubai, 17 April 2019:  Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah is hosting celebrated percussionist and handpan artist Anas Alhalabi at the third edition of its Run & Flo free fitness event, where participants will feel the benefits of cardio and mobility-based workouts to rhythmic music.  Over 200 people participated in the first two editions of Run & Flo, with another big turnout expected at the next event on 20 April. Warm Up & Run begins at 5pm, followed by Yoga Flow at 6pm.  Held on the terraces of Golden Mile Galleria Building 8, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park, Run & Flo encourages a healthy and active lifestyle through simple workouts, running, yoga and meditation. Participants can enter ......read more

World Famous Psychologist Dr Ahmed Emara Brings Bioenergetic Science Courses To Dubai In Hope of Spreading Happiness

Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:  Globally renowned in his field Dr Ahmed Emara will bring Inner Healing and Bioenergy training workshops to Dubai from 18th -21st April 2019. Having completed over 20 similar workshops worldwide for Arab nationalities and famous for his lifelong study of the mind and dedication to finding a more universal, all-encompassing way for people to achieve true happiness. The founder of Emara Foundation- Egypt, Al Naeem Consultation Center - United Arab Emirates and Emara Academy – USA is also known for his guest slots on prestigious television shows, including MBC as well as his avid following and thousands of views via his YouTube Channel and other social platforms. Awarded a Ph.D. in Psychology and now with over 18 years of experience in psychological counselling, mental health, and industrial ......read more

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches 15th Annual “Global Asbestos Awareness Week” April 1-7, 2019

Translated across six different languages, this year’s campaign expands its reach in the work towards a global asbestos-free future   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2019 –   The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent non-profit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, announced the launch of the 15th Annual ‘Global Asbestos Awareness Week, (GAAW) April 1-7, 2019.   Global Asbestos Awareness Week is dedicated to awareness and prevention, with each day featuring educational resources from leading organizations, guest blogs, videos, and asbestos victims’ stories. The week culminates on April 7th with an online, worldwide candlelight vigil.   Building on strength and collaboration, this year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week will focus ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention confirms that: The Dietary Supplement “Extracted from Red Rice Yeast” Allegedly Claiming to Clean blood vessels is not licensed by MoHAP and Not Reg

The Ministry is monitoring all misleading rumors triggered by social media platforms in order to safeguard the health of the community   UAE, Dubai, April 10, 2019:   The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a warning against the hazards of buying medicines online or relying on its allegations. In this context, the Ministry has strongly warned against the use of a dietary supplement produced from red rice yeast claiming its ability to unclog blood vessels.    The Ministry further underlined that this product is not licensed by MoHAP and its specifications are unknown, noting that all the communicated information is deceptive and not based on scientific ground, and it can lead to health hazards that may occur to high cholesterol and hypertension patients. MoHAP said that its ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Steps Up its Efforts to Promote Health Services towards Prestigious Competitive Levels Living Up to UAE's Reputation

Dubai, UAE, April 06, 2019:  HE Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention:  The UAE is joining the world countries in celebration of the World Health Day which falls on April 7 every year. This year’s theme is “Universal Health Coverage” under the slogan “Health for All”.  In this regard, the Ministry of Health underlines its commitment to launching the health initiatives, programmes, and projects which consolidate the leading position of our health system, in addition to our integrated and innovative health services in line with the latest medical technologies.  Furthermore, we, at the Ministry of Health, spare no effort to explore the future and to achieve the health services sustainability in accordance with the country’s wise leadership to ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare wins four Dubai Business Excellence Awards

Medcare Hospital receives Dubai Quality Award, while Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital presented with the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award  Aster Clinic wins the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award, while Aster Pharmacy receives the Dubai Service Excellence Awards under the Health & Wellness  category Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 03, 2019:    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, The Department of Economic Development (DED) organised the 25th Annual Dubai Business Excellence Awards, to recognise outstanding pursuit of excellence in business practices in 2018. Aster DM Healthcare, one of the leading healthcare service providers in the UAE and the region, picked up four recognitions of ......read more

Julphar to Support Zimbabwe Healthcare Sector

Pharma company visits African nation as part of UAE delegation Healthcare system in critical state’ says company’s Director – Africa Region Meetings held with Country’s president and local companies Visit in wake of Cyclone Idai devastation April 3, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) –   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has pledged its support to the Zimbabwean government to help boost the country’s healthcare sector, days after a devastating tropical storm battered the country. The announcement was made during a visit by the UAE pharmaceutical company to the African nation as part of a UAE delegation last month. Accompanied by representatives from the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Abu Dhabi Health Services ......read more

Mushrif Mall initiates an immersive Autism Awareness campaign

CSR event hosted to better understand autism and improve awareness of the lives of individuals living with it  April 02, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi hosted activities to raise awareness of Autism in the UAE on the 2nd of April as part of their annual CSR programme geared to motivate more parents to come forward if they notice anything different in children as early intervention is key for an affected child’s progress. Wajeb Al Khoury, Director, Line Investments & Proprty said, “Children with autism and their families face unique and daunting challenges that the community can never fully appreciate and we hope to raise awareness for the syndrome and ultimately help parents find the missing pieces of the autism puzzle.” Among the expert speakers will be Amal Galal Sabry, Director, ......read more

Medcare launches innovative chatbot platform to engage patients and optimise the healthcare journey

Medcare has announced the launch of its new “virtual health assistant” chatbots which are set to revolutionise the way patients in the UAE region interact with their healthcare provider The virtual health assistants are the first and only chatbots in the region that allow the patient to manage all aspects of their appointments online including booking, rescheduling and cancelling United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1 April 2019:   Medcare today announced the launch of its new “virtual health assistant” chatbots which are set to revolutionise the way patients in the UAE region access healthcare services. The two new health assistants use advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to learn about the patient in order to personalise responses and give accurate information in ......read more

Hospital urges youngsters to screen for colon cancer, make lifestyle adjustments

On the occasion of World Colon Cancer Awareness Month, doctors at RAK Hospital urge people to go for early screening and adopt a healthy lifestyle  Recent study on UAE residents found one-fifth of colon cancer cases in patients below the age of 40 26th March, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Despite the fact that colon cancer is potentially preventable by making a few healthy lifestyle adjustments and adopting screening tools, the disease continues to prevail among the top few cancers among the UAE residents. A recent study on colon cancer screening conducted on residents between the ages of 29 to 81 years found that around one-fifth (22 percent) of the cancer cases were patients below the age of 40, while people younger than 50 years old made up 41 percent of the total. Other recent statistics also back up the claim ......read more

UAE eHealth Week 2019 Recognized the Latest Health IT Achievements in UAE

Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2019:  The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the 4th HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2019 Conference and Exhibition. The 2019 edition of e-Health Week is the ninth event hosted by HIMSS in Dubai and was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), the Department of Health, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Emirates Health Informatics Society and supported by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).   During the Opening Address HIMSS recognized 12 Dubai Health Authority hospital facilities, as HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) or Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (O-EMRAM) Stage 6 achievers. The EMRAM – developed by ......read more

Core Beats – Dubai's favourite free fitness concert – is back at Club Vista Mare

R&B music-themed beachfront workouts on Saturday, 30 March Dubai, UAE, 25 March 2019:   Dubai’s favourite celebration of movement – Core Beats – is back for its second, free-to-attend edition of 2019 at Club Vista Mare at Palm Jumeirah on Saturday 30 March.   Participants will experience immersive yoga and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts at the vibrant beachfront destination, guided by experts from Dubai’s top studios Yoga La Vie and Barry’s Bootcamp. Club Vista Mare’s Core Beats free fitness concert series has been a huge hit since its launch last year, hosting over 2,000 participants so far. Set against a backdrop of spectacular views, the upcoming concert features adrenaline-charged beach workouts to R&B music and a live performance by celebrated ......read more

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) patient helps raise awareness on kidney disease

Living-donor kidney transplant patient speaks out about his journey to recovery on World Health Day. SEHA participates in World Kidney Day by offering free consultations and educational events that focus on the burden of kidney disease, disparities and access to healthcare. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates March 20, 2018:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network organized various events across Abu Dhabi to provide a platform for Yousef Al Naqbi, a kidney transplant patient to share his experience with kidney failure. The events helped raise awareness on kidney disease, risks, prevention and the co-existence with kidney failure on World Kidney Day.  After years searching for a cure for his kidney disease, Mr. Al Naqbi obtained the correct diagnosis and treatment at Sheikh ......read more

Zulekha Hospital Dubai Inaugurates Open Heart Cardiac Center in the UAE

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be available at Zulekha Hospital Dubai Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE, according to The World Health Organization Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 March, 2019:   Following the opening of Zulekha Hospital Dubai’s new facility this year, the healthcare group has announced the addition of an open heart center at the new facility. The Cardiac Center of Excellence now offers comprehensive end-to-end cardiac care and is equipped to facilitate high-risk treatments.    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE. The UAE Vision 2021 outlines a reduction in the number of lifestyle diseases such as CVDs to ......read more

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) honours strategic partners

Dubai, March 19, 2019:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has honoured ZAJEL, the UAE’s leading provider of courier and parcel delivery services, in recognition of its role as a strategic partner in the health services sector and its continued support for the development of Sheryan, Dubai’s online health licensing system for all healthcare professionals and facilities. Khawla Kabanji, CEO of ZAJEL, expressed her deep appreciation for the recognition for the fastest growing courier company and said it would motivate it and its employees to make even more efforts to enhance the level of its services.

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Saudi German Hospital to open Dhs 300 million facility in Ajman

The 200-bed tertiary-care speciality and sub-speciality facility to be the biggest hospital in the emirate, with covered area spanning over 41,062 square meters    March 19th, 2019; Ajman, UAE: Saudi German Hospitals Group – one of the largest private hospital groups in the MENA region – has announced their world class, state-of-the-art, Dhs300 million worth healthcare facility in Ajman. The tertiary-care speciality and sub-speciality facility will be the biggest hospital in Ajman, designed to cater to the growing population across all northern emirates, while offering a wide range of medical services. Spanning over 41,062 square meters, the 200-bed hospital will commence operations soon.   With 46 OPD clinics and over 20 specialities, Saudi German Hospital, Ajman, will be the Group’s third healthcare ......read more

Golden Mile Galleria sets the stage for next edition of Run & Flo free fitness event

Warm Up & Run and Yoga Flow workouts back by popular demand on Saturday, 23 March    Dubai, 19 March 2019:   Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah is hosting the second edition of its free Run & Flo fitness event following a tremendous response to the first session last month.   Over 100 fitness enthusiasts and their friends and families participated in the first Run & Flo last month, guided by triathletes, fitness experts and yoga gurus. The next event is on 23 March, with another session planned for April.     Held on the terraces of Golden Mile Galleria Building 8, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park, the event features Warm Up & Run and Yoga Flow sessions that encourage a healthy and active lifestyle through simple workouts, running, yoga and meditation. Participants ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention : National Periodic Health Screening and Cancer Screening is running as scheduled

Ministry of Health highlights the importance of early detection of diseases   UAE, Dubai, March 17, 2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has stressed that the National Periodic Health Screening and Cancer Screening initiatives titled ‘Etminan’ (Contentment in Arabic) are running smoothly and perfectly as scheduled.   Being part of the Cabinet approved programmes, the two initiatives aims to reduce the prevalence of cancer and non-communicable diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, breast, cervical and colon cancer. The ‘Etminan’ initiative has been launched to support the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s strategy, seeking to heighten the public awareness on health risks and provide diagnostic and therapeutic services in ......read more

Ministry of Health launches 3rd phase of Heart Experts Programme

Youssef Mohammed Al Serkal: The Ministry has several national programmes that serve the national indicators of cardiovascular diseases, UAE, Dubai, March 16, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the third phase completion of its initiative, ‘Heart Experts,’ programme, selecting, training and empowering a group of students to serve as awareness ambassadors for cardiovascular health in their schools, neighborhood and local community.   The pilot phase of the programme was completed at the Al Mawakeb School in Al Barsha, targeting 21 students aged 15-17 years. The Hear Experts initiative falls under the umbrella of the Operational Plan Initiatives to achieve the National Indicators for the reduction of mortality due to cardiovascular disease. The programme goals ......read more

First in Asia, Aster CMI Doctors rescue teen suffering from rarest of the rare genetic disease

Doctors give a new lease of life to teen through a bone marrow transplant Till now, less than 10 such cases have been successfully transplanted in the world The hospital highlights the need to increase awareness on Immune Deficiency Aster CMI Hospital’s Pediatric Immunology Department recognized as Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (FPID) center of excellence  Dubai, March 14th, 2019 –   Ciara (name changed), a 13-year-old-girl from Mauritius, suffering from rarest of the rare Complement Deficiency genetic disease, C1q deficiency since the age of 2, became the first teen in Asia suffering from this complex condition to receive a bone marrow transplant. Thanks to the team of efficient doctors at Aster CMI Hospital in Bangalore, a part of Aster DM Healthcare’s global ......read more

Speech by HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention on Children's Day

Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2019:  Since the early days of founding the Union, the UAE has been very keen to be at the forefront of global countries foreseeing the future and pay utmost attention to children, seeing it a top national priority. This is because children are the builders of the future and the sustainable wealth that will boost the country’s future status.  To that end, the UAE dedicated a national day to celebrate Emirati children and reflect the wise leadership’s keenness to provide children of citizens and residents alike full care and attention within a supportive and sustainable environment that contributes to enhancing their capabilities and skills.  In doing so, the UAE is trying to develop difference makers who are capable of shaping the future, devising innovative solutions and building on ......read more

Aster Hospitals Launches Awareness Campaign to Prevent Onset of Chronic Kidney Disease

World Kidney Day marks launch of awareness and screening initiative  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 14 March 2019:    Aster Hospitals has launched an awareness and screening initiative to promote prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD) through education, awareness and early diagnosis. 50 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes at least 2.4 million deaths per year and is now the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Through the campaign, Aster Kidney Care will encourage early screening and management at Aster Hospitals.  Members of the public can avail of complimentary screening and detailed analysis through a simple urine test and blood creatinine test at Aster Hospitals’ Mankhool or Qusais facilities between ......read more

Colon Cancer Screening Important in Catching the Disease in the Early Stages

Colon Cancer is a Preventable Disease Yet it Remains One of the Most Common Forms of Cancer in the UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. March 13  2019:  Even though cases of colon cancer are on the decline due to increased community awareness and screening using sophisticated technologies, it is still the most common cancer among men in the UAE.  Physicians in the UAE recommend that people should start regularly screening for colon cancer at the age of 40. This advice is for those who do not have a family history of colon cancer, and who have no symptoms. Screening should commence 10 years earlier if there is a family history of the disease, and regular screenings are important because symptoms of colon cancer do not usually appear until the disease has reached an advanced stage. Dr. Matthew Kroh, Chair of the ......read more

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Dubai Customs launches “Locks of Hope” in support of cancer patients…

Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  Dubai Customs launched “Locks of Hope” two-day campaign in support of the Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FoCP) as part of the agreement signed between the two sides. The aim is to support FoCP and its activities through donation and awareness campaigns which can help relieve patients and their families.  The campaign saw a positive ......read more

Friends Of Cancer Patients and University Hospital Sharjah Step Up Cancer Care in the UAE…

Two parties sign agreement to collaborate and expedite diagnostics and treatment processes  Sharjah, September 27, 2018:  Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), a UAE-based cancer non-profit and organisers of one the nation’s most popular annual breast cancer awareness campaigns, the Pink Caravan Ride, has entered into an agreement with the University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) to ......read more

Statement of Dr. Layla Al Marzouqi…

“The recent issuance of the Law No. (8) of 2018 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ahead of the World Tourism Day on September 27, further strengthens the Dubai Health Authority’s role in enabling healthcare to significantly contribute towards achieving Dubai’s tourism goals. Resonating with ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Nice University Hospital…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 25, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nice University Hospital.  The Mou was signed by HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA  and Charles Guepratte, Chief Executive Officer of Nice University Hospital in the presence of high level officials including Her Excellency Raja ......read more

Zulekha Hospital's ‘pink It Now' Breast Cancer Campaign Reaches 7600 Screenings to Date…

627,000 women are estimated to die from breast cancer in 2018 worldwide  This campaign included the book launch “Twisting Fate”, which depicts the inspiring story of Dr Pamela Munster’s research and experience of breast cancer first-hand Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 September, 2018:   Zulekha Hospital’s ‘Pink It Now’ breast ......read more

Sharjah to Represent UAE at Global Healthy Cities Summit in Belfast…

UAE Showcases Its Pioneering Experience in Who’s Healthy Cities Initiative at Global Forum Being Held in Northern Ireland   Sharjah, UAE, September 25, 2018:  Represented by Sharjah, the UAE will be participating in the International Healthy Cities Conference 2018 being held from October 1 - 4 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Sharjah has been nominated by the World Health ......read more

DHA signs MoU with Dubai Government Human Resources Department.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 23, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a MOU with the Dubai Government Human Resources Development (DGHR) to rotate national workforce between government and private departments and to train frontline DHA employees. The aim of the MoU is to develop employee expertise through structured on‐the‐job training ......read more

Certain Uterine Fibroids May Impact Your Ability to Conceive…

40 to 60 % of women who have undergone myomectomy for removal of fibroids have conceived successfully post-treatment Submucosal or a fibroid larger than six cm in diameter, may impede conception by up to 70 percent Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 September 2018:   Painful and heavy periods, bloating and constipation are common indicators of women with uterine fibroids. However, in the UAE ......read more

Abu Dhabi calls for increased push to promote quality patient experience…

International Patient Experience Symposium will align UAE’S patient experience practices with global standards Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  UAE has made improving healthcare delivery a key plank of its Vision 2030. The state envisions to enhance the health of individuals and societies in the region through the provision of comprehensive and excellent health services, in a ......read more

Emirati graduate from CUD invents device to help asthma patients breathe clean air…

Dubai, September 20, 2018:   A graduate of Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has been honoured by the Supreme Commander of Dubai Police, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, for inventing an innovative that device that analyses air quality and helps asthma and allergy sufferers avoid contaminated areas.   Inspired by his sister’s struggle with asthma, Saeed Matar ......read more

Free ECG and consultation with specialist cardiologist for UAE residents ahead of World Heart Day…

Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, aims to create awareness on heart diseases and to provide a proactive approach to avoid cardiac issues Increasing number of people in their 20s becoming victims to cardiac issues  Spin the “Health Wheel” to win fabulous and exciting prizes from bicycles to weighing scales to free consultations with doctors, dietician and fitness ......read more

Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health at MIT aims to Revolutionize Disease ...…

Launched today, J-Clinic builds on MIT expertise across multiple scientific disciplines This is the fourth major collaboration between MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization New center will harness the power of machine learning for preventative medicine, clinical diagnostics, and drug discovery and development This work will focus on a wide range of conditions that ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare partners with Nigerian University Hospital to provide advanced healthcare ...…

The partnership will see Aster setting up Centres of Excellence in Nigeria, offering solutions to complex medical issues Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in Asia, announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with a leading university hospital in Nigeria. Aimed at addressing the need gaps in the ......read more

Innovative Microcoil Procedure in Hybrid Operating Room Shows Promise for Early-Stage Lung Cancer…

Procedure could help doctors treat disease before it spreads – without drastic surgery Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  A new minimally invasive surgery could provide a breakthrough in treating early-stage lung cancer, based on a review of some of the first patients to receive the procedure. Currently performed at just a handful of medical centers internationally, ......read more

The Health Promotion Department chooses the speakers for the 7th edition of the Sehati conference…

Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  The organizing committee of the Sehati (My Health) conference have chosen the speakers and the program content for the 7th edition of the conference. The conference will be organized by the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah during November 27-29. The committee also decided to organize a youth-run workshop ......read more

MEAF gets the UAE community involved to commemorate World Arthritis Day…

A full day of free activities to be organised on October, 12th to raise awareness of the management of the chronic illness  Dubai, UAE, 11th September 2018:  The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) announced that it will hold a public community event on 12th October at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Concurrent with this year’s theme ......read more

Abu Dhabi Dental Practice Appoints Senior Dentist To The Team As It Gears Up For Expansion…

Snö Dental Clinic has welcomed Dr. Mohamad Mikhael Iskandarani to the team to help with the growing number of patients benefitting from its unique ‘prevention over treatment’ approach Abu Dhabi, September 09, 2018: A leading dental practice has strengthened its senior clinical team to help with its increasing patient numbers since it first opened just under a year ago. ......read more

Dubai Health Authority hosts visiting doctors…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 6, 2018:  In line with the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) policy to continue providing specialized medical care to the population of Dubai, the Authority is hosting visiting doctors who are currently practicing medicine in countries such as America and Belgium. This is an ongoing program and the Authority hosts visiting doctors on a ......read more

Clean Air in Classrooms Improves Student Performance…

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RAK Hospital to commence classes for expectant mothers on nutrition and diet…

Starting on September 6th, the once-a-month classes will focus on nutrition during and after pregnancy to ensure health benefits for both mother and child  One in three pregnant women lose control over their calorie intake, potentially leading to various health issues September 4, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   With the aim to educate women on the importance of balanced ......read more

King's College Hospital London in the UAE opens Marina Medical Centre…

KCH opens a new medical centre, which bridges healthcare in Dubai Marina, cementing KCH’s plans to create a triangle of care in Dubai  Future expansion includes upcoming 100 bed hospital in Dubai Hills Dubai, 3rd September, 2018:   King’s College Hospital London in the UAE (KCH) officially opened the doors of its Marina Medical Centre this morning, the first ......read more

Abu Dhabi Dentist Highlights The Importance Of Back To School Check-Ups…

Abu Dhabi, 01 September 2018: An Abu Dhabi dental practice is reminding parents of the importance of a checkup before the kids go back to school as unchecked dental diseases can lead to sleep deprivation, missed school days, and a lack of concentration. Dr Nancy Barbar, Pediatric Dentist at Snö Dental, says the fun and excitement of busy summer holidays can often lead to breaks in routine ......read more

FICCI honours Dr. Azad Moopen of Aster DM Healthcare with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award'…

Prestigious award recognizes three-decade of commitment in making quality healthcare affordable and accessible. Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 10th edition of The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence Awards. The ......read more

Dubai Health Authority discusses back-to-school health tips.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 30, 2018:  School premises will be filled with the chatter of children and as the gates open to welcome kids’ back-to-school, there are a few tips that can make the transition from holidays to academic life easier. The DHA’s dedicated school health department recommends that parents should allow children to settle into their new ......read more

The Health Promotion Department organizes a workshop on First Aid in cases of heat exhaustion…

Sharjah - 29 August 2018:  The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah organized a workshop entitled “First Aid in cases of heat exhaustion.” The event, which is one of the activities organized as part of the 5th edition of the “Health and Tourism 2018” campaign, is being held under the slogan 'Umbrella' and will take ......read more

73-year old American woman finds cure for a prolonged illness in UAE…

Challenging corrective surgery performed to restore unusual food-pipe disorder  29th August 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   After going through two unsuccessful surgeries abroad and suffering for nearly 2 years with excruciating pain in stomach, throat and difficulty swallowing, Bindu F Dukuly, a 73 year old American woman finally found cure at RAK Hospital. The patient had ......read more

Philips and Habib Medical Group sign cooperation agreement to launch state-of-the-art integrated ...…

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Pre-implantation Genetic Testing Helps Boost Ivf Success Rates…

Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2018:  Every IVF attempt starts with an embryo – the beginning of a baby. However, if repeated efforts to conceive have led to failure, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) experts suggest further investigations through a variety of tests to increase chances of success. Chromosomal abnormalities with the embryo are one of the major reasons for recurrent ......read more

Health and Security Advice In Advance Of Hajj from International SOS and Control Risks…

14 August 2018 – Dubai, International SOS and Control Risks, the world’s leading medical and security risk experts, provide advice on how to have a healthy Hajj in Saudi Arabia, as well as important tips for business travellers to the region during the pilgrimage this month.  Close to 3 million foreign and domestic pilgrims are expected to perform their religious duties in ......read more

Free Wellness Workshop to address Physical and Mental health issues…

RAK Hospital and Waldorf Astoria team up for this community health event. On-the-spot complimentary health evaluations for attendees to provide each participant with an overall health report card Counseling on personality enhancement, relationship issues sleep disorders and stress management.  14 August 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   To promote the culture ......read more

Health Experts at Mundipharma Urge Pilgrims Travelling to Saudi Arabia to Prioritise Hygiene to ...…

Mundipharma’s range of BETADINE®  products, including hand cleansers, proven to be effective in preventing spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and other illnesses2-7 13 August 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Haj and Umra pilgrims preparing to travel to Mecca have been advised to make personal health and hygiene a top priority after cases of the Middle East ......read more

Secondary Infertility: A Confusing & Emotional Ride Affecting Millions of Women…

Secondary infertility can be confusing and also heart-breaking. It is important to raise awareness, give clarity and encourage people struggling to get the support they need UAE, Abu Dhabi, 9 August 2018:   There are several women who struggle to conceive after being able to have a child before. Such a condition is termed as secondary infertility. Studies indicate that one in eight ......read more

Eyesight restored in a rare case of Optic Neuritis…

Patient suffered multiple complete visual loss attacks despite suggestive therapy; the Neurology team at RAK Hospital treated the complicated case successfully. Till date, only a few hundred optic neuritis cases with anti MOG syndrome and steroids resistance are recorded world over.   8 August 2018; Ras Al Khaimah:   Nawzer Lala, a diabetic middle-aged gentleman, had not the ......read more

FREE DANCE WEEK is back at James & Alex Dance Studios…

Enjoy a variety of dance classes completely FREE for a week – September 1st until September 6th Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018:  Dancing is one of the most positive forms of physical activity. It requires focus, precise technique and attention to detail. It can also offer a myriad of benefits to your body and work as a natural anti-depressant, releasing happiness hormones. However, ......read more

Fitness in DXB to Launch ‘the Pursuit of Happiness' Evening for Yoga and Inspiration…

The FREE event will be hosted on Saturday 11th August at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre Dubai, UAE – 7th August 2018:   Following the roaring success of the last Fitness In DXB yoga event, the expert team are inviting residents across the UAE to a free evening of yoga and inspiration on Saturday 11th August, 2018, from 5pm to 9:30pm. Focused on promoting holistic ......read more

‘Cool their Summer' program reaches out to the public on roads with drinking water…

Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, has partnered with ‘Draw a Smile’ social support volunteering organization, for a two-month initiative titled ‘Cool their Summer’. This initiative is being conducted in association with the UAE Food Bank.  The campaign will see the ‘Draw a ......read more

Advanced Treatment to Tackle Orthopaedic Issues in Adults Take Center Stage at Continuing Medical ...…

Young Adults Under 35 Suffer from Pain in Knee, Ankle, Feet and Shoulder United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 5th August, 2018:  With the rise in high intensity workouts, including CrossFit, heavy weightlifting and metabolic conditioning classes, physical therapists and orthopaedic surgeons have noticed a new demographic of patients - young adults under 35 who suffer from overwhelming pain in ......read more

wasl organises a health campaign in collaboration with Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 August 2018:   As part of the strategic partnership between wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, and Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), wasl has organised a health campaign for its employees that includes dental screening, bone density check-ups and ......read more

Reform Athletica - Best Fitness Classes in Town…

Reform your workout routines Dubai, UAE, August 02, 2018:  Finding a great gym or workout class in Dubai can be quite overwhelming with all of the countless options that are available. With the endless offerings to try, it’s important to opt for a fitness studio that makes you feel comfortable, motivated and has you wanting to go back for more.  Reform Athletica, the fitness ......read more

Hikma Medical Center celebrates 35 years of excellence in the UAE…

Hikma Medical Center celebrates 35 years in United Arab Emirates. Hikma Medical Center located in Khaleej Al Arabi Street and Hamdan Street in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi, August 1, 2018:   Hikma Medical Center, one of the leading dental care facilities in Abu Dhabi, is marking 35 years of excellence in dental care this year. As part of the anniversary celebrations, they are sharing ......read more

Sharjah Social Services Department and Medcare Hospital Sharjah sign agreement to benefit health ...…

Range of Privileges for Health Insurance Card Holders who are affiliated to the Department Dubai, UAE, 30 July 2018:   The Sharjah Social Services Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Medcare Hospital Sharjah, to provide Health Insurance Card Holders affiliated to the Department with a range of privileges and deductions on the healthcare services provided by the ......read more

Dubai Festival City's Al Areesh Club partners with Les Mills…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 30, 2018:   Al Areesh Club, the family–friendly sports and social destination located in the heart of Dubai Festival City, has partnered with Les Mills, pioneer leaders of the fitness industry in the Middle East, to bring world class fitness experience to the club.   Les Mills promises to make members of Al Areesh Club fall in love with ......read more

Swiss Experts Advise Early Check-ups for Men…

Leading specialists caution Middle East patients on importance of preventative health measures Dubai, UAE, 28 July, 2018:   With a significant increase in life expectancy anticipated across the Middle East, leading Swiss medical experts are working to educate men in the region on the importance of preventative medicine and treatment. Professor Jacques Proust, founder of luxury ......read more

DHA held a regional workshop on quality management in Nuclear Medicine in cooperation with IAEA.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 July, 2018:   Dubai Hospital recently held a regional workshop on quality management in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.  The five-day training and workshop is the first-of-its-kind in the region and is organized by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Dubai Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Centre in cooperation with IAEA ......read more

Artificial Intelligence Officer's Shoulder Recovered After Complex Total Reverse Shoulder ...…

Such surgeries last for 10 years and more Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th July 2018:  Angelika Eksteen, 57 from Germany, who works for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, sustained a fracture in the left shoulder 10 months ago, for which she underwent a surgery at a local hospital. However, the surgery wasn’t successful, and Angelika continued to have complications in ......read more

Latifa Hospital for Women and Children undergoes expansion.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 25, 2018:  The emergency department and the labour and delivery suite of Latifa Hospital for Women and Children, Dubai’s oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital, are currently undergoing expansion to double the hospital’s capacity. By September 2019, the first phase of the emergency department and the expansion of the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority receives delegation from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 24, 2018:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received a high-level delegation from the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). The FANR delegation was headed by Christor Viktorsson, Director-General of FANR. The two sides discussed cooperation in the field of nuclear regulation and ......read more

IVI Fertility Muscat clinic to offer couples FREE First IVF consultation for one full month…

Global total of babies born as a result of IVF and other advanced fertility treatments is more than 8 million Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  Infertility is not an unheard of phenomenon today. At a time when one in five couples run into difficulties conceiving a child, IVF is a ray of hope for millions of couples that look forward to having their own families. And over the last few years, ......read more

Henkel opens first Beauty Care Lab in the Middle East…

Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  Henkel has officially inaugurated its first Beauty Care laboratory in the Middle East. As a further milestone of Henkel’s continuous investment in the region, the new facility provides state-of-the-art technology to innovate and test Beauty Care products tailored specifically for the consumers in the Middle East.  The new Beauty Care laboratory is ......read more

Dubai Diabetes Centre to expand services…

DDC to introduce obesity clinic DDC currently studying the use of Artificial Intelligence to detect diabetic retinopathy Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 23, 2018:  The Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC), the emirate’s only dedicated multidisciplinary diabetes centre, will undergo expansion services to enhance its capacity and cater to a larger number of patients.   The ......read more

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