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Filipino finds respite from a rare eye condition and poor vision

Suffering from a dislocation of artificial lens after cataract surgery, the 40-year-old UAE resident underwent a highly challenging surgery at RAK Hospital  The patient could barely read the first letter on the vision chart 16th January, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Addressing a very rare case of spontaneous dislocated Intraocular lens (IOL), RAK Hospital helped a 40-year-old Filipino to regain normal vision through a challenging surgery. Manuel Mason Jr, a UAE resident visited RAK Hospital complaining of poor vision for the past six months. A known case of presenile cataract (occurring in the younger age group), he had earlier undergone cataract surgery for the same eye in Philippines 11 years ago, which were now causing severe complications. “The patient was suffering from what is known as Intraocular Lens ......read more

Seha Leads Discussions in Pediatric Medicine

Experts discuss the latest advancements in pediatric medicine during SEHA’s 14th International Conference.   Abu Dhabi, January 15, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is gearing up to host the 14th edition of its International Pediatric Conference, an annual event that gathers physicians, nurses and technicians from the region, US and UK to discuss the latest advancements in the field of pediatrics and exchange knowledge and expertise.  The two-day conference will begin on Thursday, January 16 and take place at the Rosewood Hotel on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, with delegates from Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and the National Children’s Hospital in ......read more

Boosting sperm quality: How tomatoes can help fight male infertility

IVI Middle East says new study on impact of lycopene, found in tomatoes, on sperm quality a major development in further male infertility studies  UAE, 13th Jan 2020: Studies have suggested that male infertility affects almost 40% of the couples who are struggling to conceive naturally and sperm issues such as low count and poor quality are said to be the most frequently seen causes of this condition.  Extensive research on male infertility continues and, recently, a new report has presented an improbable ally that may help the issue. As per the report conducted by the University of Sheffield in the UK, lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, can help boost sperm quality. The findings came after researchers noted a higher proportion of healthy-shaped sperm with motility in those who took lycopene during their ......read more

Unhealthy diet and lifestyle continue to contribute to rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in Middle East, says Apollo Hospitals' specialist

• Dr. Nambala says multipronged approach needed to address issue  • Technological advancements improve patient care and outcomes    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12th January 2020: An unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle continue to play a role in the growing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in the Middle East region, a certified cardiac and thoracic surgeon at Apollo Hospitals warned recently.     Dr. Sathyaki Nambala, Apollo Hospitals’ Senior Consultant and Chief of Cardiac Surgery, noted that ischemic heart disease is now the number one cause of death in the Middle East. Across the entire Eastern Mediterranean region, meantime, around 54 percent of deaths from non-communicable diseases are due to cardiovascular diseases as per the report of the World Health Organisation ......read more

Diabetes Friends Association Trains Schools Nurses on Innovative Methods to Protect Students from Diabetes

Sharjah, January 9, 2020: The Friends of Diabetes Association, one of the health-promoting organizations under the Health Education Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, organized, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, a training workshop for the female nurses of schools participating in the “Superhero Program”, one of the Association’s annual initiatives aiming to raise community awareness about diabetes, how to deal with it, and ways of prevention.  Held at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children today “Thursday” In the presence of HE Khawla Al-Haj, Head of the Friends for Diabetes Association and Dr. Ilham Al-Amiri, Vice-President of the Association, the workshop presented by Dr. Ilham Al-Amiri, Vice-President of the Association and a ......read more

SHEIKH SHAKHBOUT MEDICAL CITY'S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IS NOW OPEN TO SERVE THE UAE COMMUNITY

• Patients will be referred directly to the new Emergency Department in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City starting from Thursday, January 9  • The Emergency Department in Mafraq Hospital will be closed permanently  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 07, 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the United Arab Emirates, has announced that the new Emergency Department in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, SEHA’s latest world-class facility, will begin accepting patients from 7:00am on Thursday, January 9. Simultaneously, the Emergency Department in Mafraq Hospital will close permanently.  On the same day, the inpatient wards in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City will be activated, marking the full functioning of the UAE’s largest hospital. In partnership with ......read more

MoHAP, AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals Sign MoU to Provide Innovative Medications for Patients with Autoimmune Diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis

Dubai, 4th January 2020:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals to enhance innovation, training, healthcare, and awareness about Autoimmune diseases.  Under this MoU, both sides have agreed to foster cooperation in the field of therapeutic innovations for autoimmune diseases, provide training programs for MoHAP’s medical cadres as per the latest scientific developments, and provide medications for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis so as to enable them to continue treatment according to their treatment plan. The agreement was signed at MoHAP premises by HE Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Hospitals Sector, and Muhammad Abu Bakr Abdul-Jawad, General Manager, ......read more

Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare shares his comments on New Year 2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:   “As we bid adieu to year 2019 and usher in the New Year , there are fresh hopes and high aspirations in the minds of everyone. May God bless everyone with Health, Happiness and Prosperity in 2020. For UAE, 2020 will be the most memorable year of EXPO 2020, as this mega event kick starts in October. The EXPO 2020 is expected to give the economy a major boost through various ways and will driving large number of tourists from world over to Dubai. We are now only 10 months away from the launch of the world EXPO, which will not only showcase the country and its achievements on a global stage but will also undoubtedly play a significant role in further boosting the country’s non-oil GDP. We are looking forward to participating in the EXPO through the India Pavilion. ......read more

Aster Volunteers flags off its 9th Mobile Medical Service from Aster Medcity, Kochi

• In India, these services are being currently offered in Delhi, Orissa, Jamshedpur, Kozhikode and Nilambur  • Three more mobile medical services to be launched in Wayanad and Bangalore in India and in Oman • In total, it is the 9th Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services globally, with presence in UAE, Ethiopia and Philippines also.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 30, 2019:   Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, flagged of its 9th Mobile Medical Services, in continuation of its commitment announced during the 33rd Foundation day of Aster DM Healthcare early this month. The Mobile Medical Services was flagged off jointly by Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, and Mr. Hibi Eden, Member of Parliament – ......read more

Rowing over the Atlantic with Total Hip Replacement

UAE Resident Patrick Bol was rowing over the Atlantic Ocean with his Total Hip replacement. UAE, Dubai, 29th December 2019: In the UAE, Hip replacement is currently one of the most common orthopaedic operations and several surgeries are performed annually at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai (BHAS) to treat conditions related to hips. While the aim of a Total Hip replacement in the past was mainly pain reduction, the patient of the 21st century’s focus is on function and lifestyle.  “It happens frequently that patients approach us saying - Please Doctor give me a total hip replacement because I want to win the Iron Man, the only medal I did not achieve in my life.” Prof. Dr. Matthias Honl, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialized in Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine at Burjeel Hospital for ......read more

Your search for a healthier lifestyle ends with Beleaf, your local nutrition, wellness and beauty destination

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 29, 2019:   In a new age of awareness about the products we put not just on our body, but in our body, busting the myths and taking the time to debunk the jargon on packaging can be time-consuming and confusing. As lifestyles in the UAE are busy, it’s often hard to find the time to think about self-care, let alone practice it or research exactly what our bodies need to deal with the high-paced daily routines of modern lives. That’s where the health and wellness store Beleaf comes in. At Beleaf, we know that you care about the products you buy and what’s in them. Ensuring you and your family are nourished both on the outside and within can be a task, but with Beleaf stores so close at hand you can ensure everyone is taken care of in one place. At Beleaf, if it’s ......read more

The Consulate General of The Kingdom of the Netherlands' Forum on the Future of Healthy Food

In cooperation with  Al Rawabi Dairy Company and FrieslandCampina Middle East   Dubai, UAE, 23 December 2019:   In cooperation with Al Rawabi Dairy Company and FrieslandCampina Middle East, the Senior Policy Advisor – Agri & Food Samar Kadri at the Department of Agri & Food - Netherlands Consulate in Dubai organized The Future of Healthy Food Forum, to discuss the importance of healthy food for better nutrition. The Forum was Opened by H.E Hans Sandee, Consul General of the Kingdom of Netherlands, and attended by Mr. Erik Smidt, Agricultural Counsellor for the Gulf Region, Dr. Ahmed El Tigani, CEO of Al Rawabi Dairy Company, Mr. Sumeet Mathur, Managing Director of FrieslandCampina Middle East, and Rutger Shilpzand, Executive Director of Choices International from The Netherlands. The ......read more

Hospital's eye screening initiative identifies the prevalent vision problems among RAK residents

Refractive errors, dryness in the eyes, diabetes-related issues, cataract, glaucoma and eye allergies more widespread issues found during the screening   December 23rd, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: When it comes to vision problems, residents in Ras Al Khaimah are largely suffering from refractive errors, dryness in the eyes, eye allergies, diabetes-related issues, cataract and glaucoma with more common complaints including blurry vision, headache, dryness, itching or redness of eyes. These were the findings of the ongoing ‘Nazar Ayeni’ (My eyesight) initiative, conducted by RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah. Through its free screening and subsequent medical help, the campaign has been actively creating awareness regarding eye-related health issues, and in a few cases saving people from preventable blindness.  The ......read more

Stave Off Seasonal Strains this Winter with Vaccines and Health Checks at Aster Clinic

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2019:   Winter in the UAE is a wonderful time to spend more time outside with family and friends in the cooler climate. Making memories can be made harder with the onset seasonal flu outbreaks and other contagious air borne virus.  The good news is that there is no need to spoil your weekends and holidays with ill health. A preventative flu vaccine from Aster Clinic will ensure your family stays fit, well and happy.   Influenza, commonly known as ‘flu’ is prevalent across cooler months and outbreaks tend to start as early as October and last until May.  The viral infection, that affects your respiratory system, comes with symptoms which include: fever over 100.4 F (38C), aching muscles, headache, sore throat, fatigue and weakness. The virus is extremely ......read more

QUICK REACTIONS SAVE MAN'S LIFE AFTER HEART ATTACK

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Encourages Men to Take Control Of Their Health Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2019:  A UK national who collapsed in an Abu Dhabi carpark after suffering a massive heart attack had his life saved by the quick reactions of bystanders and rapid emergency medical care, it was announced today.  Bystanders immediately responded to UK national Leigh Lenaghan when he collapsed, starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), calling an ambulance and applying an automated external defibrillator (AED). The AED detected a dangerous heart rhythm and delivered a shock to his heart to correct it.  Ten minutes after his collapse, an ambulance arrived and took Leigh to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s emergency department, where he was placed on a ventilator. An electrocardiogram showed ......read more

Affordable flexible payment solutions and services for IVF patients

Fakih IVF aims to reach out to more individuals by providing affordable solutions Dubai, 18th  December 2019: Fakih IVF Fertility Center, one of the leading fertility centers in the GCC has recently collaborated with one of the premier banks in the UAE, to provide a flexible payment plan to all its patients.  Boasting of a large network of branches and electronic channels, the bank joined hands with the leading fertility center and formulated an exclusive deal for all its card holders. As part of this deal patients can pay for the services availed at Fakih IVF in affordable, easy installments with 0% interest rate for a period of 3 to 6 months. In addition, patients can also enjoy up to 10% discount on all IVF packages and services at the fertility center. Dr. Michael Fakih, Medical Director of Fakih IVF said, ......read more

Doctor takes out a baby crab from youth's ear

The youth is safe and there is no damage to the organ as he was brought to the hospital on time Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 December 2019:  L.E, 38, can’t still believe that a baby crab had gone into his right ear and the sea creature was taken out alive through an endoscope assisted procedure.  L.E, who is an expat living in Abu Dhabi, was on the beach on Monday (18 November 2019) when a crab went inside his right ear accidentally.  “I was on the beach when I suddenly realized that something went inside my ear. I couldn’t figure out what it was. All I could feel was that it was annoying. But never had I thought that it would be a crab,” he says.  The incident happened around 10 am in the morning. Though L.E and his friends tried to check what had gone inside the ear they ......read more

Health Promotion Department Organizes the Awareness Exhibition “Towards a Healthy Life for Children & Adolescents”

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 19, 2019:   With the participation of 13 government entities, the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, SCFA, today (Wednesday) organized an awareness exhibition entitled “Towards a Healthy Life for Children & Adolescents”. Held at the Sharjah Girl Guides, the two-day event falls within the initiatives of the “Healthy Schools” program and aims to raise students' and individuals’ mental, social and health awareness. Present at the opening ceremony were HE Iman Rashid Saif, Director of the Health Promotion Department, Aisha Saif Alsiri, Director of Health and Physical Fitness, Ministry of Education, and Sheikha Al Shamsi, Director of the Sharjah Girl Guides, as well as a number of members of the ......read more

10 tips to beat winter allergies in the UAE

The cooler weather has triggered a round of seasonal allergies across the Emirates. Sara Alsén, Blueair’s Chief Purpose Officer, offers some preventive tips on how to combat seasonal respiratory ailments   With the UAE reporting single-digit temperatures, residents are bracing themselves to deal with a sudden onset of respiratory allergies and asthma attacks caused by the change in weather. As fog and rain coincide with fall pollen season, the situation could become more difficult for those who are vulnerable to atmospheric triggers. Unfortunately, even staying indoors with closed windows won’t offer much relief – allergens can find their way into people’s homes on hair, shoes, clothing and pets. In fact, indoor air can be up to two to five times more polluted than outside air according to the US ......read more

DHA launches Doctor for Every Citizen

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 17, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the Doctor for Every Citizen initiative to achieve Article Five of the Fifty-Year Charter, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  This initiative will further empower DHA’s drive towards the use of latest digital technology to better patient care, enhance efficiencies in the health sector and better support medical professionals as well as provide patients with added convenience and comfort.  HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and HE Abdulla Al Basti, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Dubai launched the initiative. Several senior officials including HE Sami Al ......read more

Newest Non-surgical cosmetic treatments Tips by Dr Maher'

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2019:   The pursuit of beauty is continuous. We all want to look more beautiful, fresh and young. And the good news is, surgery is not the only option for you. Dr Maher Al Ahdab is an expert in providing amazing results with non-surgical procedures, which sometimes offer better results than surgery. One option is botox, which is an injection used mainly on the face. Botox works on the muscles to hide wrinkles and smoothens the skin. The effects of botox start to show after about 3 days of the treatment, and the results last for about 4-6 months. Botox can also be used for targeted issues, like raising eyebrows or enhancing the smile. Another effective non-surgical treatment is hyaluronic acid needles, which are used to fill specific places in the face such as cheeks, and to ......read more

Newest Non-surgical cosmetic treatments Tips by Dr Maher

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 December 2019:   The pursuit of beauty is continuous. We all want to look more beautiful, fresh and young. And the good news is, surgery is not the only option for you. Dr Maher Al Ahdab is an expert in providing amazing results with non-surgical procedures, which sometimes offer better results than surgery. One option is botox, which is an injection used mainly on the face. Botox works on the muscles to hide wrinkles and smoothens the skin. The effects of botox start to show after about 3 days of the treatment, and the results last for about 4-6 months. Botox can also be used for targeted issues, like raising eyebrows or enhancing the smile. Another effective non-surgical treatment is hyaluronic acid needles, which are used to fill specific places in the face such as cheeks, and to ......read more

Cook Children's Genetic Oncology Clinic Identifies Genetic Risks of Cancer for Patients

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2019:    Cancer has become a widespread disease in recent years, and many of us know at least one person who has suffered from it. In most cases, cancer develops by chance; however, in some cases it develops because of genetics, which means some people are more inclined to develop different types of cancer. Those people also have a high chance of passing those genes to their offspring, and that is why Cook Children’s decided to open the Genetic Oncology Clinic.    The program, which provides clinical care and counseling to children and their parents with a predisposition to cancer, is considered one of very few in the United States. It is a collaboration of among pediatric oncologists, geneticists and genetic counselors who educate, guide and survey children with a ......read more

Dubai Health Authority's pharmacy department offers home delivery of medicines.

• Service is known as Dawaee and it is aimed to provide added convenience to patients.  • The delivery service is particularly tailored to assist senior citizens and people of determination. • Electronic request on DHA’s website www.dha.gov.ae can help avail of this home-delivery service.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2019:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today a free medication home delivery service in Dubai for patients that visit DHA hospitals and health facilities.    Patients that have a valid prescription from a DHA health facility and are Emiratis or have a valid ENAYA or SAADA health insurance programme, are eligible for this service. They can log onto the DHA website www.dha.gov.ae and request for the home delivery service. ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare celebrates 33rd Foundation Day by announcing launch of 5 new Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services in Ethiopia, Oman and India

• To mark its 33rd Foundation Day, Aster DM Healthcare has announced the launch of 5 new Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services in India, Oman and Ethiopia equipped with Tele-Consultation facility. This is in addition to the 7 existing Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical services in India, UAE and Philippines. • Flag-off event hosted at Aster Hospital premises to launch Medical services vehicle for Ethiopia in the presence of Consul General of Ethiopia to UAE and officials from Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Ambulance. • As part of its internal initiatives, the group has also announced the launch of the ‘Green Choices’ campaign to encourage sustainable workplace within the group.     Dubai, UAE, 12 December 2019:   Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest private, integrated ......read more

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

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Ministry of Health and Prevention : National Periodic Health Screening and Cancer Screening is ...…

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Ministry of Health launches 3rd phase of Heart Experts Programme…

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

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

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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 ......read more

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

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A New Manufacturing Approach to Optical Transceivers…

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Digital healthcare platform Altibbi accelerates operations to meet growing demand for quality ...…

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Takeda announces results of pioneering Ulcerative Colitis study…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention Hosts the Coordination Meeting of the Supreme Committee for Organ ...…

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MoHAP Launches a New E-Service Allowing Submission of Complaints Against Private Medical Facilities…

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RAK Hospital wins MRM business award for the 2nd time…

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Feeling Good in Your Own Skin with Surge Body Fitness…

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Zulekha Hospital offers free colorectal cancer screenings in the UAE…

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3-D Printed Model Helps Save Young Woman From Total Paralysis…

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UAE Survey Reveals That Nearly One-Third of the Population Never Had Their Hearing Checked…

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DHA Successfully Saves Patient's Jaw Using 3D Printing…

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Survey Reveals That Nearly One-Third of the UAE Population Never Had Their Hearing Checked…

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Diabetics Vulnerable to 'Eye Pressure Attack'…

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Patient with a rare Gastric condition is saved by Zulekha Hospital…

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DHA Director General inaugurates Innovation Centre…

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‘Take Water. Give Life'…

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Dubai Hospital raises awareness of Childhood Cancers…

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Free breast cancer screening at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, - 21 February 2019:  Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is teaming up with UAE-based breast cancer awareness and screening initiative Pink Caravan to encourage all women and men across Abu Dhabi to get tested.   From 21st of February until 2nd of March, medical staff from Pink Caravan will offer women free advice and screening for breast cancer at a private booth ......read more

Patient with rare heart condition saved by Zulekha Hospital…

Congenital Heart Disease is fatal and is most common in infants  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 February 2019 – Zulekha Hospital saved the life of a 27-year-old, Joey Oclarit suffering from a rare heart condition and was referred to Zulekha Hospital, exhibiting symptoms of exhaustion, shortness of breath and disorientation. Following an examination, the patient was found to be ......read more

Mundipharma introduces new BETADINETM Cold Defence to quickly and effectively tackle ...…

New BETADINETM Cold Defence exhibits antiviral properties1,2 and found to combat symptoms and reduce duration of common cold by 2 day s3,4 February 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Millions of people all over the world will be suffering from common cold symptoms after contracting a cold this winter, particularly in the Middle East when the cooler temperatures can catch many people off-guard leaving ......read more

Banner Health Chooses CommScope for Systemwide In-Building Mobile Wireless…

Dubai, February 17, 2019—Banner Health, a Phoenix, Arizona based healthcare provider with hospitals and clinics in six states, has selected the CommScope Era C-RAN antenna system to deliver strong, consistent mobile coverage in its facilities.  Reliable wireless connectivity can be critical in hospitals, and Banner Health’s IT team wanted a solution that ensured coverage ......read more

Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease…

February 14, 2019 - Dubai UAE Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ. The heart’s pumping ability is controlled by electrical activity that triggers the heart muscle cells to contract and relax. In certain heart diseases such ......read more

How safe is your heart this Valentine's day?…

Research reveals millennials have little experience or knowledge of heart disease   Aetna International survey finds 31% of millennials have no knowledge about heart disease 32% of UAE residents surveyed have never taken steps to check for heart disease 15% of millennials don’t know what is considered a symptom of heart disease  Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 13 ......read more

Okadoc helps UAE patients find a doctor and book an appointment online instantly…

February 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Finding the right doctor and scheduling an appointment could never be easier Making an instant booking for a confirmed appointment with the doctor who matches your exact requirements is now a reality for the first time in the UAE. Whether visiting okadoc.com or downloading the Okadoc app for iPhone or Android, people in need of medical care can quickly, ......read more

Dubai's first building biologist receives global recognition…

Pooja Srivastav awarded ‘Adam Global Outstanding Leadership Award’ for her efforts to create toxin-free, sustainable body, buildings and structures in the UAE and across the world Rt. Honorable Paul Clark, Past Minister of State for Her Majesty the Queen UK presented the award February 12th, 2019; Dubai, UAE: In recognition of her efforts to champion the cause of ......read more

Ideal Weight…

February 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE It is really admiring when I see lots of people fit and fab. How do they even do that? How? Don’t they see all these tempting foods, both to the eyes and soul satisfaction? One should have extreme control over them self in the current world to be able to maintain these perfect figures. When we love ourselves the most, we dedicate to ourselves cautiously. ......read more

Wellness Saturdays with H Retreats …

H Retreats welcomes you to “Wellness Saturday: Reflect, Realign and Redesign” on February 16 at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery By Sofitel      February 11, 2019 - Dubai UAE   It’s still the start of the year and an ideal time to reflect on the things that you’re not truly happy with. Could it be your work? Your career? Your home? Your ......read more

Hospital offers free heart check-up on Valentine's Day…

This February 14th, give yourself and your loved ones the gift of complete cardiac care at RAK Hospital February 11th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Highlighting the matters of heart, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has organised complimentary cardiac check-up at its premises this Valentine’s Day. The camp, open to public and across all ages, will be held from 10am to 4pm on February 14, ......read more

Aster doctors rescue 25-day old baby from rare flesh-eating infection…

Combined efforts of doctors and a Good Samaritan helped in saving the life of the baby  Neonatologists and plastic surgeons use innovative way to rescue the infant from superbug   Dubai, February 10, 2019: Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in GCC and an emerging player in India fulfilled yet another commitment to saving lives using the ......read more

Aetna supports Dubai Cares' Walk for Education with sponsorship…

Aetna named one of the main sponsors of the 2019 philanthropic initiative  Dubai Cares’ ‘Walk for Education’ 3km route reflects the distance millions of children walk to school each day in developing countries The 10th anniversary of the Walk for Education is in support of the “Year of Tolerance”   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 10 ......read more

GSK sets to improve antibiotic adherence in the UAE with a new patient-friendly chatbot…

GSK launches Medzy, a new UAE patient-friendly chatbot, aimed at increasing antibiotic adherence  This is in response to a research commissioned by GSK to understand the needs of HCPs and patients on antibiotics and the level of understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which revealed 54 per cent of UAE residents find it difficult to remember to take antibiotics  Three out ......read more

100 babies born at RAK Hospital in January…

44 Emirati couples and 55 other couples in the UAE were blessed with new-borns at the Hospital  February 9th, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah: Setting a record of a kind, hundred babies were born at RAK Hospital’s Mother and Child Department in just the first month of the year 2019. In all, 44 babies were born to Emirati couples and 56 babies to the other UAE residents with one couple blessed ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches its Media Campaign as Part of the “With You” Initiative…

Under the Slogan “Dream Small... It adds up” UAE, February 9th,2019: Under the slogan “Dream Small... It adds up”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention launched its media campaign as part of the “With You” Initiative, which started with the aim of encouraging the Emirati society to exercise by adopting a simple healthy life style. Under the campaign, the ......read more

Patented dental solutions, Dental Robotics and Digital Innovations attract visitors to the Italian ...…

Dubai, UAE; February 07, 2019: As AEEDC, the region’s premier event for the dental industry concludes today, the Italian pavilion, one of the largest country pavilions at the show, welcomed record number of visitors. Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and The Italian Dental Industries Association (UNIDI) brought together 26 leading Italian companies that displayed a wide range of solutions such as ......read more

Dubai Household Health Survey launched.…

The survey is a comprehensive assessment of health and healthcare in the Emirate of Dubai  It will help DHA tailor its existing policies to meet the healthcare requirements of Dubai’s population in an evidence- based manner.    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, February 7, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with the Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC) ......read more

Making beauty easy…

Dr Maher Al Ahdab shows you 6 easy ways to get and maintain beautiful skin and a healthy appearance.  February 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: In this age of social media, good looks are desired more than ever. And it’s not just the women who are looking to improve their appearance – men are becoming more conscious of their looks as well. As desirable as it is to look good, it is ......read more

A New Concept in Fitness for Dubai with Launch of Max & Aegle…

Unique and innovative wellness destination in Meydan brings unprecedented offering with principles of Macro Health™ Max & Aegle has been purpose-built to offer dynamic health and fitness solutions for the mind, body and soul Facilities include numerous exercise areas across two floors, dedicated fitness studios, outdoor training arena, Olympic size swimming pool, running track ......read more

Julphar Publishes Innovative Paper on Scar Management…

Study conducted with The University of Manchester – UK. MEBO Scar found to improve skin hydration, collagen deposition, and elasticity February 6th, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) – Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has had a groundbreaking paper published in “Advances of Wound Care Journal”, the Official ......read more

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