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Travelling with children - Health planning before travel.

Dubai, UAE, July 20, 2017:  July and August call for travel plans, as children have their summer vacations and all of us look forward to vacations during this time of the year to beat the scorching heat in UAE. Vacations are an exciting time for all, with your bags packed and tickets booked, you may not be able to hold your excitement to get onto the plane that takes you to your destination. However are you forgetting one of the most important thing before travelling, particularly while travelling with kids? Do you ever visit your doctor before leaving for your vacation?    In order to enjoy your holidays, it is important to remain healthy all through the days of travel. Consulting a doctor should be a priority in your vacation planning list.    Being proactive can help you enjoy your vacation ......read more

World Brain Day: Pioneering procedure in London offers hope to UAE children with hydrocephalus

19 July 2017, Dubai, UAE:  UAE children with hydrocephalus have been offered new hope through a revolutionary technique, ETV-CPC, which reduces the risk of fluid production in the brain, and often means less follow-ups for patients compared to the traditional brain shunt procedure. The procedure, now available to UAE patients treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), is set to improve the lives of thousands of babies with hydrocephalus, one of the most common birth defects .  Hydrocephalus is a condition where the patient has a build-up of fluid in the brain, this causes an abnormal widening of spaces in the brain. The widening can cause harmful and possibly fatal pressure in the brain. An unusually large head is the main sign of congenital hydrocephalus.  The condition is common in babies who have spina-bifida ......read more

Dust allergy should be closely monitored during the summer months

Allergic rhinitis affects 10-30% of the population worldwide 16th July, Dubai, UAE:  Allergies in UAE are commonly perennial in nature and are caused due to dust mites, moulds and urticaria (hives). The symptoms of those affected are aggravated by searing temperatures. The soaring heat and a dusty environment of summer leads to an increase in inhaled sand particles causing severe cases of allergy. Symptoms include stuffy and runny nose, sneezing, coughing and difficulty in breathing due to a hypersensitive response of the immune system to substances that are normally harmless, the most common being dust. According to recent reports, one fifth of the UAE population suffers from allergies and the number has been on the rise ever since.  “Allergies affect people due to the immune system pathway that leads to ......read more

Find Your Zen With Yoga at The Green Planet This Summer

Is this the coolest spot in Dubai to practice Yoga? Indoor biodome to offer a range of yoga experiences in a serene and idyllic setting in partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio   Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2017:  The Green Planet, the region’s first standalone educational and recreational bio-dome developed by Meraas and located in City Walk, is inviting visitors to revive their fitness regime this summer in what is most probably the most tranquil spot in Dubai! In partnership with 136.1 Yoga Studio, Dubai’s first chain of integrated yoga studios, the indoor tropical rainforest will be hosting a series of 90-minute yoga classes allowing visitors to flex their body in the company of The Green Planet’s resident flora and fauna.    Open to fitness enthusiasts of all levels, the yoga classes will ......read more

Half A Million Unskilled Workers Work at Construction Sites in Dubai Urged to Consume O.R.S Tablets to Maintain Hydration at Work

A Japanese study supports the case for consuming O.R.S Tablets The extreme environmental conditions make heat-related illness the most important health issue facing outdoor workers in the region Dubai, UAE, 13 July 2017: Health experts at Clinova urged thousands of unskilled workers working in the UAE to consume O.R.S Hydration Tablets. The Hydration tablets help to maintain hydration at work during summer. In the UAE, heat increases the risk of dehydration and heat stress for the workers.  Most at risk are those working outdoors performing physically intensive labour and indoor workers who are exposed to high temperatures with poor ventilation. This includes miners, construction workers, office workers, transport workers, air hostess/pilots, domestic workers, warehouse workers and fire-fighters to name a few. A ......read more

Sadia's Waste Less Campaign Helps 4000 Families Across UAE, KSA and Kuwait

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 13 July 2017: Sadia, the preferred chicken brand in the region, successfully concluded an awareness campaign tackling the issue of household food wastage, encouraging over 7.6 million people in the region to cook less, while raising awareness about healthy cooking habits.  In conjunction with the campaign, Sadia collaborated with pioneering charity and community organizations across the region to donate nutritious chicken to less fortunate people. In UAE, SADIA partnered with The Youth Council of the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA), to help provide 2,400 Suhoor meals during the last five days of Ramadan. The concept was inspired by insights from EcoMENA, the regional sustainability platform, which estimated that 25 percent of food prepared in homes during the month of ......read more

Arabian Healthcare Group launches fitness programme across corporates in UAE

Rabab Al Tajir, the first Emirati woman international and national car rally driver, kicked off the campaign at the press conference The Group’s ‘My Employees’ Health First’ initiative encourages office workers to be more mobile during office hours 1 hour of physical activity during the day a must to offset the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle; decreases the risk of associated deaths.  July 10, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Addressing the growing cases of chronic ailments that stem from sedentary lifestyle at workplaces, Arabian Healthcare Group has launched a massive country-wide proactive campaign targeting more than 300 corporate houses and influencing thousands of people. ‘My Employees’ Health First’ initiative motivates office workers to remain active despite doing stationary ......read more

The link between PCOS and Fatty Liver Disease

Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  1 in 10 women suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome , a hormonal disorder commonly found in women of reproductive age. PCOS does not have a definitive cause, although metabolic and genetic factors are said to play a major role in the development of PCOS. The most common symptoms of PCOS are acne, excessive hair growth, irregular and painful periods, infertility, and weight gain. PCOS is often a part of an overall metabolic syndrome that is a combination of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and an abnormal lipid profile. Most women with PCOS are often unaware of a liver disease that could co-exist in this situation and which could have potentially serious complications with advancing age. As part of the metabolic syndrome, accumulation of excess fat in the liver damages it slowly over a period of ......read more

American teacher finds relief from years of pain at RAK Hospital

The hospital conducted its first artificial cervical disc replacement surgery The patient was suffering from severe wear and tear in the vertebrae and slipped disc, felt excruciating pain and numbness in his upper arm July 5, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Fifty-four-year-old Tracy Anthony, an American national, came to RAK Hospital emergency with excruciating pain and numbness in his right upper arm along with a tingling sensation throughout the arm. He had been suffering from pain in his right shoulder for eight years, but had dismissed it as a sports injury, opting for pain killers, chiropractors and physiotherapy sessions, but to no avail. A teacher in a school in Ras Al Khaimah, the situation was making it difficult for him to perform his professional duties properly so when the condition worsened, he decided to seek medical ......read more

A Guide to Staying Hydrated This Hajj

Follow these essential tips to stay healthy, safe and strong during the Hajj pilgrimage Dubai, UAE, July 4 2017: As Muslim pilgrims from all over the world get ready to perform Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca), it is important that individuals undertaking the religious tour, plan their activities in advance to stay well hydrated at all times. “All pilgrims who undertake Hajj this year should aim to be fit. Keeping active and improving mobility can be easily tackled if the body is well hydrated. Optimal hydration levels may not only benefit general health, but also help pilgrims to avoid heat stroke,” said Arsalan Karim, Director, Research and Development, Clinova Ltd. In the case of mass gatherings and huge crowds such as the Hajj, the most important health concern is staying hydrated. If you are travelling to Hajj ......read more

Male Infertility on the Rise, Suggest IVF Experts

Changing lifestyles, stressful work, personal environment, rising levels of obesity and consanguinity among other factors are major causes of male infertility Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 29, 2017: A lot of men are eager to experience the feeling of being a father but aren’t blessed with this boon yet. Experts suggest that changing lifestyles, stressful work, personal environment, consanguinity and rising levels of obesity, among other factors are major causes of male infertility.  “2 of 9 men suffer from fertility problems,” said Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Consultant Reproductive Medicine & Reproductive Surgery, Medical Director, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic. “Whilst the emotional toll women face when finding it difficult to become pregnant, men are regularly overlooked,” said Prof. Dr. Human ......read more

To Worry or Not to Worry?

Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic & Pediatric Spine Surgeon, lists down the top Non-Disease Orthopedic Issues in Children 29th June 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 their bones, muscles and joints are still developing. These problems are primarily of the bone, joint, spine and limb development in the growing child. These problems can be congenital (i.e. present at birth), developmental (occurring spontaneously during growth) or traumatic. Most parents are concerned about normal physiological conditions that are a part of the natural development in the growing skeleton. Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Warns Consumers not to Eat Listeria Monocytogenes Contaminated Collagen Protein Bars or Bites

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 27 June, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has stated that it’s following closely the food recall warning on FDA’s website in regards to Bulletproof 360, Inc. recalling five Collagen Protein Bar and Bite products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The affected products were distributed between April 7, 2017 and June 12, 2017 in U.S. retail stores and on bulletproof.com and sent to customers in different countries, including UAE.  MOCCAE urges UAE consumers not to eat any Collagen Protein Bars or Bites that are subject to the recall, and encourages them to return them or get rid of them. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment emphasizes that all food products in the UAE, whether locally ......read more

Prevent Dehydration From Air Travel

Follow simple rules of thumb to stay well hydrated, which will make the flight a more pleasant part of your trip Dubai, UAE, June 22 2017: With schools breaking for summer holidays, chances are you’ve planned your upcoming vacation. You've spent hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars planning your vacation, but at most times long haul flights can be like a drain, sucking all the moisture out of your skin and leaving you feeling tired and dry. This is the last thing you want to experience, particularly when you arrive at your destination. In order to beat the jet lag and stay fresh and active, it’s important to stay hydrated on the flight and before boarding one! “Make sure that while on the flight, you stay well hydrated. Dehydration becomes a common and sometimes serious issue while travelling by air. You are ......read more

Online Salem Medical Fitness System Launched in Dubai

20 June 2017  Executive summary  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the Salem Medical Fitness System to facilitate preparation of medical examination applications online for companies with over 50 employees and selected typing centres.  Eligible employers can register with the DHA through the Salem portal. Login credentials will be sent within 15 business days of submitting the request. Copies of corporate documents, including establishment cards and business license, must be provided for successful registration.  Background  Medical examination is a mandatory requirement for all foreign nationals residing in the UAE who are tested against infectious diseases, including HIV, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis. The tests apply to all new residency permit applicants, as well as to those renewing their ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare Unveils Global Volunteers Programme to mark its 30th Year Anniversary

Aster Volunteers programme comes in line with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative As part of Aster Volunteers program, medical aid is being provided in Al Zaatari, Al Azraq & Erbid Syrian refugee camps in Jordan. Two containers of Salma Food packets worth AED 1.5 million will be dispatched to famine affected areas in Somalia, Africa, in partnership with the Government of Dubai – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 June, 2017:  Aster DM Healthcare announced the launch of the ‘Aster Volunteers’ programme as part of the milestone ‘Aster @30’ campaign marking their 30th anniversary. In line with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving by UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ‘Aster ......read more

Abbott Broadens Product Offering in Coagulation with Expanded Launch of the Sekisui CP3000 Fully Automated Coagulation System

Coagulation tests measure a person's blood clotting ability, which can help clinicians assess risks of excessive bleeding or clotting  The CP3000 coagulation system can optimize laboratory workflow and expedite the time to produce accurate test results The system’s compact design and high-throughput testing capabilities make it one of the most efficient coagulation systems on the market DUBAI, June 15, 2017:  Today, Abbott announced that the Sekisui CP3000 coagulation system, a fully automated analyzer that tests bleeding and clotting function in blood, is now available in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Abbott is the exclusive global distributor of the CP3000 coagulation system in the U.S.1,2, Europe and other countries that recognize CE Mark and has non-exclusive distribution rights with ......read more

Dubai's RAK Diabetes Center offering free health checks during Ramadan

Reflecting the spirit of the Year of Giving, the camp continues throughout the holy month, providing guidance on health matters related to diabetes, cardio, eye, diet and wellness June 14, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Keeping in line with the teachings of Ramadan, and reflecting the spirit of the Year of Giving, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is currently running a month-long health camp at its premises. The camp provides visitors with a detailed analysis of their health, advising them on ways to control and manage their ailments while fasting. The health checks, scheduled from 10am to 3pm every day, have also been instrumental for people who are looking to take stock of their health mid-way during Ramadan. Free Checks includes ECG, random blood sugar test, BMI, eye check-up, and complimentary cardiologist and ophthalmologist ......read more

The Whats & Whens: To Stay Fit During Ramadan

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 14th June: Abstaining from food and water during the hot summer month of Ramadan might be challenging, however for most Muslims, the holy month presents an opportunity to increase the spiritual connection and physical well-being. “The holy month of Ramadan is a perfect time to get strong – physically and mentally. By taking the focus away from food, you have room to focus on more enriching and important things in life. However, with the long hours of fasting, many question how to stay fit during Ramadan. While staying fit and healthy is no rocket-science, it gets easy if a set pattern is followed,” said Ms. Srividya Iyer, Specialist – Physiotherapy and Head of Burjeel Neuro Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Center. To stay fit and healthy during Ramadan, structure your day ......read more

Prevention and education are the key to managing genetic disorders, says Dr Mariam Matar

UAE Genetic Diseases Association and Bourn Hall Fertility Centre step up efforts towards awareness among UAE community Economic impact of prevention-based approach will give the highest returns in the long run Genetic testing is the key to improving the quality of genes in consanguineous marriages June 13, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  According to the World Health Organisation, the most cost-effective strategy for reducing the burden of genetic disorders is to complement disease management with prevention programmes.  “We strongly believe that prevention is the key to reduce the impact of genetic disorders, socially and economically, and is a long term sustainable solution, especially in a country like ours where close to 60% of population is under 30 years of age,” said Dr. Mariam Matar, Founder and ......read more

Century Financial Brokers launches Health, Wealth & Happiness initiative

The campaign is planned in line with UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ programme  Dubai, June 12, 2017:  Century Financial Brokers, the region's leading financial brokerage firm and online trading service provider, has launched the “Health, Wealth & Happiness” (HWH) initiative this holy month of Ramadan. This is in keeping with the UAE's President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s declaration of 2017 being the ‘Year of Giving’. Century Financial Brokers has launched this campaign to create an atmosphere of happiness through donating items related to hygiene, discounts on money transfer and mobile calling vouchers.  The campaign aims to share and multiply happiness with the underpriviledged. It is designed to cater to labour camps in the UAE. The ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Confirms UAE Markets are Free from Salmonella Contaminated Chocolate

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 11 June, 2017 – Following the information circulated about Chocolate maker Mars recalling some of its stock of Galaxy, Malteasers and Minstrels confectionery from markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland, due to the potential presence of salmonella, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has contacted Mars UAE and reassured consumers that the products available locally are not imported from either the UK or Ireland. Majd Mohamed Al Herbawi, Director of Food Safety Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), reiterated that the UAE markets are free from salmonella contaminated chocolate products.  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment emphasized that all food products in the UAE, whether locally produced or imported, are safe for ......read more

Endometriosis - a silent sickness

Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2017:  Women often experience pelvic pain while menstruating and heavy flow during menstruation. Most times women often disregard the pain believing it to be the usual period pain which will get better after those 5 days. This is one of the most common myths associated with Endometriosis. Pelvic pain during menstruation is one of the most common symptoms of Endometriosis often considered period pain. Women believe that sever pain during periods is normal and is caused because they have a low threshold for pain. Periods are not always meant to be painful and endometriosis is much more than period pain. A lot of women experience sever pelvic pain even before and after their periods.  Endometriosis is a medical condition in which the lining of the uterus called the endometrium grows in various other ......read more

Hundreds of RAK Cabbies Get Iftaar Packages and Free Neck and Back Assessments

Importance of correct posture and back-bone health highlighted. June 7, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: As a community initiative and to acknowledge the tireless efforts of cab drivers, RAK Hospital distributed Iftaar packages to hundreds of cabbies in Ras Al Khaimah on Tuesday. This year, taking a step further, the hospital has also offered drivers a chance to avail free neck and back assessment and subsequent consultation with the specialist doctor to ease the discomfort that comes from prolonged sitting behind the wheel. The initiative has been successful in boosting the morale of the cab drivers. “Driving is a stressful job as it is, and long hours behind the wheel take a toll on neck and back bone health,” said Dr Tinku Jose, Specialist, Neuro Surgeon at RAK Hospital, who is available for consultation with the ......read more

Improve Diabetes Management Through Better Patient Education, Say Physicians at the Middle East & Africa Diabetes Summit

  The summit, organized by Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies, discussed latest innovations and trends in the management of the disease to improve public health outcomes  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 06, 2017: With one in 11 people living with diabetes worldwide, the disease is one of the largest global health emergencies of the twenty-first century.  The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is no exception, with four countries among the top 10 globally in terms of prevalence in this region.  As part of its commitment to diabetes management in the region, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies (JJDCC) recently hosted its 2nd Middle East & Africa Diabetes Summit. This gathering brought together some of the leading international and regional endocrinologists and opinion leaders ......read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 February 2017:  Aster Kids organized the very first ‘Aster Scouts’ session on Wednesday, 22nd February at Aster IVF and Women Clinic. The event was aimed at educating school going students about the basics of emergency first aid care. This particular session, being the first of many to come, was attended by 22 students, from grades 7 to 9, of ......read more

DHA's dental department begins training staff in 3D printing technology.…

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‘Screen and Survive' an Important Healthcare Step to Reducing Cancer Related Deaths…

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UAE Residents Willing To Invest More In Critical Illness Protection…

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Egg freezing – Fertility on Ice…

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Osteopaths join hands to bring forth new patient centric approaches for effective rehabilitation, ...…

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Lower back pain can be aggravated by psychological issues, says expert at Burjeel Hospital…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 19 February, 2017:  Lower back pain is one of the most common health problems experienced by people, and is considered one of the main causes for absenteeism in the workplace. According to World Health Organization statistics, the lifetime prevalence of non-specific (common) low back pain is estimated at 60 per cent to 70 cent in industrialized countries. ......read more

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Advice on dietary supplements from Roz Martin, founder of skincare supplement, MedColl…

Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  When you reach for that bottle of Omega 3 fish oils or those vitamin C tablets, you might want to ask yourself do you really need them in the first place. Supplements usually come in capsule, pill, powder or liquid form. You can take these supplements to make sure you get enough essential nutrients and to maintain or improve your health, but it is important ......read more

The Eastern Mediterranean Region shows higher rates of mental health disorders than the rest of the ...…

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NMC launches its most advanced Centre of Oncology…

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Aster Nurture introduces parents to Baby Safety training via Aster S.H.I.E.L.D Initiative…

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UAE's IVF sector will cross US$ 1.50 billion, in a global market worth $27 billion by 2020…

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Pink Caravan Ride Rears to Launch their 7th Edition…

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From research labs to the bedside: 4th generation DNA sequencing to guide the UAE into good health…

The first 4th generation sequencer in the region, at the Centre for Biomedical Research and Innovation at the Gulf Medical University, will innovate and bring in newer diagnostic capabilities to the UAE Dubai, UAE, 8th February 2017:  With genetics and genes responsible for a person’s day-to-day state of health and predisposition to develop disease, the ability to take genomics from ......read more

UAE praised for its leading role in blood transfusion services…

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Rashid Hospital Doctors remove 4 kg tumor from patient's kidney in rare surgery.…

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Minister of Health and Prevention meets with representatives of private medical centers and ...…

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UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention unveils direct appointment service on Smart Patient Portal…

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UAE, February 1, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention recently organized a visit of medical students from Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU) and the University of Sharjah to Arab Health Exhibition and Congress 2017, taking place until February 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center. The educational trip was the part of a training program for the ......read more

Ford Transit takes centre stage at Arab Health with next generation Ambulance for Dubai Corporation ...…

Nine specially-designed Ford Transit ambulances delivered to Dubai Ambulance so far in 2017, with more expected to be delivered later this year Fitted with the award-winning iNTraxx System, the interior of the Ford Transit can be changed around within minutes to suit the given emergency situation Dubai Ambulance showcases the Built Ford Tough Transit ambulance at this week’s Arab ......read more

Robotic surgery at Arab Health Exhibition…

AMMT to display range of innovative products  Medical robots market is expected to reach USD 11.4 Billion by 2020 DUBAI, February 1, 2017:  Arabian Millennium Medical Trading (AMMT), one of the largest companies in the Middle East engaged in providing fully integrated solutions for medical industry, unveiled a first-of-its-kind surgical robotic system, which will transform ......read more

Medcare introduces QFR technology in the Middle East, revolutionizing angiography procedures for ...…

The technology is being brought in as part of a new Cardiac catheterization laboratory being launched by Medcare. This will be the first such facility for heart patients at Aster DM Healthcare group. The new non-invasive procedure will eliminate the need of repeatedly using drugs and/or pressure wire insertions into the patient’s blood vessels. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 ......read more

Myths about Prostate Cancer…

Dubai, UAE, February 1, 2017:  Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers among adult men in the UAE. In the larger conversation about male organs and glands, the prostate gland often gets overlooked. Part of the male reproductive system, located under the bladder in front of the rectum and surrounding the beginning of the urethra, the prostate is actually a small gland. As a key ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention to showcase interactive health services using artificial ...…

UAE, January 31, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of a new set of innovative health services featuring futuristic technology solutions – particularly artificial intelligence (AI) during its participation at Arab Health 2017, which is currently being held until February 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center.  The technologies are part of ......read more

Dubai Health Authority and Arab Health forge strategic partnership to strengthen the future of 3D ...…

3D medical printing zone at Arab Health to highlight Dubai’s aim and strategy to become an international leader in 3D medical printing by 2021 Dubai, UAE, 31 January 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Arab Health Exhibition & Congress announced today that they have forged a strategic partnership that gives healthcare professionals in the region a revolutionary insight ......read more

GE Healthcare Partners announces strategic collaborations to transform region's healthcare delivery…

Partnering with Saudi Ministry of Health to drive digitization for achieving measurable improvements in quality of patient care and cost Expanding capabilities to deliver patient-centered programs with acquisition of two leading healthcare consultancies:  Finnamore and Camden Group Signing MoU with Dubai Health Authority to create centers of excellence and share experience in use of ......read more

Dubai Health Authority to launch Blood Donation App in 2017.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 1, 2017:  Dubai Health Authority’s ( DHA’s) Blood Donation Centre  is putting the power to save lives in the palm of the users' hand. The DHA displayed at The Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, a new app for iPhone and android which makes it easier to find a time and place to make a blood donation. The app is part of the ......read more

Future of Hospital Infrastructure is Modular: KEF-TAHPI at Arab Health 2017…

Showcases flagship MEITRA Hospital from stand OS-E10 at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre Hospital is up to 80 percent offsite-constructed, scheduled to launch in April 2017  Dubai-UAE: 1 February, 2017:  KEF-TAHPI Design Studio, has confirmed growing interest in its revolutionary ‘catalogue hospitals’ concept from emerging markets in Asia, ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Health Mirror service' and latest lab device for blood ...…

UAE, January 31, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched the latest ‘Health Mirror service’ and the newest device for laboratory analysis of blood samples as part of its efforts to offer innovative services to the general public. The unveiling was made during its participation at the ‘Arab Health 2017’ exhibition and conference held at the Dubai World ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention signs MoU with Australia's Monash University…

UAE, January 31, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Monash University of Australia on the sidelines of the Ministry’s participation at Arab Health Exhibition and Congress 2017 being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The agreement will facilitate the establishment of graduate programs for professional development and ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention signs MoU with RAK Hospital…

UAE, January 31, 2017- On the sidelines of Arab Health Exhibition and Congress 2017, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the RAK Hospital, a multispecialty healthcare facility in Ras Al Khaimah. The partnership is aimed at benefitting patients in the emirate with limited by helping them to prevent blindness through early detection of eye ......read more

GCC Health 2.0: Tackling diabetes and obesity in an age of digital acceleration…

About this report GCC Health 2.0: Tackling diabetes and obesity in an age of digital acceleration is a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), sponsored by EY. It explores the role of technology in preventing and managing diabetes and obesity in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries, highlighting the potential impact on patients and the healthcare system. The report is based ......read more

DHA to adopt 3D printed technology in dentistry…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 31, 2017:  This year, Dubai Health Authority’s Dental Services department will begin using 3D printed technology to print 3D model of teeth for producing prosthesis, said a top health official at the Arab Health Congress 2017, which began today. The use of this technology is the beginning of the Authority’s ambitious plans to use 3D ......read more

Dubai Health Authority participates in Arab Health 2017…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 30, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority displayed its latest medical services and applications at the Arab Health Congress 2017. The smart applications that the authority is displaying include a Blood Donation App, which will ease the process and guide residents who wish to donate blood and an institutional performance-measuring system, which ensures ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals UAE Human Genome Project at ‘Arab Health 2017' in Dubai…

UAE, January 30, 2017– The Ministry of Health and Prevention has unveiled the UAE Human Genome Project during the ‘Arab Health 2017’ conference in Dubai in a bid to harness the power of genetic science and adopt modern and innovative techniques on DNA profiling and gene sequencing. By identifying genetic fingerprint, the project seeks to prevent the spread of non-communicable ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention signs MoU with Hoffman-La Roche to fight cancer in UAE…

UAE, January 30, 2017– The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced that it recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Swiss multinational pharmaceutical firm Hoffman-La Roche with specialties in treating tumors, among others. The agreement aims to address the growing number of cancer cases in the UAE and reduce death rates by 25 per cent by the end of 2021 as ......read more

10% growth in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in Jafza…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2017:  The healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa, grew by 10% to 314 companies in 2016 compared to 284 during the previous year. The value of trade in the sector rose to AED 13.3 billion in 2015, emphasising ......read more

UNICEF Presents ‘Baby-Friendly Hospital' Certificate to Dubai Hospital…

Dubai, UAE, 29 January, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today celebrated the Baby Friendly Hospital status given to Dubai Hospital by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at a ceremony held at the hospital. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), launched in 1991, is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to encourage and ......read more

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