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Mobile Doctors 24-7 introduces unique digital healthcare solution as part of Dubai Future Accelerators

Dubai, UAE - April 20, 2017:  Mobile Doctors 24-7, a state-of-the-art population health management control center available 24-7 at the click of a button, has announced a unique digital healthcare solution that combines teleconsultation, telemonitoring and home health to provide healthy, acute and chronic condition management for the UAE residents. The service was introduced in the presence of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, at the recently concluded the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) program in Dubai.     Mobile Doctors 24-7’s family medicine specialists and general practitioners, licensed by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), as well as wellness experts provide advice via voice or video calls, ......read more

Dubai Hospital Performs Complex Heart Surgery

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2017: Cardiac surgeons from Dubai Hospital have successfully performed a complex emergency cardiac surgery that lasted more than 12 hours. The surgery was performed on a 41-year-old Sri-Lankan expatriate who was first admitted to an emergency department of a private hospital. Upon diagnosis, the hospital requested a transfer to Dubai Hospital for immediate surgery. The patient had a Type A Aortic Dissection, which is a life-threatening condition that needs immediate surgical intervention.  Dr Abdelrahman Al Jassmi, CEO of Dubai Hospital, said: “Aortic Dissection is at the forefront of complex operations, in terms of risk and direct threat to a patient's life. In such situations, quick and precise intervention is necessary as an aortic dissection can lead to massive bleeding ......read more

Middle East Arthritis Foundation Launches Arthritis Self-Management Program

The special six-week program illustrates how to effectively manage the disease and helps patients live life to the fullest Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2017 – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation has developed an interactive Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) aimed to help chronic illness patients, particularly those afflicted with various forms of Arthritis, ‘self-manage’ their condition. With two-hour long sessions taking place every Saturday for six weeks, Arthritis patients can sign up for the free-of-charge program to be hosted at the Towers Rotana Hotel in Dubai from 29th April until 3rd June 2017. The six-week workshop sessions will cover a range of topics and activities, including group discussions and physical activity, all aimed at reducing the impact of the disease on the daily lives of ......read more

Get the pageant body with A-Tone Fitness Lounge, official fitness partner to the Miss India UAE pageant

Fitness Trainer and founder of A-Tone Fitness Lounge, Anjali Chandiramani, is the brain behind the bodies of the upcoming Miss India UAE finalists with her formula of CROSS-CUITTM Training coupled with Yoga and Pilates A-Tone Fitness Lounge is the first of its kind urban fitness center that provides both Yasmin Karachiwala’s Bollywood mantra of Body Image Pilates along with a game-changing new fitness trend, CROSS-CUITTM by Anjali Chandiramani A-Tone Fitness Lounge is in Prime Tower, Business Bay, Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2017: A-Tone Fitness Lounge, a lifestyle fitness center that embraces positive body image building, is onboard as the official fitness partner of the Miss India UAE pageant, to be held on 29th April, 2017 in Dubai. Under the leadership of certified Pilates and CROSS-CUITTM trainer, ......read more

IOSH to Unveil New Strategy at Middle East Conference

16 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: A fresh approach to protecting the world’s workforce is set to be unveiled by the largest professional body for occupational health and safety. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) will present its new five-year strategy, charting how the profession can continue to progress up to 2022, at its annual Middle East Conference in Doha, Qatar on 27 April 2017.  IOSH has chosen the Middle East as the launch-pad for this new strategy because of the region’s growth and increasing drive to cut workplace accidents and work-related illness. It comes after a recent survey commissioned by the Institution, which revealed that business leaders across the region are identifying worker protection against injury and ill health as vital to safeguarding their business' reputation ......read more

World Haemophilia Day: UAE Parents Need to be Aware of the Signs of Bleeding Disorders, Urges Expert Paediatrician

16 April 2017, Dubai, UAE: Parents across the UAE need to recognise the signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders, including haemophilia, in order to prompt earlier diagnosis and treatment, according to haemophilia expert, Dr Kate Khair, from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH). Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a genetic defect and affects the body’s ability to control blood clotting. Haemophilia, which is the most prevalent inherited bleeding disorder in the region , is inherited through a mutation in the X chromosome which means it is a condition which mainly affects males and occurs in one in 10,000 male births . However, females can carry the mutation and as a result, experience bleeding problems too, such as prolonged bleeding after a tooth removal, nosebleeds or heavy menstrual periods. ......read more

Birth by Appointment: Lack of Effective Pre-natal Guidance Leading to Global Rise in Caesarean Rates

16 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Over the last 25 years, there has been a significant increase in caesarean section deliveries globally, creating serious implications on health care and costs. Leading international health benefits and services partner and pioneers in the field of maternity insurance cover, Aetna International calls for more comprehensive education on the impact of caesarean births – not only for the mother but wider society as well.  Aetna International wants to ensure all expectant mothers receive the appropriate medical support – to achieve this governements, health care provides, insurers and NGOs must work together.  Aetna’s latest research report, ‘Striking the right balance: Global caesarean delivery rates in an era of controversy’, reveals how the lack of effective ......read more

Heart Attack and Stroke for Men and Cancer for Women Top Reasons for Insurance Claims

Dubai, UAE - April 13, 2017: Zurich International Life’s latest claim statistics reveals that heart attack and stroke were the most common reasons for life and critical illness cover claims by men in the Middle East, while cancer was the leading cause for life and critical illness cover claims by women. Their claims data shows that the majority of claims made by men are from those aged 40 and above, whereas for women, the majority of claims were paid to women in their 30s. The findings were presented as part of the Middle East Claims Statistics and Insights – Jan 2014 to Dec 2016, which Zurich has published annually since 2011. Zurich continues to be the only life insurance provider in the Middle East to issue yearly claims statistics specific to the region. Substantial variation between insurance claims patterns for ......read more

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Stresses the Importance of Pre-marital Screening to Avoid Passing on of Genetic Diseases to Children

  •    The pre-marital screening is a customary blood test, which allows couples to be genetically screened for incurable inherited diseases before they start a family.  •    The test checks for 549 diseases, 600 genetic disorders and 4000 genetic mutation by a blood sample only. Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 April 2017: Marriage is a significant event in a couple’s life. However, most of us are not fully aware of our state of health or what we might be carrying forward genetically. Though you might not have any health problems in the past, you may be a silent carrier of a hereditary disease, which could affect your children once you choose to conceive. The IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic is a highly-advanced IVF institution with clinics in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat. The institution ......read more

American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Program Expands Globally

Evidence-based program looks to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs for hospitals around the world Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017 – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) is launching its acclaimed Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is the first country outside the United States to implement this cardiovascular hospital care quality improvement program. This AHA/ASA program will benefit patients by providing public and private hospitals quality improvement professional consultation, workshops and guideline-based webinars at all stages of implementation. First launched in the US in 2002, GWTG is an evidence-based, in-hospital continuous quality improvement process designed to improve treatment and prevent future cardiovascular and stroke events through ......read more

A Revolutionary Non-Surgical Bone Conduction Hearing Solution Launched in the UAE

•    Stick, Click, Hear – innovative technology offers a simple and gentle way to treat conductive hearing loss  •    Infants with conductive hearing loss to also benefit from new hearing solution  Dubai, UAE, 111 April 2017 – A new innovative technology offering a non-surgical bone conduction solution for conductive hearing loss, will soon be available in the UAE. MED-EL, the leading provider of hearing implant solutions in the Middle East, announced today the launch of the next generation of bone conduction hearing solutions: ADHEAR. The new hearing system has no age limitation, meaning that infants right through to the elderly with conductive hearing loss or single sided deafness "SSD" are expected to obtain benefit. ADHEAR is an excellent option for ......read more

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches the 13th Annual "Global Asbestos Awareness Week” April 1-7, 2017

This year’s campaign for a global asbestos ban will translate across six different languages, spreading the message to a wide international audience.  Dubai UAE, April 10, 2017 — The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community to help ensure justice for asbestos victims and work toward an asbestos-free future, today announced the launch of the 13th Annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) April 1-7, 2017.  Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure. Since the 19th century, asbestos was widely used in construction, shipbuilding, and the automotive industry. Without a ban, asbestos remains legal and lethal in the USA and in an estimated 70% of countries around the world. Global Asbestos Awareness Week is dedicated to ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention issues warning about addiction of ethyl chloride spray among teenagers

UAE, April 8, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular to warn about the dangers of misusing ethyl chloride spray which has recently gained interest among adolescent students who have been purchasing it from various social networking sites, e-commerce websites, private pharmacies and specialty stores. The warning states that the substance is a local anaesthetic that affects the central nervous system when inhaled.  H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Public Policy and Licensing Sector, confirmed that the Ministry has issued a circular after monitoring the widespread use of ethyl chloride spray among adolescents. He explained that the youths, who call it a laughter gas, inhale the compound after spraying it on a piece of cloth ......read more

RAK Hospital Marks April as Autism Awareness Month

Free Screenings for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Counseling for parents throughout the month. Campaign kicked off with fun activities and parent workshops   April 6, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  To promote the rights and well-being of individuals with disabilities, including children with learning differences and developmental issues, RAK Hospital’s Counseling and Psychology Unit is celebrating April as the Autism Awareness Month. The celebrations began on April 1, 2017 wherein children with their parents participated in fun and engaging activities, exciting games, colourful hand painting and releasing of balloons. Moreover, the hospital conducted a symposium, for parents where they were educated on different parenting styles, techniques and guided on how to handle their special needs child.  As part of ......read more

Dubai Health Authority receives delegation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2017:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the DHA headquarters. The delegation was headed by His Excellency Martin Van Rijn, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Kingdom of Netherlands and attended by senior officials including His Excellency Frank Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE and HE Hans Sandee, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dubai. The two sides discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of healthcare and to focus on building and strengthening their cooperation in the field of medicine including geriatric care. HE Al Qatami provided an ......read more

World Health Day: Expert Psychologists urge parents to keep a look out for depression signs in children

April 05, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: In support of the 2017 World Health Day theme, Depression: Let’s talk, Clinical Psychologists, Dr Eve McAllister and Dr Daniel Stark from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) are calling for parents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of depression in children. According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting over 300 million people. This World Health Day, GOSH are urging parents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of depression and other common mental health difficulties in children. Whilst depression is rarer in younger-children (~4%), it typically becomes more evident in young-people as they move towards adolescence (10-20%) . “Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions worldwide, including ......read more

Media Statement about the Registration of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Republic of Croatia

Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment 05 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: Based on the notification from the World Organization for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Republic of Croatia, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) took the following actions on 19/3/2017: 1.    1.             Prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally not treated wastes from the Republic of Croatia.  2.    2.             Prohibited the import of poultry meat and thermally not treated products and table eggs from the affected ......read more

Emirates Hospitals Group brings premium aesthetic and quality healthcare to Ras Al Khaimah

Emirates Hospitals Clinics and CosmeSurge Clinics open in Julphar Towers Ras Al Khaimah – April 5, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, has announced opening of its two world-class brands -- Emirates Hospitals Clinics and CosmeSurge Clinics in Ras Al Khaimah aimed at addressing the gap of quality care for residents in the emirate. The two centers are located in Julphar Towers, opposite Manar Mall in Al Nakheel in the heart of the city.  The clinics are elegantly designed with appealing interiors and colour schemes and have spectacular views of the corniche on one side.  The Emirates Hospitals Clinics – Ras Al Khaimah will meet expectations of the residents to avail primary healthcare services and family-oriented specialties in a superior ambience. The ......read more

Experts at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery say swimming boosts bone power

Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery was the Gold Sponsor at the 13th annual Dubai Holding Burj Al Arab Swim scheduled to take place on March 31 Dubai, UAE, April 4, 2017:  Swimming has long been plugged as a great exercise, one that’s easy on the body and good for individuals with joint pain. It is also said to strengthen bones. Studies and research indicate that individuals who frequently swim laps have greater leg bone mass than those who don’t swim at all. Commenting on the benefits of swimming, Dr. Bhuvaneshwar Machani, Consultant Orthopedics at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai said, “Swimming is the quintessential workout. Its culmination of weight training and aerobics makes it a total-body exercise. The benefits of swimming are plenty for all age groups and all physical abilities. It is ......read more

Surgeons at Burjeel Hospital removed a “tennis ball” tumor from the heart of a 61-year-old patient

as part of a commitment to provide 200 free cardiac surgeries in 2017 United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – 03, April 2017: Mrs. Safia Farah Jama, a 61-year-old Somali national came to Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi with a complicated case involving a large tumor inside her heart. Cardiac tumors are extremely rare and Mrs. Safia’s tumor was the size of a tennis ball. Her tumor was interfering with the normal blood flow inside her heart, affecting the function of the mitral valve – one of the major valves in the cardiac system.  Surgeons at Burjeel Hospital, one of the country’s leading private healthcare facilities, took the case and performed the surgery totally free as part of the hospital’s commitment to provide 200 free cardiac surgeries throughout 2017.  This initiative is in support of the ......read more

LivNordic Spa & Wellness Offers and Activities for the month of April

Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017 Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living. With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At the spa we have prepared some special offers that allows you to do so…. There is a lot of conversation about happiness at the moment. What do we do to become happier human beings? On the third page of the newsletter we are sharing some ideas of what happy people do. Wishing you a wonderful month of April fulfilled with happiness and joy!  Carolina Moquist, Spa Director LivNordic Treatment Offers Mindful Monday’s ......read more

SculpSure, the Revolutionary Body Contouring Procedure Launches in the Middle East

Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2017:  Spring is just around the corner and there’s no better time to redefine your body with the revolutionary body contouring treatment from SculpSure.  Developed by Cynosure in the US, and distributed in the region by Amico, a leading medical devices provider. SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen.  It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat. For many patients, traditionally invasive procedures such as liposuction are not a consideration, neither from budgetary point of view, nor from the perspective of down time required to recover after such procedures. For such patients, SculpSure offers a solution, with the latest innovative ......read more

RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah conducting Foot Care Clinic

Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice. 30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their facility from 10 am to 4 pm. At the clinic, a free bio medical assessment of the feet and a complimentary consultation with the Podiatrist will help people understand why they are getting the pain and provide them with solutions. Complimentary assessment also includes BMI, Blood Pressure, RBS and HBA1C test wherever needed. A Podiatrist is a medical professional whose training focuses on the foot and ankle, and the interaction between foot and the ......read more

Aster closes FY 2016-17 with a healthy outlook in India and Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March, 2017:  Aster DM Healthcare, the Dubai based healthcare conglomerate, has reported a healthy 2016-17 fiscal year led by its continued expansion and acquisition strategy. Over the past year, the group has expanded its network across GCC as well as India. Key Milestones achieved in FY 2016 -17, as well as upcoming launches: Aster DM Healthcare Group completes 3 decades of operations in 2017 Total 317 medical establishments, including 18 hospitals, 98 clinics and 201 pharmacies as on 30, January 2017  GCC: 3 new hospitals: Successful launch of Medcare Women & Children Hospital in Dubai and soft launch of Medcare Hospital in Sharjah. Aster Hospital in Doha is nearly completed. 8 new clinics and 25 pharmacies added in GCC under Aster, Medcare and Access Brands 2 new ......read more

Media Statement about the Registration of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Commercial Farms in Tennessee, USA, and Malaysian Province of Kelantain

Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Based on the notification from the World Organization for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercial farms in Tennessee, USA, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) took the following actions on 8/3/2017: Prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally untreated wastes from the US state of Tennessee.  Prohibited the import of poultry meat and thermally untreated products and table eggs from the affected province of Lincoln in Tennessee. Allowed the continued import of thermally treated poultry products (treated meat and ......read more

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DHA: Seven new hospitals in the pipeline in Dubai…

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American Hospital Dubai successfully hosts storytelling session in support of SAADA's ‘Reading is ...…

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Kidney surgery using 3D printing technology performed for the first time in the MENA region.…

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DHA launches electronic medical complaints portal.…

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DHA study links Vitamin D with improved outcomes in Asthma patients.…

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Vidal Health strengthens its foothold in the UAE; brings Globalnet TPA under its umbrella…

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Coping with Night Shifts and Sleep.…

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Noor Dubai Foundation joins the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)…

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NMC Healthcare subsidiary acquires LifeWise Home Healthcare Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 29, 2016:  ProVita International Medical Center, NMC Healthcare subsidiary and the UAE’s pioneer of long-term care for chronically ill pediatric and adult patients requiring continuous medical intervention, has acquired homecare provider LifeWise Home Healthcare. The deal is set to further improve ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention successfully holds conference on the optimal use of antibiotics…

UAE, 29 November, 2016- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), through the Central Infection Prevention and Control Committee in Dubai and in collaboration with M3 Inc., successfully hosted a conference covering the optimal use of antibiotics. The event, which was held under the patronage of Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospitals Sector, MOHAP, was part of ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes blood donation campaign on Martyrs' Day and UAE ...…

UAE, November 29, 2016- The Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) will hold a blood donation campaign from November 30 to December 3, 2016 as part of its activities during UAE Martyrs’ Day and National Day. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAP’s Assistant Sector - Health Centers and Clinics, ......read more

DHA hospitals and health centres receive reaccreditation from Joint Commission International for ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 28, 2016:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) hospitals and health centre received an international accreditation for the fourth time in a row. Latifa Hospital, Dubai Hospital and Rashid Hospital earned Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation and Thalassemia Centre earned Joint Commission ......read more

European and Gulf partnership for post-graduate diabetes training with the support of the ministry ...…

EASD-GGSD and Lilly announce 5th year of Postgraduate Course in Clinical Diabetes for healthcare professionals in the GCC 650 doctors and healthcare practitioners working in diabetes in the GCC benefit from postgraduate training  Dubai – November 27, 2016:  In a region where the incidence of diabetes is one of the highest in the world and at a time when globally half of ......read more

It's the season to enjoy outdoor sports and stay hydrated…

Dubai, UAE, 27 Nov 2016:  With pleasant weather now in our midst, doing outdoor sports or being more physically active has never been more inviting.  You must have noticed that more and more of your neighbours are going for a run early morning or in the evening. There are also some fitness groups outdoors who challenge their physical strength with high intensity trainings. In the UAE, ......read more

What's more beautiful than the opportunity to turn back the clock!…

That’s what Kaya Skin Clinic’s Project Rewind is all about. The region’s biggest skin clinic offers women across four GCC nations, a chance to win against ageing, with a comprehensive package customized for the individual. From Botox® and fillers to PRP and advanced non-surgical face lifts, Kaya brings it all together. The Rewind, as the experience is called, is carefully ......read more

Regional experts and policy makers launch first MENA Heart Failure Alliance, setting out key ...…

The regional event, ‘MENA Heart Failure Roadmap: Closing the gaps in Heart Failure across the Middle East and North Africa’, was held at Park Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi on Saturday 26th November    UAE. 27 November 2016:  The MENA Heart Failure Alliance, the region’s first dedicated group for heart failure management, was launched during a regional experts event ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Secures AED 12 million for Algeria's Health Sector…

Agreement Signed in the Presence of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Al Nahyan  UAE Government Grant to Provide 10 Hospitals with Medical Equipment  Abu Dhabi, UAE,  24 November, 2016:  His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to the tune of AED12 million with His ......read more

Conference to highlight UAE safety and health developments…

Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2016:   The latest developments in keeping employees safe and healthy in the UAE will be highlighted at a major conference in Abu Dhabi. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) sixth UAE Annual Networking Conference will see the Ministry of Education, the Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHAD) and Dubai Municipality provide ......read more

Launched by Meraas and Operated by Houston Methodist: Valiant Clinic - A Premium Multispecialty ...…

The premium multispecialty outpatient clinic launched by Meraas and operated by Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services, will add a new dimension to Dubai’s healthcare sector.  Valiant Clinic to offer patients from the UAE and the region exceptional and customized healthcare.  Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2016:   Meraas, a Dubai-based holding company, has launched ......read more

American Hospital Dubai launches Colon Cancer Screening Program designed to save lives among over ...…

UAE, November 23, 2016- American Hospital Dubai has launched a new screening program for colon cancer – one of the most common forms of cancer and a main cause of cancer related deaths worldwide – at the UAE Cancer Congress 2016, where the hospital was the Main Partner. The new program is designed to prevent, detect and cure colon cancer in women and men aged 50 and over, and so save ......read more

Innovation at the heart of a healthier, happier UAE, say experts at Innovation Live! Summit…

Discussions conclude that the convergence of consumer technology, health education and a disease prevention mindset can help people better manage their health and disease  Continued innovation in the development of medicines is also critical in creating new therapies that significantly improve patients' lives Panel underlines the importance of innovation for a healthier, happier ......read more

Increasing Number of Patients with GERD being detected, say experts from Aster Hospital and Clinic…

Local experts urge early detection of GERD symptoms – a chronic digestive disease, and encourage seeking appropriate medical attention to improve quality of life  On the occasion of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week, Aster Hospital and Clinic initiates a nationwide programme to increase awareness of symptoms and treatment in order to alleviate discomfort for ......read more

World Anti-Obesity Day: Expert paediatricians warns of rising epidemic of childhood obesity in UAE…

World Anti-Obesity Day: Expert paediatrician warns parents in the UAE to address the rising epidemic of childhood obesity to protect their children from fatal diseases in the future  Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2016:   Consultant Paediatrician from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) highlights on World Anti-Obesity Day the potential long term risk to children’s ......read more

Healthcare investment in MENA sees Arab Health & MEDLAB develop into stand-alone events…

Dubai, UAE, 21 November 2016:  Due to the significant increase in healthcare investment across MENA, the region’s two largest healthcare shows – Arab Health and MEDLAB Exhibitions & Congresses – are being launched as two stand-alone events that will take place consecutively during January and February next year.  In 2016, Arab Health, the largest healthcare ......read more

No More Neck Scars: NMC Doctor Masters Revolutionary Armpit-Entry Thyroid Surgery Technique…

Advanced method leaves no unsightly neck scar, reduces operation and recovery time Abu Dhabi. Sunday November 21st, 2016:  Patients requiring thyroid operations no longer need worry about invasive neck incisions, large scars and lengthy recovery times thanks to an incredible new technique mastered by a NMC Healthcare doctor. Dr. Balaji Balasubramaniam, a consultant Surgical Oncologist ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention Renews Relationship with Cerner to Provide Electronic Health ...…

UAE, 21 November, 2016 – The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has renewed and expanded its strategic alignment with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, for the continued implementation of its enterprise wide health IT system, called the Wareed project. The project is designed to establish a streamlined and accessible electronic health record (EHR) between United Arab ......read more

Children created Diabetes Awareness through a Fun Event…

Live Healthy Carnival at RAK Diabetes Center Dubai and RAK Hospital brought together hundreds of parents and children. Kids Paintings and Fashion Shows encouraged adults to lead healthier lifestyle. Echoing WHO’s ‘Beat Diabetes theme, in a first-of-its-kind venture RAK Diabetes Centre aims to create a healthier UAE through education, preventive measures and by screening over ......read more

Boehringer Ingelheim and Medtronic shed light on Atrial Fibrillation 360 treatment solutions…

Regional experts meet to discuss holistic approach to atrial fibrillation from diagnosis to treatment United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 20th November 2016:  Boehringer Ingelheim and Medtronic have collaborated recently to develop a holistic approach to Atrial Fibrillation (AF) treatment solutions. Both Boehringer Ingelheim and Medtronic organized a two-day program which integrated both ......read more

The 2nd Abu Dhabi International Conference in Dermatology and Aesthetics (AIDA) a resounding success…

Abu Dhabi, UAE: November 20, 2016:  The 2ND Abu Dhabi International Conference in Dermatology and Aesthetics held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) over the course of three days successfully concluded. The Event was organized by a Committee comprising of Dr. Khaled Othman, Conference Chairman and Consultant Dermatology Advanced Center for Daycare Surgery, Abu Dhabi, UAE, ......read more

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