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DHA is advising family members to be vigilant to the signs of the Alzheimer's disease

Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2017:  In the absence of a concrete test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, doctors advice family members to be alert and watch out for symptoms so that patients can seek treatment and prevent late diagnosis. Keeping in mind that early management can help the patient and his caregiver make better management and plans of care Presently there is no one test to determine if a patient has Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common form of dementia. Currently, patients need to undergo a series of tests to ascertain whether they have  the disease. Subsequently, misdiagnosis or late diagnosis are the common issues. Dr Salwa Al Suwaidi, geriatrician and director of the Family Gathering Centre at DHA for elderly patients, says, “Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed through a complete ......read more

Healthpoint first to be awarded US ECRI accreditation for best practice in patient safety

Biomedical Engineering Department recognized for world-class standards in the safe use of medical equipment UAE, Abu Dhabi, 17 September, 2017:  Healthpoint, the multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi and part of Mubadala’s Healthcare network, has become the first hospital in the UAE to be awarded the ‘Certificate for Best Practice in Patient Safety’, after achieving an accreditation from the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI). The facility has been recognized for developing and implementing a solid infrastructure, to ensure the highest standards of medical safety and patient care across all its clinical practices.    ECRI is an internationally recognized non-profit organization that develops and administers accreditation programs to ensure hospitals reach the desired quality of care ......read more

Middle East Arthritis Foundation Will Host Its Annual UAE Event to Support People Living with Arthritis

World Arthritis Day 2017 provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis Dubai, UAE – 16th September 2017 – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) today reaffirmed its support to people living with arthritis, as World Arthritis Day is fast approaching and will be recognized globally on October 12th.   Concurrent with this year’s global theme – ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’ – the Foundation will host its annual UAE event for families and carers on Friday, October 13th, 2017 at the Shangri-la hotel, Dubai to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and to encourage physical activity amongst people in the community.  With arthritis affecting millions of people worldwide and one in five people in the UAE, it is ......read more

Timely diagnosis, surgical intervention save mother in critical postnatal situation

The 24-year old Omani woman was brought to RAK Hospital from home country suffering from severe abdominal pain, fever and nausea Post a complicated laparoscopic surgery at the Hospital, the patient was back on her feet within days Post-delivery abdominal pain, if persistent, could indicate complications and should be addressed quickly, advises doctor    September 12, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Persistent abdominal pain in women in postpartum stage could be a life-threatening sign if not addressed at the earliest, warn doctors at RAK Hospital. Citing the example of a recent surgery conducted at the hospital, Dr Anup Kumar Panigrahi, Specialist and Head of Department, Minimal Access Surgery, RAK Hospital, cautioned women to consult a doctor if such discomfort continues or becomes unbearable.    A ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare bags Gulf Business Awards-2017 for the “Healthcare Company of the Year” category.

September 11, 2017 – Dubai , United Arab Emirates:   Aster DM Healthcare won the prestigious annual ‘Gulf Business Award 2017’ for the ‘Healthcare Company of the Year’ category. Ms. Alisha Moopen, Executive Director & CEO  - Hospital & Clinics in GCC, Aster DM Healthcare, received the Award in a in a dazzling award ceremony held at Fairmont The Palm Hotel in Dubai on 10th September 2017,  in the presence of the region’s  prominent  business leaders and  top executives . The awards instituted by Motivate – judged by an independent panel and public voting – sought to celebrate excellence in the corporate world and recognize  leaders across nine industries.  Speaking on the occasion Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing ......read more

Conference to discuss latest trends in diagnosis of cancer using radioactive nuclides.

Dubai, UAE, September 9, 2017:  The 2nd Emirates International Conference in Radionuclide Therapy and Theransotics  organized by the department of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at Dubai hospital-Dubai health authority is taking place from September 8 to 10. The conference is the first activity in the Middle East region and will discuss the treatment and diagnosis of cancer diseases using radioactive nuclides. There were participants from GCC countries and 10 other countries in the region including, India, Pakistan, Sweden, Iran, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Nigeria, and Japan. The emirates conference will discuss the latest trends and methods in the field of radionuclide therapy and molecular imaging; it will also discuss the latest researches and protocols in the same field.  The conference is unique by the variety ......read more

Friends Provident International adds Best Doctors® service to protection plan

Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017:  Friends Provident International (FPI) has enhanced its International Protector Middle East plan by adding the Best Doctors® service as a free additional benefit for customers. With effect from 1 September 2017, all new International Protector plans will include this benefit.  Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School professors, Best Doctors is a privately owned, global benefits provider that serves more than 40 million members in every major region of the world. The Best Doctors network includes over 50,000 of the world’s top medical experts. Each has been designated as among the best by other doctors through an exclusive, Gallup®-certified process. The innovative services include access to an unrivalled network of physicians, who have been selected as the best in their field ......read more

High-level DHA delegation concludes official tour of United States of America.

Discusses partnership opportunities with major innovative, medical solution and information technology companies. Signs strategic MoU’s to foster growth and development of the health sector. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 August, 2017:  A high-level DHA delegation headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority recently successfully concluded their official tour of the United States of America. HE Al Qutami and his team met with officials from major innovative, medical solution and information technology companies. The DHA delegation visited technology companies in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. They also met with officials from successful hospital groups to discuss collaboration and cooperation in the health sector. They signed a MoU with ......read more

Aster distributes 150,000 Salma food packets among famine affected people in Somalia

As a part of “Aster Volunteers” programme, an “Aster@30” initiative, two containers of halal meals worth about AED 1.5 million were dispatched to Africa. Famine-affected people of Somaliland has received 150,000 packs of “Salma” foods just prior to the Eid Ul Adha celebrations days, contributed by the “Aster Volunteer”, channelized through the Govt of Dubai’s AWQAF & Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) and their associates Dubai Charity Association and Al Hayat Islamic Foundation in Somaliland.  Employees of Aster DM Healthcare various establishments across its network in Middle East, India and Philippines shared their contribution and equivalent was done by Aster DM Foundation. Six Aster Volunteers from Dubai joined Al Hayat Islamic Foundation Volunteers at Burco for ......read more

DHA announces healthcare facilities timings for Eid Al Adha.

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, August 29, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the Eid Al Adha holidays. Timing of DHA hospitals: Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work continues as usual. The emergency departments of all these hospitals will be functional round-the-clock on all days. All clinics at Dubai Hospital, Rashid Hospital and  Latifa Hospital will remain closed from 31st August to 3rd September. Latifa Hospital’s, paediatric walk-in clinics will operate as usual during the weekend and public holidays. The Family Medicine Clinic at Hatta Hospital will be open from 7 am to 9 pm during the Eid ......read more

81-year old critical patient's recovery attributed to Aster Hospital's international quality of care

UK doctors endorse world-class standard of multi-specialty medical care by Aster Hospital Mankhool An 81-year old female patient was suffering from sepsis due to obstruction (stones) in her bile duct and needed immediate intervention The patient was suffering from multiple ailments simultaneously (comorbidities) and had suffered a stroke 6 months earlier, resulting in a high-risk situation After a successful ERCP procedure by Aster Hospital specialists, the patient recovered almost immediately, despite the odds Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 August, 2017:  An 81-year old female patient, suffering from multiple illnesses, was successfully treated at Aster Hospital, Mankhool through a multi-pronged medical approach. The patient had blockage of the bile ducts and abnormal retention of bile in the liver caused by ......read more

RAK Hospital organizing fun-filled fitness and health event to celebrate Emirati Women's Day

Complimentary spa sessions, complete health checks, free nutrition and fitness counselling to mark the day Special session on stress management techniques. August 26, 2017;Ras Al Khiamah, UAE:  In celebration of 3rd Emirati Women’s Day, RAK Hospital is organizing an exclusive fun-filled fitness event marking the important occasion. The empowering event aims to provide the necessary education and guidance on important health issues. Celebrating the spirit of Emirati women, the event will provide them hands-on tools to manage their health and fitness regimen.  Free nutrition counselling, fitness and exercise tips, live discussion with medical experts, health stalls and talks, free eye screening, and complimentary health checks will be offered at the event to be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017 at ......read more

Calm Those Legs cramps for a restful sleep

Article by Dr. Vishal Pawar, Specialist Neurologist at Aster Specialty Clinic, International City Do you get strange sensations in your legs sometimes or the urge to kick or move your legs at night which wake you up or cause disturbance in sleep? Do you feel uncomfortable or get a crawly feeling in your legs that causes you to move your legs to relieve the sensation?   You could be suffering from a neurological disorder called ‘Restless legs syndrome’ or in short RLS. RLS is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs during periods of inactivity, during sleep and wakefulness. This condition generally occurs in the legs and very rarely is caused in the arms.   Primary RLS is the most commonly found type of RLS and it is called so because no definite cause is found in ......read more

Dubai Health Authority highlights the importance of geriatric care.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2017:  Specialists from the Dubai Health Authority discussed today the importance of healthy ageing and proactive geriatric care for the elderly to minimize health complications and to reduce their dependence on caregivers so that they can an independent life to the best extent possible. Salwa Al Suwaidi, Director of Family Gathering Centre in Al Mamzar, which is the sole centre for the elderly in the emirate, highlighted the concept of healthy ageing and said: “ Presently the percentage of Emiratis above the age of 60 years, in the UAE is 7 per cent, this percentage is expected to reach 11 per cent in 2032 and 19 per cent in 2050. Life expectancy is also increasing.  In the 1960s, in UAE the life expectancy was 53 years, today according to DHA statistics, average life expectancy ......read more

What you need to know before travelling on Eid Holidays

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 24th August 2017:  It’s that time of the year when festivity is in full flair and people in the UAE gear up to celebrate Eid Al-Adha. In the period before Eid Al Adha, many Muslims travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, where the final destination is the holy city of Mecca, home of the Kaaba – the most sacred site in Islam. It is also the perfect time when a lot of people plan the much-awaited long weekend to travel outside the UAE.    After you have decided on the travel destination and planned the travel itinerary, the next important step is to protect your family and yourself from contracting common illnesses that are usually associated at the time of travelling.    The most common travel illnesses especially in children include Diarrhoea, ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs memorandum of understanding with New York Presbyterian Hospital.

MoU in line with the Authority’s vision to become an international centre for cardiology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 23, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today that it plans to establish an International Centre of Cardiology in Dubai in collaboration with New York Presbyterian Hospital, which is one of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority signed an  MoU  with New York Presbyterian Hospital during his official tour of the USA where he met with several high-level healthcare officials from several health institutions and organizations. Following the MoU signing, Al Qutami, said: “Dubai Health Authority is aware of the growing demand for its specialized health services across ......read more

Dubai Hospital helps more than 150 patients with financial difficulties.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 22, 2017:  In line with the Year of Giving initiative that was declared by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and  in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement initiatives for the benefit of UAE society and work to establish a permanent change in the way the next generation will serve the UAE positively, social workers from the Dubai Hospital, helped 167 patients with financial difficulties. Kafa Al Matri, Head of Social Services Department at Dubai Hospital said that 167 patients received help in June and July this year and that the department coordinated with various charities to wave off the medical bills of these patients.  She said 50 per cent of ......read more

UAE Suffers Vitamin D Deficiency

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 22nd August 2017 - According to the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Vitamin D deficiency continues to be prevalent in the UAE with over 85% of the population suffering from the condition.  In the Middle East, the risk factors of developing the deficiency are mainly linked with social, religious and environmental reasons.  For instance, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority points out that veiled women are more likely to suffer from lack of Vitamin D.  They constitute 61% of all Vitamin D episodes in the Emirate because they do not expose enough skin to the sun which helps in Vitamin D formation.  Dark skinned people are also at risk for developing the deficiency because their skin does not produce enough of the vitamin compared to those with fairer skin.Those who follow a strict vegan diet are ......read more

Zulekha Hospital to offer high-risk cardiac surgeries in the UAE

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be a part of the offering at Zulekha Hospital Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE, according to The World Health Organization UAE, 22 August, 2017:  With heart disease reported to be one of the biggest killers in the Middle East, Zulekha Healthcare Group has announced its Cardiac Center of Excellence at Zulekha Hospital Dubai and Sharjah is now fully equipped to facilitate high-risk treatments. Zulekha Hospital is the first private hospital in the Emirate of Sharjah offering these treatments.    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE. The UAE Vision 2021 outlines a reduction in the number of lifestyle ......read more

High-level DHA delegation visits United States of America.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 21, 2017:  A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority headed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began their official tour of several hospitals and global institutions in the United States of America. The delegation will discuss partnership opportunities in the health sector and particularly in the field of medical training. Al Qutami, said: “The visit is in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and in line with the directions of H.H. Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and with the support of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of ......read more

UAE Census Finds Malls Account for One Third of All Optical Store Visits; Middle East Optical Industry Now Worth EUR 2.4 Billion

Contact lens manufacturers to corner growth of UAE optical industry at 18th edition of Vision-X  Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  A recent census of optician stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has revealed that the power of shopping malls to attract consumer buying behaviour is growing, with a 22% rise in the number of shopping mall-based opticians since 2014. These locations now account for one third of all optician business in the Emirates.  GfK, the global market research organisation that runs a frequent census for the UAE, also found that the demand for both prescription and beauty lenses has increased since 2016, growing 9% and 6%, respectively. Findings from the UAE optician store census have been released ahead of the 18th edition of Vision-X, the largest exhibition for eyecare and eyewear professionals ......read more

Patient's life threatened by flu-like symptoms

Doctors at Burjeel Hospital saved patient with ECMO at the nick of time United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi –16th August 2017:  A 44 year old Lebanese national, SW, first started feeling sick after a car ride with a friend who had flu. His initial condition seemed like typical influenza symptoms – a slight fever, runny nose and a persistent cough. “I was worried about my friend being sick when he was in the car with me. I told him to take some time off so he can feel better.”   Days after this incident, SW, was rushed to the Emergency Department of Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi complaining of shortness of breath, fever and a severe cough. The symptoms worsened over time impairing his lungs with a severe reduction in oxygen. A father and husband, SW tried to contain the symptoms so he would not ......read more

Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to undergo expansion.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017:   Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to begin expansion of its facilities by the last quarter of this year, said a top health official. The facilities that will undergo expansion include the labour and delivery suite and the emergency department. Latifa Hospital for Women and Children is the oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital in the Emirate.  Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “The expansion of the labour suite is to increase capacity and further create a patient-centric and family-centric environment in line with international modern practises. The design is such that it will  enhance accessibility, safety and delivery of service. The hospital is a recognised Baby Friendly Hospital and we follow kangaroo-care practices ......read more

Experts raise concerns on the growing abuse of supplements for bodybuilding

Fitness buffs who are obsessed with bodybuilding, bulging biceps and ‘six-pack’ abs, are overusing supplements to the point that the practice might qualify as a new kind of eating disorder.  According to a study, the increasing use of herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) worldwide has led to an increase in liver damage cases.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 Aug 2017:  Doctors at Medcare Hospital have raised concerns on the abuse of supplements like performance enhancing medication, growth hormones (HGH), and high amount of protein powders for muscle development by bodybuilders and gym goers. The lack of knowledge on the physical and mental risks of using these could lead to serious health consequences in the long run.   Dr. Mohammad Ashfaq Konchwalla, Consultant Sports Surgeon at Medcare ......read more

High-level delegation from Dubai Health Authority visits EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan.

Aim of the visit is to get an overview of the public health, safety and medical emergency preparations in place for EXPO 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2017:  A high-level delegation from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) visited Expo 2017 in Astana in Kazakhstan to get an overview of the public health, safety and medical contingency plans in place.   The visit is part of the ongoing medical preparations that Dubai Health Authority will undertake for Expo 2020, which will be hosted in Dubai.   The delegation was led by Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the DHA.    Bin Kalban met with the chairperson and the organizing members of the operational committee of Expo 2017. He received a detailed explanation on the plans and processes in place at the Expo to ......read more

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Sharjah shares its ‘success formula' with other GCC countries to become healthy cities…

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

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RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah conducting Foot Care Clinic…

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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 ......read more

Media Statement about the Registration of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Commercial Farms in ...…

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 ......read more

396 Million Dirhams Business Deals Sealed In Dubai Derma 2017…

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Malabar Gold & Diamonds conducts free health check-up in association with Fujairah Government ...…

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The first plant of its kind in the Middle East region for generic oncology drugs…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention says ‘vitamin B17' cannot cure cancer…

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National Reference Laboratory (NRL) leads accreditation efforts in the region by completing ...…

NRL receives globally recognized ISO 15189 accreditation for quality excellence for four more laboratories in their network.  The latest accreditations support the continued growth of NRL’s delivery of medical laboratory excellence, to ultimately improve patient outcomes across Abu Dhabi and the region. Abu Dhabi, 27 March 2017:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of ......read more

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and Ethiopian Ambassador to the UAE holds ...…

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Under the Patronage of the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah the 18th International Conference of the Union ...…

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Emirates Hospitals Group to enhance patient care with InterSystems TrakCare…

The leading healthcare provider is the first to adopt “TrakCare as a service” in the United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE – March 26, 2017:  InterSystems, a global leader in health information technology, announced that Emirates Hospitals Group, one of the largest private healthcare providers in the UAE, will be implementing the InterSystems TrakCare® unified healthcare ......read more

Tips to avoid penalty headaches on Dubai's mandatory health coverage…

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Latifa Hospital welcomes UK's top doctors in Dubai to share pediatric and neonatal best practices…

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Philips expands presence across the region…

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Rashid Hospital recognised as a centre for metabolic and bariatric surgery.…

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A pebble with a message encourages women to get breast cancer checks…

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Julphar's Board of Directors recommends 16% cash dividends and 3% bonus shares…

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DHA's telehealth project begins.…

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DHA felicitates scientific committee of DUPHAT conference.…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 21, 2017:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and Chairman of the Board held a meeting today at the DHA headquarters to felicitate the members of the scientific committee of the 22nd edition of Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference & Exhibition – (DUPHAT) which took place ......read more

Emirates Hospitals Group participates in Dubai Medical Tourism roadshows in Nigeria and Ghana…

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, participated in the Dubai Medical Tourism Roadshows organized in Nigeria and Ghana recently. The roadshows brought together healthcare facilities and travel operators specialized in medical tourism to meet with Dubai-based facilities to sign agreements and begin referring on patients for ......read more

Complete Men's Health Clinic Launched at RAK Hospital…

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International Happiness Day: Keeping sick kids smiling can help improve patient outcomes, says ...…

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7th Pink Caravan Ride Offers 7,108 Breast Cancer Examinations across the UAE…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention hosts 3rd meeting of the GCC Joint Committee on Health of Cities…

UAE, March 19, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) organized the third meeting of the Joint Committee on Health of Cities in the GCC in coordination with the GCC Secretariat General. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAP’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector opened the meeting in the presence of representatives from various ministries. Dr. ......read more

Sharjah Healthcare City brings on board its first hospital from UAE…

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Lose the Back Pain at Work…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention confirms that the medicine Flumox is not available in UAE and warns ...…

UAE, March 14, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued a public warning against the circulation of videos containing healthcare information, especially with relation to medicines. The warning was issued following the recent circulations of a video regarding the antibiotic Flumox (250 and 500 grams) produced by Egyptian International Pharmaceutical Industries Company ......read more

Cancer and Heart Disease Account for 85% of Critical Illness Claims in the UAE…

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UAE Minister of Health and Prevention meets with Dutch Ambassador to strengthen health cooperation ...…

UAE, March 13, 2017- H.E. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, UAE Minister of Health and Prevention met with H.E. Frank J.M. Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE, in the presence of Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention, at the Minister’s Cabinet Office in Dubai to discuss health cooperation ......read more

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic stresses the importance of pre-marital screening to avoid passing ...…

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 March 2017:  Marriage is a significant event in a couple’s life. However, most of us ......read more

DHA inks deal with Emirates Hospitals Group to provide restorative neurorehabilitation for UAE ...…

This initiative will help hundreds of patients - from infants to adults - in the UAE suffering from neurological deficits that require specialised care As one of the few institutes in Europe, ADELI Medical Centre specialises in paediatric neurorehabilitation  DUBAI, March 11, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed an agreement with Emirates Hospitals Group, a ......read more

Al Jazira's win over Al Ain gets extra special as differently-abled persons join in their victory…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 9, 2017:   Patients of Emirates Rehabilitation and Homecare Centre (EHRH) were invited by the popular Al Jazira Club to relish an evening of pure football in style. Four football-crazy differently-abled patients of the Dubai-based rehab centre were specially invited to watch their favourite team, Al Jazira in action against Al Ain in the Arabian Gulf League match ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention announces the opening of Umm Al-Quwain Dental Center in Al Qarain…

UAE, March 9, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention represented by the Primary Healthcare Department of the Umm Al-Quwain Medical District recently announced that the newly opened Umm Al-Quwain Dental Center in Al Qarain has begun receiving patients beginning March of this year. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s ......read more

Let's Support Breast Cancer Awareness, One Bite at a Time…

Join Dubai’s top chefsat Pink Caravan’s ‘Pink Bite’ fundraiser on 14 March at Galeries Lafayette Dubai Mall Sharjah, 09 March 2017:  Last year they raised a whopping AED 51,000 auctioning the quirky ‘pink shawarma’, and this year Pink Caravan Ride’s record-breaking event, ‘Pink Bite’ is gearing up to be bigger and more entertaining ......read more

Emirates Hospitals Group partners with DHA to provide restorative neurorehabilitation for UAE ...…

This initiative will help hundreds of patients - from infants to adults - in the UAE suffering from neurological deficits that require specialised care As one of the few institutes in Europe, ADELI Medical Centre specialises in paediatric neurorehabilitation  DUBAI, March 08, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, has signed an ......read more

International Women's Day: Healthcare leaders commit to raising the bar on gender diversity at the ...…

Mecomed hosts the 3rd MENA MedTech Forum “Joining forces for better patient outcomes” at Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre on 8th and 9th March 2017 Dubai, UAE 8th March 2017:  On International Women’s Day today healthcare leaders from across the region pledged to take action in closing the workplace gender gap while attending the 3rd MENA MedTech Forum in ......read more

Diabetic patients 20 times more likely to have vision problems…

RAK Hospital free Eye Check up Camp, dedicated to UAE’s Year of Giving program, to provide comprehensive tests to identify diabetes related eye diseases March 8, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Taking forward hospital’s “Nazar Ayeni” community initiative that has provided eye screening for over 16,000 RAK residents so far and just ahead of the World Glaucoma Week, RAK ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention unveils Dubai Specialized Dental Centre in Al Hamriya…

UAE, March 8, 2017 - In line with its strategic plan to provide healthcare services to a wider segment of the society, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Dubai Medical District and the Ministry’s Primary HealthCare Department, inaugurating the Dubai Specialized Dental Centre in Al Hamriya on the 1st of April 2017.  Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, ......read more

Dubai Clinic offering Free Fertility Tests for Women throughout March…

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre in Dubai help women assess their reproductive health and take appropriate measures A healthy fertile woman has only 20% chance of getting pregnant per month, at 40 years it’s less than 5%  Low ovarian reserve means reduced fertility and an increased risk of miscarriage March 7, 2017; Dubai, UAE: ......read more

NMC Royal Hospital forms Patient Advisory Board…

Board is made up of hospital patients, who will participate in review and development of hospital policies, services, and systems March 5 2017. Abu Dhabi:  NMC Healthcare, one of the region’s largest private healthcare providers, has committed to maintaining and increasing high standards of care at NMC Royal Hospital Khalifa, City, Abu Dhabi, by introducing a Patient Advisory ......read more

Dr. Amin Al Amiri: ‘We aim to ensure customer happiness in response to the National Programme of ...…

UAE, March 4, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing at the Ministry of Health and Prevention, met with a number of stakeholders at the Ministry as part of the ‘Ya Marhba Bekom’ initiative. Under this initiative, the Ministry holds open discussions with customers with the aim of upgrading the level of customer service, ......read more

World Hearing Day Campaign Highlights the Importance of Hearing in Life's Great Moment's…

There are moments in life when hearing matters; but there are moments when hearing is everything  Over 5% of the world’s population are currently living with disabling hearing loss Dubai, UAE, 02 March 2017:  The World Health Organization marks the 3rd of March of every year, as the World Hearing Day. This day is meant to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care ......read more

Burn calories for free this March at Motion Ladies Fitness Center…

** From 19th to 25th March, enjoy the center’s full class schedule for free ** Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  For one week, ladies only fitness center, Motion Ladies Fitness Center, will be offering free classes from their class schedule to women around Dubai.  Set in a beautiful villa oasis in Umm Suqeim, Motion Ladies Fitness Center provides a welcoming and relaxed ......read more

Dubai Science Park and Sanofi Announce Partnership to Tackle Rare Diseases in the Middle East…

Partnership will help raise awareness about rare diseases in the Middle East and develop knowledge and technical capabilities within the health care community  Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sanofi, one of the world's leading biotech companies, dedicated to discovering and ......read more

Hospital introduces unique Motherhood experience…

RAK Hospital’s comprehensive and luxurious concept works on overall health, well-being and appearance of expectant mothers Customized post natal massages, diet and exercise to help women come back to shape. Programme includes relaxing spa and yoga sessions, and complimentary paediatrician consultation until the baby’s first birthday, among other services 27th February ......read more

HAAD signs agreement with VPS Healthcare for issuance of electronic birth certificates…

Now parents in Abu Dhabi to get the certificates at private hospitals rather than going to HAAD customer service centres Abu Dhabi – February 26, 2017:  Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has signed an agreement with VPS Healthcare — the holding entity for Burjeel, Medeor, LLH and Lifecare Hospitals, ......read more

Doctors Urge School Authorities to Screen Students for Spine Deformities…

A team of neuro spinal specialists at Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital have initiated a School Screening Program for Spinal Deformity (SSPSS) for boys and girls aged 10-14 years, to detect early cases of Scoliosis and Kyphosis. The most common form of spine deformity is Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS), involving abnormal sideways curving of the spine. Approximately 3% of ......read more

Burn calories and detoxify with the March Deals at L'Atelier Aquafitness…

**Burn up to 750 calories per Aquabiking class before detoxifying your body in the unique IYASHI DOME ** Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  L’Atelier’s Aquafitness classes have taken Dubai by storm since its launch in 2013 and for good reason. Offering low-impact, high-intensity training, an Aquabike class will give you an intense full body workout burning up to 750 calories per ......read more

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