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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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UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention signs strategic agreement with Purehealth…

UAE, January 29, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Purehealth, a market leading company for technology-driven solutions, to establish a unified medical and health record system. Both parties have entered a strategic future partnership with the aim of establishing a National Unified Medical Record (NUMR) for the UAE. The ......read more

American Hospital Dubai to introduce new technology for the early detection of prostate cancer; ...…

UAE, January 29, 2017 - The American Hospital Dubai is introducing a new diagnostic procedure for prostate cancer – one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer - and second leading cause of death - amongst men. ’Fusion Guided Biopsy’ is a state of the art technique shown to be effective in the early detection of prostate cancer. According to the hospital, the new ......read more

National Reference Laboratory (NRL) puts education in the spotlight for better diagnosis and ...…

NRL builds on its 2016 accreditation success by being thought leaders at key medical and laboratory events in 2017, including Arab Health and MEDLAB – two of the largest healthcare congresses in the world and a UAE-first event held in collaboration with the Clinical and Laboratories Standards Institute (CLSI) Abu Dhabi, 29 January 2017:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), ......read more

Handicapped for 20 years, Arab man starts walking after a three hour surgery…

Grit and tenacity helped a long-suffering patient to recover from a 20-year handicap after a 3 hour long multi-specialty surgery at Aster Hospital Mankhool A severe trauma in his left leg caused by an injury, left Abdel Gawwad Mohamed Elashri, a 52-year old Egyptian man, handicapped and bound to walking aids, till he visited Dr. Manjunatha G.S, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon at Aster ......read more

Kaya Skin Clinic acquires two new clinics in the Emirates as part of their aggressive expansion ...…

Kaya Skin Clinic currently has 23 clinics in the Middle East Kaya Skin Clinic, the largest international skincare clinic chain in the Middle East offering a wide range of world-class skincare services and products, has announced the acquisition of two more clinics, one in Dubai and the other is in Sharjah, as part of its aggressive expansion drive in the region. With the new acquisitions, ......read more

Smoking one of the main causes of chronic low back pain.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2017:  Smokers with chronic low back pain may find relief once they stub the cigarette, according to a top health official. Studies have sited tobacco use is be one of the main reasons for low back pain, said Dr Abdulla Qasim, neurosurgeon at Rashid Hospital during the Authority’s weekly smart clinic, which is a platform where information is ......read more

CML, the French market leader in clinical biology, is to make its debut appearance at MEDLAB…

Unites Arab Emirates- January 25th, 2017:  CML is a major player in the laboratory world and the leading distributor of disposables, equipment, furniture and services to medical laboratories in France. CML is a private corporation founded in 1971. CML belongs to asset holding company CML-ID. The group is keen to strengthen the chain of complementarity between its customers, subcontractors ......read more

Takeda to Acquire ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.…

Significantly Enhances Takeda’s Global Oncology Portfolio Accretive to FY2018 Underlying Core Earnings Reinforces Takeda’s Commitment to Developing Medicines for Patients Living with Cancer Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2017:  Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) (“Takeda”) and ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) (“ARIAD”) today ......read more

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) participates in Arab Health 2017…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 24, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is participating in the 42nd edition of Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, which will take place from January 30 to 2 February at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The four-day conference is the second largest healthcare exhibition and congress in the world and the largest in the Middle East. The DHA will ......read more

Multiple Sclerosis cases on the rise in the UAE…

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Harnessing the body's internal potential to heal, could be a holistic solution for people suffering ...…

Pain is the most common symptom of muscular, joint and bone disorders.  Osteopathy, a physical process of moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints, could be a natural solution to detecting, treating and preventing common conditions like lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sports injury and problems with posture while driving, work or during ......read more

Dubai Creative Clusters Authority Signs Partnership Agreement with Ministry of Health and Prevention…

Agreement to Support UAE Efforts to Develop Healthcare Sector and Pharmaceuticals Industry Dubai-UAE: 24 Jan, 2017:  Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA), a government regulatory body mandated to foster the economic development of Dubai's creative clusters and related knowledge industries, has signed a partnership agreement with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention to support ......read more

DHA to extend telemedicine across all its health facilities.…

Regulation for telemedicine for Dubai in its final stages. Dubai RoboDoc offers eight medical specialities, more to be added later on. The specialities that are presently offered are neurosurgery, neuromedicine, cardiology, emergency, hand surgery, burns, home care and psychiatry and psychology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2017:  The pilot phase of the Dubai Health ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes workshop on hypertension…

UAE, 23 January, 2017 - Under the patronage of Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of the Health Centers and Clinics Sector, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention organized a workshop on high blood pressure titled ‘Hypertension: From Guideline to Practice.’ Aside from Dr. Al Rand, Dr. Buthaina Abdullah bin Belaila, head of the Non-Communicable Diseases ......read more

Insomnia causes sugar-laden indulgence and calorie intake, subsequently - The London Sleep Centre ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2017:  Sleep deprivation has already been linked with obesity and while we are still not done blaming lack of physical activity resulting in lack of sleep; Sleep Specialists at The London Sleep Centre Dubai believe that, sleep deprivation can lead to gorging on sugar-laden junk and forbidden calorie-rich food sins. If you are one of those who reach out for ......read more

Noor Dubai Foundation and DHA launch ‘Through their Eyes,' awareness campaign in Dubai schools.…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 19, 2017:  Noor Dubai Foundation in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched an awareness campaign in schools known as ‘Through their Eyes,’ to address the often overlooked social and emotional impact that vision problems have on a child. Dubai based child psychologists and the school health team in DHA will work ......read more

Patients can now walk home the same day after a hip replacement surgery…

Advanced joint replacement surgical procedures being performed at Medcare Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital are significantly reducing hospital stay for patients in the UAE The application of ‘Enhanced recovery after surgery’ (ERAS) protocols are enabling patients to opt for joint replacement procedures with minimal or no hospital stay (out-patient procedure), allowing faster ......read more

Dubai Industrial Strategy's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment Taskforce Begins Work…

Chairing Member of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment sectors to oversee transformation of Dubai into a global platform for innovative industries   Dubai, UAE – January 19, 2017:  In line with the recent directive from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, to accelerate ......read more

Doctors say many are unaware that they have a thyroid disease…

Dubai-UAE: 19 January, 2017:  According to figures released during the 10th Annual Middle East Otolaryngology Conference & Exhibitionin 2013, around 5% of the population in the UAE suffer from thyroid disease. However, this number is debatable as most sufferers are unaware of the problem. The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland in the anterior aspect of the neck that regulates our ......read more

7th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress In Joint Meeting ...…

Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, UAE – January 18, 2017:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 7th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress (EROC) kick started today at the InterContinental ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Help Me Hear' initiative for children with hearing loss…

UAE, 18 January, 2017 -The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of the ‘Help Me Hear’ initiative in a press conference held in conjunction with the Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress which was attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman AL Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics and Chairman of ......read more

Ministry of Health Opens Connected Solar Clinic Donated by Siemens Stiftung…

To enhance healthcare in refugee-populated Mafraq Amman, January 18, 2017:  Deputizing for Minister of Health H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab, Director of the Planning Department at the Ministry of Health Dr. Basheer Al Qaseer officially inaugurated the Connected Solar Clinic, a first-of-its-kind health facility enabling a superior level of medical services in off-grid settings, in Mafraq ......read more

SOLSTEO the leading European manufacturer of first-class industrial EO sterilisers will be ...…

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RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah creating mass awareness on Heart Health…

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Cocoona Wins Best Aesthetic Clinic Award for 2016…

Prestigious award reinforces growing reputation of Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation Dubai, January 18, 2017:  Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation, which specializes in plastic, cosmetic, dental, orthopaedic, weight loss, hair transplant, dermatology and dietary services, has won the Best Aesthetic Clinic award at the prestigious Mother, Baby & Child Awards for 2016, ......read more

Unique Group brings expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment chambers to new healthcare markets…

Dubai, January 17, 2016:  Unique Group, the leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, is investing almost 2m euros in an innovative healthcare division to bring its 25 years’ of expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) chambers to new markets.  The new division – Unique Medical Technology – will launch in February 2017 at the Arab Health Show ......read more

Distinguished CSR Contribution Award for Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre…

Dubai, January 16, 2017:  Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre, a multi-specialty primary health care facility in Dubai, has received the Health Award for distinguished CSR contribution at the Annual Health Awards, jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai and the HEALTH magazine, today.  The award was presented to Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre by ......read more

"HEAR I AM" Survey Reveals 71% of Hearing Loss Patients Reported Better Hearing Following ...…

Survey finds 62% of the total respondent pool believe that getting older is the principal cause of hearing loss  Almost two third of parents do not believe that their children's treated hearing loss will affect their long-term development Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  Supported by the Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE, and in cooperation with The Emirates ......read more

UAE Hospital and Surgeon Among Top Elite in Mena Region to Earn International Accreditation…

Zulekha Hospital Dubai distinguished as Centre of Excellence by IFSO   Dubai, UAE, 16 January, 2017:  A multidisciplinary hospital and one of its foremost surgeons have been listed among the very best in the MENA region to achieve accreditation from the leading international bariatric surgery certification as a specialised centre for surgery of obesity and diabetes. Having ......read more

YSY CEMP to Be Unveiled at Arab Health 2017 - Pain Relief and Tissue Repair…

United Arab Emirates- January 16th 2017:  From January 30 to February 2, 2017, French firm YSY MEDICAL will be presenting YSY CEMP, its brand new medical device based on pulsed electromagnetic field technology, recognized particularly for pain relief. YSY CEMP uses innovative technologies such as hi-tech sensors and pulsed electromagnetic field, together with unprecedented and exclusive ......read more

Rashid Hospital saves life of teenager after quad bike accident…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2016:  Timely intervention by doctors at Rashid Hospital saved the life of an 18-year Emirati after he was critically injured in a quad bike accident in the dessert. Ambulance officials brought the patient into Rashid Hospital’s Trauma centre on 7th January at 1:30 am. with polytrauma and massive bleeding. A multispecialty team of vascular ......read more

LINET Group to participate in the 5th International Child & Adult Behavioral Health Conference…

LINET Group to participate in the 5th International Child & Adult Behavioral Health Conference, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al-Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture & Knowledge Development United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 12 January, 2016:  LINET Group, Europe’s premier manufacturer of healthcare beds and provider of hospital and ......read more

Urgent Need To Develop A Healthcare Insurance Framework To Contain Medical Inflation Across The ...…

Healthcare per capita spending in UAE amongst top 20 world-wide 12 January 2017, Dubai:  Having healthcare insurance become mandatory across the region, and medical pricing and inflation continuing to rise, healthcare providers, insurance companies, and solutions providers must ensure their business models can sustain the significant impact it will have on the healthcare insurance ......read more

Dubai Health Authority's smart clinic raises awareness on how to fight obesity.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 12, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held today a smart clinic to discuss how to tackle obesity and get on a healthier track in the New Year. Information was disseminated via the Authority’s Twitter account and through Periscope. Obesity is a risk factor for a number of chronic diseases and experts at the smart clinic focussed on the ......read more

ADFD Contributes AED735 Million towards King Hussein Medical City Expansionary Project…

Phase one will ensure a 940 bed, state-of-the-art hospital capable of accommodating 1,200 patients daily Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 January, 2017:  In a press conference held in Amman, Jordan - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced a AED735 million (US$200 million) UAE grant earmarked for expansionary works at King Hussein Medical City. This latest contribution is in line with the ......read more

Healthpoint Abu Dhabi Achieves Gold Seal of Approval from JCI…

Patients are further assured of quality care and world-class health services  Abu Dhabi, 10 January 2016:  The Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s largest healthcare accreditor, has awarded the Gold Seal of Approval to Healthpoint, the super-specialty destination hospital in Abu Dhabi, for its superior standards in full-cycle healthcare and patient safety. The ......read more

NMC doctor closes multiple holes in the heart of mother-of-two without surgery…

Doctor neatly closed holes with miniature, umbrella-like stents, inserted through leg vein Holes in the heart are traditionally treated with open heart surgery and leave large scars Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2017:  A mother-of-two who was suffering with chronic shortness of breath has been given a new lease of life thanks to an innovative new heart procedure. The 38-year-old woman, who ......read more

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Records 58 Per Cent Increase in Patient Check-ups…

Zulekha Hospitals Dubai and Sharjah welcome more than 2,902 women for medical tests to reduce breast cancer cases in UAE Dubai, UAE, 8 January, 2017:  Zulekha Hospital says its ongoing breast cancer awareness drive is having a growing impact after a record number of female patients registered for X-Ray mammograms and specialist check-ups. A total of 2,902 women have attended medical ......read more

Arab Health Exhibition seeks to bridge the specialist skills gap to improve patient care in the GCC…

  Limited regional skills in treatment areas such as oncology and cardiology drives Arab Health to offer local physicians 28 hands-on-training sessions in specialised techniques  More than 900 high-level healthcare professionals have registered to benefit from these niche and practical learning experiences at the region’s largest healthcare exhibition Sessions will focus ......read more

MoorFields Eye Hospital Dubai…

 Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (MEHD) is the initial opening overseas branch of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, the world's oldest and largest ophthalmic facility, and unique provider of the greatest respected eye health care centers for ophthalmic treatment, teaching & training, and research. The Moorfields NHS is a foremost Worldwide tertiary care and ......read more

Dubai Health Forum to gather world-renowned experts…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 5, 2017:  The Dubai Health Forum, which will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, will gather world-renowned experts who will speak about the future of medicine. The two-day event will take place at the Grand Hyatt on January 9 and 10 and will ......read more

9th European Society of Endocrinology Clinical Update in Abu Dhabi to Highlight Metformin's ...…

Event hosted  in partnership with Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) Scheduled to run from January 13-14, 2017 at the Hilton Capital Grand Hotel, Abu Dhabi Established physicians from across Europe will discuss latest in endocrinology outcomes, trends, developments and best practice with a specific focus on diabetes-related cancers, vitamin D and calcium deficiencies ......read more

More than 1500 registered for Dubai Health Forum…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 3, 2017:  The Dubai Health Forum, which will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, has already received 1500 registered delegates. The forum is a momentous stepping stone on Dubai’s journey to become a global pacesetter in innovative ......read more

Further collaboration between the laboratory and clinicians to bridge the gap towards better ...…

With the laboratory testing market in the GCC expected to grow at a CAGR of up to 6.5%, the MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress is to focus on facilitating a closer relationship between caregivers Dubai, UAE. January 03 2017:  MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress, the world’s leading event for laboratory management and diagnostics, has introduced a new focus for its scientific programme ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention hosts seminar on new medical liability decree…

UAE, 3 January, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Office of Medical Liability, recently organized a seminar to explain the ‘Federal Law No. (4) for the Year 2016 on Medical Liability’ at its Training and Development Center in Sharjah. The conference was attended by doctors and administrators of the Ministry’s affiliated hospitals. The UAE is ......read more

RAK Hospital launches clinic for neck and back pain…

Neck and back pain the leading cause of disability worldwide; the third highest in the UAE for death and disability combined The premier rehabilitative care provider will be offering free consultation for degenerative spinal problems, followed by X-ray and physiotherapy sessions January 2, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Lower back and neck pain is one of the leading cause of disability ......read more

Mild Ovarian Stimulation is a Safer IVF option, say experts in UAE…

Through IVF Lite, Aster IVF & Women Clinic is aiming to make fertility treatments in UAE affordable and less invasive for women. Based on recent research findings that milder ovarian stimulations result in chromosomally normal eggs, IVF Lite involves lower dosage of fertility drugs and retrieval of fewer eggs in each cycle. Onlyivf clinic in UAE offering cost-effective and safer ......read more

Business France sets the stage for robust French participation at Arab Health 2017…

130 companies to showcase country’s expertise at the tradeshow Three major French hospitals to make their first appearance  United Arab Emirates, December 29th 2016:  France’s global expertise in healthcare is set to take the centre stage at the Arab Health 2017 as 130 companies from the country, covering a number of key areas of the sector, put on a strong display ......read more

Obese People Need Two to Three Times More of Vitamin-D Intake, says Dr. Michael Holick…

Author of  'The UV Advantage’ and one of the world’s most respected authorities on Vitamin-D recommends 5-15 minutes of sensible sun exposure daily Middle East population is 78-100 per cent deficient in Vitamin-D Dubai, December 28 2016:  Dr. Michael Holick, a pioneering researcher and one of the world’s leading experts on Vitamin-D recommended that obese people ......read more

VPS Healthcare donates $ 1 Million to Emirates Red Crescent as part of UAE's Year of Giving…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 December 2016:  VPS Healthcare donates a total of $ 1 Million to the Emirates Red Crescent towards their ongoing campaign for Yemenis.  This comes at a time when we are all set to welcome 2017, the Year of Giving, as declared by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Managing Director, VPS ......read more

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