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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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Eighth Edition of Beat Diabetes Walk Draws More than 18,000 Participants…

Dubai Sports Council’s 24-hour 'Diabetes Awareness Walk' and ‘Senior Run’ garner significant attention at Beat Diabetes Walk Landmark Group raises funds towards Al Jalila Foundation for diabetes research, awareness and education Dubai-UAE: 19 November, 2016:  The eighth edition of Beat Diabetes Walk, the Landmark Group’s flagship initiative to ......read more

Dubai Hosts 2nd Nutrition Conference…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 17, 2016:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated today the 2nd Dubai Nutrition Conference that is taking place at the InterContinental Festival City. The three-day conference is being held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ......read more

Landmark Group's Eighth Beat Diabetes Walk to Combine Education with Entertainment…

Fun-filled Day Out with Family and Friends Free Glucose Level Testing, Healthy Living Tips at Venue Fitness Zone and Sports Zone to encourage families to Get Active Dubai-UAE: 17 November, 2016:  Landmark Group, the region’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, is gearing up to host its eighth Beat Diabetes Walk on Friday, 18 November, 2016 at Zabeel Park in ......read more

Dubai Health Authority's smart clinic discusses the importance of nutrition ahead of the 2nd Dubai ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 17, 2016:  Dubai Health Authority’s smart clinic discussed today the importance of nutrition for overall health and well-being ahead of the 2nd Dubai Nutrition Conference. The conference will take place from 17 to 19 November at the InterContinental hotel in Dubai.  Information was disseminated via the Authority’s Twitter page ......read more

“Live Healthy Carnival” to address health issues through children…

The fun-filled event at RAK Diabetes Centre, Jumeirah and RAK Hospital takes a light-hearted approach to drive home the perils of an unhealthy lifestyle in general and diabetes in particular. Live Healthy Prince and Princess Fashion Shows, Kids Art Competitions and other fun activities at the event. November 16, 2016; Dubai, UAE:  With the aim to inculcate and create awareness about ......read more

DHA Hospitals celebrate National Breastfeeding Week…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2016:  Dubai Health Authority hospitals-Latifa and Dubai- celebrated  the National Breastfeeding Week which takes place annually from the 13 to 17 November. As part of the celebrations, the hospitals raised awareness about the importance of breastfeeding. Both hospitals offer lactation consultancy to pregnant patients throughout their ......read more

Dubai Health Authority receives Irish delegation.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2016: 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 Ireland at the DHA headquarters. The delegation was headed by His Excellency Charles Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland.  The two sides discussed ways to ......read more

American Hospital Dubai holds symposia featuring Mayo Clinic medical experts as part of 20th year ...…

UAE, November 15, 2016 - The American Hospital Dubai successfully hosted three symposia presenting physicians and professors from US-headquartered Mayo Clinic as part of its 20th year celebration. The talks, which was held at the hospital’s premises today (November 15, 2016), focused on three key areas: developments in individualized medicine and its impact in today’s patient care, ......read more

Prevention against infectious diseases key to healthy aging: say UAE experts…

The quality of immune response may decline with advancing age, resulting in increased susceptibility to infections.  Incidence of pneumococcal disease begins to increase in middle-age, with a marked increase in those 60 years and older.1 It has been estimated to cause 1.6 million deaths per year worldwide,  of which an estimated 600,000 - 800,000 are adults.   The annual ......read more

How to get rid of Visceral Fat after Lipo or Tummy Tuck surgery?…

You are invited to discover the secret with the French Medical Expert company at the Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress. Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016:  ReduStim – is based since 18 years on the diffusion of BioEnergetic field to provide a 100% natural way of stimulating the release of adipose cells for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes. Our French group was quick to understand ......read more

Clinic Highlights Male Fertility Health this ‘Movember'…

Nearly 50 percent infertility cases male-related, more than 90 percent of cases result from low sperm count. With focus on men’s health issues, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, offers free semen analysis November 15, 2016; Dubai, UAE:  In nearly 50 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing factor to infertility, say doctors ......read more

Doctors save life of patients after their car catches fire…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2016:  Two young Emirati men have a new lease of life thanks to the efforts of Dubai Ambulance officials and healthcare staff at Rashid Hospital. The men, in their early twenties, we rushed to Rashid hospital by Ambulance officials after their car caught fire. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation. Dr Marwan Al Zarouni, head ......read more

HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits Medstar Day Surgery Centre in Dubai…

The delegation of HH Sheikh Mansoor included senior officials from Dubai Health Authority Dubai, November 14, 2016:  His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the Medstar Day Surgery Centre in Dubai, reviewing the innovative model of day surgery center and its effectiveness. He led a high-level delegation that included Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Bin Kalban, CEO of ......read more

Things You Never Knew About Foot Care and Diabetes…

Landmark Group Beat Diabetes Initiative   Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2016:  Diabetes is a condition that tends to affect all parts of the human body. Being the most ignored appendage, more often than not, the foot tends to suffer most. Unknown to most is the fact that for those suffering with diabetes, it is imperative to care for your feet. Diabetes can lead to reduced supply of ......read more

Cook Children's Health Care System Celebrates 1,000th Bone Marrow Transplant…

Bone Marrow Transplant Expertise To Be Promoted to UAE and Kuwait Children Through International Services Program Outreach Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2016:  Cook Children’s Health Care System, a not-for-profit pediatric health care organization based in Fort Worth, Texas, recently achieved a milestone in bone marrow transplant (BMT) by successfully concluding its 1000th ......read more

Abu Dhabi to Host World Conference of Family Doctors 2020…

Biennial International Conference to Draw Participation of 4,000 Delegates from Across the Globe Abu Dhabi-UAE: 14th November, 2016:  Abu Dhabi has won the rights to host the 2020 edition of World Conference of Family Doctors (WONCA 2020), a prominent biennial conference of family physicians that will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).  The event ......read more

DHA Nutrition department educates adolescents on how to take charge of their health.…

Seven per cent reduction in obesity levels after DHA conducts workshops on healthy lifestyle 257 children across four schools in Dubai educated on healthy lifestyle choices  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2016:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Nutrition department has reached out to 257 adolescents across four schools in Dubai to educate them about the importance of ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention in partnership with Ministry of Education launches ‘KiDs Program'…

UAE, November 13, 2016 - On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, the Ministry of Health & Prevention in partnership with the Ministry of Education, and supported by Sanofi, launched the ‘Kids and Diabetes in Schools’ (KiDS) program.  The program aims to raise awareness and improve understanding of diabetes, while highlighting the responsibility of the family and society in ......read more

How to reduce diabetes risk during pregnancy…

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2016:  With gestational diabetes increasingly common here in the UAE, knowing whether you might be at risk is key to protecting your health and your baby’s. Ask any pregnant woman about her health concerns during those nine months and somewhere on the list, weight gain is likely to feature. After all, gaining weight is an inevitable part of the process for ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention in partnership with Ministry of Education launches the ‘KiDs ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 November 2016:  On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, the Ministry of Health & Prevention in partnership with the Ministry of Education, and supported by Sanofi, launched the ‘Kids and Diabetes in Schools’ (KiDS) program.  The program aims to raise awareness and improve understanding of diabetes, while highlighting the responsibility ......read more

NEC Display Solutions to continue innovation in strategic Healthcare areas…

Middle East, 11 November, 2016 – NEC Display Solutions Europe announced its decision to redirect development resources away from future medical diagnostic displays and instead to focus on its extensive hospital-wide display portfolio. With the growing need for displays in the healthcare segment, NEC is ideally placed to meet the needs of the market by offering a wide range of display ......read more

Uncontrolled Diabetes: How It Affects Your Body…

Almost one in five people, of the UAE population between the ages of 20 and 79 have type 2 diabetes. Individuals with diabetes tend to develop heart disease or have strokes at an earlier age than people without. Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2016:  Diabetes, the leading healthcare challenge of the 21st century, has today reached epidemic proportions. World Diabetes Day marked annually ......read more

Mleiha Concludes Workout Sessions in Preparation for the Spartan Race in Sharjah…

The race will take place on November 18 with the participation of hundreds of athletes and adventurers  Workout sessions were conducted on Fridays over six weeks at The Flag Island Sharjah, November 13, 2016:  Mleiha Archeological and Eco-Tourism has concluded a series of Friday workout sessions taking place over the past six weeks at The Flag Island, Khalid Lagoon, Sharjah. ......read more

Jawaher Al Qasimi Marks March 7th as the 7th Pink Caravan Ride…

10-day activity to travel around UAE spreading message of early breast cancer detection and offering free medical screenings Sharjah, 12 November 2016:  The 7th Ride of Pink Caravan, a pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative from Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), will commence in March 7th till 17th. The annual activity, which promotes the importance of early detection of breast ......read more

WALK 2016…

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2016:  Walk 2016 is under the patronage of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak and hosted by Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, the region’s leading diabetes one-stop-shop, and supported by the Health Authority Abu Dhabi. Photo 1: The UAE's largest walkathon, Walk 2016, celebrated its 10th anniversary today with thousands of people walking at Yas Marina ......read more

Get the best orthodontic treatment in Dubai at Cocoona Centre…

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that helps to correct the teeth and jaw flaws. Sometimes, the positioning of the teeth or jaws is not correct and this may result in improper bites. This also spoils the appearance of a person. It is a type of cosmetic surgery and one should get this treatment done from a renowned place like Dubai as the Orthodontist Dubai doctors are extremely knowledgeable ......read more

Lace up your shoes and get ready to #WalkOn at Walk 2016…

Under patronage of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Walk 2016, celebrates its 10th year  - 5.5km walk and a family fun day located at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, on Friday 11th November at 2pm, set to attract thousands of people across the Abu Dhabi community Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 November 2016:  The 10th annual walkathon, Walk 2016, under the patronage of HH Sheikha Fatima ......read more

Diabetes can lead to blindness…

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 9 November, 2016:  Diabetes, a condition that affects more than 745,940 people in the UAE according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), not only affects blood sugar levels but also important organs: notably the retina, kidneys, heart and nerve tissues. The disease affects the blood vessels known as the capillaries in these organs causing ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi's Public Health Think Tank tackles high level of road accidents among youth in the UAE…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 9, 2016:  More than 110 participants from 11 universities across the UAE came together to develop public health interventions to tackle the problem of road traffic incidents among youth in the UAE at the third annual Public Health Think Tank (PHTT) at NYU Abu Dhabi on Saturday, November 5.  Road traffic incidents are the number one cause of death in young people ......read more

Children and Diabetes…

School and Slumber parties; a parent’s nightmare Dr Abdul Razzak Al Madani, President of Emirates Diabetes Society Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2016:  Children who are diagnosed with diabetes at a young age have a more difficult time than the ones who are able to manage the condition on their own. The parents of these children are usually the gatekeepers between the child and the ......read more

Transform your smile in just one day with ConfiDent…

Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2016:  ConfiDent Dental and Skin Care Clinic, opens its doors in Jumeirah 1 this October.   The clinic is a unique offering in the market, focused on transforming smiles and building confidence, using the latest dental procedures and world class dentists and skincare specialists.  Among its many services, ConfiDent offers a range of one-day dentistry ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention inaugurates Family Health Promotion Center in Ras Al Khaimah…

UAE, November 9, 2016- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention recently inaugurated the Family Health Promotion Center in Ras Al Khaimah in the presence of Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Health Centers and Clinics; and Dr. Abdullah Ahmed Al Nuaimi, Director of the Ras Al Khaimah Medical District, Dr. Ayesha ......read more

Early detection can reduce risk of Diabetes linked blindness by 90%…

On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, RAK Diabetes Centre, Jumeirah, to set up free comprehensive eye screening camp at its premises on November 13. Package includes glaucoma screening, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy screening, cataract screening, dry eye work up and vision testing. Loss of vision can be delayed for as long as 30 years and even for life in some cases with the help ......read more

Local doctors remove large tumour in rare hi-tech surgery…

Zulekha Hospital surgeons perform sophisticated operation without opening patient’s abdomen Dubai, UAE, 9 November, 2016:   A team of surgeons from Zulekha Hospital successfully removed a large tumour from the abdomen of a UAE resident in a rare and highly sophisticated laparoscopic operation. Jasim Mohammed, a 54-years-old patient diagnosed with a five centimetre tumour in ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention tackles healthcare cooperation with Montenegro's Ambassador to the ...…

UAE, November 9, 2016- Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently met H.E Mr. Darko Uskokovic, Montenegro’s Ambassador to the UAE, at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The meeting was held in the presence of Dr. Essa Al Mansouri, Manager of the Undersecretary’s Office and Director of International Health ......read more

The many faces of Botox® by Dr. Rosanne Dalgado - Dermatologist at Kaya Skin Clinic…

Some know it as the go-to solution for age control. Some see it as the refuge of rock stars and desperate divas who want to cling on to the fleeting and fickle fancies of youth. Some others lap up the tabloid and social feed updates about celebrity procedures gone wrong. Yet others look up the technical description of Botox® and ponder the wisdom of getting injected with neurotoxins. As ......read more

Sixth Annual YogaFest Middle East Returns this November…

Dubai’s favourite festival for all things yoga and wellness is back with a bang Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2016:  The Middle East’s favourite yoga festival YogaFest ME is back in Dubai this November 18 and 19, 2016. Taking place on the pastures of the Dubai Internet City Amphitheatre, the 6th annual event will see more than 5,000 seasoned and amateur yogis alike from around the ......read more

Dubai hosts ‘Leaders at Your Service' initiative.…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 9, 2016:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held today the monthly  ‘Leaders at Your Service’ initiative to provide customers with an opportunity to directly express their feedback, suggestions and complaints to senior DHA leaders. Sheikha Al Rahoomi, Director of Customer Relations Department at the DHA highlighted the importance of ......read more

UAE eHealth Week 2016 showcased best practice, award-winning hospitals and best innovation for UAE ...…

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Tuesday 8 November 2016:   The best in healthcare information technology in the UAE and on an international level was discussed extensively at the HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2016 conferences. The Week hosted five conferences and two AHIMA workshops. The conferences were namely: HIMSS Conference, WATCH Society Conference, Pathology Informatics Conference, ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention announces Visiting Consultants Program for November…

UAE, November 8, 2016 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention will host four Visiting Consultants from France, Belgium, Spain and Britain during the month of November 2016 to provide advisory, diagnostic and treatment services to patients in four UAE hospitals. The visits will take place in the following hospitals: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Hospital in Ajman, Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah, Saqr ......read more

King's College Hospital, London breaks ground of its Dubai-based hospital and sets plans to offer ...…

Five decades of King’s London’s trailblazing history in hepatology to be passed on to King’s College Hospital London, Dubai and provide renewed life opportunities to UAE patients King’s College Hospital, London appoints CEO to lead its Dubai-based hospital operations Dubai, UAE, 8th November, 2016:  High-ranking representatives gathered today to break ground ......read more

BinSina is UAE's first Pharmacy Retail Group to be awarded the prestigious World Branding Award…

It was a shining moment for BinSina, one of the UAE's leading chains of pharmacies, to be the country's first Pharmacy Retail Group to receive the ultimate prize in branding from The World Branding Forum. BinSina along with two other UAE based groups, ADNOC Distribution and Dubai Duty Free won the coveted World Branding Award in recognition for the group's work and achievements. ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention and Sanofi uphold commitment to support scientific research and to ...…

Under the patronage of H.E. Abdul Rahman Al Owais, UAE Minister of Health & Prevention, the “Good Clinical Practice (GCP)” Training commenced today in continuation to the efforts of the ‘Integration Initiative’ launched in September 2014.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 7, 2016:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by The Public ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention participates in Fitness Fest in Dubai…

UAE, November 7, 2016 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has participated in the “Fitness Fest” festival being held at The Palm, Sky Dive Dubai, a global fitness event which featured a wide range of competitions and physical fitness challenges, alongside various sports activities for kids. The event features several international athletes and health and fitness ......read more

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention meets representatives from public & private healthcare centers ...…

UAE, November 7, 2016- H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Public Policy and Licensing Sector, expressed his keenness to satisfy customers and boost their confidence by providing them with effective and efficient service. He said that customers are an important partner in the development of the Ministry’s services and ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention hosts workshop on importance of physical activity in prevention & ...…

UAE, November 7, 2016- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by its Health Education and Promotion Department, recently organized a workshop entitled ‘Physical Activity Counseling by Healthcare Professionals” at its Training and Development Center in Sharjah. The workshop emphasized on the role of physical activity in prevention and treatment of lifestyle diseases. ......read more

BinSina is UAE's first Pharmacy Retail Group to be awarded the prestigious World Branding Award…

Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2016:   It was a shining moment for BinSina, one of the UAE's leading chains of pharmacies, to be the country's first Pharmacy Retail Group to receive the ultimate prize in branding from The World Branding Forum.  BinSina along with two other UAE based groups, ADNOC Distribution and Dubai Duty Free won the coveted World Branding Award in recognition ......read more

Dubai Health Authority holds lectures on evidence-based healthcare.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 6, 2016:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Medical Education department recently organised lectures on evidence-based healthcare and its positive impact on clinicians practice. The speakers included renowned experts in the field including Dr Peter Edelstein, Dr Mohammed Noureldine and Ms Majed Sweis. Dr Jamila Sheikh, Director of Medical ......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. Only clinic in UAE offering cost-effective and safer ......read more

Dubai Health Authority celebrates Flag Day.…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 3, 2016:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) hoisted the UAE flag to join the Flag Day celebrations taking place across the country. The annual occasion, which coincides with the anniversary of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s assumption of office as the leader of the country. It is marked with the flag being hoisted ......read more

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