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In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's initiative to consider people with special needs as the determined ones

Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center organizes first Walkathon  Al Ain, UAE, 25 May 2017:  Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centre organized a walkathon, to show the determination of its patients in leading normal lives. The initiative falls in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s recommendation to consider people with special needs as the determined ones and highlights the importance of acceptance and communication in changing the lives of people in need. The walkathon, which involved the center’s patients, their families, and the larger community, was organised at Al Muwaiji Palace – Al Ain city, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, The general Administration of Customs – Al Ain and Al Ain Police Directorate – Al Hili ......read more

‘Ramadan Nutrition Plan' Web Application Launched to Help Diabetics Plan Meals During Ramadan

The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance and the International Diabetes Federation are spearheading interventional approaches for diabetes management, with support of an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi. The new application allows individuals to choose their Ramadan food menu with a calorie count, customized to the cuisine of their choice. The Ramadan Education and Awareness in Diabetes (READ) study demonstrated a significant decrease in the number of hypoglycemic (low sugar levels) events in a group of patients with Type 2 Diabetes who received diabetes education (from 9 events pre-Ramadan to just 5 during Ramadan) compared to an increase (from 9 to 36 events) in a control group that did not receive the educational advice.  A survey conducted in 39 countries involving over 38,000 Muslims reported ......read more

Emirates Neurology Society partners with Aster Hospital & Clinic to raise awareness about Hypertension and Stroke in UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2017:  Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. As per reports of the World Health Organization (WHO), globally 1 billion people suffer from high BP, out of which two thirds of the people are from developing countries. In 2025, the WHO estimated that the total number of people suffering from high blood pressure will increase to 1.56 billion from the current 1 billion. In the UAE, 75% of people who suffer from stroke are due to high blood pressure and 50% of these have never been diagnosed or treated for high BP.  Acknowledging the alarming rise in the incidence of hypertension & stroke in the UAE, Emirates Neurology Society has launched a hypertension and stroke awareness campaign in collaboration with Aster ......read more

#Alwaysonthemove Anytime of the Month

  A recent ‘Always® on the Move Study’* shows that 77% of girls feel like no time of the month should limit them from enjoying special occasions, the new Always Nassijaf Moutawar means that you don’t have to. Dubai, UAE, 22 May 2017- A girl’s monthly cycle may feel like an emotional rollercoaster, and when it is that time of the month, exercise and going out with friends may go on hold. Always®, the leading feminine care brand discovered that half of girls actually minimize their movement during the menstruation cycle. Girls restrict their movements during their period and avoid going out and doing their favourite things because they don’t feel comfortable. However, 77% of girls feel like no time of the month should limit them from enjoying any special occasion. Even though it ......read more

Suhoor and Iftar Food: To Eat or Not to Eat

  Eating Habits to Follow During Ramadan Ramadan is just a few days away and while the holy month is filled with goodness, Ramadan falls at the peak of summer this year. It is important we maintain our energy levels and avoid the unhealthy food temptations that come with the month.  “In Ramadan our diets are radically altered, as we eat only during Suhoor (pre-dawn) and Iftar (at sunset). As such both these meals form an essential part of fasting. While it’s a good idea to consume low Glycaemic Index (GI) items, both Suhoor and Iftar should be well-balanced and contain items from each food group, such as vegetables, cereals, meat, dairy products and fruits,” said Ms. Rahma Ali , Clinical Dietician at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi. “Suhoor needs to be wholesome to provide enough energy to last ......read more

Lift of Fertility Treatment Cap Serves as a Fresh Hope for Childless Couples in the UAE

Thiqa policy holders to avail 3 FREE IVF cycles. No co-payment needed! Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 May 2017:A big decision on fertility treatments for Thiqa policy holders has come as a huge relief for couples unable to conceive naturally.Changes inAbu Dhabi  health schemes have facilitated the removal of a cap on infertility treatments set last year. The cap was announced in June 2016, effective from 1st July 2016 limiting in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) at private centres forThiqa insurance holders in Abu Dhabi from three cycles to one cycle and that too with a 20% co-payment.  “The inability to conceive is a medical disorder affecting several couples in the region today and the number is only increasing. For a few couples, paying for such treatments is not an issue, but a large number rely on the Thiqa policy and ......read more

RAK Hospital to hold health camp ahead of Ramadan

Patients suffering from chronic ailments will be advised on best possible ways to manage their health while fasting The camp will be particularly beneficial for people over the age of 40 and suffering from chest pain, high BP, diabetes or diabetic foot pain May 17, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  With a change in diet plan and sleeping pattern during the holy month of Ramadan, patients suffering from chronic ailments need special care. In order to help people take stock of their health ahead of Ramadan, RAK Hospital has organised diabetes, heart and foot assessment at their premises on Thursday, May 18. The complimentary health check, scheduled from 9am to 5pm, will offer BMI test, blood pressure check, random blood sugar test, ECG and consultation with specialists. The camp will be particularly beneficial for people over the age ......read more

Look No Further and Take a Step Today to Start Your Journey to a New You.

Dubai-UAE: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get a makeover? It does not matter who you are or where you live at one point or another there has always been something that you wish that you could change about yourself, the way you look-be it to have that perfect nose, those perfect lips and that perfect body weight. While some people are simply content to live with their appearance, however, over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of people opting for makeovers with the help of medical science and technology to enhance their appearance and thus improve their self-confidence. “Constantly being criticized of the way you look can take a toll on a person’s self-confidence, particularly the younger generation. When you look good, you feel good and therefore there is no harm in working ......read more

Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC) to Sponsor Treatment for Emirati Couples

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority-run Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC) marked today International Family Day by hosting a gathering for those born through fertility treatments at the Centre. The facility is the first government fertility center in the UAE and one of the leading establishments’ of-its-kind.  Proud parents who conceived with the help of fertility treatments they received at the Centre got together to celebrate this day with their children. The Authority organized several activities for the children including a balloon bender, magic shows etc. Amidst an atmosphere of laughter and joy, doctors and staff members of the Centre were felicitated for achieving high success rates and adhering to international best practices. HE Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of ......read more

Emirates Hospitals Group Nurses Honoured with Prestigious DAISY Award 2017

  DUBAI - May 15, 2017: Nurses at Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare provider in the UAE, were honoured with the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts that nurses take up every day. The awards were a part of the Nurses Day celebrations by the Emirates Hospitals Group in Dubai amidst 400 nurses and other members of the organization.   The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization based in Glen Ellen, CA, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes by his family members. Patrick died at the age of 33 in 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill ......read more

Beckman Coulter Sheds Light on Antimicrobial Resistance in the GCC

Capabilities of MicroScan Presented to HCPs in a regional roadshow across Kuwait and Abu Dhabi Dubai, May - 15, 2017- Beckman Coulter, a worldwide leader in developing clinical diagnostic products and solutions, has introduced the workflow efficiency boosting MicroScan range of solutions to healthcare providers (HCPs) and members of the medical community in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi. MicroScan products offer choice in panel formats, setup and speed. Its unique PROMPT™ setup with combo identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (ID/AST) panels provides flexible workflow. ASTs are growth-based to ensure the detection of resistance while its built-in visual read capability provides added assurance. To mitigate antimicrobial resistance , the May 2015 World Health Organization adopted a global action plan. Among its key ......read more

Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah inaugurate the new Medcare Hospital in Sharjah

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the new Medcare Hospital in Sharjah this morning in the gracious presence of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. The hospital is located on King Faisal Street in the Al Qasimiya Area of Sharjah. An opening video was showcased during the ceremony about Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres, the latest developments in the medical field, and the new facilities being offered at the Medcare Hospital in Sharjah. Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, the global healthcare conglomerate which operates Medcare said, “Medcare is a brand that strives to achieve a new benchmark in healthcare ......read more

Aster Clinic Ajman organises health awareness programme for Ajman Bank employees

Ajman Bank Health Awareness Week will see Aster doctors educating over 450 employees on healthy lifestyle measures and providing free health check-ups. The initiative is being conducted in alignment with Ajman Bank’s corporate responsibility objective of encouraging their employees to lead better and healthier lifestyles. Dr. Aster Mobile Clinic - Aster’s mobile health service unit will visit 6 branches across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi to provide free health services. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 May, 2017:  Aster Clinic, Ajman in partnership with Ajman Bank, is conducting ‘Ajman Bank Health Awareness Week’ aimed at equipping employees with the information and measures required to improve their health and wellness. The programme will include talks on various health topics and free health ......read more

Fertility Support Meet on May 13th

Women, Men and couples facing fertility issues invited to attend. Repeated IVF Failure, Recurrent miscarriages, Fertility laws, update on latest fertility treatments to be discussed at the session. May 8th 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Couples facing fertility problems such as repeated IVF failures and recurrent miscarriages can now find hope, support and guidance through UAE’s first and only IVF & Fertility Support Group. The Group, founded by Cassie Destino, an American expat in the country and mother of twins, is progressively becoming a pillar of strength for many who are finding comfort and encouragement, discussions, guidance and advice on issues of infertility on the forum.  The group in association with Bourn Hall Fertility Centre in Dubai is organizing their first support meet to help couples struggling with ......read more

Experts at Aster DM Healthcare shed light on common lifestyle related health concerns in an International CME

Aster DM Healthcare organized an International CME on Lifestyle Disorders, which saw the attendance of medical professionals from within the local and International network of Aster. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 May, 2017:  With the objective of offering a platform for Doctors across different specialties, to come together and discuss latest treatment modalities and practices to ensure development by preventing lifestyle disorders, Aster DM Healthcare organized the fourth edition of Synerge International Medical Conference on ‘Lifestyle Disorders’ on Friday, 28th April 2017.  The one day conference was addressed by specialists from across different verticals of Aster DM Healthcare, including; Aster Medcity (Kochi), Medcare Medical Centre (Dubai), Aster Hospital (Dubai) and Aster Clinic (Dubai). Dr. Azad ......read more

Empower Organises Wellness Programs to Boost Employee Health and Satisfaction

The initiative offered health check-up to more than 650 employees at Empower’s Head Quarters and Camp Dubai, UAE, 8 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, conducted  Wellness Programs to help, nurture and improve the health and well-being of its employees. The move falls in line with the company’s social responsibility programmes, and its commitment to support Dubai government's vision of a happy, healthy and safe society in accordance with its 2021 goal - ‘Inclusive and Cohesive Society’, and the UN goal – Good Health and Wellbeing. Moreover, this initiative comes as part of Empower’s participation in “Year of Giving”, which was launched by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of ......read more

"Watch Your Back Teenager"

A pediatric orthopedic awareness campaign on the prevention and cure of musculoskeletal concerns in children conducted by Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS) United Arab Emirates, Dubai –8th May 2017: According to the World Health Organization, child injuries are a global public health problem. There is also high morbidity associated with childhood injuries: for every injured child who dies, there are several thousand children who live on with varying degrees of disability. A large proportion of these injuries (for example, drowning, burns, falls) occur in or around the home.  In order to address this issue of childhood injuries, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS) is running a unique campaign called "Watch Your Back Teenager". ‘’Watch Your Back Teenager" is a pediatric ......read more

UAE's Burgeoning Healthcare Sector Boosts Demand for ICU Beds

Nearly 900-1000 additional ICU beds will be required by 2021 in the UAE to meet the growing demand for patient health care services United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 7th May, 2017: Nearly 900-1000 additional ICU beds will be required by 2021 in the UAE to meet the growing demand for patient health care services, senior officials from LINET Group announced. The announcement was made in effect to the burgeoning health care sector in the UAE, which is currently witnessing a structural shift and poised to record a strong growth of 60 per cent in next five years to Dh103 million by 2021, according to a latest research by Mena Research Partners. ICU beds are specifically designed to provide comfort and quality of sleep to hospitalised patients and cater to their other healthcare needs. This specialised medical equipment provides ......read more

Crown Prince of Fujairah inaugurates Emirates Hospitals Clinics in Fujairah

FUJAIRAH – May 5, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, has opened its well-known brand Emirates Hospitals Clinics in Fujairah, aimed at addressing the gap of quality care for residents in the emirate. The clinic was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah.  Strategically located in the FEWA Building on Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdulla Street in the heart of Fujairah, the state-of-the-art family clinic is the latest addition to Emirates Hospitals Group’s growing number of healthcare services focusing on personalized services, convenience and care. The new clinic is part of the Group’s ongoing mission to expand its reach further in the UAE and beyond offering quality care to the residents.  The ......read more

Syrian Patient Gets Her Vision Back at RAK Hospital

  The patient was suffering from retinal detachment; was referred to RAK Hospital after two unsuccessful surgeries in her home country that left her blind. Retinal detachment can lead to blindness in the affected eye. Symptoms include light flashes or floaters, blurred vision and a curtain-like shadow over one’s visual field; patients should consult an eye specialist at the earliest May 2, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: When Wafa Jamil Boudi, a 61-year-old Syrian resident, began experiencing light flashes and floaters in her right eye, she did not pay much attention to them. However, when she started losing vision in the right eye and was diagnosed with retinal detachment, she underwent two surgeries within a space of a few months in Syria. Unfortunately, soon after the second surgery she experienced complete loss of ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs MOU with The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel to drive wellness tourism in the region

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel Hotel, the first holistic health and wellness resort in the Middle East with an aim to drive wellness tourism in the region. This collaboration is in line with the vision of the Dubai Health Experience, which is overseen and implemented by the DHA. The MoU was signed in the presence of Shaikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Head of Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman.  DXH was launched in April 2016 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, as a continuation of ‘Dubai, a Global Destination for Medical Tourism’ project.  DXH is a highly integrated programme that aims to ......read more

National Reference Laboratory Supports the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP)

NRL is the exclusive laboratory services provider to MOHAP for the breast and cervical cancer screening program.  NRL supports Ministry’s awareness campaign for the enhancement of women’s health and improvement of early cancer detection rates. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 April 2017: National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, has expanded its partnership with the Ministry of Health & Prevention’s (MOHAP) to include laboratory testing for its breast cancer screening program, in addition to cervical cancer screening. Under the program named ‘Etmnan’ – which the Ministry officially launched in September 2015  –  free breast cancer screening is offered to UAE Nationals aged 40 years old and over, and cervical cancer screening to women ......read more

World Asthma Day: Educating Children About Asthma is Vital in Controlling the Disease, Claims Respiratory Expert

30 April 2017, Dubai, UAE: With asthma the most common chronic disease among children and increasing in prevalence , a pediatric respiratory expert from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) is calling for parents in the UAE to educate their children about the condition. The burden of asthma is relatively higher in some countries in Africa, the Middle East and Western Europe when compared to the rest of the world . A 2009 survey conducted in Al Ain assessed the impact of asthma on school attendance and found that 62% of asthmatic boys and 72% of asthmatic girls missed at least one day of school due to asthma .  A local study reports that the percentage of asthmatic UAE patients that had emergency room visits within a year was 27.5%, and further, 4% of asthmatic patients were hospitalized . According to Pediatric ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Confirms Products in Local Markets are Safe, Do Not Pose Direct Threat to Consumers' Health

Statement follows ban on imports of vegetables and fruits from five countries earlier in the week Dubai-UAE: 28 April, 2017 – Following the decision to ban imports of vegetables and fruits from select countries, His Excellency Sultan bin Alwan Al Habsi, Assistant Under Secretary for Regions at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, stated that the decision comes as part of the Ministry's keenness to ensure the health and safety of consumers by confirming the entry of consignments that do not pose any danger to the public health.  He added: “This ban will not have any significant impact on the markets, both in terms of quantity or variety and the public need not be worried.  There are many alternative sources from other countries and markets such as Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Morocco, ......read more

Bourn Hall Fertility Centre Raises Awareness and Support on Fertility Issues

Partners with UAE’s only IVF and Fertility Support Group to eliminate social stigma attached with infertility  April 28, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  With the aim to provide education, raise awareness, support and encourage women and couples struggling with infertility, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai,  collaborates with the ‘IVF & Fertility Support Group – UAE’, the country’s exclusive forum for voicing out all issues related to infertility. Bourn Hall Fertility Centre will support the group’s growing membership by offering expert advice, free consultations and fertility checks besides offering counseling and continuous education.   With the region having some of the highest levels of obesity and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) cases in the world – the two key factors ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conference to highlight UAE safety and health developments…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children created Diabetes Awareness through a Fun Event…

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

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

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

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

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

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