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'Seemingly Harmless Varicose Veins May Lead to Dangerous Complications'

Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people. According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in Varicose Veins at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, many people wrongly see it solely an aesthetic issue when, in reality, it is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of people in the UAE each year. Furthermore, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. The main symptoms of varicose veins include heavy and uncomfortable legs after standing for a long time, swollen feet and ankles, ......read more

Seemingly Harmless Varicose Veins May Lead to Dangerous Complications

Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people. According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in Varicose Veins at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, many people wrongly see it solely an aesthetic issue when, in reality, it is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of people in the UAE each year. Furthermore, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. The main symptoms of varicose veins include heavy and uncomfortable legs after standing for a long time, swollen feet and ankles, ......read more

UAE on track to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030

Dubai, UAE - 23 June 2019:   With the prevalence rate of Hepatitis C (HCV) being under 2% in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country is close to reaching the World Health Assembly’s goal of eliminating the virus by 2030. Through providing educational programs for healthcare professionals, Gilead Sciences Middle East supports the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Dubai Health Authority’s efforts towards the early detection and diagnoses of HCV.    “While the prevalence of HCV is low in the UAE, early detection and treatment is paramount to preventing health problems that may result from infection, as well as preventing the transmission of the virus. Physicians should feel empowered to drive HCV screenings and be fully equipped with the knowledge and tools required for early ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Unveils the Largest Expansion of Medical Examination Centers to Reach 18 Centers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) unveiled its plans for expanding medical examination centers for residency to reach 18 centers to enhance the services provided by the existing 10 centers in light of the heavy turnout by the ministry’s clients. The number of beneficiaries from the services provided by these centers has reached 752,000 customers in 2018, considering that each transaction is done in record time, only 7 minutes. This led to increasing the customer happiness rate to 83%, amid expectations of further increase, in conjunction with the opening of three new centers in October 2 centers in Sharjah and 1 in Fujairah. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, said: ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers unlock the secrets of liver regeneration

● The liver is the only solid organ that can regenerate itself in mammals, but what confers this special property to the liver has not been uncovered, despite decades of research. ● NYU Abu Dhabi researchers suggest that a novel mechanism driven by the epigenome promotes liver regeneration. ● The epigenome refers to the code that packages the DNA so that some parts can be activated (i.e. genes) and some parts remain in dormant domains - these dormant parts largely contain remnants of old viruses or transposable elements. ● Epigenetic compensation is when parts of the epigenome that usually have one role - i.e. to suppress genes, are co-opted to do a different job - when another part of the epigenome is missing modifications in the packaging material of the DNA influence how much a genetic program is ......read more

RAK Hospital receives Superbrands Award for the fifth time

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Marking its commitment to the growing UAE healthcare sector and consistently being hailed as the new medical tourism destination, RAK Hospital wins the Superbrands award for the fifth time.  In the awards ceremony held at Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City, the prestigious healthcare institution was also awarded the ‘Brand of the Year’ status yet again, honoring its innovative and holistic approach towards healthcare and well-being. Offered to the most outstanding brands in their field, the Superbrands Awards is recognized worldwide as an independent authority and arbiter of branding excellence.  Receiving the award, Dr Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director of RAK Hospital, remarked, “Being recognized as a ......read more

Cook Children's guidelines on How to Protect Your Kids from the Summer Heat

Dubai, 19th June 2019:  Summer is around the corner and temperatures are rising to extreme degrees in some areas of the Middle East. Cook Children’s Pediatricians provide expert guidelines on how to protect the children from the heat while still enabling them to play and have fun.  When the temperatures rise so much, especially with such high humidity, it is very important to know how to protect your children from getting ill. Exposure to the heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat strokes.  The first and most important tip is to keep your children hydrated. Because of the humidity, the body’s temperature will increase higher than normal and it will need more fluids to stay cool. Encourage your kids to drink water all the time and provide them additional refreshing drinks like ......read more

Dabur launches two healthcare innovations rooted in Ayurveda

Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray and Pudin Hara Pearls are now available across the UAE Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2019:   Dabur, one of India’s largest Ayurvedic Healthcare companies, has introduced two innovative healthcare products made with well-known herbs selected for their unique health properties.  Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray, with oil of wintergreen and menthol as its main ingredients, is the first product to be launched under the Pain Relief category from the house of Dabur. Pudin Hara Pearls contain Mint Oils as the main ingredient – developed to offer quick relief from stomach ailments like acidity, gas and indigestion. The new products are now available in select pharmacies nationwide in the UAE.  Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray will be available in Kuwait ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Launches “Self-Audit” Initiative for Private Healthcare Facilities

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:   Under the theme “Hand in Hand”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently launched the “Self-Audit” initiative within the context of developing its measures in accordance with health regulations and laws.  The initiative focuses on promoting the quality of services provided by the private sector, so as to simplify the process of obtaining international accreditation. A list of inspection standards on health facilities has been published by MoHAP, so that those facilities can conduct self-auditing process on their services and utilities, thus taking the corrective measures in accordance with the approved standards. In the meantime, the inspection team will conduct regular visits to those facilities to make sure that the required ......read more

Wolters Kluwer helps healthcare providers in the region gain CME credits anytime, anywhere with UpToDate mobile app

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:  Wolters Kluwer, Health announced that healthcare providers in the GCC can now manage and redeem their Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Education (CE), and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits directly on the UpToDate® mobile app and mobile web.  With the near constant flow of new and updated medical research, healthcare professionals are challenged now more than ever to keep up with new evidence and to identify relevant research that changes clinical practice.  To remain current, CME/CE/CPD credits are a key component of clinicians’ professional development and directly impacts their practice of medicine. Globally, UpToDate is accredited and recognized as a continuing education resource by colleges, associations, and authorities from ......read more

Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Holding Launch ‘Be the Hero. Save Lives' Blood Donation Campaign

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2019:  On “World Blood Donor Day”, which falls on June 14 every year, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Holding announced a yearlong blood donation campaign known as ‘Be the Hero. Save Lives’.  As part of the campaign, Dubai Holding has provided a state-of-the-art blood donation bus, which will be operated by the DHA’s Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC).   The campaign will reach out community members in Dubai including Dubai Holding’s business districts, commertial communities, residential communities, and key retail destinations.  The agreement was recently signed in the DHA headquarters by Ahmed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Joint Corporate Support Services and Khalid Al Malik, Managing Director of Dubai Holding, in presence of His ......read more

Early Detection of Lung Cancer a Priority, as Doctors Harness Expertise and Technology to Save Lives

UAE-Based Imam Receives Life-Saving Surgery thanks to Swift Diagnosis at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 11, 2019:  More options are available for lung cancer treatment than ever before, say experts at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, but effective treatment relies on early diagnosis through screening. Doctors have long advised high-risk patients, such as smokers and people with a family history of cancer, on the importance of early screening. However, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that early screening can also be beneficial for patients who do not smoke.  Given the number of environmental factors that can cause lung cancer – including exposure to second-hand smoke, occupational carcinogen exposure, and outdoor pollution – early diagnosis can be ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Underscores that the Approval of the Executive Regulation of Medical Liability Law Would Strengthen Health System and Reduce Medical Errors

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has underlined that the Cabinet’s approval for the Executive Regulation of the Federal Law No. 4 of 2016 on medical liability is reinforcing the country’s health system and efficiency of medical services to align with the latest international developments and to consolidate the UAE’s position at the global level. This comes in accordance with the country’s strategic trends to develop health legislation as per the highest international standards and in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to achieve a world-class health system. MoHAP added that the executive regulation obviously outlines the controls and requirements of medical facilities performance to realize patient satisfaction and happiness, and to achieve ......read more

The Health & Hygiene Industry Rises in MBLM's 2019 Brand Intimacy Study and is the Industry Consumers are Most Likely to Pay 20% More for.

Nivea is the Most Intimate Brand in the industry, while previous leaders Dove and Gillette each drop several rankings   DUBAI—9 June 2019—The health & hygiene industry experienced a lift in overall emotional connection with consumers this year, rising three ranks from #11 to #8 out of 15 industries. Additionally, this is the industry consumers are most likely to pay 20% more for, as showcased in the 2019 Brand Intimacy Report. Nivea took #1 for the first time ever, with Pantene coming in at #2 and Colgate at #3, pushing previous star performers Dove and Gillette much further down the list. Dettol, Vaseline, J&J, Oral B, Dove, L’Oreal and Gillette round out the Top 10, in that order.   Among female users, the health & hygiene industry ranked #6 most intimate industry and only #13 for ......read more

Long-term visa granted to Dr. Azad Moopen & wife

Dubai, UAE, 8 June, 2019:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, along with his wife Mrs. Naseera Azad became one of the first few Indians residing in the UAE to be awarded the 10-year visa by the UAE authorities.  Following the UAE government’s announcement to award long-term residency visas to entrepreneurs, investors and professionals, few business leaders have been granted the visa till now. The move is in alignment with the government’s vision to further encourage business growth and direct investments into the country, while at the same time attracting and retaining the best talents in UAE.  “It is a privilege to receive the long-term visa as an acknowledgement of our efforts in the business front in UAE focusing on the healthcare sector of the ......read more

Aster enters healthcare diagnostics business in India with Aster Laboratories

• Two laboratories set to open in Bangalore by Q2 FY’20 and another 19 to be established in South India. Expected investment of Rs. 40 crores over the next two years. • The company will also look at strategic acquisitions to expand this business and additional capital will be deployed accordingly.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019:   Aster DM healthcare is entering into a new vertical in the healthcare sector in India by stepping into healthcare diagnostic services business as Aster Laboratories, with 2 laboratories to be operational in Bangalore from Q2 FY’20. A centralized pathology lab processing facility to be set-up in Bangalore, along with a satellite lab in the initial stages and by the end of the year the target is to have 1 reference lab, 8 satellite labs and 13 patient ......read more

MBRU and Dr. Wael AlMahmeed Announce the 2nd MBRU-AlMahmeed Award Open to Researchers Worldwide

• Dr. Wael Al Mahmeed is the first to receive the “Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Investing in Scientific Research.” • The MBRU-AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award is a joint initiative between Emirati physician Dr. Wael Abdulrahman Al Mahmeed and MBRU • The UAE aspires to become the top destination for scientists and researchers to strengthen the UAE’s march towards achieving sustainable economic development • Priority for funding is given to proposals in the areas of cancer biology, mental health and brain sciences, and cardio-metabolic diseases    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:    A new cycle of the MBRU-AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award was announced by Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), in line with the ......read more

Give dad a winning smile this Father's Day!

With Father’s Day around the corner, what better gift to give dad than the gift of a brighter smile. Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   Smiling is an important and enjoyable part of life, so if you’re thinking of a Father’s Day gift, think about his brighter smile. An appointment with one of The Smile Bar’s highly trained smile attendants will detail exactly what he needs. It is the go-to place for pain-free, quick teeth whitening. A trip to The Smile Bar for a relaxing and painless session will be the perfect gift to show him you care in a very special way.  To make it even more special, The Smile Bar is offering a double teeth-whitening session just for you and your dad at 50% of the price. For only AED 700, you can share the experience with your father for a memorable ......read more

Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai performs a first-of-its-kind knee replacement surgery in the GCC using 3D technology

Knee replacements will increase to more than 1 million surgeries per year by 2030 and approach 3 million by 2060 worldwide United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 20th May 2019:  Suffering with painful osteoarthritis of his left knee, Elnoor Muntasir El Hassan, a 48-year-old doctor working for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Afghanistan and Salman Ahmed Qureshi a 66-year-old, Pakistani Engineer working in Dubai had lost hope to be able walk again. While Elnoor Mutasir suffered from complete destroyed knees due to an injury in his youth, Salman Ahmed was a victim of malalignment of kneecaps, which led to severe Arthritis of both knees over time. However, Professor Dr. Matthias Honl, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Head of Joint Replacement Unit at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai (BHAS) offered them something they ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare strengthens presence in Oman with the inauguration of 3rd Hospital

A part of the leading integrated healthcare provider’s network in GCC, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics opened its 3rd Hospital in Ibri, the 9th facility in Oman. 16 May, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Delivering upon its commitment to improve the availability and accessibility of quality healthcare services in Oman, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics are now serving patients with its newest 22-bed Aster Hospital located in Ibri. The new facility further strengthens Aster DM Healthcare’s offering in primary and secondary care services in Oman. The inauguration of the new facility was officiated by His Excellency Sheikh/ Khalaf Salim Abdullah Alishaqi , Wali of Ibri and Ms. Alisha Moopen, Executive Director & CEO of Aster and Medcare Hospitals & Clinics- GCC, in the presence of officials from various ......read more

Grand Opening of Prof. Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic for Eye Surgeries & Treatments in Dubai

Monday, April 29, 2019: City of Dubai had accommodated the grand opening of Prof. Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic as part of the expansion plan of Ebsar Eye Center in association with Clinica Baviera – The largest group of ophthalmological hospitals in Spain, Europe & China - at McLaren Building, Sheikh Zayed Road at 11:30 am; The opening ribbon was cut in the presence of His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority and Kholeta Cazanova, Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Spain, as well as a large number of VIP and Media personalities.  Professor Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic is established and owned by the renowned Eye Surgeon Professor Hani Sakla, consultant in ophthalmology at Ebsar Eye Surgery Center in Dubai, and member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American ......read more

Aster Finance Service Centre - launched across India

Aster DM Healthcare announces Aster Finance Service Centre across all its existing 11 hospitals and upcoming 2 hospitals, in 5 states in India.      May 11, 2019, Dubai: Keeping in view the requirement of timely support for patients who visit the hospitals, Aster DM Healthcare today announced the launch of Aster Finance Service Centre which shall be providing the following services    1. Aster Easy Care - This service has been developed in association with Bajaj Fin Serve and Federal Bank to provide patient funding which can be repaid in monthly installments (EMIs) over a period of 1 year. The interest cost of the loan is borne by Aster DM Healthcare which is a great relief for patients who are struck by sudden illness or accidents and do not have availability of sufficient money. Even in case ......read more

Help Save Lives by walking from Darkness into Light on May 11th

Join us for this global mental health awareness event to eliminate the stigma surrounding Mental Illness and to celebrate the wonderful community Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 06, 2019:  On May 11th, over 250,000 participants in over 200 venues across 19 countries and 5 continents will walk from Darkness Into Light. Darkness into Light UAE is proud to announce that four venues in the UAE will host the Darkness into Light walk again this year; Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, Kite Beach in Dubai, Green Mubazzarah Park in Al Ain and Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation. The Darkness into Light walk is a unique international event that strives to unite communities and raise awareness for Mental Health. The Darkness into Light walk, organised by the voluntary community group Darkness ......read more

The benefits of starting your IVF treatment during the Holy month of Ramadan

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic to run a campaign titled ‘This Ramadan, Start Something New’ Abu Dhabi, UAE, 05 May 2019: With Ramadan set to begin in a few days, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic encourages couples to take the first step towards making their dream of having a baby come true during the holy month. In lieu of the same, the clinic will run a campaign titled ‘This Ramadan, Start Something New’, which aims to encourage couples towards an overall health-oriented lifestyle. The holy month of Ramadan is the right time for us to cleanse our bodies and mind. To top that, if we also pledge to bring those much-needed lifestyle changes and put our health first, it will yield better outcomes. This is what the IVI philosophy is and in fact everyone in IVI Fertility too is going to begin by taking a new ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention keen to provide early detection services for neonatal genetic diseases

To detect genetic diseases within 72 hours of birth Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2019 -   In line with the UAE’s efforts to provide comprehensive and innovative health services in accordance with the highest standards of excellence, professionalism and leadership in the health sector, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) has announced that it continue provides early detection services for neonatal diseases. MOHAP has revealed that its Laboratory for genetic & neonatal screening services is the only facility of its kind to provide the neonatal screening testing on a national scale for all new-borns in the UAE--from both government and private segments. Enable to detection of 40 genetic diseases His Excellency (H.E.) Hussein Abdel Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics ......read more

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Dubai Health Authority hosts visiting doctors…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 6, 2018:  In line with the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) policy to continue providing specialized medical care to the population of Dubai, the Authority is hosting visiting doctors who are currently practicing medicine in countries such as America and Belgium. This is an ongoing program and the Authority hosts visiting doctors on a ......read more

Clean Air in Classrooms Improves Student Performance…

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RAK Hospital to commence classes for expectant mothers on nutrition and diet…

Starting on September 6th, the once-a-month classes will focus on nutrition during and after pregnancy to ensure health benefits for both mother and child  One in three pregnant women lose control over their calorie intake, potentially leading to various health issues September 4, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   With the aim to educate women on the importance of balanced ......read more

King's College Hospital London in the UAE opens Marina Medical Centre…

KCH opens a new medical centre, which bridges healthcare in Dubai Marina, cementing KCH’s plans to create a triangle of care in Dubai  Future expansion includes upcoming 100 bed hospital in Dubai Hills Dubai, 3rd September, 2018:   King’s College Hospital London in the UAE (KCH) officially opened the doors of its Marina Medical Centre this morning, the first ......read more

Abu Dhabi Dentist Highlights The Importance Of Back To School Check-Ups…

Abu Dhabi, 01 September 2018: An Abu Dhabi dental practice is reminding parents of the importance of a checkup before the kids go back to school as unchecked dental diseases can lead to sleep deprivation, missed school days, and a lack of concentration. Dr Nancy Barbar, Pediatric Dentist at Snö Dental, says the fun and excitement of busy summer holidays can often lead to breaks in routine ......read more

FICCI honours Dr. Azad Moopen of Aster DM Healthcare with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award'…

Prestigious award recognizes three-decade of commitment in making quality healthcare affordable and accessible. Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 10th edition of The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence Awards. The ......read more

Dubai Health Authority discusses back-to-school health tips.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 30, 2018:  School premises will be filled with the chatter of children and as the gates open to welcome kids’ back-to-school, there are a few tips that can make the transition from holidays to academic life easier. The DHA’s dedicated school health department recommends that parents should allow children to settle into their new ......read more

The Health Promotion Department organizes a workshop on First Aid in cases of heat exhaustion…

Sharjah - 29 August 2018:  The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah organized a workshop entitled “First Aid in cases of heat exhaustion.” The event, which is one of the activities organized as part of the 5th edition of the “Health and Tourism 2018” campaign, is being held under the slogan 'Umbrella' and will take ......read more

73-year old American woman finds cure for a prolonged illness in UAE…

Challenging corrective surgery performed to restore unusual food-pipe disorder  29th August 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   After going through two unsuccessful surgeries abroad and suffering for nearly 2 years with excruciating pain in stomach, throat and difficulty swallowing, Bindu F Dukuly, a 73 year old American woman finally found cure at RAK Hospital. The patient had ......read more

Philips and Habib Medical Group sign cooperation agreement to launch state-of-the-art integrated ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28th August 2018:  Royal Philips ( NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Habib Medical Group, signed a strategic cooperation agreement to launch an integrated program for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for sleep disorder patients in Al Habib Medical Group’s hospitals. It is the first agreement of this kind in the Middle East ......read more

Pre-implantation Genetic Testing Helps Boost Ivf Success Rates…

Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2018:  Every IVF attempt starts with an embryo – the beginning of a baby. However, if repeated efforts to conceive have led to failure, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) experts suggest further investigations through a variety of tests to increase chances of success. Chromosomal abnormalities with the embryo are one of the major reasons for recurrent ......read more

Health and Security Advice In Advance Of Hajj from International SOS and Control Risks…

14 August 2018 – Dubai, International SOS and Control Risks, the world’s leading medical and security risk experts, provide advice on how to have a healthy Hajj in Saudi Arabia, as well as important tips for business travellers to the region during the pilgrimage this month.  Close to 3 million foreign and domestic pilgrims are expected to perform their religious duties in ......read more

Free Wellness Workshop to address Physical and Mental health issues…

RAK Hospital and Waldorf Astoria team up for this community health event. On-the-spot complimentary health evaluations for attendees to provide each participant with an overall health report card Counseling on personality enhancement, relationship issues sleep disorders and stress management.  14 August 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   To promote the culture ......read more

Health Experts at Mundipharma Urge Pilgrims Travelling to Saudi Arabia to Prioritise Hygiene to ...…

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Secondary Infertility: A Confusing & Emotional Ride Affecting Millions of Women…

Secondary infertility can be confusing and also heart-breaking. It is important to raise awareness, give clarity and encourage people struggling to get the support they need UAE, Abu Dhabi, 9 August 2018:   There are several women who struggle to conceive after being able to have a child before. Such a condition is termed as secondary infertility. Studies indicate that one in eight ......read more

Eyesight restored in a rare case of Optic Neuritis…

Patient suffered multiple complete visual loss attacks despite suggestive therapy; the Neurology team at RAK Hospital treated the complicated case successfully. Till date, only a few hundred optic neuritis cases with anti MOG syndrome and steroids resistance are recorded world over.   8 August 2018; Ras Al Khaimah:   Nawzer Lala, a diabetic middle-aged gentleman, had not the ......read more

FREE DANCE WEEK is back at James & Alex Dance Studios…

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Fitness in DXB to Launch ‘the Pursuit of Happiness' Evening for Yoga and Inspiration…

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‘Cool their Summer' program reaches out to the public on roads with drinking water…

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Advanced Treatment to Tackle Orthopaedic Issues in Adults Take Center Stage at Continuing Medical ...…

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wasl organises a health campaign in collaboration with Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 August 2018:   As part of the strategic partnership between wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, and Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), wasl has organised a health campaign for its employees that includes dental screening, bone density check-ups and ......read more

Reform Athletica - Best Fitness Classes in Town…

Reform your workout routines Dubai, UAE, August 02, 2018:  Finding a great gym or workout class in Dubai can be quite overwhelming with all of the countless options that are available. With the endless offerings to try, it’s important to opt for a fitness studio that makes you feel comfortable, motivated and has you wanting to go back for more.  Reform Athletica, the fitness ......read more

Hikma Medical Center celebrates 35 years of excellence in the UAE…

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Sharjah Social Services Department and Medcare Hospital Sharjah sign agreement to benefit health ...…

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Dubai Festival City's Al Areesh Club partners with Les Mills…

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Swiss Experts Advise Early Check-ups for Men…

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DHA held a regional workshop on quality management in Nuclear Medicine in cooperation with IAEA.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 July, 2018:   Dubai Hospital recently held a regional workshop on quality management in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.  The five-day training and workshop is the first-of-its-kind in the region and is organized by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Dubai Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Centre in cooperation with IAEA ......read more

Artificial Intelligence Officer's Shoulder Recovered After Complex Total Reverse Shoulder ...…

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Latifa Hospital for Women and Children undergoes expansion.…

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Dubai Health Authority receives delegation from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 24, 2018:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received a high-level delegation from the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). The FANR delegation was headed by Christor Viktorsson, Director-General of FANR. The two sides discussed cooperation in the field of nuclear regulation and ......read more

IVI Fertility Muscat clinic to offer couples FREE First IVF consultation for one full month…

Global total of babies born as a result of IVF and other advanced fertility treatments is more than 8 million Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  Infertility is not an unheard of phenomenon today. At a time when one in five couples run into difficulties conceiving a child, IVF is a ray of hope for millions of couples that look forward to having their own families. And over the last few years, ......read more

Henkel opens first Beauty Care Lab in the Middle East…

Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  Henkel has officially inaugurated its first Beauty Care laboratory in the Middle East. As a further milestone of Henkel’s continuous investment in the region, the new facility provides state-of-the-art technology to innovate and test Beauty Care products tailored specifically for the consumers in the Middle East.  The new Beauty Care laboratory is ......read more

Dubai Diabetes Centre to expand services…

DDC to introduce obesity clinic DDC currently studying the use of Artificial Intelligence to detect diabetic retinopathy Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 23, 2018:  The Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC), the emirate’s only dedicated multidisciplinary diabetes centre, will undergo expansion services to enhance its capacity and cater to a larger number of patients.   The ......read more

Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment ...…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 23, 2018:   In a bid to provide free high-cost cardiac surgeries and other humanitarian aid services in the medical field, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment (MBRCHE).  The two organisations have a long-standing relationship and the aim ......read more

Dubai Health Authority holds summer training program for Emirati students.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began its one-month summer training program for 170 E¬mirati students as part of its efforts to develop national talent in the medical sector. The launch of the program took place in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences at Dubai Healthcare City. Amna Al ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention signs agreement with GSK to ensure delivery of medical supplies ...…

UAE, July 21, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) signed a strategic agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Export Limited (GSK) for the provision and distribution of medical and pharmaceutical stocks in emergency situations. The agreement falls in line with the efforts to strengthen the UAE’s medical health security, according to the Article (4) of Cabinet Decision No. 39 of ......read more

Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic ...…

Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.   According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic heart disease and 5% to hypertension.    Prevalence of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases are extremely high in UAE ......read more

Rashid Hospital doctors save life of elderly patient by performing first-of-its-kind procedure in ...…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 19, 2018:  There were several complications along the way and time was not on their hands, but the multidisciplinary team at Rashid Hospital successfully carried out the first pulmonary embolism catheter directed clot lysis procedure in Dubai saving the life of a 64-year-old Arab expatriate. Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that is ......read more

The Factors that Trigger Infertility are Common in Men & Women…

Studies indicate that 40 percent of the infertility cases are caused by men, 40 percent by women and the other 20 percent correspond to mix or combined causes Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2018:    There is a misconception that infertility affects women more than men.  Both are impacted equally, according to experts at IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic – UAE’s leading ......read more

Dubai Health Authority discusses collaboration with British healthcare firms.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the British Embassy. The delegation was led by HE Andrew Jackson, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates and included Karen Baggaley, Healthcare Trade and Investment Advisor at the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority sign MoU to implement ...…

Schools to encourage students to increase physical activity to 150 minutes a week. School healthcare staff to receive training on comprehensive child screening. All school clinic set-ups in Dubai to be unified  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018:   In a move to help implement the comprehensive Dubai School Health Policy, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the ......read more

Dubai health facilities rating system underway…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2018:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will rate all healthcare facilities including public and private hospitals and day-care health centres in Dubai in accordance with the Dubai Health Facilities Performance Framework (DHFPF)   The framework, known as Qeyas, will be finalized and implemented by the beginning of next year and has five ......read more

50-80 percent of football injuries affect feet and legs…

Proper precautions and preventative measures can lower the risk of injuries United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15th July 2018:  With the football World Cup fever gripping the world, it is natural to assume that footballers are pain free. However, constant twists, turns and sudden changes of direction involved in football can put the legs and feet of a footballer under tremendous strain. It has ......read more

Rashid Hospital doctors save sea captain's life using a highly sophisticated procedure…

Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:   The odds were against him. More than 90 percent of people with basilar artery occlusion don’t survive if they are not treated correctly, but lucky for sea captain Renato Garcia, the timely and effective care he received by doctors at Rashid Hospital saved his life.  The sea captain was left completely paralyzed after suffering a brain stroke ......read more

Boehringer Ingelheim R&D pushes to transcend disease boundaries…

Promising first-in-class and potential medical breakthrough pipeline projects presented at R&D Press Conference  80 clinical and pre-clinical projects of which 65% have first-in-class and breakthrough potential  Highlight: First-in-class monoclonal antibody shows potential in multiple inflammatory diseases 15 new medicines could potentially be approved by 2025 in ......read more

The Breastfeeding Friends Society provides education and psychological support to mothers…

Sharjah – 14 July 2018 :  The Breastfeeding Friends Society, one of the health promotion associations at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, continues to organize the monthly “Forum for mothers”, in cooperation with a variety of local and private hospitals in Sharjah. The association aims to use these forums to educate mothers on the importance of ......read more

Experts urge residents to recognize early signs of Heart Disease…

Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic facilities, affirming foray into tertiary care services in UAE Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.   According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention recalls some anti-hypertensive medications containing Valsartan…

UAE, 10 July, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) issued a circular ordering the recall of some antihypertensive medicines containing the active ingredient Valsartan, manufactured by Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical after the detection of impurities in the active ingredient.  This recall is a precautionary measure taken by the Ministry following the report ......read more

Nabadat initiative to provide free heart surgeries to more than 100 Indian children…

The Nabadat (Arabic for heartbeat) Initiative launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority provides free cardiac surgeries and medical care to children whose parents cannot afford treatment. Many of the families came from small towns, 1200 kilometers away from Mumbai, to provide their children with an opportunity to ......read more

HP Collaborates with Abu Dhabi's Danat Al Emarat Hospital to Re-invent Patients' Experience…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ÜJuly 10, 2018 –   HP Inc., a global leader in innovative technology, has collaborated with Abu Dhabi’s Danat Al Emarat Hospital to transform the typical dull setting of a CT scan room to a colorful comfort zone. Danat Al Emarat, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), is a specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi catering to women and ......read more

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