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    Aster CMI conducts India's first successful live liver transplant on Jehovah's Witnesses

    Patient suffering from end stage liver disease receives live liver transplant with brother as donor Both patient and donor were Jehovah’s Witnesses Specialized resources arranged to support the surgery   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2020:     In yet another commitment to saving lives using the latest technologies in medical treatment, Aster CMI Hospital Bangalore successfully performed India’s first live liver transplant on Jehovah’s Witnesses from Nigeria. The surgery was challenging compared to a normal liver transplant because in order to protect the patient’s religious beliefs, the medical team could not use blood or blood products (Fresh frozen plasma, Cryoprecipitate, Platelets etc). Very few such surgeries have been successfully conducted ......read more

    SEHA TO SHOWCASE ITS SOLUTIONS FOR THE MENA REGION'S BIGGEST HEALTHCARE CHALLENGES

    • The UAE’s largest healthcare provider will be hosting Arab Health as Official Congress Partner   JANUARY 25, 2020 - Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is exhibiting at and hosting Arab Health Conference, as an Official Congress Partner. The company’s representatives will also be speaking on multiple panels to discuss the latest trends within the MENA region’s healthcare sector. Arab Health is the premier medical and healthcare conference in the Middle East for over 45 years, and will be held in the Dubai World Centre from 27th to 30th January, 2020.   Leading executives and clinicians from SEHA will be attending the event, as part of Arab Health’s plenary sessions. This year, Dr. Anwar Salam, Executive Director of the ......read more

    Thumbay University Hospital Launches ‘Center for Imaging' with State-of-the-art Imaging Services

    Latest technology to reduce diagnostic time; the Center for Imaging will act as a referral center in the region  To celebrate the launch, the Center for Imaging has announced a month-long50% discount offer on all imaging services   25th January 2020; Ajman, UAE:  Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region, located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, officially launched its ‘Center for Imaging’ today. The Center has cutting-edge technology and advanced equipment and is manned by a highly skilled team of professionals while the imaging services focuses on detecting diseases in their early stages.   Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of Gulf Medical University, Ajman was the chief guest of the event, held in the presence of Dr. Thumbay Moideen - Founder ......read more

    Martial Arts Based Fitness Trends for 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2020:   As a professional fighter and trainer in martial arts-based fitness, Rafat Shawe is always keeping up to date with the martial arts industry trends to stay ahead of the game. Whilst martial arts may be thousands of years old, in recent years it’s been one of the hottest fitness trends in part due to the unprecedented popularity of the UFC and champions Anderson Silva and Ronda Rousey, but fresh new takes on martial arts training are always on the rise. So, what are we seeing in 2020?     1. Self Defense Many see martial arts as a violent combat sport, forgetting that it began as a way for people to protect themselves.  More and more people are signing up to self-defense classes to protect themselves.  These classes empower and replace fear ......read more

    Ministry of Health launches Mobile App for diabetes

    • Ministry signs MoU with Merck Serono Middle East to enhance public awareness on diabetes • Al Rand: The launch of the app comes in line with the ministry’s strategy to counter diabetes    Dubai, January 22, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched a mobile application for diabetes to enhance public awareness on ways of preventing diabetes among the community members and highlight methods of reducing complications caused by diabetes. The Sugar App was launched following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was inked today (Wednesday) with Merck Serono Middle East FZ-Ltd.   The MoU was signed at the Ministry’s headquarters by HE Dr Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al-Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and Paolo Carli, Head of Middle ......read more

    Medical software company Evolucare Technologies presents its high-performance solutions at the ARAB HEALTH trade fair in Dubai 2020'

    United Arab Emirates January 23, 2020:    Founded in 1988, EVOLUCARE Technologies is a French Healthcare IT company, leader in the development of medical information systems. The Group is offering a wide range of services satisfying the clinical, operational and financial needs of all healthcare institutions and facilities.     A dual ambition for Evolucare: artificial intelligence and the international market     The Group serves nearly 4,500 healthcare institutions, mostly in France, and has now the strategic aim of extending its reach to the international market. Drawing on its expertise in managing patient data and organizing care, Evolucare recently began the shift towards open innovation in digital health, especially AI and IoT, to add decision-making assistance services to ......read more

    National Committee for International Health Regulations confirms UAE is completely free of Coronavirus

    Dubai, January 23, 2020:    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has categorically confirmed that the UAE is completely free of the mysterious virus emerging in China (Coronavirus). The National Committee for International Health Regulations and the Control of Pandemics stated that the UAE has an effective integrated system and plans for emergency and crisis to address public health risks and that the country is in constant touch with the World Health Organization (WHO) to find out the latest updates, recommendations and procedures taken in this matter. The committee made this announcement during today’s meeting chaired by the Ministry of Health in the presence of strategic partners including Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Department of Health-Abu Dhabi, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management ......read more

    Sterilization of medical devices by ethylene oxide

    A new range of EO sterilizers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:    The market of single-use medical devices shows steady growth over the past 10 years. Experts say this fast-growing trend is far from over. Medical practices using disposable devices move sterilization upstream as a result, from healthcare facilities to the industry. It is estimated that 50% of all MD in the world are sterilized by ethylene oxide (EO) gas.  SOLSTEO is a French company that manufactures state-of-the-art industrial EO sterilizers. SOLSTEO is a member of the ISO technical committee that developed the ISO 11135 norms. They also contribute to other work groups of experts who share knowledge on EO sterilization process (e.g. parametric release, EO residuals). SOLSTEO delivered to a Dubai factory the largest EO ......read more

    French Healthcare Expertise To Be Introduced At Arab Health 2020

    • 2 French pavilions: Za’beel Hall 2 for “Medical equipment & devices” & Sheikh Rashid Hall for “Orthopedics & physiotherapy/rehabilitation” companies • 80 exhibiting companies on the national pavilions   United Arab Emirates- January, 2020 - With over 80 French companies - including 14 new exhibitors - France will once again be participating at the Arab Health 2020 show in Dubai from January 27 to 30 dedicated to the latest innovations in the health sector. Gathered on the French Healthcare pavilion organized by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, these companies will unveil their latest innovations designed to tackle today's major challenges.   The sectors with the largest representation on ......read more

    Eolisair, the Middle East leading company in Indoor Air Quality to participate at Arab Health 2020 to target Hospitals & Clinics

     Eolis Air Manager: An Innovative device to support patients suffering from respiratory problems  First appearance as an exhibitor (French pavilion, booth Z2F03, Za'abeel Hall 2)   United Arab Emirates; Dubai, January 21, 2020:  EOLISAIR, Middle East leader in indoor air quality treatment (IAQ), will be exhibiting at Arab Health Medical Exhibition Dubai 2020, from January 27th to 30th 2020, on the French pavilion, at booth Z2F03, Za'abeel Hall 2, Dubai World Trade Center.       With the patient acuity on the rise and many hospitals trying to extend the life of aging facilities through renovations and expansions has made the risk of infection caused by the health care environment, it became an increasing concern for infection control professionals. Studies at the ......read more

    Patients suffering from secondary infertility due to genetic problems give birth to healthy children, says IVI Middle East

    Advancements in reproductive medicine are helping more and more difficult cases start their parenthood journey    UAE, 21st January 2020:   The not-so-talked-about secondary infertility is defined as a situation where couples who have previously experienced pregnancies but are now struggling to conceive naturally again. Both male and female factors play a role and this condition may arise due to various causes. One of these causes, according to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, is genetic problems.  This was the case for two married women, both in their 30s, who sought the intervention of IVI Middle East to have healthy babies. One was 35 years old and the other was 31 years old.  IVI Middle East, who runs state-of-the-art clinics in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in UAE and Muscat in Oman, shared the ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with United Eastern Medical Services

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with United Eastern Medical Services to Train Medical Students at Danat Al Emarat Hospital, HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers and Moorfields Eye Hospital in Abu Dhabi   • MOU includes clinical training at UEMedical’s hospitals and clinics  • Both parties to collaborate on creating residency program in medicine and health sciences    UAE, 20 January 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in Dubai signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) in Abu Dhabi, the parent organization of Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children, HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers and Moorfields Eye Hospital ......read more

    Healthy is the Word at the Mum Mum Culinary School in Kidzania®

    Emaar Entertainment’s KidZania® Dubai has announced healthy new recipes at their popular culinary school.  The Mum Mum Culinary School in KidZania®, run by the pioneering, locally-owned company providing healthy and nutritious meals to schools across the UAE, instructs students on the art and science of food preparation that include the mastery and appreciation of the culinary arts and techniques.  From sweet potato pancakes made with whole wheat flour and honey to sugar-free banana muffins, the new dishes are delicious, nutritious and fun to make, according to nutritionist Magdalena Scriabine of Mum Mum. Other recipes that kids can try their hand at making include vegetarian tacos, zucchini-choco loaf, smoothie bowls and even some delightful vegan cookies. Seasonal recipes for special occasions such as ......read more

    DHA Drives Forward Patient Care with Pioneering 3D Printing Lab

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 19, 2020:   Medical Experts from Dubai Health Authority’s Innovation Centre have collaborated with Sinterex, an additive manufacturing healthcare specialist firm, to bring 3D Printing to the point-of-care at DHA Hospitals-Rashid, Latifa, Dubai, and Hatta Hospital. The newly opened 3D Printing Lab located at the DHA’s Innovation Centre provides medical professionals at DHA with patient specific anatomical models allowing them to conduct detailed pre-operative analysis and to improve patient communication.  The workflow starts with patient data acquisition, typically from a CT or MRI scan. This patient data is then brought into medical image segmentation software, which allows the physician to isolate the specific anatomical region of interest. This digital model is then ......read more

    MBRU faculty performs pioneering surgery at Mediclinic to treat rare swallowing disorder

     Dr. Homero Rivas conducts sophisticated POEM procedure to enable Dubai man to eat again         Dubai, January 18, 2020:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean of Innovation and The Future, Dr. Homero Rivas, has pioneered a medical first at Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai, performing a complex Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) surgery to treat a patient with an uncommon swallowing disorder.   The patient, a man in his 30s, was suffering from Achalasia, an atypical condition that affects only three in every 100,000 people where the esophagus is unable to move food into the stomach. The man was unable to swallow food, surviving only on a few liquids.   Dr. Rivas, one of a paucity doctors to have ......read more

    Filipino finds respite from a rare eye condition and poor vision

    Suffering from a dislocation of artificial lens after cataract surgery, the 40-year-old UAE resident underwent a highly challenging surgery at RAK Hospital  The patient could barely read the first letter on the vision chart 16th January, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Addressing a very rare case of spontaneous dislocated Intraocular lens (IOL), RAK Hospital helped a 40-year-old Filipino to regain normal vision through a challenging surgery. Manuel Mason Jr, a UAE resident visited RAK Hospital complaining of poor vision for the past six months. A known case of presenile cataract (occurring in the younger age group), he had earlier undergone cataract surgery for the same eye in Philippines 11 years ago, which were now causing severe complications. “The patient was suffering from what is known as Intraocular Lens ......read more

    Seha Leads Discussions in Pediatric Medicine

    Experts discuss the latest advancements in pediatric medicine during SEHA’s 14th International Conference.   Abu Dhabi, January 15, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is gearing up to host the 14th edition of its International Pediatric Conference, an annual event that gathers physicians, nurses and technicians from the region, US and UK to discuss the latest advancements in the field of pediatrics and exchange knowledge and expertise.  The two-day conference will begin on Thursday, January 16 and take place at the Rosewood Hotel on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, with delegates from Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and the National Children’s Hospital in ......read more

    Boosting sperm quality: How tomatoes can help fight male infertility

    IVI Middle East says new study on impact of lycopene, found in tomatoes, on sperm quality a major development in further male infertility studies  UAE, 13th Jan 2020: Studies have suggested that male infertility affects almost 40% of the couples who are struggling to conceive naturally and sperm issues such as low count and poor quality are said to be the most frequently seen causes of this condition.  Extensive research on male infertility continues and, recently, a new report has presented an improbable ally that may help the issue. As per the report conducted by the University of Sheffield in the UK, lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, can help boost sperm quality. The findings came after researchers noted a higher proportion of healthy-shaped sperm with motility in those who took lycopene during their ......read more

    Unhealthy diet and lifestyle continue to contribute to rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in Middle East, says Apollo Hospitals' specialist

    • Dr. Nambala says multipronged approach needed to address issue  • Technological advancements improve patient care and outcomes    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12th January 2020: An unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle continue to play a role in the growing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in the Middle East region, a certified cardiac and thoracic surgeon at Apollo Hospitals warned recently.     Dr. Sathyaki Nambala, Apollo Hospitals’ Senior Consultant and Chief of Cardiac Surgery, noted that ischemic heart disease is now the number one cause of death in the Middle East. Across the entire Eastern Mediterranean region, meantime, around 54 percent of deaths from non-communicable diseases are due to cardiovascular diseases as per the report of the World Health Organisation ......read more

    Diabetes Friends Association Trains Schools Nurses on Innovative Methods to Protect Students from Diabetes

    Sharjah, January 9, 2020: The Friends of Diabetes Association, one of the health-promoting organizations under the Health Education Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, organized, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, a training workshop for the female nurses of schools participating in the “Superhero Program”, one of the Association’s annual initiatives aiming to raise community awareness about diabetes, how to deal with it, and ways of prevention.  Held at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children today “Thursday” In the presence of HE Khawla Al-Haj, Head of the Friends for Diabetes Association and Dr. Ilham Al-Amiri, Vice-President of the Association, the workshop presented by Dr. Ilham Al-Amiri, Vice-President of the Association and a ......read more

    SHEIKH SHAKHBOUT MEDICAL CITY'S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IS NOW OPEN TO SERVE THE UAE COMMUNITY

    • Patients will be referred directly to the new Emergency Department in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City starting from Thursday, January 9  • The Emergency Department in Mafraq Hospital will be closed permanently  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 07, 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the United Arab Emirates, has announced that the new Emergency Department in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, SEHA’s latest world-class facility, will begin accepting patients from 7:00am on Thursday, January 9. Simultaneously, the Emergency Department in Mafraq Hospital will close permanently.  On the same day, the inpatient wards in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City will be activated, marking the full functioning of the UAE’s largest hospital. In partnership with ......read more

    MoHAP, AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals Sign MoU to Provide Innovative Medications for Patients with Autoimmune Diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis

    Dubai, 4th January 2020:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals to enhance innovation, training, healthcare, and awareness about Autoimmune diseases.  Under this MoU, both sides have agreed to foster cooperation in the field of therapeutic innovations for autoimmune diseases, provide training programs for MoHAP’s medical cadres as per the latest scientific developments, and provide medications for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis so as to enable them to continue treatment according to their treatment plan. The agreement was signed at MoHAP premises by HE Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Hospitals Sector, and Muhammad Abu Bakr Abdul-Jawad, General Manager, ......read more

    Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare shares his comments on New Year 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:   “As we bid adieu to year 2019 and usher in the New Year , there are fresh hopes and high aspirations in the minds of everyone. May God bless everyone with Health, Happiness and Prosperity in 2020. For UAE, 2020 will be the most memorable year of EXPO 2020, as this mega event kick starts in October. The EXPO 2020 is expected to give the economy a major boost through various ways and will driving large number of tourists from world over to Dubai. We are now only 10 months away from the launch of the world EXPO, which will not only showcase the country and its achievements on a global stage but will also undoubtedly play a significant role in further boosting the country’s non-oil GDP. We are looking forward to participating in the EXPO through the India Pavilion. ......read more

    Aster Volunteers flags off its 9th Mobile Medical Service from Aster Medcity, Kochi

    • In India, these services are being currently offered in Delhi, Orissa, Jamshedpur, Kozhikode and Nilambur  • Three more mobile medical services to be launched in Wayanad and Bangalore in India and in Oman • In total, it is the 9th Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services globally, with presence in UAE, Ethiopia and Philippines also.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 30, 2019:   Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, flagged of its 9th Mobile Medical Services, in continuation of its commitment announced during the 33rd Foundation day of Aster DM Healthcare early this month. The Mobile Medical Services was flagged off jointly by Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, and Mr. Hibi Eden, Member of Parliament – ......read more

    Rowing over the Atlantic with Total Hip Replacement

    UAE Resident Patrick Bol was rowing over the Atlantic Ocean with his Total Hip replacement. UAE, Dubai, 29th December 2019: In the UAE, Hip replacement is currently one of the most common orthopaedic operations and several surgeries are performed annually at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai (BHAS) to treat conditions related to hips. While the aim of a Total Hip replacement in the past was mainly pain reduction, the patient of the 21st century’s focus is on function and lifestyle.  “It happens frequently that patients approach us saying - Please Doctor give me a total hip replacement because I want to win the Iron Man, the only medal I did not achieve in my life.” Prof. Dr. Matthias Honl, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialized in Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine at Burjeel Hospital for ......read more

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    US$500 billion worth of family wealth will change hands in MENA, experts at Wealth Arabia Summit 2019, say

    Worldwide, US15 trillion worth of family wealth will pass on to the next generations between 2020 and 2030, as families transform wealth management     Dubai, UAE - November 20, 2019:  More than US$500 billion (Dh1.8 trillion) worth of family wealth will be passed on to the next generations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region within the next decade, experts at the 4th Wealth Arabia Summit (WAS) said on Tuesday.   According to WealthX, a global intelligence solutions provider, more than US$15 trillion worth of family wealth will be passed over to the ......read more

    American Hospital Dubai to hold UAE's first motorbike health tour in support of men's health

    Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2019:  Marking November as the month of men’s health awareness, American Hospital Dubai host the UAE’s first motorbike health tour on 15th November 2019, highlighting the importance of men’s health and early cancer detection.    With the participation of 500 motorbikes, the event, titled Mustache Knights, commenced from Last Exit Al Khawaneej at 3 pm and concluded at Last Exit Al Qudra at 7 pm.  Guests were also offered complimentary health checkups done by American Hospital Dubai, enjoyed a number of activities at the end ......read more

    Crossing a Record of 1.1 Million Participants, Dubai Fitness Challenge Ends on a Resounding High

    • Historic participation of 1,108,890 residents and visitors across Dubai marked DFC’s biggest edition yet  • Spectacular line-up including the historic Dubai Run 30x30 and the region’s largest-ever HIIT class with Joe Wicks drew thousands across all ages and abilities • The city endorsed its commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle, with mass engagement at over 13,000 all-inclusive events and sessions across Dubai throughout the month      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 November 2019:   Dubai emphatically ......read more

    KPMG Lower Gulf supports Emirates NBD Unity Run

    Dubai, 17 November 2019:   KPMG Lower Gulf was the bronze sponsor of the 4th edition of the Unity Run organized by Emirates NBD to mark the UAE Year of Tolerance and the grand finale of the Dubai Fitness Challenge. The event encouraged everyone to walk and run for unity in diversity to support people of determination. A total of 80 KPMG Lower Gulf staff were registered as runners and/or volunteers to join the inspiring event in Dubai Silicon Oasis.     Nadar Haffar, Chairman and CEO, KPMG Lower Gulf, said: “We are proud to support such a fantastic ......read more

    Sleep your way to better health

    A lack of rest can raise anxiety by 30 per cent, finds new study   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 17, 2019:   A good night’s sleep can do wonders to help manage anxiety, according to a new study. UC Berkeley’s study says that a full night’s sleep can stabilise and manage emotions whereas a sleepless night can increase anxiety levels by up to 30 per cent.  According to the WHO, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from ......read more

    Hundreds of runners join #DareDiabetes race to spread awareness about diabetes

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 16 November 2019:   In an attempt to raise awareness about diabetes, a common but life threatening lifestyle disease, hundreds of participants, including men and women, took part in a three-kilometer mini-marathon race held at Al Reem Island here on Friday. The #darediabtes race organised by Burjeel Day Surgery Centre in association with Burjeel Medical City and Aldar Group was flagged off by John Sunil, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Burjeel Hospital. The mini-marathon race organized to mark the World Diabetes Day observance also ......read more

    How to Keep Your Sugar Levels Under Control While Working Out | Fitness First

    Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 14, 2019:    With World Diabetes Day (14th November) taking place tomorrow, there’s no better time to look at how you can manage your sugar levels, especially while working out.     Recent studies have shown that exercise is one of the best ways to help manage type 2 diabetes. Exercise can enable your cells to use insulin better and help keep your blood within a healthy range. However, if you take insulin or other medication for diabetes then a workout can cause your sugar levels to decrease; which is also known as ......read more

    Massive Diabetes Awareness and Management Drive in Ras Al Khaimah to screen thousands

    RAK Hospital’s “Let’s Beat Diabetes” programme to provide free health checks, complimentary Cardiac and Eye Screenings along with free consultations with the specialists Initiative to be kicked-off through a Fun Zumbathon event on 15th November at Marjan Island Focus on screening existing diabetics for cardiac and eye health and identifying undiagnosed diabetic patients One in 2 people suffering from Type 2 diabetes is not aware of his/her condition At least 68 percent of diabetic patients above the age of 65 with diabetes die from some form of heart ......read more

    Medeor Hospital, Dubai gives new life to a 63-year-old patient in the UAE by removing an uncommon large brain tumor

    1 in every 100,000 people can suffer from a rare tumor called Acoustic Neurinoma   UAE, 10th November, 2019:   63-year-old Pakistani National, Mr. Abdul Hameed Baloch had lost hope as he suffered from a right sided hearing loss and an inability to walk due to an imbalance which caused him to sway to the ride side. He was referred to Dr. Sharath Kumar Maila, an Indian, Specialist Neurosurgeon at Medeor Hospital Dubai well renowned for his expertise and experience at operating brain and spine tumors. His diagnosis revealed the patient had a tumor called Acoustic ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Continues to Inspire the City

    • Dubai to celebrate the final stretch of the 2019 Dubai Fitness Challenge with new events, activities and challenges for the entire city to enjoy • Programme to feature fitness classes and entertainment from NIKE basketball clinics, Daman DXB Swimfest, Yoga Day Out at Global Village and the inaugural     Dubai Run 30x30on Sheikh Zayed Road     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 November 2019:   With just over a week to go for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019, the citywide fitness initiative is kicking the action into an even higher gear. ......read more

    Dubai Pink Ride Attracts More than 4500 Participants

    Dubai Health Authority in cooperation with Union Coop the organized the ‘Dubai Pink Ride’ Breast Awareness campaign for the 8th consecutive year.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 06, 2019:    On the occasion of International Day against Breast Cancer, Dubai Health Authority and Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE organized their signature breast awareness campaign under the name ‘Dubai Pink Ride in the year of tolerance’ for the 8th year in a row, in coordination with numerous government and private institutions. This ......read more

    American Hospital Makes Liver Transplant Procedures Less Taxing for Living Organ Donors by Using Laparoscopic Surgery

    Cleveland Clinic Ohio introduces rare keyhole surgery procedure in a bid to improve recovery of living donors, which may encourage more donations   Tuesday, November 5, 2019:   Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed its first purely laparoscopic living donor surgery for liver transplantation in an adult recipient. The advanced procedure is available at only a few hospitals worldwide. Unlike open surgery that requires a large incision to access the liver, the laparoscopic procedure is performed with surgical tools and a camera inserted through a few half-inch ......read more

    Irregular heartbeat could be more than just a fluttering, warns doctor

    Atrial Fibrillation, or arrhythmia, can lead to ischemic strokes, heart failure, blood clots besides other complications, cautions Dr. Aparna Jaswal, India’s leading cardiologist  The condition is responsible for about 15 to 20 percent of strokes; if left untreated, it can double the risk of heart-related deaths. Dr. Jaswal – specialists in Rhythm Disorders – will be visiting RAK Hospital on Saturday, November 9th to create further awareness     November 5th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Frequent fluttering in the chest, irregular ......read more

    American Hospital Dubai signs joint venture agreement with Swedish IVF pioneer Livio

    Dubai, UAE, 5th November, 2019:   Catering to the growing demand for fertility-related treatments and services in the UAE, American Hospital Dubai, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, one of the leading pioneers of private healthcare in the Middle East, has signed a joint venture deal with Sweden-based Livio AB, the largest provider of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Nordic countries. After becoming the inaugural Middle East member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network in 2016, the American Hospital Dubai seeks to offer only the best expertise for the betterment of ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Witnesses Over 1600 Runners Participating at the Second Season of the Half Marathon

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3rd November 2019:   Dubai Festival City’s Half Marathon, organized by RaceME, that took place over the weekend saw over 1600 registered runners across all race categories including the 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km routes and the 1km Teeny Tiny fun run for kids. Hosted by Kris Fade, a popular radio host with an avid interest in fitness and healthy lifestyle, runners enjoyed the scenic routes that consisted of some of Dubai Festival City’s iconic landmarks, including the Dubai Festival City Mall, Festival Bay, Marsa Plaza and Al Badia ......read more

    Super Powers inaugurating The Center of Excellence

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 31, 2019:    American Aesthetic Medical Center, a widely acclaimed name that encompasses most advanced and innovative techniques for both surgical and non-surgical treatments like Plastic Surgery, Hair Transplant, Cosmetic Gynecology, Andrology, and Laser & Skincare, has been declared as the only center of excellence in the region for hydra facial as well as Is clinical.   This auspicious occasion became more interesting with the Super Power Awards ceremony that gave recognition to people and companies across fifteen categories. ......read more

    DHA launches Captain Nutrition initiative for school children.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, October 29, 2019:   Dubai Health Authority’s Nutrition Department in collaboration with the Public Health and Protection Department carried out a pilot project known as Captain Nutrition.   The project took place in a private school in Dubai for Grade 5 students; more than 100 students took part in the initiative, which is in line with the Dubai School Health Policy.   Dr Wafa Ayesh, Director of Nutrition at the DHA said, “Through interactive sessions and workshops, we explained the concepts of healthy eating; we made ......read more

    Sheikh Zayed Road Turns Into a Running Track for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 October 2019:   For the first time ever, Dubai’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Road will turn into a running track on Friday 8 November, 2019. Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2019 is giving the city new reasons to join the fitness movement by inviting residents and visitors to get active with Dubai Run 30x30 on Sheikh Zayed Road. With the aim of fostering a healthy community spirit, the free-to-attend event includes a 5km fun run and a 10km run, with both routes starting and ending at Dubai World Trade Centre. This marks the first time that people have ......read more

    SEHA's discusses the future of healthcare at the 12th World Medical Tourism Congress (WMTC)

    SEHA unveils special focus for medical tourism together with Abu Dhabi Government entities      Abu Dhabi, 26 October 2019:  Dr. Anwar Sallam, Group Chief Medical Officer at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), confirms that SEHA is committed to provid the highest quality care to patients, in line with the globally recognized benchmarks. He highlighted that SEHA is partnering with the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi and other entities in order to strengthen Abu Dhabi's position in the field of medical tourism, as the Emirate continues to attract ......read more

    Rak Hospital to Host Complimentary Obesity Awareness Camp for UAE Residents

    • The week-long camp will be held from 27-31 October between 4pm and 6pm at the hospital premises in Ras Al Khaimah.  • Primary objectives of the camp include promoting a healthy lifestyle and creating awareness about the growing obesity epidemic in the country.      24th October 2019:   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: RAK Hospital has organized a complimentary obesity awareness camp at their premises in the Northern Emirate next week to help curb the rising obesity epidemic that has hit many UAE residents in recent times in both adults and ......read more

    Dr. Azad Moopen awarded with Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians, UK

    Dubai, UAE | 24 October 2019:   Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Azad Moopen, has been awarded with a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), UK. The prestigious accolade is presented to a select number of physicians across the world who have displayed a significant contribution to the medical and healthcare profession. For Dr. Moopen, the accolade is in recognition of his valuable contribution and efforts to shape the healthcare service industry in GCC & India and over three decades of commitment towards making quality ......read more

    As part of its strategy to support national cadre and create job opportunities for U.A.E Nationals.

    874 U.A.E National Students are completing their training in "SEHA" Health Care Facilities, including students of health care secondary and universities. Abu Dhabi,21 Oct. 2019:  874 U.A.E National students have completed their training in  Health Care Facilities of Abu Dhabi Health Service Company "SEHA" during this year 2019, from health care student, students who will continue to complete the graduation requirements, secondary schools and universities students who are training during summer vacation.  Emirati students have received their ......read more

    Physicians Stress Importance of ‘Golden Hour' for Stroke Patients

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Highlights Stroke Warning Signs, Risk Factors and Need for Urgent Response       Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. October 21, 2019:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have stressed the importance of the ‘Golden Hour,’ as part of an awareness campaign to help people recognize the symptoms of stroke and act quickly.    When a patient has an ischemic stroke, that is, when a clot blocks blood flow in the brain, they lose an average 1.9 million brain cells each minute that it goes untreated. Providing the ......read more

    In Pictures: Dubai Fitness Challenge Starts Off Strong!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 October 2019:   Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019 kicked off in style on Friday, with the entire city rising to the 30x30 Challenge by participating in exciting fitness and wellness activities and events across Dubai. DFC’s flagship locations, the Kite Beach Fitness Village presented by ENOC in association with Etisalat and Meraas and Festival City Mall Fitness Village presented by DEWA in association with Fitbit and Al-Futtaim, both celebrated the start of the fitness extravaganza with vibrant fireworks last evening, while other locations also ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed calls on the city to be ‘In It Together' for the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019

    Crown Prince of Dubai challenges all residents and visitors to come together for the third edition of the world’s only city-wide fitness movement  DFC is set to host a 30-day fitness extravaganza as the city turns into a gym from 18 October to 16 November – with two action-packed Fitness Villages, 10 Fitness Hubs, 40+ fitness events and 5,000+ fitness and health sessions An event for the people, by the people, DFC makes ‘active living’ accessible to all ages, abilities and fitness levels, facilitated by the city’s partners and fitness ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenges the City to Be ‘In It Together' for the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019

    • Crown Prince of Dubai challenges all residents and visitors to come together for the third edition of the world’s only city-wide movement – Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC)  • DFC is set to host a 30-day fitness extravaganza as the city turns into a gym from October 18 to November 16 – with two action-packed Fitness Villages, 10 Fitness Hubs, 40+ fitness events and 5,000+ fitness and health sessions • An event for the people, by the people, DFC makes ‘active living’ accessible to all ages, abilities and fitness levels, facilitated by the ......read more

    Dubai's LIFEPharma signs historic agreement with Apotex Inc., the largest producer of generic drugs in Canada

    The project will see LIFEPharma manufacture 120 million tablets of medicine per year for 10 years Abu Dhabi: 10 October, 2019:  LIFEPharma, a fully integrated pharmaceutical manufacturer, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UAE-headquartered VPS Healthcare, announced a historic agreement with Apotex Inc., the largest producer of generic drugs in Canada. In a first of its kind agreement, LIFEPharma will manufacture nine products in its state-of-the-art facility in Dubai – which will then be exported for commercialization in Canada – becoming the first UAE company ......read more

    Hazzaa AlMansoori Undergoes Medical Experiments at Stars City as part of His Scientific Mission

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 09, 2019:     Carrying on his scientific mission, Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, undergoes a number of medical experiments, including thorough medical tests by specialists in Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC) at Stars City in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Hanan AlSuwaidi, the flight surgeon, is following up on the experiments and on Hazzaa’s medical condition.  The studies, which include testing the effects of microgravity and space flights on the human body vital indicators, are conducted for the first time on ......read more

    Ajman Opens the Largest Private Academic Hospital in the Region

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 08, 2019:    The largest private academic hospital in the region, Thumbay University Hospital features state-of-the-art healthcare delivery systems with a 350-bed capacity in the first phase Hospital to offer complimentary consultations across all OPD specialties for the first 15 days of operations Tuesday, 8th October 2019, Ajman, UAE: Thumbay Group has opened its latest academic hospital, Thumbay University Hospital at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman. The new hospital is the largest private academic hospital in the region, with a capacity of 350 ......read more

    Alarming rise of breast cancer figures in UAE sees Bareen International Hospital Abu Dhabi call for women to be aware of early signs

    • One in six women worldwide develop breast cancer. Breast cancer topped the total 4,707 new cancer cases that were found in the UAE in 2018 • Host of activities take place as Bareen International Hospital Abu Dhabi ‘goes pink’ in support of breast cancer awareness • Bareen International Hospital urges women to self-examine and to see a doctor if they are concerned    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7th, October, 2019:   Cancer incidence in the Middle East region including the UAE is on the rise with the number of cases expected to ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare wins prestigious awards for its CSR efforts

    • Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry awarded Aster DM Healthcare with the CSR Label which is the highest level of recognition for CSR in the Middle East • Aster DM Healthcare was presented with the winning award in the healthcare category at the Arabia CSR Awards last night for its CSR and community development initiatives, conducted by The Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Network    3 October, Dubai, UAE:  Aster DM Healthcare has been presented with two prestigious awards for its efforts in the area of CSR and community development in the Middle ......read more

    The City Gears Up for 30 Action-packed Days of Fitness and Wellness as Dubai Fitness Challenge Returns to Set New Records for Its Third Straight Year

    • Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is set to launch edition 3 on 18 October for 30 consecutive days until 16 November 2019, inviting all residents and visitors to commit together as a city to an active lifestyle • With 2 large-scale Fitness Villages, 10 Community Hubs, more than 40 events and over 5,000 classes across Dubai, DFC will transform the city into a gym that supports 30 min of daily activity for all ages, abilities and fitness levels  • Featuring global brand icons including Nike, Lululemon and Under Armour, the city’s partners and fitness industry come ......read more

    FREE Consultations for Breast Reconstruction Patients After Mastectomy

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  October 01, 2019:   During this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aesthetics by King’s College Hospital in Dubai Marina is pleased to announce they will be offering a free consultation on breast reconstruction for women who have undergone a mastectomy.   Making the announcement, Dr Adnan Tahir – Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the clinic stated that breast still remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women.   “Although there are multiple risk factors involved in developing breast ......read more

    Building the Dubai Fitness Community: Dubai Active

    ** The Middle East’s Leading Active Living and Fitness Show Returns This December **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 30, 2019:    Being healthy and active isn’t just about moving; it’s about educating and challenging ourselves to maintain the healthiest lives that we can possibly live by focusing on our emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Whether you are just starting out on your health and exercise journey or you are a devoted fitness enthusiast, then the Dubai Active really is an event that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. ......read more

    Al Rahba Hospital opens Long Term Care Unit for Long –stay Patients

    Abu Dhabi, 30 Sep. 2019:  Al Rahba Hospital, an affiliate of Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA), opened the first phase of the long-term unit; It is the first healthcare facility for Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) to be licensed by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi for long-stay patients. The project was divided into two phases, the first phase was activated containing 7 beds for long-term intubated patients and the second phase will include increasing the number of beds and expanding the project in the future. The team consists of ICU consultants, highly experienced ......read more

    Child Healthcare Remains Top Agenda in Oman's Health Vision 2050

    Oman’s total healthcare expenditure will amount up to 8-10% of the country’s GDP by the year 2030 Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 30, 2019:   The Sultanate of Oman has made tremendous advancements in healthcare sector development during the past 43 years represented by the percentage and speedy reduction in mortality, especially childhood mortality. Thanks to the government’s ‘Best HealthCare for all’ motto, which was commended by the UN.  With a growing total population of around 5 million, Oman’s young population ......read more

    Asian man survives heart attack thanks to quick surgery

    The 49-year-old patient collapsed while delivering water bottles; five of his arteries were blocked between 70 to 100 percent He was urgently shifted to RAK Hospital where he underwent Rescue Angioplasty on one vessel followed by CABG for four blockages in his arteries  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 30, 2019:    Ras Al Khaimah: Being at the right place and the right time could be the difference between life and death as proved by the case of Mohammad Siddiqui who suffered a cardiac arrest, and yet survived. The 49-year-old Pakistani expat was on duty ......read more

    Tough Mudder Announced as Main Event of Dubai Fitness Challenge's Final Weekend

    The Biggest Tough Mudder Celebration Comes to Dubai Festival City this November  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 September 2019:  For the first time ever, world-renowned obstacle course challenge Tough Mudder is partnering with Dubai Fitness Challenge and will be the main event of the challenge’s final weekend.  Taking place at Dubai Festival City on 15th November 2019, Tough Mudder is the perfect challenge to set yourself to end the year on a high. In line with Dubai Festival City’s goal of creating a holistic destination that focuses on health and ......read more

    MoHAP's visiting consultant's office organizes a lecture on the impact of mental disorders on academic achievement of students

    Sharjah, September 29, 2019:  The Visiting Consultants Office (VCO) at the Ministry of Health and Prevention had organized a lecture and a workshop at Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah on the impact of mental disorders on the academic achievement of young students. The event targeted medical, administrative, and technical staff at Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah. Dr. Sultan Al Sharif, Director of the MoHAP’s VCO, mentioned the importance of benefiting from the visits of experienced doctors and consultants under the Visiting Consultants Program, through holding lectures and awareness ......read more

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City is one of the largest hospitals in the UAE, it's equipped with the surgical robot which allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures wit

    Abu Dhabi, 29th of Spetmber 2019:  Saed Jaber Al-Kuwaiti, head of operation committee at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, confirm that the launch of the hospital is part of government of Abu Dhabi’s policy which seeks to devlop the health service to a global level, in line with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and SEHA vision which aims to advance health care through skills and innovation. His statement came out during a tour organised by SEHA at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City for a group of press and media people to show the hospital sections and advanced facilities. He said SEHA Company ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Organizes Awareness Campaign to Enhance Awareness about Alzheimer's

    Dubai, September 26, 2019:  On the occasion of World Alzheimer's Day which takes place on September 21, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched an awareness campaign under the theme “Alzheimer's ...... More Than Just Forgetfulness”. The campaign aims at promoting and raising health awareness about the disease and educating patients and the community of the importance of early diagnosis and the development of medical practices in the field of Alzheimer's disease to achieve social and psychological empowerment. The campaign featured number ......read more

    Hospital rolls out ‘Employee Wellness Programme' ahead of World Heart Day

    RAK Hospital gives Health Talks on heart health and organises full-day cardiac camps across several corporates  The Hospital will further hold free cardiac screening for general public at its premises on September 29th, from 9am to 4pm   September 25th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   With the focus on fostering heart-health and to reduce cardiac-related incidences among office-goers, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah is running the ‘Employees Wellness Programme’ ahead of World Heart Day on September 29th. The programme includes Health Talks and full-day ......read more

    10 Ways to Improve Air Quality in Schools

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 25, 2019:   About 50% of schools have poor indoor air quality, which directly contributes to students’ health problems. TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East, offers some top tips for parents and school authorities alike   As students around the country return to schools, they’re coming home with the usual issues. No, not full lunchboxes or torn uniforms, but headaches, sniffles, coughs and respiratory infections, and general complaints of tiredness. Apart from treating these problems, it’s worth ......read more

    Val-YOU 2019: A Vision Board Workshop

    ** Materializing Your Dreams Through Visualization in a 2-part workshop on Saturday, September 28th and October 12th **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 24, 2019:   The LightHouse Arabia, a community mental health and wellness center on Al Wasl Road, is leading the way in helping improve mental health and wellbeing in the UAE and are hosting Val-YOU, a 2-part vision board workshop on Saturday, September 28th and October 12th to help participants start actioning their goals and living the life they always wanted.    Participants will walk ......read more

    Seven Simple Steps to Keep Your Heart Healthy for World Heart Day

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 24, 2019:   With World Heart Day (29th September) just around the corner, there’s no better time to look at how you can improve your eating habits and lead a more heart-healthy life.   According to a study released by the School of Health and Environment at the Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart University (HBMSU), approximately 36-37% of deaths in the UAE are caused by cardiovascular diseases. However, most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by adopting simple lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, a healthier diet ......read more

    Ministry of Health does not recommend that patients stop taking medicines containing ranitidine'

    • Ministry suspends the registration, importation and distribution of all medicines containing ranitidine as a precautionary measure • Ministry calls on patients wishing to stop using ranitidine to consult their healthcare professional for replacement  • Ranitidine-containing medicines used to treat and prevent ulcers and acidity in the stomach   Dubai, September 24, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a circular to all health facilities and practitioners, informing them about the precautionary suspension of the ......read more

    Aster DM Foundation and Joy Arakkal join hands to drive CSR initiatives in Wayanad, Kerala

    • Mr. Joy Arakkal would be donating around 2.5 acres of land in Wayanad on which Aster Volunteers would be constructing Aster Homes for people displaced by the Kerala floods. • He would also donate a fully-equipped Aster Volunteers Mobile Clinic that would provide basic healthcare services to the underserved and remote areas of Wayanad.    24 September, Dubai, UAE:  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Aster DM Foundation, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, one of the leading integrated healthcare service providers in India and ......read more

    Artificial Intelligence and Innovation in healthcare takes centerstage at 8th SEHA International Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Conference in Abu Dhabi

    • Three-day conference to adopt models for standardized coordinated and integrated health care approach  • Focused on improving health outcomes through artificial intelligence, innovative work environment and staff well-being, event aims to transform healthcare set-up and well-being of patients and healthcare providers      Abu Dhabi, September 23 Sep 2019:  The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has announced the 8th edition of the SEHA International Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) to expand and integrate kidney care

    Abu Dhabi, September 22, 2019:   Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) has today unveiled plans for a world-class kidney care service at SEHA Kidney Care (SKC), previously known as SEHA Dialysis Services (SDS) centers – from preventing kidney disease through peritoneal and hemodialysis, to kidney transplantation. This integrated and comprehensive service expands the center’s current offering as part of a long-term strategy to enhance kidney healthcare provision. This move builds on over a decade of delivering cutting edge dialysis services in Abu Dhabi and takes advantage ......read more

    Make ‘The Rule of 4' your walking mantra, advises doctor

    4 Days a week, 4KM for 40 Minutes  Ahead of World Heart Day, doctors at RAK Hospital give easy guidelines on walking to boost heart health Walking can reduce the chances of cardiac events by 30 percent; heart attack survivors can lower the risk of death by up to 71 percent September 19th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Regular walking can offset the chances of cardiac events by as much 30 percent and is an important tool for heart attack survivors significantly reducing the risk of death in immediate years. In order to instill this easy, yet effective habit ahead of World Heart ......read more

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