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    Dubai Health Authority Holds Webinar to Discuss Health Benefits of Reading

    • Webinar in line with UAE month of reading which is celebrated in March every year. • Webinar discusses importance of reading for academic research as well as overall health benefits for reading.  • Community encouraged to read books and tag DHA on its socials using the hashtag #ReadwithDHA   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 8, 2021: Have you challenged yourself recently to learn something new? Do you read often?  According to research, challenging the brain by learning new skills as well as reading are activities that enhance brain health. “Just like exercise, learning new skills as well as regular reading are both good for your brain,” said Prof. Janusz Antoni Jankowski. He is a doctor, educationalist and scientist.  He is currently the dean of College of Medicine at ......read more

    Find the Right Fitness Trainer with Dubai Personal Trainers

    You must find the perfect fitness trainer because they are the key component to your overall shape and fitness success. Alt-text: a girl in a squat position with her trainer next to her. Staying in shape is a prerogative to so many of us. We might have different motivations behind it, but the goal is the same. To be in the best possible shape you can be. While some can accomplish this on their own, most of us are lost in the woods without professional guidance. That is when a personal trainer comes in to play. However, there is a catch. Finding the right fitness trained can be more difficult than you might anticipate since they are very hard to come across. That is why we are sharing with you valuable advice on how to land a perfect professional trainer for your fitness needs. Find the right fitness trainer with our tips will be a ......read more

    Message on International Women's Day, 2021

    United Arab Emirates -  March 07, 2021:   As we celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and admiration for all women out there who have been nothing less than warriors. Especially, in the past one year, from managing various roles, like being a mother, sister or a daughter to balancing jobs and careers while working from home, we have come a long way where women are no longer simply accepting roles assigned to them but are challenging the status-quo, getting their voices heard and bringing about changes that matter.   The COVID – 19 pandemic has disrupted our routine and pushed us out of our comfort zones to do things that we probably did not expect. A lot of us have had to adapt to a new adjusted lifestyle juggling family and work within ......read more

    Abbott Researchers Find Rare Group of People with Controlled HIV Who Could Be a Key to Unlocking Cure

    Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments  Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019  Abbott’s decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests      March 04, 2021:   Abbott announced today that a team of scientists has found an unusually high number of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who test positive for HIV antibodies, but have low to non-detectable viral load counts – ......read more

    Ambulatory Healthcare Services Celebrates World Hearing Day

    Abu Dhabi, March 11, 2021:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA healthcare facility, is launching a number of initiatives to mark World Hearing Day. As a part of its campaign, AHS is shedding the light on some of the issues and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the prolonged use of earphones and the communication challenges faced by people with hearing difficulties, who make up 20% of the world population according to the World Health Organization.   Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Omar Al Jabri, Chief Medical Officer at Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) said “Every year we celebrate World Hearing Day to highlight the latest issues pertaining to hearing and, undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on all aspects of our life, including hearing. For example, people with ......read more

    SEHA, MBZUAI To Collaborate On Clinical Research

    SEHA clinicians and MBZUAI faculty will explore the integration of Artificial Intelligence in the provision of medical care, with opportunities to research multiple elements of healthcare including the long-term effect of COVID-19 on patient wellbeing Abu Dhabi, March 01, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first graduate-level, research-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) university, to integrate the use of AI into the provision of medical care, enhancing clinical expertise and elevating the patient experience.  SEHA’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gareth Goodier, and the President of MBZUAI, Professor Dr. Eric Xing, ......read more

    Ministry of Health Concludes Participation in UAE Innovation Week 2021

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has concluded its participation in the UAE Innovation Week, which was held under the slogan “UAE Innovates 2021”, from 21 to 27 February. The ministry’s participation included a series of activities and events aimed at stimulating innovative thinking and celebrating creatives and innovators. This comes as part of the ministry’s plans to consolidate the culture of innovation in the institutional work, empower national competencies to develop pioneering projects, and get the most out of the medical and technical cadres to deliver top-notch health services for the community members. Among the most prominent events organized by MoHAP’s Training & Development Center was the Digital Health Hackathon “Future Health 2071”, which dealt with the ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Home Monitoring Program for Infants With Heart Abnormalities

    Medical and administrative professionals from SKMC track the wellbeing of newborns at home, keeping them safe and healthy as they wait for their second open-heart surgery Abu Dhabi - February 28, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has introduced an Interstage Monitoring Program (IMP) for newborns with heart abnormalities that require multiple surgeries. Implemented by a dedicated and highly specialized group of physicians, nurses and administrative staff for the first time in the UAE, the program helps to monitor infants while they are at home waiting for their next cardiac surgery. Infants born with the most severe types of heart abnormalities, such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and other conditions in which only one side of the heart is functioning, normally ......read more

    SEHA Urges the Community to Donate Blood to Save Lives

    • People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can donate blood 14 days after receiving each dose • SEHA encourages community members to commit to donate, with the establishment of a completely safe and efficient blood donation process   Abu Dhabi,25 February 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is emphasizing the role of blood donation in saving the lives of patients - even after receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccinated people may donate blood within 14 days of the first or second dose. Each donor contributes to saving the lives of at least three people.    Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Group Chief Operations Officer, SEHA, said “It is vital for all members of our community to regularly donate blood. Blood is our lifeline, and ......read more

    RAK Hospital Introduces New Treatment Option to Prevent Severe COVID-19 Cases

    Becomes one of the first hospitals in the UAE to provide Bamlanivimab antibody treatment Advanced treatment for COVID-19, an injection to be administered in a hospital setting 25 February 2021 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Staying at the forefront of providing advanced treatment options to the community, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has now introduced Bamlanivimab, a highly effective antibody treatment against COVID-19 which greatly reduces the risk of hospitalization or progression to severe disease and bad outcome including artificial ventilation. Bamlanivimab has been authorized for emergency use by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to treat mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 in non-hospitalized adults  with COVID-19 Positive result, and who are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority holds Virtual Forum to Mark UAE Innovates 2021

    • DHA discusses healthcare innovations during COVID-19 • Al Ketbi highlights the importance of enhancing health innovation • Doctor for Every Citizen telemedicine service has provided 88,000 telemedicine consultations since January last year  • More than 1.5 million medicines were home delivered to patients across the UAE as part of DHA’s DAWAEE initiative    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 February 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is holding a series of virtual forums this week in line with the UAE’s Innovation Month (UAE Innovates 2021).   The DHA is participating in the initiative with an aim to further its drive towards creativity and innovation in the health sector. The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of research, innovation and ......read more

    Don't Forget Your Mask, Even if You're Vaccinated, Says SEHA

    The UAE’s largest healthcare network stresses the importance of wearing protective face masks and adhering to safety precautions, even after receiving vaccine Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - February 21, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has emphasized that adherence to precautionary measures remains crucial – even for people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.  Vaccination coupled with precautionary measures including wearing a face mask, regularly sanitizing hands, and practicing physical distancing, is the fastest and safest way to triumph over COVID-19.  Dr. Anwar Sallam, Group Chief Medical Officer, SEHA said, “Following precautionary measures such as, wearing a protective face mask, regularly sanitizing hands, practicing ......read more

    Al Ain Nursing Department Awarded for Outstanding Quality of Care

    The award, presented by the American Nursing Association, acknowledges Al Ain Nursing Department’s success in meeting all of the requisites set out by the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.   Abu Dhabi, 16 Feb 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced that the Nursing Department in Al Ain Hospital has been recognized by the American Nursing Association for meeting all the requisites set out by the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). NDNQI monitors 19 quality indicators in nursing units, encouraging world class standards and quality, and allowing for hospitals to compare nursing performance in terms of results, patient safety, and staff satisfaction with similar hospitals locally and ......read more

    Growth in Health and Med-tech Industry Set to Accelerate as Regional Demand for Service Provision Rises*

    Oxford Business Group and Altibbi MENA team up for new Covid-19 Response Report   United Arab Emirates -  February 14, 2021:   A new Covid Response Report (CRR), produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with the digital health platform Altibbi, explores the rapid development and uptake of medical and health technology across four MENA markets in 2020, while considering the major part that further innovation will play in driving economic recovery in the region.  The CRR provides in-depth analysis of how Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE responded to the pandemic in an easy-to-navigate and accessible format, focusing on key data and infographics relating to the technological advances in the health care system of each country against the broader socio-economic landscape. The report ......read more

    Marsh & World Economic Forum: How Do We Create Greater Resilience and Inclusion in the UAE After Covid?

    •     The challenge of avoiding digital inequality  •     How a more inclusive approach to digital transformation can provide long-term economic growth •     Why taking short cuts exposes UAE businesses to increased risk of cyber-attack    UAE, Dubai, 14 February, 2021:  For the last 15 years the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, written in partnership with Marsh has been warning the world about the dangers of pandemics. COVID-19 has not only claimed millions of lives, but it also risks widened long-standing health, economic and digital disparities. Billions of caregivers, workers and students – especially minorities who were disadvantaged before the pandemic – could be at risk of missing pathways to the new and fairer ......read more

    SEHA Partners With King Fahad Specialist Hospital in KSA

    The MoU will foster collaboration opportunities in the shape of training programs, the exchange of knowledge and expertise, and the advancement of medical academia and clinical research. February 10, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH-D), Dammam, KSA. Under the patronage of Dr Abdulaziz Al Ghamdi, Chief Executive Officer of the First Health Cluster in Eastern Region, KSA; SEHA’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gareth Goodier, and the Chief Executive Officer of King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam, Mr. Omar Sharif, remotely executed the signature of the MoU between both parties on January 21, 2021. Both parties joined the collaboration meeting virtually by ......read more

    UAE's Mars Mission Hope Entering the Red Planet's Orbit

    “Fantastic achievement! The Hope Mission to Mars testifies the capability of UAE to transcend the frontiers of space technology. Heartiest Congratulations to the Visionary Rulers of UAE who decided to embark on this bold initiative and the astute Scientists of UAE who made it a reality. Proud to be a resident in this young, vibrant and forward looking country”  -  Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare  

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    DHA's Doctor for Every Citizen Initiative Provides More Than 83,000 Annual Telemedicine Consultations

    • The consultations were conducted from January 2020 until January this year • DHA to continue drive towards the use of the latest digital technology in healthcare service delivery and management  • The authority currently provides family medicine consultation including COVID-19 consultation and plans to add more services such as the smart diabetic clinic.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 February, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Doctor for Every Citizen telemedicine service has provided 83,000 telemedicine consultations during the period from January 2020 to January of this year. Out of the total consultations, 7251 were medical consultations for COVID-19 patients and 13,437 were COVID-19 related consultations such as queries on vaccination eligibility, screening procedures ......read more

    Geochem Laboratories Praise the Control of Products in UAE

    Your child's toy may be the enemy of his health United Arab Emirates -  February 06, 2021:   Geochem  Laboratories Group, specialized in quality tests and conformity with the specifications, revealed the results of the opinion polls conducted through its accounts on social media, which show the weakness of consumers' awareness of the specifications of the products they consume whether it is food or daily use products such as clothes, disinfectants and household cleaners, furnishings, and children's toys. Mr. Manish Kumar, the Group's Global Executive Vice President, indicated that the exceptional period that the world is currently experiencing during Corona crisis, necessitates that the entire societies be well-aware. He said It was devastating that most of the social media polls revealed ......read more

    SITA Launches Health Protect, a Secure Way for Airlines to Share Health Information During the Pandemic

    The proven solution seamlessly integrates with multiple travel pass schemes (such as AOK, CommonPass, IATA, SimplyGo)   United Arab Emirates -  February 04, 2021:    SITA today announces the launch of Health Protect – an industry solution, to help airlines, airports, governments, and passengers safely and securely share information on health tests or vaccinations needed during travel.  Successful trials have already been undertaken with travelers to the United Arab Emirates, and soon to start at Milan Malpensa Airport. For many countries, economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic relies heavily on travel and tourism. As governments globally seek a way to resume safe and secure travel in the wake of COVID-19, the ability for passengers to share vital health information such as PCR test results or ......read more

    All You Need to Know About Home Isolation

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 February, 2021: A top Dubai Health Authority (DHA) health official discusses the steps for home-isolation and tips for managing health and mental wellbeing during the isolation period.   After doing a PCR and before getting the results:   Dr. Hind Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education at the DHA said, “Let us first talk about the time when the person needs to take a PCR test. If you have taken a PCR test due to any medical reason and not for travel purpose, you must take all precautions assuming that you have COVID-19 until proven otherwise with a negative PCR test.”   Why is this important?  Al Awadhi elaborates, “This is crucial to protect your family members and the community at large. This means that other than visiting the centre for ......read more

    Corniche Hospital Successfully Removes a Giant Mass From a Woman's Uterus

    - The benign mass is the largest single fibroid extracted in the UAE - Expert gynecology consultants at Corniche Hospital, the longest standing maternity and newborn hospital, performed the complex procedure to remove the giant fibroid   Abu Dhabi, 27 January 2021: Expert gynecology consultants at Corniche Hospital, a SEHA-affiliated facility, successfully removed a giant fibroid from a woman’s uterus, weighing 10.7 kilograms. The benign mass was detected during a medical examination at the Women’s Health Center that belongs to Corniche Hospital. The 32-year-old Emirati woman who had the fibroid removed, experienced symptoms such as delayed and irregular menstruation cycles, pronounced abdominal protrusion, and difficulty in both breathing and mobility, for over four years.    The patient ......read more

    Emirates Post Group Rolls Out in-House Vaccination Programme

    Launched in-house on Friday 22 January to provide its employees with the Covid-19 vaccine   Dubai, 24 January 2021: In line with the UAE government’s drive to inoculate all residents against the COVID-19 virus, Emirates Post Group launched a vaccination programme on Friday, providing the vaccine to its employees across the emirates.  “Emirates Post Group is committed to serving the UAE while taking the necessary measures to keep our employees, customers, and our communities safe. Their health and safety is our main priority. As a vital sector, encouraging our employees to take the vaccine is our national responsibility, said H.E Abdulla M. Alashram, Group CEO of Emirates Post Group Company.  “Although the choice to vaccinate is optional, the response has been very high amongst our team ......read more

    Kidney Failure: Causes, Types, and Symptoms by Dr. Nivine

    Dubai, 24 January 2021:  Kidneys are reddish-brown bean-shaped organs located on either side of the spine, below the ribs, and behind the belly. They are vital organs that filter the blood and remove toxins from the body. These toxins then move to the bladder, which goes out of the body through urination. Kidneys are also responsible for regulating the blood pressure, balancing the electrolyte level in the body, and stimulating red blood cell production. When the kidney function drops below 15 percent of the standard rate, kidney failure occurs. This means that kidney failure occurs when the kidneys lose their ability to filter waste from the blood. Kidney failure is the last stage of chronic kidney failure. It is also known as an end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dr. Nivine Cheaito, Family Medicine Specialist at 7 ......read more

    Al Qassimi Hospital Receives International Accreditation as Centre of Excellence in the Treatment of AV block.

    • Ministry of Health boosts UAE’s global leadership in the number of accredited health facilities. • Dr. Yousef Al Serkal: MoHAP is proud to be part of the UAE government’s achievements. • MoHAP the fastest institution in the world in the process of accrediting its facilities within 6 years. • Al Qassimi Hospital’s cardiology centre is the largest of its kind in the UAE and can handle 50 to 60 case per month.   Sharjah, January 19, 2021:  Adding yet another feather to its cap, the Sharjah-based Al Qassimi Hospital has achieved accreditation as a centre of excellence in the treatment of Atrioventricular (AV) block from the Joint Commission International (JCI).   The advanced international accreditation was granted to the hospital after passing rigorous assessments ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    Dental Health Advice for Babies and Toddlers

    Dubai, Unites Arab Emirates, 3 November 2020:  Oral health is a prime indicator of your overall physical health and well-being of life. Even if you’ve been told you’ve got nice teeth, it’s important to take the right measures every day to look after them and avoid problems. This means having the right oral care products, as well as being conscious of your everyday habits. Not only for adults, but it’s also equally important for babies to have healthy teeth.   Babies start developing teeth while they are in the mother’s womb. A full set of 20 baby ......read more

    Gate Avenue at DIFC Launches Fitness Hub Offering Complimentary Classes during Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Gate Avenue Fitness Hub offers more than 20 free fitness classes including HIIT, Pilates, yoga and more from 1 to 7 November 2020   Dubai, UAE - 2nd November 2020:  Gate Avenue at DIFC, one of Dubai’s most sought-after lifestyle destinations, has launched the Gate Avenue Fitness Hub, an exciting week-long activation to encourage the DIFC and wider Dubai community to get active. The packed calendar of complimentary events will run from 1 to 7 November 2020 every day between 4:30PM to 7.00PM.  Fitness enthusiasts can expect to be trained by the very best ......read more

    University Hospital Sharjah Introduces 5-minute ‘Haki Knife' Surgery to Remove Painful Trigger Finger

    United Arab Emirates -  November 02, 2020:   As part of its commitment to bring innovative treatments to its patients, University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) has introduced the ‘HAKI Knife’ technique, a modern minimally invasive surgery which takes only five to 10 minutes to free a patient from trigger finger, a painful sensation which comes from the locking of the muscles of the finger when bending or straightening them. The experience is likened to pulling the trigger of a gun, hence the name. The hand has 27 bones with finger joints placed between each bone ......read more

    MBRU AIDS Parents of Newborn Baby With Severe Respiratory Complications

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Medical Simulation Center gives parents valuable practical guidance to simulate insertion of a tracheostomy tube that allows the baby to breathe safely Khalaf Ahmed Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center is the largest facility of its kind in Dubai and recreates a complete patient journey in a realistic hospital environment Dubai, November 2, 2020: Reiterating its goal to selflessly serve communities, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has collaborated with Mediclinic Middle East to ......read more

    The Awareness Campaign Titled ‘Let's Beat Coronavirus' was held at Etihad Mall, Dubai

    United Arab Emirates -  November 02, 2020:  Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Watani Al Emarat Foundation and Union Coop launched the awareness campaign ‘Let’s Beat Coronavirus’ in order to educate the public about the dangers of the epidemic and encourage people to take all precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of Covid19 in society.   H.E. Khalifa Aldrai, Executive Director - Dubai Corporation Ambulance Services confirmed that the corporation seeks to be at the forefront by designing awareness programs and appropriate ......read more

    What is Presbyopia and How Can You Treat it?

    By Dr. Avinash Gurbaxani, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Retina & Uveitis Specialist, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai United Arab Emirates -  November 02, 2020:    Having trouble focusing on near objects, especially as you head into your 40s and 50s, could be a key sign that you are developing presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition that affects many people, worsening as they age.  When we are young, our crystalline lens, the part of the eye that is responsible for a large amount of the eyes focusing power, is flexible, which allows the muscles within the eye to ......read more

    Men's Health in the Spotlight During Movember Campaign at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

    United Arab Emirates -  November 01, 2020:    The awareness campaign in November inspires men to overcome their fear of testing for critical health issues.  As every year goes by, health issues related to men are gaining attention worldwide. That's because most men do not discuss their health issues, don’t take action, and die too young, that too when most of the deaths are largely preventable.  Bawabat Al Sharq Mall launches its Movember campaign during November to help men live happier, healthier and longer lives. The "Face Your Fear, Get Tested ......read more

    DHA participates in Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Doctors highlight physical and mental health benefits of exercise  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 1 November 2020: Dubai has transformed itself again into a fitness hub with the fourth edition of the 30*30 Dubai Fitness Challenge.   Dubai Fitness Challenge brings with it a sense of positivity, enthusiasm and manages to transform the whole city into a fitness hub. The support and encouragement to make all community members from children to the elderly take on 30 minutes of activity per day for 30 days is such a unique initiative and one that is growing in its popularity ......read more

    Strong Growth in Global Investment Demand for Gold in Q3 Partially Offset Weakness Elsewhere as Consumers Battled the Effects of COVID-19

    United Arab Emirates -  November 01, 2020:    Global gold demand dropped by 19% y-o-y to 892t in Q3, as consumers continued to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the lowest quarterly total since Q3 2009. The Year-to-date demand of 2,972.1t was 10% lower versus the same period in 2019, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.   While overall demand declined, Q3 saw significant growth in investment demand which rose by 21% y-o-y. Investors globally bought 222.1t of gold bars and coins and an additional 272.5t through ......read more

    DHA Endocrinologist Discusses Tips to Manage Diabetes Ahead of World Diabetes Day

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 30, 2020:  Ahead of World Diabetes Day, which falls on November 14 every year, the Director and Consultant Endocrinologist of DHA’s Dubai Diabetes Center, Dr. M. Hamed Farooqi, highlights some tips, which people with diabetes can follow to help manage their blood sugar level.  Farooqi says that Type 2 diabetes in particular is a lifestyle related disease and lifestyle modification is the key to managing the disease. Given the fact that diabetes can cause several complications if left unmanaged, it is vital that people with diabetes make ......read more

    Career in Water Treatment Can Lead to Key Role In Developing Vital New Technology

    Dubai’s ‘water doctor’ turns spotlight on essential water hygiene for students at university’s virtual career fair Dubai, UAE - 30 October, 2020:  Rodger Macfarlane, the chemical engineer who has become one of the Middle East’s leading water treatment experts, says a career in making water safe offers students a wealth of opportunities to help develop vital new technology. Macfarlane, Technical Director of Culligan Middle East, will trace his career journey and give insights into the growing importance of water hygiene when he addresses students during ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority raises awareness on stoke prevention ahead of World Stroke Day 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 28, 2020:  Ahead of World Stroke Day, which is on the 29th of October every year, a DHA neurologist discusses the importance of lifestyle measures and the need to be aware on how to minimise brain damage in case of a stroke by taking quick actions.  “When it comes to stroke, every second counts. In fact, two million brain cells die every minute until blood flow is restored and these cells may not be re-generated. What this means is that time is essential to minimise brain damage caused by strokes,” says Dr. Suhail AlRukn, stroke and ......read more

    Minimal Invasive Surgery at Zulekha Hospital Dubai Saves Life of a UAE Resident with Brain Aneurysm

    Smoking and high blood pressure cause brain aneurysms that can kill. Never ignore a sudden striking headache.   Dr. Parviz Dolati with Mr. Yaqoob Yousuf 28 October 2020, Dubai, UAE: Yaqoob Yousuf is a very active 59 year old UAE resident, who experienced a sudden onset of headaches which were the worst pains he ever experienced. These headaches lasted for two weeks and were associated with nausea, vomiting, neck pain and stiffness. Unfortunately, over many visits to clinics he was misdiagnosed for two weeks, and finally was seen by a neurologist and underwent a brain CT scan at ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Launches a State-of-the-art Centre for Treating Infectious Diseases

    Al Qutami: The authority spares no effort in utilizing its capabilities to overcome the COVID-19 challenge. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 28 October, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated today a Hospitality Care Center, which is a center specialized in treating infectious diseases. The center is located in the Dubai Industrial Zone and it consists of three floors, which include 88 dedicated rooms for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, from normal to critical cases.   The state-of-the art center has highly specialized clinics, pharmacy, laboratory, ......read more

    Namaste: Get Your Stretch on with Free Yoga Classes at Festival Plaza

    Starting 30th October, classes will be free for all guests  Chill-seekers are in for a month of Zen as the popular mall invites guests to nourish and flourish  Dubai, UAE - 26 October 2020:  Dubai is a city known for its hustle and bustle and while it’s one of the many reasons we love the city, sometimes everyone needs a breather. Look no further than Festival Plaza – the local community shopping centre will be hosting free yoga sessions every day during DTCM’s Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) for visitors to catch an hour of Zen before going ......read more

    FOAP Reviews Current & Future Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Approaches

    Sharjah, October 25, 2020:  The Friends of Arthritis Patients Society, FOAP, of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) organized on Saturday the 2nd Virtual Rheumatologists Forum, under the theme “It’s time for activity”. The event, which brought together an elite group of doctors and consultants from inside and outside the country, comes in conjunction with the activities of World Arthritis Day and aims to enhance community awareness about arthritis disease and its treatment and prevention methods, keep up with the latest ......read more

    Thumbay Group Etches its Mark on the Global Map in 23 Years; Thumbay Medicity Ajman Plays a Key Role in the Advancement of Medical Education, Healthcare & Research

    United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2020:  Established in 1998 by its Founder President Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Thumbay Group has crafted many a success story, especially in its core sectors of medical education, healthcare and research. The Group’s distinctive achievements and reputation in the UAE’s corporate landscape led it to accomplish the extra-ordinary, and has been credited with several ‘firsts’ in the region’s private sector, such as the first private medical university, first ever private academic hospital, the first and only private Academic ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Organizes Webinar on Breast Cancer Awareness

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently organized a webinar on breast cancer awareness. The webinar covered several topics including latest research, trends and the importance of early detection. As part of the month-long initiatives to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every year in October, the Authority is providing free mammogram checks for women in governmental institutions in the Emirate who fulfil the needed criteria. The aim of this initiative is to promote early detection and educate women about the ......read more

    Water Experts Sound Warning Over Hygiene as Covid Restrictions Relax

    Culligan Middle East questions if sufficient legionella testing is being carried out as water systems shut down for months are switched on again Dubai, UAE, 24 October, 2020:  As more hotels, malls and offices reopen in the Gulf region with the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions, experts have raised concerns over the level of business and domestic water hygiene safeguards. Culligan Middle East, one of the region’s water treatment companies, is questioning whether sufficient legionella testing is being carried out as water systems shut down for months are switched on ......read more

    ART Fertility Clinics Record 78 Percent Success Rate

    Highest success level documented across its UAE clinics  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 October 2020:  ART Fertility Clinics, previously known as IVI- Middle East Fertility Clinics, have achieved a landmark achievement in August, with its UAE centers recording 78 percent pregnancy success rate. This is considered as the highest level in the history of the healthcare facility and in the region.  “The almost 80 percent success rate of our clinic in the UAE is the result of our continuous efforts to refine our techniques to help fulfil the dreams of couples who are struggling with ......read more

    Expert Urges Osteoporosis Patients to Get Back on Track With Bone-Health Injections

     Extra precautions taken at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre to protect patients at its reopened facilities Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 21 October 2020:  With a focus on safety precautions at all of its recently reopened facilities, Mubadala Healthcare’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) is encouraging those patients with osteoporosis who are treated with denosumab to return to their normal injection schedules to ensure optimal bone health and avoid the risk of bone fractures.  Consultant endocrinologist and diabetologist Dr Sara Suliman ......read more

    Facts Vs Myths about Mammograms – Brough to you by Dr. Sadir Alrawi – Director of Surgical Oncology at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October 2020: Mammography remains the gold standard screening technique and offers an effective means to detect breast cancer early.  Although most women know they should undergo mammograms at some point in there lives, there is still some confusion regarding  Mammograms can only detect signs of cancer when it’s too late to treat it. - MYTH Mammograms are used as a golden standard is diagnosing breast cancer and it can detect cancer cells years before physical symptoms develop in the breast.  Mammograms are uncomfortable – ......read more

    Dubai's Health Insurance System Prioritizes Patients and Sustains Momentum

    In terms of numbers, according to e-claims data, from January to September this year, the gross claims were 11.83 billion AED Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 20, 2020:  Dubai’s health insurance and healthcare providers are prioritizing patients and their wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, said a top health official. Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation said, “The whole healthcare system has come together and joined hands to tackle the situation at hand keeping patient care, wellbeing and safety as their priority. The number of outpatient ......read more

    NOVARTIS Sheds Light and Pioneers in Research and Activities to Raise Awareness on Sickle Cell Disease

    • Sickle Cell Disease is one of the most common chronic blood disorders in the world1. Globally around 300,000 babies are born with the disease annually while 300 million people carry the trait.4,9 Gulf is a region with one of the highest prevalence rates of Sickle Cell Disease among Middle Eastern ancestry marking Saudi, Oman, and Bahrain as the countries with the highest rates respectively.17   • Sickle cell pain crises or VOCs are considered the clinical hallmark of the disease, and are triggered, in part, by multicellular interactions that form clusters of cells, ......read more

    10 Steps to Train a Baby to Sleep on His Own

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 October 2020: It is very common for parents to face problems with their children refusing to sleep alone. It is a never-ending conflict between the parents’ requests and the child’s pleas to sleep in the parents’ room, which often leads to parents surrendering to their children. Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdelaal, Consultant Pediatrics Burjeel Hospital, shares 10 useful tips to train your child to sleep alone.    1. Preparing the child psychologically. Talk to them about the benefits of sleeping in their room. Tell them that ......read more

    Creative Zone, Al Jalila Foundation and the Dubai Business Women Council Team Up to Raise the Importance of Early and Regular Testing in Breast Cancer

    Dubai, 19th October:  According to studies, the average age of diagnosis is ten years younger in the UAE than anywhere else in the world, rendering early testing and treatment crucial.    For this year's Pink October, Dubai based business setup advisory firm, Creative Zone, Al Jalila Foundation and the Dubai Business Women Council teamed up to raise the importance of early detection in breast cancer. An educational video released by the entities, showcased ten influential women talk about breast cancer and how early detection can drastically increase the chances of ......read more

    Three Year Old Toddler Suffers Brain Hemorrhage with Repeated Head Injuries at Home

    Retal and her family with Dr. Ravi Dadlani Sharjah, UAE, 18 October 2020:  A three  year old toddler was brought to the Pediatric Emergency of Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah during the wee hours of the morning after waking up in the middle of the night due to severe headache. Retal had fallen from a height of 3 – 4 feet, while playing at home the day prior, but showed no immediate alarming symptoms like loss of consciousness, seizures, Ear or nose bleed or vomiting. She had developed a small bump at the back of her head, which is quite common during falls. Dr. Hassan Badr- ......read more

    University Hospital of Sharjah Successfully Performs Surgery on 4-year-old Patient to Treat Rare Vertical Squint Condition

    Child quickly recovers and attends school again after complex procedure 18 October 2020:  The University Hospital of Sharjah has successfully performed a critical surgery on a four-year-old kid who was suffering from vertical squint, a rare medical case that is challenging to diagnose and treat. The successful surgical procedure led by Dr. Qasem Mubarak AlHammouri, Consultant - Pediatric Ophthalmology, has paved the way for the child to enjoy a healthy vision and live a normal life. Dr. AlHammouri explained that the condition of the child named Youssef was the rare vertical ......read more

    Day Surgery Center Accreditation Support in the United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 October 2020: Following the continued downward trend in the COVID-19 cases around the world, most medical establishments have started returning to normalcy. Many countries have eased stay-at-home restrictions and have supported the systematic re-opening of surgery centers and permitted them to conduct non-urgent and elective procedures.  The same is true within the UAE, specifically, in centers across the emirate of Dubai which have been cleared to operate with a reduced schedule and enhanced sanitation measures. This certainly marks a ......read more

    Synthetic ETFs Delivered Strong Outperformance Versus Physical ETFs During COVID-19 Volatility

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2020:  Synthetic ETFs offering exposure to core US and global equity benchmarks have delivered strong outperformance with lower tracking errors compared to physical ETFs over the last twelve months, according to a recent analysis by Invesco. This period captures two contrasting market conditions, covering both the sharp equity market sell-off during March and April, which marked the height of the Covid-19 crisis, as well as the subsequent rally since May.  Synthetic ETFs are designed to replicate the return of an index using derivatives ......read more

    Managing Stress Levels During COVID-19

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October, 2020: The COVID-19 outbreak has put mental health at the forefront with the global surge in stress levels and anxiety caused by the pandemic. While the world has now come to terms with the situation; carrying forward with a healthy state of mind is a priority. Dr. Khawla Ahmed Al Mir, Consultant Psychiatrist at Rashid Hospital says, “The initial shock period is over and we are clearly in the adjustment phase which is extremely important as we need to learn to live with the current realities, we need to adapt in order to stay fit mentally. ......read more

    Leading IVF Center - ART Fertility Clinics Celebrate Omani Women's Day with a Special Campaign

    The clinic has initiated a special campaign that offers a 50 percent discount on first consultation from 17th to 31st October United Arab Emirates,  October 14, 2020:  To celebrate the strength, empowerment and success of women and to bring inspiration and hope for women looking to experience motherhood, ART Fertility Clinics, previously known as IVI-RMA Middle East have initiated a special campaign that offers a 50 percent discount on first consultation. The campaign runs from 17 – 31 October and will offer women an opportunity to seek medical help with ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Experts Highlight Urinary Issues and the Many Treatments Available to End ‘Suffering in Silence'

    My Bladder a Source of Daily Embarrassment – Cured with a Pacemaker Device ‘Says Grateful Patient’   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2020:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of the Mubadala network of healthcare providers, are urging the community to confront difficult conversations about urinary problems and to visit a doctor should they experience them. The call comes as the hospital sees a growing number of patients, particularly women, who have been living with urinary problems for months or even years before seeking medical ......read more

    Saudi's International Medical Center Wins the International CHIME 2020 Digital Health Most Wired Award

    13, October 2020:  The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that The International Medical Center has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9, the only one in the MENA region and the first one in Saudi.  The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. “Levels 9 and 10 represents ......read more

    Dubai Diabetes Centre Explores Telemonitoring for Diabetics

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 13, 2020:  The Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC) announced today that they are conducting a study on the effectiveness of virtual health-follow ups for patients using home-monitoring devices, mobile technologies and software to track daily patient data and plan interventional strategies in real time to avoid complications of the disease. The study was announced during His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority’s visit to the centre. Al Qutami said, “The DHA strongly focusses on the emphasis of ......read more

    The First Batch of 50 Trained COVID-19 "Safety Officers" Completed Their Training From Gulf Medical University in the Face of the COVID 19 Pandemic

    A specialized training course organized for GMU students and faculty members.   13 October 2020 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Gulf Medical University, specializing in medical education, has yet again demonstrated its student’s engagement initiative and commitment to save the community. The university recently concluded a training program that involved a group of students and faculty members who received extensive scientific information and practical guidance about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic and how to handle it and restrict it from spreading, ......read more

    Global Private Wealth Holders Set to Almost Double Impact Investing Allocation Over Next Five Years

     High net worth individuals, families, family offices, and foundations plan to increase their allocation to impact investing from 20 per cent of their portfolios in 2019 to 35 per cent by 2025.  A quarter (27 per cent) of all investors expect to move to more than 50 per cent invested for impact within five years.  Nine-in-10 (87 per cent) investors say climate change influences their investment choices, while over half (52 per cent) view climate change as the greatest threat to the world.  Seven-in-10 (69 per cent) say COVID-19 has affected their views of ......read more

    Introducing InSight

    ** The LightHouse Arabia launches InSight, their new youth initiative to support GenZ with challenges faced during youth and improve mental health**   United Arab Emirates,  October 11, 2020:  Coinciding with World Mental Health Day and their far-reaching vision of mental health for everyone, everywhere, The LightHouse Arabia is ready to launch their dedicated youth platform, InSight, on October 10th. With an aim to connect with and support Gen Z directly, the youth initiative will work to challenge stigmas and raise awareness of mental health, while helping today’s ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority's Basmah Initiative Supports Breast Cancer Patients

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 10, 2020: More than 100 women with financial difficulties have received the full spectrum of breast cancer care thanks to the DHA’s Basmah initiative which was launched in 2019. The initiative makes Dubai authorities the first government entity in the world to provide a complete spectrum of care from screening to treatment for the three types of cancer (breast, colorectal and cervical cancer) under the essential benefit plan. Prior to the scheme, cancer coverage was limited to AED150,000. Now there are no sub-limits and coverage is unlimited. ......read more

    Latifa Hospital for Women and Children Successfully Performs Minimally Invasive Procedure for Endometriosis

    Patient flew down from Poland to receive treatment at the hospital’s Endometriosis Centre of Excellence.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 October, 2020:  Imagine spending every single day of your life for the last several years in such excruciating pain that even painkillers cannot numb it and despite undergoing a surgery, there is no still no remorse. W. S. a 38-year old woman from Poland spent several years suffering from chronic pelvic pain, bowel adhesions and infertility due to severe endometriosis.  Chronic endometriosis is an extremely painful condition ......read more

    Exercise Benefits Women Fighting Breast Cancer, Study Says

    In Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an expert from an American hospital who was involved in the research says that working out could greatly reduce the chances of the disease coming back   United Arab Emirates,  October 06, 2020:   Recent research shows exercising benefits women fighting breast cancer, and indications are that being more active could greatly reduce the chances of the cancer coming back. “The magnitude of the benefits seen with increased activity was quite substantial,” said Thomas Budd, MD of American hospital Cleveland Clinic, who was ......read more

    DHA Explores Collaboration Opportunities with German Healthcare Entities and Institutions

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 October 2020:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) received His Excellency Andreas Wegner, Deputy Consul General of Germany in Dubai at the DHA headquarters. The meeting was attended by Dr Issa Salim, Consultant and Head of the Department of Bioresonance at Rashid Hospital.  Al Qutami highlighted that the German healthcare model is well-recognized globally and that Germany has created its mark across various fields in healthcare from medical services to technology.  Al Qutami added ......read more

    Jawaher Al Qasimi Announces AED 4.4 Million of ‘Ameera Fund' Grant to Fully Equip Two Operation Theatres in Peshawar Cancer Hospital

    • Grant will support Peshawar’s Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre to provide surgical oncology services to patients for the first time    • 2,500 cancer patients to benefit annually  • By December 2020, two operation theatres will be outfitted with world-class equipment     Sharjah, 06 October 2020    Following the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), and Founder ......read more

    MoHAP Discusses Health Cooperation Prospects with Australia

    Dubai, October 6, 2020:  HE Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Director-General of the Emirates Health Services Corporation, met virtually with HE Ian Halliday, Australian Consul General in Dubai, where the two sides reviewed prospects for cooperation and strategic partnerships in the healthcare sector, exchanging of experiences and building capacities in continuing medical education, and cooperation in the field of visiting doctors.   Present at the meeting were Saqr Alhemeiri, Director of Training & Development Center, Dr. Noor Majed Al Mheiri, Head of Medical Services Unit, Dr. ......read more

    Global Financiers Tackle Refugees' Education

    United Arab Emirates,  October 05, 2020:  Leading organisations invested in children’s education met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly last week to share programmatic and financial learnings developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the need to strengthen digital learning.    Entitled ‘Meeting our Promises on Refugee Education during COVID-19’ the virtual roundtable brought together senior government, institutional, private sector and philanthropic partners to discuss learnings and solutions that have emerged throughout the ......read more

    Chronic Pain Sufferers in the Region Find Relief With New Life-changing Nerve Stimulation Therapy

    First Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi patient on new technology can “sit in a chair without struggling to find a painless position.”   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 05 October 2020:  Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, has expanded neuropathic pain management options for patients in the region by bringing new technology to treat chronic pain in the lower body, including the foot, knee, hip or groin, to the United Arab Emirates.   The therapy works with a small device implanted in the spine that stimulates the dorsal ......read more

    Breastfeeding Friends Reviews Recommendations of “Foster Mother” Project Study

    Sharjah - 4 October 2020:  The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah held a virtual meeting to discuss the recommendations of the ‘foster mother’ project, including enhancing health awareness about the importance of breastfeeding, highlighting recommendations of the international health organizations in terms of the breast milk alternatives, and creating a ‘foster mother registry’ in cooperation with the competent health and government bodies. Chaired by Eng. Khawla Al Noman, ......read more

    Detect to Protect: SEHA Launches Educational Campaign for Breast Cancer

    During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SEHA’s facilities will host a series of informational webinars for entities and community groups and provide free mammogram screening for existent patients Abu Dhabi, October 04, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, and its facilities are hosting educational webinars and providing free mammogram screenings for existing female patients above 40 in line with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed annually during the month of October. Breast cancer occurs when select cells begin to ......read more

    DHA Participates in Virtual Parkinson's Patients Forum

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 3, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with Friends of Parkinson’s UAE, Genetic Diseases Association and King's College London held a virtual forum known as Parkinson’s Patients Forum. The forum aimed to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease as well as encourage active participation between doctors, patients and members of the local community with an aim to empower patients by discussing symptoms and coping mechanisms as well as lifestyle management to better tackle the disease. Mr. Huzaifa Ibrahim, ......read more

    ADNOC Collaborates with Pure Health to Ensure Employee Safety from Covid-19

    Abu Dhabi - October 1, 2020:   The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has partnered with Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, to enable efficient and timely Covid-19 screening of its employees and contractors across the UAE. The partnership is part of ADNOC’s proactive measures to protect the health and wellbeing of its employees and to ensure business continuity. The ongoing partnership commenced in March 2020 and brought together teams of healthcare professionals from ADNOC and Pure Health to deliver comprehensive testing of ADNOC employees and ......read more

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