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    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

    Your search for a healthier lifestyle ends with Beleaf, your local nutrition, wellness and beauty destination

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 29, 2019:   In a new age of awareness about the products we put not just on our body, but in our body, busting the myths and taking the time to debunk the jargon on packaging can be time-consuming and confusing. As lifestyles in the UAE are busy, it’s often hard to find the time to think about self-care, let alone practice it or research exactly what our bodies need to deal with the high-paced daily routines of modern lives. That’s where the health and wellness store Beleaf comes in. At Beleaf, we know that you care about the products you buy and what’s in them. Ensuring you and your family are nourished both on the outside and within can be a task, but with Beleaf stores so close at hand you can ensure everyone is taken care of in one place. At Beleaf, if it’s ......read more

    The Consulate General of The Kingdom of the Netherlands' Forum on the Future of Healthy Food

    In cooperation with  Al Rawabi Dairy Company and FrieslandCampina Middle East   Dubai, UAE, 23 December 2019:   In cooperation with Al Rawabi Dairy Company and FrieslandCampina Middle East, the Senior Policy Advisor – Agri & Food Samar Kadri at the Department of Agri & Food - Netherlands Consulate in Dubai organized The Future of Healthy Food Forum, to discuss the importance of healthy food for better nutrition. The Forum was Opened by H.E Hans Sandee, Consul General of the Kingdom of Netherlands, and attended by Mr. Erik Smidt, Agricultural Counsellor for the Gulf Region, Dr. Ahmed El Tigani, CEO of Al Rawabi Dairy Company, Mr. Sumeet Mathur, Managing Director of FrieslandCampina Middle East, and Rutger Shilpzand, Executive Director of Choices International from The Netherlands. The ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    Researchers Examine Link Between Dental and Heart Health

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s ‘Know Your Heart’ Campaign Examines Wide Range of Cardiovascular Challenges  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. September 17, 2019:  Poor oral health has been considered to be a possible cause of heart disease for more than a century, but the issue is still being examined in the run-up to World Heart Day on September 29.  Over the years, studies have connected gum disease to an increased risk of developing heart disease, since poor oral health increases the risk of bacterial infection in the blood stream which can affect the ......read more

    MoHAP Organizes in Cooperation with Majid Al Futtaim an Awareness Campaign on the Occasion of World Heart Day 2019

    Dubai, 14 September 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) is organizing, in cooperation and association with Majid Al Futtaim, the American Heart Association, the Emirati Cardiac Society and Burjeel Hospital, heart-health awareness campaign, which is targeting the women, in particular, and society in general, it aims to raise awareness on the risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases and the importance of conducting medical checkups on a regular basis. The campaign comes on the sidelines of the World Heart Day which falls on September 29. In this regard, ......read more

    Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare receives 10-year Permanent Residency Gold Card from the UAE government

    Recognized as one of the top Indian business leaders in healthcare in the Middle East, Alisha becomes one of the first Indian female business leaders to receive the long-term residency visa 11th September, Dubai, UAE:  In accordance with UAE government’s recent announcement to grant leading entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals with the long-term visa, Alisha Moopen, newly elected Deputy Managing Director of the Aster DM Healthcare Group has now been awarded the 10-year long term Gold Card visa. It comes as an acknowledgement of her efforts to shape the ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches the 11th Edition of “Lose to Win” Program

    Dubai, 9 September 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by the Health Education & Promotion Department, has recently launched the “Lose to Win” program. The ten-week program aims at stimulating the spirit of challenge among the participants by adopting a healthy diet and engaging in proper physical activities to prevent obesity and overweight. The first phase of the phase is targeting MoHAP employees, while the second phase is dedicated to the employees of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. Based on medical and scientific ......read more

    Advanced technology and treatment approach at the forefront of epilepsy treatment across SEHA network in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi, September 08, 2019:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) is at the forefront of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment in adults and children, actively advancing patient care in neurology and providing the best possible outcomes for patients. As the fourth most common neurological illness, since 2017, more than 11,700 patients have received the highest-level of medical and surgical care across SEHA network neurology clinics at Tawam Hospital, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Mafraq Hospital, and Al Rahba Hospital. Epilepsy is neurological condition marked by abnormal electrical ......read more

    Aster Hospital Qusais offers free colon cancer screening

    Despite being the fourth most common form of cancer across the world, public awareness on colorectal cancer is much lower when compared to other cancers. Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 04, 2019:   Aster Hospitals Qusais, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, has launched a colorectal health awareness campaign with a complimentary preventive screening for colorectal cancer. The campaign targets residents aged above 30 years, as recent studies show that young people, aged below 40 years, in the ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Launches the Awareness Campaign “Beat the Habit…Fight Extra Sugar”Dubai,

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 04, 2019:   As part of Ma’kom” initiative activities, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched yesterday the second phase of the media awareness campaign “Beat the Habit…Fight Extra Sugar” with an aim of raising the awareness of community members about the health risks associated with the overconsumption of sugar-sweetened beverages or any other sweeteners. The campaign, which will continue from 3 September to 30 November 2019, with a purpose to enhance the interaction with the ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Launches First Phase of Healthy Schools Program

    Sharjah, Sep 04, 2019:  The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA) announced launching the first phase of the Healthy Schools Program approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). The program launched in collaboration with the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) and the Royal Health Awareness Society, Jordan. the Health Promotion Department is the UAE’s first institution that launches the “Healthy Schools” program in line with WHO’s requirements and standards. Additionally, this program is one of the ......read more

    Hospital to create awareness on correct spine posture, gait and balance

    On the occasion of World Physical Therapy Day In order to highlight the benefits of physical therapy, the Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Center at RAK Hospital will be open to public on September 8th for onsite tour  • Free screening for back strength and gait analysis during September • Physiotherapy reduces pain, improves strength, balance, coordination and movement to maximize one’s ability to participate in everyday activities, and prevent complications  • Reduces dependency on medicine with focus on alternative healing ......read more

    Burn Injuries Among the Risks of Using Electronic Cigarettes

    Long-term harm from nicotine or chemicals aren’t the only potential dangers from e-cigarettes, with doctors seeing a growing number of injuries from ‘vapes’ that overheat or catch fire.   Monday, September. 2, 2019:  When experts look at whether electronic, or ‘e-cigarettes’, are a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes, the focus is often on the long-term effects of chemicals or the nicotine they release. However, doctors say the devices can also cause severe burns, with a growing body of evidence that they are a fire ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority doctors discuss back-to-school health tips.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 1, 2019:  More than a million school children in the UAE are going back-to-school after the two-month summer break. Doctors at the DHA are providing health tips to make the transition from holidays back to academic life easier and healthier.  “In the first two weeks, getting their sleep routine back on track is of utmost importance as lack of sleep can make your child tired, irritable and sluggish all day. School children need nine to eleven hours of sleep depending on their age. Sleep should be prioritized and parents should give ......read more

    Revealing the truth about plastic surgery

    Dr Maher Alahdab dispels some of the common misconceptions about plastic surgery With cosmetic procedures and surgery gaining popularity around the world, there is a lot of curiosity about the process. However, the downside of this is that there is a lot of false and inaccurate information that is being spread. Dr Maher Alahdab addresses some of the major misconceptions that people have when it comes to cosmetic procedures: 1 - Plastic surgery radically changes the person's features. Popular movies show the hero or villain getting plastic surgery and revealing a new face that no ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Underpins Sharjah Primary Health Care Centers with 7 New Services

    Sharjah, August 29, 2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by Sharjah Medical District, announced that it has added 7 new services to the list of services provided by the primary health care centers. These services include cervical screening, colon cancer screening, Itmenan service, premarital screening, medical examination for residency, pilgrims’ health service and the inauguration of evening dental clinics. The new services are part of MoHAP’s strategy in terms of providing high-quality healthcare services that meet society needs. A ......read more

    IVI Middle East reacts to ESHRE Research Paper on linking air pollution to female infertility

    Study investigates anti-Mullerian hormone levels of over 1,300 women residing in Modena, Italy      Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29th August 2019: The newest research studying the impact of air pollution on female fertility reaffirms the alarming role of environmental factors in the rising number of infertility cases amongst women worldwide, according to an expert from IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic.  Dr. Laura Melado - Specialist – Obstetrics & Gynecology, IVI Fertility Middle East, explained that the findings of the latest study, which measured the levels of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) invests in training future doctors

    • SEHA accepts 158 highly qualified medical students for their residency and fellowship programs  • A total of 660 doctors have trained at SEHA facilities since 2010    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 28, 2019:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE accepts 158 candidates for the 2019-2020 residency and fellowship programs that include 23 residency programs and 9 fellowship sub-programs in 20 specializations, held to the highest international standards.      The programs are held ......read more

    DHA introduces hybrid appointment model across its primary healthcare centres.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 27, 2019:  In a bid to minimize no-show appointments and provide the most efficient appointment management system with minimum patient waiting times, DHA primary healthcare sector has introduced the hybrid appointment model. The model will be applicable across all DHA primary healthcare centres including all dentistry clinics from September 1, this year. Dr Manal Taryam, CEO of Primary Healthcare Sector said, “The model is a culmination of the walk-in and appointment system. All patients except urgent cases will need an appointment to see a ......read more

    American Aesthetic Medical Center on empowering spree to celebrate Emirati Women's Day

    ~Free skin analysis, prices cut down to half on skincare, laser, fillers Botox and Laser Teeth whitening treatment till 31st August ~ Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   As the nation is all set to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day on 28th August the recently launched American Aesthetic Medical Center located at Umm Al Sheif, Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai, is offering a lucrative discount for all the Emirati women’s till the end of this month. The Clinic, will offer free skin analysis and jaw-dropping 50% discount on skincare, laser, fillers, botox and ......read more

    Comments of Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare on the strengthening ties between India and UAE (Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's Vi

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22, August 2019:   “The Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s third visit to UAE is a clear indication of the growing ties and bonds between the two countries, which is being showcased on the global platform. We are hopeful that this will lead to further strategic partnerships being formed in key economic sectors like infrastructure, energy, healthcare, tourism and education and defense that will also encourage FDI from UAE businesses into India. Similarly, the launch of RuPay card in UAE will also boost the financial ......read more

    Emirati patient beats diabetes with controlled management and clinical intervention

    Struggling with uncontrolled blood sugar and weight, the patient found guidance at RAK Hospital to manage the disease successfully.   August 21, 2019:  Ras Al Khaimah: One of the most prevalent chronic diseases across the UAE, diabetes needs to be addressed in a comprehensive manner under medical supervision, requiring consistent management to avoid subsequent complications, warns doctor at RAK Hospital. The advice came in the light of a recent case of an Emirati patient who was able to conquer the condition under controlled dietary habits, exercise regime and appropriate ......read more

    IVI Fertility Clinic indicates an increase in family balancing cases this year

    Family balancing cases have gone up by 22 percent from 2018   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 21 Aug. 2019: The number of couples in the UAE undergoing the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure for family balancing is growing at a steady pace. According to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, the number of family balancing cases handled by them has gone up displaying a notable increase of 22 percent.  “Family balancing allows couples to select the gender of the baby. Sometimes, even those who already have children choose to undergo the required medical procedures to ensure achieving a ......read more

    A weighty issue: specialists explore the options available to those suffering from obesity

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20th August:  Obesity is a global health concern. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 30% of the world’s population suffer from weight issues and the estimated prevalence in the Middle East does not differ from international records.  In fact, 37% of people in the UAE are obese – one of six Middle Eastern countries with the highest rates of overweight and obesity globally. While it is certain that many overweight individuals around the world have successfully made serious attempts to lose weight through diet, exercise, ......read more

    Demand for orthopedic care advances across Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) network

    • Over 200,000 orthopedic patients treated since 2017, including 35,000 in the first half of 2019 • Use of new technologies and robotics underpins the delivery of over 10,464 surgeries conducted by orthopedic specialists since 2017   Abu Dhabi, Aug. 19, 2019:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, today announced that over 200,000 patients have sought treatment across its orthopedic facilities. Of these 200,000 patients, over 35,000 have been treated in the first half of 2019 alone.   Most orthopedic ......read more

    Burjeel Hospital gives gift of motherhood to young woman

    Unique pancreatic procedure performed at Burjeel Hospital saved young woman, now a mother Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 18 August 2019:   The one thing that is most important to the doctors at Burjeel Hospital is alleviating the pain and suffering of patients. So no matter how complex or complicated the case may be, they put in all their experience and effort into solving it. Like in the case of a 27-year-old woman, who came to Dr Omran Gatee, Consultant - Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic Disorders, , having suffered from hypoglycemia for the last 10 years. She ......read more

    Second Week of “Health & Tourism 2019” Campaign Witnesses Remarkable Participation in its Awareness Activities

    Sharjah, August 17, 2019:  In its second week, the “Health & Tourism 2019” Campaign, launched by Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA), continues its awareness activities and events in a number of tourist and recreational sites and shopping malls in the Emirate of Sharjah. The campaign was launched earlier this month under the theme “5_Ýí_Çáíćă# 5aday”, and in collaboration with the Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), Sharjah Cooperative Society.  The world’s first ......read more

    Al Ain Hospital doctors save young girl from 2.5 cm pin in her lungs

    Abu Dhabi, Aug 14, 2019:  The medical team at Al Ain Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, performed a dangerous procedure to save a 13-year-old girl who swallowed a 2.5 cm pin that settled near her heart. The young girl accidently swallowed the narrow pin as she was preparing to wear her veil. A series of medical tests and analysis revealed that it landed in one of the lower bronchi of the left lung, adjacent to the heart muscle. The doctors managed to insert an endoscope and successfully remove the pin from the wall ......read more

    A Guide to Making Yourself Happier and Healthier

    If you are struggling with a low mood, constantly feel tired and irritable or have yet to reach your personal goals, it could be a sign you are neglecting your wellbeing each day. Rather than accepting your circumstances and battling with low confidence, you must take the steps to transform your quality of life. Read this handy guide to making yourself both happier and healthier. Fall in Love with Exercise As you might already be aware, exercise can lead to the production of mood-lifting hormones in the body, which can make you feel happier each day. While you might understand the ......read more

    MoHAP Announces Working Hours at Primary Health Care & Preventive Medicine Centers During Eid Al-Adha Holidays

    August 8, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has scheduled the working hours at MoHAP’s primary health care and preventive medicine centers during the Eid Al-Adha holiday, which starts from 9-12 of Dhul-Hijjah 1440, 10-14 August.  In this context, MoHAP announced that the services of preventive medicine centers will be available in all medical district on Tuesday from 9 am to 2 pm, in addition to the medical examination center for residency at Ibn Battuta Mall, Salah al-Din, Riffa, and Dahan. Medical services will be available in 27 health centers, 6 ......read more

    Alisha Moopen appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare

    Dubai, UAE, 08 August, 2019:   Alisha Moopen, Executive Director and CEO of Hospitals and Clinics-GCC, has been promoted to the role of Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare. Working closely with Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Alisha Moopen would be leading the growth strategy for the company and steering the organisation to newer heights of success. The appointment was approved by the Board of Directors of Aster DM Healthcare during their meeting on 7th August, 2019. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen said, ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Sharjah Honored With Baby Friendly Hospital (BFHI) Accreditation From Unicef and Who

    8 August 2019, Sharjah, UAE:   Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah takes pride in being the first private hospital in UAE to be certified with the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) accreditation by UNICEF and WHO. The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was launched by WHO and UNICEF in 1991, following the Innocenti Declaration of 1990. The initiative is a global effort to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Being based out of the Baby-friendly city Sharjah and in line with the vision of Founder & Chairperson Dr. Zulekha Daud, the hospital ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announces Eid Al Adha holiday working hours for all facilities

    SEHA network emergency services to operate 24 hours a day   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 06 , 2019:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced that doctors and other staff in emergency departments across the SEHA network will be available 24 hours a day during Eid Al Adha holidays 9 to 12 Dhu Al Hijjah (10th to 13th August, 2019). Dialysis services at all locations will be available from 7am to 11pm daily, except on Fridays. SEHA has extended its Eid greetings to the leadership of the UAE, members ......read more

    India's most loved fitness brand, launches first mind.fit centre in Dubai

    In addition to cult.fit fitness centre, cure.fit has expanded the offering to yoga and meditation   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  05, August 2019:    India’s leading integrated health and wellness start-up, cure.fit, announced the launch of mind.fit at Shorooq Community Centre, Mirdif in Dubai. This will be the first international yoga studio for cure.fit that integrates mindful yoga and meditation, with insights from modern psychology and science.    The sessions in mind.fit are crafted by a team of experts, with a proper warm up, balanced, ......read more

    MoHAP and AstraZeneca Discuss Means of Enhancing Innovation in Pharmaceutical Sector

    Dubai, Aug 5th, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by HE Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Public Health Policy and Licenses, received a delegation from AstraZeneca, headed by Mr. Leon Wang, the Executive Vice-President, International, to discuss means of enhancing innovation in the pharmaceutical sector and fostering cooperation to develop treatment of chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes and heart diseases.  Commenting on the meeting, AstraZeneca expressed its appreciation ......read more

    Aster Hospital Mankhool completes thousand Cath Lab procedures in a year

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  05, August 2019:  Aster Hospitals Mankhool-Dubai, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, has performed catheterization procedures on 1,000 cardiac patients at its state-of-the-art Cath lab within one year of its launch.  The huge number of cardiac procedures performed at the centre indicates the rapid escalation of cardiac incidents afflicting younger people in the UAE and reminds people that prevention should start early before problems develop, say experts at the ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Provides Multidisciplinary Clinic and Electronic Health Supervision Unit for People with Down Syndrome

    Fujairah, 3rd Aug 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced the launch of an innovative package of health care services for people with Down Syndrome, including the establishment of a multidisciplinary clinic at the Fujairah Hospital and the establishment of an electronic health surveillance unit for people with Down Syndrome, in line with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Medical Genetics. This comes in pursuance of the government's efforts to develop health services for people with determination, including ......read more

    Julphar Announces Q1 2019 Results

    Company reported sales of AED 118.3m The priority this year is to focus on recovery says CEO July 31 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) – Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has published its financial results for Q1 2019. The company reported revenue of AED 118.3 million and a net loss of AED 91.6m.  Commenting on the announcement, Jerome Carle, CEO of Julphar, said: “In line with expectations, the first quarter of 2019 has been a challenging period for the company. However, the underlying strengths of our core business ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Medical District Reveals Plans for Upgrading Trauma & Operations Departments at Saqr Hospital

    Ras Al Khaimah, July 31st, 2019: Dr. Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Director of Ras Al Khaimah Medical District, has revealed the district’s plans for developing, expanding and maintaining Trauma and Operations Departments at Saqr Hospital. The plan comes in line with the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s (MoHAP’s) vision to provide comprehensive and innovative healthcare services and to enhance the hospital’s role as a reference one that receives various medical conditions. Al Nuaimi underlined that the services provided by both departments will not be affected ......read more

    In conjunction with the World Hepatitis Day - Ministry of Health redoubles efforts to reduce the incidence of hepatitis to the lowest rates globally

      • Ministry launches awareness campaigns targeting UAE citizens and residents  • UAE is one of the world's least infected • Ministry's efforts goes in line with WHO's 2030 Hepatitis targets   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAPO) has launched many awareness campaigns throughout the year to promote the early detection of hepatitis, especially in conjunction with the World Hepatitis Day, which is marked on July 28 of every year according to the World Health ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) launches speech counseling at Al Rahba Hospital

    Over 300 treatment sessions were completed in three months Therapy available for adults and children Abu Dhabi, UAE - July 28, 2019:   Al Rahba Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, now provides speech counseling services for children and adults at the Speech Clinic under the supervision of Therapists Dima Al Awaysi and Neethu Sabin. The clinic provides speech counseling for patients with Receptive /expressive language disorder, Articulation/phonological disorder, Social skills/pragmatic language, ......read more

    Understanding the link between humidity and asthma

    Ever wondered why your asthma feels worse in Dubai’s hot summers? Blueair’s General Manager for Middle East & Africa, TR Ganesh explains how the weather plays its part – and offers some tips for asthmatics to survive the summer   July 25, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Stepping outside for even a few minutes can leave you feeling sticky, while your clothes often seem to be instantly soaked through. But beyond the need for extra hydration and increased laundry bills, the UAE’s legendary humidity brings with it several health ......read more

    Cirrhosis a “silent Killer” in Middle East

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Highlights Risk in Advance of World Hepatitis Day Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. July 24, 2019:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi are using World Hepatitis Day on July 28 to raise community awareness of cirrhosis, a serious disease, often linked to lifestyle conditions, including viral hepatitis. Cirrhosis is advanced scarring or fibrosis of the liver, linked to existing conditions such as obesity and type-2 diabetes - which are often associated with fatty liver disease - and chronic viral hepatitis. Cirrhosis is closely linked to rising rates ......read more

    Mafraq Hospital leads successful hand replantation

    Procedure utilizes cutting edge microscopic technology, delivered by local experts Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23 July 2019: Specialists at Mafraq Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, have successfully replanted a severed hand using world-leading technology and microscopic transplant techniques.  The male patient was transferred to Mafraq hospital immediately after being involved in a workplace accident. The incident created a complicated medical challenge due to multiple crushed bones and the severing of all ......read more

    The LightHouse Arabia Trains the First Teen Mental Health First Aiders in the Region

    ** The Region’s Only Teen Mental Health First Aid Training is Launched by  The LightHouse Arabia for Teenagers to be ‘First-Responders’ for Peers **  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  23 July  2019:  Half of all mental health disorders like depression or anxiety start by age 14, but most cases remain undetected and go untreated for approximately eight to ten years. This long and dangerous delay is usually due to a combination of lack of awareness of what mental health problems are, not knowing how to respond, and the stigma surrounding mental ......read more

    Al Manama Health Center Ajman Obtains JCI Reaccreditation Ajman, July 22nd, 2019:

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates -  22 July  2019:  Al Manama Health Center Ajman of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has successfully obtained the reaccreditation of the Joint Commission International (JCI), owing to the center’s success in maintaining the same quality of healthcare standards provided for patients. In 2015, Al Manama Health Center obtained the accreditation for the first time and it managed to maintain the same level of excellence of its healthcare services throughout these years, thus obtaining the reaccreditation after passing the ......read more

    Dr.Azad Moopen honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at 9th Entrepreneur India Awards 2019

    • The prestigious award recognizes Padma Shri Dr. Azad Moopen’s three-decades of commitment in making quality healthcare affordable and accessible. • The ninth edition of the awards celebrated the spirit of entrepreneurship and recognized the finest across industries who are bringing the best to the world.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  21 July  2019:   The Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Azad Moopen has been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Entrepreneur India Awards 2019, held as a part ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) adds six new features to the SEHA app

    More than 184,000 users have accessed the app in five months  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 21, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has launched 6 new features on its SEHA app with the aim of facilitating patient transactions easily and remotely through their smart devices. Some of the new features include pre-employment medical examinations, pre-marital examinations, Weqaya examination, issuing Absher Cards for people of determination and senior citizens, and patient’s invoives. Bader Al Qubaisi, Acting Group ......read more

    Danube Group Expands into the Healthcare segment

    ~Danube Group is planning to invest 10 million dollars in next 2 years in the health care segment ~ Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   After successful hospitality venture UAE’s leading business giant Danube Group, enters into the healthcare division with the launch of American Aesthetic Medical Center on 17th July 2019 in Dubai. Present on the occasion were Fayez Abdullah Al Marzooqi, Head of Department at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture, Mr Rizwan Sajan - Founder and Chairman Danube Group along with other senior management of ......read more

    More than 73 thousand patients receive screening and treatment through SEHA's mobile health clinics

    Abu Dhabi - UAE, July 17, 2019: More than 73 thousand patients received screening and treatment through Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) unique mobile health clinic offerings since 2018 and up to May 2019. Serving the community since 2010, these mobile clinics reflect SEHA’s heritage and legacy in providing advanced, accessible healthcare for the community, in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Government. Mohammed Hawas Al Sadid, Ambulatory Healthcare Services CEO, said: “SEHA is the cornerstone of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi and is the only provider with a ......read more

    Hospital launches free “Healthy Heart Wellness Programme” in Ras Al Khaimah

    RAK Hospital offers complimentary service for the residents of UAE recovering from cardiac issues   One in five people who have suffered a heart attack will have a recurrent attack within the next five years   Cardiac wellness and recovery programmes can reduce chances of a repeat heart attack by 47 percent; 42 percent less likely to die within an average of eight years   July 17th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In order to create a support system for cardiac patients and help them manage their condition better, RAK Hospital has launched a free “Healthy ......read more

    Don't Run Risk of Damaging Your Vision With Poor Food Choices, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Warn

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   From managing our weight, fighting diseases, to giving us the energy we need to work or study each day, there are many well-known benefits to a healthy and balanced diet.   Making the correct choices when it comes to what you eat each day can also play a significant role in keeping your eyes healthy and maintaining your vision throughout your lifetime.   As well as treating a range of vision-related ailments each day, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai explain to patients how their daily food ......read more

    Doctors conduct first procedure in the UAE using donated amniotic membrane for burn victims

    Doctors saved the lives of two burn victims and used donated amniotic membrane from a mother that delivered a baby via C-section. This is the first procedure in the UAE where amniotic membrane from the placenta is used to accelerate wound care and regenerate skin tissue.   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 14, 2019:  Two young Afghani nationals were rushed into Rashid Hospital after a gas cylinder defect left both of them with massive flame burns.   Twenty-seven year old Hafizulla had 45 per cent total body surface area affected by second-degree superficial and deep ......read more

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