With distance learning into its third month, the number of students complaining of tired eyes and redness has risen significantly
Follow practical steps such as the 20-20-20 rule, blinking often and keeping devices at safe distance to help relax eye muscles, advises doctor at RAK Hospital
June 2, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Increasing screen-time due to distance learning has resulted in a significant rise in complaints of eye issues such as redness and tired eyes, especially among children and young adults, says Dr Mohit Jain, Specialist Ophthalmologist at RAK Hospital. Dr Jain further cautioned parents and students to adopt necessary measures to minimize the impact of what is known as ‘Computer Vision Syndrome’.
“Using digital devices during distance learning is unavoidable. However, when we ......read more
• Online searches for e-groceries surged 316% y-o-y in April amid an imposed lockdown
• UAE residents also sought out distance learning, office furniture and staycation options during time spent at home
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 02, 2020: Restrictions imposed to contain the Covid-19 outbreak in the UAE have led to significant changes in consumer behaviours in the country, according to new analysis published by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The study, based on Google Trends data, noted that online grocery shopping became the norm for many consumers in the UAE between March and May 2020. Searches in this category reached a peak during the lockdown period in April, before subsiding in May as consumers continued to purchase from their preferred e-grocery ......read more
• DIFC signs MoU with EC3 Brokers Limited to establish a group health scheme for the Centre’s 2,437 registered firms
• First of its kind initiative for a free zone in Dubai/financial centre in the region
• The collaboration facilitates the purchase of cost-effective health insurance for registered companies operating from the DIFC
• DIFC aids in the reduction of client costs, whilst providing a framework to facilitate comprehensive insurance cover whilst meeting mandatory requirements
Dubai, UAE, 2 June 2020: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with EC3 Brokers to implement a Group Health Insurance Master ......read more
Philips Foundation, in collaboration with Philips Middle East, supports the Lebanese Red Cross in their fight against COVID-19 by strengthening local emergency care facilities.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020: Philips Foundation, which aims to provide access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities, together with Philips Middle East today announced to provide medical equipment to the Lebanese Red Cross towards the prevention, monitoring and treatment of conditions caused by COVID-19. The donated equipment is an answer to the critical need to address healthcare challenges in the most affected regions in Lebanon.
Through this contribution, the Lebanese Red Cross is able to equip its centers in Lebanon with mobile tele-ultrasound devices and defibrillators. Ultrasound devices can be used ......read more
• The 50-bed critical care facility will add to Aster DM Healthcare’s current capacity to provide hospital treatment to Covid-19 patients and support the UAE Government’s efforts to contain the outbreak
• The new hospital will also set-up a screening centre for Covid-19 that will cater to the surrounding neighbourhood of Muhaisnah
• Aster has brought in medical professionals from India to join forces with existing teams in UAE to tackle Covid-19 cases
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 June, 2020: Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, Chairman of the Covid-19 Command and Control Centre & Vice Chancellor of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), and Dr. Muna Tahlak, CEO-Latifa Hospital formally inaugurated the 50 bed critical care Aster Hospital in ......read more
The latest innovation is designed to sterilize ambulances transporting COVID-19 patients, disinfecting the vehicle in 20-30 seconds
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, announced the launch of its ‘Ambulance Sterilization System’. Created specifically for transporting COVID-19 patients, the latest innovation completes the full sterilization of a single ambulance within 20-30 seconds. As part of SEHA’s continuous efforts to deliver world-class healthcare, the system is aimed at improving the response time required between trips with the same ambulance. This also enhances the capacity, allowing more patients to be transported within a single day, improving the overall efficiency in treatment delivery. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 31, 2020: Ericsson, Sony Network Communications Europe, and Telenor Connexion make it easy to connect people and things with intelligent tracking and monitoring solutions. Ranging from cargo to IoT healthcare devices for patients, tracking increases mobility and improves reliability and efficiency.
Using Telenor Connexion's network, Ericsson IoT Accelerator for global connectivity, and Sony Network Communications Europe's smart IoT services, the three partners are collaborating to enhance real-time location and tracking solutions for different sectors.
Ericsson IoT Accelerator is the Ericsson's IoT connectivity and device management platform, providing enterprises with a unified solution that manages IoT operations of any scale, using worldwide mobile network infrastructure. ......read more
By Peter Mohring, Managing Director, Transport, Serco Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020: COVID-19 has presented unparalleled challenges to all businesses across the globe, but perhaps one of the most affected are those within the transport industry. No longer can we freely move people across cities, countries and continents due to the travel restrictions put in place to combat the virus. The result is a dramatic decrease in transportation revenue that is causing a range of issues in both the short and long term, from pay decreases and redundancies to closures of long-standing businesses that can’t maintain liquidity through an extended period of inoperability.
Private companies and regional governments have aligned their strategies in this critical time to deliver an unprecedented ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020: As the world continues to unite in its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, government officials are working closely with private sector organizations to adopt new technologies and maintain wellbeing.
DJI and departments across China have deployed drones for known public safety applications and have even discovered new ways drones can be deployed to combat viruses altogether.
As remotely piloted devices, drones are naturally effective at minimizing human interactions, crucial to safeguard communities. DJI’s tests with local partners have had drones deployed in four ways: to facilitate communication, disinfect areas, deliver supplies and measure body temperatures. Some of these applications are new, unique ways to deploy drones, ......read more
By: Dr Mohammed Sohaib Mustafa, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Specialist in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020: Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and the number one cause of irreversible blindness. However, the disease is treatable, and blindness can be prevented through early diagnosis. Although children and young adults can be affected by Glaucoma, high risk groups include people over 40, diabetics and those with a family history of glaucoma.
One of the earliest symptoms of Glaucoma is having a cloudy-looking cornea, especially in children. Some of the other warning signs include increased sensitivity to light. For example, patients can start seeing halos around bright lights. Another red flag is having ......read more
Sharjah, May 23, 2020:
The Department of Family Development Centers (DFDC) of the institutions of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah recently organized, in cooperation with the Family Development Foundation in Abu Dhabi (FDF) a webinar entitled “Bode well … Eid Mubarak”.
This comes as part of the DFDC’s keenness to enhance cooperation and coordination with the social-sector-related authorities and institutions to bolster the UAE’s efforts in countering the repercussions of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The even falls under the virtual social campaign “Bode Well” launched by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family ......read more
Strata and Mubadala Healthcare collaborate to create multiple medical supplies to prevent the spread of coronavirus
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 21 May 2020:
Mubadala Healthcare and Strata Manufacturing (Strata), Mubadala’s composite aero-structures manufacturing company, are collaborating to manufacture essential medical supplies and support the fight against COVID-19, utilizing additive manufacturing to produce intubation capsule, face shields and ear guards.
The cooperation is part of Mubadala’s #WeAreDedicated campaign aimed at fostering collaboration across diverse enterprises and sectors to protect the community, and to support the UAE government in its COVID-19 response and mitigation.
A joint team was established to identify the requirements and business needs of the ......read more
• Laser beam technology identifies the virus as soon as blood cells are infected
• Camera detects morphological change in blood cells
• Tests and instant results can be provided in public places
• Introducing this technology reinforces the UAE’s position as a center for research, innovation and technology
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020: (AETOSWire) – QuantLase Imaging Lab, the medical-research arm of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed International Holdings Company (IHC), announced that it has developed novel equipment which enables for much faster mass screenings, with test results available in seconds and allowing testing on a wider scale. This break-through will enable ‘Mass-scale screening’, changing the whole dimension of ......read more
• ‘Our New Earth’ microsite https://www.ournew.earth/ is a health, wellness and development focused ‘Guide On The New Normal’ to coach people to allow them to thrive in this new style of living with a focus on the different roles they play within a society for the self, for the parent in you, the employers/ business owners as well as the employee.
• It is important for us to holistically focus on Physical, Emotional and Mental health to enable our readiness and preparedness to manage this crisis constructively
• The microsite also provides essential guidance for people dependent industries like manufacturing, services, retail and construction. The concept of Our New Earth: https://youtu.be/8ReOKTHUWfI
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2020: ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 May 2020: Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting the part of your brain that regulates sleep. As a result, the patient experience excessive daytime sleepiness and a sudden loss of muscle control (called cataplexy) causing you to fall asleep during normal daytime activities such as working or studying. These episodes are often triggered by strong emotions. Narcolepsy is more common than you probably realize affecting about 1 in 2,000 people—and while there is not yet a cure, there are plenty of ways you can reduce the symptoms.
Dr. Trilok Chand, Specialist - Respiratory Medicine at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi shares recommendation for diagnosing and treating narcolepsy:
What are the causes?
Narcolepsy can be familial and it runs in families that mean it is ......read more
• Ericsson webinar spotlights the importance of maintaining mobile communications as critical infrastructure
• In the long term, safeguarding and strengthening key digital infrastructures are key priorities
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020: organized a media webinar to discuss network capacity, performance and digitization as service providers gear up for an unprecedented situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ericsson presented how the company is working with telecom service providers to manage their networks and face continued changes in traffic patterns during uncertain times.
Chafic Traboulsi, Head of Networks at Ericsson Middle East & Africa says: “During these challenging times, service providers are focusing their attention on solving the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020: Over 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – leading to patients facing a lengthy wait for their health issues to be resolved, a new study reveals.
The CovidSurg Collaborative has projected that, based on a 12-week period of peak disruption to hospital services due to COVID-19, 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide will cancelled or postponed in 2020.
The modelling study, published in the British Journal of Surgery, indicates that each additional week of disruption to hospital services will be associated with a further 2.4 million cancellations.
Led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, researchers collected detailed information from surgeons across 359 hospitals and 71 countries ......read more
SHARJAH - May 18, 2020: Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, has setup a full-fledged field laboratory dedicated to the nation’s fight against Covid-19.
The new field laboratory was setup within a 48 hours window, within the Covid -19 dedicated field hospital setup by the UAE government at the Sharjah Expo Center. The new field laboratory plays a key role in the UAE’s initiative to contain and fight Covid-19.
In order to strengthen the UAE’s fight against COVID-19, the UAE’s government built the Covid – 19 field hospital on April 10, 2020 with the specialized laboratory set up by Pure Health at a record time of 48 hours. The facility, aimed at increasing patient capacity amid the Covid-19 outbreak, has raised the nationwide hospital capacity to more than 5,000 beds in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 18 May 2020: The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) remains committed to quality care and patient safety, especially in times of crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, AAAASF has worked tirelessly to keep facilities up to date with the most current information. AAAASF Executive Director, Thomas S. Terranova said ”We have implemented tools and gathered resources so our accredited facilities can make the best-informed choices possible, as surgery facilities begin to reopen, AAAASF is ready to assist accredited facilities in ensuring that clinic operations are carried out in the safest manner possible.”
Mr. Thomas added “AAAASF has developed an approach that facilities can use in order to achieve the most efficient path to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020: World Family Doctor Day, which comes on the 19th of May and being held this year under the theme “Family doctors on the front line”, has an additional impetus as it coincides with the challenges posed by the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). In this respect, the UAE has been at the forefront of the countries worldwide, thanks to the rapid response of its government system response by harnessing all logistical and human resources. Also, the efforts of the health authorities and sectors have been obvious, while family doctors teamed up with their fellows on the frontline of defense to provide the necessary health care.
His Excellency Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, pointed ......read more
With the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, medical experts from one of the leading fertility clinic Middle East – IVI Fertility suggest extra care and precautions to improve immunity while fasting
Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for the region. Fasting, held from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, is very crucial. For the first time ever, we are experiencing an event that has brought the world to a standstill. So, it poses an important question as to how should we celebrate Ramadan in its true essence during this pandemic, while also taking care of our health?
These are special times and call for extraordinary measures. While we all are taking relevant precautions against COVID-19, it’s equally necessary to build a strong immune system during this time. Taking care of your immunity becomes especially important if ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020: Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, has published a report on how to successfully manage and navigate insurance and risk management during these challenging times. The report reinforces Marsh’s commitment to guiding and supporting the region’s businesses through the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
As uncertainty continues, businesses and economies worldwide are seeking ways to maintain business growth and continuity to protect their employees and mitigate their financial losses. From an insurance perspective, the pandemic has impacted property, casualty, event cancellation, management liability, cyber and credit risk and in this report, Marsh highlights the ways in which businesses can proactively respond to ......read more
On World Hypertension Day, doctors at RAK Hospital remind patients not to be too stressed about the situation, avoid panic, and find new activities to learn.
Focus on lifestyle changes and building a strong immune system to fight COVID 19; those who are fasting should take their medicine after Iftar.
May 16th, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Hypertensive patients suffering from anxiety due to Covid-19 pandemic should make a conscious effort not to stress over the situation, but instead opt for relaxation exercises and experiment with new activities. To drive the point home, RAK Hospital has organized a Facebook Live session on World Hypertension Day, titled, ‘Manage hypertension in this pandemic’, the session will advise people on different ways to reduce stress levels during these trying ......read more
Pinca’s New CSR initiative promises to spread joy to the children of our communities during the pandemic
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020: Pinca, the region’s leading toy distributor has developed a CSR initiative designed to support the most deserving children in our communities and they need your help! Partnering with some of the biggest and best loved toy brands, PINCA is asking everyone to nominate a child within their community that has been adversely affected by the Pandemic. From those whose families have been affected in this time through redundancy, salary reductions, illness or separation, to those children who tested positive to Covid-19 and made a full recovery or may still be in hospital today.
Siemens refrigerators donated to DHA
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has spread viciously through all continents, leaving countries all over the world in a state of emergency. Now, more than ever, societies are called upon to support one another, and global leaders in all industries to play their part in contributing to global health defense. With great impact comes great responsibility, and BSH Home Appliances Group has always led by example with the company’s strong sense of social responsibility and contribution.
BSH Middle East FZE formally processed the donation of a number of Siemens home appliances to the Dubai Health Authorities, with the support of its local Siemens distributor in Dubai, Better Life. The donation took place in the presence of BSH Middle East FZE ......read more
**The Al Wasl-based Dermalase Clinic, to be handled by leading beauty and wellness specialists, is part of the expansion plan of the Group that has presence in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Kuwait**
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 15, March 2020: Avivo Group, one of the fastest-growing healthcare service providers in the GCC, has opened an exclusive beauty-enhancement and wellness clinic in Dubai’s Box Park as Aesthetic services top the list of medical tourism in the emirate.
While inaugurating the Dermalase Clinic in Al Wasl, Dubai Health Authority’s ......read more
Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 14, 2020: Ajman Free Zone signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi German Hospital Ajman with the aim of providing health services to customers, investors, and employees.
This step came as part of Ajman Free Zone's efforts to provide services of various levels to customers and investors, to enable them to run their business easily and conveniently. The region not only provided services to facilitate the establishment of businesses, but also extended beyond that with the provision of various services to meet the interests of ......read more
Dubai, UAE 12th March 2020: A hospital often witnesses frantic relatives rushing into an emergency room, holding their unresponsive patient. With shallow breathing, dangerously low blood pressure and oxygen levels, and a high fever, most individuals are of the opinion that the heart of the patient is in jeopardy of stopping if left untreated any longer.
Life and death situations like this are a common occurrence in an Emergency Room. And this specialty plays a vital role in the healthcare system.
“Emergency medicine is an extremely important segment of the healthcare ......read more
Global mental health consultant maintains bioenergetic science to further improve health treatment outcomes in Arab region
Dubai, UAE, 11 March 2020: Renowned motivational speaker and mental health consultant Dr. Ahmed Emara was honoured in Dubai recently by H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), at the 8th Women’s Health Congress in recognition of his groundbreaking contributions to physical wellness and healing in the emirate.
Dr. Emara was one of the distinguished lecturers at the Congress ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, 10 March 2020: In pursuance of customer happiness, community safety, and overall visitor hygiene, Sahara Centre, a leading retail, dining, entertainment, and leisure destination, is proud to pioneer the installation of handrail UV sterilizers on its escalators’ handrails. The sterilizers wipe out 99.99 per cent of germs on handrails through a process known as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI).
This comes as part of Sahara Centre’s care for the well-being of its visitors, especially children, by consistently introducing initiatives ......read more
March 10, 2019, Dubai, UAE – Vision is often considered to be the most valuable of the senses. The eyes perform the vital function of sight by a complicated physical and chemical process which is prone to disease especially with advancing age. Due to modern medicine and advances in lifestyle, we are all living longer, and age is a key factor in decreased eye function.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss in people aged 60 and older. AMD affects the macula, a small, yet extremely important area in the retina responsible for ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 10, 2020: While health authorities across the world are asking travelers to postpone their travel plans unless necessary, it is important for those who travel to know the checks and measures in place as well as their responsibility, especially if they have recently traveled to places of widespread coronavirus transmission.
On Thursday, 5 March, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention asked all citizens and residents to avoid travelling due to COVID-19. The Ministry highlighted that if travel is necessary, preventive measures will be taken upon ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2020: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received today a high-level delegation from the British Embassy.
The delegation was led by HE Andrew Jackson, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates.
Al Qutami discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the medical field. He highlighted the long-standing relationship between the two countries and the potential to build on collaboration opportunities.
The two sides discussed ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 08, 2020: Recent advances in maternal and Fetal medicine have undoubtedly taken many pregnancies to term and improved the well-being of preterm babies as well as twin/triplet pregnancies. In wake of the same, IVI Middle East Abu Dhabi started its IVI Fetal Medical Centre to enhance fetal care in the UAE and the region. IVI Fetal emphasises that fetal medicine is way different from the typical gynaecological care during pregnancy.
According to Dr. Desislava, Lead, Fetal Medicine, IVI Fetal Clinic, which is a part of the IVI Fertility ......read more
Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 07, 2020: Ajman Free Zone signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Preventive Medicine Ajman, part of Ajman Medical Zone, with the aim of providing distinctive and exceptional services to investors, companies’ employees and workers, in the Free Zone.
The two parties have agreed to exchange data and information that contributes to a smooth and rapid completion of transactions, as well as enhance cooperation in the field of new technologies and procedures to better serve AFZ's customers. The agreement also ......read more
Spring Clean your Health
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2020: According to the IDF (International Diabetes Federation), 32 per cent of the adult population (age 20-79) in the UAE, including both UAE nationals and expatriates, will be living with diabetes or prediabetes over the next decade. Type 2 Diabetes is an illness that can be managed but also affects your blood pressure, cholesterol and heart.
The CDC (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that eliminating three risk factors – poor diet, inactivity and smoking – would prevent: ......read more
• Admin and HR professionals most likely to be asked to work remotely
• Firms in hospitality, aviation and logistics planning redundancies and unpaid leaves
Dubai, UAE, 4 March 2020 – With the Coronavirus outbreak spreading across the world, one-third of Gulf-based employers are planning to have staff work from home, according to a survey conducted by Middle East employment portal, GulfTalent.
The survey received responses from 1,600 company executives, managers and human resource professionals across the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council ......read more
Patients suffering from complicated liver problems get a new lease of life with liver transplants
Middle East, 4th March 2020: Liver is a unique organ and so is liver failure. Failure of organs like kidney, heart, pancreas, small intestine can be managed medically or bridged for some time (i.e., Dialysis for kidney, Ventricular assist devices for heart, insulin for pancreas, parenteral nutrition for small bowel). However, till date, medical science has not been able to give us an artificial way of substituting functions of the liver. The only way to save the life of patients with liver ......read more
[Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2020]: RIZEK, the UAE’s upcoming online marketplace that connects freelance service professionals with end customers, has partnered with NMC Healthcare in a first-of-its-kind-deal, to facilitate on-demand medical service in the UAE — becoming the UAE’s first online marketplace to offer such a service.
From intravenous therapy to intramuscular injections, nursing and physiotherapy, the requested services will be provided by experienced doctors, nurses, and physiotherapists from NMC hospitals and its ProVita and CosmeSurge arms.
Through this ......read more
They discuss when to visit a healthcare centre, how testing works and how to protect yourself from the coronavirus.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 4, 2020: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) health professionals provide answers to some of the most pressing questions with regard to COVID-19.
Dr Abdulla Al Rasasi, Head of Preventive Medicine Section in Public Health Protection Department at the DHA says, “My advice to community members would be to avoid getting into a panic mode. All the relevant authorities including health authorities in the UAE are working together ......read more
RAK Hospital aims to dispel panic among residents and educates them on the dos and don’ts of Covid-19
Distributes wet tissues and hand sanitisers among officegoers and mall workers in the bid to promote the practice of keeping hands clean
March 03, 2020 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In order to educate corporate employees on Coronavirus and to dispel the panic ensuing in the wake of the cases discovered in the UAE, RAK Hospital is currently running an emirate-wide campaign on creating awareness on the disease. The hospital is the first healthcare ......read more
Sharjah, March 3, 2020: The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs has launched on Monday the 14th edition of the Breastfeeding Guides Program, with the participation of 20 trainees from working mothers, housewives and women interested in breastfeeding affairs from various nationalities.
The 12-day event is provided in both Arabic and English and it aims to get the trainees acquainted with the benefits and importance of breastfeeding, understand the needs of the newborn, and highlight the components of breast ......read more
Dubai, United Health Authority, March 1, 2020: Facemasks are recommended for people who are sick with a flu to prevent infecting others but it is not a precaution to protect yourself against COVID-19, says a top health official.
Dr. Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section in the DHA’s Public Health Protection Department says, “The general public do not need to wear face masks, medical professionals most certainly need to and they have special face masks. In fact, if the public wear facemasks, they run the risk of infecting themselves with a flu because ......read more
RAK Hospital’s Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Center will be open to complimentary visits from 1st to 5th March 2020, 2pm to 4pm
The hospital’s physiotherapist, podiatrist and dietician will guide visitors to better foot health
Diabetic Foot and lower limb complications impact around 40 to 60 million people globally; certain foods also encourage inflammation in our feet
February 26th, 2020 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In order to educate UAE residents on ailments and conditions related to foot health, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah is offering a five-day ......read more
• Kriwet, currently a member of the Executive Committee and Chief Business Leader of Connected Care at Royal Philips, will move to Europe’s leading home appliance manufacturer as CEO on July 1, 2020
• The 48-year-old, with a PhD in business administration, succeeds Uwe Raschke, who, alongside his duties on the Robert Bosch Board of Management, has led BSH since July 2019
“I am personally committed to improving the quality of life for people worldwide. Modern home appliances, in combination with digital technologies, can make a significant ......read more
• His Highness expressed happiness over the services offered by Thumbay Medicity
• Thumbay Medicity features the new Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region with state-of-the-art healthcare delivery systems, having 350-bed capacity, an exclusive 100-bed Long Term Care & Rehabilitation Unit, a unique Therapeutic Garden and a robotic pharmacy.
• Thumbay Medicity will serve 20,000+ people daily, with advanced facilities in education, healthcare and research.
23rd February , 2020 : His Highness Sheikh ......read more
• The agreement aims to promote healthy lifestyle for the community through sponsoring local and international sport events
• ADSC first to partner with Agthia on new recycling and collection programme
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 February 2020: Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in the presence of H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mheiri, the UAE’s Minister of State For Food Security, on the sidelines of Gulfood 2020, ......read more
• Centre to begin robotic surgeries within the next three months
• Highly specialised doctors have already completed training in robotic surgery, which is the future of minimally invasive-surgeries.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 February, 2020: Rashid Hospital’s Trauma Centre is one of the top ten in the MENA region and Europe said a top health official.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated the 4th International Trauma Conference and highlighted the achievements of the largest trauma ......read more
RAK Hospital adopts superior surgical innovation to ensure unprecedented accuracy, patient safety and better clinical outcome
February 16th, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In a breakthrough development, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has become the first hospital in the UAE to perform cervical spine surgery using the 3D printed model on a patient suffering from damaged cervical spine. The new kid on the technology block in the country, use of 3D printed model has added unprecedented accuracy to surgical methods, further reducing the time of the procedure and increasing ......read more
• The Mas’ool initiative, introduced in 2011, is part of SEHA’s strategy to establish clear channels that allow patients and community members to provide feedback on its services and facilities.
• 2019 Masoo’l session gathered 1100 Patients
Abu Dhabi,16 Feb 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has concluded its sixteenth session of the Mas’ool initiative. The initiative, which means ‘responsible’ in English, launched in 2011 to create an open dialogue between ......read more
ABU DHABI, 15 Feb. 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network,is organizing the ninth edition of the SEHA International Radiology Conference, taking place on February 20 and 21, 2020. The conference will be held in the Rosewood Abu Dhabi and will converge leading radiologists; surgeons and medical consultants in the UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, wider MENA region, USA, and Ireland. This year’s edition will focus on the imaging technological advancements and diagnostics that are accelerating change in the field of radiology.
The ......read more
IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says experts should continue to research on how next-gen technology can help address infertility
UAE, 13th February 2020: Studies showing how fertility experts can leverage the next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology to assist infertile couples in their arduous parenthood journey are growing with promising results. The latest study to have come out in this regard is in the United States.
Researchers have claimed that the results of their study could help enhance the success rate of In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) ......read more
DUBAI – February 12, 2020: Aster Hospitals Dubai, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare in the Middle East and India, recently hosted international medical education program PACESprep course at its unit in Al Qusais. The PACESprep is a preparatory course for physicians, who aspire to become Members of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) UK. A total of 16 candidates from all over the Middle East participated in the course, which has been conducted five times earlier at MIMS Hospital Kottakkal in Kerala, India and this happened in Dubai for ......read more
Five hospitals of Aster DM Healthcare group, out of which three are India based, received awards in various categories
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020: Five hospitals of Aster DM Healthcare group were recognized with the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) Awards 2020, which recently concluded in Bengaluru. The annual award by AHPI recognizes and celebrates the excellence achieved by healthcare organizations across various fields.
Aster Medcity- Kochi, Kerala was conferred with the ‘Excellence in Community Engagement’ and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 February 2020: Losing weight is not hard, and finding motivation start the weight loss journey is harder.
That's probably why, that the number of overweight people consistently rises while, at the same time, there are fewer people embarking on weight loss journey of their own.
Mrs Cynthia has put together tips that help start and stick to a healthy weight loss plan and stay motivated all along.
1. Remind yourself about why you wanted to lose weight in the first place
Make a list of all the reasons why you want to lose ......read more
Global dairy ingredients business, NZMP, to showcase the potential for protein-fortified dairy nutrition in the Middle East & Africa snacking industry - which is forecast to reach US$58.6m by 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 09, 2020: NZMP, Fonterra’s global ingredients and solutions business, is set to target the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region's rapidly growing snacking category with a multi-product showcase at Gulfood 2020. The aim is to provide food & beverage manufacturers with the ingredients and insights required to ......read more
Protein-based therapeutics prevent protein aggregation associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases
● Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible and progressive brain disorder, is the most common cause of dementia.
● A hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is the aggregation of the amyloid-β (Aβ) protein in a process that is toxic to the brain’s neurons. As neurons die, this slowly destroys memory and cognitive function.
● NYUAD researchers have developed small proteins called ......read more
KLAS Research recognizes TrakCare and HealthShare Unified Care Record for superior customer satisfaction
Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2020: InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, today announced that KLAS Research has named InterSystems TrakCare® unified healthcare information system as the 2020 Best in KLAS award winner in the Asia/Oceania Region for Global Acute Care EMR, and InterSystems HealthShare® Unified Care Record as the Category Leader for Interoperability Platforms.
The “2020 ......read more
International campaign educates consumers about walnuts’ unique nutrient composition and how just 3 handfuls each week can improve overall wellness
Dubai, UAE - February 5, 2020: The California Walnut Commission announced today the launch of the “Power of 3” global marketing initiative, the first campaign of its scale aiming to educate consumers about how eating walnuts is a simple way to boost overall nutrition, worth sharing with friends and family in the spirit of love this February. The program will run in nine countries including ......read more
• The IVF institution has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the disease that continues to cause millions of deaths worldwide
• Fertility expert says fertility preservation offers hope to cancer patients desirous of starting a family post recovery
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4th Feb 2020: IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic will join the world in marking the ‘World Cancer Day’ by launching a campaign to spread awareness about the disease and its correlation to fertility and starting a family.
As part of this initiative, IVI Middle East has ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 03, 2020: Aster Hospitals Dubai, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, has achieved diamond level accreditation status from Accreditation Canada reaffirming the confidence of residents in the qualitative healthcare services provided by Aster Hospitals. This new accreditation confirms Aster Hospitals’ status as a truly world-class provider of health services and a vital player in the UAE healthcare ecosystem.
The Accreditation Canada diamond ......read more
The one-hour session is based on a breakthrough study by Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Neurosurgeon
Abu Dhabi,01 February 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, welcomed medical experts to a Grand Rounds Event titled ‘Use of Stem Cells in the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury’ with Dr. Mohamad Bydon, M.D., Neurosurgeon and Professor of Neurologie Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and Health Services Research.
The one-hour session was hosted at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, and is based on the recently released ......read more
HUR’s participation will showcase the importance of rehabilitation in the case of Orthopedic surgery and in terms of helping reduce obesity and manage type 2 diabetes
The HUR type 2 diabetes (T2D) concept is designed to be used in strength training as a therapeutic modality in treatment of T2D by using the HUR’s Natural Transmission method
30th January 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – HUR, a Finnish manufacturer of exercise, rehabilitation and wellness equipment is all set to showcase innovative solutions at Arab Health 2020, the largest gathering of healthcare ......read more
• Highlighting the importance of nutrition for consumers’ health, local and international nutrition experts discuss how to better ensure transparency in labeling and nutritional information.
• The Italian labelling system presented as a model that allows for informed choices by consumers.
Dubai, UAE - 30 January 2020: In an effort to dispel health and nutrition misconceptions among consumers, European and local health and nutrition experts discussed the importance of informative Front-of-Pack labelling (FoPL) of ......read more
Executives from MEA MedTech trade association lead discussion at Arab Health 2020 on the future of regional healthcare outcomes, urging adoption of new approaches to ensure a bright new era for patients
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 January, 2020: Regional MedTech trade association Mecomed led a vital discussion on the future of the MEA healthcare sector at this year’s Arab Health event, urging industry professionals and other healthcare stakeholders to focus on patient-centered care.
In a session called “Shaping the MedTech Industry, while keeping the ......read more
The month of February celebrates Valentine’s Day, and Aster Pharmacy is encouraging everyone to take some time and give their hearts some extra love! A human heart requires nurturing, attention and good care if it is to be healthy and functioning perfectly. With a major shift in lifestyle and daily routines, one tends to overlook the care and attention given to one of the most important organs in the body.
Many health conditions and lifestyle choices contribute to cardiac diseases, which is the No.1 cause of fatalities around the world. These include high blood ......read more
The move is in line with the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health's plans for digital transformation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 30, 2020: In the presence of the Deputy Minister of Health for Development and Planning Professor Fahad Al-Jalajel, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group launched the new version of its smartphone app integrating all its healthcare services, during its participation in the "Arab Health Exibition 2020" located in Dubai.
The unveiling of this new app is part of the strategy of Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group to ......read more
Dubai, 28 January 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, recently unveiled the first of its kind project in the UAE for the smart connectivity between the National Ambulance services and hospitals.
This was announced during MoHAP’s participation in the Arab Health 2020, which is held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, January 27 – 30.
The new project comes as part of MoHAP’s endeavors to explore the healthcare future and achieve the objectives of the year of preparing for the next 50 years.
Implemented in partnership with the National Ambulance ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28, 2020: His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman, received Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group at the Ruler’s Court on 27th January 2020. Dr. Thumbay Moideen briefed His Highness about the latest developments and progress of Thumbay Group, especially in the Group’s three pillars of Education, Healthcare & Research.
Dr. Thumbay Moideen thanked His Highness for all the support given to Thumbay Group and briefed him about the progress of ......read more
The meeting aims to advance bilateral relations and enhance cooperation in health field
January 28, 2020: H.E. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has discussed with Dr.Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Minister of Health of Saudi Arabia and Kuwaiti Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, ways of boosting cooperation and coordination in the health sector.
The meeting was held today on the sidelines of the 45th Arab Health being held at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 27 to ......read more
When did you last have your Pap Smear Test?
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 27, 2020: It’s cervical cancer awareness month and as well as raising awareness, it is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of regular screening tests and follow up care to prevent cervical cancer. With branches that are all equipped with expertly-trained gynecologists, Aster Clinics is encouraging women to book in for their PAP smear and HPV vaccine at their nearest community branch.
In the UAE, at least 108 women are newly diagnosed with cervical ......read more
Dubai, 26 January 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has recently launched the AI-based first of its kind device to evaluate diabetic foot wounds, through a handheld diagnostic tool providing the management of chronic wounds according to the fast track.
This was announced as part of MoHAP’s participation in the Arab Health 2020, which is held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, January 27 – 30.
MoHAP added: “The new device, which was launched in cooperation with Emitac Healthcare Solutions, is now available at MoHAP’s diabetes clinics in health ......read more
United Arab Emirates January 2020 - TECHNO CONCEPT is the designer and manufacturer of specialist medical devices used in Physical Medicine and Neurorehabilitation. TECHNO CONCEPT, a true "Made In France" startup, with a unique know-how resulting from 15 years of research in neurosciences, launched Vibramoov in 2016, an innovative therapeutic solution to treat motor disorders in patients who have suffered neurological damage.
Innovation at the heart of TECHNO CONCEPT's business
Launched in 2016, Vibramoov technology has taken TECHNO CONCEPT to a new level by opening the ......read more
Patient suffering from end stage liver disease receives live liver transplant with brother as donor
Both patient and donor were Jehovah’s Witnesses
Specialized resources arranged to support the surgery
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2020: In yet another commitment to saving lives using the latest technologies in medical treatment, Aster CMI Hospital Bangalore successfully performed India’s first live liver transplant on Jehovah’s Witnesses from Nigeria. The surgery was challenging compared to a normal liver transplant ......read more
• The UAE’s largest healthcare provider will be hosting Arab Health as Official Congress Partner
JANUARY 25, 2020 - Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is exhibiting at and hosting Arab Health Conference, as an Official Congress Partner. The company’s representatives will also be speaking on multiple panels to discuss the latest trends within the MENA region’s healthcare sector. Arab Health is the premier medical and healthcare conference in the Middle East for over 45 years, and will be held in ......read more