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    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, and medically supervised weight-loss programs, others have unfortunately failed in their attempts to do so, leading to the need for bariatric surgery – in some cases, on repeated occasions.  One of the latest repeat surgeries was ......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 cases range from victims of traffic accidents and fall, to workplace-related injuries caused due to long hours of being seated. Orthopedic surgeons at SEHA hospitals have managed over 10,464 complex bone and fracture operations since 2017, ......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 had already had two surgeries in different countries, but her problem had not been solved. Her condition had gotten so bad that she had to wake up in the middle of the night to drink sugar syrup to keep her stamina up. This, however, led to increased ......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_Çáíæã# 5aday”, and in collaboration with the Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), Sharjah Cooperative Society.  The world’s first online campaign, that brings together the health awareness and tourist promotion, aims to raise the community awareness about eating at least 400 gm, or five portions, of fruit and vegetables per day to reduce enormous health risks, such as heart ......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 of the lung using localized anesthesia without causing any internal bleeding. Dr. Saber Al-Mishal, Head of the Pulmonology Department stated: “This case was extremely sensitive due to the location of the pin. Our doctors had to carefully ......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 preventive medicine centers, and 3 medical examination centers for residency. While Birth and death certificates services will also be available during the Eid Al-Adha holiday in a shift system. Health Centers Are Well-Prepared for Receiving ......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, “The appointment is a part of our long-term strategy to create a sustainable business that is well-equipped to meet the needs of the market and the people. Having seen Aster DM Healthcare being built brick by brick over the last three decades, ......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 extensively advocates breastfeeding and imparts breastfeeding education and awareness to expecting mothers and the community at large. Doctors and nurses are encouraged to undergo the Lactation Consultant Training Program and today the hospital has ......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 of the Abu Dhabi government, citizens and residents.  This was a decision in-line with the Abu Dhabi government’s commitment to provide people from across the UAE with the highest quality of care and treatment, and to ensure that ......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, full body workout and cool down. As part of the launch celebration, the centre will be open to first-timers allowing them to experience the work out formats for select days.    The mind.fit vertical was introduced to provide a seamless ......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 for MoHAP’s efforts to speed up the drug registration process for the benefit of both the individual and society. “Nowadays, we are registering our innovative products in the UAE among the first countries worldwide, after being approved ......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 hospital.   Commenting on this, Dr. Sherbaz Bichu, CEO of Aster Hospitals UAE, said, “Our Cath lab in Mankhool is one of the very few centers in the UAE that offers 24x7 emergency angiogram and angioplasty for patients with acute heart ......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 Down syndrome patients. The project involves effective communication between the different departments of multidisciplinary clinics, which include all those involved in the care of Down Syndrome children, including the clinical genetic counselor, ......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 remain firmly established and we are seeking to achieve our immediate priorities.  “We are confident that we can lay the foundations to pursue future success. The priority this year is to focus on recovery and we have already laid much of ......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 throughout the development work, pointing out that the hospital has provided all the possible alternatives to ensure offering the medical services to their fullest extent. He also shed light on MoHAP’s keenness to constantly follow up the ......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 Organization ((WHO).    The ministry's campaigns, which usually provide free medical examinations and witness the distribution of awareness leaflets on ways of transmission, prevention methods, diagnosis and treatment option, aim to ......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, Stuttering/Fluency disorder, Autism, ADHD, Swallowing disorder, Adulthood language disorder and Voice Disorders. The speech therapist at Al Rahba Hospital has completed over 300 treatment sessions over the past three months. Dr. Amna al-Mehairi, Acting ......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 concerns.    Those suffering from asthma and frequent allergies are often the worst hit. Hot and humid weather, particularly when the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere crosses 50 per cent, has been linked to increased asthma ......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 of liver cancer in the Middle East and liver failure due to progression of cirrhosis is the primary reason for liver transplant in the UAE. With effective patient screening, physicians are confident that a large number of cases could be avoided ......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 ligaments, arteries and nerves feeding the hand. Medical staff at Mafraq completed the complex procedure using microscopic surgery techniques that successfully restored blood flow and hand hydration and reinstated the bones, arteries and ligaments ......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 health. Building on their mission to help improve mental health across the Middle East, The LightHouse Arabia has created a platform for intervention to happen earlier, through the launch of Teen-to-Teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) ......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 evaluation tour which the JCI Committee conducts every three years for all the accredited centers. Continuous Improvement of Healthcare Services Commenting on this achievement, H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of 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 of Entrepreneur Annual Conclave 2019 in New Delhi. The event brought together over 500+ attendees celebrating the achievements of entrepreneurs and innovators from different walks of life.   The prestigious accolade is in recognition of ......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 Chief Information Officer at SEHA, said: "We are committed to providing the latest technologies and harnessing them to service our clients across the numerous medical facilities. We are continually improving our processes to meet and exceed ......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 the group.    The clinic is located at Umm Al Sheif Road, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai and plans to service patients with most advanced and innovative techniques for both surgical and non-surgical treatments like Plastic Surgery, Hair ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    Varicocele is the one of the leading medical conditions that causes male infertility

    Varicoceles can be found in 15 percent of the adult male population  Abu Dhabi, UAE,  19 December 2018:   Infertility has traditionally been linked as a woman’s issue. However, failure to conceive can also be due to fertility issues in male partners. Studies suggest that a male related factors accounts for approximately 40percent of all infertility cases. While there are several reasons that can affect a man’s fertility, varicocele is also a very common condition today. Varicocele is an unusual enlargement of the veins that drain the deoxygenated blood ......read more

    New survey shows medical insurance is as important to expats as all other benefits combined.

    Health insurance really matters to expatriate workers in the UAE In the UAE, 45% of expatriate (expat) workers, and a similar number of their dependents, visit doctors, clinics or hospitals at least four times a year. Some 65% of expat workers in the UAE would be prepared to sacrifice 1-5% of their annual salary for better medical coverage. The remaining 35% would be prepared to make a greater sacrifice. The importance of medical insurance to expat employees is roughly the same as the importance of life insurance, education allowance and housing allowance combined. Dubai, 19 ......read more

    Gold's Gym Reef Mall Refurbishment a Standard Bearer for Twenty-first Century Workout

    Dubai, UAE (December 19, 2018):   Gold’s Gym is taking fitness solutions to another level in the UAE with an ambitious refurbishment of its Reef Mall Club in Dubai which will transform the popular gym into a standard bearer for the fitness industry.   Slated for completion by early 2019, the major re-development project will see the gym facility fitted with the latest state-of-the-art equipment. The gym will also house a separate ladies-only facility.   The wide range of amenities on offer will include an indoor running track, a cycling studio, a ......read more

    RAK Hospitality Holding Signs MoU with Beit Al Khair Society

    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, December 18, 2018:   RAK Hospitality Holding (RAKHH), represented by its chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Beit Al Khair Society, represented by HE Abdeen Taher Al Awadhi, General Manager of Beit Al Khair Society. The signing was also attended by Mr. Yannis Anagnostakis, CEO of RAKHH, Mr. Saeed Mubarak Al Mazroui, Deputy General Manager of Beit Al Khair Society, and a group of directors from both parties along with a number of RAK’s community and senior ......read more

    Weight loss and how to maintain it during the festive season

    Ms. May Al Joudeh, Clinical Dietician, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain   Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  1. What are the best recommendations to maintain your ideal weight after losing the extra pounds?   Maintaining an ideal weight is not easy, yet it is not as hard as it seems. It is important to keep an ideal weight because it reflects an overall healthy body and protects you against diseases on the long term. The easiest way to maintain an ideal weight is to balance the calories we consume with our workout. Balancing calories means following a healthy ......read more

    Hospitals and clinics warned to do check-ups on new law as healthcare competition heats up

    Fines and medical license suspensions could put some out of business says law firm Dubai, UAE, 18 December, 2018:   UAE hospitals and clinics have been warned to do a thorough check-up of the new law which protects consumers from healthcare scams before using social media to stand out in the increasingly competitive market. Sunil Thacker, Senior Partner at STA Law Firm, believes some healthcare establishments could be forced out of business through not paying proper attention to the Federal National Council law passed in October. “The healthcare industry has become ......read more

    DHA Director-General inspects progress of expansion projects.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2018:   Keeping pace with the growing population and the need to enhance specialised care, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has undertaken major expansion plans in areas of need to provide high-quality medical services to the population and visitors.   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA recently inspected the progress of some of the under construction projects at the DHA.    Al Qusais Primary Health Centre:  The new Al Qusais Centre will add to the network of 14 DHA primary ......read more

    Aetna International paper examines the role of behavioural and genetic data in detecting and preventing disease

    40 percent of premature deaths are the result of individual behaviour, with obesity and smoking as the leading causes of death. Genetic predisposition and social circumstances are also important factors. Advances in science and technology can help curb the rate of premature deaths, by predicting and preventing health episodes before they happen. Aetna International explores a holistic approach to individual health, partnering technology with expertise from health care professionals. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 12 December, 2018:  Leading global health and wellness ......read more

    Julphar to Launch Wearable Insulin Delivery Device in GCC

    Exclusive distribution agreement signed with US medical technology company, Valeritas ‘High-tech device will help empower diabetes sufferers to take control of their condition,’ says Julphar GM December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with medical technology company Valeritas Holdings, Inc. to bring its V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device to the GCC.   The device is an all-in-one, wearable insulin delivery ......read more

    Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner at Atlantis - The Palm

    Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2018:  Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Child Early Intervention Medical Center and Child Learning and Enrichment Medical Center, in collaboration with the Emirates Autism Society presented ‘The Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner’ at Atlantis-The Palm on Thursday 6th December 2018, hosted by international MC Enjy Kiwan.  The Event celebrated the achievements of distinguished individuals on the Autism Spectrum, who are doing their utmost to overcome challenges, and organizations who have left ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority breaks Guinness World Record for most participants in a bicycle relay

    DHA partners include Nature Valley. Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in partnership with Nature Valley broke the existing Guinness World Record for the most participants to take part in a bicycle relay.    Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay, breaking the earlier Guinness World Record of 2016 when 302 participants took part in a bicycle relay in China.  The participants cycled for 100 meters and the event took place ......read more

    Unique art exhibition dedicated to UAE's leaders marks Burjeel Day Surgery Centre's first anniversary

    Abu Dhabi, December 10, 2018:   To mark the achievements and accomplishments in the Year of Zayed, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is organizing a very special art exhibition to celebrate the legacy of the founding father of the Nation by encouraging and promoting young talent. Marking one year of operations, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is opening its doors to visitors to a unique exhibition, in association with Etihad Modern Art Gallery. Titled ‘The Seeds of Today: A Tribute to the Nation’s Leaders’, the exhibition showcases how locally-based artists can incorporate ......read more

    Medical Experts Suggest an Alarming Rise in Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers in the UAE

    There are an estimated 150 cases of lung cancer per year in the UAE,around 40 – 50 percent of these cases are at an advanced mostly incurable stage Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9 December 2018: Smoking accounts for 80 to 90 percent of the causes of lung cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however lung cancer from new forms of smoking including Midwakh, second hand smoke, lifestyle factors and genetic disorders have recently been observed as a more recognisable risk factors causing the rise of lung cancer in the ......read more

    Health Authorities advocate early screening for prevention of cardiovascular disease.

    Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Cardiac Society and World Heart Federation encourage the community to undergo regular health screening to protect against cardiovascular disease( CVD) Campaign partners displayed a LED video on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to highlight the importance of early screening for prevention of CVD and the link between high cholesterol and CVD. Authorities urge the community to address the connection between high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, high blood pressure and the world’s number 1 killer, heart disease. The ......read more

    No P-ain, No G-ain! Mega Musclemen Return to Dubai

    Multiple Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic Winner Jay Cutler and Kai Greene squeeze in one last workout before this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show Dubai, UAE – 6 December 2018:   Two of the biggest names on the international professional bodybuilder circuit - Jay Cutler and Kai Greene - joined forces for a muscle-fuelled workout overlooking Dubai’s newest entertainment destination, Bluewaters by Meraas, and its iconic landmark, Ain Dubai yesterday. Ahead of their highly-anticipated appearances at this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show, which runs Friday 7 and ......read more

    National Hospital offering special UAE National Day Health Package for AED 47th

    December 4, 2018;Abu Dhabi, UAE:   National Hospital – Abu Dhabi,along with its sister concern New National Medical Centre – Mussafah, celebrates the 47th UAE National Day by offering a Special Health Check-up Package for AED 47. The health package includes complete blood count, Vitamin D, blood sugar, ESR and specialist consultation. In addition to this, free Dental consultation and 47% discount on ‘Scaling and Polishing’ are provided. Valid from Sunday, 2nd December 2018 until December 31,  this limited time offer is ideal for expatriates with ......read more

    HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance opens In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference in Abu Dhabi today (30th November)

    The conference shed light on varied areas pertaining to reproductive medicine as it explored potential treatment and solutions for Assisted Reproductive Technologies  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 01, 2018: The 4th Annual In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference was opened today (November 30th) in Abu Dhabi by HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance. HE Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, President of the Federal National Council in the UAE also attended the opening session of the conference. Organised by IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, the In-Vitro ......read more

    Eight-hour-long critical surgery saves young man from permanent hand weakness

    RAK Hospital’s surgical team conducts successful surgery on the patient to relieve him of severe neck pain, numbness in his upper limbs and dependency on medicine November 28th, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   In an eight-hour long surgery RAK Hospital’s surgical team relieved a hypertensive young man from several years of excruciating neck pain while saving him from permanent hand weakness.  Ram Lal Gupta, a 34-year-old Indian expat was suffering from cervical spondylosis – neck arthritis that affects the joints and discs in cervical spine – with disc ......read more

    Lung Cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon with increasing incidence

    Dubai, UAE - 27 November 2018: Takeda team in Lebanon gathered insights from oncologists and pathologists who practice in different health care settings to understand how Takeda can support lung cancer patients. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon and its incidence is increasing. The National Cancer Registry data show that 1212 cases were diagnosed with lung cancer in Lebanon in 2015, while it was 993 cases in 2012 and 881 cases in 2009. While we don’t have accurate cancer mortality data from Lebanon, data from most countries indicate that lung ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs several MoU's under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed MoU’s with four international firms under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme. The aim of the MoU is to work together and introduce cutting-edge technologies in the healthcare landscape of the emirate.  The initiatives will help enhance the overall health sector and provide patients with the very best standards of care using latest technologies. As part of the fifth cycle, the companies will work with DHA for nine weeks. They will present proofs of concepts and ......read more

    PPP model to transform cardiac healthcare landscape in Dubai.

    DHA has opened the tendering process for its new facility to be built in the Rashid Medical Complex   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun the tendering process for the establishment of a state-of-the-art cardiac centre.   The centre will follow the public-private partnership (PPP) model for building the centre.  DHA will hold a bidder day on November 29 from 10am-12pm at the Conrad Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.    DHA has appointed a team of advisors, led by PricewaterhouseCoopers and supported by Mott ......read more

    UAE company launches 8-minute preventive health screening and wellness platform during men's health awareness month

    Coinciding with Men’s Health Awareness Month, a UAE company, SPOTCHECK, launches a health & wellness eco-system that combines an 8-minute non-invasive health screening focusing on lifestyle diseases and a tailored wellness program through their web and mobile application.  In the initial research 1,744 men participated between the age group of 18 and 71. The assessment focused on 30 health parameters. Results showed that out of 1,744 assessed, 24% were placed in the “careful or borderline” zone and 6% placed in the “warning” ......read more

    Club Vista Mare rounds off Dubai Fitness Challenge with biggest edition yet of Core Beats

    Beachfront destination teams up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for power-packed, rock music-themed workouts  Dubai, 20 November 2018:   Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeriah is teaming up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for the biggest edition yet of Core Beats, the free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert.  Taking place on Saturday, 24 November – the last day of the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge, the sixth edition of the concert will feature power-packed, rock-themed workouts on the beach, with an expected 300 people taking part.   With ......read more

    Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar conducts several happiness events across UAE

    Humanitarian leader spreads message of peace on the occasion of World Tolerance Day On a 4-day visit to the UAE, Gurudev inspires thousands to take up meditation to find inner strength and fulfilment Gurudev visited the country on the invitation of the Fujairah government November 19th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Meditation is the technology to expand the mind and the key to spread positivity and happiness among people. This was the crux of humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s message to the people of UAE on his 4-day visit to the country. ......read more

    UAE's VPS Healthcare expands to Sudan offering tertiary and quaternary care

    Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2018:  VPS Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service providers in the Middle East, has announced its foray into Sudan by offering coverage of tertiary and quaternary care to patients of Sudan in partnership with the country’s two major insurance providers.  Global patient care division of VPS Healthcare Group undertook the initiative. Senior officials of the Group led by Mr. Savnivise Gopinath, Director – VPS Healthcare, Dubai & India, signed agreements with the insurance companies in Sudan.  VPS Healthcare owns ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility to host the region's largest, most prestigious conference for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in the UAE

    The conference will bring international experts to the region who will give insights on breakthroughs in fertility treatments  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018: The incidence of infertility is on the rise in the UAE. Research indicates that the causes can be attributed to both female and male conditions. Hence, there is a growing demand for infertility treatments. With the entry of IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, couples have access to advanced, global quality IVF treatments, right here in the region.  As a leading provider of IVF services, IVI Middle East ......read more

    Pure Health celebrates a successful year of partnership with the UAE health ministry

    DUBAI – November 15, 2018:   Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, celebrated a successful year of partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in providing leadership and innovations in the laboratory diagnostics sector.  In 2017, Pure Health took over operations of medical diagnostic laboratories under the Ministry of Health and Prevention, starting with 11 and expanding to over 82 laboratory facilities across all the United Arab Emirates. The laboratories were renovated and updated with state-of-the-art ......read more

    Smart technology and research to tackle diabetes.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2018:   On World Diabetes Day, which takes place on November 14 every year, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed to use of incorporating technology to provide holistic care to those with the disease. DHA is working with several international firms at the Dubai Future Accelerator’s initiative to evaluate and incorporate new technology to treat and manage the disease.   Senior DHA officials including Dr Younis Kazim, CEO of Dubai Healthcare Corporation (DHC) and Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of the Specialised Healthcare ......read more

    RAK Fun Zumbathon to mark World Diabetes Day

    The event, hosted by RAK Hospital will be held on 15th November 2018, 7pm – 9pm in Marjan Island In the UAE one in five people are diabetic while another one in five are pre-diabetic November 13th, 2018; RAK Al Khaimah, UAE: In their effort to create awareness about preventing and managing Diabetes with regular physical activity and to commemorate World Diabetes Day, RAK Hospital is organizing a fun Zumbathon on 15th November 2018. The fun event will transform Marjan Island stage into a red-hot, exhilarating dance fitness explosion from 7 pm – 9 pm on that day. Hundreds ......read more

    IAHV Rehabilitation and training program provide trauma relief to 14,000 refugees

    Emirati Woman spreading peace and happiness amongst war victims and refugees of the region November 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Over 14,000 war refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon have found new lease to happiness and hope through recently-concluded training programs conducting by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and its sister organization The Art of Living. The Project which started in 2016 aims to reach out to another 4000 vulnerable, at-risk and high potential Iraqi and Syrian refugees by mid of next year, accomplishing the task of providing relief to a ......read more

    Roda Hotels and Resorts named front-runner and pioneer of the regions hospitality market and awarded two GCC Best Employer Awards through thriving properties Roda Al Bustan and Rod

    Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:    Established in 2014, Roda Hotels and Resorts continues to flourish in the ever developing UAE hospitality industry. From the seven properties within its portfolio, two have been awarded at this years GCC Best Employer of the year awards, Roda Al Bustan for ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ and Roda Amwaj Suites for ‘GCC’s Best Employer’.  Puneet Baijal, General Manager of Roda Al Bustan, a 5-star hotel neighbouring Dubai International Airport, was awarded the ‘GCC’s Best ......read more

    Superhero Color Runners Prove We Are All Unstoppable!

    The Color Run presented by Daman, marks its sixth year with the most colorful yet! Dubai, UAE, 10th November 2018:   A colorful community of ‘superheroes’ turned out in force today at the sixth edition of The Color Run presented by Daman in the UAE. Proving that fun and fitness is very much at the forefront of residents’ minds in the UAE, the Happiest 5k on the Planet was enjoyed once again by thousands of Color Runners.  This year’s Color Run Hero Tour saw families, children, fit-squads and work besties – from babies to grandparents, teens ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to transform healthcare with innovative technology.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is working with private companies from across the world to implement cutting-edge technologies to provide patients with the very best standards of care.  The initiative is part of the Dubai Future Foundation’s Dubai Accelerators programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA met with the four companies that are part of the DHA’s fifth Dubai Future Accelerators cycle. The DHA is working with these companies to brainstorm and discuss ways to implement these solutions in ......read more

    Sprint for a Great Cause at Al Maha

    Join the Al Maha Fun Run to support Al Jalila Foundation's philanthropic endeavours   Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  With an aim to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle, Al Maha, A Luxury Collection, Desert Resort & Spa is all geared up to launch their 6th edition of the Al Maha 10km Fun Run at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on Sunday, November 24th, 2018. Set in the midst of the royal Arabian dessert, Al Maha Fun Run encourages fitness buffs of Dubai, and neighbouring emirates, to participate and run for a philanthropic cause.     Located in the ......read more

    Mundipharma signs licensing agreement with Moberg Pharma to bring leading fungal nail treatment to MEA region

    EmtrixTM, the leading treatment for patients suffering from nail fungus and nail psoriasis, will be licensed by Mundipharma from the Swedish pharmaceutical company and to be marketed as part of the popular BETADINE® Infectious Disease portfolio   Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Mundipharma has signed a new agreement with Moberg Pharma, a specialist in topical treatments for nail and skin diseases, to commercialize its consumer healthcare product for the treatment of nail diseases in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).   An innovative and rapidly growing company, ......read more

    Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga's Flagship Studio opens in Burjuman.

    Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga expands its presence in Dubai; opens its flagship studio in Burjuman. It’s been an amazing and progressive journey for the Team BTAY since the inception of its first yoga studio in 1999. Known for its powerful combination of yoga techniques and modern exercises, Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga plans to come up with new modes of yoga including a ground-breaking technique called Kaya Kalp, a 90 day programme that encompasses anti-ageing powers as well as pre-natal and post-natal yoga.   Located in Burjuman Business ......read more

    Two-day Carnival Extravaganza Announces the Start of Highly Anticipated Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018

    A record of over 40,000 Dubaians attended the Opening Weekend Carnival at Dubai Festival City on October 26 and 27, and rang in the city-wide movement in style with signature entertainment including the awe-inspiring Sound and Light Show and spectacular fireworks  Main Stage acts included a strong influential line-up of fitness professionals including professional boxer, Badou Jack and fitness guru, Emily Skye to inspire the crowds to get active  Vast range of all-inclusive, free events, activities and specilised zones including mass spinning, interactive cycling, yoga on the ......read more

    Prompt medical intervention saves German tourist's life

    Frank Wehner’s leisure trip to UAE was rudely disrupted when he was rushed to the ICU with a ruptured bowel and unbearable abdominal pain  RAK Hospital quickly diagnosed the condition and performed urgent laparoscopic surgery to treat the condition; patient was able to recover in just four days 30th October, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   A happy vacation turned into an ugly life-and-death situation for 48-year-old Frank Wehner, a German tourist who was rushed to RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, with a ruptured bowel and unbearable abdominal pain. A quick blood and ......read more

    VPS Healthcare launches clinical research fellowships for Fatima College of Health Sciences nursing students

    UAE: 29th October, 2018: VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Royal Hospital and Medeor 24x7 International Hospital in Al Ain today announced the establishment of annual research fellowships for Abu Dhabi’s Fatima College of Health Sciences students. Every year, five nursing students will spend two weeks at some of the world’s top research institutions, observing the latest translational and clinical research methods. The fellowships were announced after the launch of the Moonshot Initiative, a first of its kind program in the region, to support broad-based, sustainable medical ......read more

    IVI Middle East Clinic to provide Fetal screening and diagnosis for women with low as well as high-risk pregnancies

    The center aims to provide streamlined care for women expecting a child Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 October 2018:   With an aim to enhance fetal care, IVI Middle East has announced the launch of IVI Fetal Medical Center as a part of its extensive portfolio of services. The new facility will provide comprehensive diagnosis and screening for pregnant women with low as well as high-risk pregnancies. The new service will focus on achieving a healthy pregnancy for those expecting.  The specialists at the Fetal Medicine clinic utilise advanced technologies to screen and prevent any ......read more

    Research Unveils Many Women in Uae Do Not Take Steps to Check for Breast Cancer

    Aetna International survey finds 43% of women in UAE have never checked for breast cancer 30% of those surveyed admitted they would be “too scared” to visit a doctor if they suspect they have breast cancer Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  29 October, 2018 –   A recent YouGov survey undertaken by leading global health insurance provider Aetna International found that 43% of women in the UAE said they have never taken steps to check for breast cancer. The results demonstrate the need to strengthen awareness for women of all ages in the UAE to undertake ......read more

    Avivo Group Launches a Humanitarian Drive for Breast Cancer Survivors in the UAE

    Healthcare Group providing free surgeries for Breast Cancer Survivors The Breasthetica campaign to provide three complimentary breast aesthetic surgeries worth AED 300,000 29th October 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Avivo Group, one of the fastest growing healthcare organizations in the GCC, announced the launch of Breasthetica – a social impact campaign for breast cancer survivors in the UAE providing Post Cancer Breast Aesthetic Surgery. The campaign aims to help breast cancer survivors in the country through their recovery process by offering three women free breast ......read more

    Al Tadawi Medical Centre organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Drive 2018

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  Al Tadawi Medical Centre, a leading chain of community healthcare service provider in Dubai, launched a breast cancer awareness initiative and free screening programme focused on early detection to help reduce mortality rate.   The initiative will provide 250 women offering Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultation and free mammogram test starting from October 28, 2018 to November 30, 2018. The drive will educate women on the major causes of breast cancer, which are lifestyle related, especially food habits and lack of physical activities. The ......read more

    The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Event Kicks Off the Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Dubai, UAE, October 27, 2018:   The cycle season continues and the Spinneys Dubai 92 Build-Up Ride 3 was part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge this morning with over 500 cyclists taking on the 65km route at Al Qudra Cycle Path and doing their bit to make Dubai one of the most active cities in the world.     There’s now just one more distance to cover before the 92km challenge on 14th December. The fourth, 85km Build-Up ride will be held on Friday, 23 November,  at Al Qudra Cycle Path and this will be the last ride before the biggest challenge of the ......read more

    The LightHouse Arabia: November EventsThe LightHouse Arabia: November Events

    Discover how to find balance, live life with vitality and receive support when you need it with a range of paid and free to attend events at LightHouse Arabia this coming November  Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018:  The LightHouse Arabia, a community mental health and wellness center on Al Wasl Road, offers a monthly schedule of events and workshops to address the mental health needs of adults and young people in the community, including workshops & seminar training and free- to-attend support groups.     This November, The LightHouse Arabia are offering a ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre Joins Dubai Fitness Challenge With Free Group Exercises

    Dubai, 25 October 2018:  The second season of Dubai Fitness Challenge is back and Al Ghurair Centre invites residents of Dubai to kick-start their exercise regimen.  In collaboration with Gold’s Gym Dubai, Al Ghurair Centre has unveiled numerous free fitness programs that will be lined-up every week from October 26 till November 24. All the programs are carefully designed to involve people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to exercise every day. Located within the ground floor of the mall, all participating guests can register on the spot with the team stationed ......read more

    On Your Marks, Get Set, Go: Dubai Fitness Challenge Kicks Off With a Spectacular Opening Weekend Carnival at Dubai Festival City on 26 & 27 October

    Signature entertainment including a flagship multimedia show and fireworks display will announce the start of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 on Friday 26 October All inclusive, fully-free range of events, activities, specialised zones including mass spinning,  interactive cycling, yoga on the helipad and TechnoGym zone will get participants started on their 30x30 journey Huge range of sports to explore from Cardio Football on two custom made pitches, and FIFA World Cup Championship Experience to Dragon Boat racing, and holistic wellbeing in its own dedicated zone Dubai, United ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Fitness First to promote an active lifestyle for Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Fun workouts and prizes from 26 October to 24 November      Dubai, 24 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is partnering with Fitness First to host a range of activities including body mass index measurements, group exercises, workout competitions, morning walks and more, in support of the Dubai Fitness Challenge that is running from 26 October to 24 November.    In line with the mission of the Challenge to encourage UAE residents to get active for 30 minutes every day, Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting fitness activities at China Court led by ......read more

    30-year old Doctor delays treatment, takes stroke symptoms lightly

    Recognizing brain stroke signs could be a life saver, stresses Neurologist   Evert minute the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen supply causes damage to around 2 million neurons. Stroke remains the number one killer in the UAE after road deaths with approximately one case predicted every hour in the country Increasing number of people in their 40s are suffering from ischemic strokes; around 7000 people succumb to it annually.   24th October, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah: The window to treat brain strokes with clot busting therapy is just four-and-a-half hours, and ......read more

    Gold's Gym Supports Dubai Fitness Challenge 30x30 with Free Fitness Classes

    Gold’s gym is delighted to be part of the citywide initiative introduced by His Highness, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Price of Dubai and Executive Council for Dubai Government Their support aligns with the company’s mission to encourage a healthy lifestyle amongst all UAE citizens Dubai, UAE (October 24, 2018):   Golds Gym is fully supporting the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge 30X30 which will run for a second year, from October 26th to November 24th.     The company which has 24 fitness clubs throughout the Emirates and ......read more

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