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    Increasing Use of Screen-Time Causing Eye Problems in UAE Students

    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

    Dubai Chamber Analysis Examines Changing Consumer Behaviours in Covid-19 Era

    • 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

    Dubai International Financial Centre Companies to Benefit from Master Employee Health Insurance Policy

    • 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 and Philips Middle East Join Forces with Lebanese Red Cross to Fight COVID-19

    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

    Aster DM Healthcare Launches 50 Bed Critical Care Aster Hospital in Muhaisnah, Dubai

    • 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

    SEHA Develops Cutting Edge Self-sterilization System for Ambulances

    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

    Telenor, Sony and Ericsson Team to Develop Smart IoT Healthcare Devices

    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

    Understanding COVID-19's Impact on the Transport Industry

    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

    Innovating to Fight COVID-19: Four Ways Drones are Contributing

    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

    Glaucoma: Symptoms and Treatment

    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

    DFDC, FDF Hold Joint Webinar on Managing Stress and Anxiety Amid COVID-19

    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

    Mubadala Supports the Fight Against COVID-19 by Leveraging Its Assets' World-Class Capabilities

    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

    UAE Develops a Rapid Coronavirus Laser Testing Technology

    • 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

    Aster DM Healthcare Launches ‘Our New Earth' Microsite to Coach People to Transition to the ‘new Normal' Living Post Lock-down

    • ‘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

    What Narcolepsy Is and How to Cope With It

    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

    Keeping Mobile Networks Running Top Priority During COVID-19 Pandemic

    • 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

    Covid-19 Disruption Will Lead to 28 Million Surgeries Cancelled Worldwide

    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

    Pure Health Launches Covid-19 Field Laboratory at Sharjah Expo Centre

    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

    AAAASF Implemented COVID-19 Checklist for Surgery Facilities

    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

    Mohap Hails Family Doctors' Efforts in Countering Covid-19 Crisis

    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

    Boosting Immunity While Fasting During Ramadan

    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

    How to Successfully Navigate the Implications of the Evolving Insurance and Risk Management Covid-19 Environment

    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

    Hospital to Organize a Live Session on Managing Hypertension During Pandemic

    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

    Nominate a Deserving Child and Spread Joy

    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. 

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    BSH Middle East FZE Stands in Support with the Dubai Health Authority Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

    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

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    Thumbay University Hospital Launches ‘Center for Imaging' with State-of-the-art Imaging Services

    Latest technology to reduce diagnostic time; the Center for Imaging will act as a referral center in the region  To celebrate the launch, the Center for Imaging has announced a month-long50% discount offer on all imaging services   25th January 2020; Ajman, UAE:  Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region, located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, officially launched its ‘Center for Imaging’ today. The Center has cutting-edge technology and advanced equipment and is manned by a highly skilled team of ......read more

    Martial Arts Based Fitness Trends for 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2020:   As a professional fighter and trainer in martial arts-based fitness, Rafat Shawe is always keeping up to date with the martial arts industry trends to stay ahead of the game. Whilst martial arts may be thousands of years old, in recent years it’s been one of the hottest fitness trends in part due to the unprecedented popularity of the UFC and champions Anderson Silva and Ronda Rousey, but fresh new takes on martial arts training are always on the rise. So, what are we seeing in 2020?     1. Self ......read more

    Ministry of Health launches Mobile App for diabetes

    • Ministry signs MoU with Merck Serono Middle East to enhance public awareness on diabetes • Al Rand: The launch of the app comes in line with the ministry’s strategy to counter diabetes    Dubai, January 22, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched a mobile application for diabetes to enhance public awareness on ways of preventing diabetes among the community members and highlight methods of reducing complications caused by diabetes. The Sugar App was launched following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was inked today ......read more

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

    United Arab Emirates January 23, 2020:    Founded in 1988, EVOLUCARE Technologies is a French Healthcare IT company, leader in the development of medical information systems. The Group is offering a wide range of services satisfying the clinical, operational and financial needs of all healthcare institutions and facilities.     A dual ambition for Evolucare: artificial intelligence and the international market     The Group serves nearly 4,500 healthcare institutions, mostly in France, and has now the strategic aim of extending its ......read more

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

    Dubai, January 23, 2020:    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has categorically confirmed that the UAE is completely free of the mysterious virus emerging in China (Coronavirus). The National Committee for International Health Regulations and the Control of Pandemics stated that the UAE has an effective integrated system and plans for emergency and crisis to address public health risks and that the country is in constant touch with the World Health Organization (WHO) to find out the latest updates, recommendations and procedures taken in this matter. The committee ......read more

    Sterilization of medical devices by ethylene oxide

    A new range of EO sterilizers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:    The market of single-use medical devices shows steady growth over the past 10 years. Experts say this fast-growing trend is far from over. Medical practices using disposable devices move sterilization upstream as a result, from healthcare facilities to the industry. It is estimated that 50% of all MD in the world are sterilized by ethylene oxide (EO) gas.  SOLSTEO is a French company that manufactures state-of-the-art industrial EO sterilizers. SOLSTEO is a member of the ISO ......read more

    French Healthcare Expertise To Be Introduced At Arab Health 2020

    • 2 French pavilions: Za’beel Hall 2 for “Medical equipment & devices” & Sheikh Rashid Hall for “Orthopedics & physiotherapy/rehabilitation” companies • 80 exhibiting companies on the national pavilions   United Arab Emirates- January, 2020 - With over 80 French companies - including 14 new exhibitors - France will once again be participating at the Arab Health 2020 show in Dubai from January 27 to 30 dedicated to the latest innovations in the health sector. Gathered on the French Healthcare pavilion organized by Business ......read more

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

     Eolis Air Manager: An Innovative device to support patients suffering from respiratory problems  First appearance as an exhibitor (French pavilion, booth Z2F03, Za'abeel Hall 2)   United Arab Emirates; Dubai, January 21, 2020:  EOLISAIR, Middle East leader in indoor air quality treatment (IAQ), will be exhibiting at Arab Health Medical Exhibition Dubai 2020, from January 27th to 30th 2020, on the French pavilion, at booth Z2F03, Za'abeel Hall 2, Dubai World Trade Center.       With the patient acuity on the rise and many ......read more

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

    Advancements in reproductive medicine are helping more and more difficult cases start their parenthood journey    UAE, 21st January 2020:   The not-so-talked-about secondary infertility is defined as a situation where couples who have previously experienced pregnancies but are now struggling to conceive naturally again. Both male and female factors play a role and this condition may arise due to various causes. One of these causes, according to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, is genetic problems.  This was the case for two married women, both in their ......read more

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

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

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

    Emaar Entertainment’s KidZania® Dubai has announced healthy new recipes at their popular culinary school.  The Mum Mum Culinary School in KidZania®, run by the pioneering, locally-owned company providing healthy and nutritious meals to schools across the UAE, instructs students on the art and science of food preparation that include the mastery and appreciation of the culinary arts and techniques.  From sweet potato pancakes made with whole wheat flour and honey to sugar-free banana muffins, the new dishes are delicious, nutritious and fun to make, according to ......read more

    DHA Drives Forward Patient Care with Pioneering 3D Printing Lab

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 19, 2020:   Medical Experts from Dubai Health Authority’s Innovation Centre have collaborated with Sinterex, an additive manufacturing healthcare specialist firm, to bring 3D Printing to the point-of-care at DHA Hospitals-Rashid, Latifa, Dubai, and Hatta Hospital. The newly opened 3D Printing Lab located at the DHA’s Innovation Centre provides medical professionals at DHA with patient specific anatomical models allowing them to conduct detailed pre-operative analysis and to improve patient communication.  The workflow ......read more

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

     Dr. Homero Rivas conducts sophisticated POEM procedure to enable Dubai man to eat again         Dubai, January 18, 2020:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean of Innovation and The Future, Dr. Homero Rivas, has pioneered a medical first at Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai, performing a complex Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) surgery to treat a patient with an uncommon swallowing disorder.   The patient, a man in his 30s, was suffering from Achalasia, an ......read more

    Filipino finds respite from a rare eye condition and poor vision

    Suffering from a dislocation of artificial lens after cataract surgery, the 40-year-old UAE resident underwent a highly challenging surgery at RAK Hospital  The patient could barely read the first letter on the vision chart 16th January, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Addressing a very rare case of spontaneous dislocated Intraocular lens (IOL), RAK Hospital helped a 40-year-old Filipino to regain normal vision through a challenging surgery. Manuel Mason Jr, a UAE resident visited RAK Hospital complaining of poor vision for the past six months. A known case of presenile cataract ......read more

    Seha Leads Discussions in Pediatric Medicine

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

    Boosting sperm quality: How tomatoes can help fight male infertility

    IVI Middle East says new study on impact of lycopene, found in tomatoes, on sperm quality a major development in further male infertility studies  UAE, 13th Jan 2020: Studies have suggested that male infertility affects almost 40% of the couples who are struggling to conceive naturally and sperm issues such as low count and poor quality are said to be the most frequently seen causes of this condition.  Extensive research on male infertility continues and, recently, a new report has presented an improbable ally that may help the issue. As per the report conducted by the ......read more

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

    • Dr. Nambala says multipronged approach needed to address issue  • Technological advancements improve patient care and outcomes    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12th January 2020: An unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle continue to play a role in the growing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in the Middle East region, a certified cardiac and thoracic surgeon at Apollo Hospitals warned recently.     Dr. Sathyaki Nambala, Apollo Hospitals’ Senior Consultant and Chief of Cardiac Surgery, noted that ischemic heart disease is now ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

    Dubai, 4th January 2020:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals to enhance innovation, training, healthcare, and awareness about Autoimmune diseases.  Under this MoU, both sides have agreed to foster cooperation in the field of therapeutic innovations for autoimmune diseases, provide training programs for MoHAP’s medical cadres as per the latest scientific developments, and provide medications for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis so as to enable them to ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:   “As we bid adieu to year 2019 and usher in the New Year , there are fresh hopes and high aspirations in the minds of everyone. May God bless everyone with Health, Happiness and Prosperity in 2020. For UAE, 2020 will be the most memorable year of EXPO 2020, as this mega event kick starts in October. The EXPO 2020 is expected to give the economy a major boost through various ways and will driving large number of tourists from world over to Dubai. We are now only 10 months away from the launch of the world EXPO, which will not ......read more

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

    • In India, these services are being currently offered in Delhi, Orissa, Jamshedpur, Kozhikode and Nilambur  • Three more mobile medical services to be launched in Wayanad and Bangalore in India and in Oman • In total, it is the 9th Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services globally, with presence in UAE, Ethiopia and Philippines also.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 30, 2019:   Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, flagged of its 9th Mobile Medical Services, in continuation of its commitment announced ......read more

    Rowing over the Atlantic with Total Hip Replacement

    UAE Resident Patrick Bol was rowing over the Atlantic Ocean with his Total Hip replacement. UAE, Dubai, 29th December 2019: In the UAE, Hip replacement is currently one of the most common orthopaedic operations and several surgeries are performed annually at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai (BHAS) to treat conditions related to hips. While the aim of a Total Hip replacement in the past was mainly pain reduction, the patient of the 21st century’s focus is on function and lifestyle.  “It happens frequently that patients approach us saying - Please Doctor give ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 29, 2019:   In a new age of awareness about the products we put not just on our body, but in our body, busting the myths and taking the time to debunk the jargon on packaging can be time-consuming and confusing. As lifestyles in the UAE are busy, it’s often hard to find the time to think about self-care, let alone practice it or research exactly what our bodies need to deal with the high-paced daily routines of modern lives. That’s where the health and wellness store Beleaf comes in. At Beleaf, we know that you care about the ......read more

    The Technology and Innovators Pioneers Program (TIP) announces winners of the first edition of TIP Healthcare award 2018

    1185 applications from 34 countries, including 24 healthcare winners H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa: “ADDED provides support to inventors through The Technology and Innovators Pioneers Program (TIP) in order to enhance the environment for innovation and build a knowledge economy” Abu Dhabi, 23 December 2019: The Technology Innovation Pioneers (TIP), an initiative launched by the UAE Ministry of Economy and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), announced the winning inventors Mr. Ahmad Al Hamadi and Mr. Wissam Kamaleddine, two of the 24 inventors who have ......read more

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

    In cooperation with  Al Rawabi Dairy Company and FrieslandCampina Middle East   Dubai, UAE, 23 December 2019:   In cooperation with Al Rawabi Dairy Company and FrieslandCampina Middle East, the Senior Policy Advisor – Agri & Food Samar Kadri at the Department of Agri & Food - Netherlands Consulate in Dubai organized The Future of Healthy Food Forum, to discuss the importance of healthy food for better nutrition. The Forum was Opened by H.E Hans Sandee, Consul General of the Kingdom of Netherlands, and attended by Mr. Erik Smidt, Agricultural ......read more

    Hospital's eye screening initiative identifies the prevalent vision problems among RAK residents

    Refractive errors, dryness in the eyes, diabetes-related issues, cataract, glaucoma and eye allergies more widespread issues found during the screening   December 23rd, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: When it comes to vision problems, residents in Ras Al Khaimah are largely suffering from refractive errors, dryness in the eyes, eye allergies, diabetes-related issues, cataract and glaucoma with more common complaints including blurry vision, headache, dryness, itching or redness of eyes. These were the findings of the ongoing ‘Nazar Ayeni’ (My eyesight) initiative, conducted by ......read more

    Stave Off Seasonal Strains this Winter with Vaccines and Health Checks at Aster Clinic

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2019:   Winter in the UAE is a wonderful time to spend more time outside with family and friends in the cooler climate. Making memories can be made harder with the onset seasonal flu outbreaks and other contagious air borne virus.  The good news is that there is no need to spoil your weekends and holidays with ill health. A preventative flu vaccine from Aster Clinic will ensure your family stays fit, well and happy.   Influenza, commonly known as ‘flu’ is prevalent across cooler months and outbreaks tend to start ......read more

    QUICK REACTIONS SAVE MAN'S LIFE AFTER HEART ATTACK

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Encourages Men to Take Control Of Their Health Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2019:  A UK national who collapsed in an Abu Dhabi carpark after suffering a massive heart attack had his life saved by the quick reactions of bystanders and rapid emergency medical care, it was announced today.  Bystanders immediately responded to UK national Leigh Lenaghan when he collapsed, starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), calling an ambulance and applying an automated external defibrillator (AED). The AED detected a dangerous heart rhythm and ......read more

    Affordable flexible payment solutions and services for IVF patients

    Fakih IVF aims to reach out to more individuals by providing affordable solutions Dubai, 18th  December 2019: Fakih IVF Fertility Center, one of the leading fertility centers in the GCC has recently collaborated with one of the premier banks in the UAE, to provide a flexible payment plan to all its patients.  Boasting of a large network of branches and electronic channels, the bank joined hands with the leading fertility center and formulated an exclusive deal for all its card holders. As part of this deal patients can pay for the services availed at Fakih IVF in affordable, ......read more

    Doctor takes out a baby crab from youth's ear

    The youth is safe and there is no damage to the organ as he was brought to the hospital on time Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 December 2019:  L.E, 38, can’t still believe that a baby crab had gone into his right ear and the sea creature was taken out alive through an endoscope assisted procedure.  L.E, who is an expat living in Abu Dhabi, was on the beach on Monday (18 November 2019) when a crab went inside his right ear accidentally.  “I was on the beach when I suddenly realized that something went inside my ear. I couldn’t figure out what it was. ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Organizes the Awareness Exhibition “Towards a Healthy Life for Children & Adolescents”

    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 19, 2019:   With the participation of 13 government entities, the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, SCFA, today (Wednesday) organized an awareness exhibition entitled “Towards a Healthy Life for Children & Adolescents”. Held at the Sharjah Girl Guides, the two-day event falls within the initiatives of the “Healthy Schools” program and aims to raise students' and individuals’ mental, social and health awareness. Present at the opening ceremony were HE ......read more

    10 tips to beat winter allergies in the UAE

    The cooler weather has triggered a round of seasonal allergies across the Emirates. Sara Alsén, Blueair’s Chief Purpose Officer, offers some preventive tips on how to combat seasonal respiratory ailments   With the UAE reporting single-digit temperatures, residents are bracing themselves to deal with a sudden onset of respiratory allergies and asthma attacks caused by the change in weather. As fog and rain coincide with fall pollen season, the situation could become more difficult for those who are vulnerable to atmospheric triggers. Unfortunately, even staying indoors with ......read more

    DHA launches Doctor for Every Citizen

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 17, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the Doctor for Every Citizen initiative to achieve Article Five of the Fifty-Year Charter, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  This initiative will further empower DHA’s drive towards the use of latest digital technology to better patient care, enhance efficiencies in the health sector and better support medical professionals as well as provide patients with added ......read more

    Newest Non-surgical cosmetic treatments Tips by Dr Maher'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2019:   The pursuit of beauty is continuous. We all want to look more beautiful, fresh and young. And the good news is, surgery is not the only option for you. Dr Maher Al Ahdab is an expert in providing amazing results with non-surgical procedures, which sometimes offer better results than surgery. One option is botox, which is an injection used mainly on the face. Botox works on the muscles to hide wrinkles and smoothens the skin. The effects of botox start to show after about 3 days of the treatment, and the results last for about 4-6 ......read more

    Newest Non-surgical cosmetic treatments Tips by Dr Maher

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 December 2019:   The pursuit of beauty is continuous. We all want to look more beautiful, fresh and young. And the good news is, surgery is not the only option for you. Dr Maher Al Ahdab is an expert in providing amazing results with non-surgical procedures, which sometimes offer better results than surgery. One option is botox, which is an injection used mainly on the face. Botox works on the muscles to hide wrinkles and smoothens the skin. The effects of botox start to show after about 3 days of the treatment, and the results last for about ......read more

    Cook Children's Genetic Oncology Clinic Identifies Genetic Risks of Cancer for Patients

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2019:    Cancer has become a widespread disease in recent years, and many of us know at least one person who has suffered from it. In most cases, cancer develops by chance; however, in some cases it develops because of genetics, which means some people are more inclined to develop different types of cancer. Those people also have a high chance of passing those genes to their offspring, and that is why Cook Children’s decided to open the Genetic Oncology Clinic.    The program, which provides clinical care and counseling ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority's pharmacy department offers home delivery of medicines.

    • Service is known as Dawaee and it is aimed to provide added convenience to patients.  • The delivery service is particularly tailored to assist senior citizens and people of determination. • Electronic request on DHA’s website www.dha.gov.ae can help avail of this home-delivery service.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2019:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today a free medication home delivery service in Dubai for patients that visit DHA hospitals and health facilities.    Patients that ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare celebrates 33rd Foundation Day by announcing launch of 5 new Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services in Ethiopia, Oman and India

    • To mark its 33rd Foundation Day, Aster DM Healthcare has announced the launch of 5 new Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services in India, Oman and Ethiopia equipped with Tele-Consultation facility. This is in addition to the 7 existing Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical services in India, UAE and Philippines. • Flag-off event hosted at Aster Hospital premises to launch Medical services vehicle for Ethiopia in the presence of Consul General of Ethiopia to UAE and officials from Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Ambulance. • As part of its internal initiatives, the group has ......read more

    Aman Integrated Solutions Lab, first technologically advanced laboratory for testing services, opens in KIZAD

    • First laboratory to provide a full suite of testing services across construction & building, oil & gas, F&B, industrial, agricultural, health, tourism, education, and Government sectors. • Featuring state-of-the-art information systems, sophisticated equipment and technical expertise • A subsidiary of NCC Group, one of the largest support services conglomerates in the UAE     11 December, 2019, Abu Dhabi – UAE:   His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Tarek Al Goweiny, ......read more

    Amana Healthcare First in UAE to Earn U.S. Accreditation as Stroke Specialty Center

    Up to 90% of stroke sufferers do not get the help they need owing to poor awareness of existence and importance of rehabilitation services, experts say   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 08 December 2019:  Residents and their families now have access to a new world-class standard of stroke rehabilitation care, the first of its level in the UAE. Amana Healthcare, part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, was recently awarded Stroke Specialty Center accreditation by the U.S. Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The commission is ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Apollo Hospitals Group India

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 07, 2019:   It was a jubilant occasion for Apollo Hospitals Group when it signed a memorandum of understanding ( MoU) with Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) at the Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai facility. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami,Director General, Dubai Health Authority and Mr Santosh Marathe- COO Apollo Hospitals signed the MoU.   Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group reiterated the commitment of Afro-Asia’s largest integrated healthcare provider to associate with Dubai Health Authority on clinical, academic & ......read more

    Severe immunodeficiencies in many children remain undiagnosed with repeated symptoms, warn experts

    • Aster Hospitals Dubai hosts international conference on bone marrow transplantation  • With charity funds, Centre of Excellence at Aster Hospital Bangalore, India takes initiative to ensure every needy child with immunodeficiency receives bone marrow transplant.   DUBAI – December 5, 2019:   Scores of children remain undiagnosed and suffer for years with primary immune deficiency disorders. There is an urgent need to increase awareness amongst doctors and public about these diseases, say experts. “Unfortunately, many physicians and ......read more

    Gulf Medical University Provides 220 Healthcare Professionals to the Healthcare Sector of the UAE and the Region

    His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman, conferred degrees 15 UAE Nationals and 205 other nationality students graduate from the Medical University University signed 46 international agreements with the leading universities in USA, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Egypt and Gulf States Number of undergraduate and postgraduate programs being offering at the University has increased from 15 to 26.   27th November 2019; Ajman, UAE:   His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Sharjah distinguished as Centre of Excellence by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC)

    Centre of Excellence Certificates by SRC Sharjah, UAE, 26 November, 2019:   Zulekha Hospital Sharjah is proud to be the first private hospital in the UAE to attain a total of four Center of Excellence accreditations by SRC this year.  Zulekha Hospital Sharjah is now an SRC Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery as well as Center of Excellence in Urology, Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.  Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) - is an ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority wins several local, regional and international awards.

    Al Qutami: The awards reflect the quality of medical services provided by the Authority   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2019:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that it has won several prestigious local, regional and international awards for its services, initiatives and applications. The Authority has also won leadership awards. The awards highlight a number of initiatives, which stemmed from innovative ideas that were developed and implemented to enhance the health services and health management functions at the DHA to provide high-quality ......read more

    Aster Volunteers and Medcare Hospitals celebrate World Children's Day with 350 underprivileged children

    Children from Human Appeal International Ajman attend a fun-filled medical camp hosted under the initiative ‘Healthy Kids, Brighter Future’ by Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres and Aster Volunteers      Dubai, UAE, 23rd November, 2019:   To commemorate the occasion of World Children’s Day, Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres and Aster Volunteers joined forces with Human Appeal International, Ajman, to launch their initiative titled ‘Healthy Kids, Brighter Future’ on 22nd November 2019 at Medcare Hospital Sharjah. Under ......read more

    2019 Mr Olympia, Brandon Curry, makes his Dubai debut at the Dubai Muscle Show.

    ** Dubai Muscle Show brings an incredible line-up of celebrity bodybuilders to the Middle East for the largest fitness and bodybuilding show in the region **   Dubai, UAE - November 21, 2019:  The region’s biggest fitness event is excited to announce that reigning Mr Olympia, Brandon Curry,  will be headlining the Dubai Muscle Show this year and will be joined by incredible talent including Phil Heath, Ronnie Coleman, Big Ramy, Hadi Choopan, Roelly Winklaar, Kai Greene, Hany Rambod and many more. Set to be the biggest and best muscle show to date, guests are ......read more

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

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

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

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

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