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

    Family balancing cases have gone up by 22 percent from 2018   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 21 Aug. 2019: The number of couples in the UAE undergoing the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure for family balancing is growing at a steady pace. According to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, the number of family balancing cases handled by them has gone up displaying a notable increase of 22 percent.  “Family balancing allows couples to select the gender of the baby. Sometimes, even those who already have children choose to undergo the required medical procedures to ensure achieving a gender balance in their families. This is done through IVF along with Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT), a procedure used to evaluate the chromosomes of the embryo, hence to determine the gender of the embryo prior to implantation. PGT is also ......read more

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

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

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    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

    Mercer expands footprint in fast-growing Middle East region with the official opening of new office in Abu Dhabi

    The expansion also sees extended services offered to clients  across Health, Wealth and Career    Abu Dhabi, October 23, 2018 -   Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), today announced that it has expanded its footprint in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.   Mercer has been established in the Middle East for more than 10 years and offers a wide range of regionally-tailored ......read more

    HP Introduces New Healthcare Devices and Solutions at Cerner Health Conference

    New Clinical Review Displays Optimized for Healthcare Settings   Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2018:  The healthcare industry is faced with unique challenges when it comes to safety, workflow efficiency, and security. As the four newest additions to the HP Healthcare Edition portfolio, the HP Healthcare Edition HC271, HC241, HC271p, and HC241p Clinical Review Displays are optimized for patient rooms, nurses’ stations, medical carts, and other healthcare settings. These displays are designed to deliver safer, smarter and secured features to enhance care ......read more

    Geopathic Stress a major stimulus of Cancer, says Dubai based energy expert

    Microwave, cell-phones, routers and other electronic devices contributing to stress. Close contact with nature can optimize health by warding off negative energies.  22nd Oct, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Studies have shown that over 85% of patients who die from cancer had regular exposure to geopathic stress. This stress is actually the distortion of the earth’s natural electromagnetic field. Earth has high voltage lines called ley lines, curry lines and Schumann resonance which are negative and highly electromagnetic in nature causing Geopathic Stress meaning the ......read more

    Heart disease strikes Indian expats younger than ever, reveals a clinical study

    A recent clinical data from doctors at Aster Hospital Dubai confirms the rapid escalation of incidents afflicting younger patients and reminds that prevention should start early before problems develop. DUBAI - October 22, 2018:   A clinical data study of 142 Patients, initiated by Aster Hospitals Dubai, observed that a range of heart diseases strikes the younger generation of Indian expatriates in the UAE. Data analysis across people from multiple ethnicities and age groups of South East Asian countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Philippines are ......read more

    The All-new Dubai Fitness App Launches Open Registration for the City to Take the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018

    Registration for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 is now open via the new Dubai Fitness App  Bringing the world of fitness to users’ fingertips, the Dubai Fitness App can monitor daily activity, sync to their fitness trackers, find free city-wide classes, create and join social fitness groups and be a fitness companion for life  Compatible across all devices, the 2018 edition of the Dubai Fitness App is available free on iOS Apple Store and Google Play  Dubai, United Arab Emirates –22 October 2018: Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) has officially released its ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority employees raise funds to build 100 wells in countries of need

    Community members can contribute towards this initiative. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018:   In the memory of the Founding Father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, DHA employees will contribute to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to families in countries of need. Community members can also contribute towards this initiative. Salim Bin Lahej, Director of Dubai Health Fund Department at DHA said, “Through this initiative, we hope to expand on our Founding Father’s philanthropic vision and to celebrate his legacy. We ......read more

    The LightHouse Arabia announce newly formed multidisciplinary Child & Adolescent Mental Health Team

    Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  This year, the World Health Organization’s Mental Health Day theme was announced as “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World”. Today, with the youth generation facing constant stressors and challenges such as bullying, academic pressures, wide usage of technology/social media and major mental illnesses like depression and anxiety – all at a time in their life when they are going through so many changes internally and externally, never has the need been greater to understand and focus on young people’s mental ......read more

    UAE Attempts to Set a Guinness World Record – World Psoriasis Day 2018

    Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  Under the patronage of Ministry of Health, LEO Pharma in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority is aiming to take psoriasis awareness to a higher level by setting a Guinness World Record for the “largest awareness ribbon”.   Post the World Record attempt H. E. Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector in the Ministry of Health and Prevention will give a speech followed by a Q&A media session with Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi, Head of Dermatology Department in the Dubai Health Authority about ......read more

    Begin your Dubai Fitness Challenge journey with Club Vista Mare's Core Beats free beach yoga and fitness concert

    R&B music-themed workouts on Saturday, 27 October Dubai, 21 October 2018:  Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeriah is turning into an adrenaline-charged arena for the fifth edition of Core Beats, the free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert, on Saturday, 27 October. The immensely popular event is being held to mark the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018, which encourages UAE residents get active for 30 minutes every day. Set on the beach offering scenic views, the past four editions of Core Beats have received overwhelming response with more than 1,500 participants in total. The ......read more

    BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana Organized a Blood Donation Campaign

    Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2018:  BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Jumeira Rotana and Villa Rotana in collaboration with Dubai Blood Donation Centre organized a blood donation drive under the slogan of “Save Life, Give Blood” as part of reassuring their commitment towards the community.  The 5 hours campaign raised awareness and resulted in gathering more than 50 colleagues and employees from Burjuman Business Tower who had the courage to be a blood donor. Commenting on the event Ulrich Hoffmeister, General Manager for BurJuman Arjaan and Jumeira Rotana said, “We have ......read more

    Julphar Inks Deal with Silicon Valley Tech Startup inui Health

    UAE Pharma company keen to ‘capitalize on growth opportunities in mobile tech’     October 21, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has partnered with Silicon Valley digital technology company, inui Health.   inui Health’s mobile urinalysis platform delivers a cost-effective diagnostics test that provides clinically accurate results, which users can view instantly via an app. The inui diagnostic system measures protein, glucose, leukocytes, nitrites and ......read more

    ICAGE-15 advancing laparoscopic supra-cervical hysterectomy skills of the UAE-based Gynecologists

    Dubai, October 20, 2018:   International Consensus Meeting, ICAGE-15, organised by Dr. Rajesh Devassy in cooperation with Dubai London Clinic and Prof. Dr. Rudy Leon De Wilde as a scientific chairperson, was held today in Dubai. Continuously providing live education experiences to the UAE based Gynecologists on minimal-access surgery, this 15th edition of workshop & symposium focused on Hysterectomy procedure, covering Myoma, Endometriosis and Revisiting Indications.  Over 50 attendees participated in depth clinical discussions, theoretical and didactic lectures and have ......read more

    Avivo's Ribbon of Life Walk in support of Breast Cancer on 19th October

    Group providing Free Mammography for women across UAE  Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  To mark solidarity towards breast cancer patients and survivors and to create awareness on the disease, Avivo Group is organising the “Ribbon of Life Walk” on Friday, October 19th. Open to all, the two-kilometer walk, which will be held between 4pm and 5 pm at Horizon International School, Al Wasl, Dubai, aims to alert public on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and the importance of screening and early detection to raise survival chances. Onsite registrations can be done ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Run 2018 to take place on November 9th

    Set around Dubai Festival City, participants can enter various run categories ranging from the 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km and 1km Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th October 2018:   The first-ever Dubai Festival City Run will take place on November 9th. Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, will host the run which is being organised by RaceME.  Depending on skill level, runners can take part in the 21km half marathon, the 10km or 5km routes and finally, kids can also participate in the 1km Festival City Run Teeny ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority showcases its smart services at GITEX 2018.

    All-in-one app rolled out for patient convenience.  Al Qutami highlighted that DHA is keen to continue investing in smart technologies to enhance efficiencies, empower patients and further bolster the health management system. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2018:   Community members will now have access to an all-in-one Dubai Health Authority (DHA) app that will help users access various health services from managing appointments at DHA facilities to checking the application status of their medical fitness test.   The app was displayed at GITEX ......read more

    400 UAE residents come together on World Arthritis Day

    A full day of free activities was organised by the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) to raise awareness of the management of the chronic illness  Dubai, UAE – 14th October 2018 –   Over the weekend the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) conducted its public community event at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Four hundred patients and their families and carers gathered to participate in several activities including a fashion show, nutrition and pain management sessions as well as free bone density and hand scan tests, ......read more

    T-Mobile and Ericsson sign major $3.5 billion 5G agreement

    Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced a multi-year, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards. Bridging from a nationwide LTE Advanced network to 5G, T-Mobile will leverage Ericsson’s market-leading 5G portfolio to expand existing LTE capacity needs while future-proofing the network. The contract also encompasses Ericsson’s digital ......read more

    Healthcare leaders sign in Dubai a Call for Action to raise awareness about ‘silent killer' Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH) in the Middle East

    Dubai, October 13, 2018:   A regional coalition led by the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society (EGHS), Saudi Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and Transplantation (SASLT), and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) signed a Call to Action to raise awareness about a ‘silent killer’ called NASH (Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis). A sever form of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), NASH is already affecting over 10% of the global population with high incidence across the Middle East. The Call for Action was announced on the ......read more

    Dubai's Jehad Medical Clinic bags JCI for the third time

    DUBAI – October 11, 2018:   Jehad International Medical Clinic (JIMC), a specialised medical service provider in Dubai, has achieved accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) for the third time. This accreditation is for the medical facility’s commitment to demonstrate compliance with the global organisation’s quality and patient safety standards. JIMC is an advanced clinic for the treatment of hemorrhoids and other ano-rectal diseases without conventional surgery. The clinic offers expertise by the first surgeon in the UAE to offer infrared rays ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment

    Glam up for a cause this October Dubai, 9 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is tying up with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment through a unique, beauty-themed Glam up for a Cause campaign this October.  Running from 11 until 27 October, the campaign will help spread awareness about the importance of self-examination and dispel myths associated with breast cancer. The event is being held in collaboration with Pink Caravan, a UAE-wide breast cancer awareness initiative under Friends of Cancer Patients Society.  During the ......read more

    Health Shield Medical Center to Celebrate Women of the Capital

    Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:  In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Health Shield Medical Center will partner with leading medical equipment distributors Dansys and Samsung to bring free screenings to the female residents of Abu Dhabi on October 9th.  The multi-specialty healthcare facility operated by private integrated healthcare group, Capital Health, will also celebrate women by paving a path to wellness through complimentary 3D/ 4D ultrasounds and revolutionary Regenlab PRP gynecology treatments. Health Shield Medical Center is just one of the facilities that ......read more

    DHA to launch Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 7, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will launch a Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry by the end of this year.   The announcement was made at the 13th International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA), which is taking place in Dubai under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).    The conference is taking place for the first time in the Middle East. The main theme of the conference ......read more

    Strengthen your “Vagus Nerve” to reduce stress, suggests doctor ahead of World Mental Health Day

    7th October 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Addressing mental health and the ways to reduce anxiety and stress ahead of World Mental Health Day, Dr Sweta Adatia Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital and RAK Diabetes Center, Dubai, advises to tap into the power of the Vagus Nerve to improve and strengthen one’s mental health.    As per the doctor, most diseases start in the mind, moving to organic brain and later follow with the systemic symptoms; the pattern known psycho-neuro-physio-immuno-endocrinology.    “A long and wandering nerve, the vagus ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare wins Special Recognition at Arabia CSR Awards 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 6 October 2018:   At the 11th Arabia CSR Awards 2018, Aster DM Healthcare was felicitated with a special recognition in the healthcare category, for its outstanding contribution to the society through its corporate social responsibility programmes. The award was presented by Dr. Saeed Al Kindi- Former Minister of Environment & Water, UAE and Honorary Member of Emirates Environmental Group along with Dr. Radhiya Al Hashimi- Executive Committee Member of Emirates Environmental Group.  Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing ......read more

    DHA launches world's first comprehensive healthcare change management framework.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority has designed the world’s first comprehensive healthcare change management framework and is currently highlighting this framework at international conferences. This is yet another first for the Emirate and the idea behind this framework is to have a structured three-year change management roadmap to help uplift the health sector and create a stimulating and motivating environment for employees. The framework has been designed in collaboration with GE Healthcare.  Patient care and satisfaction are ......read more

    Health Insurance Industry Must Adapt and Innovate Following New Retirement Law, Urges SAICOHEALTH Chief

    Retirement law’s impact on healthcare insurers and providers to come under the spotlight at 4th MENA Insurance Congress Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018:  At the 4th MENA Health Insurance Congress, major players from across the regional insurance industry will explore and dissect the immediate and long-term implications of the UAE Cabinet’s historic decision to approve a new expatriate retirement law, according to Georges Chidiac, UAE Country Manager and Senior Vice President of SAICOHEALTH. Although the formal Congress agenda was finalized before the new law - which is ......read more

    Dubai Customs launches “Locks of Hope” in support of cancer patients

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  Dubai Customs launched “Locks of Hope” two-day campaign in support of the Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FoCP) as part of the agreement signed between the two sides. The aim is to support FoCP and its activities through donation and awareness campaigns which can help relieve patients and their families.  The campaign saw a positive turnout, and 13 female employees donated locks of hair which will be used to make artificial hair for cancer patients who lost their hair to chemotherapy.  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob ......read more

    Friends Of Cancer Patients and University Hospital Sharjah Step Up Cancer Care in the UAE

    Two parties sign agreement to collaborate and expedite diagnostics and treatment processes  Sharjah, September 27, 2018:  Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), a UAE-based cancer non-profit and organisers of one the nation’s most popular annual breast cancer awareness campaigns, the Pink Caravan Ride, has entered into an agreement with the University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) to boost the cancer detection, prevention and treatment services they have been offering to the UAE community across its seven emirates.  According to the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed by the ......read more

    Statement of Dr. Layla Al Marzouqi

    “The recent issuance of the Law No. (8) of 2018 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ahead of the World Tourism Day on September 27, further strengthens the Dubai Health Authority’s role in enabling healthcare to significantly contribute towards achieving Dubai’s tourism goals. Resonating with this year’s theme ‘Tourism and the Digital Transformation,’ which seeks to establish a more responsible and inclusive tourism sector, the new law will enable us to accelerate the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Nice University Hospital

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 25, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nice University Hospital.  The Mou was signed by HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA  and Charles Guepratte, Chief Executive Officer of Nice University Hospital in the presence of high level officials including Her Excellency Raja Rabia, the Consul General of France in Dubai and Mr. Guillaume Huart, Regional Counselor for Health – Middle East at Embassy of France.  The purpose of the MoU, which is applicable until ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital's ‘pink It Now' Breast Cancer Campaign Reaches 7600 Screenings to Date

    627,000 women are estimated to die from breast cancer in 2018 worldwide  This campaign included the book launch “Twisting Fate”, which depicts the inspiring story of Dr Pamela Munster’s research and experience of breast cancer first-hand Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 September, 2018:   Zulekha Hospital’s ‘Pink It Now’ breast cancer campaign has attracted 7,600 women to attend the free screenings and consultations in its hospitals to-date. The campaign launch was attended by His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director General of ......read more

    Sharjah to Represent UAE at Global Healthy Cities Summit in Belfast

    UAE Showcases Its Pioneering Experience in Who’s Healthy Cities Initiative at Global Forum Being Held in Northern Ireland   Sharjah, UAE, September 25, 2018:  Represented by Sharjah, the UAE will be participating in the International Healthy Cities Conference 2018 being held from October 1 - 4 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Sharjah has been nominated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to take part in the Belfast conference following its successful implementation of the WHO’s Healthy City initiative. Represented by Sharjah, UAE is the only Arab country to take ......read more

    DHA signs MoU with Dubai Government Human Resources Department.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 23, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a MOU with the Dubai Government Human Resources Development (DGHR) to rotate national workforce between government and private departments and to train frontline DHA employees. The aim of the MoU is to develop employee expertise through structured on‐the‐job training and to provide them with experience across various entities.  The MoU is part of a series of MoU’s that DGHR signed with various private and governmental entities to strengthen and develop ......read more

    Certain Uterine Fibroids May Impact Your Ability to Conceive

    40 to 60 % of women who have undergone myomectomy for removal of fibroids have conceived successfully post-treatment Submucosal or a fibroid larger than six cm in diameter, may impede conception by up to 70 percent Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 September 2018:   Painful and heavy periods, bloating and constipation are common indicators of women with uterine fibroids. However, in the UAE many young women ignore these symptoms because of a common misconception that such fibroids only affect older women. According to Dr Laura Melado, IVF Specialist, Abu Dhabi, IVI Middle East Fertility ......read more

    Abu Dhabi calls for increased push to promote quality patient experience

    International Patient Experience Symposium will align UAE’S patient experience practices with global standards Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  UAE has made improving healthcare delivery a key plank of its Vision 2030. The state envisions to enhance the health of individuals and societies in the region through the provision of comprehensive and excellent health services, in a healthy and sustainable environment, through implementing policies, legislations, programs and effective partnerships locally and internationally. Digital transformation and transition to value-based ......read more

    Emirati graduate from CUD invents device to help asthma patients breathe clean air

    Dubai, September 20, 2018:   A graduate of Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has been honoured by the Supreme Commander of Dubai Police, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, for inventing an innovative that device that analyses air quality and helps asthma and allergy sufferers avoid contaminated areas.   Inspired by his sister’s struggle with asthma, Saeed Matar Al-Jabri, who is currently studying for a Masters in Information Technology Management and Governance at CUD, came up with the idea while pursuing his undergraduate engineering studies at the ......read more

    Free ECG and consultation with specialist cardiologist for UAE residents ahead of World Heart Day

    Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, aims to create awareness on heart diseases and to provide a proactive approach to avoid cardiac issues Increasing number of people in their 20s becoming victims to cardiac issues  Spin the “Health Wheel” to win fabulous and exciting prizes from bicycles to weighing scales to free consultations with doctors, dietician and fitness trainer September 19th 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Focusing more on prevention rather than cure, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is offering free ECG and cardiac consultation with ......read more

    Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health at MIT aims to Revolutionize Disease Prevention, Detection, and Treatment

    Launched today, J-Clinic builds on MIT expertise across multiple scientific disciplines This is the fourth major collaboration between MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization New center will harness the power of machine learning for preventative medicine, clinical diagnostics, and drug discovery and development This work will focus on a wide range of conditions that affect millions, from cancer and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to chronic illnesses such as diabetes, kidney disease and asthma Dubai, UAE, ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare partners with Nigerian University Hospital to provide advanced healthcare solutions

    The partnership will see Aster setting up Centres of Excellence in Nigeria, offering solutions to complex medical issues Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in Asia, announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with a leading university hospital in Nigeria. Aimed at addressing the need gaps in the Nigerian healthcare sector, the partnership with Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) will see the Company setting up centres of excellence across specialties and also a Telemedicine unit managed by ......read more

    Innovative Microcoil Procedure in Hybrid Operating Room Shows Promise for Early-Stage Lung Cancer

    Procedure could help doctors treat disease before it spreads – without drastic surgery Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  A new minimally invasive surgery could provide a breakthrough in treating early-stage lung cancer, based on a review of some of the first patients to receive the procedure. Currently performed at just a handful of medical centers internationally, ‘microcoil localization’ allows doctors to pinpoint and remove tiny nodules in the lungs without damaging additional healthy tissue. “Rather than cutting out an entire lobe, or potentially even ......read more

    The Health Promotion Department chooses the speakers for the 7th edition of the Sehati conference

    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  The organizing committee of the Sehati (My Health) conference have chosen the speakers and the program content for the 7th edition of the conference. The conference will be organized by the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah during November 27-29. The committee also decided to organize a youth-run workshop attended by 100 of their peers during the next edition of the conference. The decision came in light of the selection of the youth age group as a target for the activities of this year’s conference. ......read more

    MEAF gets the UAE community involved to commemorate World Arthritis Day

    A full day of free activities to be organised on October, 12th to raise awareness of the management of the chronic illness  Dubai, UAE, 11th September 2018:  The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) announced that it will hold a public community event on 12th October at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Concurrent with this year’s theme - ‘Don't Delay, Connect Today', the Foundation will host a number of activities led by arthritic patients including a fashion show, nutrition and pain management sessions and free bone ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Dental Practice Appoints Senior Dentist To The Team As It Gears Up For Expansion

    Snö Dental Clinic has welcomed Dr. Mohamad Mikhael Iskandarani to the team to help with the growing number of patients benefitting from its unique ‘prevention over treatment’ approach Abu Dhabi, September 09, 2018: A leading dental practice has strengthened its senior clinical team to help with its increasing patient numbers since it first opened just under a year ago. Snö Dental Clinic, one of the leading and most advanced dental health care providers in the capital, has welcomed Dr. Mohamad Mikhael Iskandarani, DDS to its team of world-class dental experts. Dr. ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority hosts visiting doctors

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 6, 2018:  In line with the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) policy to continue providing specialized medical care to the population of Dubai, the Authority is hosting visiting doctors who are currently practicing medicine in countries such as America and Belgium. This is an ongoing program and the Authority hosts visiting doctors on a monthly basis to provide consultation to patients in highly specialized and super-specialized medical fields. Visiting doctor- Dubai Hospital: Dr Bruno Dillmans, Bariatric Surgeon from Belgium will ......read more

    Clean Air in Classrooms Improves Student Performance

    Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of ......read more

    RAK Hospital to commence classes for expectant mothers on nutrition and diet

    Starting on September 6th, the once-a-month classes will focus on nutrition during and after pregnancy to ensure health benefits for both mother and child  One in three pregnant women lose control over their calorie intake, potentially leading to various health issues September 4, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   With the aim to educate women on the importance of balanced nutrition for expectant mothers and babies, RAK Hospital has announced free Antenatal Classes on the first Thursday of every month, starting from Thursday, 6th September. The interactive monthly ......read more

    King's College Hospital London in the UAE opens Marina Medical Centre

    KCH opens a new medical centre, which bridges healthcare in Dubai Marina, cementing KCH’s plans to create a triangle of care in Dubai  Future expansion includes upcoming 100 bed hospital in Dubai Hills Dubai, 3rd September, 2018:   King’s College Hospital London in the UAE (KCH) officially opened the doors of its Marina Medical Centre this morning, the first facility with British NHS standards to be located in Dubai Marina. Alongside the new home for KCH, the newly appointed CEO, Christian Schuhmacher, announced KCH’s plans on providing international ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Dentist Highlights The Importance Of Back To School Check-Ups

    Abu Dhabi, 01 September 2018: An Abu Dhabi dental practice is reminding parents of the importance of a checkup before the kids go back to school as unchecked dental diseases can lead to sleep deprivation, missed school days, and a lack of concentration. Dr Nancy Barbar, Pediatric Dentist at Snö Dental, says the fun and excitement of busy summer holidays can often lead to breaks in routine that can impact on oral hygiene for children and stresses that now is a perfect time to have a full dental exam. Global research by leading *health organisations indicates that dental-related ......read more

    FICCI honours Dr. Azad Moopen of Aster DM Healthcare with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award'

    Prestigious award recognizes three-decade of commitment in making quality healthcare affordable and accessible. Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 10th edition of The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence Awards. The prestigious accolade is in recognition of his valuable contribution and efforts in the field of healthcare.  Under his leadership, Aster DM Healthcare in the last 31 years has become one of ......read more

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