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    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 also announced the launch of the ‘Green Choices’ campaign to encourage sustainable workplace within the group.     Dubai, UAE, 12 December 2019:   Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest private, integrated ......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, CEO of NCC Group, and Eng. Muhammad Nassar, COO of AMAN Integrated Solutions, today inaugurated Aman Integrated Solutions Lab, the first facility to provide a full suite of quality, conformity and HSE testing services for a wide ranges of sectors ......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 an international, non-profit organization founded in 1966 to assist and assess healthcare providers with a particular focus on post-acute services such as inpatient rehabilitation. With this new specialty accreditation, Amana, which was the first ......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 & preventive healthcare. The two sides will also explore collaboration opportunities in the field of healthcare technology.   Al Qutami appreciated the efforts of Apollo Hospitals Group and stated that DHA values such partnerships and clinical ......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 pediatricians are not well versed with these diseases and this may result in undue delay in the diagnosis.”   Discussing about the “New strategies in the treatment of children affected by onco-haemopathies and severe primary ......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 Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman, conferred degrees on 220 graduates of the various colleges under Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, at the 16th Convocation Ceremony held on Wednesday, 27th November 2019, at the Emirates Hospitality Centre, Al Jurf, ......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 internationally recognized healthcare leader committed to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide. Achieving COE Accreditation by SRC demonstrates the commitment and ability of surgeons and facilities to consistently deliver the ......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 care and ensure an efficient health system.  H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA said that the awards won by the DHA reflect the quality of medical services it provides to community members and visitors.  Al Qutami ......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 this initiative, Aster Volunteers and Medcare Hospitals hosted a fun-filled children’s’ medical camp wherein over 40 volunteers conducted health checkups for more than 350 underprivileged children.    The UAE Vision 2021 ......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 promised a weekend full of exciting sporting competitions and a series of Meet and Greets and Q&As with the biggest names in fitness.  Returning to Dubai for an incredible fourth edition on 5th – 7th December 2019 at Dubai World Trade ......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 next generations globally.   WealthX data shows, Jeddah appearing in both the top five cities according to the share of people worth more than US$100 million and more than US$500 million. In Jeddah, almost 29 percent of the ultra-wealthy have ......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 point. On this occasion, Sherif Beshara, Chief Executive Officer of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, commented: “Mustache Knights highlights the commitment of American Hospital Dubai to align with global health movements and mobilize the ......read more

    Crossing a Record of 1.1 Million Participants, Dubai Fitness Challenge Ends on a Resounding High

    • Historic participation of 1,108,890 residents and visitors across Dubai marked DFC’s biggest edition yet  • Spectacular line-up including the historic Dubai Run 30x30 and the region’s largest-ever HIIT class with Joe Wicks drew thousands across all ages and abilities • The city endorsed its commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle, with mass engagement at over 13,000 all-inclusive events and sessions across Dubai throughout the month      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 November 2019:   Dubai emphatically demonstrated its people’s commitment to an active lifestyle, as Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) officially drew curtains on its most successful and engaging edition this weekend. In an unprecedented validation of social solidarity, the citywide fitness ......read more

    KPMG Lower Gulf supports Emirates NBD Unity Run

    Dubai, 17 November 2019:   KPMG Lower Gulf was the bronze sponsor of the 4th edition of the Unity Run organized by Emirates NBD to mark the UAE Year of Tolerance and the grand finale of the Dubai Fitness Challenge. The event encouraged everyone to walk and run for unity in diversity to support people of determination. A total of 80 KPMG Lower Gulf staff were registered as runners and/or volunteers to join the inspiring event in Dubai Silicon Oasis.     Nadar Haffar, Chairman and CEO, KPMG Lower Gulf, said: “We are proud to support such a fantastic initiative in the UAE that encourages the social inclusion of people of determination. KPMG strives to support social causes that promote diversity and inclusion, following our involvement in the Special Olympics World Games earlier this year. We are ......read more

    Sleep your way to better health

    A lack of rest can raise anxiety by 30 per cent, finds new study   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 17, 2019:   A good night’s sleep can do wonders to help manage anxiety, according to a new study. UC Berkeley’s study says that a full night’s sleep can stabilise and manage emotions whereas a sleepless night can increase anxiety levels by up to 30 per cent.  According to the WHO, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill health and disability worldwide. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders.  “Over the past decade, research is constantly emerging to show the ......read more

    Hundreds of runners join #DareDiabetes race to spread awareness about diabetes

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 16 November 2019:   In an attempt to raise awareness about diabetes, a common but life threatening lifestyle disease, hundreds of participants, including men and women, took part in a three-kilometer mini-marathon race held at Al Reem Island here on Friday. The #darediabtes race organised by Burjeel Day Surgery Centre in association with Burjeel Medical City and Aldar Group was flagged off by John Sunil, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Burjeel Hospital. The mini-marathon race organized to mark the World Diabetes Day observance also provided complementary health checkups to all the participants. A slew of other physical activities was held as part of the one-day event at Reem Central Park. Dozens of families including their children participated in the beach games, body pump & ......read more

    How to Keep Your Sugar Levels Under Control While Working Out | Fitness First

    Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 14, 2019:    With World Diabetes Day (14th November) taking place tomorrow, there’s no better time to look at how you can manage your sugar levels, especially while working out.     Recent studies have shown that exercise is one of the best ways to help manage type 2 diabetes. Exercise can enable your cells to use insulin better and help keep your blood within a healthy range. However, if you take insulin or other medication for diabetes then a workout can cause your sugar levels to decrease; which is also known as hypoglycemia.    To ensure a safe workout there are a few simple steps you can take to help keep your sugar levels under control. Robert Richards, National Fitness & Wellness Manager at Fitness First explains:    Before working ......read more

    Massive Diabetes Awareness and Management Drive in Ras Al Khaimah to screen thousands

    RAK Hospital’s “Let’s Beat Diabetes” programme to provide free health checks, complimentary Cardiac and Eye Screenings along with free consultations with the specialists Initiative to be kicked-off through a Fun Zumbathon event on 15th November at Marjan Island Focus on screening existing diabetics for cardiac and eye health and identifying undiagnosed diabetic patients One in 2 people suffering from Type 2 diabetes is not aware of his/her condition At least 68 percent of diabetic patients above the age of 65 with diabetes die from some form of heart disease     November 13th 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Initiating a massive diabetes awareness and management drive in Ras Al Khaimah, RAK Hospital launches its “Let’s Beat Diabetes”  campaign on the ......read more

    Medeor Hospital, Dubai gives new life to a 63-year-old patient in the UAE by removing an uncommon large brain tumor

    1 in every 100,000 people can suffer from a rare tumor called Acoustic Neurinoma   UAE, 10th November, 2019:   63-year-old Pakistani National, Mr. Abdul Hameed Baloch had lost hope as he suffered from a right sided hearing loss and an inability to walk due to an imbalance which caused him to sway to the ride side. He was referred to Dr. Sharath Kumar Maila, an Indian, Specialist Neurosurgeon at Medeor Hospital Dubai well renowned for his expertise and experience at operating brain and spine tumors. His diagnosis revealed the patient had a tumor called Acoustic Neurinoma of about 3.5 to 4 cm’s size. Though the tumor was benign, it was large and caused pressure on vital brain structures called ‘Brain stem’ and also very important ‘Cranial nerves’ in the brain. He advised the patient ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Continues to Inspire the City

    • Dubai to celebrate the final stretch of the 2019 Dubai Fitness Challenge with new events, activities and challenges for the entire city to enjoy • Programme to feature fitness classes and entertainment from NIKE basketball clinics, Daman DXB Swimfest, Yoga Day Out at Global Village and the inaugural     Dubai Run 30x30on Sheikh Zayed Road     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 November 2019:   With just over a week to go for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019, the citywide fitness initiative is kicking the action into an even higher gear. With an incredible array of free citywide fitness events, activities and wellness sessions on offer, people of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness can join the movement and make strides towards a more active ......read more

    Dubai Pink Ride Attracts More than 4500 Participants

    Dubai Health Authority in cooperation with Union Coop the organized the ‘Dubai Pink Ride’ Breast Awareness campaign for the 8th consecutive year.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 06, 2019:    On the occasion of International Day against Breast Cancer, Dubai Health Authority and Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE organized their signature breast awareness campaign under the name ‘Dubai Pink Ride in the year of tolerance’ for the 8th year in a row, in coordination with numerous government and private institutions. This annual show of solidarity towards breast cancer fighters was held via bicycle and motorcycle procession, wherein more than 4500 participants marched together to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and to show solidarity with patients and ......read more

    American Hospital Makes Liver Transplant Procedures Less Taxing for Living Organ Donors by Using Laparoscopic Surgery

    Cleveland Clinic Ohio introduces rare keyhole surgery procedure in a bid to improve recovery of living donors, which may encourage more donations   Tuesday, November 5, 2019:   Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed its first purely laparoscopic living donor surgery for liver transplantation in an adult recipient. The advanced procedure is available at only a few hospitals worldwide. Unlike open surgery that requires a large incision to access the liver, the laparoscopic procedure is performed with surgical tools and a camera inserted through a few half-inch holes in the abdomen of the living donor. Once the piece of the liver is dissected, the surgeon retrieves the graft through a small incision below the navel. The minimally invasive technique benefits the living donor, who experiences better ......read more

    Irregular heartbeat could be more than just a fluttering, warns doctor

    Atrial Fibrillation, or arrhythmia, can lead to ischemic strokes, heart failure, blood clots besides other complications, cautions Dr. Aparna Jaswal, India’s leading cardiologist  The condition is responsible for about 15 to 20 percent of strokes; if left untreated, it can double the risk of heart-related deaths. Dr. Jaswal – specialists in Rhythm Disorders – will be visiting RAK Hospital on Saturday, November 9th to create further awareness     November 5th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Frequent fluttering in the chest, irregular heartbeat and palpitation could be signs of a more serious heart issue, warned Dr Aparna Jaswal, one of India’s leading cardiologists and visiting consultant at RAK Hospital. The condition, known as arrhythmia or Atrial Fibrillation (AF), can lead to ......read more

    American Hospital Dubai signs joint venture agreement with Swedish IVF pioneer Livio

    Dubai, UAE, 5th November, 2019:   Catering to the growing demand for fertility-related treatments and services in the UAE, American Hospital Dubai, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, one of the leading pioneers of private healthcare in the Middle East, has signed a joint venture deal with Sweden-based Livio AB, the largest provider of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Nordic countries. After becoming the inaugural Middle East member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network in 2016, the American Hospital Dubai seeks to offer only the best expertise for the betterment of patient care in the UAE and surrounding region. The partnership seeks to further progress upon national strategies to make Dubai and the UAE as a whole a hub for medical tourism and the focal point of patients across the region and ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Witnesses Over 1600 Runners Participating at the Second Season of the Half Marathon

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3rd November 2019:   Dubai Festival City’s Half Marathon, organized by RaceME, that took place over the weekend saw over 1600 registered runners across all race categories including the 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km routes and the 1km Teeny Tiny fun run for kids. Hosted by Kris Fade, a popular radio host with an avid interest in fitness and healthy lifestyle, runners enjoyed the scenic routes that consisted of some of Dubai Festival City’s iconic landmarks, including the Dubai Festival City Mall, Festival Bay, Marsa Plaza and Al Badia Residences. The race village was hustling with over 1000 spectators who came to cheer for the runners and also enjoy the F&B options. The Dubai Festival City Half Marathon was held as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge and with the support of ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    Julphar Reinforces Commitment to Quality Following Product Recall

    ‘We follow stringent standards to ensure safety and quality’ says GM Low-dose aspirin tablet recalled due to stability issues January 24, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has issued a statement reinforcing its commitment to quality following the recall of one of its products by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).   Jerome Carle, General Manager of Julphar, said: We can confirm that low-dose aspirin medicine, Jusprin 81mg, has been recalled by MoHAP ......read more

    Comment on India's 70th Republic Day 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2019:  “On India’s 70th Republic Day, we are not only celebrating our constitution which stood the test of times but reiterating the unity in diversity. This year is especially important as it also marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who was an NRI. On this momentous occasion we fondly remember our home land, which has given us the basic ingredients and foundation to live our lives to the fullest and achieve our dreams. Looking back, India’s growth has become more stable, diversified and resilient with the economy expected to grow ......read more

    100 Mentors programme hosts DHA Director General

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 January, 2019:  The 100 Mentors programme hosted His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority to discuss some key values and traits, which will help the youth of the country achieve success and wellbeing. The session took place at the Dubai Health Forum, which concluded last week. The 100 Mentors is a programme organised by the Emirates Youth Council, it aims to connect the youth with role models in both the private and government industries. Al Qutami said, “The youth have several opportunities to ......read more

    Medical Expertise Federated Under the French Healthcare Brand at Arab Health 2019

    From January 28th to 31st 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre International launch of the brand French Healthcare 110 exhibiting companies on the French pavilion Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2019:  110 French companies will be exhibiting at the largest health show in the Middle East, 30 of them will be in Dubai for the first time. For the 2019 edition of the French pavilion, Business France, the agency supporting the international development of the French economy will launch the French Healthcare brand, an innovative initiative aimed at bringing together French companies, ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow” Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

    Regular campaigns lasting five days each First Campaign of 2019 to Launch at Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaima   • Al Serkal: Campaign highlights Ministry’s efforts to achieve the national agenda of UAE Vision 2021, and reduce cancer rates through education and prevention.   United Arab Emirates, 23 January 2019:  Ministry of Health and Prevention launched the first awareness and prevention campaigns of 2019 for breast cancer screening, under the slogan “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow”. The campaign will be run from January 20th to 24th, at Saqr ......read more

    DHA organised a 30-hour health hack at the Dubai Health Forum

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2019:  Young tech-savvy individuals with extensive knowledge of coding are using their expertise to find solutions to better the existing facilities available to support people of determination. The hack is primarily focused on three themes revolving around people of determination. The themes aim to improve the lives of those with physical, mental and intellectual disabilities, using technology as a medium to bring a positive impact in the day-to-day lives of people with determination.  The hack is in line with the Dubai Health ......read more

    Regular campaigns lasting five days each

    First Campaign of 2019 to Launch at Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow” Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Al Serkal: Campaign highlights Ministry’s efforts to achieve the national agenda of UAE Vision 2021, and reduce cancer rates through education and prevention. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 January 2019:  Ministry of Health and Prevention launched the first awareness and prevention campaigns of 2019 for breast cancer screening, under the slogan “Scan Today, Not Tomorrow”. The ......read more

    Dubai Health Forum discusses importance of Mental Health Strategy

    Highlights progress made since launch of the strategy. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2019:   In 2018, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the Mental Health Strategy for the emirate. The strat¬egy known as Happy Lives…..Healthy Community is Dubai’s first comprehensive mental health strategy and is applica¬ble across all public and private health entities in the emirate.    According to World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is a ‘state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signs agreement with Neuron for Saada health programme.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2019:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today an agreement with Neuron. As per the agreement, Neuron will be the third party administrator (TPA) for the Saada health programme. The agreement was signed by HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and HE Mohammed Al Mutaiwei, Chairman of Neuron, in the presence of Saleh Al Hashimi, Advisor of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation; Umair Nizami, Managing Director and Board Member of Neuron and other senior health officials.  Saada means happiness in Arabic and the ......read more

    Mundipharma set to provide innovative cold treatment for Adults and Children in new markets across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region

    Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:  Mundipharma, the maker of the BETADINETM range of products, announced expansion of the partnership with Marinomed Biotech to extend their rights for the Carragalose® based Nasal Sprays and Lozenges in additional markets across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META).  The deal will aim to further extend marketing of Marinomed’s products which have shown to significantly reduce disease duration and reduce relapses and help more adults and children suffering from the symptoms of the disease in additional markets across the META ......read more

    France At MEDLAB 2019

    February 4 to 7, 2019 at DWTC 11 French companies to be gathered on the French pavilion Major innovations to be exhibited in hematology, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, cytology and pharmacogenetics. Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:   11 French companies will be taking part in the region’s largest laboratory trade show, in Dubai, from February 4-7, 2019. Showcased across 180 m², the French in vitro diagnostics industry (IVD) will unveil its latest innovative ideas, which are the strategic pillars of the sector's ......read more

    LABELIANS (a CML-ID Group company) Ready to Unveil Its Fmbio5 Bioleader® Armchair for Blood Sampling

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: January 16th 2019:   On February 4-7 2019, LABELIANS will be exhibiting for the 3rd time in the French Pavilion at MEDLAB Dubai. The teams from LABELIANS will present, at their stand, their full range of pre-analytical, sampling transport, molecular biology, liquid handling products, etc... Plus, in a much- awaited reveal, the FMBIO5 Bioleader® armchair for blood sampling.    Conceived and designed by LABELIANS, the FMBIO5 bioleader® armchair for blood sampling is wide, robust and long-lasting. Its ergonomic upholstery and ......read more

    Sterigerm's Mobile Devices to Neutralize Medical Infectious Waste Deployed on All Continents

    Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2019:  As part of the CHASTAGNER Group of companies, STERIGERMS manufactures mobile devices which neutralize medical infectious waste on-site (MIW), in a water-free, discharge-free process, requiring nothing more than a 220/230 volts functioning power outlet. Official and exclusive supplier to the French Navy, STERIGERMS devices can be found onboard most of its ships and notably on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, the flagship of the French fleet. From January 28-31, 2019, it will be exhibiting for the 3rd consecutive year in the French Pavilion at Arab ......read more

    Endoscopic thyroidectomy seen as minimally invasive and less complicated treatment for thyroid disorders

    Transoral approach aims to achieve scar-free surgery with minimal dissection Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2019:  Great leaps in medicine and science coupled with breakthrough technological innovations have made the treatment options for thyroid diseases less invasive. In fact, newer treatments like endoscopic thyroidectomy is now being presented as a treatment that is minimally invasive and with lesser complications to deal with.  The minimally invasive surgery leaves minimal scars as it employs the principles of natural orifice transluminal surgery (NOTES) to achieve a scar-free ......read more

    S@TIS' traceability software packages to feature at Arab Health 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates- January 10, 2019:   For the fifth year in a row, STEAM France and its French subsidiary S@TIS, with the support of Business France, will be exhibiting at the Arab Health show in Dubai, from January 28-31, 2019.  Subsidiary S@TIS in the limelight It will be presenting a software suite composed of multiple complementary modules, compliant with the requirements of international standards, and which enable, real-time and paper-free, monitoring of each stage of the sterilization process, from the operating room to the sterile ......read more

    Ethylene oxide sterilization: A tried and tested process and increasingly innovative machines

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 9, 2019 :   Most polymer-based medical devices are not compatible either with the high temperatures required for steam sterilization (121°C / 134°C), which cause them to deform, or with gamma rays, which can cause plastics to stain or become cloudy. Ethylene oxide sterilization, however, is performed at temperatures typically between 40°C and 55°C, and is compatible with all MDs, irrespective of their type and composition. Ethylene oxide is therefore the ideal sterilization method for all MDs, provided that the strict standards ......read more

    Discover Your Light at The LightHouse Arabia

    Explore how to find relief, discover balance and live with vitality in 2019 at an interactive wellbeing event taking place on Friday, 25th January    Dubai, UAE, January 09, 2019:  The New Year is the perfect time to make a commitment to being kinder to ourselves.    We all lead such busy lives, where we can overlook simple things that make us happy and more productive.  If self-care and being more mindful is one of your goals for the New Year, if you are looking to enhance your wellbeing and live with greater vitality, or if you have a specific area ......read more

    DHA aims to meet goals of Fifty-Year-Charter and eight principles.

    DHA to implement mechanisms to accelerate the pace of achieving these objectives. Continuous evaluation to monitor progress Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2019:   Dubai Health Authority(DHA) aims to meet the goals of the Fifty-Year-Charter and eight principles.  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, recently announced eight principles for the future success of the nation. He also published a pledge on Sunday containing nine articles that aim to develop the quality of life and ......read more

    The Truth About Back Pain in Cold weather

    Experts estimate 80% of us will experience back pain at some time in our lives. Dubai, UAE, 7th January, 2019:   Back pain is one of the most common spinal conditions in the UAE and third most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. Severe cases can lead to spinal degenerative disease, also known as degenerative disk disease, or any disease of the spinal column, which can range from Herniated Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerated Disc Disease, and Disc Prolapse.  It might be a sharp stab or a dull ache. At some point, 8 out of 10 of us will have back pain. In ......read more

    Two couples blessed with baby girls on New Year at RAK Hospital

    January 02, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   For Emirati couple Hassan Ali and Safeyya Ali Salem, the year 2019 brought their very own special bundle of joy: a beautiful baby girl, who was born in the wee hours of the New Year, at 3:00 am, at RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah. Weighing around 3.2 kgs, the baby is the first child of the young couple.  Another baby girl, weighing 2.85 kgs was born to Egyptian parents, Hani Ahmed and Safiya Abbas Morsy at the Hospital on New Year.  Congratulating the happy parents on this occasion, Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO of Arabian Healthcare ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital restores shoulder functions for a biking enthusiast with a minimal invasive procedure

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 December 2018 –   42-year-old John Dingo Demadura Rojas, a resident of Dubai was biking in a mountainous area when he had an accidental fall and injured his left clavicle.  In severe pain John was rushed to another hospital where he was advised to undergo an open surgery to restore the shoulder function. However, he approached Zulekha Hospital Sharjah for a second opinion and was keen on an alternative to the open procedure. The diagnosis revealed a grade 3 (complete) dislocation of the lateral end of the clavicle – left shoulder. ......read more

    Hundreds join the Friends of Arthritis Patients Association in the “One Hour Walk 2” event

    Sharjah - 30 December 2018:  Hundreds of people from all age groups participated in the “One Hour Walk 2” event, which was organized on Saturday by the Friends of Arthritis Patients Association at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah. The event, which was organized in cooperation with the Sharjah Police Headquarters, took place at the Sharjah Police Desert Park. The event included the participation of a large number of students from schools and universities, as well as government and private institutions in Sharjah. The event was also attended by HE Major ......read more

    Profeta - Premium Range of Halal Vitamins and Supplements for Men, Women and Children

    Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health All products are rigorously laboratory tested and undergo a stringent vetting process All of our healthcare supplements are made using premium grade vitamins, minerals and ingredients  We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients in-line with recognised safe upper levels for dietary supplements. Our products conform to international and natioanl standards. Including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These industry ......read more

    The Friends of Arthritis Patients Association organizes the “One Hour Walk 2” event on Saturday

    Sharjah – 27 December 2018:  The Friends of Arthritis Patients Association at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, in cooperation with the Sharjah Police Headquarters, will organize the “One Hour Walk 2” exercise event, which will be held on Saturday at the Sharjah Police Desert Park. The event, which will begin at 4 pm in support of Arthritis patients, is part of the promotional campaign for the association’s 7th Annual Marathon. The marathon, which is organized annually by the association at the end of February, includes thousands of ......read more

    First Whole Genome Sequencing of an Emirati Boy with Autism Conducted in the UAE at MBRU

    MBRU is setting up massive genomic infrastructure to conduct large-scale whole genome sequencing Dubai, December 27, 2018:   A first for the United Arab Emirates, a whole genome-sequencing of an Emirati Boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was conducted at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), as part of a collaborative research with the Autism Program at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital (Al Jalila Children’s), in Dubai Healthcare City. As humans our genome, which is the complete set of genes or genetic material present in ......read more

    Award for innovator of pioneering health and wellness eco-system

    Dr Manoj Menon receives top accolade at Smart Health Dubai Awards for “Spotcheck”, judged by leading lights in global Health Technology Sector    Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  The co-founder of Spotcheck, a technology driven health and wellness services provider, which offers an 8 minutes non-invasive health screening and a digital platform, has been awarded as one of the top 50 leaders in the healthcare sector in the region. Dr Manoj Menon was given the award at the Smart Health Dubai conference, a platform held in Dubai once a year which brings together ......read more

    Julphar set to Bring New Combination Cholesterol Medicine to UAE

    New drugs to be made available locally for first time License and technology transfer agreement completed with Dutch company PharmaMatch BV High cholesterol one of major factors in rise of cardiovascular diseases Cardiovascular disease UAE’s biggest killer December 26, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has completed a deal with leading Dutch company, PharmaMatch BV, to launch a novel combination for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, which is currently unavailable in the UAE ......read more

    Medical Community Programme to showcase advances in Fertility Treatment in Oman

    Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  In an endeavour to support development of Fertility and Reproductive Medicine in Oman, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Muscat– has organised a series of programmes for the medical community, in association with the Oman Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OSOG). The clinical team will participate in a number of workshops starting in December 2018 until February 2019 in four different cities in Oman – Sohar, Salalah, Muscat and Sur. The first session entitled ‘Fertility Assessment in Omani Women’ will be held in Sohar on 20th ......read more

    Julphar Announces Q3 Results

    December 23, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has announced its results for the third quarter of 2018.  The company reported Q3 year-to-date sales of AED 719 million and a net loss of AED 29m. Following the temporary suspension on the export of Julphar’s products to Saudi Arabia, the company’s management has worked extensively with Health Authorities to address their recommendations and implement corrective measures. Jerome Carle, General Manager of Julphar, said: “Q3 ......read more

    6 Strategies for Keeping Stress Low and Productivity High at Year's End

    By Allison Zimmer, Communications Specialist, Commercial Excellence, Xerox   Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  Between holiday stress, distracted or vacationing employees, unusual sales patterns, and managing your year-end budget, the fourth quarter isn’t the easiest time of year for business owners – especially the small business owner. Not only is everyone looking to you for answers, but keeping your business running smoothly while also trying to grow is no easy task.   But keeping stress low and profits high doesn’t have to mean adding items to ......read more

    High-intensity sports and play can cause fractures in children

    Forearm fractures are responsible for up to 50 percent of all fractures in children United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19th December 2018:   In an age that is dominated by screens and video games, parents generally encourage children to play outdoors to build upper body strength, balance and resilience. However, engaging in vigorous physical activities may lead to fall which can break a bone. Broken bones or fractures are common in childhood, with up to 40 percent of girls and as many as 50 percent of boys experiencing a fracture. In the UAE, there are several paediatric fractures ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority launches Year of Zayed Insurance Card project.

    The project is in collaboration with private sector insurers and aims to provide free health insurance cover to more than 100 people with financial constraints.  The insurance will cover a maximum sum of AED 150,000 per person insured.  Authority revisits several DHA initiatives undertaken in 2018 to mark the Year of Zayed.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 19, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the Year of Zayed Insurance Card project. The project is in collaboration with private sector insurers and aims to provide free health ......read more

    Varicocele is the one of the leading medical conditions that causes male infertility

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

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

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

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

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

    RAK Hospitality Holding Signs MoU with Beit Al Khair Society

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

    Weight loss and how to maintain it during the festive season

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

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

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

    DHA Director-General inspects progress of expansion projects.

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

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

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

    Julphar to Launch Wearable Insulin Delivery Device in GCC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Health Authorities advocate early screening for prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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