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

    With distance learning into its third month, the number of students complaining of tired eyes and redness has risen significantly Follow practical steps such as the 20-20-20 rule, blinking often and keeping devices at safe distance to help relax eye muscles, advises doctor at RAK Hospital June 2, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Increasing screen-time due to distance learning has resulted in a significant rise in complaints of eye issues such as redness and tired eyes, especially among children and young adults, says Dr Mohit Jain, Specialist Ophthalmologist at RAK Hospital. Dr Jain further cautioned parents and students to adopt necessary measures to minimize the impact of what is known as ‘Computer Vision Syndrome’. “Using digital devices during distance learning is unavoidable. However, when we ......read more

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

    • Online searches for e-groceries surged 316% y-o-y in April amid an imposed lockdown • UAE residents also sought out distance learning, office furniture and staycation options during time spent at home     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 02, 2020:    Restrictions imposed to contain the Covid-19 outbreak in the UAE have led to significant changes in consumer behaviours in the country, according to new analysis published by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.   The study, based on Google Trends data, noted that online grocery shopping became the norm for many consumers in the UAE between March and May 2020. Searches in this category reached a peak during the lockdown period in April, before subsiding in May as consumers continued to purchase from their preferred e-grocery ......read more

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

    • DIFC signs MoU with EC3 Brokers Limited to establish a group health scheme for the Centre’s 2,437 registered firms  • First of its kind initiative for a free zone in Dubai/financial centre in the region • The collaboration facilitates the purchase of cost-effective health insurance for registered companies operating from the DIFC  • DIFC aids in the reduction of client costs, whilst providing a framework to facilitate comprehensive insurance cover whilst meeting mandatory requirements     Dubai, UAE, 2 June 2020:  Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with EC3 Brokers to implement a Group Health Insurance Master ......read more

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

    Philips Foundation, in collaboration with Philips Middle East, supports the Lebanese Red Cross in their fight against COVID-19 by strengthening local emergency care facilities.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:   Philips Foundation, which aims to provide access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities, together with Philips Middle East today announced to provide medical equipment to the Lebanese Red Cross towards the prevention, monitoring and treatment of conditions caused by COVID-19. The donated equipment is an answer to the critical need to address healthcare challenges in the most affected regions in Lebanon. Through this contribution, the Lebanese Red Cross is able to equip its centers in Lebanon with mobile tele-ultrasound devices and defibrillators. Ultrasound devices can be used ......read more

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

    • The 50-bed critical care facility will add to Aster DM Healthcare’s current capacity to provide hospital treatment to Covid-19 patients and support the UAE Government’s efforts to contain the outbreak • The new hospital will also set-up a screening centre for Covid-19 that will cater to the surrounding neighbourhood of Muhaisnah • Aster has brought in medical professionals from India to join forces with existing teams in UAE to tackle Covid-19 cases     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 June, 2020:  Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, Chairman of the Covid-19 Command and Control Centre & Vice Chancellor of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), and Dr. Muna Tahlak, CEO-Latifa Hospital formally inaugurated the 50 bed critical care Aster Hospital in ......read more

    SEHA Develops Cutting Edge Self-sterilization System for Ambulances

    The latest innovation is designed to sterilize ambulances transporting COVID-19 patients, disinfecting the vehicle in 20-30 seconds   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, announced the launch of its ‘Ambulance Sterilization System’. Created specifically for transporting COVID-19 patients, the latest innovation completes the full sterilization of a single ambulance within 20-30 seconds. As part of SEHA’s continuous efforts to deliver world-class healthcare, the system is aimed at improving the response time required between trips with the same ambulance. This also enhances the capacity, allowing more patients to be transported within a single day, improving the overall efficiency in treatment delivery. ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 31, 2020:   Ericsson, Sony Network Communications Europe, and Telenor Connexion make it easy to connect people and things with intelligent tracking and monitoring solutions. Ranging from cargo to IoT healthcare devices for patients, tracking increases mobility and improves reliability and efficiency. Using Telenor Connexion's network, Ericsson IoT Accelerator for global connectivity, and Sony Network Communications Europe's smart IoT services, the three partners are collaborating to enhance real-time location and tracking solutions for different sectors. Ericsson IoT Accelerator is the Ericsson's IoT connectivity and device management platform, providing enterprises with a unified solution that manages IoT operations of any scale, using worldwide mobile network infrastructure. ......read more

    Understanding COVID-19's Impact on the Transport Industry

    By Peter Mohring, Managing Director, Transport, Serco Middle East   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020:  COVID-19 has presented unparalleled challenges to all businesses across the globe, but perhaps one of the most affected are those within the transport industry. No longer can we freely move people across cities, countries and continents due to the travel restrictions put in place to combat the virus. The result is a dramatic decrease in transportation revenue that is causing a range of issues in both the short and long term, from pay decreases and redundancies to closures of long-standing businesses that can’t maintain liquidity through an extended period of inoperability. Private companies and regional governments have aligned their strategies in this critical time to deliver an unprecedented ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:    As the world continues to unite in its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, government officials are working closely with private sector organizations to adopt new technologies and maintain wellbeing.    DJI and departments across China have deployed drones for known public safety applications and have even discovered new ways drones can be deployed to combat viruses altogether.    As remotely piloted devices, drones are naturally effective at minimizing human interactions, crucial to safeguard communities. DJI’s tests with local partners have had drones deployed in four ways: to facilitate communication, disinfect areas, deliver supplies and measure body temperatures. Some of these applications are new, unique ways to deploy drones, ......read more

    Glaucoma: Symptoms and Treatment

    By: Dr Mohammed Sohaib Mustafa, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Specialist in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:   Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and the number one cause of irreversible blindness. However, the disease is treatable, and blindness can be prevented through early diagnosis. Although children and young adults can be affected by Glaucoma, high risk groups include people over 40, diabetics and those with a family history of glaucoma.   One of the earliest symptoms of Glaucoma is having a cloudy-looking cornea, especially in children. Some of the other warning signs include increased sensitivity to light. For example, patients can start seeing halos around bright lights. Another red flag is having ......read more

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

    Sharjah, May 23, 2020: The Department of Family Development Centers (DFDC) of the institutions of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah recently organized, in cooperation with the Family Development Foundation in Abu Dhabi (FDF) a webinar entitled “Bode well … Eid Mubarak”. This comes as part of the DFDC’s keenness to enhance cooperation and coordination with the social-sector-related authorities and institutions to bolster the UAE’s efforts in countering the repercussions of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The even falls under the virtual social campaign “Bode Well” launched by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family ......read more

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

    Strata and Mubadala Healthcare collaborate to create multiple medical supplies to prevent the spread of coronavirus   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 21 May 2020:   Mubadala Healthcare and Strata Manufacturing (Strata), Mubadala’s composite aero-structures manufacturing company, are collaborating to manufacture essential medical supplies and support the fight against COVID-19, utilizing additive manufacturing to produce intubation capsule, face shields and ear guards.     The cooperation is part of Mubadala’s #WeAreDedicated campaign aimed at fostering collaboration across diverse enterprises and sectors to protect the community, and to support the UAE government in its COVID-19 response and mitigation.   A joint team was established to identify the requirements and business needs of the ......read more

    UAE Develops a Rapid Coronavirus Laser Testing Technology

    • Laser beam technology identifies the virus as soon as blood cells are infected • Camera detects morphological change in blood cells • Tests and instant results can be provided in public places • Introducing this technology reinforces the UAE’s position as a center for research, innovation and technology   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020: (AETOSWire) – QuantLase Imaging Lab, the medical-research arm of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed International Holdings Company (IHC), announced that it has developed novel equipment which enables for much faster mass screenings, with test results available in seconds and allowing testing on a wider scale. This break-through will enable ‘Mass-scale screening’, changing the whole dimension of ......read more

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

    • ‘Our New Earth’ microsite  https://www.ournew.earth/ is a health, wellness and development focused ‘Guide On The New Normal’ to coach people to allow them to thrive in this new style of living with a focus on the different roles they play within a society for the self, for the parent in you, the employers/ business owners as well as the employee. • It is important for us to holistically focus on Physical, Emotional and Mental health to enable our readiness and preparedness to manage this crisis constructively • The microsite also provides essential guidance for people dependent industries like manufacturing, services, retail and construction. The concept of Our New Earth:  https://youtu.be/8ReOKTHUWfI     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2020:  ......read more

    What Narcolepsy Is and How to Cope With It

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 May 2020:  Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting the part of your brain that regulates sleep. As a result, the patient experience excessive daytime sleepiness and a sudden loss of muscle control (called cataplexy) causing you to fall asleep during normal daytime activities such as working or studying. These episodes are often triggered by strong emotions. Narcolepsy is more common than you probably realize affecting about 1 in 2,000 people—and while there is not yet a cure, there are plenty of ways you can reduce the symptoms. Dr. Trilok Chand, Specialist - Respiratory Medicine at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi shares recommendation for diagnosing and treating narcolepsy: What are the causes? Narcolepsy can be familial and it runs in families that mean it is ......read more

    Keeping Mobile Networks Running Top Priority During COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Ericsson webinar spotlights the importance of maintaining mobile communications as critical infrastructure  • In the long term, safeguarding and strengthening key digital infrastructures are key priorities    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:   organized a media webinar to discuss network capacity, performance and digitization as service providers gear up for an unprecedented situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ericsson presented how the company is working with telecom service providers to manage their networks and face continued changes in traffic patterns during uncertain times.   Chafic Traboulsi, Head of Networks at Ericsson Middle East & Africa says: “During these challenging times, service providers are focusing their attention on solving the ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:   Over 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – leading to patients facing a lengthy wait for their health issues to be resolved, a new study reveals. The CovidSurg Collaborative has projected that, based on a 12-week period of peak disruption to hospital services due to COVID-19, 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide will cancelled or postponed in 2020.  The modelling study, published in the British Journal of Surgery, indicates that each additional week of disruption to hospital services will be associated with a further 2.4 million cancellations. Led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, researchers collected detailed information from surgeons across 359 hospitals and 71 countries ......read more

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

    SHARJAH - May 18, 2020:  Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, has setup a full-fledged field laboratory dedicated to the nation’s fight against Covid-19. The new field laboratory was setup within a 48 hours window, within the Covid -19 dedicated field hospital setup by the UAE government at the Sharjah Expo Center. The new field laboratory plays a key role in the UAE’s initiative to contain and fight Covid-19.  In order to strengthen the UAE’s fight against COVID-19, the UAE’s government built the Covid – 19 field hospital on April 10, 2020 with the specialized laboratory set up by Pure Health at a record time of 48 hours. The facility, aimed at increasing patient capacity amid the Covid-19 outbreak, has raised the nationwide hospital capacity to more than 5,000 beds in ......read more

    AAAASF Implemented COVID-19 Checklist for Surgery Facilities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 18 May 2020:  The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) remains committed to quality care and patient safety, especially in times of crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, AAAASF has worked tirelessly to keep facilities up to date with the most current information. AAAASF Executive Director, Thomas S. Terranova said ”We have implemented tools and gathered resources so our accredited facilities can make the best-informed choices possible, as surgery facilities begin to reopen, AAAASF is ready to assist accredited facilities in ensuring that clinic operations are carried out in the safest manner possible.”   Mr. Thomas added “AAAASF has developed an approach that facilities can use in order to achieve the most efficient path to ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020:  World Family Doctor Day, which comes on the 19th of May and being held this year under the theme “Family doctors on the front line”, has an additional impetus as it coincides with the challenges posed by the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). In this respect, the UAE has been at the forefront of the countries worldwide, thanks to the rapid response of its government system response by harnessing all logistical and human resources. Also, the efforts of the health authorities and sectors have been obvious, while family doctors teamed up with their fellows on the frontline of defense to provide the necessary health care. His Excellency Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, pointed ......read more

    Boosting Immunity While Fasting During Ramadan

    With the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, medical experts from one of the leading fertility clinic Middle East – IVI Fertility suggest extra care and precautions to improve immunity while fasting Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for the region. Fasting, held from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, is very crucial. For the first time ever, we are experiencing an event that has brought the world to a standstill. So, it poses an important question as to how should we celebrate Ramadan in its true essence during this pandemic, while also taking care of our health? These are special times and call for extraordinary measures. While we all are taking relevant precautions against COVID-19, it’s equally necessary to build a strong immune system during this time. Taking care of your immunity becomes especially important if ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:    Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, has published a report on how to successfully manage and navigate insurance and risk management during these challenging times. The report reinforces Marsh’s commitment to guiding and supporting the region’s businesses through the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.   As uncertainty continues, businesses and economies worldwide are seeking ways to maintain  business growth and continuity to protect their employees and mitigate their financial losses. From an insurance perspective, the pandemic has impacted property, casualty, event cancellation, management liability, cyber and credit risk and in this report, Marsh highlights the ways in which businesses can proactively respond to ......read more

    Hospital to Organize a Live Session on Managing Hypertension During Pandemic

    On World Hypertension Day, doctors at RAK Hospital remind patients not to be too stressed about the situation, avoid panic, and find new activities to learn. Focus on lifestyle changes and building a strong immune system to fight COVID 19; those who are fasting should take their medicine after Iftar.     May 16th, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Hypertensive patients suffering from anxiety due to Covid-19 pandemic should make a conscious effort not to stress over the situation, but instead opt for relaxation exercises and experiment with new activities. To drive the point home, RAK Hospital has organized a Facebook Live session on World Hypertension Day, titled, ‘Manage hypertension in this pandemic’, the session will advise people on different ways to reduce stress levels during these trying ......read more

    Nominate a Deserving Child and Spread Joy

    Pinca’s New CSR initiative promises to spread joy to the children of our communities during the pandemic   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   Pinca, the region’s leading toy distributor has developed a CSR initiative designed to support the most deserving children in our communities and they need your help! Partnering with some of the biggest and best loved toy brands, PINCA is asking everyone to nominate a child within their community that has been adversely affected by the Pandemic. From those whose families have been affected in this time through redundancy, salary reductions, illness or separation, to those children who tested positive to Covid-19 and made a full recovery or may still be in hospital today. 

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

    Siemens refrigerators donated to DHA   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020:    The COVID-19 pandemic has spread viciously through all continents, leaving countries all over the world in a state of emergency. Now, more than ever, societies are called upon to support one another, and global leaders in all industries to play their part in contributing to global health defense. With great impact comes great responsibility, and BSH Home Appliances Group has always led by example with the company’s strong sense of social responsibility and contribution. BSH Middle East FZE formally processed the donation of a number of Siemens home appliances to the Dubai Health Authorities, with the support of its local Siemens distributor in Dubai, Better Life. The donation took place in the presence of BSH Middle East FZE ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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. ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Super Powers inaugurating The Center of Excellence

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 31, 2019:    American Aesthetic Medical Center, a widely acclaimed name that encompasses most advanced and innovative techniques for both surgical and non-surgical treatments like Plastic Surgery, Hair Transplant, Cosmetic Gynecology, Andrology, and Laser & Skincare, has been declared as the only center of excellence in the region for hydra facial as well as Is clinical.   This auspicious occasion became more interesting with the Super Power Awards ceremony that gave recognition to people and companies across fifteen categories. ......read more

    DHA launches Captain Nutrition initiative for school children.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, October 29, 2019:   Dubai Health Authority’s Nutrition Department in collaboration with the Public Health and Protection Department carried out a pilot project known as Captain Nutrition.   The project took place in a private school in Dubai for Grade 5 students; more than 100 students took part in the initiative, which is in line with the Dubai School Health Policy.   Dr Wafa Ayesh, Director of Nutrition at the DHA said, “Through interactive sessions and workshops, we explained the concepts of healthy eating; we made ......read more

    Sheikh Zayed Road Turns Into a Running Track for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 October 2019:   For the first time ever, Dubai’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Road will turn into a running track on Friday 8 November, 2019. Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2019 is giving the city new reasons to join the fitness movement by inviting residents and visitors to get active with Dubai Run 30x30 on Sheikh Zayed Road. With the aim of fostering a healthy community spirit, the free-to-attend event includes a 5km fun run and a 10km run, with both routes starting and ending at Dubai World Trade Centre. This marks the first time that people have ......read more

    SEHA's discusses the future of healthcare at the 12th World Medical Tourism Congress (WMTC)

    SEHA unveils special focus for medical tourism together with Abu Dhabi Government entities      Abu Dhabi, 26 October 2019:  Dr. Anwar Sallam, Group Chief Medical Officer at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), confirms that SEHA is committed to provid the highest quality care to patients, in line with the globally recognized benchmarks. He highlighted that SEHA is partnering with the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi and other entities in order to strengthen Abu Dhabi's position in the field of medical tourism, as the Emirate continues to attract ......read more

    Rak Hospital to Host Complimentary Obesity Awareness Camp for UAE Residents

    • The week-long camp will be held from 27-31 October between 4pm and 6pm at the hospital premises in Ras Al Khaimah.  • Primary objectives of the camp include promoting a healthy lifestyle and creating awareness about the growing obesity epidemic in the country.      24th October 2019:   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: RAK Hospital has organized a complimentary obesity awareness camp at their premises in the Northern Emirate next week to help curb the rising obesity epidemic that has hit many UAE residents in recent times in both adults and ......read more

    Dr. Azad Moopen awarded with Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians, UK

    Dubai, UAE | 24 October 2019:   Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Azad Moopen, has been awarded with a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), UK. The prestigious accolade is presented to a select number of physicians across the world who have displayed a significant contribution to the medical and healthcare profession. For Dr. Moopen, the accolade is in recognition of his valuable contribution and efforts to shape the healthcare service industry in GCC & India and over three decades of commitment towards making quality ......read more

    As part of its strategy to support national cadre and create job opportunities for U.A.E Nationals.

    874 U.A.E National Students are completing their training in "SEHA" Health Care Facilities, including students of health care secondary and universities. Abu Dhabi,21 Oct. 2019:  874 U.A.E National students have completed their training in  Health Care Facilities of Abu Dhabi Health Service Company "SEHA" during this year 2019, from health care student, students who will continue to complete the graduation requirements, secondary schools and universities students who are training during summer vacation.  Emirati students have received their ......read more

    Physicians Stress Importance of ‘Golden Hour' for Stroke Patients

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Highlights Stroke Warning Signs, Risk Factors and Need for Urgent Response       Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. October 21, 2019:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have stressed the importance of the ‘Golden Hour,’ as part of an awareness campaign to help people recognize the symptoms of stroke and act quickly.    When a patient has an ischemic stroke, that is, when a clot blocks blood flow in the brain, they lose an average 1.9 million brain cells each minute that it goes untreated. Providing the ......read more

    In Pictures: Dubai Fitness Challenge Starts Off Strong!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 October 2019:   Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019 kicked off in style on Friday, with the entire city rising to the 30x30 Challenge by participating in exciting fitness and wellness activities and events across Dubai. DFC’s flagship locations, the Kite Beach Fitness Village presented by ENOC in association with Etisalat and Meraas and Festival City Mall Fitness Village presented by DEWA in association with Fitbit and Al-Futtaim, both celebrated the start of the fitness extravaganza with vibrant fireworks last evening, while other locations also ......read more

    Hamdan bin Mohammed calls on the city to be ‘In It Together' for the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019

    Crown Prince of Dubai challenges all residents and visitors to come together for the third edition of the world’s only city-wide fitness movement  DFC is set to host a 30-day fitness extravaganza as the city turns into a gym from 18 October to 16 November – with two action-packed Fitness Villages, 10 Fitness Hubs, 40+ fitness events and 5,000+ fitness and health sessions An event for the people, by the people, DFC makes ‘active living’ accessible to all ages, abilities and fitness levels, facilitated by the city’s partners and fitness ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenges the City to Be ‘In It Together' for the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019

    • Crown Prince of Dubai challenges all residents and visitors to come together for the third edition of the world’s only city-wide movement – Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC)  • DFC is set to host a 30-day fitness extravaganza as the city turns into a gym from October 18 to November 16 – with two action-packed Fitness Villages, 10 Fitness Hubs, 40+ fitness events and 5,000+ fitness and health sessions • An event for the people, by the people, DFC makes ‘active living’ accessible to all ages, abilities and fitness levels, facilitated by the ......read more

    Dubai's LIFEPharma signs historic agreement with Apotex Inc., the largest producer of generic drugs in Canada

    The project will see LIFEPharma manufacture 120 million tablets of medicine per year for 10 years Abu Dhabi: 10 October, 2019:  LIFEPharma, a fully integrated pharmaceutical manufacturer, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UAE-headquartered VPS Healthcare, announced a historic agreement with Apotex Inc., the largest producer of generic drugs in Canada. In a first of its kind agreement, LIFEPharma will manufacture nine products in its state-of-the-art facility in Dubai – which will then be exported for commercialization in Canada – becoming the first UAE company ......read more

    Hazzaa AlMansoori Undergoes Medical Experiments at Stars City as part of His Scientific Mission

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 09, 2019:     Carrying on his scientific mission, Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, undergoes a number of medical experiments, including thorough medical tests by specialists in Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC) at Stars City in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Hanan AlSuwaidi, the flight surgeon, is following up on the experiments and on Hazzaa’s medical condition.  The studies, which include testing the effects of microgravity and space flights on the human body vital indicators, are conducted for the first time on ......read more

    Ajman Opens the Largest Private Academic Hospital in the Region

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 08, 2019:    The largest private academic hospital in the region, Thumbay University Hospital features state-of-the-art healthcare delivery systems with a 350-bed capacity in the first phase Hospital to offer complimentary consultations across all OPD specialties for the first 15 days of operations Tuesday, 8th October 2019, Ajman, UAE: Thumbay Group has opened its latest academic hospital, Thumbay University Hospital at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman. The new hospital is the largest private academic hospital in the region, with a capacity of 350 ......read more

    Alarming rise of breast cancer figures in UAE sees Bareen International Hospital Abu Dhabi call for women to be aware of early signs

    • One in six women worldwide develop breast cancer. Breast cancer topped the total 4,707 new cancer cases that were found in the UAE in 2018 • Host of activities take place as Bareen International Hospital Abu Dhabi ‘goes pink’ in support of breast cancer awareness • Bareen International Hospital urges women to self-examine and to see a doctor if they are concerned    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7th, October, 2019:   Cancer incidence in the Middle East region including the UAE is on the rise with the number of cases expected to ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare wins prestigious awards for its CSR efforts

    • Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry awarded Aster DM Healthcare with the CSR Label which is the highest level of recognition for CSR in the Middle East • Aster DM Healthcare was presented with the winning award in the healthcare category at the Arabia CSR Awards last night for its CSR and community development initiatives, conducted by The Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Network    3 October, Dubai, UAE:  Aster DM Healthcare has been presented with two prestigious awards for its efforts in the area of CSR and community development in the Middle ......read more

    The City Gears Up for 30 Action-packed Days of Fitness and Wellness as Dubai Fitness Challenge Returns to Set New Records for Its Third Straight Year

    • Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is set to launch edition 3 on 18 October for 30 consecutive days until 16 November 2019, inviting all residents and visitors to commit together as a city to an active lifestyle • With 2 large-scale Fitness Villages, 10 Community Hubs, more than 40 events and over 5,000 classes across Dubai, DFC will transform the city into a gym that supports 30 min of daily activity for all ages, abilities and fitness levels  • Featuring global brand icons including Nike, Lululemon and Under Armour, the city’s partners and fitness industry come ......read more

    FREE Consultations for Breast Reconstruction Patients After Mastectomy

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  October 01, 2019:   During this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aesthetics by King’s College Hospital in Dubai Marina is pleased to announce they will be offering a free consultation on breast reconstruction for women who have undergone a mastectomy.   Making the announcement, Dr Adnan Tahir – Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the clinic stated that breast still remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women.   “Although there are multiple risk factors involved in developing breast ......read more

    Building the Dubai Fitness Community: Dubai Active

    ** The Middle East’s Leading Active Living and Fitness Show Returns This December **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 30, 2019:    Being healthy and active isn’t just about moving; it’s about educating and challenging ourselves to maintain the healthiest lives that we can possibly live by focusing on our emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Whether you are just starting out on your health and exercise journey or you are a devoted fitness enthusiast, then the Dubai Active really is an event that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. ......read more

    Al Rahba Hospital opens Long Term Care Unit for Long –stay Patients

    Abu Dhabi, 30 Sep. 2019:  Al Rahba Hospital, an affiliate of Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA), opened the first phase of the long-term unit; It is the first healthcare facility for Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) to be licensed by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi for long-stay patients. The project was divided into two phases, the first phase was activated containing 7 beds for long-term intubated patients and the second phase will include increasing the number of beds and expanding the project in the future. The team consists of ICU consultants, highly experienced ......read more

    Child Healthcare Remains Top Agenda in Oman's Health Vision 2050

    Oman’s total healthcare expenditure will amount up to 8-10% of the country’s GDP by the year 2030 Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 30, 2019:   The Sultanate of Oman has made tremendous advancements in healthcare sector development during the past 43 years represented by the percentage and speedy reduction in mortality, especially childhood mortality. Thanks to the government’s ‘Best HealthCare for all’ motto, which was commended by the UN.  With a growing total population of around 5 million, Oman’s young population ......read more

    Asian man survives heart attack thanks to quick surgery

    The 49-year-old patient collapsed while delivering water bottles; five of his arteries were blocked between 70 to 100 percent He was urgently shifted to RAK Hospital where he underwent Rescue Angioplasty on one vessel followed by CABG for four blockages in his arteries  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 30, 2019:    Ras Al Khaimah: Being at the right place and the right time could be the difference between life and death as proved by the case of Mohammad Siddiqui who suffered a cardiac arrest, and yet survived. The 49-year-old Pakistani expat was on duty ......read more

    Tough Mudder Announced as Main Event of Dubai Fitness Challenge's Final Weekend

    The Biggest Tough Mudder Celebration Comes to Dubai Festival City this November  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 September 2019:  For the first time ever, world-renowned obstacle course challenge Tough Mudder is partnering with Dubai Fitness Challenge and will be the main event of the challenge’s final weekend.  Taking place at Dubai Festival City on 15th November 2019, Tough Mudder is the perfect challenge to set yourself to end the year on a high. In line with Dubai Festival City’s goal of creating a holistic destination that focuses on health and ......read more

    MoHAP's visiting consultant's office organizes a lecture on the impact of mental disorders on academic achievement of students

    Sharjah, September 29, 2019:  The Visiting Consultants Office (VCO) at the Ministry of Health and Prevention had organized a lecture and a workshop at Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah on the impact of mental disorders on the academic achievement of young students. The event targeted medical, administrative, and technical staff at Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah. Dr. Sultan Al Sharif, Director of the MoHAP’s VCO, mentioned the importance of benefiting from the visits of experienced doctors and consultants under the Visiting Consultants Program, through holding lectures and awareness ......read more

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City is one of the largest hospitals in the UAE, it's equipped with the surgical robot which allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures wit

    Abu Dhabi, 29th of Spetmber 2019:  Saed Jaber Al-Kuwaiti, head of operation committee at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, confirm that the launch of the hospital is part of government of Abu Dhabi’s policy which seeks to devlop the health service to a global level, in line with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and SEHA vision which aims to advance health care through skills and innovation. His statement came out during a tour organised by SEHA at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City for a group of press and media people to show the hospital sections and advanced facilities. He said SEHA Company ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Organizes Awareness Campaign to Enhance Awareness about Alzheimer's

    Dubai, September 26, 2019:  On the occasion of World Alzheimer's Day which takes place on September 21, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched an awareness campaign under the theme “Alzheimer's ...... More Than Just Forgetfulness”. The campaign aims at promoting and raising health awareness about the disease and educating patients and the community of the importance of early diagnosis and the development of medical practices in the field of Alzheimer's disease to achieve social and psychological empowerment. The campaign featured number ......read more

    Hospital rolls out ‘Employee Wellness Programme' ahead of World Heart Day

    RAK Hospital gives Health Talks on heart health and organises full-day cardiac camps across several corporates  The Hospital will further hold free cardiac screening for general public at its premises on September 29th, from 9am to 4pm   September 25th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   With the focus on fostering heart-health and to reduce cardiac-related incidences among office-goers, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah is running the ‘Employees Wellness Programme’ ahead of World Heart Day on September 29th. The programme includes Health Talks and full-day ......read more

    10 Ways to Improve Air Quality in Schools

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 25, 2019:   About 50% of schools have poor indoor air quality, which directly contributes to students’ health problems. TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East, offers some top tips for parents and school authorities alike   As students around the country return to schools, they’re coming home with the usual issues. No, not full lunchboxes or torn uniforms, but headaches, sniffles, coughs and respiratory infections, and general complaints of tiredness. Apart from treating these problems, it’s worth ......read more

    Val-YOU 2019: A Vision Board Workshop

    ** Materializing Your Dreams Through Visualization in a 2-part workshop on Saturday, September 28th and October 12th **   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 24, 2019:   The LightHouse Arabia, a community mental health and wellness center on Al Wasl Road, is leading the way in helping improve mental health and wellbeing in the UAE and are hosting Val-YOU, a 2-part vision board workshop on Saturday, September 28th and October 12th to help participants start actioning their goals and living the life they always wanted.    Participants will walk ......read more

    Seven Simple Steps to Keep Your Heart Healthy for World Heart Day

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 24, 2019:   With World Heart Day (29th September) just around the corner, there’s no better time to look at how you can improve your eating habits and lead a more heart-healthy life.   According to a study released by the School of Health and Environment at the Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart University (HBMSU), approximately 36-37% of deaths in the UAE are caused by cardiovascular diseases. However, most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by adopting simple lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, a healthier diet ......read more

    Ministry of Health does not recommend that patients stop taking medicines containing ranitidine'

    • Ministry suspends the registration, importation and distribution of all medicines containing ranitidine as a precautionary measure • Ministry calls on patients wishing to stop using ranitidine to consult their healthcare professional for replacement  • Ranitidine-containing medicines used to treat and prevent ulcers and acidity in the stomach   Dubai, September 24, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a circular to all health facilities and practitioners, informing them about the precautionary suspension of the ......read more

    Aster DM Foundation and Joy Arakkal join hands to drive CSR initiatives in Wayanad, Kerala

    • Mr. Joy Arakkal would be donating around 2.5 acres of land in Wayanad on which Aster Volunteers would be constructing Aster Homes for people displaced by the Kerala floods. • He would also donate a fully-equipped Aster Volunteers Mobile Clinic that would provide basic healthcare services to the underserved and remote areas of Wayanad.    24 September, Dubai, UAE:  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Aster DM Foundation, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, one of the leading integrated healthcare service providers in India and ......read more

    Artificial Intelligence and Innovation in healthcare takes centerstage at 8th SEHA International Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Conference in Abu Dhabi

    • Three-day conference to adopt models for standardized coordinated and integrated health care approach  • Focused on improving health outcomes through artificial intelligence, innovative work environment and staff well-being, event aims to transform healthcare set-up and well-being of patients and healthcare providers      Abu Dhabi, September 23 Sep 2019:  The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has announced the 8th edition of the SEHA International Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) to expand and integrate kidney care

    Abu Dhabi, September 22, 2019:   Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) has today unveiled plans for a world-class kidney care service at SEHA Kidney Care (SKC), previously known as SEHA Dialysis Services (SDS) centers – from preventing kidney disease through peritoneal and hemodialysis, to kidney transplantation. This integrated and comprehensive service expands the center’s current offering as part of a long-term strategy to enhance kidney healthcare provision. This move builds on over a decade of delivering cutting edge dialysis services in Abu Dhabi and takes advantage ......read more

    Make ‘The Rule of 4' your walking mantra, advises doctor

    4 Days a week, 4KM for 40 Minutes  Ahead of World Heart Day, doctors at RAK Hospital give easy guidelines on walking to boost heart health Walking can reduce the chances of cardiac events by 30 percent; heart attack survivors can lower the risk of death by up to 71 percent September 19th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Regular walking can offset the chances of cardiac events by as much 30 percent and is an important tool for heart attack survivors significantly reducing the risk of death in immediate years. In order to instill this easy, yet effective habit ahead of World Heart ......read more

    UAE Obesity Masterclass V.2 calls for improving awareness, bolstering the efficiency of healthcare professionals and increasing obesity clinics

    Participants hail the decreasing prevalence of obesity in UAE, dropping to 27.8% up from 37.2% in 2010    Dubai, September 18, 2019   The UAE Obesity Masterclass V.2 has concluded on a high note, stressing the importance of concerted public and private sectors’ efforts to address obesity which is a major concern for healthcare systems world over.    The one-day event concluded that stepping up awareness-raising campaigns, enhancing the knowledge, skills and competence of specialized doctors and healthcare professionals, opening new obesity ......read more

    Go pink for October and help support & raise awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness month

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 18, 2019:  As we approach Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October, please see a roundup of pink products that we hope might assist with any pink themed features that you are working on.  If you need any further details at all please do let us know. MOR: Enjoy a whimsical and decadent bath and body range with the Marshmallow collection by MOR. The collection is reminiscent of a botanical garden filled with flirtatious flowers and comes in an assortment of beautiful, fragrant products that will not only take you on a ......read more

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