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    Breastfeeding for a Healthier Future of Mother and Infants

    United Arab Emirates. 13 August 2020:   Breastfeeding is the gold standard of infant nutrition and has lasting health benefits for the baby and the mother. Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi strongly supports the World Breastfeeding Week, to raise awareness about breastfeeding and improve the health of infants all over the world under the theme “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet."   Burjeel Hospital is pleased to join more than 120 countries around the world to spread a vital message about the benefits of breastfeeding. According to Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdelaal, Consultant – Pediatrics at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi Breastfeeding is undoubtedly the best nutrition mothers can give to their baby rather than putting expressed milk in a bottle. It also has added benefits for a ......read more

    Artificial Intelligence Elevating Patient Communication and Access to Care

    • Al Zahra Hospital Dubai adopts Artificially Intelligence powered platforms to elevate patient driven communication and access to care • Patients can now book instantly through WhatsApp Business, Facebook and the Website with an Artificially Intelligent Virtual Assistant   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12 August 2020 – Al Zahra Hospital Dubai announced the AI powering of all communication and appointment booking platforms, to ease access to care and communication with their patients. This innovative shift has resulted from the company’s mission to always deliver patient centric services, focusing on technological advancements.    Artificial Intelligence has been at the forefront of most Information Technology advancements bringing with it immense advantages for both companies and ......read more

    ICM Brain and Spine Institute Selects Western Digital OpenFlex Solution to Speed up Time to Discovery of Critical Cures and Treatment Options

    OpenFlex™, the industry’s only open composable infrastructure solution, helps scientists capture, share and analyze patient data from multiple clinical imaging tools, across different labs utilizing the agility, performance and scale of an NVMe over Fabrics™ architecture     Middle East, August 11, 2020 — Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (ICM Brain and Spine Institute), an international brain and spinal cord research center, selected Western Digital to update its storage infrastructure with the extremely fast, efficient and flexible OpenFlex™ open composable platform. Leveraging NVMe over Fabrics™ (NVMe-oF™), ICM has more extensive access to shared storage, which can be easily allocated to meet any ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Laser-based DPI Testing at Selected Drive-Through Centers

    Abu Dhabi, August 11, 2020 :  Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a SEHA Health System Facility, has announced the launch of Laser-based DPI testing for people wanting to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate at selected drive-through screening centers. During the first phase, the service will be provided at the drive-through screening centers in Zayed Sports City and Corniche in Abu Dhabi, Al Hili in Al Ain, and at the National Screening Centers in Mina Rashed, Al Khawaneej, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. Anyone wanting to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate can book an appointment for laser-based DPI testing through the SEHA app and pay 50 Dhs. When visiting the center, a small blood sample will be taken and then tested using the laser-based DPI with results appearing in minutes. If the test result shows that a nose swab is required, it will be ......read more

    Aviation and Defence Experts Reveal Road to Recovery for Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Sector

    -        Industry specialists highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on MRO during webinar  -        The event revealed a need for industry leaders to create more efficient, digitally-led and prioritised workflows to ensure a speedier recovery for the sector  -        Webinar hosted by organisers of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020   11 August, 2020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  Experts from commercial aviation and defence industries highlighted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector. During a webinar - hosted by organisers of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020 – the aviation specialists revealed key elements needed for the recovery of the MRO sector both within the Middle East and ......read more

    Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Pharmacy to Boost Pharmacy Education

    United Arab Emirates, 10 August 2020: The new Center at Gulf Medical University for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Pharmacy at Thumbay University Hospital is reforming Pharmacy Education and Practice in the region. College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University is the first to start a drug information center by an Academic Institution in the UAE. It is a center of excellence with collaborations with Washington State University and the Medical University of South Carolina in the USA. The roles of the center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice includes providing drug information support in direct patient care and in establishing an evidence-based practice with a scientific mix of evidence, local expertise, and patient values. The center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice is responsible to provide best ......read more

    Tips for Losing Weight Successfully

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 09, 2020:      1. Don’t do it alone… Find your support team.  Success in changing habits and behaviours needs support from people around you.Share your achievements with your friends and family, they will help you to reach your goals if you talk to them and involve them in your journey.   2. Be clear with your objectives and set short term and long-term goals. Mapping out exactly what you want to achieve and why helps you tostay focused. Set realistic goals and small steps to reach it and don’t forget to celebrate each success.For most people, reaching a goal is addictive as it provides you with an immense sense of achievement.   2. Change your habits Habit forming occurs when you repeat an action consistently over time. ......read more

    Air India Express Crash Patients Admitted at Aster MIMS Hospitals | Statement from Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 08, 2020:    “It is very sad and most unfortunate that many lives were lost, and much more are injured in the Dubai - Calicut Air India accident. May God bless those who lost their lives and save the critically ill patients admitted in various hospitals in Calicut and Malappuram districts. My heartfelt condolence to the families who lost their relatives in the accident and our prayers to the relatives of those who are in hospital in critical condition. Aster is committed to provide free treatment to all deserving patients. As expected, many passengers had lost their jobs and others are facing huge challenges due to Covid-19 and were traveling themselves or sending their families back  The Airport staff, locals, Fire Force and Police did an excellent job in reducing ......read more

    SEHA Extends Operating Hours for Specialities in Demand

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 06, 2020:   With patient-centricity at the core of SEHA’s commitment, the UAE’s leading healthcare network has increased its operational hours to serve the community more effectively   Patients will have access to select specialties in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and Tawam Hospital from 8:30am to 08:30pm, with select clinics also working on Saturdays, effective August 9   SEHA strives to meet increased demand for medical services as people resume reprioritizing their healthcare needs  

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    Post-COVID Travel is Set to Become Smarter. Here's How.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  International travel is an undeniable part of our lives. Whether it was work-related or leisurely time-off, it growingly became a familiar and frequent experience. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this billion-dollar industry to an unprecedented halt. The world shifted from flying among the clouds to surviving on the cloud! This set the stage for changes unlike any ever known. With over 90% of the world waiting to travel again, there is a considerable amount of onus on the industry to adopt to the new normal.  There’s a silver lining, though. In March, the World Travel and Tourism Council forecast that international travel could fall by up to 25% this year. But some regions – particularly the Middle East – are forecast to recover more rapidly, ......read more

    RAK Hospital Launches Free COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme

    • RAK Hospital is first hospital in the UAE to offer such a CSR initiative   • First-of-its-kind initiative by a UAE-based multispecialty hospital   • Unique initiative open to any UAE resident recovered from COVID-19   • Customised programme syncs with UAE’s efforts to mitigate COVID-19 effects   • WHO endorses rehabilitation for ex-COVID-19 patients   August 3, 2020;Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  RAK Hospital, the multispecialty hospital located in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, has launched the first-of-its-kind free of cost COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme in the UAE.   The exclusive wellness programme - conceptualised, developed and now offered by RAK Hospital- encompasses physical, cognitive, dietary and psychological support, and is aimed at UAE ......read more

    The National Screening Centers Will Open With Regular Working Hours on Arafa and Will Operate From 10 Am to 6 Pm Throughout the 3 Days of Eid

    SEHA announces Eid Al Adha holiday and Arafat Day working hours for all its facilities. Emergency Departments will operate 24/7 Abu Dhab, August 02, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announces the operating hours of its facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday from 9th to 12th Dhu Al Hijjah 1440, corresponding July 30 until August 2, 2020.   SEHA extends its sincere greetings on the advent of Eid Al- Adha to UAE leadership, Government, and people asking God Almighty to grant citizens and residents health and wellness.  ational Screening Centers: SEHA announces the National Screening Centers for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will operate with regular working hours on Thursday, July 30, 2020 and from 10:00 am until 06:00 pm during Eid Al- Adha holiday starting from Friday, July 31, 2020 until Sunday, ......read more

    Aster MIMS Hospital, Calicut Performs India's Second and South India's first 4-way Kidney Swap Transplant

    • While providing a new lease of life to 4 patients and their families, the procedure also provides a solution to a critical problem of shortage of compatible kidneys that can be used for patients suffering from kidney failures in India. • According to recent reports, India’s annual requirement for kidney transplant could range between 1-2 lakh, with a mere 5000 occurring in reality.  As per Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS) there are 1780 patients waiting for a kidney transplant in the State.    Dubai, UAE 29 July 2020: In a novel procedure that connected 4 patients requiring kidney transplant with four kind donors, through cross-matching as per compatibility, helped save 4 lives at Aster MIMS Hospital- Calicut, the second time that such a complex procedure has been performed at a single ......read more

    The Two Big Questions Being Asked by Mena Investors

    Dubai, 29 June 2020: As the global economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is advising MENA based investors to be optimistic, but also cautious, in the second half of the year.   Investment experts at Aberdeen Standard Investments, who have been supporting their clients through the COVID pandemic, say the most common question is - what is their latest economic thinking and outlook for the recovery and what is their outlook for the major asset classes?   Investors also want expert opinion on what permanent changes they can expect to come about post Covid-19 and what impact will these have on countries, sectors and industries.   Working with a global research team Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI) has provided some ......read more

    Agthia Group Announces H1 2020 Financial Results

     Group net revenues record 2.6% y-on-y growth   • Agthia continues to sustain market leadership across core categories • Flour business outperforms on higher domestic volume, export sales and wheat trading • Positive top-line momentum in food segment, 5-gallon HOD business and Kuwait operations   Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 29, 2020 - Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, today announced H1 2020 financial results for the period ending 30 June 2020. The Group posted AED 42 million in net profit, as well as net revenues of AED 1.09 billion.    Reinforced by the Group’s resilience and agility navigating challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the new technological innovations launched to serve the community, the ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Reviews Implementation of Salt Reduction Strategic Plan

    Sharjah, July 29, 2020:  The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah recently discussed the salt reduction strategic plan, which is intended to be launched and carried out in many bakeries in the emirate in order to reduce of salt percentage in bakery products according to the UAE’s approved health specifications. The initiative is being held in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, University of Sharjah, and Sharjah Municipality. This came during the virtual workshop organized by the HPD with the participation of representatives of the National Nutrition Committee and the strategic partners, and a number of bakery owners in Sharjah.  Moderated by Latifa Rashid, Head of the Nutrition Department, MOHAP, the ......read more

    Obesity is the Leading Cause of the Rise in Diabetes in Oman, Which is One of the Major Health Concerns in the Sultanate

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020:   Diabetes is no longer a disease of predominantly rich nations. It is one of the serious and most rapidly growing diseases. The prevalence of diabetes is steadily increasing everywhere, most markedly in the world’s middle-income countries. The Sultanate of Oman has also been witnessing a rise in diabetes over the past decade, across a wide age group among men and women.  People who are overweight or obese, are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if they have excess weight around the abdomen. Overweight and obesity, together with physical inactivity, are estimated to cause a large proportion of the global diabetes burden (1). As a matter of fact, the prevalence rates of overweight and obesity in the Sultanate is about 60% of total adults as of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Leads on Public Safety Through Repeated Covid-19 Testing of All Tourism Staff

    Public and private sectors partner to guarantee safety in UAE capital Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020: In line with the Go Safe Certification Programme spearheaded by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and endorsed by the government of Abu Dhabi, regular COVID-19 testing for all tourism sector staff has been made mandatory. The effort is part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s extensive and ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of its residents and visitors and follows the recent launch of the ‘Rediscover Abu Dhabi’ campaign aimed at engaging with the myriad staycation and touristic offers made available to visitors within the UAE capital.  Abu Dhabi has received international praise for its highly successful efforts in containing the spread of COVID-19, and the ......read more

    Aster Volunteers' Free Medical Camp in Ras Al Khaimah Benefit 800+ People

    Ras Al Khaimah, UAE 28 July 2020:  Aster Volunteers in partnership with Aster Hospitals, Aster Clinic, Indian Association – Ras Al Khaimah and the Ministry of Health – Ras Al Khaimah has conducted a 2-day free medical camp and blood donation drive that has benefitted more than 800 people. With loss of employment and residents being unable to return to their home countries due to travel restrictions in different countries, many people have not been able to afford regular health checkups and visits to medical facilities. The medical camp, conducted by Aster Volunteers, the Global CSR initiative of Aster DM Healthcare, at the Indian School in Nakheel, Ras Al Khaimah, aimed at providing an opportunity for people to come and get their ailments checked free of cost. The school, located at the heart of the city, allowed ......read more

    Al Zahra Hospital Dubai Completes 4,000 Session of Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatments

    • Al Zahra Hospital Dubai is the only Hospital in Dubai to have a Hyperbaric Oxygenation Chamber      Dubai, 27 July 2020 – Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has completed over 4,000 sessions of Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatments in 3 years, making it the only private hospital in the UAE to achieve this number.   Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy also known as HBOT, which is the use of 100% oxygen under high pressure, has been gaining abundant popularity in recent years (FDA approved since seventies) for its many health benefits. It involves delivering oxygen to the body (15 times the normal amount) while the patient is placed in a positive pressure chamber. The treatment is proven to speed up the body’s healing process and is used for many medical conditions such as Diabetic wounds, Sudden hearing ......read more

    CSR is Key to Covid-19 Response for Businesses in Dubai, Survey Finds

    • Businesses investing in CSR were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by Covid-19.   • 62% of companies reported a highly mature approach to employee involvement, while 70% of respondents prioritised health and safety.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2020:  Businesses in Dubai investing in corporate social responsibility were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business.   The survey, conducted in May and June 2020, revealed that the Dubai businesses community quickly responded during the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak by safeguarding employee health, safety and wellbeing and putting ......read more

    Aster Hospitals UAE Launch Cosmos, a Support Group for Covid – 19 Positive Patients

    •       A first of its kind initiative in UAE, through the support group Aster Hospitals aim to address not only the medical treatment needs of COVID – 19 patients but also support their mental, emotional and physical well-being.  •       Rehabilitation for COVID – 19 recovered patients due to long periods of isolation, mental trauma especially for those who required intensive or critical care, has been globally recognized as an emerging need     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 July, 2020: The rising number of patient cases globally, supported by significant number of recoveries has brought to front the rehabilitation needs of COVID-19 recovered patients, who may have become deconditioned due to long-periods of isolation, mental-trauma caused ......read more

    SCCI Discusses Post-Covid-19 Economic Cooperation with Rwanda

    Sharjah, July 25, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has underlined the importance of the constructive cooperation with the diplomatic missions and their commercial attaches in the UAE to develop joint action plans and step up efforts of strengthening economic and investment cooperation between the UAE in general and the Emirate of Sharjah in particular and the private sector in these countries. This was stated during a recent virtual meeting between His Excellency Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, SCCI, and His Excellency Emmanuel Hategeka, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the UAE, in the presence of Fatima Khalifa Al Mokarrab, Director of International Relations Department, SCCI. The meeting touched on means of enhancing the economic relations between the business sector in the two countries ......read more

    Euronews Speaks to CEO of Abu Dhabi-based Company Developing COVID-19 Vaccine

    The exclusive interview with Ashish Koshy is now available to watch on Euronews’ Inspire Middle East channel   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd July 2020:  Europe’s number one leading news channel, Euronews, sat down with Ashish Koshy, the CEO of Group 42, an Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence and cloud computing company that is currently involved in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The interview comes as health authorities of Abu Dhabi and Beijing announce the start of the world’s first phase three clinical trial of a vaccine to treat the novel coronavirus. Ashish Koshy commented on the high expectations of his company’s work: “It's a global effort together against this global pandemic. Every country needs to play its part in participating and not in a race, but in a ......read more

    Six Effective Ways to Protect Your Eyes During Summer

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2020:  Whilst sun exposure is an excellent source of vitamin D, not taking the necessary protective measures during the summer can have damaging effects on the eyes.  Spending a lot of time under direct sun light and heat may accelerate the aging process of the eyes and lead to conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration.    With temperatures reaching as high as 48°C in the UAE, our eyes are at risk of developing corneal burns, also known as photokeratitis. Therefore, it is extremely important to take the necessary precautions while enjoying summer activities in the sun.    Dr. Avi Gurbaxani, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Retina & Uveitis Specialist, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai shares six effective tips to protect your eyes in the ......read more

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    Global Peace Index: Global Peacefulness Falls With Sustained Rise in Civil Unrest in the Last Decade and is Set to Worsen as Economic Impact of COVID-19 Takes Hold

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2020:   Today marks the launch of the 14th edition of the Global Peace Index from the international think-tank the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP).    Key results   • Civil unrest has doubled since 2011 – 96 countries recorded a violent demonstration in 2019, as citizens protest against a range of issues, from economic hardship and police brutality to political instability. • Although peacefulness has deteriorated in the last decade, militarisation is improving overall, and 100 countries ......read more

    Deloitte Waives ‘Process Robots' Implementation Costs for COVID-19 Critical Processes in GCC Vital Sectors

    Healthcare among vital sectors to benefit from initiative   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 09, 2020:   In response to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as businesses prepare to go back to the “new normal”, Deloitte’s Business Process Solutions (BPS) is waiving implementation costs for its Robots as a Service (RaaS) offering to organizations in sectors designated by the UAE government as vital. This cost waiver is targeted to businesses and institutions in the vital sectors, as defined by the UAE government and specifically those with ......read more

    Fine Launches Dedicated Disinfection Service to Support Region's Covid-19 Fight

    Dubai, UAE – 09 June 2020:   Fine Solutions, the corporate arm for Fine Hygienic Holding (Fine), one of the world’s leading wellness groups and manufacturers of hygienic paper products, has launched Fine Disinfection Solutions – a dedicated disinfection service for companies and business navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Fine Disinfection Solutions will harness a broad-spectrum of effective solutions that disinfect premises and surfaces via techniques including spraying and fogging to guarantee maximum efficiency. The ......read more

    Superhero Campaign Sees Remarkable Participation of Talented and Creative Students, Says Diabetes Friends

    Sharjah, June 8, 2020:  The decisive stages the competitions of the “Superhero Campaign”, organized by Friends of Diabetes Association, one of the health-promoting organizations under the Health Promotion Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, showed the remarkable increase in the skilled students who take part in the various categories of the contest, something that sparked this year’s competition and consolidated the position of the campaign as a perfect platform for attracting talented and creative students.   Organized in 20 ......read more

    Synctuition Launches Mindfulness App for Free Worldwide as Mental Health Crisis Looms

    With a global mental health crisis on the horizon, Synctuition makes its mindfulness and relaxation app free to 14 countries    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 08, 2020:   With the world on the brink of a mental health crisis due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Synctuition, the most advanced mindfulness, and mind relaxation app backed by well-known scientists and experts, today announces that their platform will be made free to people in 14 countries. The announcement comes as the company reports a surge in demand and usage over the past few months, becoming one of the ......read more

    Will Science Be the New Religion in the Post-pandemic World?

    Join His Excellency Omar Ghobash and journalist Lesley Hazleton in the latest debate in the ‘Literary Conversations Across Borders’ series United Arab Emirates –  08June 2020:  The impact of the pandemic on faith and belief systems will be the subject of a frank discussion between His Excellency Omar Ghobash Assistant Minister, Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy in the UAE and  award-wining journalist and author Lesley Hazleton on Saturday 13 June at 21:00 hours UAE. The debate is the third in the Literary Conversations Across Borders series which ......read more

    Dabur Launches Anti-bacterial and Immunity Boosting Honitus Lozenges in the UAE

    • Honitus by Dabur uses five natural ingredients: Real Honey, Ginger, Turmeric, Liquorice, Amla • It is a natural remedy to fight infections and boost immunity     Dubai, UAE; June 8, 2020:  Dabur International, one of the leading companies in natural remedy healthcare, has launched Honitus, a natural herbal lozenge made of real Honey, Ginger, Turmeric, Liquorice and Amla. Honitus provides soothing and effective relief from sore throat and cough without any side effects. Rajul Pasrija, Brand Manager, Honitus said: “As consumers increasingly ......read more

    Disinfectant Launched by Milano is an Effective Way of Keeping Your Premises Disinfected During This Pandemic

    ~It is cost-effective and convenient to make your home, offices, commercial spaces and labor accommodations sterile through these pandemic times~   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 08, 2020:   Milano, UAE’s leading brand in sanitary, electric, water purifier, hardware, furniture fittings, ceramics and tiles brand owned by Danube Group, has joined forces in fight against coronavirus with the launch of a portable disinfection machine that can be used by people themselves to disinfect for spaces across the board including homes, offices, commercial spaces and labor ......read more

    Top 10 Things Patients Consider While Choosing an IVF Facility

    A research was carried out by IVI Fertility experts amongst existing patients, new patients, interested patients, patients of other clinics as well as those who have seen success with IVI Fertility   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7th June 2020:  In-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is a journey and as with all journeys – it requires a lot of forward planning. It is therefore imperative that the fertility clinic chosen has a good reputation and is accredited by the health ministry.  However, every patient is different and has different needs when it comes to ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic Research Confirms No Association Between Certain Chronic-Disease Medications and COVID-19

    New study supports recommendations that patients should continue to take ACE Inhibitors, ARBs commonly prescribed for coronary artery disease, heart failure, diabetes and hypertension   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 07, 2020:  Despite recent controversy suggesting that popular medications prescribed to lower blood pressure may increase the risk of infection by the novel coronavirus and lead to more severe outcomes in COVID-19, a retrospective study by Cleveland Clinic has supported the view that there is no foundation to these claims, although the researchers called for ......read more

    UAE Hemophilia Group Supports Arab World Celebrations of International Hemophilia Day Sponsored by Sobi in the Middle East

    19 prominent Hematology professionals from the Arab world meet to raise awareness on blood thinners & discuss ways to prevent Coronavirus in cooperation with the World Federation of Hemophilia   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020:  A regional online seminar organized by UAE Hemophilia Group brought together 19 prominent experts and specialists of Hematology. The online event’s main goal was to create awareness on the challenges that affect bleeding disorder patients during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It also showcased the solutions that could ......read more

    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. ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    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 ......read more

    Medcare Women & Children Hospital Offers Peace of Mind to Families and Mums-to-Be and Continues to Welcome Healthy Babies to Loving Families

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) in Dubai, one of the UAE’s leading multi-specialty hospitals dedicated for women and children has over the years rightly earned itself the reputation of being a true haven for women and children care, where they have the reassurance of receiving exceptional health benefits at all times. From the team of excellent clinicians, to its innovative thinking and the state-of-the-art technology and facilities, the hospital prides itself in providing the best to all who pass through its doors ......read more

    Impact of the Mediterranean Diet on IVF Success Rates

    Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director of leading IVF clinics UAE – IVI Fertility explains how a Mediterranean diet can help women optimize their IVF outcomes In spite of the growing popularity of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), the topic of diet and its impact on IVF outcomes hasn’t gained much traction in the world of fertility. However, many studies suggest that a nutrient-rich diet can help in managing issues like ovulation, endometriosis, egg quality and embryo implantation, all of which ultimately influence IVF success rates. “For conception to be ......read more

    CSR UAE Fund & ALFAHIM Group Collaborate to curb the spread of COVID-19

    •Hundreds of safety kits were given to underprivileged families and workers in Abu Dhabi                                                                                                                             Abu Dhabi, 12 May 2020: Supporting the UAE’s mission ......read more

    UAE Frontliners Receive 50,000 Liters of Cleaning Products

    DAC disinfectant and Persil laundry detergent delivered to UAE frontliners in hospitals, retail, and delivery services.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    UAE is one of the key markets which received disinfectant and laundry detergent for its workers as part of #SupportFrontliners campaign.  The activity aims to help safeguard health, retail and delivery service workers, along with their families, by providing them with cleaning products for personal use.  A total of 100,000 liters of DAC Disinfectant and Persil laundry products are currently ......read more

    Age is a Key Factor for Relapse of Thyroid Cancer

    Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with differentiated thyroid cancer   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 May 2020:  Cancer when undetected, can often spread to other parts in the body, leading to decrease outcomes. One symptom easily overlooked is a sore throat that does not get better. Thyroid swelling/ nodules are very common and affect between 4-8% cases for General Population. All thyroid swelling are not cancer. But the incidence of thyroid cases is increasing. Thyroid a small gland at the base of the neck that produces hormones. Thyroid cancer is of ......read more

    Thumbay University Hospital Launches 24-hour ‘DRIVE-THRU Pharmacy' Service to Enable Social Distancing in Line with COVID-19 Precautions

    The hospital also allows patients in need of chronic medication to place their orders over the phone   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, has launched 24-hour drive-through pharmacy service at the hospital premises, enabling patients and customers to collect their medication without stepping out of their cars. The move comes as part of the hospital’s series of measures to improve customer convenience and safety, in the wake of the ......read more

    Emirates Post Celebrates Front-Line Workers with Commemorative Souvenir Stamp Sheet

    Part of proceeds to be donated to Emirates Red Crescent in support of COVID-19 relief efforts   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 May 2020:   Emirates Post has issued a distinctive souvenir stamp sheet to celebrate and salute the nation’s valiant front-line force, who are going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. The souvenir stamp sheet will be available on Emirates Post’s dedicated web shop emiratespostshop.ae at a retail price of AED 19 and will serve as a permanent reminder of the tremendous efforts of these brave men and women. The ......read more

    Western Union Pays Tribute to First Responders & Essential Workers in the UAE

    Western Union provides fee reduction for frontline and essential workers as a part of company’s ongoing efforts to provide essential money transfers and payments services amid the COVID-19 pandemic   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 09, 2020:   Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today announced a 50 percent fee reduction1 for front-line responders and essential workers sending money globally via any of the company's digital channels for the next two weeks. The promotion is a small tribute by the ......read more

    Tabreed Announces Q1 Financial Results; Covid Pandemic Countermeasures

    - Tabreed navigates global pandemic to ensure highest standards are maintained across all services - Tabreed aligns work processes with health guidelines issued by relevant authorities     7 May, 2020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading international district cooling developer based in UAE, released today its consolidated financial results for the first three months of 2020, reporting net profit of AED 82.2 million, an increase of 3% compared to its 2019 Q1 performance.    In the ......read more

    DoH, Daman and 7 Leading Healthcare Providers form the "Alliance to Fight COVID-19" ("AFC-19")

    In collaboration with Plug and Play ADGM,   Abu Dhabi, 7 May 2020:  As the world confronts a serious healthcare challenge caused by the fast-spreading COVID-19, The Department of Health-Abu Dhabi, National Health Insurance Company – Daman, The Authority of Social Contribution - Ma’an, Etihad Airways and seven large public and private Healthcare Providers (overseeing more than 90% of patient care in Abu Dhabi) have combined their efforts with Plug and Play ADGM to form the "Alliance to fight COVID-19" ("AFC-19") to bring some of the best ......read more

    Philips Introduces New Philips Respironics E30 Ventilator to Help Free Up ICU Units in Wake of COVID-19

    New emergency use ventilator with visual and audible alarms allows for high-flow oxygen to support COVID-19 patients with respiratory insufficiency, both invasively and non-invasively   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:    Philips announces its initiative to quickly scale production of its new Philips Respironics E30 ventilator as a readily available ventilation alternative during the COVID-19 crisis in situations where full-featured, critical care ventilators are not available. Philips has begun production immediately, ramping up outputs on an ongoing basis with ......read more

    5 Healthy Tips For Children who are Fasting During Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 May 2020:   Through the ages, fasting has been practiced by people of various beliefs and cultures, but fasting in the month of Ramadan is considered as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Although fasting is not obligatory on children under the age of puberty, many children practice it out of their own will or due to the wish of their families.  Dr. Mohamed Wasfy El Abiary, Consultant Pediatric at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai shares five healthy tips for children who are fasting during the holy month of Ramadan: Psychological readiness:It is ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) Launches National Awareness Campaign to Power the UAE Export Community Through COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond

    AED 550 million ($150 million) available in funding to overseas buyers to support UAE exports from national companies Abu Dhabi-UAE: May 5, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) has launched a national campaign to help business leaders use financial products and services to rebuild global export business and help the economy recover from the COVID-19 crisis. ADEX, formed in 2019 by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to help drive expansion of UAE export businesses and advance national economic diversification, is working to establish partnerships with Departments of ......read more

    Seha Launches ‘I Am Committed' Initiative in Partnership With 81 Designs

    Over 50,000 wristbands will be created to acknowledge the UAE community’s commitment to contribute to the country’s fight against COVID-19   Abu Dhabi, May 04, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, announced the launch of the ‘I am Committed’ initiative in collaboration with 81 Designs, a UAE-based social enterprise. The program aims to increase awareness of the government’s efforts to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, encourage the community to adhere to ......read more

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