Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2019: Marking November as the month of men’s health awareness, American Hospital Dubai host the UAE’s first motorbike health tour on 15th November 2019, highlighting the importance of men’s health and early cancer detection.
With the participation of 500 motorbikes, the event, titled Mustache Knights, commenced from Last Exit Al Khawaneej at 3 pm and concluded at Last Exit Al Qudra at 7 pm. Guests were also offered complimentary health checkups done by American Hospital Dubai, enjoyed a number of activities at the end point.
On this occasion, Sherif Beshara, Chief Executive Officer of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, commented: “Mustache Knights highlights the commitment of American Hospital Dubai to align with global health movements and mobilize the ......read more
• Historic participation of 1,108,890 residents and visitors across Dubai marked DFC’s biggest edition yet
• Spectacular line-up including the historic Dubai Run 30x30 and the region’s largest-ever HIIT class with Joe Wicks drew thousands across all ages and abilities
• The city endorsed its commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle, with mass engagement at over 13,000 all-inclusive events and sessions across Dubai throughout the month
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 November 2019: Dubai emphatically demonstrated its people’s commitment to an active lifestyle, as Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) officially drew curtains on its most successful and engaging edition this weekend. In an unprecedented validation of social solidarity, the citywide fitness ......read more
Dubai, 17 November 2019: KPMG Lower Gulf was the bronze sponsor of the 4th edition of the Unity Run organized by Emirates NBD to mark the UAE Year of Tolerance and the grand finale of the Dubai Fitness Challenge.
The event encouraged everyone to walk and run for unity in diversity to support people of determination. A total of 80 KPMG Lower Gulf staff were registered as runners and/or volunteers to join the inspiring event in Dubai Silicon Oasis.
Nadar Haffar, Chairman and CEO, KPMG Lower Gulf, said: “We are proud to support such a fantastic initiative in the UAE that encourages the social inclusion of people of determination.
KPMG strives to support social causes that promote diversity and inclusion, following our involvement in the Special Olympics World Games earlier this year. We are ......read more
A lack of rest can raise anxiety by 30 per cent, finds new study
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 17, 2019: A good night’s sleep can do wonders to help manage anxiety, according to a new study. UC Berkeley’s study says that a full night’s sleep can stabilise and manage emotions whereas a sleepless night can increase anxiety levels by up to 30 per cent.
According to the WHO, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill health and disability worldwide. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders.
“Over the past decade, research is constantly emerging to show the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 16 November 2019: In an attempt to raise awareness about diabetes, a common but life threatening lifestyle disease, hundreds of participants, including men and women, took part in a three-kilometer mini-marathon race held at Al Reem Island here on Friday. The #darediabtes race organised by Burjeel Day Surgery Centre in association with Burjeel Medical City and Aldar Group was flagged off by John Sunil, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Burjeel Hospital.
The mini-marathon race organized to mark the World Diabetes Day observance also provided complementary health checkups to all the participants. A slew of other physical activities was held as part of the one-day event at Reem Central Park. Dozens of families including their children participated in the beach games, body pump & ......read more
Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 14, 2019: With World Diabetes Day (14th November) taking place tomorrow, there’s no better time to look at how you can manage your sugar levels, especially while working out.
Recent studies have shown that exercise is one of the best ways to help manage type 2 diabetes. Exercise can enable your cells to use insulin better and help keep your blood within a healthy range. However, if you take insulin or other medication for diabetes then a workout can cause your sugar levels to decrease; which is also known as hypoglycemia.
To ensure a safe workout there are a few simple steps you can take to help keep your sugar levels under control. Robert Richards, National Fitness & Wellness Manager at Fitness First explains:
Before working ......read more
RAK Hospital’s “Let’s Beat Diabetes” programme to provide free health checks, complimentary Cardiac and Eye Screenings along with free consultations with the specialists
Initiative to be kicked-off through a Fun Zumbathon event on 15th November at Marjan Island
Focus on screening existing diabetics for cardiac and eye health and identifying undiagnosed diabetic patients
One in 2 people suffering from Type 2 diabetes is not aware of his/her condition
At least 68 percent of diabetic patients above the age of 65 with diabetes die from some form of heart disease
November 13th 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Initiating a massive diabetes awareness and management drive in Ras Al Khaimah, RAK Hospital launches its “Let’s Beat Diabetes” campaign on the ......read more
1 in every 100,000 people can suffer from a rare tumor called Acoustic Neurinoma
UAE, 10th November, 2019: 63-year-old Pakistani National, Mr. Abdul Hameed Baloch had lost hope as he suffered from a right sided hearing loss and an inability to walk due to an imbalance which caused him to sway to the ride side. He was referred to Dr. Sharath Kumar Maila, an Indian, Specialist Neurosurgeon at Medeor Hospital Dubai well renowned for his expertise and experience at operating brain and spine tumors.
His diagnosis revealed the patient had a tumor called Acoustic Neurinoma of about 3.5 to 4 cm’s size. Though the tumor was benign, it was large and caused pressure on vital brain structures called ‘Brain stem’ and also very important ‘Cranial nerves’ in the brain. He advised the patient ......read more
• Dubai to celebrate the final stretch of the 2019 Dubai Fitness Challenge with new events, activities and challenges for the entire city to enjoy
• Programme to feature fitness classes and entertainment from NIKE basketball clinics, Daman DXB Swimfest, Yoga Day Out at Global Village and the inaugural
Dubai Run 30x30on Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 November 2019: With just over a week to go for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019, the citywide fitness initiative is kicking the action into an even higher gear. With an incredible array of free citywide fitness events, activities and wellness sessions on offer, people of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness can join the movement and make strides towards a more active ......read more
Dubai Health Authority in cooperation with Union Coop the organized the ‘Dubai Pink Ride’ Breast Awareness campaign for the 8th consecutive year.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 06, 2019: On the occasion of International Day against Breast Cancer, Dubai Health Authority and Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE organized their signature breast awareness campaign under the name ‘Dubai Pink Ride in the year of tolerance’ for the 8th year in a row, in coordination with numerous government and private institutions.
This annual show of solidarity towards breast cancer fighters was held via bicycle and motorcycle procession, wherein more than 4500 participants marched together to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and to show solidarity with patients and ......read more
Cleveland Clinic Ohio introduces rare keyhole surgery procedure in a bid to improve recovery of living donors, which may encourage more donations
Tuesday, November 5, 2019: Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed its first purely laparoscopic living donor surgery for liver transplantation in an adult recipient. The advanced procedure is available at only a few hospitals worldwide.
Unlike open surgery that requires a large incision to access the liver, the laparoscopic procedure is performed with surgical tools and a camera inserted through a few half-inch holes in the abdomen of the living donor. Once the piece of the liver is dissected, the surgeon retrieves the graft through a small incision below the navel. The minimally invasive technique benefits the living donor, who experiences better ......read more
Atrial Fibrillation, or arrhythmia, can lead to ischemic strokes, heart failure, blood clots besides other complications, cautions Dr. Aparna Jaswal, India’s leading cardiologist
The condition is responsible for about 15 to 20 percent of strokes; if left untreated, it can double the risk of heart-related deaths.
Dr. Jaswal – specialists in Rhythm Disorders – will be visiting RAK Hospital on Saturday, November 9th to create further awareness
November 5th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Frequent fluttering in the chest, irregular heartbeat and palpitation could be signs of a more serious heart issue, warned Dr Aparna Jaswal, one of India’s leading cardiologists and visiting consultant at RAK Hospital. The condition, known as arrhythmia or Atrial Fibrillation (AF), can lead to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 5th November, 2019: Catering to the growing demand for fertility-related treatments and services in the UAE, American Hospital Dubai, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, one of the leading pioneers of private healthcare in the Middle East, has signed a joint venture deal with Sweden-based Livio AB, the largest provider of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Nordic countries. After becoming the inaugural Middle East member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network in 2016, the American Hospital Dubai seeks to offer only the best expertise for the betterment of patient care in the UAE and surrounding region.
The partnership seeks to further progress upon national strategies to make Dubai and the UAE as a whole a hub for medical tourism and the focal point of patients across the region and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3rd November 2019: Dubai Festival City’s Half Marathon, organized by RaceME, that took place over the weekend saw over 1600 registered runners across all race categories including the 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km routes and the 1km Teeny Tiny fun run for kids. Hosted by Kris Fade, a popular radio host with an avid interest in fitness and healthy lifestyle, runners enjoyed the scenic routes that consisted of some of Dubai Festival City’s iconic landmarks, including the Dubai Festival City Mall, Festival Bay, Marsa Plaza and Al Badia Residences.
The race village was hustling with over 1000 spectators who came to cheer for the runners and also enjoy the F&B options.
The Dubai Festival City Half Marathon was held as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge and with the support of ......read more
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. Director of Programs and Partnerships from Ministry of Tolerance, H.E. Yasser Al Gargawi and Dr Sana Sajan, Director of American Aesthetic Medical Center along with other senior management of the company graced the occasion with their ......read more
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 children understand the importance of eating vegetables and explained the different food groups and their benefits.”
Grade 5 children also took part in a healthy cooking competition. Nutritionists accompanied the children for grocery ......read more
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 been allowed to run on a section of the 14-lane highway, giving participants a unique, on-foot perspective of iconic sights as they come together to demonstrate their commitment to an active lifestyle and DFC’s vision to make Dubai the most ......read more
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 visitors from all around the world.
Dr. Anwar Sallam, Speaking in the 12th World Medical Tourism Congress (WMTC), which was hosted lately in Abu Dhabi.
Aligned to the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, SEHA will enhance its health services delivery ......read more
• 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 children.
The week-long camp will be held at RAK Hospital from Sunday 27th – Thursday 31st October 2019 between 4pm and 6pm at the Rooftop Café that is a part of the RAK Eye Care Center in Ras Al ......read more
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 healthcare affordable and accessible for people across geographies.
Founded in 1518 by a Royal Charter from King Henry VIII, the Royal College of Physicians of London is the oldest medical establishment in England. It continues to play a pivotal role ......read more
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 training in SEHA's 13 hospitals and in Ambulatory Health Services in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, by the medical, technical and administrative staff working in SEHA Health Care Facilities, who have great experiences and high international ......read more
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 patient with rapid treatment helps limit the damage and increases their chances of recovery, which is why emergency physicians refer to the time after a stroke as “the golden hour”.
A 2018 study by Cleveland Clinic in the US ......read more
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 saw mass participation from Dubai’s residents across different ages, abilities and levels of fitness.
Football legend Clarence Seedorf also attended the inaugural day of DFC, surprising and delighting fans as he showed off his football skills ......read more
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 industry
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 14, 2019: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, urged all of Dubai’s nationals, residents ......read more
• 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 city’s partners and fitness industry
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 October 2019: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, is challenging ......read more
Doctors saved the lives of two burn victims and used donated amniotic membrane from a mother that delivered a baby via C-section. This is the first procedure in the UAE where amniotic membrane from the placenta is used to accelerate wound care and regenerate skin tissue.
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 14, 2019: Two young Afghani nationals were rushed into Rashid Hospital after a gas cylinder defect left both of them with massive flame burns.
Twenty-seven year old Hafizulla had 45 per cent total body surface area affected by second-degree superficial and deep ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 11, 2019: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) chaired today a meeting with the CEO council of the DHA.
He said that DHA aims to keep pace with the global developments in the health sector and has adopted a series of ambitious and innovative projects and initiatives to enhance the Emirate’s competitiveness and to ensure Dubai remains an ideal destination for patients seeking treatment.
He added that the DHA has all the capabilities needed to succeed in achieving its goals, which are supported ......read more
By Krishan Kumar Chutani, CEO Dabur International
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 July 2019: Globally, Millennials are often recognized as the key generation driving the US$4.2 trillion global wellness market . Their thirst for holistic wellbeing is unparalleled when compared to previous generations. In the US alone, the millennial cohort has grown to value health as the second most valued aspect of their lives .
Armed with their love for health-centric pursuits and interests like yoga, kombucha, and meditation to name but a few, wellness as a whole has bloomed ......read more
Sharjah, July 8, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has revealed the success of a national medical team at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children to save the life of a Asian girl child and restore her normal growth rate, similar to the children of her age.
The girl was suffering from a short bowel syndrome caused by repetitive bowel resections, liver dysfunction, some bacterial infections, and pancreatic insufficiency.
Dr. Kalthoum Al Baloushi, Director of MoHAP’s Hospitals Administration, pointed to the high-caliber medical team who received the girl ......read more
Fibroids can grow to be dangerous if not detected and treated rightly in time
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 July 2019: 49 year old Khalidah, was admitted to Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah with complaints of Menorrhagia and Dysmenorrhea, which is mainly heavy menstrual flow for months together. Following examination, it was found that her uterus was enlarged as much as it would at 32 weeks of pregnancy. An ultrasound and MRI scan made it clear that she had multiple fibroids, the largest being 10 centimeters and there were many others measuring 5-6 centimeters which occupied the whole of her ......read more
A total of 1.7 million prescriptions for 500,000 patients issued through the smart pharmacy system
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 07, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network has implemented a new smart pharmacy system in its facilities to reduce waiting time and prescription errors. This initiative was a result of a development strategy that ensures a balance between operations, eliminating complicated routines, and enabling medical staff to serve patients optimally. The smart pharmacy system has dispensed over 1.7 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 06 July 2019: “It is very good to hear that we are striving to become a $ 5 Trillion economy soon. This will place India on the world center stage. However, regarding NRIs and Healthcare sector , there is not much to sing about.
It is good to know that NRIs shall be allowed to take Aadhar Card. This will help them to sort out many issues that they face now for identity and transacting business while in India.”
There has been no significant announcements pertaining to healthcare in union budget. While there was hope ......read more
Sustaining a fall from great height, the 29-year-old construction worker’s neck bone was severely crushed with fragments compressing his spinal cord
The patient was rushed to RAK Hospital where urgent high-risk surgery was performed on him
July 4, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: A 29-year-old construction worker was brought back from the brink of life-long paralysis at RAK Hospital when he suffered a dangerous fall from a construction site where he worked. Ajeet Ram Sudhar, an Indian expat who works for RAK ceramics, fell from about 10 feet, the impact severely ......read more
Enhanced patient experience offered through improved infrastructure
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 02 July 2019: The relaxing effect of water during childbirth is attracting water births among local residents and Mrs. Shamma Al Mansoori and Mohamed Al Mansoori opted to give birth in the tranquil environment of a water birthing pool recently at Burjeel Hospital.
The attending Obstetrician Dr. Sausan AbdulRahman Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynecology at Burjeel Hospital helped in making the experience fulfilling for Madam Shamma “We find that our patients ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 1, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has advised pilgrims to ensure they seek medical advice before going to Hajj.
Dr Badria Al Harmi, Director of Public Health Protection Department at DHA says, “The most important step for any hajj pilgrim is to avail of the necessary vaccines. Ideally, the vaccines should be taken four weeks prior to travel. Every pilgrim should also visit their family medicine doctor six to four weeks prior to travel, especially if they have chronic diseases such as ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 July 2019: Founded by Mrs. Vandana Luthra as a beauty clinic in 1989, VLCC is widely recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of beauty and wellness products and services, as well as a high level of consumer trust.
VLCC prides itself on its commitment to provide the most state-of-the-art services to all its clients ensuring they are working with the best of technology, specialists and equipment introducing VLCC Eclipse PRP, the next generation of the popular PRP treatments.
The Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial also known ......read more
• Aster DM Healthcare, the third largest healthcare company in India, launches its second healthcare facility in Bangalore, a 250 bedded multi-specialty quaternary care hospital with state-of-the-art technology
• This would be Aster’s 13th hospital in India and a part of its global network of 25 hospitals, 116 clinics and 219 pharmacies
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 01 July 2019: Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service network in the GCC and the third largest healthcare company in India, is ......read more
• (SEHA) completes 60 successful kidney transplant operations since 2018
• Between January 2018 and May 2019, over 248 kidney dialysis sessions were conducted
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 01 July 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has successfully announced the results of achieving a new milestone in Peritoneal Dialysis. Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of SEHA’s network, has successfully completed 60 kidney transplant operations since 2018, 35 of which were ......read more
Guideline will help map out investment opportunities in the health sector
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 27, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a workshop with the private sector to receive their input and feedback prior to developing a “Certificate of Need” policies and guidelines.
The workshop took place during the Dubai Healthcare Investors’ Forum that was held today at Hyatt Regency, Creek Hotel and was supported by Advention Business Partners and Taylor Wessing.
The CON guidelines will help further bolster the health sector and promote ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 26 June 2019
1. Honourable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Honourable Industrial Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Mr. Bikram Singh and representative of visiting delegations with the Indian Ambassador to UAE- H.E Mr. Navdeep Suri, Consul General of India to UAE- H.E Mr. Vipul, Dr. Azad Moopen, Governing Body Member of IBPC and Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Mr. Suresh Kumar, Chairman of IBPC and Mr. Nimish Makvana, President of IBPC
2. Dr. Azad Moopen, Governing Body Member of IBPC and Founder ......read more
Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE
Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people.
According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in Varicose Veins at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, many people wrongly see it solely an aesthetic issue when, in reality, it is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of people in ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 23 June 2019: With the prevalence rate of Hepatitis C (HCV) being under 2% in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country is close to reaching the World Health Assembly’s goal of eliminating the virus by 2030. Through providing educational programs for healthcare professionals, Gilead Sciences Middle East supports the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Dubai Health Authority’s efforts towards the early detection and diagnoses of HCV.
“While the prevalence of HCV is low in the UAE, early detection and treatment is ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) unveiled its plans for expanding medical examination centers for residency to reach 18 centers to enhance the services provided by the existing 10 centers in light of the heavy turnout by the ministry’s clients.
The number of beneficiaries from the services provided by these centers has reached 752,000 customers in 2018, considering that each transaction is done in record time, only 7 minutes. This led to increasing the customer happiness rate to 83%, amid expectations of further increase, ......read more
● The liver is the only solid organ that can regenerate itself in mammals, but what confers this special property to the liver has not been uncovered, despite decades of research.
● NYU Abu Dhabi researchers suggest that a novel mechanism driven by the epigenome promotes liver regeneration.
● The epigenome refers to the code that packages the DNA so that some parts can be activated (i.e. genes) and some parts remain in dormant domains - these dormant parts largely contain remnants of old viruses or transposable elements.
● Epigenetic compensation is when parts ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Marking its commitment to the growing UAE healthcare sector and consistently being hailed as the new medical tourism destination, RAK Hospital wins the Superbrands award for the fifth time. In the awards ceremony held at Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City, the prestigious healthcare institution was also awarded the ‘Brand of the Year’ status yet again, honoring its innovative and holistic approach towards healthcare and well-being.
Offered to the most outstanding brands in their ......read more
Dubai, 19th June 2019: Summer is around the corner and temperatures are rising to extreme degrees in some areas of the Middle East. Cook Children’s Pediatricians provide expert guidelines on how to protect the children from the heat while still enabling them to play and have fun.
When the temperatures rise so much, especially with such high humidity, it is very important to know how to protect your children from getting ill. Exposure to the heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat strokes.
The first and most important tip is to keep your ......read more
Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray and Pudin Hara Pearls are now available across the UAE
Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2019: Dabur, one of India’s largest Ayurvedic Healthcare companies, has introduced two innovative healthcare products made with well-known herbs selected for their unique health properties.
Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray, with oil of wintergreen and menthol as its main ingredients, is the first product to be launched under the Pain Relief category from the house of Dabur. Pudin Hara Pearls contain Mint Oils as the main ingredient – ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019: Under the theme “Hand in Hand”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently launched the “Self-Audit” initiative within the context of developing its measures in accordance with health regulations and laws.
The initiative focuses on promoting the quality of services provided by the private sector, so as to simplify the process of obtaining international accreditation.
A list of inspection standards on health facilities has been published by MoHAP, so that those facilities can conduct ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019: Wolters Kluwer, Health announced that healthcare providers in the GCC can now manage and redeem their Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Education (CE), and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits directly on the UpToDate® mobile app and mobile web.
With the near constant flow of new and updated medical research, healthcare professionals are challenged now more than ever to keep up with new evidence and to identify relevant research that changes clinical practice.
To remain current, CME/CE/CPD ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2019: On “World Blood Donor Day”, which falls on June 14 every year, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Holding announced a yearlong blood donation campaign known as ‘Be the Hero. Save Lives’.
As part of the campaign, Dubai Holding has provided a state-of-the-art blood donation bus, which will be operated by the DHA’s Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC).
The campaign will reach out community members in Dubai including Dubai Holding’s business districts, commertial communities, ......read more
UAE-Based Imam Receives Life-Saving Surgery thanks to Swift Diagnosis at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 11, 2019:
More options are available for lung cancer treatment than ever before, say experts at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, but effective treatment relies on early diagnosis through screening.
Doctors have long advised high-risk patients, such as smokers and people with a family history of cancer, on the importance of early screening. However, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that early screening can also be ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has underlined that the Cabinet’s approval for the Executive Regulation of the Federal Law No. 4 of 2016 on medical liability is reinforcing the country’s health system and efficiency of medical services to align with the latest international developments and to consolidate the UAE’s position at the global level.
This comes in accordance with the country’s strategic trends to develop health legislation as per the highest international standards and in line with the ......read more
Nivea is the Most Intimate Brand in the industry, while previous leaders Dove and Gillette each drop several rankings
DUBAI—9 June 2019—The health & hygiene industry experienced a lift in overall emotional connection with consumers this year, rising three ranks from #11 to #8 out of 15 industries. Additionally, this is the industry consumers are most likely to pay 20% more for, as showcased in the 2019 Brand Intimacy Report. Nivea took #1 for the first time ever, with Pantene coming in at #2 and Colgate at #3, pushing previous star performers Dove and Gillette ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 8 June, 2019: Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, along with his wife Mrs. Naseera Azad became one of the first few Indians residing in the UAE to be awarded the 10-year visa by the UAE authorities.
Following the UAE government’s announcement to award long-term residency visas to entrepreneurs, investors and professionals, few business leaders have been granted the visa till now. The move is in alignment with the government’s vision to further encourage business growth and direct investments into the ......read more
• Two laboratories set to open in Bangalore by Q2 FY’20 and another 19 to be established in South India. Expected investment of Rs. 40 crores over the next two years.
• The company will also look at strategic acquisitions to expand this business and additional capital will be deployed accordingly.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019: Aster DM healthcare is entering into a new vertical in the healthcare sector in India by stepping into healthcare diagnostic services business as Aster Laboratories, with 2 laboratories to be operational in ......read more
• Dr. Wael Al Mahmeed is the first to receive the “Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Investing in Scientific Research.”
• The MBRU-AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award is a joint initiative between Emirati physician Dr. Wael Abdulrahman Al Mahmeed and MBRU
• The UAE aspires to become the top destination for scientists and researchers to strengthen the UAE’s march towards achieving sustainable economic development
• Priority for funding is given to proposals in the areas of cancer biology, mental health and brain sciences, and cardio-metabolic ......read more
With Father’s Day around the corner, what better gift to give dad than the gift of a brighter smile.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019: Smiling is an important and enjoyable part of life, so if you’re thinking of a Father’s Day gift, think about his brighter smile. An appointment with one of The Smile Bar’s highly trained smile attendants will detail exactly what he needs. It is the go-to place for pain-free, quick teeth whitening. A trip to The Smile Bar for a relaxing and painless session will be the perfect gift to show him you care in a very ......read more
A part of the leading integrated healthcare provider’s network in GCC, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics opened its 3rd Hospital in Ibri, the 9th facility in Oman.
16 May, 2019, Dubai, UAE: Delivering upon its commitment to improve the availability and accessibility of quality healthcare services in Oman, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics are now serving patients with its newest 22-bed Aster Hospital located in Ibri. The new facility further strengthens Aster DM Healthcare’s offering in primary and secondary care services in Oman.
The inauguration of ......read more
Monday, April 29, 2019: City of Dubai had accommodated the grand opening of Prof. Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic as part of the expansion plan of Ebsar Eye Center in association with Clinica Baviera – The largest group of ophthalmological hospitals in Spain, Europe & China - at McLaren Building, Sheikh Zayed Road at 11:30 am; The opening ribbon was cut in the presence of His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority and Kholeta Cazanova, Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Spain, as well as a large number of VIP and Media ......read more
Aster DM Healthcare announces Aster Finance Service Centre across all its existing 11 hospitals and upcoming 2 hospitals, in 5 states in India.
May 11, 2019, Dubai: Keeping in view the requirement of timely support for patients who visit the hospitals, Aster DM Healthcare today announced the launch of Aster Finance Service Centre which shall be providing the following services
1. Aster Easy Care - This service has been developed in association with Bajaj Fin Serve and Federal Bank to provide patient funding which can be repaid in monthly ......read more
Join us for this global mental health awareness event to eliminate the stigma surrounding Mental Illness and to celebrate the wonderful community
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 06, 2019: On May 11th, over 250,000 participants in over 200 venues across 19 countries and 5 continents will walk from Darkness Into Light.
Darkness into Light UAE is proud to announce that four venues in the UAE will host the Darkness into Light walk again this year; Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, Kite Beach in Dubai, Green Mubazzarah Park in Al Ain and Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, in partnership ......read more
IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic to run a campaign titled ‘This Ramadan, Start Something New’
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 05 May 2019: With Ramadan set to begin in a few days, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic encourages couples to take the first step towards making their dream of having a baby come true during the holy month. In lieu of the same, the clinic will run a campaign titled ‘This Ramadan, Start Something New’, which aims to encourage couples towards an overall health-oriented lifestyle. The holy month of Ramadan is the right time for us to cleanse our bodies and mind. ......read more
To detect genetic diseases within 72 hours of birth
Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2019 - In line with the UAE’s efforts to provide comprehensive and innovative health services in accordance with the highest standards of excellence, professionalism and leadership in the health sector, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) has announced that it continue provides early detection services for neonatal diseases. MOHAP has revealed that its Laboratory for genetic & neonatal screening services is the only facility of its kind to provide the neonatal screening testing on a ......read more
Dr Maher gives you valuable tips to keep your skin healthy and beautiful, even during the difficult days of Ramadan
Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2019: The holy month of Ramadan is an eagerly awaited time as it is a month of spirituality and religious practice. It is also a time for reconnecting with friends and family over shared meals. During the month of Ramadan, our lifestyle and schedule changes to accommodate the requirements of fasting, and this can cause havoc on our skin. Due to the dietary and schedule changes, we need to adjust how we nourish our body to stay healthy.
Dr Maher ......read more
According to medical experts, an IVF prenatal period is the same as a regular conception
Abu Dhabi, UAE 25 of April 2019: For couples who’ve been struggling to conceive for a long time, a successful round of In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a major achievement. However, most patients are of the opinion that an IVF pregnancy is different from natural conception, which can lead to complications and challenges as the gestation continues. In the opinion of Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, UAE, an IVF prenatal period is the same as a ......read more
This is a part of the 250 Aster Homes project which was initiated last year. Out of this 75 homes are being built in partnership with Rotary International, to be rebranded as Aster Rotary Homes.
Dubai, 25th April - 2019: The first set of cluster houses, built as a part of Aster Volunteer’s efforts to Re-build Kerala were handed over to the beneficiaries. These were built in association with Rotary Cochin Harbour under the Aster-Rotary Homes project. The keys were handed over by actor Aparna Balamurali at a function held on Wednesday. Eight houses were built at Velankanni ......read more
The AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) program is set to benefit around 77,000 children and train 2,400 teachers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 April 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a three-year integrated school health program in Liberia to tackle deworming and eye health needs for school-aged children. The AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) program, in partnership with Sightsavers, is set to benefit around 77,000 children aged 6-18 years old in four regions across Liberia.
The program is an ......read more
Signing underlines University’s commitment to fostering diversity, empowerment and unity
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan witnessed an MOU signing with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Dubai, UAE - 22 April 2019: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), has issued a ‘Doctors Tolerance Pledge’ in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Tolerance.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan’s signing of the Pledge was the highlight ......read more
Waterfront workouts to the beats of live handpan music on Saturday, 27 April
Dubai, UAE, 22 April 2019: Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah is hosting an invigorating eighth edition of Core Beats – the immensely popular, free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert – to help kick-start your summer fitness routine.
Held on the beach offering spectacular views, the event has hosted over 2,000 participants so far. Join the event along with your friends to experience high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts and immersive yoga to the ......read more
Health Minister and Pfizer delegation review innovative healthcare services
Al Owais: Our wise leadership’s directives played pivotal role in creating conducive investment environment for leading international medical and pharmaceutical companies
Al Olama: Ministry of Health strikes new partnerships to launch and implement initiatives and projects, focusing on upgrading the quality of healthcare services
Dr. Yousef Al-Sarkal: We intend to develop an innovative system to support self-care for heart patients, launch a one-year awareness campaign and implement training programs to ......read more
The UAE has 20 pharmaceutical factories and 73 global scientific offices,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 April 2019: His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), inaugurated the new plant for Geltec that manufactures dietary supplements and medicines at the National Industries Park (NIP) of DP World.
The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Ahmad Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Parks and Zones of DP World, UAE Region, and Mr. Vikram Tannan, Geltec Group Director, and ......read more
Healthcare experts in the UAE urge residents to take steps to a healthier lifestyle amidst concerns about rise in conditions related to obesity
Bareen International Hospital launches new fitness challenge to encourage residents to take heed of latest advice to curb obesity epidemic
18 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The battle against obesity in the UAE is far from over, warn healthcare professionals at Bareen International Hospital in Mohammad Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi. With 30% of the world’s population being obese or overweight (according to the World Health Organization), the ......read more
Iman Rashid Saif: We are keen to strengthen the Emirate of Sharjah’s efforts to raise health awareness among children and their families
Sharjah, April 17, 2019: The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA) will take part in the 11th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), which is by organized by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) under the theme “Explore Knowledge”.
The event will be held at Sharjah Expo Centre during the period from 17 – 27 April.
The participation of the ......read more
Musician Anas Alhalabi will elevate workouts that inspire a better quality of life on Saturday, 20 April
Dubai, 17 April 2019: Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah is hosting celebrated percussionist and handpan artist Anas Alhalabi at the third edition of its Run & Flo free fitness event, where participants will feel the benefits of cardio and mobility-based workouts to rhythmic music.
Over 200 people participated in the first two editions of Run & Flo, with another big turnout expected at the next event on 20 April. Warm Up & Run begins at 5pm, followed by ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019: Globally renowned in his field Dr Ahmed Emara will bring Inner Healing and Bioenergy training workshops to Dubai from 18th -21st April 2019. Having completed over 20 similar workshops worldwide for Arab nationalities and famous for his lifelong study of the mind and dedication to finding a more universal, all-encompassing way for people to achieve true happiness. The founder of Emara Foundation- Egypt, Al Naeem Consultation Center - United Arab Emirates and Emara Academy – USA is also known for his guest slots on prestigious television shows, including ......read more