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    Right Health Partners With Healthhub, Part of Al Futtaim Health, to Accelerate the Ongoing Efforts for Covid-19 Screening in Labour Communities

    The strategic partnership of these two major healthcare groups aims to support the UAE government efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:    Right Health, the largest and fastest-growing value healthcare organization in UAE, has partnered with Al-Futtaim Health’s HealthHub to roll out Covid-19 screenings across the labour communities in the UAE.  The marque partnership between the region’s two leading primary healthcare providers is aimed at supporting the UAE government’s efforts to combat the Covid-19 outbreak.   Created and spearheaded by the UAE-based Foundation Holdings, a strategic investment firm focused on the healthcare and education sectors, Right Health is the premier provider of quality, affordable and accessible ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Researchers Respond to COVID-19

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 9, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) global community of researchers and faculty are responding to the unique challenges posed by COVID-19.     From social and economic to physiological and scientific disciplines, researchers are initiating projects specifically aimed at tackling the pandemic. For more information about the faculty experts and their ongoing research projects, please visit NYUAD COVID-19: A Call to Action.   Researchers and faculty experts are available to provide context on a wide range of topics related to COVID-19; some of these include:   Human behavior during a pandemic   ● Assistant Professor of Psychology Jocelyn J. Bélanger ○ Bélanger focuses on the dynamic and complex world of human motivation. He is currently ......read more

    Airbus Provides Update on March Commercial Aircraft Orders & Deliveries and Adapts Production Rates in COVID-19 Environment

    ●      Business impacted by COVID-19 pandemic   ●      21 net orders and 36 deliveries in March 2020 ●      290 net orders and 122 deliveries in Q1 2020  ●      Production rates revised downwards adapting to new market environment   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:    After a solid commercial and industrial performance at the beginning of the year, Airbus (stock exchange symbol: AIR) is now revising its production rates downwards to adapt to the new Coronavirus market environment.    In Q1 2020, Airbus booked 290 net commercial aircraft orders and delivered 122 aircraft.  A further 60 aircraft were produced during the quarter, highlighting the solid industrial performance, however they ......read more

    Al Zahra Hospital DUBAI Introduces TeleMedicine Services and COVID-19 Hotline to Support UAE Population

    Dubai United Arab Emirates, 09 April 2020:   Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has launched TeleMedicine services to support residents in need of healthcare who do not wish to visit hospitals or clinics. In addition, the hospital set-up a dedicated hotline - to respond to queries and address concerns related to Coronavirus.  As global efforts are being taken to fight the outbreak of COVID-19, the TeleMedicine services were launched to support nationals & residents who seek healthcare services but avoid visiting a healthcare provider.  “People are concerned about their health and that of their families & loved ones. We aim to provide support to those who seek remote healthcare and want to ensure that the UAE citizens and residents have the right means to address their ......read more

    Medcare and Cisco Unveil Telehealth Platform, Allowing Patients to Connect Live with Doctors through Videoconferencing

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the UAE’s premium provider of healthcare services, has in collaboration with Cisco, announced the roll-out of its telehealth technology that will give patients access to value-added videoconferencing health services on their laptops and mobile phones, meaning that they can receive the quality healthcare they need from anywhere.  Collaborating with Cisco, the world’s leader in IT and networking services, Medcare and Cisco have worked to combine health technology and the convenience of telemedicine. Designed to empower patients to take control of their health, telehealth literally puts it in the hands of the people. From video medical consultations to booking appointments and speaking directly with a number of specialist ......read more

    ADEK to Provide Educational Support for Children of Healthcare Heroes at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City

    • ADEK’s new initiative will see teachers and faculty from Zayed University lend a helping hand to the children of doctors and nurses who have been providing integral support to the community during the COVID-19 outbreak   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 April 2020:  The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced the launch of an educational support programme for the children of healthcare professionals at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC). The initiative, which was developed in collaboration with Zayed University, seeks to lend a helping hand to doctors and nurses who have worked tirelessly to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Following the implementation of distance learning in schools across the country as of March 8th, parents with children in grades KG to Six will be able ......read more

    Intel Commits $50 Million with Pandemic Response Technology Initiative to Combat Coronavirus

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai. 8th April 2020:   Today, Intel is pledging an additional $50 million in a pandemic response technology initiative to combat the coronavirus through accelerating access to technology at the point of patient care, speeding scientific research and ensuring access to online learning for students. Included in Intel’s effort is an additional innovation fund for requests where access to Intel expertise and resources can have immediate impact. This is in addition to prior announcements of $10 million in donations that are supporting local communities during this critical time.   “The world faces an enormous challenge in fighting COVID-19. Intel is committed to accelerating access to technology that can combat the current pandemic and enable new technology and scientific discovery that ......read more

    Transparency, Honesty, Precision and Speed – UAE's Building PR Blocks Amidst COVID-19

    By Firas Sleem, CEO, Virtue PR and Marketing Communications   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:  The last few weeks have seen a few of the world’s countries witness pressure and criticism, but each has responded differently. From China to Egypt, South Korea, United States of America, European countries and the UAE, each country has instituted a remarkable PR strategy to contain the pandemic. From devising actionable containment plans to rolling out transparent information campaigns, the global communities have demonstrated robust and consistent transparency, speed and tactics in these testing times.    The UAE’s success against the virus can be attributed to the transparent and innovative ways the government has been communicating with its citizens and residents. Some of the key ......read more

    Kalyan Silks Contributes Rs. 1 Crore to the Chief Minister's Covid-19 Relief Fund

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:  In its continued efforts to support the society in its relentless fight against Covid-19, Kalyan Silks has contributed Rs. 1 crore to the Chief Minister’s Covid-19 Relief Fund. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Kalyan Silks has been in the forefront of extending a helping hand to the needy by distributing essential commodities through various social organizations across Kerala. With the contribution to the Chief Minister’s fund, Kalyan Silks has reiterated its commitment to strengthen the fight against the virus that is creating havoc across the world.    ‘Fighting this pandemic is everyone’s responsibility. And as a responsible corporate citizen, we can’t be mute spectators to what is happening around us. We will continue to support the ......read more

    Waterfront Market Focus' on Customer Safety by Increasing Health & Safety Precautions and Re-Opens its Fish Market

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 April 2020:   As an essential service to the public and trade customers, Waterfront Market, Dubai’s premier fresh food market, has been given permission by the authorities to re-open its Fish Market , and will resume business as normal for all its customers on  April 7th, 2020. As part of its re-opening, Waterfront Market has implemented a range of precautionary health and safety measures in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. A dedicated team has been assigned to implement a 24-hour cleaning programme, which includes disinfecting and sanitizing all common areas in addition to their standard hygiene cleaning practices. Thermal cameras have been installed at all entrances to WFM to monitor staff and customer’s temperatures as they enter and numerous fixed hand sanitizer ......read more

    Airbus Adapts Commercial Aircraft Production and Assembly Activities in Northern Germany and Alabama Sites in COVID-19 Environment

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:    Airbus is temporarily adapting commercial aircraft production and assembly activity at its German sites in Bremen and Stade and pausing production at its A220/A320 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama in the United States. These actions are being taken in response to several factors related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic including high inventory levels in the sites and the various government recommendations and requirements which impact at different stages of the overall industrial production flow. Airbus remains committed to meeting customer demand.    Commercial Aircraft production and assembly activities in Bremen will be paused from 6 April until 27 April inclusive, with key business support services continuing on the site. Airbus in Stade will pause ......read more

    Medical Cadres to Are the Front Line of Defense to Maintain the Health and Safety of Everyone

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   HE Iman Rashid Saif, Director of the Health Promotion Department (HPD) at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, said that  the World Health Day 2020 Under the theme “Support Nurses and Midwives”, is coinciding with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which is one of the major health challenges in the world.   The role and dedication of the medical cadres to curbing patient’s suffering and mitigating their burdens became apparent. They form the front line of defense to maintain the health and safety of everyone, reflecting the noble meanings of the nursing profession and the health care providers in general. Since the emergence of COVID-19, Health Promotion Department and health-supporting associations, under the ......read more

    Online Scams on the Rise as Global Pandemic Takes Its Toll on Cybersecurity

    Cybercriminals are capitalising on global fear and business uncertainty with phishing attacks, impersonation, and more Remote work training will keep organisations and employees safe   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   As cybercriminals prey on global fear, business and economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak is amplifying scams and attacks, companies and individuals must be extra vigilant to the increasing threats online, a leading cybersecurity expert has warned.  With countries worldwide implementing lockdowns, work from home initiatives, social distancing and other precautionary and preventative measures, governments and businesses are disseminating more information than ever before via digital platforms, a situation cybercriminals are exploiting, says Simon Fisher, ......read more

    Global Leaders Issue G20 Call to Action Urging Immediate Pledging Conference and Task Force to Co-ordinate World Response to Covid-19

    165 past and present leaders say to G20: approve now $8bn emergency global health funding to prevent second wave of coronavirus     • Debt interest payments of poorest countries should be waived now; global fiscal co-ordination essential to avoid recession becoming depression   • Warning that without rapid support, 1.2 million covid-19 deaths are possible in Africa and Asia’s poorest countries amid danger of igniting second round of disease in rest of the world  • Race for vaccine, cure, test kits, ventilators and protective equipment for health workers - open letter says - demands enhanced co-operation and concerted global push to increase capacity   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:  A 165-strong international group including 92 former Presidents ......read more

    At Home with Galaxy: How to Stay Active and Fit

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   As many of us adjust to new remote work arrangements and schedules, it’s important not to let your exercise routines slide. Even if you can’t access your local gym or run along your favorite route, there are many other ways to keep up with your fitness goals.   For Galaxy users, Samsung Health provides many programs and trackers to help you stay active and healthy indoors. Just take a few seconds to set up your goals and the app will give you a range of fitness programs tailored to different needs, including stretching, toning, and endurance building. From diet and exercise trackers to meditation guides, the app offers simple and easy ways to help you maintain your wellbeing. Check out our tips below to learn more.     Keep Your Workouts ......read more

    Owned by Nayel & Bin Harmal Group, Ayla Hotel Offer Accommodation for Healthcare Fraternity Serving Covid-19 Patients

    Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 6th April 2020:   As the world continues to battle against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Ayla Hotel in Al Ain city, owned by Nayel & Bin Harmal Group has reportedly opened the doors of its luxury hotel to accommodate medical professionals who are serving the COVID-19 patients. The initiative is to offer tribute and gratitude to the healthcare fraternity in the country, which has served as an instrumental force in combatting the current crisis and maintaining public health and safety.  In line with the initiative, the healthcare fraternity will be provided with comprehensive stay at Ayla Hotel with all its facilities, until the crisis ends. For all the needs of the medical staff during their stay, the hotel has also prepared everything in accordance with the standard operating ......read more

    More Isolation Resources, Quarantine Facilities and Accommodation for Medical Staff

     Facilitated by Ma’an’s Together We Are Good Programme in Collaboration With Department of Health – Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, Monday 6 April 2020:  The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme will allocate some of the contributions received so far towards extra relief for Abu Dhabi’s health care sector. The past week has seen businesses and individuals step up their support financially alongside many in-kind contributions for the benefit of Abu Dhabi and aid the current health and economic challenges. The Department of Health has identified the key priority areas that will be of most benefit outside of the usual operations of the UAE’s healthcare system and will work closely with the Authority of Social Contribution ......read more

    FHH Establishes US$1 Million Covid-19 Relief Fund to AID MENA Communities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:    Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading wellness groups and manufacturers of hygienic paper products, has set up a US$1 million relief fund to provide aid to MENA region communities it serves. The multi-faceted fund has been set up to benefit those most in need in the region during the current COVID-19 crisis. The relief fund is enabling FHH to expedite the supply of necessary hygienic and sterilised products for senior citizens, as well as proprietary N95-grade ‘Fine Guard’ masks for essentials workers, and cash donations to support governments and local and regional charities mainly among the communities in which FHH operates including the UAE, Jordan, Egypt, KSA, and Morocco. Among its many efforts to provide aid and combat the spread ......read more

    3D-Printed Protective Visors for NHS Staff on the Coronavirus Frontline

    • Jaguar Land Rover starts production of NHS-approved protective visors • The reusable face visors will be manufactured in company’s rapid prototype 3D-printing facility, one of the most advanced in Europe • Initially, company will 3D-print 1,300 visors each week for keyworkers, with aspiration to develop operation for mass production     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:   Jaguar Land Rover will be turning over its prototype build operations to start production of protective visors for keyworkers, utilising its CAD design expertise to answer the government call for more vital equipment to fight coronavirus.   The only reusable, NHS-approved visor of its kind, the design has been developed in consultation with a team of NHS healthcare professionals for ......read more

    BGI Unveils Mobile, Inflatable Biosafety Lab: “Huo-Yan Air Lab” Offers an Effective, Rapid Deployment Solution for COVID-19 Testing

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:    The ability of a country to quickly implement early screening and detection of COVID-19 cases has proven key to effectively managing the spread of the disease. But the scale and speed of infection has posed serious challenges to many governments. In order to address these challenges BGI, in collaboration with the company Etopia, have jointly designed a mobile, inflatable P2 level biosafety laboratory, the Huo-Yan Air Lab, which enables partners to rapidly deploy and implement a professional, in-country diagnostic laboratory solution for COVID-19. The Huo-Yan Air Lab was unveiled at a launch ceremony at the China National GeneBank on April 3. Because of the outbreak, the ceremony was held in the form of an online cloud broadcast, and nearly half a million people watched the ......read more

    Ma'an to Direct Contributions to Provide Extra Relief Across the Health Care Sector

    Abu Dhabi, Monday 6 April 2020:  The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme will allocate some of the contributions received so far towards extra relief for Abu Dhabi’s health care sector. The past week has seen businesses and individuals step up their support financially alongside many in-kind contributions for the benefit of Abu Dhabi and aid the current health and economic challenges. The Department of Health has identified the key priority areas that will be of most benefit outside of the usual operations of the UAE’s healthcare system and will work closely with the Authority of Social Contribution - Ma’an to determine how to apportion the funds to best provide Abu Dhabi’s world-class health care professionals and facilities with ......read more

    1 Percent of All New-born Infants Have Some Type of Structural Heart Defect

    Cases from Middle East are complex or second/third-time open heart surgeries or children who come late with extremely damaged hearts Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th April 2020:   Studies indicate that about 1 percent of all new-born infants have some type of structural heart defect. In infants, heart failure often presents with breathing trouble, poor feeding, poor growth, excessive sweating or even low blood pressure. At times, heart failure can look like other problems such as colic, pneumonia or other respiratory infections. As such, medical experts at Apollo Hospitals recommend that parents must seek help from paediatric or congenital heart cardiologist immediately – for further evaluation and testing. While Apollo’s tertiary paediatric cardiac center performs open heart surgeries on small babies and ......read more

    Basundhara Group to Convert Its Convention Centres to 5,000-Bed Hospital to Fight Coronavirus in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh’s largest private sector business group donates Tk100 million (US$11.76 million/Dh43 million) to Bangladesh Government in support of combating the Coronavirus outbreak     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2020:   Basundhara Group, the largest diversified industrial conglomerate in Bangladesh, will convert all of its four convention centres located at the International Convention City in Dhaka to a cluster of 5,000-bed hospital to help combat the Coronavirus health crisis. Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, Chairman of Basundhara Group, says, “With the global outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus, it is important for the private sector to join hands with the government and intensify efforts to overcome the crisis. We are offering all our facilities and resources at our disposal at the ......read more

    Corporate Hygiene Audits by RAK Hospital Helping Prevent the Spread of Covid-19

    • Ensures greater safety measures for workforce as the Disinfection Protocols are implemented  • Desktops, Mobile Phones, Pantry, Dispensers and washrooms identified as common problem areas of infection spread. • Use of medical disinfectant and wipes recommended in reducing the chances • Paperless communication and transactions advised to help stop the spread     5th April 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  The recent initiative by RAK Hospital is helping thousands of employees stay safe as the hospital conducts Hygiene Audits for several Ras Al Khaimah-based companies. These audits are highly effective in preventing the spread of Covid-19 as suggested protocols help break the surface contact chain.    “We understand that there are several organizations and ......read more

    Airbus to Produce 3D-Printed Hospital Visors in Fight Against Covid-19

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:    The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against Covid-19.  More than twenty 3D printers are working day and night. Hundreds of visors have already been produced and dispatched to hospitals close to the Airbus facilities in Spain. Airbus leverages a patented design to manufacture the visor frames, using PLA plastics.  "One of the reasons I love my job is the capability we have for advanced design and quick manufacture. Overnight, we have gone from making aerospace concepts to medical equipment. This genuinely makes a difference in the fight against the pandemic and I couldn’t be prouder of our teams working day and night on ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group Launches All Its Services in One Mobile Application

    The move is in line with the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health's plans for digital transformation   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 30, 2020:  In the presence of the Deputy Minister of Health for Development and Planning Professor Fahad Al-Jalajel, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group launched the new version of its smartphone app integrating all its healthcare services, during its participation in the "Arab Health Exibition 2020" located in Dubai.   The unveiling of this new app is part of the strategy of Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group to ......read more

    MoHAP Launches the First National Project for the Smart Connectivity between Ambulance Services and Hospitals

    Dubai, 28 January 2020:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, recently unveiled the first of its kind project in the UAE for the smart connectivity between the National Ambulance services and hospitals. This was announced during MoHAP’s participation in the Arab Health 2020, which is held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, January 27 – 30. The new project comes as part of MoHAP’s endeavors to explore the healthcare future and achieve the objectives of the year of preparing for the next 50 years. Implemented in partnership with the National Ambulance ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Receives Ajman-based Businessman Dr. Thumbay Moideen

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28, 2020:   His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman, received Dr. Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of Thumbay Group at the Ruler’s Court on 27th January 2020. Dr. Thumbay Moideen briefed His Highness about the latest developments and progress of Thumbay Group, especially in the Group’s three pillars of Education, Healthcare & Research. Dr. Thumbay Moideen thanked His Highness for all the support given to Thumbay Group and briefed him about the progress of ......read more

    Minister of Health meets Saudi and Kuwaiti Ministers of Health

    The meeting aims to advance bilateral relations and enhance cooperation in health field     January 28, 2020:   H.E. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has discussed with Dr.Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Minister of Health of Saudi Arabia and Kuwaiti Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, ways of boosting cooperation and coordination in the health sector.    The meeting was held today on the sidelines of the 45th Arab Health being held at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 27 to ......read more

    Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

    When did you last have your Pap Smear Test?   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 27, 2020:   It’s cervical cancer awareness month and as well as raising awareness, it is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of regular screening tests and follow up care to prevent cervical cancer. With branches that are all equipped with expertly-trained gynecologists, Aster Clinics is encouraging women to book in for their PAP smear and HPV vaccine at their nearest community branch.    In the UAE, at least 108 women are newly diagnosed with cervical ......read more

    MoHAP Launches the AI-Based First of its Kind Device for Treatment of Diabetic Foot

    Dubai, 26 January 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has recently launched the AI-based first of its kind device to evaluate diabetic foot wounds, through a handheld diagnostic tool providing the management of chronic wounds according to the fast track. This was announced as part of MoHAP’s participation in the Arab Health 2020, which is held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, January 27 – 30. MoHAP added: “The new device, which was launched in cooperation with Emitac Healthcare Solutions, is now available at MoHAP’s diabetes clinics in health ......read more

    Medical device manufacturer TECHNO CONCEPT plans to expand its business in the Middle East region following its participation in the ARAB HEALTH 2020 show in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 2020 - TECHNO CONCEPT is the designer and manufacturer of specialist medical devices used in Physical Medicine and Neurorehabilitation. TECHNO CONCEPT, a true "Made In France" startup, with a unique know-how resulting from 15 years of research in neurosciences, launched Vibramoov in 2016, an innovative therapeutic solution to treat motor disorders in patients who have suffered neurological damage. Innovation at the heart of TECHNO CONCEPT's business Launched in 2016, Vibramoov technology has taken TECHNO CONCEPT to a new level by opening the ......read more

    Aster CMI conducts India's first successful live liver transplant on Jehovah's Witnesses

    Patient suffering from end stage liver disease receives live liver transplant with brother as donor Both patient and donor were Jehovah’s Witnesses Specialized resources arranged to support the surgery   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 26, 2020:     In yet another commitment to saving lives using the latest technologies in medical treatment, Aster CMI Hospital Bangalore successfully performed India’s first live liver transplant on Jehovah’s Witnesses from Nigeria. The surgery was challenging compared to a normal liver transplant ......read more

    SEHA TO SHOWCASE ITS SOLUTIONS FOR THE MENA REGION'S BIGGEST HEALTHCARE CHALLENGES

    • The UAE’s largest healthcare provider will be hosting Arab Health as Official Congress Partner   JANUARY 25, 2020 - Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is exhibiting at and hosting Arab Health Conference, as an Official Congress Partner. The company’s representatives will also be speaking on multiple panels to discuss the latest trends within the MENA region’s healthcare sector. Arab Health is the premier medical and healthcare conference in the Middle East for over 45 years, and will be held in ......read more

    Thumbay University Hospital Launches ‘Center for Imaging' with State-of-the-art Imaging Services

    Latest technology to reduce diagnostic time; the Center for Imaging will act as a referral center in the region  To celebrate the launch, the Center for Imaging has announced a month-long50% discount offer on all imaging services   25th January 2020; Ajman, UAE:  Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region, located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, officially launched its ‘Center for Imaging’ today. The Center has cutting-edge technology and advanced equipment and is manned by a highly skilled team of ......read more

    Martial Arts Based Fitness Trends for 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2020:   As a professional fighter and trainer in martial arts-based fitness, Rafat Shawe is always keeping up to date with the martial arts industry trends to stay ahead of the game. Whilst martial arts may be thousands of years old, in recent years it’s been one of the hottest fitness trends in part due to the unprecedented popularity of the UFC and champions Anderson Silva and Ronda Rousey, but fresh new takes on martial arts training are always on the rise. So, what are we seeing in 2020?     1. Self ......read more

    Ministry of Health launches Mobile App for diabetes

    • Ministry signs MoU with Merck Serono Middle East to enhance public awareness on diabetes • Al Rand: The launch of the app comes in line with the ministry’s strategy to counter diabetes    Dubai, January 22, 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched a mobile application for diabetes to enhance public awareness on ways of preventing diabetes among the community members and highlight methods of reducing complications caused by diabetes. The Sugar App was launched following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was inked today ......read more

    Medical software company Evolucare Technologies presents its high-performance solutions at the ARAB HEALTH trade fair in Dubai 2020'

    United Arab Emirates January 23, 2020:    Founded in 1988, EVOLUCARE Technologies is a French Healthcare IT company, leader in the development of medical information systems. The Group is offering a wide range of services satisfying the clinical, operational and financial needs of all healthcare institutions and facilities.     A dual ambition for Evolucare: artificial intelligence and the international market     The Group serves nearly 4,500 healthcare institutions, mostly in France, and has now the strategic aim of extending its ......read more

    National Committee for International Health Regulations confirms UAE is completely free of Coronavirus

    Dubai, January 23, 2020:    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has categorically confirmed that the UAE is completely free of the mysterious virus emerging in China (Coronavirus). The National Committee for International Health Regulations and the Control of Pandemics stated that the UAE has an effective integrated system and plans for emergency and crisis to address public health risks and that the country is in constant touch with the World Health Organization (WHO) to find out the latest updates, recommendations and procedures taken in this matter. The committee ......read more

    Sterilization of medical devices by ethylene oxide

    A new range of EO sterilizers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:    The market of single-use medical devices shows steady growth over the past 10 years. Experts say this fast-growing trend is far from over. Medical practices using disposable devices move sterilization upstream as a result, from healthcare facilities to the industry. It is estimated that 50% of all MD in the world are sterilized by ethylene oxide (EO) gas.  SOLSTEO is a French company that manufactures state-of-the-art industrial EO sterilizers. SOLSTEO is a member of the ISO ......read more

    French Healthcare Expertise To Be Introduced At Arab Health 2020

    • 2 French pavilions: Za’beel Hall 2 for “Medical equipment & devices” & Sheikh Rashid Hall for “Orthopedics & physiotherapy/rehabilitation” companies • 80 exhibiting companies on the national pavilions   United Arab Emirates- January, 2020 - With over 80 French companies - including 14 new exhibitors - France will once again be participating at the Arab Health 2020 show in Dubai from January 27 to 30 dedicated to the latest innovations in the health sector. Gathered on the French Healthcare pavilion organized by Business ......read more

    Eolisair, the Middle East leading company in Indoor Air Quality to participate at Arab Health 2020 to target Hospitals & Clinics

     Eolis Air Manager: An Innovative device to support patients suffering from respiratory problems  First appearance as an exhibitor (French pavilion, booth Z2F03, Za'abeel Hall 2)   United Arab Emirates; Dubai, January 21, 2020:  EOLISAIR, Middle East leader in indoor air quality treatment (IAQ), will be exhibiting at Arab Health Medical Exhibition Dubai 2020, from January 27th to 30th 2020, on the French pavilion, at booth Z2F03, Za'abeel Hall 2, Dubai World Trade Center.       With the patient acuity on the rise and many ......read more

    Patients suffering from secondary infertility due to genetic problems give birth to healthy children, says IVI Middle East

    Advancements in reproductive medicine are helping more and more difficult cases start their parenthood journey    UAE, 21st January 2020:   The not-so-talked-about secondary infertility is defined as a situation where couples who have previously experienced pregnancies but are now struggling to conceive naturally again. Both male and female factors play a role and this condition may arise due to various causes. One of these causes, according to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, is genetic problems.  This was the case for two married women, both in their ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with United Eastern Medical Services

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with United Eastern Medical Services to Train Medical Students at Danat Al Emarat Hospital, HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers and Moorfields Eye Hospital in Abu Dhabi   • MOU includes clinical training at UEMedical’s hospitals and clinics  • Both parties to collaborate on creating residency program in medicine and health sciences    UAE, 20 January 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in Dubai signed ......read more

    Healthy is the Word at the Mum Mum Culinary School in Kidzania®

    Emaar Entertainment’s KidZania® Dubai has announced healthy new recipes at their popular culinary school.  The Mum Mum Culinary School in KidZania®, run by the pioneering, locally-owned company providing healthy and nutritious meals to schools across the UAE, instructs students on the art and science of food preparation that include the mastery and appreciation of the culinary arts and techniques.  From sweet potato pancakes made with whole wheat flour and honey to sugar-free banana muffins, the new dishes are delicious, nutritious and fun to make, according to ......read more

    DHA Drives Forward Patient Care with Pioneering 3D Printing Lab

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 19, 2020:   Medical Experts from Dubai Health Authority’s Innovation Centre have collaborated with Sinterex, an additive manufacturing healthcare specialist firm, to bring 3D Printing to the point-of-care at DHA Hospitals-Rashid, Latifa, Dubai, and Hatta Hospital. The newly opened 3D Printing Lab located at the DHA’s Innovation Centre provides medical professionals at DHA with patient specific anatomical models allowing them to conduct detailed pre-operative analysis and to improve patient communication.  The workflow ......read more

    MBRU faculty performs pioneering surgery at Mediclinic to treat rare swallowing disorder

     Dr. Homero Rivas conducts sophisticated POEM procedure to enable Dubai man to eat again         Dubai, January 18, 2020:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean of Innovation and The Future, Dr. Homero Rivas, has pioneered a medical first at Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai, performing a complex Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) surgery to treat a patient with an uncommon swallowing disorder.   The patient, a man in his 30s, was suffering from Achalasia, an ......read more

    Filipino finds respite from a rare eye condition and poor vision

    Suffering from a dislocation of artificial lens after cataract surgery, the 40-year-old UAE resident underwent a highly challenging surgery at RAK Hospital  The patient could barely read the first letter on the vision chart 16th January, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Addressing a very rare case of spontaneous dislocated Intraocular lens (IOL), RAK Hospital helped a 40-year-old Filipino to regain normal vision through a challenging surgery. Manuel Mason Jr, a UAE resident visited RAK Hospital complaining of poor vision for the past six months. A known case of presenile cataract ......read more

    Seha Leads Discussions in Pediatric Medicine

    Experts discuss the latest advancements in pediatric medicine during SEHA’s 14th International Conference.   Abu Dhabi, January 15, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is gearing up to host the 14th edition of its International Pediatric Conference, an annual event that gathers physicians, nurses and technicians from the region, US and UK to discuss the latest advancements in the field of pediatrics and exchange knowledge and expertise.  The two-day conference will begin on Thursday, January 16 and ......read more

    Boosting sperm quality: How tomatoes can help fight male infertility

    IVI Middle East says new study on impact of lycopene, found in tomatoes, on sperm quality a major development in further male infertility studies  UAE, 13th Jan 2020: Studies have suggested that male infertility affects almost 40% of the couples who are struggling to conceive naturally and sperm issues such as low count and poor quality are said to be the most frequently seen causes of this condition.  Extensive research on male infertility continues and, recently, a new report has presented an improbable ally that may help the issue. As per the report conducted by the ......read more

    Unhealthy diet and lifestyle continue to contribute to rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in Middle East, says Apollo Hospitals' specialist

    • Dr. Nambala says multipronged approach needed to address issue  • Technological advancements improve patient care and outcomes    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12th January 2020: An unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle continue to play a role in the growing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in the Middle East region, a certified cardiac and thoracic surgeon at Apollo Hospitals warned recently.     Dr. Sathyaki Nambala, Apollo Hospitals’ Senior Consultant and Chief of Cardiac Surgery, noted that ischemic heart disease is now ......read more

    Diabetes Friends Association Trains Schools Nurses on Innovative Methods to Protect Students from Diabetes

    Sharjah, January 9, 2020: The Friends of Diabetes Association, one of the health-promoting organizations under the Health Education Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, organized, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, a training workshop for the female nurses of schools participating in the “Superhero Program”, one of the Association’s annual initiatives aiming to raise community awareness about diabetes, how to deal with it, and ways of prevention.  Held at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children today ......read more

    SHEIKH SHAKHBOUT MEDICAL CITY'S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IS NOW OPEN TO SERVE THE UAE COMMUNITY

    • Patients will be referred directly to the new Emergency Department in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City starting from Thursday, January 9  • The Emergency Department in Mafraq Hospital will be closed permanently  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 07, 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the United Arab Emirates, has announced that the new Emergency Department in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, SEHA’s latest world-class facility, will begin accepting patients from 7:00am on Thursday, January 9. Simultaneously, the ......read more

    MoHAP, AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals Sign MoU to Provide Innovative Medications for Patients with Autoimmune Diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis

    Dubai, 4th January 2020:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals to enhance innovation, training, healthcare, and awareness about Autoimmune diseases.  Under this MoU, both sides have agreed to foster cooperation in the field of therapeutic innovations for autoimmune diseases, provide training programs for MoHAP’s medical cadres as per the latest scientific developments, and provide medications for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis so as to enable them to ......read more

    Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare shares his comments on New Year 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:   “As we bid adieu to year 2019 and usher in the New Year , there are fresh hopes and high aspirations in the minds of everyone. May God bless everyone with Health, Happiness and Prosperity in 2020. For UAE, 2020 will be the most memorable year of EXPO 2020, as this mega event kick starts in October. The EXPO 2020 is expected to give the economy a major boost through various ways and will driving large number of tourists from world over to Dubai. We are now only 10 months away from the launch of the world EXPO, which will not ......read more

    Aster Volunteers flags off its 9th Mobile Medical Service from Aster Medcity, Kochi

    • In India, these services are being currently offered in Delhi, Orissa, Jamshedpur, Kozhikode and Nilambur  • Three more mobile medical services to be launched in Wayanad and Bangalore in India and in Oman • In total, it is the 9th Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services globally, with presence in UAE, Ethiopia and Philippines also.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 30, 2019:   Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, flagged of its 9th Mobile Medical Services, in continuation of its commitment announced ......read more

    Rowing over the Atlantic with Total Hip Replacement

    UAE Resident Patrick Bol was rowing over the Atlantic Ocean with his Total Hip replacement. UAE, Dubai, 29th December 2019: In the UAE, Hip replacement is currently one of the most common orthopaedic operations and several surgeries are performed annually at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai (BHAS) to treat conditions related to hips. While the aim of a Total Hip replacement in the past was mainly pain reduction, the patient of the 21st century’s focus is on function and lifestyle.  “It happens frequently that patients approach us saying - Please Doctor give ......read more

    Your search for a healthier lifestyle ends with Beleaf, your local nutrition, wellness and beauty destination

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 29, 2019:   In a new age of awareness about the products we put not just on our body, but in our body, busting the myths and taking the time to debunk the jargon on packaging can be time-consuming and confusing. As lifestyles in the UAE are busy, it’s often hard to find the time to think about self-care, let alone practice it or research exactly what our bodies need to deal with the high-paced daily routines of modern lives. That’s where the health and wellness store Beleaf comes in. At Beleaf, we know that you care about the ......read more

    The Technology and Innovators Pioneers Program (TIP) announces winners of the first edition of TIP Healthcare award 2018

    1185 applications from 34 countries, including 24 healthcare winners H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa: “ADDED provides support to inventors through The Technology and Innovators Pioneers Program (TIP) in order to enhance the environment for innovation and build a knowledge economy” Abu Dhabi, 23 December 2019: The Technology Innovation Pioneers (TIP), an initiative launched by the UAE Ministry of Economy and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), announced the winning inventors Mr. Ahmad Al Hamadi and Mr. Wissam Kamaleddine, two of the 24 inventors who have ......read more

    The Consulate General of The Kingdom of the Netherlands' Forum on the Future of Healthy Food

    In cooperation with  Al Rawabi Dairy Company and FrieslandCampina Middle East   Dubai, UAE, 23 December 2019:   In cooperation with Al Rawabi Dairy Company and FrieslandCampina Middle East, the Senior Policy Advisor – Agri & Food Samar Kadri at the Department of Agri & Food - Netherlands Consulate in Dubai organized The Future of Healthy Food Forum, to discuss the importance of healthy food for better nutrition. The Forum was Opened by H.E Hans Sandee, Consul General of the Kingdom of Netherlands, and attended by Mr. Erik Smidt, Agricultural ......read more

    Hospital's eye screening initiative identifies the prevalent vision problems among RAK residents

    Refractive errors, dryness in the eyes, diabetes-related issues, cataract, glaucoma and eye allergies more widespread issues found during the screening   December 23rd, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: When it comes to vision problems, residents in Ras Al Khaimah are largely suffering from refractive errors, dryness in the eyes, eye allergies, diabetes-related issues, cataract and glaucoma with more common complaints including blurry vision, headache, dryness, itching or redness of eyes. These were the findings of the ongoing ‘Nazar Ayeni’ (My eyesight) initiative, conducted by ......read more

    Stave Off Seasonal Strains this Winter with Vaccines and Health Checks at Aster Clinic

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2019:   Winter in the UAE is a wonderful time to spend more time outside with family and friends in the cooler climate. Making memories can be made harder with the onset seasonal flu outbreaks and other contagious air borne virus.  The good news is that there is no need to spoil your weekends and holidays with ill health. A preventative flu vaccine from Aster Clinic will ensure your family stays fit, well and happy.   Influenza, commonly known as ‘flu’ is prevalent across cooler months and outbreaks tend to start ......read more

    QUICK REACTIONS SAVE MAN'S LIFE AFTER HEART ATTACK

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Encourages Men to Take Control Of Their Health Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2019:  A UK national who collapsed in an Abu Dhabi carpark after suffering a massive heart attack had his life saved by the quick reactions of bystanders and rapid emergency medical care, it was announced today.  Bystanders immediately responded to UK national Leigh Lenaghan when he collapsed, starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), calling an ambulance and applying an automated external defibrillator (AED). The AED detected a dangerous heart rhythm and ......read more

    Affordable flexible payment solutions and services for IVF patients

    Fakih IVF aims to reach out to more individuals by providing affordable solutions Dubai, 18th  December 2019: Fakih IVF Fertility Center, one of the leading fertility centers in the GCC has recently collaborated with one of the premier banks in the UAE, to provide a flexible payment plan to all its patients.  Boasting of a large network of branches and electronic channels, the bank joined hands with the leading fertility center and formulated an exclusive deal for all its card holders. As part of this deal patients can pay for the services availed at Fakih IVF in affordable, ......read more

    Doctor takes out a baby crab from youth's ear

    The youth is safe and there is no damage to the organ as he was brought to the hospital on time Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 December 2019:  L.E, 38, can’t still believe that a baby crab had gone into his right ear and the sea creature was taken out alive through an endoscope assisted procedure.  L.E, who is an expat living in Abu Dhabi, was on the beach on Monday (18 November 2019) when a crab went inside his right ear accidentally.  “I was on the beach when I suddenly realized that something went inside my ear. I couldn’t figure out what it was. ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Organizes the Awareness Exhibition “Towards a Healthy Life for Children & Adolescents”

    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 19, 2019:   With the participation of 13 government entities, the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, SCFA, today (Wednesday) organized an awareness exhibition entitled “Towards a Healthy Life for Children & Adolescents”. Held at the Sharjah Girl Guides, the two-day event falls within the initiatives of the “Healthy Schools” program and aims to raise students' and individuals’ mental, social and health awareness. Present at the opening ceremony were HE ......read more

    10 tips to beat winter allergies in the UAE

    The cooler weather has triggered a round of seasonal allergies across the Emirates. Sara Alsén, Blueair’s Chief Purpose Officer, offers some preventive tips on how to combat seasonal respiratory ailments   With the UAE reporting single-digit temperatures, residents are bracing themselves to deal with a sudden onset of respiratory allergies and asthma attacks caused by the change in weather. As fog and rain coincide with fall pollen season, the situation could become more difficult for those who are vulnerable to atmospheric triggers. Unfortunately, even staying indoors with ......read more

    DHA launches Doctor for Every Citizen

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 17, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the Doctor for Every Citizen initiative to achieve Article Five of the Fifty-Year Charter, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  This initiative will further empower DHA’s drive towards the use of latest digital technology to better patient care, enhance efficiencies in the health sector and better support medical professionals as well as provide patients with added ......read more

    Newest Non-surgical cosmetic treatments Tips by Dr Maher'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2019:   The pursuit of beauty is continuous. We all want to look more beautiful, fresh and young. And the good news is, surgery is not the only option for you. Dr Maher Al Ahdab is an expert in providing amazing results with non-surgical procedures, which sometimes offer better results than surgery. One option is botox, which is an injection used mainly on the face. Botox works on the muscles to hide wrinkles and smoothens the skin. The effects of botox start to show after about 3 days of the treatment, and the results last for about 4-6 ......read more

    Newest Non-surgical cosmetic treatments Tips by Dr Maher

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 December 2019:   The pursuit of beauty is continuous. We all want to look more beautiful, fresh and young. And the good news is, surgery is not the only option for you. Dr Maher Al Ahdab is an expert in providing amazing results with non-surgical procedures, which sometimes offer better results than surgery. One option is botox, which is an injection used mainly on the face. Botox works on the muscles to hide wrinkles and smoothens the skin. The effects of botox start to show after about 3 days of the treatment, and the results last for about ......read more

    Cook Children's Genetic Oncology Clinic Identifies Genetic Risks of Cancer for Patients

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2019:    Cancer has become a widespread disease in recent years, and many of us know at least one person who has suffered from it. In most cases, cancer develops by chance; however, in some cases it develops because of genetics, which means some people are more inclined to develop different types of cancer. Those people also have a high chance of passing those genes to their offspring, and that is why Cook Children’s decided to open the Genetic Oncology Clinic.    The program, which provides clinical care and counseling ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority's pharmacy department offers home delivery of medicines.

    • Service is known as Dawaee and it is aimed to provide added convenience to patients.  • The delivery service is particularly tailored to assist senior citizens and people of determination. • Electronic request on DHA’s website www.dha.gov.ae can help avail of this home-delivery service.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2019:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today a free medication home delivery service in Dubai for patients that visit DHA hospitals and health facilities.    Patients that ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare celebrates 33rd Foundation Day by announcing launch of 5 new Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services in Ethiopia, Oman and India

    • To mark its 33rd Foundation Day, Aster DM Healthcare has announced the launch of 5 new Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services in India, Oman and Ethiopia equipped with Tele-Consultation facility. This is in addition to the 7 existing Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical services in India, UAE and Philippines. • Flag-off event hosted at Aster Hospital premises to launch Medical services vehicle for Ethiopia in the presence of Consul General of Ethiopia to UAE and officials from Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Ambulance. • As part of its internal initiatives, the group has ......read more

    Aman Integrated Solutions Lab, first technologically advanced laboratory for testing services, opens in KIZAD

    • First laboratory to provide a full suite of testing services across construction & building, oil & gas, F&B, industrial, agricultural, health, tourism, education, and Government sectors. • Featuring state-of-the-art information systems, sophisticated equipment and technical expertise • A subsidiary of NCC Group, one of the largest support services conglomerates in the UAE     11 December, 2019, Abu Dhabi – UAE:   His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Tarek Al Goweiny, ......read more

    Amana Healthcare First in UAE to Earn U.S. Accreditation as Stroke Specialty Center

    Up to 90% of stroke sufferers do not get the help they need owing to poor awareness of existence and importance of rehabilitation services, experts say   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 08 December 2019:  Residents and their families now have access to a new world-class standard of stroke rehabilitation care, the first of its level in the UAE. Amana Healthcare, part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, was recently awarded Stroke Specialty Center accreditation by the U.S. Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The commission is ......read more

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