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

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

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Continues to Inspire the City

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

    Dubai Pink Ride Attracts More than 4500 Participants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Super Powers inaugurating The Center of Excellence

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

    DHA launches Captain Nutrition initiative for school children.

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

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 October 2019:   For the first time ever, Dubai’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Road will turn into a running track on Friday 8 November, 2019. Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2019 is giving the city new reasons to join the fitness movement by inviting residents and visitors to get active with Dubai Run 30x30 on Sheikh Zayed Road. With the aim of fostering a healthy community spirit, the free-to-attend event includes a 5km fun run and a 10km run, with both routes starting and ending at Dubai World Trade Centre. This marks the first time that people have 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's discusses the future of healthcare at the 12th World Medical Tourism Congress (WMTC)

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

    Rak Hospital to Host Complimentary Obesity Awareness Camp for UAE Residents

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

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

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

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

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

    Physicians Stress Importance of ‘Golden Hour' for Stroke Patients

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

    In Pictures: Dubai Fitness Challenge Starts Off Strong!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The project will see LIFEPharma manufacture 120 million tablets of medicine per year for 10 years Abu Dhabi: 10 October, 2019:  LIFEPharma, a fully integrated pharmaceutical manufacturer, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UAE-headquartered VPS Healthcare, announced a historic agreement with Apotex Inc., the largest producer of generic drugs in Canada. In a first of its kind agreement, LIFEPharma will manufacture nine products in its state-of-the-art facility in Dubai – which will then be exported for commercialization in Canada – becoming the first UAE company to export generics to the North American market. Under the 10-year contract LIFEPharma will be producing as many as 120 million tablets per year. The products include medications used to treat a certain type of nerve disease, commonly called Lou ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 09, 2019:     Carrying on his scientific mission, Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, undergoes a number of medical experiments, including thorough medical tests by specialists in Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC) at Stars City in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Hanan AlSuwaidi, the flight surgeon, is following up on the experiments and on Hazzaa’s medical condition.  The studies, which include testing the effects of microgravity and space flights on the human body vital indicators, are conducted for the first time on an Arab astronaut.  HE Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), said, “Carrying on with the medical studies is an important part of the UAE’s first manned mission to space. ......read more

    Ajman Opens the Largest Private Academic Hospital in the Region

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 08, 2019:    The largest private academic hospital in the region, Thumbay University Hospital features state-of-the-art healthcare delivery systems with a 350-bed capacity in the first phase Hospital to offer complimentary consultations across all OPD specialties for the first 15 days of operations Tuesday, 8th October 2019, Ajman, UAE: Thumbay Group has opened its latest academic hospital, Thumbay University Hospital at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman. The new hospital is the largest private academic hospital in the region, with a capacity of 350 beds in the first phase.With over one hundred consultation clinics and 100 beds dedicated for long term care and rehabilitation, the campus is a one-stop family healthcare destination comprising Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Physical Therapy ......read more

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

    • One in six women worldwide develop breast cancer. Breast cancer topped the total 4,707 new cancer cases that were found in the UAE in 2018 • Host of activities take place as Bareen International Hospital Abu Dhabi ‘goes pink’ in support of breast cancer awareness • Bareen International Hospital urges women to self-examine and to see a doctor if they are concerned    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7th, October, 2019:   Cancer incidence in the Middle East region including the UAE is on the rise with the number of cases expected to double by 2030, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).   In the UAE alone, according to the last figures released by the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, there are 4,500 new cases of cancer each year with breast, colorectal and ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare wins prestigious awards for its CSR efforts

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

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

    • Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is set to launch edition 3 on 18 October for 30 consecutive days until 16 November 2019, inviting all residents and visitors to commit together as a city to an active lifestyle • With 2 large-scale Fitness Villages, 10 Community Hubs, more than 40 events and over 5,000 classes across Dubai, DFC will transform the city into a gym that supports 30 min of daily activity for all ages, abilities and fitness levels  • Featuring global brand icons including Nike, Lululemon and Under Armour, the city’s partners and fitness industry come together to deliver an unprecedented range of activities for the month    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 October 2019:  Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) – the world’s only citywide fitness movement launched in 2017 by ......read more

    FREE Consultations for Breast Reconstruction Patients After Mastectomy

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  October 01, 2019:   During this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aesthetics by King’s College Hospital in Dubai Marina is pleased to announce they will be offering a free consultation on breast reconstruction for women who have undergone a mastectomy.   Making the announcement, Dr Adnan Tahir – Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the clinic stated that breast still remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women.   “Although there are multiple risk factors involved in developing breast cancer treatments, the standard treatment worldwide still remains early diagnosis and awareness, followed by the possibility of a surgical procedure which includes the removal of either the entire breast (Mastectomy) or part of the breast (Partial ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Medcare launches innovative chatbot platform to engage patients and optimise the healthcare journey

    Medcare has announced the launch of its new “virtual health assistant” chatbots which are set to revolutionise the way patients in the UAE region interact with their healthcare provider The virtual health assistants are the first and only chatbots in the region that allow the patient to manage all aspects of their appointments online including booking, rescheduling and cancelling United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1 April 2019:   Medcare today announced the launch of its new “virtual health assistant” chatbots which are set to revolutionise the way ......read more

    Make Your mind and body happy

    March 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Most people think that all kinds of exercising is just getting fit and muscle building, whereas they lose the key point – this isn’t just a physical issue, but a great mental benefit. The thing is that nowadays in our stressed and speedy lives we need some activity, which helps us both to keep fit and gives positive emotions. Dance lessons in Dubai is the best way to reach these aims. Dance For You offers you a unique experience like no other dance schools, where one can choose from a great range of Ballroom and Latin-American dance classes. ......read more

    Hospital urges youngsters to screen for colon cancer, make lifestyle adjustments

    On the occasion of World Colon Cancer Awareness Month, doctors at RAK Hospital urge people to go for early screening and adopt a healthy lifestyle  Recent study on UAE residents found one-fifth of colon cancer cases in patients below the age of 40 26th March, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Despite the fact that colon cancer is potentially preventable by making a few healthy lifestyle adjustments and adopting screening tools, the disease continues to prevail among the top few cancers among the UAE residents. A recent study on colon cancer screening conducted on residents ......read more

    UAE eHealth Week 2019 Recognized the Latest Health IT Achievements in UAE

    Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2019:  The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the 4th HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2019 Conference and Exhibition. The 2019 edition of e-Health Week is the ninth event hosted by HIMSS in Dubai and was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), the Department of Health, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Emirates Health Informatics Society and supported by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).   During the Opening ......read more

    Core Beats – Dubai's favourite free fitness concert – is back at Club Vista Mare

    R&B music-themed beachfront workouts on Saturday, 30 March Dubai, UAE, 25 March 2019:   Dubai’s favourite celebration of movement – Core Beats – is back for its second, free-to-attend edition of 2019 at Club Vista Mare at Palm Jumeirah on Saturday 30 March.   Participants will experience immersive yoga and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts at the vibrant beachfront destination, guided by experts from Dubai’s top studios Yoga La Vie and Barry’s Bootcamp. Club Vista Mare’s Core Beats free fitness concert series ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) patient helps raise awareness on kidney disease

    Living-donor kidney transplant patient speaks out about his journey to recovery on World Health Day. SEHA participates in World Kidney Day by offering free consultations and educational events that focus on the burden of kidney disease, disparities and access to healthcare. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates March 20, 2018:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network organized various events across Abu Dhabi to provide a platform for Yousef Al Naqbi, a kidney transplant patient to share his experience with kidney failure. The events helped ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Dubai Inaugurates Open Heart Cardiac Center in the UAE

    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be available at Zulekha Hospital Dubai Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE, according to The World Health Organization Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 March, 2019:   Following the opening of Zulekha Hospital Dubai’s new facility this year, the healthcare group has announced the addition of an open heart center at the new facility. The Cardiac Center of Excellence now offers comprehensive end-to-end cardiac care and is equipped to facilitate ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority (DHA) honours strategic partners

    Dubai, March 19, 2019:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has honoured ZAJEL, the UAE’s leading provider of courier and parcel delivery services, in recognition of its role as a strategic partner in the health services sector and its continued support for the development of Sheryan, Dubai’s online health licensing system for all healthcare professionals and facilities. Khawla Kabanji, CEO of ZAJEL, expressed her deep appreciation for the recognition for the fastest growing courier company and said it would motivate it ......read more

    Saudi German Hospital to open Dhs 300 million facility in Ajman

    The 200-bed tertiary-care speciality and sub-speciality facility to be the biggest hospital in the emirate, with covered area spanning over 41,062 square meters    March 19th, 2019; Ajman, UAE: Saudi German Hospitals Group – one of the largest private hospital groups in the MENA region – has announced their world class, state-of-the-art, Dhs300 million worth healthcare facility in Ajman. The tertiary-care speciality and sub-speciality facility will be the biggest hospital in Ajman, designed to cater to the growing population across all northern emirates, while offering ......read more

    Golden Mile Galleria sets the stage for next edition of Run & Flo free fitness event

    Warm Up & Run and Yoga Flow workouts back by popular demand on Saturday, 23 March    Dubai, 19 March 2019:   Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah is hosting the second edition of its free Run & Flo fitness event following a tremendous response to the first session last month.   Over 100 fitness enthusiasts and their friends and families participated in the first Run & Flo last month, guided by triathletes, fitness experts and yoga gurus. The next event is on 23 March, with another session planned for April.     Held on the ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention : National Periodic Health Screening and Cancer Screening is running as scheduled

    Ministry of Health highlights the importance of early detection of diseases   UAE, Dubai, March 17, 2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has stressed that the National Periodic Health Screening and Cancer Screening initiatives titled ‘Etminan’ (Contentment in Arabic) are running smoothly and perfectly as scheduled.   Being part of the Cabinet approved programmes, the two initiatives aims to reduce the prevalence of cancer and non-communicable diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, breast, cervical and colon ......read more

    Ministry of Health launches 3rd phase of Heart Experts Programme

    Youssef Mohammed Al Serkal: The Ministry has several national programmes that serve the national indicators of cardiovascular diseases, UAE, Dubai, March 16, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the third phase completion of its initiative, ‘Heart Experts,’ programme, selecting, training and empowering a group of students to serve as awareness ambassadors for cardiovascular health in their schools, neighborhood and local community.   The pilot phase of the programme was completed at the Al Mawakeb School in Al Barsha, ......read more

    First in Asia, Aster CMI Doctors rescue teen suffering from rarest of the rare genetic disease

    Doctors give a new lease of life to teen through a bone marrow transplant Till now, less than 10 such cases have been successfully transplanted in the world The hospital highlights the need to increase awareness on Immune Deficiency Aster CMI Hospital’s Pediatric Immunology Department recognized as Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (FPID) center of excellence  Dubai, March 14th, 2019 –   Ciara (name changed), a 13-year-old-girl from Mauritius, suffering from rarest of the rare Complement Deficiency genetic disease, C1q deficiency since ......read more

    Speech by HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention on Children's Day

    Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2019:  Since the early days of founding the Union, the UAE has been very keen to be at the forefront of global countries foreseeing the future and pay utmost attention to children, seeing it a top national priority. This is because children are the builders of the future and the sustainable wealth that will boost the country’s future status.  To that end, the UAE dedicated a national day to celebrate Emirati children and reflect the wise leadership’s keenness to provide children of citizens and residents alike full care and attention within a ......read more

    Aster Hospitals Launches Awareness Campaign to Prevent Onset of Chronic Kidney Disease

    World Kidney Day marks launch of awareness and screening initiative  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 14 March 2019:    Aster Hospitals has launched an awareness and screening initiative to promote prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD) through education, awareness and early diagnosis. 50 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes at least 2.4 million deaths per year and is now the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Through the campaign, Aster Kidney Care will encourage early ......read more

    Colon Cancer Screening Important in Catching the Disease in the Early Stages

    Colon Cancer is a Preventable Disease Yet it Remains One of the Most Common Forms of Cancer in the UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. March 13  2019:  Even though cases of colon cancer are on the decline due to increased community awareness and screening using sophisticated technologies, it is still the most common cancer among men in the UAE.  Physicians in the UAE recommend that people should start regularly screening for colon cancer at the age of 40. This advice is for those who do not have a family history of colon cancer, and who have no symptoms. Screening should ......read more

    A New Manufacturing Approach to Optical Transceivers

    Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:   The Challenge  Traditionally, to bring down the cost basis of optical transceivers, the industry relied solely on economies of scale to drive supplier volume for all-optical subassembly supply chains. This stands in stark contrast to the multi-$100 billion silicon electronic supply chain which has benefited from shared design methodologies, automated wafer manufacturing, shared packaging approaches and common test infrastructure to deliver unparalleled economies of scale for computing and networking equipment. The optical transceiver ......read more

    Digital healthcare platform Altibbi accelerates operations to meet growing demand for quality healthcare in the Middle East

    Dubai, 11 March 2019:   The MENA region’s first and largest digital health platform Altibbi is revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare and improving medical outcomes for those who lack access to quality healthcare providers by managing up to 1,000 consultations a day through its growing network of registered and verified doctors. The company began with the launch of an extensive Arabic medical dictionary to address the lack of health awareness in the Middle East. Today, Altibbi is the preferred choice for remote  healthcare provision in the region. The company has ......read more

    Takeda announces results of pioneering Ulcerative Colitis study

    The pharmaceutical leader conducted an industry-first head-to-head study of two biologic therapies commonly used to treat the illness: vedolizumab and adalimumab Vedolizumab was found to be superior in achieving clinical remission and mucosal healing at week 52 Study focused on patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis   Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:   Global biopharmaceutical company Takeda today announced the results of its pioneering VARSITY study into the effectiveness of two common therapies used to treat Ulcerative Colitis. Shared at ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Hosts the Coordination Meeting of the Supreme Committee for Organ Transplantation

    Through “Hayat” App, organ donors can register online to donate their organs after death A proposal on adding the status “donor” in the Emirates ID   UAE, Dubai March 9, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) hosted in Abu Dhabi the coordination meeting of the Supreme Committee for Organ Transplantation. The meeting was headed by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the   Ministry of Health & Prevention, with the participation of Dr. Ali Al Obaidili, ......read more

    MoHAP Launches a New E-Service Allowing Submission of Complaints Against Private Medical Facilities

    UAE, Dubai, March 07, 2019 The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MoHAP) has announced the launching of a new E-service to submit complaints or observations against the private medical facilities, its medical and technical staff, which are dealing with members of the society. The service aims to ensure that healthcare service providers fulfill their role in accordance with global standards, and within the context of MoHAP’s policy in upgrading E-services, with a view to promoting health system quality and innovating smart solutions, besides the commitment to carrying out quality ......read more

    RAK Hospital wins MRM business award for the 2nd time

    The only Hospital in the UAE to receive the honor in 10th cycle of the awards March 6, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: At a prestigious ceremony hosted at Dubai Opera, RAK Hospital was awarded the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MRM) Business award during the 10th cycle of the awards. The healthcare institution stood tall amongst the winners as being the only hospital in the entire UAE to be recognized at the forum. This is the second time the hospital has won the Business Excellence Award for their outstanding commitment to quality care and innovation. “We are humbled and honored to ......read more

    Feeling Good in Your Own Skin with Surge Body Fitness

    ** Working towards achieving your own personal goals of self-confidence** March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE We all associate exercise with weight loss or building muscles, but the mental benefits may far outweigh the physical. In our high-stress society, regular exercise can help us not only de-stress but it can make us feel happy and confident within ourselves and one of the main goals at Surge Body Fitness is to help both men and women feel confident and content in their bodies.  Surge Body Fitness offers an experience like no other, the energizing space is a balance of both ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital offers free colorectal cancer screenings in the UAE

    The ‘Screen and Survive’ campaign aims to drive awareness of the fatal disease and save the lives of the UAE’s citizens through preventative screenings United Arab Emirates, 4 March, 2019:  In the presence of dignitaries from the Ministry of Health and Dubai Health Authority, Zulekha Healthcare Group has today launched its fourth annual ‘Screen and Survive’ colorectal cancer (CRC) campaign. The initiative aims to raise the awareness of the disease by offering free preventative screenings to the public between March 4th and May 3rd 2019 in order to ......read more

    3-D Printed Model Helps Save Young Woman From Total Paralysis

    Surgeons Used 3D-Printing to Help Plan Rare Spinal Cord Surgery Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. March 04, 2019:   A 35-year-old woman has been saved from becoming paralyzed, following swift diagnosis from Healthpoint and a complex tumor removal surgery at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, both part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers.   F.K was diagnosed with cervical schwannoma, a slow growing tumor in the lining of the nerves in the spine, which can cause progressive weakness and tingling sensations as it grows and presses on the spinal ......read more

    UAE Survey Reveals That Nearly One-Third of the Population Never Had Their Hearing Checked

    Dubai, UAE, March 4th, 2019: On the occasion of World Hearing Day, MED-EL Medical Electronics the leading provider of hearing solutions, announced today the results of a survey querying 500 adults in the UAE about their approach towards hearing loss issues, as part of an international study of 11,000 adults across the globe. The survey revealed that just about one-third of the population in the UAE has never had their hearing checked, while on a more positive note, approximately 53% of those surveyed underwent a hearing screening over the past year. The survey was commissioned by MED-EL and ......read more

    DHA Successfully Saves Patient's Jaw Using 3D Printing

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 4, 2019:  Experts from Dubai Health Authority’s Primary Healthcare Centre and Rashid Hospital have collaborated with 3D printing healthcare startup Sinterex, to save the jaw of a patient who had an aggressive tumour.  The patient, a 17-year-old girl in high school, was admitted to hospital after discovering she had a large, fast growing tumour of the right jaw.  Dr Khaled Ghandour, Maxilofacial Surgeon at DHA, said that the patient was diagnosed with Ossifying Fibroma, a particularly aggressive form of tumour, which meant that the ......read more

    Survey Reveals That Nearly One-Third of the UAE Population Never Had Their Hearing Checked

    Dubai, UAE, March 3rd, 2019: On the occasion of World Hearing Day, MED-EL Medical Electronics the leading provider of hearing solutions, announced today the results of a survey querying 500 adults in the UAE about their approach towards hearing loss issues, as part of an international study of 11,000 adults across the globe. The survey revealed that just about one-third of the population in the UAE has never had their hearing checked, while on a more positive note, approximately 53% of those surveyed underwent a hearing screening over the past year. The survey was commissioned by MED-EL and ......read more

    Diabetics Vulnerable to 'Eye Pressure Attack'

    Sudden Attacks of Neovascular Glaucoma Threaten Eyesight Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - February 28, 2019:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Imperial College London Diabetes Centre are using World Glaucoma Week in March to warn diabetics in the UAE to be careful of sudden attacks of acute glaucoma, which could threaten their vision.  One of the leading causes of blindness in the UAE, glaucoma generally presents without noticeable symptoms and develops over many years until it begins to affect a person’s vision. However, patients with diabetic eye disease are ......read more

    Five habits to adopt in your everyday

    February 28, 2019 - Dubai, UAE We are creatures of habit. Every day, most of us will stick to our morning routines like clockwork: wake up, make coffee, check social media feeds, go to work, etc. Of course, not all habits are created equal, as we form bad habits along with the good. But what if just a few simple steps each day could encourage us to start on the right foot? Research suggests it takes 21 days to establish a new habit through repeat behaviour. With our busy schedules and endless tasks, it is important that our habits are positively impacting our productivity, health, and ......read more

    Patient with a rare Gastric condition is saved by Zulekha Hospital

    SMA syndrome is a rare disease that is often misdiagnosed with only 300 registered cases worldwide Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 February 2019:  Zulekha Hospital successfully operated on 27 year-old female Fatimah who suffered from Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (SMAS) which is a rare gastrointestinal tract disease that causes chronic pain, vomiting, full body weakness and weight loss. Fatimah underwent MRI, CT and X-ray scans and has previously been diagnosed for years with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). However, recently at Zulekha Hospital Fatima discovered that her ......read more

    DHA Director General inaugurates Innovation Centre

    Dubai Health Authority established an Innovation Centre to create an environment for collaboration with the private sector and universities in the field of healthcare innovation  The aim of the Innovation Centre is to transform Dubai into a leading healthcare destination by fostering innovative and integrated care models and by enhancing community engagement.  The centre will ensure the implementation of the Dubai Innovation and Artificial Strategy that was launched in 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 24, 2019:  In line with the UAE vision and Dubai ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Announces Renaming of Al-Baraha Hospital to Al-Kuwait Hospital

    Upon the Directives of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum His Excellency Abdulrahman Al Owais: In recognition of the hospital’s historic role since Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum opened it His Excellency Mohamed Salim Al Olama: In gratitude for the impactful role of the hospital in delivering healthcare services His Excellency Youssif Al Serkal: The hospital has become a value added to the healthcare system UAE, Dubai, 24 February 2019: As per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ......read more

    Dubai Based Bike Club will ride for the fifth year to raise awareness for Autism in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 24 February 2019 – Berets MC, a Dubai based bike club will raise awareness for autism with the help of several cause supporters and exhibitors for the fifth year in a row by hosting an Autism Awareness Ride at the Dubai Investment Park on March 15th. This event invites children and teachers from local autism schools, bike riders, and the public to come down to support and have a fun day filled with activities, meet the biker community in the UAE and witness the ride. Entry is free of charge. The event will kick off with the ride including numerous bikers ......read more

    More than 1,000 people from the UAE community participate in the country's largest walkathon to support people with arthritis

    Patients, caretakers, families and friends come together to fight chronic disease 24th February 2019, Dubai, UAE – Over the weekend, the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) concluded its ‘Walk for Arthritis’ awareness event, targeted at improving the quality of life for people with arthritis, through exercise and movement. More than thousand people walked 3.5km in Dubai Creek Park and took part in various activities like an open-air fitness session, exercises specially designed for patients with arthritis and more, to show their support for people suffering from this ......read more

    ‘Take Water. Give Life'

    MonViso Water announces alliances with upcoming events to support its CSR collaborations  February 23, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Dubai, UAE: MonViso, the purest and minimally mineralized Italian water will have a presence at major events in the UAE as it continues its “Take Water. Give Life” campaign, where for every 1 litre sold, MonViso is donating 1 AED to the Al Jalila Foundation which supports the global cause of transforming lives through medical education and research.  The brand’s humanitarian and sustainability commitment is evident, as since January 2017 ......read more

    Dubai Hospital raises awareness of Childhood Cancers

    Holds awareness campaigns to educate community about signs and symptoms of childhood cancer. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2019:  Face painters and magicians visited Dubai Hospital today to meet children with cancer as part of the annual event that aims to bring them joy and cheer. Dubai Hospital and Mediclinic Middle East organised a campaign to mark International Childhood Cancer Day, which falls on February 15 every year.  Dubai Hospital doctors also held awareness campaigns to educate the community about the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer, importance ......read more

    Free breast cancer screening at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, - 21 February 2019:  Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is teaming up with UAE-based breast cancer awareness and screening initiative Pink Caravan to encourage all women and men across Abu Dhabi to get tested.   From 21st of February until 2nd of March, medical staff from Pink Caravan will offer women free advice and screening for breast cancer at a private booth in the Mall. Pink Caravan promotes early breast cancer detection, offering women of all ages free breast cancer screening. They will be sharing the message that the earlier cancer is detected, the ......read more

    Patient with rare heart condition saved by Zulekha Hospital

    Congenital Heart Disease is fatal and is most common in infants  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 February 2019 – Zulekha Hospital saved the life of a 27-year-old, Joey Oclarit suffering from a rare heart condition and was referred to Zulekha Hospital, exhibiting symptoms of exhaustion, shortness of breath and disorientation. Following an examination, the patient was found to be suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) – which is a condition mainly diagnosed in infants. CHD is usually found in infants, however, the population of adults with congenital heart disease ......read more

    Mundipharma introduces new BETADINETM Cold Defence to quickly and effectively tackle common colds

    New BETADINETM Cold Defence exhibits antiviral properties1,2 and found to combat symptoms and reduce duration of common cold by 2 day s3,4 February 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Millions of people all over the world will be suffering from common cold symptoms after contracting a cold this winter, particularly in the Middle East when the cooler temperatures can catch many people off-guard leaving them prone to bouts of seasonal sickness. The symptoms of a common cold include sneezing, runny nose, headache, and general malaise, with around half of sufferers also experiencing a sore throat and ......read more

    Banner Health Chooses CommScope for Systemwide In-Building Mobile Wireless

    Dubai, February 17, 2019—Banner Health, a Phoenix, Arizona based healthcare provider with hospitals and clinics in six states, has selected the CommScope Era C-RAN antenna system to deliver strong, consistent mobile coverage in its facilities.  Reliable wireless connectivity can be critical in hospitals, and Banner Health’s IT team wanted a solution that ensured coverage throughout the building. Banner Health had previously leased a distributed antenna system (DAS) but wanted a system that its IT staff could deploy and maintain. Based on the proven success of ......read more

    Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease

    February 14, 2019 - Dubai UAE Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ. The heart’s pumping ability is controlled by electrical activity that triggers the heart muscle cells to contract and relax. In certain heart diseases such as arrhythmia, the organ’s electrical activity is affected.  Cardiac researchers can already record and analyse the heart’s electrical behaviour using optical and electrode ......read more

    How safe is your heart this Valentine's day?

    Research reveals millennials have little experience or knowledge of heart disease   Aetna International survey finds 31% of millennials have no knowledge about heart disease 32% of UAE residents surveyed have never taken steps to check for heart disease 15% of millennials don’t know what is considered a symptom of heart disease  Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 13 February 2019 – A poll undertaken by leading global health insurance services and health care company, Aetna International, has revealed almost a third (31%) of Millennials in the UAE are unaware ......read more

    Okadoc helps UAE patients find a doctor and book an appointment online instantly

    February 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Finding the right doctor and scheduling an appointment could never be easier Making an instant booking for a confirmed appointment with the doctor who matches your exact requirements is now a reality for the first time in the UAE. Whether visiting okadoc.com or downloading the Okadoc app for iPhone or Android, people in need of medical care can quickly, simply and seamlessly discover the doctor they need, and make a confirmed appointment, at the time and location they prefer, on a fully automated platform and without any human intervention. ......read more

    Dubai's first building biologist receives global recognition

    Pooja Srivastav awarded ‘Adam Global Outstanding Leadership Award’ for her efforts to create toxin-free, sustainable body, buildings and structures in the UAE and across the world Rt. Honorable Paul Clark, Past Minister of State for Her Majesty the Queen UK presented the award February 12th, 2019; Dubai, UAE: In recognition of her efforts to champion the cause of sustainability goals in the UAE and across the world, Dubai’s first building biologist, and CEO of Shreem International, Pooja Srivastav was awarded the prestigious “Adam Global Outstanding ......read more

    Wellness Saturdays with H Retreats

    H Retreats welcomes you to “Wellness Saturday: Reflect, Realign and Redesign” on February 16 at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery By Sofitel      February 11, 2019 - Dubai UAE   It’s still the start of the year and an ideal time to reflect on the things that you’re not truly happy with. Could it be your work? Your career? Your home? Your professional relationships? Your personal life? Your lifestyle? Or even your health?    Do you feel your life is a bit stuck with old bad habits that you can’t quite shake off? Do ......read more

    Hospital offers free heart check-up on Valentine's Day

    This February 14th, give yourself and your loved ones the gift of complete cardiac care at RAK Hospital February 11th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Highlighting the matters of heart, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has organised complimentary cardiac check-up at its premises this Valentine’s Day. The camp, open to public and across all ages, will be held from 10am to 4pm on February 14, and will be offering heart screening and consultation by a senior cardiologist, and height, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and ECG on doctor’s advice.   “Valentine’s ......read more

    Aster doctors rescue 25-day old baby from rare flesh-eating infection

    Combined efforts of doctors and a Good Samaritan helped in saving the life of the baby  Neonatologists and plastic surgeons use innovative way to rescue the infant from superbug   Dubai, February 10, 2019: Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in GCC and an emerging player in India fulfilled yet another commitment to saving lives using the latest technologies in medical treatment, this time through its unit Aster CMI Hospital in Bangalore-India. Less than a month - old new born who had been infected by a superbug recently, was ......read more

    Aetna supports Dubai Cares' Walk for Education with sponsorship

    Aetna named one of the main sponsors of the 2019 philanthropic initiative  Dubai Cares’ ‘Walk for Education’ 3km route reflects the distance millions of children walk to school each day in developing countries The 10th anniversary of the Walk for Education is in support of the “Year of Tolerance”   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 10 February 2019: Aetna, the leading health benefits provider, has renewed its support as a key commercial partner of this year’s Dubai Cares’ Walk for Education, having agreed a sponsorship ......read more

    GSK sets to improve antibiotic adherence in the UAE with a new patient-friendly chatbot

    GSK launches Medzy, a new UAE patient-friendly chatbot, aimed at increasing antibiotic adherence  This is in response to a research commissioned by GSK to understand the needs of HCPs and patients on antibiotics and the level of understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which revealed 54 per cent of UAE residents find it difficult to remember to take antibiotics  Three out of ten people believe they should stop taking antibiotics once they feel better rather than finish their course of treatment According to the World Health Organisation, AMR represents one of the ......read more

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