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    The Elipse Balloon Weight Loss Program from Allurion

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 July 2020:  Allurion Technologies, an established leader in the development of innovative, proven, and trusted weight loss experiences, developed the first gastric balloon to lose weight requiring no endoscopy or anesthesia to place or remove it. The balloon is swallowed with a capsule and filled with liquid in a 20 minutes procedure at the doctor's office. The Elipse balloon is designed to help patients always feel full, which helps them to eat less food without the feeling of hunger that accompanies most of the diets. This encourages them to control the amount of food they eat. Mrs. Cynthia Bou Khalil, Nutritional consultant at Allurion Technologies says:”The program includes ongoing support with a dietitian throughout the program to improve eating quality, choose healthy meals ......read more

    Traveler Survey Reveals COVID-19 Concerns

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 08, 2020:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching COVID-19 during air travel. The industry’s re-start plans address passenger’s main concerns.   Concerns for Travel During COVID-19   Travelers are taking precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in public. Some 58% of those surveyed said that they have avoided air travel, with 33% suggesting that they will avoid travel in future as a continued measure to reduce the risk of catching COVID-19. Travelers identified their top three concerns as ......read more

    FDA Authorizes Marketing of IQOS as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 08, 2020:  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today authorized the marketing of IQOS, Philip Morris International’s (PMI) electrically heated tobacco system, as a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP). In doing so, the agency found that an IQOS exposure modification order is appropriate to promote the public health. - Today’s decision demonstrates that IQOS is a fundamentally different tobacco product and a better choice for adults who would otherwise continue smoking - IQOS is the first and only electronic nicotine product to be granted marketing orders through the FDA’s MRTP process - The FDA authorized the marketing of IQOS with the following information: - The IQOS System heats tobacco but does not burn it - This significantly reduces the production of harmful ......read more

    Honeywell Announces Solutions to Help Improve Building Health and Reassure Occupants

    • Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions help building owners comply with new hygiene and social distancing policies and enable business continuity • Honeywell’s #HealthyBuildings Score provides owners with real-time insights based on indoor air quality, safety, security, sanitation and compliance metrics • Honeywell solutions can be tailored to the unique needs of commercial buildings, airports, hospitality, healthcare and education sectors, supporting the region’s return to the new normal    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 7, 2020 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced an integrated solutions portfolio to help building owners in the Middle East improve the health of their building environments, operate more cleanly and safely, comply with social distancing policies, and ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Launches “Sohbati 2020” Program Remotely

    Sharjah, July 7, 2020:   The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA) has recently launched the “Sohbati 2020” Program in collaboration with the University of Sharjah. This year’s edition is being held remotely through a number of training workshops by health education specialists. The program aims to spread health awareness among adolescents and to encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyles, as well as to qualify them to be ambassadors among their peers in various domains such as health and nutrition. The month-long program consists of 9 nine workshops is targeting male and female adolescents aged from 15 to 25 years. The workshops which will shed light on the widely spread misconceptions among community members, in addition to developing networking ......read more

    EY: 33% of MENA Consumers to Stay Frugal after COVID-19 Pandemic

    • 34% of MENA consumers’ behavior was to ‘save and stockpile’ at the start of the pandemic • 55% of MENA consumers expect normal shopping habits to return in a matter of days or weeks once pandemic is over • 58% of MENA consumers predict the way they shop will change over the next one to two years • COVID-19 pandemic accelerated changes to operating models in the retail sector     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:   According to the EY Future Consumer Index, 33% of consumers in the MENA region plan to stay frugal with less spending, make deep cuts to their budgets, change the way they shop as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These consumers are also pessimistic and worried about the future.   However, 23% of consumers expect to be back with ......read more

    Commodities: Gold Bulls Risk Delayed Gratification in Q3

    By Ole Hansen Head of Commodity Strategy Saxo Bank     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the global economy will become increasingly apparent during the third quarter. While the Q2 was mostly about putting out fires and preventing a total collapse of the global economy, the repair work now begins in earnest. Since April, the economic impact of months of lockdowns had been painted over by a massive rally in global stock markets. However, support from the Fed (wall of liquidity), TINA (there is no alternative) and FOMO (fear of missing out) has started to show cracks.   The belief that we can and will return to normal within a few quarters will most likely turn out to be wrong, not least considering the often-embarrassing shortfalls in key supplies ......read more

    Nahdi Medical Company Transforms its Financial Management with Infor

    Saudi-based pharmacy chain automates its treasury and payment systems, boosting efficiency and visibility as it plans regional expansion       July 2, 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Nahdi Medical Company, a Saudi Arabia-based pharmacy retail chain, has digitally transformed its financial management, payment systems, and financial planning with Infor Treasury Management.     This solution allows vast improvements to Nahdi Medical’s financial management and planning capabilities, placing the company in a strong position to expand its operations in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 ambition to increase the private sector participation in the provision of healthcare services. Saudi Arabia is the Gulf Cooperation ......read more

    Alstom at Forefront of Hygiene & Safety Innovation for Transport & Mobility in a COVID-19 World

    July 02, 2020:  As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, and people adjust to the new normal, many are asking what the new normal will be for public transport and mobility. Safety and hygiene are at the root of people’s concerns when it comes to travel and mobility in a COVID-19 world, with commuters seeking reassurance that their health and wellbeing will be a top priority.   Alstom, a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, has been working to alleviate such concerns, making the most of the lockdown period by investing an extra €1 million into speeding up the development of health and wellbeing mobility initiatives.     A dedicated team of experts at Alstom has brought together their key expertise and resources across all technical domains, while coordinating with ......read more

    Comprehensive Study of Refugee Children's Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Outcomes Yields Key Insights for Post-COVID-19 Return to School

    ● Study of more than 400 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon identified significant development and learning difficulties when children are above the regular age for their grade. ● NYU researchers drew insights into potential impacts as children around the world return to school following COVID-19.     Abu Dhabi, July 2, 2020:   Researchers at Global TIES for Children, an international research center based at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York, examined a variety of post-migration risks faced by Syrian refugee children enrolled in Lebanese public schools and found that students being older than expected for the grade in which they were placed was most consistently and strongly associated with developmental and learning difficulties.  As many schools around the world prepare to reopen in 2020 ......read more

    Post Pandemic Investment in Intelligent Automation, Digital, Data Analytics and Cloud Technologies to Increase, Reveals Protiviti Middle East Virtual Forum

    COVID-19 is a sense check and provides an opportunity for businesses to reimagine and start afresh on the journey of digital transformation     Dubai, UAE; July 01, 2020: Over 350 business leaders joined the virtual session on ‘Enterprise and Market Resilience during COVID-19’, hosted by Protiviti Member Firm for the MENA Region. The theme was on the digital response to COVID-19, deliberating upon how automation, technology, cloud and analytics can help organizations overcome the crisis and equip them better post COVID.   At the forum, Jonathan Wyatt, Protiviti’s Global Leader for Digital Transformation, highlighted: “The crisis has revealed the digital maturity of many organizations; the responses from digital thought leaders has been either taking the risk-averse course by pausing ......read more

    Entry Permitted to Abu Dhabi Emirate for Those Receiving a Negative Covid-19 Test Within 48 Hours

    Abu Dhabi 29th June 2020:  Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Abu Dhabi Police, have announced that entry to Abu Dhabi emirate is permitted for all those who have received a negative Covid-19 test result within the previous 48 hours. Results must be shown via the Alhosn App, or a text message from any hospital, or screening centre in the UAE that is affiliated with the National Screening Programme. The movement of mail and all types of goods is exempted. The public must continue to adhere to all precautionary measures, including wearing masks and practising social distancing inside vehicles. The entry of non-resident workers into the emirate continues to be prohibited. This comes as a result of the continued positive outcomes in ......read more

    Hall of Wellness Awards – Powered by Spa Connectors

      ** New Awards Recognising Exceptional Individuals in the Global Spa, Beauty and Wellness Industry Launches 1st July **     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:   Spa Connectors, a global company offering business, training and recruitment solutions to the spa industry, specialising in 5-star hotels, resorts, stand-alone spas and wellness concepts is driving a movement to reward talent in the community on a global scale by launching The Hall of Wellness Awards 2020. Independently as a business, Spa Connectors are passionate about nurturing talent in their own unique ways within spas, salons and wellness facilities worldwide. Now, they aspire to bring them together on a global stage by launching awards where an industry divided by borders will be united in their passion and commitment to their ......read more

    Maternity Care During COVID-19

    Dr. Desislava Markova, a Fetal Medicine Specialist from a prominent IVF clinic Abu Dhabi outlines handy tips for expectant mothers to have a smooth pregnancy during the pandemic  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:   Pregnancy is a special time for couples – full of excitement and happiness. However, given the current situation, and the increasing restrictions imposed on our lives as the world grapples with this pandemic, expectant mothers can feel anxious and nervous. To ensure pregnant women can sail through this period smoothly, Dr. Desislava Markova, Lead, Fetal Medicine, IVI Fetal Medical Center, Abu Dhabi, outlines some easy tips to help women protect themselves and their soon-to-arrive baby. Have a Plan in Place: Having a plan in place for your birth can help ease feelings of anxiety by ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Discusses the Best Possible Means to Support Young People and Engage Them in the Fight Against COVID-19

     Health Promotion Department organizes youth circle in cooperation with Federal Youth Authority     Sharjah, June 29, 2020:   The Health Promotion Department (HPD) at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA), has hosted a virtual youth circle titled “The role of youth in the fight against COVID-19” to discuss how electronic systems and social media can help combat the spread of Covid-19.   Held through video conference in collaboration with the Federal Youth Authority, the online event saw the participation of more than 286 young men and women. The youth circle shed light on the responsibility of young people to maintain community health, their impact on ensuring a successful coexistence with the virus, as well as the extent of the impact that young ......read more

    Smash Summer Fitness Goals with 100 Workout Modes on the HONOR MagicWatch 2

    Intelligent wearable features exciting new activity modes for the health-conscious consumer   Dubai, UAE 30 June 2020 – Global leading technology brand, HONOR, has announced a range of exciting upgrades to the HONOR MagicWatch 2. The perfect companion for summer activity, the HONOR MagicWatch 2 is the next generation of HONOR smartwatches, with its exceptional innovations in design, battery and functionality.    100 Workout Modes to Discover on the HONOR MagicWatch 2  In addition to 15 pre-installed workout modes, HONOR is bolstering its fitness tracking capabilities by adding 85 new customized workout modes automatically detecting six different categories of sports - extreme, leisure, fitness, aquatics, ball games and winter sports . Whether you are into mainstream sports or prefer something ......read more

    Updates to Transfer Pricing in Saudi Arabia

    By Omer Saleem, director and deputy CEO of Proven SA June 28, 2020:   The past months have shifted the business world dramatically, and central hubs of business have been leading the world through the strategic actions necessary to overcome these extreme situations. Remote work adoption is at an all-time high as a matter of necessity and with new guidelines, while business service providers began re-tailoring their services to fit changing business models. Saudi Arabia has led the response for COVID-19 emergency, and the Kingdom continues to update its policies in response to the ramifications of the pandemic as well as other global events. Recent news revealed updates on WPS (Wage Protection System) and customs fees, and more recently the Saudi Arabia GAZT (General Authority of Zakat and Tax) issued updated transfer ......read more

    Boost Your Immunity, Maintain pH Levels Through a Balanced Diet

    Balancing the right pH in human body is essential to avoid risk for organ damage that can happen due to excess acidity or alkalinity Imbalanced pH levels could lead to respiratory issues due to too much or too little CO2 in our bodies Avoid processed food, excessive caffeine, sodas, etc, that can build acidity in our body, advises Dr Harkirat Wilkhoo at RAK Hospital Sunday 28th June, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  At a time when boosting our immunity is of paramount importance, UAE residents need to be more careful of their choice of food to maintain the right pH balance as well, suggest doctors at RAK Hospital. Giving advice on the topic, Dr Harkirat Wilkhoo, Health and Lifestyle Coach at RAK Hospital urges residents to opt for foods that ensure the pH level remains normal to avoid any complications in the body ......read more

    Egg Freezing: All You Need to Know

    Dr. Melado, IVF expert at the world-renowned IVF Clinic UAE offers insights into the process Dubai, UAE, 28th June 2020: Increasing fertility awareness and the rising trend of delayed parenthood in women have helped spike the demand for egg freezing over the recent years. “From technologies used to success rates, learning the fundamentals before opting for this procedure is an essential key to achieving the desired results”, emphasized Dr. Laura Melado, IVF Specialist, IVI Fertility Clinic Middle East, which runs clinics in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Muscat in Oman.   “Egg freezing is an advancement in the field of Reproductive Medicine that provides many women with an option to pursue motherhood later in life; whatever their reason be. However, we advise those who are thinking of going this route to ......read more

    Preparing for a New Post-pandemic Economic Era in Mena

    • Expectations for the pace of economic recovery must be realistic, but many GCC countries can be optimistic for 2021.   By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI)   June 28, 2020: The aftermath of the economic and market turbulence due to Covid-19 has redefined the landscape for GCC member states. A relatively bleak growth outlook requires a shift in expectations – with a recovery unlikely until 2021.   However, some GCC countries such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are well placed to ensure this recovery becomes a reality as their strong Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) will pay a vital role in helping the economies get back on their feet.   As with other regions globally, the growth outlook for the Middle East has suffered from ......read more

    ALFAHIM Group Honors UAE's Healthcare and Civil Defense Force Offering Added Benefits and Personalized Services

     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020:   As noble UAE healthcare and civil defense professionals continue to safeguard the community while the country receives global recognition for its robust response to COVID-19, ALFAHIM Group demonstrates their commitment to the UAE by launching a group-wide campaign offering them personalized services and discounts in gratitude and appreciation of their extraordinary efforts.  In an interview with Mr. Ahmed Abdul Jalil Al Fahim – Chairman of ALFAHIM Group, he stated, “Giving back is embedded into our way of working; and, the honorable efforts of the UAE’s healthcare and civil defense community was crucial to our survival as people and as a nation to combat COVID-19. Those admirable and praiseworthy professionals daily risked their safety for ours; ......read more

    DHA Signs MoU with University of Sharjah

    Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sharjah to promote cooperation in the field of medical education and research. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Dr. Humaid Mjol Al Nuaimi, Director General of University of Sharjah signed the MoU on Thursday at the DHA headquarters in Dubai.  The MoU aims to promote cooperation in medical training and enhance competencies of health personnel in medical, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and other health specialties. It also aims to promote cooperation in organizing joint health-supporting programmes such as conferences, seminars and events and unifying efforts to spread the culture of innovation in society.  Commenting on the MoU Al Qutami said that the ......read more

    Frontline Warriors and Volunteers from two Al Warsan isolation facilities honoured for helping 1500 Covid-19 patients in Dubai

    • Aster DM Healthcare and Consulate General of India recognized the efforts of 100 medical professionals, volunteers and representatives of supporting govt. entities in the presence of officials from Dubai Health Authority (DHA). • The 750-bed facility, comprising of two buildings in the Hind Humanitarian City, can be considered as a model isolation facility that saw fast and effective implementation of triage, isolation, quarantine and treatment set-up following all the protocols set-up by DHA, aiding in the recovery of patients.     Dubai, UAE, 25 June, 2020:   Around 100 frontline medical professionals, volunteers, government entities and supporting organisations were honoured by Aster DM Healthcare and Consulate General of India for their relentless efforts over the last two months which ......read more

    UAE Media: COVID-19 Prompts Industry for Rapid Digital Transformation

     78.6% of participants consider Financial Stability as the biggest challenge for media institutions in light of COVID-19 pandemic  Quarantine represents the greatest challenge for 92.3% of workers in media sector  Sulaiman AlHattlan: Survey aimed at keeping abreast of the rapid changes in the media landscape.  AlHattlan: Survey provides future insights that contribute to the development and sustainability of the media sector.  Recommendations:  Expediting an integrated digitization process is essential   Dubai, UAE 24 June 2020   Hattlan Media, the leading public relations and media consultancy services company, commissioned the first-of-its-kind industry survey in the UAE, gathering insights from media professionals and journalists from Arab and international ......read more

    Sinopharm CNBG and G42 Vaccine Clinical Trials Partnership

    H.E. Dr. Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 – June, 2020:  This partnership announcement will see Sinopharm, CNBG launch phase III clinical trials of Inactivated COVID-19 Vaccine in the United Arab Emirates, in partnership with G42.    This agreement comes during extraordinary times, with a significant global challenge to contend with, one of the greatest tests humanity has faced in the modern era. Earlier this year, a G20 virtual summit was hosted in Saudi Arabia, where President Xi Jinping suggested that countries should pool their strengths and speed up research and development of drugs, vaccines and testing capabilities in the hope to achieve early breakthrough to the benefit of all.    His Highness Sheikh ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Aster DM Healthcare Launches Free Tele-Health Consultation Service in the UAE

    • New tele-consultation service allows patients to remotely access medical advice for general ailments from home or office  • People seeking information on COVID-19 can also reach a medical professional through the Aster call center – 04-4400500   Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2020:   Aster DM Healthcare has introduced a free tele-consultation service across its Medcare, Aster Hospital and Aster Clinic facilities in the UAE, allowing patients to remotely consult qualified doctors for all general ailments. The leading private healthcare group is one of ......read more

    Leukaemia Affects Individuals Between 20 to 44 Years of Age, With Females Getting Affected More Than the Men

    Four early signs of Leukaemia every woman should know Dubai, UAE 29th March 2020: It has been observed that the incidence of acute leukaemia in the UAE residents is 1.78 per 100,000 people, with 2.31 IR in females and 1.57 IR in males. The commonly affected age group is individuals between 20 to 44 years of age, with females getting affected more than the men.  Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood cells, specifically the white blood cells. Though exposure to radiation and chemicals are some of the causative factors, more important causes include secondary mutations which cause the ......read more

    Department of Health Abu Dhabi and SEHA Launch Drive-through Screening for Covid-19 at Zayed Sports City

    • The UAE is the fifth country to implement this method of screening, allowing for faster testing and it’s considered as a referral center at SEHA for screening • HE Salem Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” says that SEHA has advanced technologies to detect the emerging corona virus • Testing can be completed in five minutes for a car with four passengers and results will be shared through SMS and on the SEHA app within six hours • Patients will need to book an appointment through Estijaba ......read more

    Leading Fertility Centre Offers Telephonic Consultations to Patients

    The move aims to safeguard patients trying to conceive  Dubai, UAE, 26th March 2020: In the wake of the ongoing Corona crisis, Fertility centers and specialists in the UAE have started offering patients telephonic consultations to help combat the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing.  “Considering the current situation, we deem it vital to keep patients safe and secure by controlling the number of visits to the clinic. These are extraordinary times and call for extraoridinary measures. As a responsible IVF facility, we understand how important it is to ......read more

    The Methods That Must Be Followed to Avoid Infection With the Corona Virus COVID-19

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 26 March 2020:  Dr. Faisal Dalfi the Specialist Internal Medicine at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi gives tips to prevent Corona Virus Covid 19: Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol based rub.  Cover your nose and mouth with a bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent the virus from entering your body.  Keep at least 1 meter distance while on the street or in the supermarket. Avoid crowded places and go out of the house, ......read more

    What Are the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Private Healthcare Insurance and Government Funded Public Sectors?

    By Simon Fisher, Executive Vice President – Gulf, ACE Group As the world holds its collective breath over the full human and geographical impact of COVID-19, which is developing on an hourly basis and which remains unclear amidst the uncertainty of exponential transmission rates, one common consideration is to what extent private insurance policies respond to the cost of treatment in countries that adopt a predominantly private healthcare model. Technically, and as a general rule, now that the virus has been classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a ......read more

    Emirates Post Group Company Hosts First Remote Board Meeting to Discuss Ongoing Efforts to Combat COVID-19

    Dubai, UAE - March 26, 2020:  His Excellency, Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, Chairman of Emirates Post Group Company, chaired the company’s first remote board meeting to discuss business continuity and precautionary efforts amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. In line with government directives on social distancing and remote working, the meeting discussed ongoing efforts by the organization to contain the spread of the virus while limiting the level of disruption to services for the people of the UAE. His Excellency concluded the meeting by thanking the Board of Directors for their ......read more

    Type 2 Diabetes Increases the Risk for Pancreatic Cancer by 1.5 to 2 Times Over the General Population

    The prevalence of this cancer amongst women in UAE is the highest in the world at 10.1 cases per 100,000 population Dubai, United Arab Emirates 26th March 2020:   Newly diagnosed diabetics over the age of 50 years, particularly those who are not overweight have 4 to 7 times the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to general population In the UAE, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reported that 17.3 percent of the adult population of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), more than 1 million people, had type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), placing the country 15th worldwide for ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Partners With Twitter to Provide Health Information on COVID-19

    Campaign will run under the hashtag #AskDXBdoctor    Dubai-UAE: 25 March, 2020:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Twitter have partnered to launch a campaign entitled #AskDXBdoctor to increase the availability of credible health information on COVID-19 on the platform through an open dialogue with the public.  Tomorrow, the authority’s account on Twitter (@DHA_Dubai) will launch the campaign through a Tweet that includes the hashtag #AskDXBdoctor, inviting the public to ask questions to registered   doctors in Dubai in both Arabic ......read more

    DHA Honours Philanthropists for Their Efforts

    Al Qutami: The world is going through a difficult crisis that requires consolidated and collaborative efforts.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has honoured philanthropists who have contributed to promote integrated healthcare and disease prevention to tackle COVID-19.  Al Qutami received the philanthropists at the DHA headquarters today. The list of businesspersons and prominent personalities who contributed towards this cause Included Buti Obaid Al Mulla, Chairman of Al Mulla Group, Abdullah Abdul Karim Al Arif, ......read more

    NYUAD Researchers Develop New Tool for Performing Cancer Liquid Biopsy and Studying Mechanical Properties of Circulating Tumor Cells

    Fast facts: - Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide - when caught in its early stages, before metastasis (which is the growth of a secondary tumor separate to the primary site of cancer), it is known that cancer survival rates are higher - NYUAD researchers have developed a new fluid analyzing platform that allows for  the isolation of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), which are formed during metastasis  - The new technology, featured in the Nature journal Microsystems and Nanoengineering, enables the effective isolation of CTCs from prostate cancer patients’ ......read more

    Medical Education, Healthcare & Research Activities of Thumbay Group Gears-up & Aligns with UAE Government's Precautionary Policies

    “Through a Rational and realistic approach, we support the government & fall in line with the government strategy to defeat the global pandemic,” says Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President.     22nd March, 2020 - Ajman:  The Medical Education, Healthcare & Research activities of Thumbay Group have implemented several steps throughout their entities across the various Emirates, aimed at supporting UAE Government’s initiatives in fighting the Coronavirus crisis. The strategy combines technology utilization, safety precautions, awareness ......read more

    What Parents Need to Know About the Coronavirus

    The latest on COVID-19, including some encouraging news for parents.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2020:   I understand the concern about the coronavirus most of us have right now. After all, it’s dominating the headlines and probably your work and home conversation.   But as a pediatrician, let’s talk first about what’s most important to me and you: our kids.   Fortunately, we have not seen any cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at Cook Children's. The other good news is based on confirmed cases of ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone Takes Precautionary Measures Against Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    • A range of measure has been put into place by AFZ, including building sanitization programme, and testing of remote working systems • Social distancing efforts assisted with digital platform offering over 150 services to customers and investors    Ajman, United Arab Emirates (March 18, 2020):   As part of its efforts to enhance health and safety, Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) has launched a set of precautionary measures to tackle the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).   These measures include disseminating factual information regarding Covid-19 to ......read more

    MBRU Improves Medical Care Services Through Organ Transplantation

    University’s Transplant Program has registered 11 successful organ operations on 4 children and 7 adults Officials and parents urged people to register for donation through the Hayat initiative Dubai, March 18, 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) is  committed to improving health in the UAE and beyond; to date MBRU has successfully completed 11 organ transplants, in collaboration with Mediclinic City Hospital and Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital (AJCH), who all work hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health and ......read more

    Champion Cleaners - Sanitize Your Home and Keep Your Family Safe

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    Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Gives New Lease of Life to a 5 Year Old Girl Suffering from a Congenital Heart Defect

    Jana and her mother with treating surgeon Dr. Yasser Menaissy   Sharjah, UAE, 17 March 2020:   Five year old Jana Akawi, was brought to Zulekha Hospital Sharjah with complaints of recurrent chest infections increasing up to 6-7 times a year. Following an echocardiogram, she was found to have a large Atrial Septal Defect with moderately severe pulmonary hypertension which demanded immediate surgical closure to prevent further progression which could have been life-threatening. An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of the ......read more

    Protect Your World with Sanytol - Available at Glambeaute.com

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 17, 2020:   Spread of disease is a global problem that threatens our health, so it is important to have good hygiene and maximum precautions for cleaning and disinfection to product the whole family from germs found at home.    Sanytol, available at Glambeaute.com, is committed to helping you keep your homes healthy with effective products for disinfecting and refreshing environments. The range includes simple and effective products that help thousands of homes combat germs, mold and bacteria, caring for your family.    The ......read more

    Community Development Authority in Dubai launches remote work system in response to government's directives

    Initiative aimed at ensuring business continuity & enhancing safety of employees & customers March 16th, 2020 - Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai announced the launch of a remote work policy that allows its employees to perform their official tasks from their residences and ensure the continuity of operations, in view of the ongoing circumstances. The initiative was launched in response to the government's directives to ensure the health and safety of employees, their families, and customers, and to incorporate the best international standards and practices in work ......read more

    Gulf States Record High Incidence of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) in People Under 40 Years of Age

    Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide, with approximately 1·8 million new cases in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 16th March 2020:  Non communicable diseases are having a huge impact on the health and economy of the world. Cancers are rising in incidence and prevalence. Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide, with approximately 1·8 million new cases in 2018. Department of Health, Abu Dhabi( DOH) reports that CRC is the second most common cancer and the second highest cause of cancer deaths in the ......read more

    Dr. Hussein Nasser Matlik Tips on Cerebral Palsy

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2020:   Cerebral palsy is a disorder that causes problems with movement and balance. It is a condition that babies are born with or that develops very early in life, though some children with cerebral palsy may not have noticeable symptoms until they are toddlers. Babies with cerebral palsy are often slow to roll over, sit, crawl, or walk.   Dr. Hussein Nasser Matlik, Consultant - Pediatric Neurology and Head of Department at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi : “These conditions are due to abnormalities of the developing fetal or ......read more

    Avivo Group Opens New Wellness Clinic as Dubai Beauty Market Blooms

    **The Al Wasl-based Dermalase Clinic, to be handled by leading beauty and wellness specialists, is part of the expansion plan of the Group that has presence in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Kuwait**   DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 15, March 2020:   Avivo Group, one of the fastest-growing healthcare service providers in the GCC, has opened an exclusive beauty-enhancement and wellness clinic in Dubai’s Box Park as Aesthetic services top the list of medical tourism in the emirate. While inaugurating the Dermalase Clinic in Al Wasl, Dubai Health Authority’s ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone Signs an MoU with Saudi German Hospital Ajman

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 14, 2020:   Ajman Free Zone signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi German Hospital Ajman with the aim of providing health services to customers, investors, and employees. This step came as part of Ajman Free Zone's efforts to provide services of various levels to customers and investors, to enable them to run their business easily and conveniently. The region not only provided services to facilitate the establishment of businesses, but also extended beyond that with the provision of various services to meet the interests of ......read more

    Emergency Medicine Set for a Surge

    Dubai, UAE 12th March 2020: A hospital often witnesses frantic relatives rushing into an emergency room, holding their unresponsive patient. With shallow breathing, dangerously low blood pressure and oxygen levels, and a high fever, most individuals are of the opinion that the heart of the patient is in jeopardy of stopping if left untreated any longer. Life and death situations like this are a common occurrence in an Emergency Room. And   this specialty plays a vital role in the healthcare system. “Emergency medicine is an extremely important segment of the healthcare ......read more

    Dubai Women's Association Honours Dr. Ahmed Emara Over Work Highlighting Role of Bioenergy in Helping Cure Physical Illnesses

    Global mental health consultant maintains bioenergetic science to further improve health treatment outcomes in Arab region   Dubai, UAE, 11 March 2020:   Renowned motivational speaker and mental health consultant Dr. Ahmed Emara was honoured in Dubai recently by H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), at the 8th Women’s Health Congress in recognition of his groundbreaking contributions to physical wellness and healing in the emirate. Dr. Emara was one of the distinguished lecturers at the Congress ......read more

    Sahara Centre Emphasises Customer Well-Being, Introduces Escalator Handrail UV Sterilizers

    Sharjah, UAE, 10 March 2020:   In pursuance of customer happiness, community safety, and overall visitor hygiene, Sahara Centre, a leading retail, dining, entertainment, and leisure destination, is proud to pioneer the installation of handrail UV sterilizers on its escalators’ handrails. The sterilizers wipe out 99.99 per cent of germs on handrails through a process known as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI).  This comes as part of Sahara Centre’s care for the well-being of its visitors, especially children, by consistently introducing initiatives ......read more

    Impact of Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

    March 10, 2019, Dubai, UAE – Vision is often considered to be the most valuable of the senses. The eyes perform the vital function of sight by a complicated physical and chemical process which is prone to disease especially with advancing age.  Due to modern medicine and advances in lifestyle, we are all living longer, and age is a key factor in decreased eye function.  Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss in people aged 60 and older. AMD affects the macula, a small, yet extremely important area in the retina responsible for ......read more

    DHA Confirms Travel Procedures in Place for Covid-19

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 10, 2020: While health authorities across the world are asking travelers to postpone their travel plans unless necessary, it is important for those who travel to know the checks and measures in place as well as their responsibility, especially if they have recently traveled to places of widespread coronavirus transmission.   On Thursday, 5 March, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention asked all citizens and residents to avoid travelling due to COVID-19. The Ministry highlighted that if travel is necessary, preventive measures will be taken upon ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Discusses Collaboration With British Healthcare Firms.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2020: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received today a high-level delegation from the British Embassy. The delegation was led by HE Andrew Jackson, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates.  Al Qutami discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the medical field. He highlighted the long-standing relationship between the two countries and the potential to build on collaboration opportunities.  The two sides discussed ......read more

    Fetal Medicine: What is It and Why It Matters? Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists Are Critical to Managing High-Risk Pregnancies

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 08, 2020:   Recent advances in maternal and Fetal medicine have undoubtedly taken many pregnancies to term and improved the well-being of preterm babies as well as twin/triplet pregnancies. In wake of the same, IVI Middle East Abu Dhabi started its IVI Fetal Medical Centre to enhance fetal care in the UAE and the region. IVI Fetal emphasises that fetal medicine is way different from the typical gynaecological care during pregnancy.  According to Dr. Desislava, Lead, Fetal Medicine, IVI Fetal Clinic, which is a part of the IVI Fertility ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone Signs an MoU with the Ajman Medical Zone to Enhance Medical Examination Services Provided to Customers

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 07, 2020:  Ajman Free Zone signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Preventive Medicine Ajman, part of Ajman Medical Zone,   with the aim of providing distinctive and exceptional services to investors, companies’ employees and workers, in the Free Zone. The two parties have agreed to exchange data and information that contributes to a smooth and rapid completion of transactions, as well as enhance cooperation in the field of new technologies and procedures to better serve AFZ's customers. The agreement also ......read more

    Aster Healthcare Packages – Designed with you and your loved ones in mind

    Spring Clean your Health Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2020:   According to the IDF (International Diabetes Federation), 32 per cent of the adult population (age 20-79) in the UAE, including both UAE nationals and expatriates, will be living with diabetes or prediabetes over the next decade. Type 2 Diabetes is an illness that can be managed but also affects your blood pressure, cholesterol and heart.  The CDC (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that eliminating three risk factors – poor diet, inactivity and smoking – would prevent: ......read more

    One-third of Gulf Companies Planning Work From Home to Combat Coronavirus Threat

    • Admin and HR professionals most likely to be asked to work remotely • Firms in hospitality, aviation and logistics planning redundancies and unpaid leaves   Dubai, UAE, 4 March 2020 – With the Coronavirus outbreak spreading across the world, one-third of Gulf-based employers are planning to have staff work from home, according to a survey conducted by Middle East employment portal, GulfTalent. The survey received responses from 1,600 company executives, managers and human resource professionals across the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council ......read more

    Liver Transplants Can Be Performed With More Than 95% Success Rates

    Patients suffering from complicated liver problems get a new lease of life with liver transplants Middle East, 4th March 2020: Liver is a unique organ and so is liver failure. Failure of organs like kidney, heart, pancreas, small intestine can be managed medically or bridged for some time (i.e., Dialysis for kidney, Ventricular assist devices for heart, insulin for pancreas, parenteral nutrition for small bowel). However, till date, medical science has not been able to give us an artificial way of substituting functions of the liver. The only way to save the life of patients with liver ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Based Start-up RIZEK Joins Forces With NMC Healthcare to Disrupt Healthtech in the UAE

    [Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2020]: RIZEK, the UAE’s upcoming online marketplace that connects freelance service professionals with end customers, has partnered with NMC Healthcare in a first-of-its-kind-deal, to facilitate on-demand medical service in the UAE — becoming the UAE’s first online marketplace to offer such a service. From intravenous therapy to intramuscular injections, nursing and physiotherapy, the requested services will be provided by experienced doctors, nurses, and physiotherapists from NMC hospitals and its ProVita and CosmeSurge arms. Through this ......read more

    DHA Health Professionals Explain All You Need to Know About COVID-19

    They discuss when to visit a healthcare centre, how testing works and how to protect yourself from the coronavirus. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 4, 2020:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) health professionals provide answers to some of the most pressing questions with regard to COVID-19. Dr Abdulla Al Rasasi, Head of Preventive Medicine Section in Public Health Protection Department at the DHA says, “My advice to community members would be to avoid getting into a panic mode. All the relevant authorities including health authorities in the UAE are working together ......read more

    Hospital Drives Awareness on Prevention of Coronavirus

    RAK Hospital aims to dispel panic among residents and educates them on the dos and don’ts of Covid-19 Distributes wet tissues and hand sanitisers among officegoers and mall workers in the bid to promote the practice of keeping hands clean     March 03, 2020 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   In order to educate corporate employees on Coronavirus and to dispel the panic ensuing in the wake of the cases discovered in the UAE, RAK Hospital is currently running an emirate-wide campaign on creating awareness on the disease. The hospital is the first healthcare ......read more

    Breastfeeding Friends Association Launches the 14th Breastfeeding Guides Program

    Sharjah, March 3, 2020:  The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs has launched on Monday the 14th edition of the Breastfeeding Guides Program, with the participation of 20 trainees from working mothers, housewives and women interested in breastfeeding affairs from various nationalities. The 12-day event is provided in both Arabic and English and it aims to get the trainees acquainted with the benefits and importance of breastfeeding, understand the needs of the newborn, and highlight the components of breast ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Raises Awareness on Coronavirus

    Dubai, United Health Authority, March 1, 2020: Facemasks are recommended for people who are sick with a flu to prevent infecting others but it is not a precaution to protect yourself against COVID-19, says a top health official. Dr. Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section in the DHA’s Public Health Protection Department says, “The general public do not need to wear face masks, medical professionals most certainly need to and they have special face masks. In fact, if the public wear facemasks, they run the risk of infecting themselves with a flu because ......read more

    Hospital to Offer Foot Health Consultation for Free

    RAK Hospital’s Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Center will be open to complimentary visits from 1st to 5th March 2020, 2pm to 4pm The hospital’s physiotherapist, podiatrist and dietician will guide visitors to better foot health Diabetic Foot and lower limb complications impact around 40 to 60 million people globally; certain foods also encourage inflammation in our feet February 26th, 2020 -  Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In order to educate UAE residents on ailments and conditions related to foot health, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah is offering a five-day ......read more

    Dr. Carla Kriwet to Become CEO of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

    • Kriwet, currently a member of the Executive Committee and Chief Business Leader of Connected Care at Royal Philips, will move to Europe’s leading home appliance manufacturer as CEO on July 1, 2020    • The 48-year-old, with a PhD in business administration, succeeds Uwe Raschke, who, alongside his duties on the Robert Bosch Board of Management, has led BSH since July 2019   “I am personally committed to improving the quality of life for people worldwide. Modern home appliances, in combination with digital technologies, can make a significant ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Visits Thumbay Medicity

    • His Highness expressed happiness over the services offered by Thumbay Medicity  • Thumbay Medicity features the new Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region with state-of-the-art healthcare delivery systems, having 350-bed capacity, an exclusive 100-bed Long Term Care & Rehabilitation Unit, a unique Therapeutic Garden and a robotic pharmacy. • Thumbay Medicity will serve 20,000+ people daily, with advanced facilities in education, healthcare and research.    23rd February , 2020 : His Highness Sheikh ......read more

    Agthia and Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) Ink MoU Agreement Set to Promote Healthy lifestyles in UAE

    • The agreement aims to promote healthy lifestyle for the community through sponsoring local and international sport events  • ADSC first to partner with Agthia on new recycling and collection programme   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 February 2020: Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in the presence of H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mheiri, the UAE’s Minister of State For Food Security, on the sidelines of Gulfood 2020, ......read more

    Rashid Hospital's Trauma Centre Among Top Ten in MENA Region and Europe.

    • Centre to begin robotic surgeries within the next three months • Highly specialised doctors have already completed training in robotic surgery, which is the future of minimally invasive-surgeries.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 February, 2020: Rashid Hospital’s Trauma Centre is one of the top ten in the MENA region and Europe said a top health official.   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated the 4th International Trauma Conference and highlighted the achievements of the largest trauma ......read more

    First Time in UAE, Hospital Performs Cervical Spine Surgery Using 3D Printing Technology

    RAK Hospital adopts superior surgical innovation to ensure unprecedented accuracy, patient safety and better clinical outcome   February 16th, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   In a breakthrough development, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has become the first hospital in the UAE to perform cervical spine surgery using the 3D printed model on a patient suffering from damaged cervical spine. The new kid on the technology block in the country, use of 3D printed model has added unprecedented accuracy to surgical methods, further reducing the time of the procedure and increasing ......read more

    Mas'ool Session Highlights SEHA's Ongoing Improvements to Patient Care

    • The Mas’ool initiative, introduced in 2011, is part of SEHA’s strategy to establish clear channels that allow patients and community members to provide feedback on its services and facilities.  • 2019 Masoo’l session gathered  1100 Patients    Abu Dhabi,16 Feb 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has concluded its sixteenth session of the Mas’ool initiative. The initiative, which means ‘responsible’ in English, launched in 2011 to create an open dialogue between ......read more

    SEHA to Showcase the Latest Technology in Diagnostics and Interventional Radiology at the Ninth SEHA International Radiology Conference

    ABU DHABI, 15 Feb. 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network,is organizing the ninth edition of the SEHA International Radiology Conference, taking place on February 20 and 21, 2020. The conference will be held in the Rosewood Abu Dhabi and will converge leading radiologists; surgeons and medical consultants in the UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, wider MENA region, USA, and Ireland. This year’s edition will focus on the imaging technological advancements and diagnostics that are accelerating change in the field of radiology. The ......read more

    Artificial Intelligence Seen to Play a Significant Role in Driving Success Rate of IVF Treatments

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says experts should continue to research on how next-gen technology can help address infertility UAE, 13th February 2020:   Studies showing how fertility experts can leverage the next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology to assist infertile couples in their arduous parenthood journey are growing with promising results. The latest study to have come out in this regard is in the United States.  Researchers have claimed that the results of their study could help enhance the success rate of In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) ......read more

    Aster Hospitals Dubai Hosts PACESprep MRCP UK Students

    DUBAI – February 12, 2020: Aster Hospitals Dubai, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare in the Middle East and India, recently hosted international medical education program PACESprep course at its unit in Al Qusais. The PACESprep is a preparatory course for physicians, who aspire to become Members of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) UK. A total of 16 candidates from all over the Middle East participated in the course, which has been conducted five times earlier at MIMS Hospital Kottakkal in Kerala, India and this happened in Dubai for ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Wins 6 Awards at AHPI Awards 2020

    Five hospitals of Aster DM Healthcare group, out of which three are India based, received awards in various categories   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020:    Five hospitals of Aster DM Healthcare group were recognized with the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) Awards 2020, which recently concluded in Bengaluru. The annual award by AHPI recognizes and celebrates the excellence achieved by healthcare organizations across various fields. Aster Medcity- Kochi, Kerala was conferred with the ‘Excellence in Community Engagement’ and ......read more

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