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    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 complimentary foot health consultation from Sunday 1st March to Thursday 5th March. Organised by the hospital’s Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Center, the camp will be open to people with any kind of foot-related condition, where they will be ......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 contribution to that. I very much look forward to helping shape the success of this innovative company steeped in tradition in the future,” says Dr. Kriwet.

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    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 Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman, visited Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, and the newly opened Thumbay University Hospital, the latest academic hospital in the region, on 23rd February 2020. Dr. Thumbay Moideen - ......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, which is set to promote healthy lifestyles in the UAE.    The strategic partnership agreement has been signed by H.E. Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of ADSC, and Tariq Ahmed Al Wahedi, Chief Executive Officer of Agthia, on the ......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 centre in the UAE and MENA region.    Al Qutami said that the field of Trauma care is an extremely pivotal and critical field that requires immediate, precise multidisciplinary care and protocols to save lives.    He ......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 the chances of success significantly.  Thirty-seven-year-old Amineh Hasan Issa had been suffering from intense neck and arm pain for over past six weeks despite several consultations with physicians and using multiple analgesics to relieve the ......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 SEHA healthcare professionals and its customers for the purpose of improving the network’s services, facilities and patient experience.    The sixteenth session gathered over 1,100 members of hospital staff and customers from ......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 extensive conference program will include plenary sessions from globally renowned radiology experts, academic and institutional lectures, which promote the exchange of knowledge and raising awareness of best practices. Furthermore, the conference will ......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) method, a widely known Assisted Reproductive Technology, by determining early on if an in vitro fertilised human embryo could lead to live birth. According to an online report, they used an AI-driven system to examine a large number of time-lapse images of ......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 the first time.  The course was conducted by senior examiners of the UK the Royal College and directed by Dr Abraham Chacko, Consultant Cardiologist in UK and Dr Tahsin Neduvanchery, Consultant Cardiologist at Aster MIMS Kottakkal. Other ......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 ‘Best Place to Work For’ awards. Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru won the ‘Nursing Excellence Award’ while Medcare Women and Children Hospital-Dubai received the ‘Nursing Excellence Award’ in the overseas segment. ......read more

    Essential Weight Loss Motivation Tips by Cynthia

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 February 2020:   Losing weight is not hard, and finding motivation start the weight loss journey is harder. That's probably why, that the number of overweight people consistently rises while, at the same time, there are fewer people embarking on weight loss journey of their own. Mrs Cynthia has put together tips that help start and stick to a healthy weight loss plan and stay motivated all along.  1. Remind yourself about why you wanted to lose weight in the first place Make a list of all the reasons why you want to lose weight. Put your listing up in a place where it can continuously remind you. Studies have shown that people are more successful if their weight loss motivation comes from within. 2. Have realistic expectations and set different goals  Set ......read more

    Dairy Has the Nutritional Credentials to Meet Snacking Boom Driven by a Health & Wellness Revolution

    Global dairy ingredients business, NZMP, to showcase the potential for protein-fortified dairy nutrition in the Middle East & Africa snacking industry - which is forecast to reach US$58.6m by 2024     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 09, 2020:   NZMP, Fonterra’s global ingredients and solutions business, is set to target the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region's rapidly growing snacking category with a multi-product showcase at Gulfood 2020. The aim is to provide food & beverage manufacturers with the ingredients and insights required to meet this consumer need, as Mintel data shows that the number of snacking products in the MEA has doubled over the past five years since 2014 .   The growth in the snacking segment is driven by the increasing popularity of healthy ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Researchers Design Proteins That Can Be Utilized to Combat Alzheimer's Disease

    Protein-based therapeutics prevent protein aggregation associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases   Fast facts ● Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible and progressive brain disorder, is the most common cause of dementia.  ● A hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is the aggregation of the amyloid-β (Aβ) protein in a process that is toxic to the brain’s neurons. As neurons die, this slowly destroys memory and cognitive function.  ● NYUAD researchers have developed small proteins called cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) that prevent the aggregation of the Aβ protein.  ● The paper Designed cell-penetrating peptide inhibitors of amyloid-beta aggregation and cytotoxicity has been published in Cell Reports Physical ......read more

    InterSystems Wins Two 2020 Best in KLAS Awards

    KLAS Research recognizes TrakCare and HealthShare Unified Care Record for superior customer satisfaction   Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2020: InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, today announced that KLAS Research has named InterSystems TrakCare® unified healthcare information system as the 2020 Best in KLAS award winner in the Asia/Oceania Region for Global Acute Care EMR, and InterSystems HealthShare® Unified Care Record as the Category Leader for Interoperability Platforms. The “2020 Best in KLAS Global Software Services” report is based on satisfaction ratings gathered in 2019 by healthcare providers in two segments: Acute Care Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and the Interoperability Platforms category. It recognizes ......read more

    California Walnuts Launches First-Ever Global Marketing Initiative Encouraging Consumers to Embrace “The Power of 3”

    International campaign educates consumers about walnuts’ unique nutrient composition and how just 3 handfuls each week can improve overall wellness     Dubai, UAE - February 5, 2020:   The California Walnut Commission announced today the launch of the “Power of 3” global marketing initiative, the first campaign of its scale aiming to educate consumers about how eating walnuts is a simple way to boost overall nutrition, worth sharing with friends and family in the spirit of love this February. The program will run in nine countries including the USA, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. Central to the campaign is a global landing page (http://www.californiawalnuts.ae/power-of-3)  featuring content that will show how ......read more

    IVI Middle East Specialists Spread Awareness on Parenthood Post Cancer

    • The IVF institution has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the disease that continues to cause millions of deaths worldwide  • Fertility expert says fertility preservation offers hope to cancer patients desirous of starting a family post recovery   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4th Feb 2020: IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic will join the world in marking the ‘World Cancer Day’ by launching a campaign to spread awareness about the disease and its correlation to fertility and starting a family.   As part of this initiative, IVI Middle East has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the disease that continues to cause millions of deaths worldwide. The campaign targets key areas as early detection, know-how of family history, adapting a positive lifestyle that includes cutting down on smoking ......read more

    Aster Hospitals Dubai achieves diamond level status from Accreditation Canada

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 03, 2020:    Aster Hospitals Dubai, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, has achieved diamond level accreditation status from Accreditation Canada reaffirming the confidence of residents in the qualitative healthcare services provided by Aster Hospitals. This new accreditation confirms Aster Hospitals’ status as a truly world-class provider of health services and a vital player in the UAE healthcare ecosystem.    The Accreditation Canada diamond level status covered three Aster Hospital units located in Mankhool and Qusais and Aster Day Surgery Center in Mankhool. The Accreditation Canada conducted a rigorous assessment in the three units in December 2019 and validated the quality standards ......read more

    SEHA Showcases Breakthrough Advances in Stem Cell Research and Treatment of Motor and Sensory Spinal Injuries

    The one-hour session is based on a breakthrough study by Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Neurosurgeon Abu Dhabi,01 February 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, welcomed medical experts to a Grand Rounds Event titled ‘Use of Stem Cells in the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury’ with Dr. Mohamad Bydon, M.D., Neurosurgeon and Professor of Neurologie Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and Health Services Research.  The one-hour session was hosted at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, and is based on the recently released study by Mayo Clinic, on a Phase 1 Trial of Autologous Adipose Tissue–Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Paralysis Due to Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. The Grand Rounds event highlighted findings of the report following examination ......read more

    HUR, A Finnish Manufacturer To Showcase Air Resistance Rehabilitation Equipment With Cutting-Edge, Computerized Technology At Arab Health 2020 In Dubai

    HUR’s participation will showcase the importance of rehabilitation in the case of Orthopedic surgery and in terms of helping reduce obesity and manage type 2 diabetes The HUR type 2 diabetes (T2D) concept is designed to be used in strength training as a therapeutic modality in treatment of T2D by using the HUR’s Natural Transmission method 30th January 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – HUR, a Finnish manufacturer of exercise, rehabilitation and wellness equipment is all set to showcase innovative solutions at Arab Health 2020, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region. With this participation HUR aims to contribute and solve the challenges of an ageing society by improving the quality of life for their users, and lowering costs for society as a whole. HUR was founded in ......read more

    Nutrition Conference Brings Together Local and International Experts to Discuss Alternative Front-of-Pack Labelling, Allowing Consumer to Make More Informative Choices

    • Highlighting the importance of nutrition for consumers’ health, local and international nutrition experts discuss how to better ensure transparency in labeling and nutritional information. • The Italian labelling system presented as a model that allows for informed choices by consumers.          Dubai, UAE - 30 January 2020:   In an effort to dispel health and nutrition misconceptions among consumers, European and local health and nutrition experts discussed the importance of informative Front-of-Pack labelling (FoPL) of consumer goods in a conference hosted by the Italian Embassy in the UAE, in collaboration with the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), at the Sofitel Hotel, Downtown Dubai.      Titled ‘Positive ......read more

    Mecomed Calls For Regionwide Overhaul Cf Healthcare Models, To Deliver Better Patient Outcomes

    Executives from MEA MedTech trade association lead discussion at Arab Health 2020 on the future of regional healthcare outcomes, urging adoption of new approaches to ensure a bright new era for patients Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 January, 2020:   Regional MedTech trade association Mecomed led a vital discussion on the future of the MEA healthcare sector at this year’s Arab Health event, urging industry professionals and other healthcare stakeholders to focus on patient-centered care. In a session called “Shaping the MedTech Industry, while keeping the patient first”, Mecomed called for patient welfare to be at the center of all healthcare strategies, and unveiled a three-pronged strategy for doing so. By bringing patient-centered care into regulations, establishing high compliance ......read more

    Take Your Heart Seriously This February With Health Essentials From Aster Pharmacy

    The month of February celebrates Valentine’s Day, and Aster Pharmacy is encouraging everyone to take some time and give their hearts some extra love! A human heart requires nurturing, attention and good care if it is to be healthy and functioning perfectly. With a major shift in lifestyle and daily routines, one tends to overlook the care and attention given to one of the most important organs in the body.    Many health conditions and lifestyle choices contribute to cardiac diseases, which is the No.1 cause of fatalities around the world. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. Unhealthy diets, smoking and leading a sedentary lifestyle, among others, are also key contributors to cardiac diseases.    The good news is that cardiovascular diseases can often be prevented when ......read more

    Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group Launches All Its Services in One Mobile Application

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

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

    Dubai, 28 January 2020:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, recently unveiled the first of its kind project in the UAE for the smart connectivity between the National Ambulance services and hospitals. This was announced during MoHAP’s participation in the Arab Health 2020, which is held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, January 27 – 30. The new project comes as part of MoHAP’s endeavors to explore the healthcare future and achieve the objectives of the year of preparing for the next 50 years. Implemented in partnership with the National Ambulance and the Federal Authority for Identity & Citizenship, the newly developed project showcased the new smart ambulance that will be electronically connected to emergency departments in hospitals, besides another virtual emergency room with an alarm ......read more

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    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

    100 babies born at RAK Hospital in January

    44 Emirati couples and 55 other couples in the UAE were blessed with new-borns at the Hospital  February 9th, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah: Setting a record of a kind, hundred babies were born at RAK Hospital’s Mother and Child Department in just the first month of the year 2019. In all, 44 babies were born to Emirati couples and 56 babies to the other UAE residents with one couple blessed with twins.  Commenting on this milestone, Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO of Arabian Healthcare Group and Executive Director at RAK Hospital said: “We would like to congratulate all the parents ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches its Media Campaign as Part of the “With You” Initiative

    Under the Slogan “Dream Small... It adds up” UAE, February 9th,2019: Under the slogan “Dream Small... It adds up”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention launched its media campaign as part of the “With You” Initiative, which started with the aim of encouraging the Emirati society to exercise by adopting a simple healthy life style. Under the campaign, the world’s shortest marathon “the 1 Kilometer Marathon” was organized at Zabeel Park in Dubai attended by Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy ......read more

    Patented dental solutions, Dental Robotics and Digital Innovations attract visitors to the Italian pavilion at AEEDC

    Dubai, UAE; February 07, 2019: As AEEDC, the region’s premier event for the dental industry concludes today, the Italian pavilion, one of the largest country pavilions at the show, welcomed record number of visitors. Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and The Italian Dental Industries Association (UNIDI) brought together 26 leading Italian companies that displayed a wide range of solutions such as robotics, laser systems, 3D scanners and 3D printers.  Visitors were introduced to the latest medical imaging software and computer guided surgery procedures for the dental and maxillofacial ......read more

    Dubai Household Health Survey launched.

    The survey is a comprehensive assessment of health and healthcare in the Emirate of Dubai  It will help DHA tailor its existing policies to meet the healthcare requirements of Dubai’s population in an evidence- based manner.    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, February 7, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with the Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC) has undertaken a Dubai Household Health Survey (DHHS).    The DHHS survey, which is taking place in the Emirate for the third time, is the most comprehensive health survey in the ......read more

    Making beauty easy

    Dr Maher Al Ahdab shows you 6 easy ways to get and maintain beautiful skin and a healthy appearance.  February 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: In this age of social media, good looks are desired more than ever. And it’s not just the women who are looking to improve their appearance – men are becoming more conscious of their looks as well. As desirable as it is to look good, it is also important that a good appearance should be easy to maintain. Dr Maher Al Ahdab gives his top tips for gaining and maintaining a young and healthy appearance.  1 The foundation for ......read more

    A New Concept in Fitness for Dubai with Launch of Max & Aegle

    Unique and innovative wellness destination in Meydan brings unprecedented offering with principles of Macro Health™ Max & Aegle has been purpose-built to offer dynamic health and fitness solutions for the mind, body and soul Facilities include numerous exercise areas across two floors, dedicated fitness studios, outdoor training arena, Olympic size swimming pool, running track and Yoga lawn.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates (6th February 2019): A new and highly innovative concept in health and fitness has been launched in Dubai, which focuses on the ......read more

    Julphar Publishes Innovative Paper on Scar Management

    Study conducted with The University of Manchester – UK. MEBO Scar found to improve skin hydration, collagen deposition, and elasticity February 6th, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) – Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has had a groundbreaking paper published in “Advances of Wound Care Journal”, the Official Publication of the Wound Healing Society. The paper provides fresh insights into the positive effects of Julphar’s ointment, MEBO Scar, in managing scars. MEBO Scar is one of Julphar’s leading ......read more

    Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 Delivers on Its Social Promise as Dubai Progresses Towards Becoming the Most Active City in the World

    Massive 34% increase in participation volumes to hit a record 1,053,100 with 92% completing a minimum of 30 minutes of daily physical activity Long-term lifestyle changes with DFC positively influencing vital health indicators including frequency of exercise (76%), water consumption (73%) and sleeping patterns (70%) Dubai, United Arab Emirates –4 February 2019:   Impact assessment of the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) emphatically confirms the strong and growing resolution of the city to become the most active city in the world – as both residents and ......read more

    France at MedLab 2019

    February 4 to 7, 2019 at DWTC   11 French companies to be gathered on the French pavilion Major innovations to be exhibited in hematology, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, cytology and pharmacogenetics.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 03, 2019: 11 French companies will be taking part in the region’s largest laboratory trade show, in Dubai, from February 4-7, 2019. Showcased across 180 m², the French in vitro diagnostics industry (IVD) will unveil its latest innovative ideas, which are the strategic pillars of the sector's ......read more

    Julphar Launches Nationwide Healthy Living Initiative

    Campaign aims to promote healthy eating and exercise in UAE ‘Support and information key to cutting rates of obesity and diabetes,’ says General Manager February 3, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) - Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has launched a new campaign to promote healthy eating and exercise in the UAE. The “Julphar Healthy Living” campaign is designed to inspire people to improve their overall wellbeing and will include a series of nationwide activities and competitions. The pharmaceutical major is ......read more

    Apollo Hospitals Group showcases first-of-its-kind Proton Cancer Centre at Arab Health 2019 in Dubai

    Advanced facility offers quality & cost-efficient cancer treatment options to patients worldwide Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 February 2019: Apollo Hospitals Group took part in the recently concluded Arab Health 2019 in Dubai to put the spotlight on the state-of-the-art services of its groundbreaking Proton Cancer Centre, the first of its kind in South East Asia. During this year’s Arab Health, the largest healthcare event in the MENA region, a team of specialists from Apollo Hospitals was on hand to answer queries from both visitors and fellow exhibitors from across the ......read more

    Omar bin Sultan Al Olama Meets CEO, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Meeting attended by MOHAP Undersecretary and Assistant Undersecretaries Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  On the sidelines of the Arab Health 2019 Exhibition and Congress 2019, His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence met Madeline Bell, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The meeting was attended by Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and assistant undersecretaries. The meeting discussed mutual collaboration, nursing staff training, as well as a number of futuristic ......read more

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