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    Hundreds of runners join #DareDiabetes race to spread awareness about diabetes

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 16 November 2019:   In an attempt to raise awareness about diabetes, a common but life threatening lifestyle disease, hundreds of participants, including men and women, took part in a three-kilometer mini-marathon race held at Al Reem Island here on Friday. The #darediabtes race organised by Burjeel Day Surgery Centre in association with Burjeel Medical City and Aldar Group was flagged off by John Sunil, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Burjeel Hospital. The mini-marathon race organized to mark the World Diabetes Day observance also provided complementary health checkups to all the participants. A slew of other physical activities was held as part of the one-day event at Reem Central Park. Dozens of families including their children participated in the beach games, body pump & ......read more

    How to Keep Your Sugar Levels Under Control While Working Out | Fitness First

    Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 14, 2019:    With World Diabetes Day (14th November) taking place tomorrow, there’s no better time to look at how you can manage your sugar levels, especially while working out.     Recent studies have shown that exercise is one of the best ways to help manage type 2 diabetes. Exercise can enable your cells to use insulin better and help keep your blood within a healthy range. However, if you take insulin or other medication for diabetes then a workout can cause your sugar levels to decrease; which is also known as hypoglycemia.    To ensure a safe workout there are a few simple steps you can take to help keep your sugar levels under control. Robert Richards, National Fitness & Wellness Manager at Fitness First explains:    Before working ......read more

    Massive Diabetes Awareness and Management Drive in Ras Al Khaimah to screen thousands

    RAK Hospital’s “Let’s Beat Diabetes” programme to provide free health checks, complimentary Cardiac and Eye Screenings along with free consultations with the specialists Initiative to be kicked-off through a Fun Zumbathon event on 15th November at Marjan Island Focus on screening existing diabetics for cardiac and eye health and identifying undiagnosed diabetic patients One in 2 people suffering from Type 2 diabetes is not aware of his/her condition At least 68 percent of diabetic patients above the age of 65 with diabetes die from some form of heart disease     November 13th 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Initiating a massive diabetes awareness and management drive in Ras Al Khaimah, RAK Hospital launches its “Let’s Beat Diabetes”  campaign on the ......read more

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

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

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Continues to Inspire the City

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

    Dubai Pink Ride Attracts More than 4500 Participants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Super Powers inaugurating The Center of Excellence

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 31, 2019:    American Aesthetic Medical Center, a widely acclaimed name that encompasses most advanced and innovative techniques for both surgical and non-surgical treatments like Plastic Surgery, Hair Transplant, Cosmetic Gynecology, Andrology, and Laser & Skincare, has been declared as the only center of excellence in the region for hydra facial as well as Is clinical.   This auspicious occasion became more interesting with the Super Power Awards ceremony that gave recognition to people and companies across fifteen categories. Director of Programs and Partnerships from Ministry of Tolerance, H.E. Yasser Al Gargawi and Dr Sana Sajan, Director of American Aesthetic Medical Center along with other senior management of the company graced the occasion with their ......read more

    DHA launches Captain Nutrition initiative for school children.

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

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 October 2019:   For the first time ever, Dubai’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Road will turn into a running track on Friday 8 November, 2019. Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2019 is giving the city new reasons to join the fitness movement by inviting residents and visitors to get active with Dubai Run 30x30 on Sheikh Zayed Road. With the aim of fostering a healthy community spirit, the free-to-attend event includes a 5km fun run and a 10km run, with both routes starting and ending at Dubai World Trade Centre. This marks the first time that people have been allowed to run on a section of the 14-lane highway, giving participants a unique, on-foot perspective of iconic sights as they come together to demonstrate their commitment to an active lifestyle and DFC’s vision to make Dubai the most ......read more

    SEHA's discusses the future of healthcare at the 12th World Medical Tourism Congress (WMTC)

    SEHA unveils special focus for medical tourism together with Abu Dhabi Government entities      Abu Dhabi, 26 October 2019:  Dr. Anwar Sallam, Group Chief Medical Officer at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), confirms that SEHA is committed to provid the highest quality care to patients, in line with the globally recognized benchmarks. He highlighted that SEHA is partnering with the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi and other entities in order to strengthen Abu Dhabi's position in the field of medical tourism, as the Emirate continues to attract visitors from all around the world. Dr. Anwar Sallam, Speaking in the 12th World Medical Tourism Congress (WMTC), which was hosted lately in Abu Dhabi. Aligned to the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, SEHA will enhance its health services delivery ......read more

    Rak Hospital to Host Complimentary Obesity Awareness Camp for UAE Residents

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

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

    Dubai, UAE | 24 October 2019:   Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Azad Moopen, has been awarded with a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), UK. The prestigious accolade is presented to a select number of physicians across the world who have displayed a significant contribution to the medical and healthcare profession. For Dr. Moopen, the accolade is in recognition of his valuable contribution and efforts to shape the healthcare service industry in GCC & India and over three decades of commitment towards making quality healthcare affordable and accessible for people across geographies. Founded in 1518 by a Royal Charter from King Henry VIII, the Royal College of Physicians of London is the oldest medical establishment in England. It continues to play a pivotal role ......read more

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

    874 U.A.E National Students are completing their training in "SEHA" Health Care Facilities, including students of health care secondary and universities. Abu Dhabi,21 Oct. 2019:  874 U.A.E National students have completed their training in  Health Care Facilities of Abu Dhabi Health Service Company "SEHA" during this year 2019, from health care student, students who will continue to complete the graduation requirements, secondary schools and universities students who are training during summer vacation.  Emirati students have received their training in SEHA's 13 hospitals and in Ambulatory Health Services in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, by the medical, technical and administrative staff working in SEHA Health Care Facilities, who have great experiences and high international ......read more

    Physicians Stress Importance of ‘Golden Hour' for Stroke Patients

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Highlights Stroke Warning Signs, Risk Factors and Need for Urgent Response       Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. October 21, 2019:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have stressed the importance of the ‘Golden Hour,’ as part of an awareness campaign to help people recognize the symptoms of stroke and act quickly.    When a patient has an ischemic stroke, that is, when a clot blocks blood flow in the brain, they lose an average 1.9 million brain cells each minute that it goes untreated. Providing the patient with rapid treatment helps limit the damage and increases their chances of recovery, which is why emergency physicians refer to the time after a stroke as “the golden hour”.    A 2018 study by Cleveland Clinic in the US ......read more

    In Pictures: Dubai Fitness Challenge Starts Off Strong!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 October 2019:   Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019 kicked off in style on Friday, with the entire city rising to the 30x30 Challenge by participating in exciting fitness and wellness activities and events across Dubai. DFC’s flagship locations, the Kite Beach Fitness Village presented by ENOC in association with Etisalat and Meraas and Festival City Mall Fitness Village presented by DEWA in association with Fitbit and Al-Futtaim, both celebrated the start of the fitness extravaganza with vibrant fireworks last evening, while other locations also saw mass participation from Dubai’s residents across different ages, abilities and levels of fitness. Football legend Clarence Seedorf also attended the inaugural day of DFC, surprising and delighting fans as he showed off his football skills ......read more

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

    Crown Prince of Dubai challenges all residents and visitors to come together for the third edition of the world’s only city-wide fitness movement  DFC is set to host a 30-day fitness extravaganza as the city turns into a gym from 18 October to 16 November – with two action-packed Fitness Villages, 10 Fitness Hubs, 40+ fitness events and 5,000+ fitness and health sessions An event for the people, by the people, DFC makes ‘active living’ accessible to all ages, abilities and fitness levels, facilitated by the city’s partners and fitness industry   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 14, 2019:   His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, urged all of Dubai’s nationals, residents ......read more

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

    • Crown Prince of Dubai challenges all residents and visitors to come together for the third edition of the world’s only city-wide movement – Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC)  • DFC is set to host a 30-day fitness extravaganza as the city turns into a gym from October 18 to November 16 – with two action-packed Fitness Villages, 10 Fitness Hubs, 40+ fitness events and 5,000+ fitness and health sessions • An event for the people, by the people, DFC makes ‘active living’ accessible to all ages, abilities and fitness levels, facilitated by the city’s partners and fitness industry   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 October 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, is challenging ......read more

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

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

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

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

    Ajman Opens the Largest Private Academic Hospital in the Region

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

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

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

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Ethylene oxide sterilization: A tried and tested process and increasingly innovative machines

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 9, 2019 :   Most polymer-based medical devices are not compatible either with the high temperatures required for steam sterilization (121°C / 134°C), which cause them to deform, or with gamma rays, which can cause plastics to stain or become cloudy. Ethylene oxide sterilization, however, is performed at temperatures typically between 40°C and 55°C, and is compatible with all MDs, irrespective of their type and composition. Ethylene oxide is therefore the ideal sterilization method for all MDs, provided that the strict standards ......read more

    Discover Your Light at The LightHouse Arabia

    Explore how to find relief, discover balance and live with vitality in 2019 at an interactive wellbeing event taking place on Friday, 25th January    Dubai, UAE, January 09, 2019:  The New Year is the perfect time to make a commitment to being kinder to ourselves.    We all lead such busy lives, where we can overlook simple things that make us happy and more productive.  If self-care and being more mindful is one of your goals for the New Year, if you are looking to enhance your wellbeing and live with greater vitality, or if you have a specific area ......read more

    DHA aims to meet goals of Fifty-Year-Charter and eight principles.

    DHA to implement mechanisms to accelerate the pace of achieving these objectives. Continuous evaluation to monitor progress Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2019:   Dubai Health Authority(DHA) aims to meet the goals of the Fifty-Year-Charter and eight principles.  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, recently announced eight principles for the future success of the nation. He also published a pledge on Sunday containing nine articles that aim to develop the quality of life and ......read more

    The Truth About Back Pain in Cold weather

    Experts estimate 80% of us will experience back pain at some time in our lives. Dubai, UAE, 7th January, 2019:   Back pain is one of the most common spinal conditions in the UAE and third most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. Severe cases can lead to spinal degenerative disease, also known as degenerative disk disease, or any disease of the spinal column, which can range from Herniated Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerated Disc Disease, and Disc Prolapse.  It might be a sharp stab or a dull ache. At some point, 8 out of 10 of us will have back pain. In ......read more

    Two couples blessed with baby girls on New Year at RAK Hospital

    January 02, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   For Emirati couple Hassan Ali and Safeyya Ali Salem, the year 2019 brought their very own special bundle of joy: a beautiful baby girl, who was born in the wee hours of the New Year, at 3:00 am, at RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah. Weighing around 3.2 kgs, the baby is the first child of the young couple.  Another baby girl, weighing 2.85 kgs was born to Egyptian parents, Hani Ahmed and Safiya Abbas Morsy at the Hospital on New Year.  Congratulating the happy parents on this occasion, Dr Raza Siddiqui, CEO of Arabian Healthcare ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital restores shoulder functions for a biking enthusiast with a minimal invasive procedure

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 December 2018 –   42-year-old John Dingo Demadura Rojas, a resident of Dubai was biking in a mountainous area when he had an accidental fall and injured his left clavicle.  In severe pain John was rushed to another hospital where he was advised to undergo an open surgery to restore the shoulder function. However, he approached Zulekha Hospital Sharjah for a second opinion and was keen on an alternative to the open procedure. The diagnosis revealed a grade 3 (complete) dislocation of the lateral end of the clavicle – left shoulder. ......read more

    Hundreds join the Friends of Arthritis Patients Association in the “One Hour Walk 2” event

    Sharjah - 30 December 2018:  Hundreds of people from all age groups participated in the “One Hour Walk 2” event, which was organized on Saturday by the Friends of Arthritis Patients Association at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah. The event, which was organized in cooperation with the Sharjah Police Headquarters, took place at the Sharjah Police Desert Park. The event included the participation of a large number of students from schools and universities, as well as government and private institutions in Sharjah. The event was also attended by HE Major ......read more

    Profeta - Premium Range of Halal Vitamins and Supplements for Men, Women and Children

    Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health All products are rigorously laboratory tested and undergo a stringent vetting process All of our healthcare supplements are made using premium grade vitamins, minerals and ingredients  We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients in-line with recognised safe upper levels for dietary supplements. Our products conform to international and natioanl standards. Including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These industry ......read more

    The Friends of Arthritis Patients Association organizes the “One Hour Walk 2” event on Saturday

    Sharjah – 27 December 2018:  The Friends of Arthritis Patients Association at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, in cooperation with the Sharjah Police Headquarters, will organize the “One Hour Walk 2” exercise event, which will be held on Saturday at the Sharjah Police Desert Park. The event, which will begin at 4 pm in support of Arthritis patients, is part of the promotional campaign for the association’s 7th Annual Marathon. The marathon, which is organized annually by the association at the end of February, includes thousands of ......read more

    First Whole Genome Sequencing of an Emirati Boy with Autism Conducted in the UAE at MBRU

    MBRU is setting up massive genomic infrastructure to conduct large-scale whole genome sequencing Dubai, December 27, 2018:   A first for the United Arab Emirates, a whole genome-sequencing of an Emirati Boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was conducted at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), as part of a collaborative research with the Autism Program at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital (Al Jalila Children’s), in Dubai Healthcare City. As humans our genome, which is the complete set of genes or genetic material present in ......read more

    Award for innovator of pioneering health and wellness eco-system

    Dr Manoj Menon receives top accolade at Smart Health Dubai Awards for “Spotcheck”, judged by leading lights in global Health Technology Sector    Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  The co-founder of Spotcheck, a technology driven health and wellness services provider, which offers an 8 minutes non-invasive health screening and a digital platform, has been awarded as one of the top 50 leaders in the healthcare sector in the region. Dr Manoj Menon was given the award at the Smart Health Dubai conference, a platform held in Dubai once a year which brings together ......read more

    Julphar set to Bring New Combination Cholesterol Medicine to UAE

    New drugs to be made available locally for first time License and technology transfer agreement completed with Dutch company PharmaMatch BV High cholesterol one of major factors in rise of cardiovascular diseases Cardiovascular disease UAE’s biggest killer December 26, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has completed a deal with leading Dutch company, PharmaMatch BV, to launch a novel combination for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, which is currently unavailable in the UAE ......read more

    Medical Community Programme to showcase advances in Fertility Treatment in Oman

    Dubai, UAE, December 26, 2018:  In an endeavour to support development of Fertility and Reproductive Medicine in Oman, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Muscat– has organised a series of programmes for the medical community, in association with the Oman Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OSOG). The clinical team will participate in a number of workshops starting in December 2018 until February 2019 in four different cities in Oman – Sohar, Salalah, Muscat and Sur. The first session entitled ‘Fertility Assessment in Omani Women’ will be held in Sohar on 20th ......read more

    Julphar Announces Q3 Results

    December 23, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has announced its results for the third quarter of 2018.  The company reported Q3 year-to-date sales of AED 719 million and a net loss of AED 29m. Following the temporary suspension on the export of Julphar’s products to Saudi Arabia, the company’s management has worked extensively with Health Authorities to address their recommendations and implement corrective measures. Jerome Carle, General Manager of Julphar, said: “Q3 ......read more

    6 Strategies for Keeping Stress Low and Productivity High at Year's End

    By Allison Zimmer, Communications Specialist, Commercial Excellence, Xerox   Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  Between holiday stress, distracted or vacationing employees, unusual sales patterns, and managing your year-end budget, the fourth quarter isn’t the easiest time of year for business owners – especially the small business owner. Not only is everyone looking to you for answers, but keeping your business running smoothly while also trying to grow is no easy task.   But keeping stress low and profits high doesn’t have to mean adding items to ......read more

    High-intensity sports and play can cause fractures in children

    Forearm fractures are responsible for up to 50 percent of all fractures in children United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19th December 2018:   In an age that is dominated by screens and video games, parents generally encourage children to play outdoors to build upper body strength, balance and resilience. However, engaging in vigorous physical activities may lead to fall which can break a bone. Broken bones or fractures are common in childhood, with up to 40 percent of girls and as many as 50 percent of boys experiencing a fracture. In the UAE, there are several paediatric fractures ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority launches Year of Zayed Insurance Card project.

    The project is in collaboration with private sector insurers and aims to provide free health insurance cover to more than 100 people with financial constraints.  The insurance will cover a maximum sum of AED 150,000 per person insured.  Authority revisits several DHA initiatives undertaken in 2018 to mark the Year of Zayed.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 19, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the Year of Zayed Insurance Card project. The project is in collaboration with private sector insurers and aims to provide free health ......read more

    Varicocele is the one of the leading medical conditions that causes male infertility

    Varicoceles can be found in 15 percent of the adult male population  Abu Dhabi, UAE,  19 December 2018:   Infertility has traditionally been linked as a woman’s issue. However, failure to conceive can also be due to fertility issues in male partners. Studies suggest that a male related factors accounts for approximately 40percent of all infertility cases. While there are several reasons that can affect a man’s fertility, varicocele is also a very common condition today. Varicocele is an unusual enlargement of the veins that drain the deoxygenated blood ......read more

    New survey shows medical insurance is as important to expats as all other benefits combined.

    Health insurance really matters to expatriate workers in the UAE In the UAE, 45% of expatriate (expat) workers, and a similar number of their dependents, visit doctors, clinics or hospitals at least four times a year. Some 65% of expat workers in the UAE would be prepared to sacrifice 1-5% of their annual salary for better medical coverage. The remaining 35% would be prepared to make a greater sacrifice. The importance of medical insurance to expat employees is roughly the same as the importance of life insurance, education allowance and housing allowance combined. Dubai, 19 ......read more

    Gold's Gym Reef Mall Refurbishment a Standard Bearer for Twenty-first Century Workout

    Dubai, UAE (December 19, 2018):   Gold’s Gym is taking fitness solutions to another level in the UAE with an ambitious refurbishment of its Reef Mall Club in Dubai which will transform the popular gym into a standard bearer for the fitness industry.   Slated for completion by early 2019, the major re-development project will see the gym facility fitted with the latest state-of-the-art equipment. The gym will also house a separate ladies-only facility.   The wide range of amenities on offer will include an indoor running track, a cycling studio, a ......read more

    RAK Hospitality Holding Signs MoU with Beit Al Khair Society

    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, December 18, 2018:   RAK Hospitality Holding (RAKHH), represented by its chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Beit Al Khair Society, represented by HE Abdeen Taher Al Awadhi, General Manager of Beit Al Khair Society. The signing was also attended by Mr. Yannis Anagnostakis, CEO of RAKHH, Mr. Saeed Mubarak Al Mazroui, Deputy General Manager of Beit Al Khair Society, and a group of directors from both parties along with a number of RAK’s community and senior ......read more

    Weight loss and how to maintain it during the festive season

    Ms. May Al Joudeh, Clinical Dietician, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain   Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  1. What are the best recommendations to maintain your ideal weight after losing the extra pounds?   Maintaining an ideal weight is not easy, yet it is not as hard as it seems. It is important to keep an ideal weight because it reflects an overall healthy body and protects you against diseases on the long term. The easiest way to maintain an ideal weight is to balance the calories we consume with our workout. Balancing calories means following a healthy ......read more

    Hospitals and clinics warned to do check-ups on new law as healthcare competition heats up

    Fines and medical license suspensions could put some out of business says law firm Dubai, UAE, 18 December, 2018:   UAE hospitals and clinics have been warned to do a thorough check-up of the new law which protects consumers from healthcare scams before using social media to stand out in the increasingly competitive market. Sunil Thacker, Senior Partner at STA Law Firm, believes some healthcare establishments could be forced out of business through not paying proper attention to the Federal National Council law passed in October. “The healthcare industry has become ......read more

    DHA Director-General inspects progress of expansion projects.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 16, 2018:   Keeping pace with the growing population and the need to enhance specialised care, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has undertaken major expansion plans in areas of need to provide high-quality medical services to the population and visitors.   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA recently inspected the progress of some of the under construction projects at the DHA.    Al Qusais Primary Health Centre:  The new Al Qusais Centre will add to the network of 14 DHA primary ......read more

    Aetna International paper examines the role of behavioural and genetic data in detecting and preventing disease

    40 percent of premature deaths are the result of individual behaviour, with obesity and smoking as the leading causes of death. Genetic predisposition and social circumstances are also important factors. Advances in science and technology can help curb the rate of premature deaths, by predicting and preventing health episodes before they happen. Aetna International explores a holistic approach to individual health, partnering technology with expertise from health care professionals. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 12 December, 2018:  Leading global health and wellness ......read more

    Julphar to Launch Wearable Insulin Delivery Device in GCC

    Exclusive distribution agreement signed with US medical technology company, Valeritas ‘High-tech device will help empower diabetes sufferers to take control of their condition,’ says Julphar GM December 12, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) -   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with medical technology company Valeritas Holdings, Inc. to bring its V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device to the GCC.   The device is an all-in-one, wearable insulin delivery ......read more

    Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner at Atlantis - The Palm

    Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2018:  Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Child Early Intervention Medical Center and Child Learning and Enrichment Medical Center, in collaboration with the Emirates Autism Society presented ‘The Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner’ at Atlantis-The Palm on Thursday 6th December 2018, hosted by international MC Enjy Kiwan.  The Event celebrated the achievements of distinguished individuals on the Autism Spectrum, who are doing their utmost to overcome challenges, and organizations who have left ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority breaks Guinness World Record for most participants in a bicycle relay

    DHA partners include Nature Valley. Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in partnership with Nature Valley broke the existing Guinness World Record for the most participants to take part in a bicycle relay.    Three hundred and seven nationalities took part in the relay, breaking the earlier Guinness World Record of 2016 when 302 participants took part in a bicycle relay in China.  The participants cycled for 100 meters and the event took place ......read more

    Unique art exhibition dedicated to UAE's leaders marks Burjeel Day Surgery Centre's first anniversary

    Abu Dhabi, December 10, 2018:   To mark the achievements and accomplishments in the Year of Zayed, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is organizing a very special art exhibition to celebrate the legacy of the founding father of the Nation by encouraging and promoting young talent. Marking one year of operations, Burjeel Day Surgery Centre is opening its doors to visitors to a unique exhibition, in association with Etihad Modern Art Gallery. Titled ‘The Seeds of Today: A Tribute to the Nation’s Leaders’, the exhibition showcases how locally-based artists can incorporate ......read more

    Medical Experts Suggest an Alarming Rise in Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers in the UAE

    There are an estimated 150 cases of lung cancer per year in the UAE,around 40 – 50 percent of these cases are at an advanced mostly incurable stage Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9 December 2018: Smoking accounts for 80 to 90 percent of the causes of lung cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however lung cancer from new forms of smoking including Midwakh, second hand smoke, lifestyle factors and genetic disorders have recently been observed as a more recognisable risk factors causing the rise of lung cancer in the ......read more

    Health Authorities advocate early screening for prevention of cardiovascular disease.

    Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Cardiac Society and World Heart Federation encourage the community to undergo regular health screening to protect against cardiovascular disease( CVD) Campaign partners displayed a LED video on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to highlight the importance of early screening for prevention of CVD and the link between high cholesterol and CVD. Authorities urge the community to address the connection between high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, high blood pressure and the world’s number 1 killer, heart disease. The ......read more

    No P-ain, No G-ain! Mega Musclemen Return to Dubai

    Multiple Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic Winner Jay Cutler and Kai Greene squeeze in one last workout before this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show Dubai, UAE – 6 December 2018:   Two of the biggest names on the international professional bodybuilder circuit - Jay Cutler and Kai Greene - joined forces for a muscle-fuelled workout overlooking Dubai’s newest entertainment destination, Bluewaters by Meraas, and its iconic landmark, Ain Dubai yesterday. Ahead of their highly-anticipated appearances at this weekend’s Dubai Muscle Show, which runs Friday 7 and ......read more

    National Hospital offering special UAE National Day Health Package for AED 47th

    December 4, 2018;Abu Dhabi, UAE:   National Hospital – Abu Dhabi,along with its sister concern New National Medical Centre – Mussafah, celebrates the 47th UAE National Day by offering a Special Health Check-up Package for AED 47. The health package includes complete blood count, Vitamin D, blood sugar, ESR and specialist consultation. In addition to this, free Dental consultation and 47% discount on ‘Scaling and Polishing’ are provided. Valid from Sunday, 2nd December 2018 until December 31,  this limited time offer is ideal for expatriates with ......read more

    HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance opens In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference in Abu Dhabi today (30th November)

    The conference shed light on varied areas pertaining to reproductive medicine as it explored potential treatment and solutions for Assisted Reproductive Technologies  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 01, 2018: The 4th Annual In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Conference was opened today (November 30th) in Abu Dhabi by HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance. HE Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi, President of the Federal National Council in the UAE also attended the opening session of the conference. Organised by IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, the In-Vitro ......read more

    Eight-hour-long critical surgery saves young man from permanent hand weakness

    RAK Hospital’s surgical team conducts successful surgery on the patient to relieve him of severe neck pain, numbness in his upper limbs and dependency on medicine November 28th, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   In an eight-hour long surgery RAK Hospital’s surgical team relieved a hypertensive young man from several years of excruciating neck pain while saving him from permanent hand weakness.  Ram Lal Gupta, a 34-year-old Indian expat was suffering from cervical spondylosis – neck arthritis that affects the joints and discs in cervical spine – with disc ......read more

    Lung Cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon with increasing incidence

    Dubai, UAE - 27 November 2018: Takeda team in Lebanon gathered insights from oncologists and pathologists who practice in different health care settings to understand how Takeda can support lung cancer patients. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Lebanon and its incidence is increasing. The National Cancer Registry data show that 1212 cases were diagnosed with lung cancer in Lebanon in 2015, while it was 993 cases in 2012 and 881 cases in 2009. While we don’t have accurate cancer mortality data from Lebanon, data from most countries indicate that lung ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs several MoU's under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 November 2018:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed MoU’s with four international firms under the fifth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators programme. The aim of the MoU is to work together and introduce cutting-edge technologies in the healthcare landscape of the emirate.  The initiatives will help enhance the overall health sector and provide patients with the very best standards of care using latest technologies. As part of the fifth cycle, the companies will work with DHA for nine weeks. They will present proofs of concepts and ......read more

    PPP model to transform cardiac healthcare landscape in Dubai.

    DHA has opened the tendering process for its new facility to be built in the Rashid Medical Complex   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 25, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun the tendering process for the establishment of a state-of-the-art cardiac centre.   The centre will follow the public-private partnership (PPP) model for building the centre.  DHA will hold a bidder day on November 29 from 10am-12pm at the Conrad Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.    DHA has appointed a team of advisors, led by PricewaterhouseCoopers and supported by Mott ......read more

    UAE company launches 8-minute preventive health screening and wellness platform during men's health awareness month

    Coinciding with Men’s Health Awareness Month, a UAE company, SPOTCHECK, launches a health & wellness eco-system that combines an 8-minute non-invasive health screening focusing on lifestyle diseases and a tailored wellness program through their web and mobile application.  In the initial research 1,744 men participated between the age group of 18 and 71. The assessment focused on 30 health parameters. Results showed that out of 1,744 assessed, 24% were placed in the “careful or borderline” zone and 6% placed in the “warning” ......read more

    Club Vista Mare rounds off Dubai Fitness Challenge with biggest edition yet of Core Beats

    Beachfront destination teams up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for power-packed, rock music-themed workouts  Dubai, 20 November 2018:   Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeriah is teaming up with Fitness First and Yoga La Vie for the biggest edition yet of Core Beats, the free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert.  Taking place on Saturday, 24 November – the last day of the 2018 Dubai Fitness Challenge, the sixth edition of the concert will feature power-packed, rock-themed workouts on the beach, with an expected 300 people taking part.   With ......read more

    Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar conducts several happiness events across UAE

    Humanitarian leader spreads message of peace on the occasion of World Tolerance Day On a 4-day visit to the UAE, Gurudev inspires thousands to take up meditation to find inner strength and fulfilment Gurudev visited the country on the invitation of the Fujairah government November 19th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Meditation is the technology to expand the mind and the key to spread positivity and happiness among people. This was the crux of humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s message to the people of UAE on his 4-day visit to the country. ......read more

    UAE's VPS Healthcare expands to Sudan offering tertiary and quaternary care

    Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2018:  VPS Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service providers in the Middle East, has announced its foray into Sudan by offering coverage of tertiary and quaternary care to patients of Sudan in partnership with the country’s two major insurance providers.  Global patient care division of VPS Healthcare Group undertook the initiative. Senior officials of the Group led by Mr. Savnivise Gopinath, Director – VPS Healthcare, Dubai & India, signed agreements with the insurance companies in Sudan.  VPS Healthcare owns ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility to host the region's largest, most prestigious conference for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in the UAE

    The conference will bring international experts to the region who will give insights on breakthroughs in fertility treatments  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018: The incidence of infertility is on the rise in the UAE. Research indicates that the causes can be attributed to both female and male conditions. Hence, there is a growing demand for infertility treatments. With the entry of IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, couples have access to advanced, global quality IVF treatments, right here in the region.  As a leading provider of IVF services, IVI Middle East ......read more

    Pure Health celebrates a successful year of partnership with the UAE health ministry

    DUBAI – November 15, 2018:   Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, celebrated a successful year of partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in providing leadership and innovations in the laboratory diagnostics sector.  In 2017, Pure Health took over operations of medical diagnostic laboratories under the Ministry of Health and Prevention, starting with 11 and expanding to over 82 laboratory facilities across all the United Arab Emirates. The laboratories were renovated and updated with state-of-the-art ......read more

    Smart technology and research to tackle diabetes.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2018:   On World Diabetes Day, which takes place on November 14 every year, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed to use of incorporating technology to provide holistic care to those with the disease. DHA is working with several international firms at the Dubai Future Accelerator’s initiative to evaluate and incorporate new technology to treat and manage the disease.   Senior DHA officials including Dr Younis Kazim, CEO of Dubai Healthcare Corporation (DHC) and Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of the Specialised Healthcare ......read more

    RAK Fun Zumbathon to mark World Diabetes Day

    The event, hosted by RAK Hospital will be held on 15th November 2018, 7pm – 9pm in Marjan Island In the UAE one in five people are diabetic while another one in five are pre-diabetic November 13th, 2018; RAK Al Khaimah, UAE: In their effort to create awareness about preventing and managing Diabetes with regular physical activity and to commemorate World Diabetes Day, RAK Hospital is organizing a fun Zumbathon on 15th November 2018. The fun event will transform Marjan Island stage into a red-hot, exhilarating dance fitness explosion from 7 pm – 9 pm on that day. Hundreds ......read more

    IAHV Rehabilitation and training program provide trauma relief to 14,000 refugees

    Emirati Woman spreading peace and happiness amongst war victims and refugees of the region November 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Over 14,000 war refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon have found new lease to happiness and hope through recently-concluded training programs conducting by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and its sister organization The Art of Living. The Project which started in 2016 aims to reach out to another 4000 vulnerable, at-risk and high potential Iraqi and Syrian refugees by mid of next year, accomplishing the task of providing relief to a ......read more

    Roda Hotels and Resorts named front-runner and pioneer of the regions hospitality market and awarded two GCC Best Employer Awards through thriving properties Roda Al Bustan and Rod

    Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:    Established in 2014, Roda Hotels and Resorts continues to flourish in the ever developing UAE hospitality industry. From the seven properties within its portfolio, two have been awarded at this years GCC Best Employer of the year awards, Roda Al Bustan for ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ and Roda Amwaj Suites for ‘GCC’s Best Employer’.  Puneet Baijal, General Manager of Roda Al Bustan, a 5-star hotel neighbouring Dubai International Airport, was awarded the ‘GCC’s Best ......read more

    Superhero Color Runners Prove We Are All Unstoppable!

    The Color Run presented by Daman, marks its sixth year with the most colorful yet! Dubai, UAE, 10th November 2018:   A colorful community of ‘superheroes’ turned out in force today at the sixth edition of The Color Run presented by Daman in the UAE. Proving that fun and fitness is very much at the forefront of residents’ minds in the UAE, the Happiest 5k on the Planet was enjoyed once again by thousands of Color Runners.  This year’s Color Run Hero Tour saw families, children, fit-squads and work besties – from babies to grandparents, teens ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to transform healthcare with innovative technology.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is working with private companies from across the world to implement cutting-edge technologies to provide patients with the very best standards of care.  The initiative is part of the Dubai Future Foundation’s Dubai Accelerators programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA met with the four companies that are part of the DHA’s fifth Dubai Future Accelerators cycle. The DHA is working with these companies to brainstorm and discuss ways to implement these solutions in ......read more

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