United Arab Emirates. 13 August 2020: Breastfeeding is the gold standard of infant nutrition and has lasting health benefits for the baby and the mother. Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi strongly supports the World Breastfeeding Week, to raise awareness about breastfeeding and improve the health of infants all over the world under the theme “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet."
Burjeel Hospital is pleased to join more than 120 countries around the world to spread a vital message about the benefits of breastfeeding. According to Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdelaal, Consultant – Pediatrics at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi Breastfeeding is undoubtedly the best nutrition mothers can give to their baby rather than putting expressed milk in a bottle. It also has added benefits for a ......read more
• Al Zahra Hospital Dubai adopts Artificially Intelligence powered platforms to elevate patient driven communication and access to care
• Patients can now book instantly through WhatsApp Business, Facebook and the Website with an Artificially Intelligent Virtual Assistant
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12 August 2020 – Al Zahra Hospital Dubai announced the AI powering of all communication and appointment booking platforms, to ease access to care and communication with their patients. This innovative shift has resulted from the company’s mission to always deliver patient centric services, focusing on technological advancements.
Artificial Intelligence has been at the forefront of most Information Technology advancements bringing with it immense advantages for both companies and ......read more
OpenFlex™, the industry’s only open composable infrastructure solution, helps scientists capture, share and analyze patient data from multiple clinical imaging tools, across different labs utilizing the agility, performance and scale of an NVMe over Fabrics™ architecture
Middle East, August 11, 2020 — Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (ICM Brain and Spine Institute), an international brain and spinal cord research center, selected Western Digital to update its storage infrastructure with the extremely fast, efficient and flexible OpenFlex™ open composable platform. Leveraging NVMe over Fabrics™ (NVMe-oF™), ICM has more extensive access to shared storage, which can be easily allocated to meet any ......read more
Abu Dhabi, August 11, 2020 : Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a SEHA Health System Facility, has announced the launch of Laser-based DPI testing for people wanting to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate at selected drive-through screening centers.
During the first phase, the service will be provided at the drive-through screening centers in Zayed Sports City and Corniche in Abu Dhabi, Al Hili in Al Ain, and at the National Screening Centers in Mina Rashed, Al Khawaneej, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
Anyone wanting to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate can book an appointment for laser-based DPI testing through the SEHA app and pay 50 Dhs. When visiting the center, a small blood sample will be taken and then tested using the laser-based DPI with results appearing in minutes. If the test result shows that a nose swab is required, it will be ......read more
- Industry specialists highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on MRO during webinar
- The event revealed a need for industry leaders to create more efficient, digitally-led and prioritised workflows to ensure a speedier recovery for the sector
- Webinar hosted by organisers of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020
11 August, 2020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Experts from commercial aviation and defence industries highlighted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector. During a webinar - hosted by organisers of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020 – the aviation specialists revealed key elements needed for the recovery of the MRO sector both within the Middle East and ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 10 August 2020: The new Center at Gulf Medical University for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Pharmacy at Thumbay University Hospital is reforming Pharmacy Education and Practice in the region. College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University is the first to start a drug information center by an Academic Institution in the UAE. It is a center of excellence with collaborations with Washington State University and the Medical University of South Carolina in the USA. The roles of the center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice includes providing drug information support in direct patient care and in establishing an evidence-based practice with a scientific mix of evidence, local expertise, and patient values. The center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice is responsible to provide best ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 09, 2020:
1. Don’t do it alone… Find your support team.
Success in changing habits and behaviours needs support from people around you.Share your achievements with your friends and family, they will help you to reach your goals if you talk to them and involve them in your journey.
2. Be clear with your objectives and set short term and long-term goals. Mapping out exactly what you want to achieve and why helps you tostay focused. Set realistic goals and small steps to reach it and don’t forget to celebrate each success.For most people, reaching a goal is addictive as it provides you with an immense sense of achievement.
2. Change your habits
Habit forming occurs when you repeat an action consistently over time. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 08, 2020: “It is very sad and most unfortunate that many lives were lost, and much more are injured in the Dubai - Calicut Air India accident. May God bless those who lost their lives and save the critically ill patients admitted in various hospitals in Calicut and Malappuram districts. My heartfelt condolence to the families who lost their relatives in the accident and our prayers to the relatives of those who are in hospital in critical condition. Aster is committed to provide free treatment to all deserving patients. As expected, many passengers had lost their jobs and others are facing huge challenges due to Covid-19 and were traveling themselves or sending their families back
The Airport staff, locals, Fire Force and Police did an excellent job in reducing ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 06, 2020: With patient-centricity at the core of SEHA’s commitment, the UAE’s leading healthcare network has increased its operational hours to serve the community more effectively
Patients will have access to select specialties in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and Tawam Hospital from 8:30am to 08:30pm, with select clinics also working on Saturdays, effective August 9
SEHA strives to meet increased demand for medical services as people resume reprioritizing their healthcare needs
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020: International travel is an undeniable part of our lives. Whether it was work-related or leisurely time-off, it growingly became a familiar and frequent experience. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this billion-dollar industry to an unprecedented halt. The world shifted from flying among the clouds to surviving on the cloud! This set the stage for changes unlike any ever known. With over 90% of the world waiting to travel again, there is a considerable amount of onus on the industry to adopt to the new normal.
There’s a silver lining, though. In March, the World Travel and Tourism Council forecast that international travel could fall by up to 25% this year. But some regions – particularly the Middle East – are forecast to recover more rapidly, ......read more
• RAK Hospital is first hospital in the UAE to offer such a CSR initiative
• First-of-its-kind initiative by a UAE-based multispecialty hospital
• Unique initiative open to any UAE resident recovered from COVID-19
• Customised programme syncs with UAE’s efforts to mitigate COVID-19 effects
• WHO endorses rehabilitation for ex-COVID-19 patients
August 3, 2020;Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: RAK Hospital, the multispecialty hospital located in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, has launched the first-of-its-kind free of cost COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme in the UAE.
The exclusive wellness programme - conceptualised, developed and now offered by RAK Hospital- encompasses physical, cognitive, dietary and psychological support, and is aimed at UAE ......read more
SEHA announces Eid Al Adha holiday and Arafat Day working hours for all its facilities.
Emergency Departments will operate 24/7
Abu Dhab, August 02, 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announces the operating hours of its facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday from 9th to 12th Dhu Al Hijjah 1440, corresponding July 30 until August 2, 2020.
SEHA extends its sincere greetings on the advent of Eid Al- Adha to UAE leadership, Government, and people asking God Almighty to grant citizens and residents health and wellness.
ational Screening Centers:
SEHA announces the National Screening Centers for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will operate with regular working hours on Thursday, July 30, 2020 and from 10:00 am until 06:00 pm during Eid Al- Adha holiday starting from Friday, July 31, 2020 until Sunday, ......read more
• While providing a new lease of life to 4 patients and their families, the procedure also provides a solution to a critical problem of shortage of compatible kidneys that can be used for patients suffering from kidney failures in India.
• According to recent reports, India’s annual requirement for kidney transplant could range between 1-2 lakh, with a mere 5000 occurring in reality. As per Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS) there are 1780 patients waiting for a kidney transplant in the State.
Dubai, UAE 29 July 2020: In a novel procedure that connected 4 patients requiring kidney transplant with four kind donors, through cross-matching as per compatibility, helped save 4 lives at Aster MIMS Hospital- Calicut, the second time that such a complex procedure has been performed at a single ......read more
Dubai, 29 June 2020: As the global economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is advising MENA based investors to be optimistic, but also cautious, in the second half of the year.
Investment experts at Aberdeen Standard Investments, who have been supporting their clients through the COVID pandemic, say the most common question is - what is their latest economic thinking and outlook for the recovery and what is their outlook for the major asset classes?
Investors also want expert opinion on what permanent changes they can expect to come about post Covid-19 and what impact will these have on countries, sectors and industries.
Working with a global research team Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI) has provided some ......read more
Group net revenues record 2.6% y-on-y growth
• Agthia continues to sustain market leadership across core categories
• Flour business outperforms on higher domestic volume, export sales and wheat trading
• Positive top-line momentum in food segment, 5-gallon HOD business and Kuwait operations
Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 29, 2020 - Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, today announced H1 2020 financial results for the period ending 30 June 2020. The Group posted AED 42 million in net profit, as well as net revenues of AED 1.09 billion.
Reinforced by the Group’s resilience and agility navigating challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the new technological innovations launched to serve the community, the ......read more
Sharjah, July 29, 2020: The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah recently discussed the salt reduction strategic plan, which is intended to be launched and carried out in many bakeries in the emirate in order to reduce of salt percentage in bakery products according to the UAE’s approved health specifications.
The initiative is being held in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, University of Sharjah, and Sharjah Municipality.
This came during the virtual workshop organized by the HPD with the participation of representatives of the National Nutrition Committee and the strategic partners, and a number of bakery owners in Sharjah.
Moderated by Latifa Rashid, Head of the Nutrition Department, MOHAP, the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020: Diabetes is no longer a disease of predominantly rich nations. It is one of the serious and most rapidly growing diseases. The prevalence of diabetes is steadily increasing everywhere, most markedly in the world’s middle-income countries. The Sultanate of Oman has also been witnessing a rise in diabetes over the past decade, across a wide age group among men and women.
People who are overweight or obese, are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if they have excess weight around the abdomen. Overweight and obesity, together with physical inactivity, are estimated to cause a large proportion of the global diabetes burden
(1). As a matter of fact, the prevalence rates of overweight and obesity in the Sultanate is about 60% of total adults as of ......read more
Public and private sectors partner to guarantee safety in UAE capital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020: In line with the Go Safe Certification Programme spearheaded by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and endorsed by the government of Abu Dhabi, regular COVID-19 testing for all tourism sector staff has been made mandatory. The effort is part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s extensive and ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of its residents and visitors and follows the recent launch of the ‘Rediscover Abu Dhabi’ campaign aimed at engaging with the myriad staycation and touristic offers made available to visitors within the UAE capital.
Abu Dhabi has received international praise for its highly successful efforts in containing the spread of COVID-19, and the ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE 28 July 2020: Aster Volunteers in partnership with Aster Hospitals, Aster Clinic, Indian Association – Ras Al Khaimah and the Ministry of Health – Ras Al Khaimah has conducted a 2-day free medical camp and blood donation drive that has benefitted more than 800 people.
With loss of employment and residents being unable to return to their home countries due to travel restrictions in different countries, many people have not been able to afford regular health checkups and visits to medical facilities. The medical camp, conducted by Aster Volunteers, the Global CSR initiative of Aster DM Healthcare, at the Indian School in Nakheel, Ras Al Khaimah, aimed at providing an opportunity for people to come and get their ailments checked free of cost. The school, located at the heart of the city, allowed ......read more
• Al Zahra Hospital Dubai is the only Hospital in Dubai to have a Hyperbaric Oxygenation Chamber
Dubai, 27 July 2020 – Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has completed over 4,000 sessions of Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatments in 3 years, making it the only private hospital in the UAE to achieve this number.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy also known as HBOT, which is the use of 100% oxygen under high pressure, has been gaining abundant popularity in recent years (FDA approved since seventies) for its many health benefits. It involves delivering oxygen to the body (15 times the normal amount) while the patient is placed in a positive pressure chamber. The treatment is proven to speed up the body’s healing process and is used for many medical conditions such as Diabetic wounds, Sudden hearing ......read more
• Businesses investing in CSR were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by Covid-19.
• 62% of companies reported a highly mature approach to employee involvement, while 70% of respondents prioritised health and safety.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2020: Businesses in Dubai investing in corporate social responsibility were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business.
The survey, conducted in May and June 2020, revealed that the Dubai businesses community quickly responded during the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak by safeguarding employee health, safety and wellbeing and putting ......read more
• A first of its kind initiative in UAE, through the support group Aster Hospitals aim to address not only the medical treatment needs of COVID – 19 patients but also support their mental, emotional and physical well-being.
• Rehabilitation for COVID – 19 recovered patients due to long periods of isolation, mental trauma especially for those who required intensive or critical care, has been globally recognized as an emerging need
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 July, 2020: The rising number of patient cases globally, supported by significant number of recoveries has brought to front the rehabilitation needs of COVID-19 recovered patients, who may have become deconditioned due to long-periods of isolation, mental-trauma caused ......read more
Sharjah, July 25, 2020: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has underlined the importance of the constructive cooperation with the diplomatic missions and their commercial attaches in the UAE to develop joint action plans and step up efforts of strengthening economic and investment cooperation between the UAE in general and the Emirate of Sharjah in particular and the private sector in these countries.
This was stated during a recent virtual meeting between His Excellency Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, SCCI, and His Excellency Emmanuel Hategeka, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the UAE, in the presence of Fatima Khalifa Al Mokarrab, Director of International Relations Department, SCCI.
The meeting touched on means of enhancing the economic relations between the business sector in the two countries ......read more
The exclusive interview with Ashish Koshy is now available to watch on Euronews’ Inspire Middle East channel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd July 2020: Europe’s number one leading news channel, Euronews, sat down with Ashish Koshy, the CEO of Group 42, an Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence and cloud computing company that is currently involved in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The interview comes as health authorities of Abu Dhabi and Beijing announce the start of the world’s first phase three clinical trial of a vaccine to treat the novel coronavirus.
Ashish Koshy commented on the high expectations of his company’s work: “It's a global effort together against this global pandemic. Every country needs to play its part in participating and not in a race, but in a ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2020: Whilst sun exposure is an excellent source of vitamin D, not taking the necessary protective measures during the summer can have damaging effects on the eyes. Spending a lot of time under direct sun light and heat may accelerate the aging process of the eyes and lead to conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
With temperatures reaching as high as 48°C in the UAE, our eyes are at risk of developing corneal burns, also known as photokeratitis. Therefore, it is extremely important to take the necessary precautions while enjoying summer activities in the sun.
Dr. Avi Gurbaxani, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Retina & Uveitis Specialist, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai shares six effective tips to protect your eyes in the ......read more
- Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide - when caught in its early stages, before metastasis (which is the growth of a secondary tumor separate to the primary site of cancer), it is known that cancer survival rates are higher
- NYUAD researchers have developed a new fluid analyzing platform that allows for the isolation of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), which are formed during metastasis
- The new technology, featured in the Nature journal Microsystems and Nanoengineering, enables the effective isolation of CTCs from prostate cancer patients’ ......read more
“Through a Rational and realistic approach, we support the government & fall in line with the government strategy to defeat the global pandemic,” says Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President.
22nd March, 2020 - Ajman: The Medical Education, Healthcare & Research activities of Thumbay Group have implemented several steps throughout their entities across the various Emirates, aimed at supporting UAE Government’s initiatives in fighting the Coronavirus crisis. The strategy combines technology utilization, safety precautions, awareness ......read more
The latest on COVID-19, including some encouraging news for parents.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2020: I understand the concern about the coronavirus most of us have right now. After all, it’s dominating the headlines and probably your work and home conversation.
But as a pediatrician, let’s talk first about what’s most important to me and you: our kids.
Fortunately, we have not seen any cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at Cook Children's. The other good news is based on confirmed cases of ......read more
• A range of measure has been put into place by AFZ, including building sanitization programme, and testing of remote working systems
• Social distancing efforts assisted with digital platform offering over 150 services to customers and investors
Ajman, United Arab Emirates (March 18, 2020): As part of its efforts to enhance health and safety, Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) has launched a set of precautionary measures to tackle the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).
These measures include disseminating factual information regarding Covid-19 to ......read more
University’s Transplant Program has registered 11 successful organ operations on 4 children and 7 adults
Officials and parents urged people to register for donation through the Hayat initiative
Dubai, March 18, 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) is committed to improving health in the UAE and beyond; to date MBRU has successfully completed 11 organ transplants, in collaboration with Mediclinic City Hospital and Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital (AJCH), who all work hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health and ......read more
Jana and her mother with treating surgeon Dr. Yasser Menaissy
Sharjah, UAE, 17 March 2020: Five year old Jana Akawi, was brought to Zulekha Hospital Sharjah with complaints of recurrent chest infections increasing up to 6-7 times a year. Following an echocardiogram, she was found to have a large Atrial Septal Defect with moderately severe pulmonary hypertension which demanded immediate surgical closure to prevent further progression which could have been life-threatening.
An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 17, 2020: Spread of disease is a global problem that threatens our health, so it is important to have good hygiene and maximum precautions for cleaning and disinfection to product the whole family from germs found at home.
Sanytol, available at Glambeaute.com, is committed to helping you keep your homes healthy with effective products for disinfecting and refreshing environments. The range includes simple and effective products that help thousands of homes combat germs, mold and bacteria, caring for your family.
The ......read more
Initiative aimed at ensuring business continuity & enhancing safety of employees & customers
March 16th, 2020 - Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai announced the launch of a remote work policy that allows its employees to perform their official tasks from their residences and ensure the continuity of operations, in view of the ongoing circumstances. The initiative was launched in response to the government's directives to ensure the health and safety of employees, their families, and customers, and to incorporate the best international standards and practices in work ......read more
Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide, with approximately 1·8 million new cases in 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 16th March 2020: Non communicable diseases are having a huge impact on the health and economy of the world. Cancers are rising in incidence and prevalence. Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide, with approximately 1·8 million new cases in 2018. Department of Health, Abu Dhabi( DOH) reports that CRC is the second most common cancer and the second highest cause of cancer deaths in the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2020: Cerebral palsy is a disorder that causes problems with movement and balance. It is a condition that babies are born with or that develops very early in life, though some children with cerebral palsy may not have noticeable symptoms until they are toddlers. Babies with cerebral palsy are often slow to roll over, sit, crawl, or walk.
Dr. Hussein Nasser Matlik, Consultant - Pediatric Neurology and Head of Department at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi : “These conditions are due to abnormalities of the developing fetal or ......read more
**The Al Wasl-based Dermalase Clinic, to be handled by leading beauty and wellness specialists, is part of the expansion plan of the Group that has presence in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Kuwait**
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 15, March 2020: Avivo Group, one of the fastest-growing healthcare service providers in the GCC, has opened an exclusive beauty-enhancement and wellness clinic in Dubai’s Box Park as Aesthetic services top the list of medical tourism in the emirate.
While inaugurating the Dermalase Clinic in Al Wasl, Dubai Health Authority’s ......read more
Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 14, 2020: Ajman Free Zone signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi German Hospital Ajman with the aim of providing health services to customers, investors, and employees.
This step came as part of Ajman Free Zone's efforts to provide services of various levels to customers and investors, to enable them to run their business easily and conveniently. The region not only provided services to facilitate the establishment of businesses, but also extended beyond that with the provision of various services to meet the interests of ......read more
Dubai, UAE 12th March 2020: A hospital often witnesses frantic relatives rushing into an emergency room, holding their unresponsive patient. With shallow breathing, dangerously low blood pressure and oxygen levels, and a high fever, most individuals are of the opinion that the heart of the patient is in jeopardy of stopping if left untreated any longer.
Life and death situations like this are a common occurrence in an Emergency Room. And this specialty plays a vital role in the healthcare system.
“Emergency medicine is an extremely important segment of the healthcare ......read more
Global mental health consultant maintains bioenergetic science to further improve health treatment outcomes in Arab region
Dubai, UAE, 11 March 2020: Renowned motivational speaker and mental health consultant Dr. Ahmed Emara was honoured in Dubai recently by H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), at the 8th Women’s Health Congress in recognition of his groundbreaking contributions to physical wellness and healing in the emirate.
Dr. Emara was one of the distinguished lecturers at the Congress ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, 10 March 2020: In pursuance of customer happiness, community safety, and overall visitor hygiene, Sahara Centre, a leading retail, dining, entertainment, and leisure destination, is proud to pioneer the installation of handrail UV sterilizers on its escalators’ handrails. The sterilizers wipe out 99.99 per cent of germs on handrails through a process known as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI).
This comes as part of Sahara Centre’s care for the well-being of its visitors, especially children, by consistently introducing initiatives ......read more
March 10, 2019, Dubai, UAE – Vision is often considered to be the most valuable of the senses. The eyes perform the vital function of sight by a complicated physical and chemical process which is prone to disease especially with advancing age. Due to modern medicine and advances in lifestyle, we are all living longer, and age is a key factor in decreased eye function.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss in people aged 60 and older. AMD affects the macula, a small, yet extremely important area in the retina responsible for ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 10, 2020: While health authorities across the world are asking travelers to postpone their travel plans unless necessary, it is important for those who travel to know the checks and measures in place as well as their responsibility, especially if they have recently traveled to places of widespread coronavirus transmission.
On Thursday, 5 March, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention asked all citizens and residents to avoid travelling due to COVID-19. The Ministry highlighted that if travel is necessary, preventive measures will be taken upon ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2020: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received today a high-level delegation from the British Embassy.
The delegation was led by HE Andrew Jackson, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates.
Al Qutami discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the medical field. He highlighted the long-standing relationship between the two countries and the potential to build on collaboration opportunities.
The two sides discussed ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 08, 2020: Recent advances in maternal and Fetal medicine have undoubtedly taken many pregnancies to term and improved the well-being of preterm babies as well as twin/triplet pregnancies. In wake of the same, IVI Middle East Abu Dhabi started its IVI Fetal Medical Centre to enhance fetal care in the UAE and the region. IVI Fetal emphasises that fetal medicine is way different from the typical gynaecological care during pregnancy.
According to Dr. Desislava, Lead, Fetal Medicine, IVI Fetal Clinic, which is a part of the IVI Fertility ......read more
Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 07, 2020: Ajman Free Zone signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Preventive Medicine Ajman, part of Ajman Medical Zone, with the aim of providing distinctive and exceptional services to investors, companies’ employees and workers, in the Free Zone.
The two parties have agreed to exchange data and information that contributes to a smooth and rapid completion of transactions, as well as enhance cooperation in the field of new technologies and procedures to better serve AFZ's customers. The agreement also ......read more
Spring Clean your Health
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2020: According to the IDF (International Diabetes Federation), 32 per cent of the adult population (age 20-79) in the UAE, including both UAE nationals and expatriates, will be living with diabetes or prediabetes over the next decade. Type 2 Diabetes is an illness that can be managed but also affects your blood pressure, cholesterol and heart.
The CDC (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that eliminating three risk factors – poor diet, inactivity and smoking – would prevent: ......read more
• Admin and HR professionals most likely to be asked to work remotely
• Firms in hospitality, aviation and logistics planning redundancies and unpaid leaves
Dubai, UAE, 4 March 2020 – With the Coronavirus outbreak spreading across the world, one-third of Gulf-based employers are planning to have staff work from home, according to a survey conducted by Middle East employment portal, GulfTalent.
The survey received responses from 1,600 company executives, managers and human resource professionals across the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council ......read more
Patients suffering from complicated liver problems get a new lease of life with liver transplants
Middle East, 4th March 2020: Liver is a unique organ and so is liver failure. Failure of organs like kidney, heart, pancreas, small intestine can be managed medically or bridged for some time (i.e., Dialysis for kidney, Ventricular assist devices for heart, insulin for pancreas, parenteral nutrition for small bowel). However, till date, medical science has not been able to give us an artificial way of substituting functions of the liver. The only way to save the life of patients with liver ......read more
[Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2020]: RIZEK, the UAE’s upcoming online marketplace that connects freelance service professionals with end customers, has partnered with NMC Healthcare in a first-of-its-kind-deal, to facilitate on-demand medical service in the UAE — becoming the UAE’s first online marketplace to offer such a service.
From intravenous therapy to intramuscular injections, nursing and physiotherapy, the requested services will be provided by experienced doctors, nurses, and physiotherapists from NMC hospitals and its ProVita and CosmeSurge arms.
Through this ......read more
They discuss when to visit a healthcare centre, how testing works and how to protect yourself from the coronavirus.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 4, 2020: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) health professionals provide answers to some of the most pressing questions with regard to COVID-19.
Dr Abdulla Al Rasasi, Head of Preventive Medicine Section in Public Health Protection Department at the DHA says, “My advice to community members would be to avoid getting into a panic mode. All the relevant authorities including health authorities in the UAE are working together ......read more
RAK Hospital aims to dispel panic among residents and educates them on the dos and don’ts of Covid-19
Distributes wet tissues and hand sanitisers among officegoers and mall workers in the bid to promote the practice of keeping hands clean
March 03, 2020 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In order to educate corporate employees on Coronavirus and to dispel the panic ensuing in the wake of the cases discovered in the UAE, RAK Hospital is currently running an emirate-wide campaign on creating awareness on the disease. The hospital is the first healthcare ......read more
Sharjah, March 3, 2020: The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs has launched on Monday the 14th edition of the Breastfeeding Guides Program, with the participation of 20 trainees from working mothers, housewives and women interested in breastfeeding affairs from various nationalities.
The 12-day event is provided in both Arabic and English and it aims to get the trainees acquainted with the benefits and importance of breastfeeding, understand the needs of the newborn, and highlight the components of breast ......read more
Dubai, United Health Authority, March 1, 2020: Facemasks are recommended for people who are sick with a flu to prevent infecting others but it is not a precaution to protect yourself against COVID-19, says a top health official.
Dr. Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section in the DHA’s Public Health Protection Department says, “The general public do not need to wear face masks, medical professionals most certainly need to and they have special face masks. In fact, if the public wear facemasks, they run the risk of infecting themselves with a flu because ......read more
RAK Hospital’s Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Center will be open to complimentary visits from 1st to 5th March 2020, 2pm to 4pm
The hospital’s physiotherapist, podiatrist and dietician will guide visitors to better foot health
Diabetic Foot and lower limb complications impact around 40 to 60 million people globally; certain foods also encourage inflammation in our feet
February 26th, 2020 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In order to educate UAE residents on ailments and conditions related to foot health, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah is offering a five-day ......read more
• Kriwet, currently a member of the Executive Committee and Chief Business Leader of Connected Care at Royal Philips, will move to Europe’s leading home appliance manufacturer as CEO on July 1, 2020
• The 48-year-old, with a PhD in business administration, succeeds Uwe Raschke, who, alongside his duties on the Robert Bosch Board of Management, has led BSH since July 2019
“I am personally committed to improving the quality of life for people worldwide. Modern home appliances, in combination with digital technologies, can make a significant ......read more
• His Highness expressed happiness over the services offered by Thumbay Medicity
• Thumbay Medicity features the new Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region with state-of-the-art healthcare delivery systems, having 350-bed capacity, an exclusive 100-bed Long Term Care & Rehabilitation Unit, a unique Therapeutic Garden and a robotic pharmacy.
• Thumbay Medicity will serve 20,000+ people daily, with advanced facilities in education, healthcare and research.
23rd February , 2020 : His Highness Sheikh ......read more
• The agreement aims to promote healthy lifestyle for the community through sponsoring local and international sport events
• ADSC first to partner with Agthia on new recycling and collection programme
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 February 2020: Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) in the presence of H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mheiri, the UAE’s Minister of State For Food Security, on the sidelines of Gulfood 2020, ......read more
• Centre to begin robotic surgeries within the next three months
• Highly specialised doctors have already completed training in robotic surgery, which is the future of minimally invasive-surgeries.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 February, 2020: Rashid Hospital’s Trauma Centre is one of the top ten in the MENA region and Europe said a top health official.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated the 4th International Trauma Conference and highlighted the achievements of the largest trauma ......read more
RAK Hospital adopts superior surgical innovation to ensure unprecedented accuracy, patient safety and better clinical outcome
February 16th, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In a breakthrough development, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has become the first hospital in the UAE to perform cervical spine surgery using the 3D printed model on a patient suffering from damaged cervical spine. The new kid on the technology block in the country, use of 3D printed model has added unprecedented accuracy to surgical methods, further reducing the time of the procedure and increasing ......read more
• The Mas’ool initiative, introduced in 2011, is part of SEHA’s strategy to establish clear channels that allow patients and community members to provide feedback on its services and facilities.
• 2019 Masoo’l session gathered 1100 Patients
Abu Dhabi,16 Feb 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has concluded its sixteenth session of the Mas’ool initiative. The initiative, which means ‘responsible’ in English, launched in 2011 to create an open dialogue between ......read more
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.
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IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says experts should continue to research on how next-gen technology can help address infertility
UAE, 13th February 2020: Studies showing how fertility experts can leverage the next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology to assist infertile couples in their arduous parenthood journey are growing with promising results. The latest study to have come out in this regard is in the United States.
Researchers have claimed that the results of their study could help enhance the success rate of In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) ......read more
DUBAI – February 12, 2020: Aster Hospitals Dubai, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare in the Middle East and India, recently hosted international medical education program PACESprep course at its unit in Al Qusais. The PACESprep is a preparatory course for physicians, who aspire to become Members of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) UK. A total of 16 candidates from all over the Middle East participated in the course, which has been conducted five times earlier at MIMS Hospital Kottakkal in Kerala, India and this happened in Dubai for ......read more
Five hospitals of Aster DM Healthcare group, out of which three are India based, received awards in various categories
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020: Five hospitals of Aster DM Healthcare group were recognized with the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) Awards 2020, which recently concluded in Bengaluru. The annual award by AHPI recognizes and celebrates the excellence achieved by healthcare organizations across various fields.
Aster Medcity- Kochi, Kerala was conferred with the ‘Excellence in Community Engagement’ and ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
Protein-based therapeutics prevent protein aggregation associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases
● 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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
• 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 ......read more
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.
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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 ......read more
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 ......read more
• 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 ......read more