Medical News

Growing numbers of people in the UAE complain of joint problems as the main reason for seeking treatment. For some, even day to day activities like walking or taking a small flight of stairs can be a tedious activity causing excruciating pain in the knee. Most resort to non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamins, physical therapy or cortisteroid injections to ease the pain – these however do not relieve the pain in the long run.

If there’s one day of the year when you should be happy and confident with your smile, it is World Smile Day®, celebrated on the first Friday of October every year.

InterSystems, a global leader in health information technology, announced today that Mediclinic Parkview Hospital has successfully implemented InterSystems TrakCare® as its unified healthcare information system.

Zulekha Hospital’s ‘Pink It Now’ breast cancer campaign has attracted 7,600 women to attend the free screenings and consultations in its hospitals to-date. The campaign launch was attended by His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority; Brig. Dr. Ali Singel, Director of Dubai Police Health Center; Captain Expert Anoud Saadi, Chairman of the Women's Police Council; Ms. Maha Bastaki  - Director of Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal; Ms. Ghanima Al Bahri - Care and Social Services Director, Dubai Foundation for Women and Children; Dr. Layla Marzouqi - Director of Medical Tourism Council, DHA; Vikas Attri – CEO Lifestyle, Landmark Group; and other esteemed guests.

Painful and heavy periods, bloating and constipation are common indicators of women with uterine fibroids. However, in the UAE many young women ignore these symptoms because of a common misconception that such fibroids only affect older women. According to Dr Laura Melado, IVF Specialist, Abu Dhabi, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, uterine fibroids can affect any woman in the reproductive age group, as their growth is dependent on the production of oestrogen and progesterone - hormones that maintain and regulate the female reproductive system.