Medical News

Breast cancer is one of the major causes of cancer-related deaths in women in the Middle East. According to the latest figures released by the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, there are 4,500 new cases of cancer reported in the UAE alone, with breast, colorectal and lung cancers acquiring top spots. World Health Organization report shows that, compared to its neighbouring countries, the UAE has a higher incident rate of 36.7 cases per 100 women.

In recognition of October as Breast Health Awareness Month, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is organizing a month long awareness campaign to encourage breast health education and awareness. The University is also lighting its iconic Campus Center dome pink in order to raise awareness of the cause.

As per the findings of a local study revealed earlier this year, cardiac diseases account for over two-thirds of all deaths and is the biggest killer in the UAE. Hence, on the occasion of World Heart Day and with the aim to generate increased awareness on the cardiac health, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah is conducting a “Heart Health Camp” on Sep 29 from 9 am – 5 pm at the their premises.

Dr Roze & Associates Dental Clinic has signed a partnership agreement with Goumbook, an organisation aimed at raising sustainability and green living awareness in the UAE and Gulf region, to officially manage its Fair Care Dubai scheme.

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.