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Every year, the world unites to celebrate World Health Day and this year is focused on the movement to beat diabetes.

Kaya Skin Clinic, the largest skincare clinic chain in the Middle East region, has announced the launch of Kaya Stretch Marks Therapy - a revolutionary and innovative treatment that reverses the visible effects of stretch marks on the skin leading to a smoother, even-toned skin.

Be it a teenager on the brink of high school or a young adult at the prime of her career, the unsightly look of acne can lead to emotional grief for anyone. In order to combat the emotional duress and give a permanent solution to acne, Dubai based Bloom Aesthetic & Laser Clinic has developed a revolutionary combined approach system, for the treatment of acne and acne scars

Medical specialists composed of dietitians, physiotherapists and gastric surgeons have revealed the many advantages and benefits of bariatric surgery during a medical forum held recently at the Al Bustan Rotana in Dubai. The event, which was led by Dr. Rohit Kumar, a leading laparoscopic bariatric surgeon, aimed towards shedding more light on this ground breaking medical procedure and the process and phases that its patients go through. The forum follows after recent reports from biomedical research firm, National Institutes of Health (NIH), stated that individuals affected by severe obesity are resistant to maintaining weight loss achieved by conventional therapies. In line with this, NIH highly recommends bariatric surgery--recommending it as the only effective treatment to combat severe obesity and maintain weight loss in the long term. The forum has also resulted in the creation of a bariatric support group for former and potential patients, allowing them to interact with one another and provide necessary support and assistance. Aside from this, a chat room has also been opened on his website, where patients, doctors and specialists can discuss their concerns and give advice. Lastly, similar forums covering issues, trends and breakthroughs in bariatric surgery will be held every two months.

As part of its upcoming celebrations of World Health Day 2016 to be held under the theme ‘Beat Diabetes,’ the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Health Promotion Department has launched a mini-clinic for diabetes in collaboration with Rashid Center for Diabetes as part of a series of awareness campaigns being implemented across the UAE. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health and Prevention Assistant Sector - Health Centers and Clinics, have launched the event.