Medical News

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) health sector is expected to drive in a demand for 70,000 more hospital beds by 2016. Looking to address this, the Kingdom is currently witnessing increased construction activity for medical facilities and infrastructure, including the current construction of five new medical cities and 132 hospitals. The vibrancy of the segment has resulted in the Saudi Arabian healthcare market being worth over SAR 108.59 billion (USD 28.99 billion). Under its strategy to subsidize to local health care sector, Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC) has been extending its support as part of its contributions to the sector’s development.

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Medical Village, a leading medical center in the UAE and a pioneer in medical technological advancements, in fields such as surgery, recently held a workshop to highlight the benefits and advantages of PicoSure Laser last at their clinic in Jumeirah, Dubai. The event threw the spotlight on the PicoSure Laser, the first and only Picosecond technology in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region that can remove tattoos more effectively and efficiently, and that can be successfully applied for various non-surgical cosmetic procedures, including acne scars and pigmentation reduction. The event was attended by several doctors in the field of dermatology as well as renowned figures from both Cynosure and AMICO.

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Cancer is the third leading cause of fatalities in the UAE, with prostate cancer attributing to 20% of cancer cases reported in men in the emirate of Abu Dhabi

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; March 7, 2015

A recent study by Health Authority Abu Dhabi revealed that male UAE nationals were diagnosed with cancer at a rate of 75 in every 100,000 of the population. The total reported cancer incidence in men (expatriate and UAE national) was 805 people with the total reported cancer incidence of UAE nationals accounting for 181 cases.[1] Overall, cancer is the third leading cause of fatalities in the UAE.[2] The report also indicates that of the cancer cases reported in Abu Dhabi, 20% were cancer of the prostate gland.[3]  While the survival rate of prostate cancer is high if diagnosed early, many patients in the UAE visit their doctor presenting symptoms in later stages of the disease.

 

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Medical Village, a leading medical center in the UAE, a pioneer in medical technological advancements, in fields such as laser surgery, is set to showcase its cutting-edge PicoSure laser at the upcoming 15th Dubai World Dermatology and Laser Conference and Exhibition.  Taking place from April 7 to 9, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the latest edition of the pioneering dermatological event in the Middle East and North Africa region will provide a platform for Medical Village to demonstrate how PicoSure, the first and only PicoSecond technology in Middle East and North Africa, can remove tattoos more effectively and can be successfully applied for various non-surgical cosmetic procedures, including acne scars and pigmentation reduction.   

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The International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition (IFM) is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority and is supported by the Dubai Health Authority and the Global Family medicine Alliance This unique event will take place from the 25-27 March 2015 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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