medical

  • Concerns About Flu Virus Run High in UAE

    A national survey has found that 82% of UAE adults are extremely or quite concerned about contracting the flu this season. In response, an overwhelming majority say they'll improve their hand washing habits after using public toilets. Half plan to wash their hands more frequently and another third will wash longer or more thoroughly.

  • Dubai Health Authority Implements Omnicell Robotic Dispensing Solutions in Rashid and Dubai Hospitals

    Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has implemented its robotic dispensing systems in both Rashid and Dubai Hospitals to reduce the public's waiting period to receive medicines and increase patient satisfaction. The mission of the DHA—which includes hospitals, specialty centers, and DHA primary health centers—is to transform Dubai into a leading healthcare destination by fostering innovative and integrated care models and by enhancing community engagement.

  • How SOHAR is helping to save the world, one school at a time

    In partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Doha office of UNESCO, Sultan Qaboos University, and a number of other NGOs, SOHAR Port and Freezone is actively supporting the Green Schools Programme in Oman. At Umaia Bint Qais School in Liwa, close to the fast growing industrial Port, one of the most exciting projects is the establishment of a medicinal plant nursery.

  • Ministry of Health and Prevention Undersecretary Visits Al Madam Health Center in Sharjah

    As part of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s commitment to provide distinguished health services to the UAE community, Undersecretary H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama recently visited Al Madam Health Center in Sharjah along with H.E. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Hospitals Sector. The visit was one of the Ministry’s regular field trips being organized to check the efficiency of local health centers.

  • ‘Anti-microbial resistance’ challenges discussed in Dubai to contain loss of US$100 trillion to global pharmaceutical industry by 2050

    DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals in association with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, organized a ‘Continuous Training Education (CTE)’ workshop in Dubai to train and educate industry stakeholders on the best practices within pharmaceutical manufacturing. The workshop had participants from across the Middle Eastern countries and other global pharmaceutical companies having their presence in UAE and the region.

  • ‘Prime Hospital’ is first private hospital in Dubai to receive US ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery’ certification

    Prime Hospital, Dubai’s leading private, multi speciality hospital, has recently been accredited with the ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’ by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an internationally recognized healthcare leader committed to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide. Dr. Neil Hutcher, Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, SRC, headed the team that conducted the inspection of Prime Hospital.

  • “Don’t put yourself at risk”, women are told, as physicians dispel myth that cardiovascular disease mainly afflicts men

    The common myth that heart disease mainly afflicts men is being addressed in an ambitious health initiative by Majid Al Futtaim. The annual ‘Feel the Beat’ campaign encourages ladies to put themselves first and take their own health in their hands.

  • “Operation Smile” to Perform Life-Changing Surgeries at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

    Operation Smile, the charity committed to providing thousands of free operations to people suffering from cleft lips and palates, will come to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi at the end of July.

  • “ShjSEEN” is set to host Pinktober Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition

    Sharjah’s Economic Excellence network (ShjSEEN) is set to kick off the “Pinktober” art Exhibition on Sunday. The innovative event, hosted by Sharjah`s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), marks the International Month for Breast Cancer Awareness, and is set to run until November 3rd.

  • “The fault in our genes”– Curbing birth defects before conception!

    Children whose parents are cousins run more than double the risk of being born with a congenital abnormality.  These marriages are a strong tradition in the MENA region due to the cultural importance of higher familial compatibility and stability. However, it has its downsides.

  • 10 Things To Know About Diabetes | World Diabetes Day

    With Diabetes becoming a growing concern amongst the UAE residents, we thought it was important for you to know these 10 facts about the disease.

  • 10 ways to a healthy Hajj when you have diabetes

    Every year, during the month of ZelHajjeh, around two and a half million pilgrims make their way to the holy destination of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for Hajj. As one of the founding pillars of Islam, it is mandatory for practicing Muslims in good health to make this journey at least once in their lives.  However, there are still thousands of people who will be making this journey with many different health problems, including diabetes and its related conditions such as eye- or coronary heart disease and diabetic foot.

  • 100 Million Healthcare Wearables by 2021 to Reimagine Patient Care

    The GCC healthcare market is rapidly expanding, with connected hospitals and healthcare providers re-imagining the industry with wearables, machine monitoring, and patient record digitisation. Both startups and established technology firms are transforming healthcare technology, showcasing the latest developments at GITEX Technology Week 2016.

  • 2nd IFM to be held in Dubai 25-27 March 2015

    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.

  • 4 out of 10 women have fertility issues due to endometriosis

    UAE based Canadian Specialist Hospital embarks on a new journey to spread awareness and offer support to women suffering from endometriosis with the help of their newly launched Endometriosis Support Group, the first of its kind in Dubai. One in 10 women across the globe suffer from this condition and 4 out of 10 women have fertility issues.

  • 47-year old woman gains sight after 15 years of near blindness

    A 47-year-old UAE resident was able to see her face in the mirror clearly for the first time in 15 years after undergoing complicated and high-risk eye surgery at RAK Hospital’s Eye Care Centre. King Khaton Loqman Saleh Shaban had been facing trouble with her eyesight for more than a decade, complaining of blurred vision, redness in the eyes and intermittent pain. Her vision was so poor that she could barely see anything around and was severely shortsighted. She was prescribed eye drops to relieve her pain and discomfort, but the condition had affected her quality of life considerably. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints she could not access medical assistance earlier.

  • 5 things to know about collagen

    Many of us have heard of collagen and that it’s the make-or-break molecule for healthy skin, but how much do we actually know about it? Collagen is part of the skin’s structure that helps maintain elasticity which in turn keeps us looking youthful. It is the most important factor for visible skin health, and so is being used as an ingredient in many skincare products.

  • 5% in the Middle East suffer from Thyroid Disease

    Rough estimates reveal about 5% of patients in the Middle East suffer from thyroid disease. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that secretes hormones into the blood stream and is mainly responsible for the body’s ability to convert food into energy (metabolism rate) and monitors body temperature.

  • 64% of hospitals in the UAE are internationally accredited

    In line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and in the framework of the meetings of the executive teams responsible for the National Agenda 2021 for health that aims at developing an integrated national action plan, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) hosted the first meeting of the executive team in charge of health regulation indicators led by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing and in the presence of representatives from the health authorities in the country,  with the objective of achieving National Health indicators: “Accredited Healthcare facilities” and “Malpractice Indicator”.

  • A Laser so advanced, it creates extra time for you

    Did you know that an average woman spends 1,728 Hours of her life on depilation? And that’s just her legs! Kaya Skin Clinic introduces Kaya Ultima, the next generation laser hair reduction technology that helps eliminate this chore for the rest of your life! While with Kaya Ultima, you spend just 5 hours for your legs and 21 hours for your whole body to be hair free! Think about all the time you’ll save to do the things you love instead.