Medical News

The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced the inauguration of “Breast Care” and “Pain Management” Units at Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah to help patients early detect breast cancer and treat those with chronic pains. The two units are equipped with state-of-the-art medical technologies according to international quality standards and under the supervision of specialists.

Starkey® Hearing Technologies has launched the world’s first hearing aid that utilizes ‘Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘integrated sensors’ at the Yas Circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This is the world’s first Healthable™ that tracks physical activity and cognitive health as measured by hearing aid use in social situations. Livio AI also features the first-ever fall detection and alert capability and translates 27 languages instantly including Arabic. Starkey’s ‘AI framework’ set to transform Middle East’s US$660 million hearing aids marketplace.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has unveiled the launching of Robotic Surgeries Programme in Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) hosted in Abu Dhabi the coordination meeting of the Supreme Committee for Organ Transplantation. The meeting was headed by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health & Prevention, with the participation of Dr. Ali Al Obaidili, Chairman of the National Organ Transplant Committee, representatives of all members of government and local authorities in the country, College of Medicine and Health Sciences of United Arab Emirates University, Dubai Health Authority “DHA”, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Cleveland Clinic, SEHA, Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) and Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences  (MBRU), and both of Abu Dhabi Health Authority and Dubai Health Authority.

The most common marathon running injury is known as the “runner’s knee” or Iliotibial band syndrome which affects about 33 percent of runners with an injury due to its frequency in running. Pain caused by friction of this fibrous band against bone over the lateral side (outside) of the knee. Usually very chronic and irritating, needs stretching, sometimes injection therapy and even surgery. Dr. Erik Hohmann, Consultant Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon, Sports Physician, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai takes a closer look at other common marathon running injuries such as Shin splints, Plantar fasciitis, and Stress fractures that affect marathon runners due to its long distance.