health

  • 3 STEPS TOWARDS A WHITER SMILE

    Did you know that most oral care products in the store, currently marketed as low-budget whitening products, have no proven effect? The few products that actually work, usually achieve their effect by abrasiveness. In the long-term however, abrasive toothpastes damage the teeth enamel and these should therefore not be used on a daily basis.

  • 30% of Scoliosis Surgeries in the UAE are Revision Cases to Operations Performed Abroad

    When you think of scoliosis, it is most often associated with kids, during the growth spurt just before puberty. While some cases require a surgery to treat the condition, there are 30 percent cases that need a revision surgery according to Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic & Paediatric Spine Surgeon at Burjeel Hospital For Advanced Surgery (BHAS).

  • 39% of people admit to feeling anxious about returning to work next week

    An exclusive survey conducted by YouGov for online shopping platform AliExpress has found that 39 percent of people feel anxiety about returning to work or school following the summer holidays.

  • 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.

  • 4 TIPS TO FEEL REJUVENATED WITH BIO-OIL THIS SUMMER

    Summer has arrived and don’t we know it. With the ever-rising temperature and humidity, your skin, hair and nails need extra protection and treatment from the heat and sun exposure. Iconic Bio-Oil skincare oil is the perfect solution for the summer months due to its unique fusion of science and nature.

  • 40 percent of all sports injuries are foot and ankle conditions

    Dubai-based Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS), whose patients include tennis and cricket superstars as Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi and Sania Mirza stated that foot and ankle conditions are extremely common, accounting for 40 percent of all sports injuries and 10 percent of all muscular or skeletal injuries, based on a study published in Podiatry Today. Sports mishaps, work miscues and walking missteps can all lead to foot and ankle injuries.

  • 400 UAE residents come together on World Arthritis Day

    Over the weekend the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) conducted its public community event at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Four hundred patients and their families and carers gathered to participate in several activities including a fashion show, nutrition and pain management sessions as well as free bone density and hand scan tests, all designed to create greater awareness of the chronic disease, support those who suffer from arthritis, and encourage early diagnosis.

  • 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.

  • 50-80 percent of football injuries affect feet and legs

    With the football World Cup fever gripping the world, it is natural to assume that footballers are pain free. However, constant twists, turns and sudden changes of direction involved in football can put the legs and feet of a footballer under tremendous strain. It has been observed that 50-80 percent of football injuries affect the feet and legs. 40-45 percent of leg injuries involve ankle injuries and foot pain, while knee injuries account for 25 percent of leg injuries.

  • 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”.

  • 6th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit Is SOLD OUT!

    Thanks to overwhelming demand to hear the latest advances in patient safety, registration for the 6th Annual World Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit is now closed. In order to make sure that as many people as possible can attend, we have made the Summit available online via live streaming.

  • 73-year old American woman finds cure for a prolonged illness in UAE

    After going through two unsuccessful surgeries abroad and suffering for nearly 2 years with excruciating pain in stomach, throat and difficulty swallowing, Bindu F Dukuly, a 73 year old American woman finally found cure at RAK Hospital. The patient had Achalasia cardia, a serious condition caused by the absence of nerves in esophagus.

  • 75th Meeting of Gulf Central Committee for Drug Registration convened

    H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health, inaugurated the 75th Meeting of the Gulf Central Committee for Drug Registration at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai in the presence of Dr. Mohammed al-Haidari, Head of Drug Central Registration Department and Executive Board, Health Ministers’ Council for Cooperation Council States, Saudi Arabia.

  • A Belarusian medical team visits Al Qassimi Hospital for Women and Children

    A Belarusian medical consultant team consists of 13 consultants visited Al Qassimi Hospital for Women and Children in Sharjah, during which the team provided several consultations and performed open heart surgeries, in addition to holding educational sessions and workshops for hospital’s doctors and nurses.

  • 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.

  • A local leading hospital performs nine successful surgeries to help save university student’s life from severe car accident injuries

    A UAE’s leading healthcare service providers has successfully conducted nine major surgeries to help save the life of a 19-year-old female who was involved in a car accident in Ajman, resulting in severe fractures and injuries to different parts of her body. The success of the surgical procedures serves as a great achievement and inspiration in the UAE's continuing journey towards medical excellence.

  • A regular weight training regimen can help protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures

    If you have a family history of bone disease or are at risk, you should make some healthy lifestyle choices at the earliest to protect your bones.  These steps should include the right diet, which includes nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, vitamin D, K2 and magnesium, as they are critical for strong bones, as is a regular exercise regimen to promote bone health. The latter is particularly crucial, as exercise can help build bone density and strength. This is reason enough for you to hit the gym. Here are some of the main benefits of a regular exercise routine including stronger bones, improved immunity and increased levels of energy:

  • A revolutionary purpose-built hospital for medical rehabilitation and physical medicine by Capital Health to contribute to UAE economy

    Integrated healthcare provider, Capital Health, has opened the region’s first purpose-built hospital, the Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) - a move geared towards reducing the socioeconomic burden of sending patients and their families overseas for treatment.