medical

  • 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.

  • 3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life, placing them at higher risk of death and disease

    When Mary Janssen gave birth last year, she wanted to give her child a strong start in life, so she opted to breastfeed the new-born instead of turning to baby formula. Mary, 29 from Netherlands, now settled in the UAE knew exactly the immune-boosting benefits of breast feeding, compelling her to opt for it.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Woman’s Day gift every woman wants, the chance to preserve her fertility

    Women who fear losing fertility as age progresses and those undergoing medical treatment, such as chemotherapy, can find renewed hope in egg freezing – a viable and safe option for fertility preservation. Egg freezing gives such women the confidence to take control of their fertility, without giving up the dream of starting a family. Bourn Hall Fertility Centre Dubai hosted an event on March 6 to raise awareness regarding the procedure. Titled, ‘Egg Freeze n Chill’, the meet up was attended by women from different social and cultural backgrounds who were able to learn about the process, share their experiences, and participate in an extensive Q&A.

  • Abbott Broadens Product Offering in Coagulation with Expanded Launch of the Sekisui CP3000 Fully Automated Coagulation System

    Today, Abbott announced that the Sekisui CP3000 coagulation system, a fully automated analyzer that tests bleeding and clotting function in blood, is now available in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Abbott is the exclusive global distributor of the CP3000 coagulation system in the U.S.1,2, Europe and other countries that recognize CE Mark and has non-exclusive distribution rights with Sekisui in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Macau.

  • Abbott Broadens Product Offering in Coagulation with Expanded Launch of the Sekisui CP3000 Fully Automated Coagulation System

    Today, Abbott announced that the Sekisui CP3000 coagulation system, a fully automated analyzer that tests bleeding and clotting function in blood, is now available in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Abbott is the exclusive global distributor of the CP3000 coagulation system in the U.S.1,2, Europe and other countries that recognize CE Mark and has non-exclusive distribution rights with Sekisui in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Macau.

  • ABSAMC brings Middle East region’s first ‘Diamond Facial Sculpting’ Non-surgical procedure to Dubai

    The American British Surgical & Medical Centre (ABSAMC), has announced that it is bringing the Middle East region's the 'Diamond Facial Sculpting' (DFS) technique to Dubai--a procedure created by world-renowned Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Diamond. The announcement was made today, October 6, 2016, in a press conference held at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai. During the exclusive event, Dr. Diamond, who is listed as one of the ‘Top Injectors in the World,’ introduced and showcased the ‘Diamond Facial Sculpting,’ along with its benefits and advantages.