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Three words that could save your life: Saudi Red Crescent Authority roll out what3words location technology in a revolutionary move to improve response times ahead of Hajj

Riyadh, July 31, 2019:  Today, the Saudi Red Crescent Authority announces it has partnered with what3words, helping those in need of medical attention to be found faster and respond to incidents more effectively. The partnership, launching ahead of the busy Hajj period, will enable callers to use 3 word addresses, providing a simple way to describe precisely where help is needed. what3words has divided the globe into 3m x 3m squares and given each one a unique 3 word address. It is one of the most advanced systems in emergency operations in the world. ///seagull.shorter.hobbit for example, will take you to the front entrance of        Ar Riyāḑ, Riyadh. The app is free to download for both iOS and Android, or by browser, and works offline – making it ideal for use in areas with an unreliable ......read more

Amanat portfolio company agrees to acquire three medical facilities in Jeddah Saudi Arabia

• International Medical Center acquires three new facilities in North Jeddah • In line with Amanat’s strategic growth plans of making both direct and add-on acquisitions to its portfolio • Amanat oversaw the acquisition, leveraging its deep healthcare expertise to support successful closing   Saudi - 02 July 2019:  Amanat Holdings PJSC (“Amanat”), the GCC’s largest healthcare and education investment company, announces that its portfolio company, International Medical Center (“IMC”), has agreed to the acquisition of 100% of three medical facilities located in North Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Completion is pending regulatory and legal approvals of the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia.    IMC is a leading tertiary care hospital, with an existing 300 bed ......read more

Saudi patient with life-threatening facial injury thankful after reconstruction surgery transforms his life

08 April 2019, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  A Saudi patient with a devastating facial injury now feels like he has his life back on track thanks to life-changing surgery by Saudi German Hospital (SGH) in Jeddah. A 30-year-old patient was involved in a gardening accident with an electric chainsaw, which resulted in severe and catastrophic damage to his left side of his face: forehead, eye, middle face, cheek, chin, and neck. The injuries were very deep near to the base of his skull, facial bones, muscles, skin, and nerves. Bone of his left eye was completely detached from its place.   After one day, and rejections from other hospitals due to the severity of the injuries, the patient visited Prof. Ibrahim Hashish, Head of Dental and Maxillofacial Center at SGH Jeddah. “In my forty years of work in maxillofacial ......read more

Saudi's dynamic business leader and visionary celebrates World Health Day

Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal and theme for this year’s World Health Day Aligned and in support of World Health Day, Mr. Makarem Batterjee, President of Bait Al Batterjee (BAB) holding company and Vice Chairman and Deputy President of Saudi German Hospitals Group, shares his healthcare vision and purpose for the Middle East and beyond 03 April 2019, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:   April 7th marks World Health Day, an initiative launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to raise awareness of prevalent global health issues that require action and impact driven change collectively from around the globe.   Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal and theme for this year’s World Health Day with the aim of ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, ......read more

New Saudi German Hospital in Dammam, set to be completed in June 2019, aims to increase patient access to World-Class Healthcare

14 February 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi German Hospitals Group (SGH Group) has announced that it has successfully completed 66% of establishing its brand-new healthcare facility in Dammam, and is set to be completed by June 2019. Once complete, the state-of-the-art hospital will cover an area of 39,000 square meters, with 8 operating rooms and a potential capacity of up to 300 beds and 100 clinics. The hospital is located on King Fahd Street, West of Al Faisaliah in Dammam and will provide patients from the Eastern Province, and beyond, world-class expertise and patient care. Speaking about the project, Eng. Sobhi Batterjee, Group President of Saudi German Hospital Group, commented: “This is an important milestone for SGH Group as we continue to expand in the region to increase patient access to world-class healthcare. ......read more

Profeta - Premium Range of Halal Vitamins and Supplements for Men, Women and Children

Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health All products are rigorously laboratory tested and undergo a stringent vetting process All of our healthcare supplements are made using premium grade vitamins, minerals and ingredients  We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients in-line with recognised safe upper levels for dietary supplements. Our products conform to international and natioanl standards. Including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These industry best practices help ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of products. All of our products are halal certified by the relevant national and international bodies such as HMC in the UK. Our expert and highly experienced healthcare and ......read more

Al- Jazeera Paints Supports the 2018 Breast Cancer Campaign As a Contribution to Promote Health Awareness

2520 Female Visitors within 5 Days of Asir Campaign Saudi Arabia, October 31, 2018:  The National Campaign Events for Early Detection of Breast Cancer (2018), which was held by the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Asir Region was fulfilled. It was organized by the Department of Communication, Relations and Awareness of the Directorate under the guidance of the General Manager of Health Affairs in the Region (Khalid Ayedh Asiri) and sponsored by AL-Jazeera paints company at AL-Rashed Mall in Abha city. The campaign was a great success and attracted many attendees and participants. The most important of these was Dr. Meshabab Bin Saeed Al- Asmari, Assistant General Manager of Health Affairs for Human Resources in Asir Region who inaugurated the campaign on behalf of the General Manager of Health Affairs in the ......read more

Illicit Tobacco Trade in KSA Causes $80 Million Tax Revenue Loss

Market research shows a 14.1% incidence of non-domestic cigarette packs in Saudi Arabia for Q2 of 2018, almost doubling from 7.2% in Q4 of 2017 Excise and VAT have increased the price of cigarettes in some GCC nations, giving rise to illicit trade  Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 22 October 2018:   A recent report by the Gulf Research Centre outlines the prevalence of smoking across the GCC and the implications of cigarette taxation on illicit trade. Smoking statistics for the GCC show a rate of over 7 million adult smokers ; of which more than 3 million adult smokers are in KSA.     Furthermore, Q2 2018 market research conducted by MSintelligence shows a 14.1% incidence of non-domestic cigarette packs in Saudi Arabia, almost doubling from 7.2% in Q4 of 2017. This research aims to provide an ......read more

Breast Cancer Campaign in Asir Starts under Auspices of Al- Jazeera Paints Next Wednesday

Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  The campaign of the Saudi Ministry of Health to raise awareness about breast cancer in Asir region, will be launched on October 10th under auspices of Al- Jazeera Paints, as its continues custom to provide social support. The campaign will begin next Wednesday at Al- Rashed Mall in Abha and will continue for five consecutive days under supervision of the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Asir through Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition 2018, which was prepared by Al- Jazeera Paints in full. Many agencies participate such as: Asir Central Hospital, Sector and hospital of Ahad  Rufaida, Shafa Abha Hospital for maternity and Children, the Directorate Health Awareness, Breast Cancer Zahrat Society and Al- Khamis General Hospital. The exhibition was provided with two clinics with a full ......read more

Clean Air in Classrooms Improves Student Performance

Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of which is their child’s health. Many people are not aware of how bad the indoor air quality in schools can be. Fatigue, headaches, dizziness, coughing, and eye, nose and throat irritation are symptoms of poor air quality in learning ......read more

A Face Transplant Operation is a Demonstration of Advanced Surgery and High Technology

Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018 The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part of the facial tissue. Planmeca’s pioneering 3D technology and expert service contributed to this intricate and rare operation. Planmeca and the company’s 3D technology were part of the second face transplant operation in the Nordics performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). The Nordics’ first face transplant operation was performed in 2016 in Finland, and it consisted of ......read more

Skyline Mega Fitness Challenge Sparked Positivity and Happiness

Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018:  Happiness starts with a healthy well-being. But truth be told, people are so caught up with the chaotic and hectic world that health has been taken for granted and so genuine happiness becomes difficult to achieve.  In line with one of the core objectives of the UAE Ministry of Happiness to “instill a culture of happiness and positivity,” Skyline University College Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand challenged the whole faculty and staff of Skyline to start leading a healthy lifestyle while creating a harmonious relationship among employees.  Inspired by the Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government, ......read more

Security Forces Hospital Makkah Achieves HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6 Using InterSystems TrakCare

First Hospital in Makkah to Receive this Global Recognition for the Use of Advanced Informatics to Improve Patient Care  Makkah, Saudi Arabia (April 3rd, 2018)   Security Forces Hospital Makkah has achieved the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 6 using InterSystems TrakCare® unified Healthcare Information System.  The HIMSS EMRAM Model, developed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Chicago, USA, is an international benchmark for the use of advanced IT to improve patient care.  Security Forces Hospital Makkah is the First Hospital in the Holy Capital to achieve EMRAM Stage 6 in line with the standards of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The HIMSS Analytics EMRAM model employs an eight-stage (0-7) ......read more

The Orthodontics Industry is set to reach SR 1.16 Billion by 2021

Invisalign® Brand Supports the Kingdom’s Vison 2030 with the transformation of healthcare Invisalign® Brand - Platinum Sponsor of the   12th Annual Conference of the Saudi Orthodontic Society   25th February 2018: Invisalign MEA DMCC, a subsidiary of Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) and provider of the leading Invisalign clear aligner brand, announced its platinum sponsorship of the 12th Annual Conference of the Saudi Orthodontic Society (SOS). As one of the leading dentistry events in the Middle East, the conference is taking place between 23rd and 25th February 2018 at the Cultural Palace, Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   The 12th edition of SOS focusses  on the advancements that are being made in orthodontics and shine a spotlight on the ......read more

Do You Feel Sleep Deprived? Nearly Half of UAE Would Give Up Social Media for an Extra Hour in Bed

…and 22% would give up their partner!  United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018:   Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on sleep. But the most revealing statistic showed that 48% would give up social media for an extra hour in bed each day, with nearly one in four saying they would give up their own partner! Technology features heavily in our sleep and bedroom habits; half of the respondents admitted that they look at their phone before they speak to their partner in the morning, and on average 60% will look at an electronic device within five minutes of waking ......read more

Air Liquide enters Saudi Arabia's Home Healthcare market

With the acquisition of the respiratory division of Thimar Al Jazirah Company (TAC) in Saudi Arabia, Air Liquide enters the Home Healthcare market in the Kingdom, and expands its Healthcare activity in the Middle-East. Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018:  TAC is a leading actor in the pharmaceutical, medical and dental industries within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Acquired through a majority equity stake (60%), the TAC Home Healthcare division specializes in the distribution of respiratory equipments and sleep disorder diagnosis services for patients suffering from respiratory conditions (sleep apnea, ventilation, chronic respiratory failure). TAC is the main player in the country in this field, serving over 1,400 patients at home throughout the country. The Home Healthcare division of TAC generated a revenue of over €5.5 ......read more

LivNordic Spa & Wellness Offers and Activities for the month of April

Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017 Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living. With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At the spa we have prepared some special offers that allows you to do so…. There is a lot of conversation about happiness at the moment. What do we do to become happier human beings? On the third page of the newsletter we are sharing some ideas of what happy people do. Wishing you a wonderful month of April fulfilled with happiness and joy!  Carolina Moquist, Spa Director LivNordic Treatment Offers Mindful Monday’s ......read more

RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah conducting Foot Care Clinic

Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice. 30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their facility from 10 am to 4 pm. At the clinic, a free bio medical assessment of the feet and a complimentary consultation with the Podiatrist will help people understand why they are getting the pain and provide them with solutions. Complimentary assessment also includes BMI, Blood Pressure, RBS and HBA1C test wherever needed. A Podiatrist is a medical professional whose training focuses on the foot and ankle, and the interaction between foot and the ......read more

Lose the Back Pain at Work

Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2017:  In today’s time and age with the wide scale spread of the corporate culture, the majority of the people spend their days working at a desk and in front of a laptop. Despite not having to do anything physical or strenuous that might strain the back directly, this makes people susceptible to back pain irrespective of the age. Long working hours coupled with long commutes only serve to exacerbate the gradual damage that can be caused by having a bad posture. The ill-effects of sitting with poor posture for a few hours is not immediate, but over time the stress that poor posture places on your spine can lead to anatomical changes in your spine. This, in turn, can provoke back pain through the constriction of your blood vessels and nerves. Back pain due to poor posture is characterised by the ......read more

10 ways to a healthy Hajj when you have diabetes

by Doctor Farhana Bin Lootah, Specialist, Internal Medicine at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2016:   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.  Diabetes management, which depends on an established stable routine, may be affected during Hajj due to changes in your levels of physical activity (walking ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention launches awareness campaign focusing on health & safety for Hajj pilgrims

UAE, August 1, 2016 – With the aim to ensure the safety and health of Hajj pilgrims, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), in cooperation with the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has launched a large-scale campaign.  The awareness campaign focuses on the well-being of pilgrims, especially the elderly healthy individuals and patients regardless their age who could suffer from chronic illnesses and cardiovascular diseases, as they are more prone to develop health-related problems especially those related to overcrowding. The campaign also includes medical advices: on heat exhaustion, awareness about healthy foods, personal care, provision of emergency medicine, and availability of essential vaccinations against: meningitis, pneumococcal, and seasonal influenza, ......read more

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital Achieves HIMSS EMR Adoption Model Stage 7 Using InterSystems TrakCare

KKESH is first hospital in the Middle East to achieve this prestigious global recognition for use of health informatics RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, 16 May 2016 – King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) has announced that it has achieved Stage 7 on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). HIMSS’ independent validation recognizes that the hospital meets all of the criteria for a Stage 7 hospital in the deployment and use of clinical information technology and advanced safety features to further enhance the quality of patient care. King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital becomes the first hospital in the Middle East to achieve this global recognition. Achieving HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 places KKESH among a very select group of hospitals that have ......read more

Saudi German Hospital Unveils its Dedicated Plastic Surgery Center, Cosmetrix, in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2016:  Reputed Healthcare provider of the MENA Region, the Saudi German Hospitals Group, recently hosted an event in Dubai to unveil its new dedicated Plastic Surgery Center. Held on the evening on the 1st of May at the Palazzo Versace Hotel, Cosmetrix as the new Center has been titled, was launched amidst a glamorous event that was attended by VIPs, celebrity guests, select members of the media, social influencers and prominent women’s associations among others.  Also in attendance was the Group CEO, Dr. Reem Osman along with the team of Doctors who will be heading Cosmetrix. As guests arrived at the event, they were greeted with a drink and some melodious music courtesy of an elegant violinist following which they were seated within the ballroom that flaunted a luxuriously Venetian ambiance. The ......read more

Boehringer Ingelheim 2nd Stroke Academy highlights Atrial Fibrillation as a leading cause to strokes in the region

United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1st May, 2016:  Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies held its 2nd Stroke Academy in Dubai this year attended by more than 200 cardiologists, neurologists and strokologists from across the Middle East and Africa region. The program of the academy aimed at discussing stroke related diseases and therapies from prevention to treatment.    The event served as a platform for leading cardiologists to shed light on Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeats) as one of the main cardiovascular diseases causing stroke.  It also discussed the overall disease prevalence, the rising number of patients, the new era oral anti-coagulants as required treatments for Atrial Fibrillation patients as well as recent Real World Data and studies related to Oral ......read more

Boehringer Ingelheim extends its global Angels initiative to Middle East and Africa to improve treatment of stroke patients

Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death above the age of 60 years, and the fifth leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 59 years old. Angels Initiative in the Middle East and Africa is a continuation and extension of the company’s global program that focuses on a timely stroke treatment process Around 1 million stroke patients across the MENA and around 1,200 patients saved from stroke United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1st May, 2016:  At Boehringer Ingelheim’s Second Stroke Academy, leading neurologists from the region stressed on the importance of implementing immediate stroke treatment procedures so that lives can be saved and permanent disabilities are reduced. Boehringer Ingelheim’s Angels initiative aims to improve the treatment of stroke providing doctors with the necessary ......read more

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Ministry of Health & Prevention receives delegation from Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation …

May 21, 2017: Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention's (MOHAP) Public Health Policy and Licensing, received a high-level delegation from the Saudi Centre for Organ Transplantation led by Dr. Faissal A.M. Shaheen, Director General, Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation. Dr. Shaheen was accompanied by Hassan Abdullah Al Khanani, ......read more

HRH Prince Saud Bin Naif Opens New Autism Center for Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province…

Center To Help Autistic Saudis Aged Between 3 And 8 Years www.shamah-autism.com.sa His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Naif, the Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, inaugurated the new, state-of-the-art Shamah Autism Centre in Dammam’s An Nur District on April 6 2016 – the first multi-discipline autism center for Saudi children in the Eastern Province. The ......read more

Taylor Re Lynn as Brand Ambassador for Celebrity Personal Trainer Daniel Sten…

Pounding Away Inches for the Red Carpet Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2016 — Actress and film producer Taylor Re Lynn understands the pressures of celebrity to look great and always be camera ready. Like many actresses, she lives life in the public eye being on stage, in films, and during red carpet appearances. Recently, ahead of Milan Fashion Week, she wanted to shed a ......read more

After San Tropez, Miami, and Riyadh... “Cavalli” now in Jeddah…

Jeddah:  The market of restaurants and cafes in Saudi Arabia has been witnessing a prosperous growth, due to the economical stability and overall national security of the country, for the past years. These two main factors have encouraged national and foreign businessmen to invest billions in the hospitality sector, knowing that the market has the capacity to attract more profitable ......read more

Centro Sharjah goes red - Blood Donation camp­­­­…

Hotel organises blood donation camp with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center… Centro Sharjah in lines with its corporate social responsibility program (CSR) is organising a blood donation drive at the hotel in collaboration with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center. Colleagues, Guests & Friends are collectively invited to share these drops of HOPE and get ......read more

Spimaco CFO ranked 2nd in a Middle East and North Africa Award…

The 9th Annual CFO Strategies Forum recognized Mr. Fahad Al-Shammari, CFO of Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Appliances Corporations (Spimaco Addwaeih) for achieving the 2nd ranking in (Revolutionary CFO of the Year Award) during the MENA CFO Awards Ceremony held in Sofitel The Palm Hotel in Dubai on 26th of October 2015. This award is presented to the CFO of a public or private ......read more

Saudi Arabia celebrates Global Handwashing Day through a series of awareness events…

Binzagr Unilever and Lifebuoy visit 30 schools all around the Kingdom to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing as a preventive measure from life-threatening diseases Jeddah – October 17th, 2014 – ‘Binzagr Unilever’, the Saudi Arabian arm of one of the world’s leading FMCG companies, celebrated Global Handwashing Day on October 15th 2015 by visiting 30 ......read more

Get fit this winter with Daman's Activelife Electric Run and Fitness First…

Fitness First to offer all club members across the UAE 10% off event registrations  United Arab Emirates, 13 October 2015: To kick start your winter on a healthy note Daman’s ActiveLife Electric Run and Fitness First has joined forces to encourage UAE residents to set a new goal this season over the cooler months and sign up to the World’s Brightest 5K night ......read more

Teach children to practice proper hygiene at school…

Children are inclined to fall sick more often than adults. This is mainly because they spend most of their time in close contact with other children at daycare or school where germs are easily transmitted. Unfortunately, most children are not as conscious of personal hygiene as they should be, increasing their risk of illness and the likelihood of passing this on to others.  Hygiene is ......read more

always a doctor in the house with telemedicine…

Your child has a cold and you know she needs a prescription, you even know the name of the medicine that the doctor will prescribe, because this isn’t the first time she’s shown these symptoms. But first, In order for her to get treatment that gets her back to feeling better, you have to have a doctor’s appointment. That means trying to get the doctor to squeeze you in, missing ......read more

Apollo Hospitals highlights the glaucoma challenges in GCC…

Genetic factors and diabetes statistics in the region make regular screening crucial  Dubai, UAE, June 22nd, 2015: Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s foremost healthcare provider, urged vulnerable groups to take the simple steps that can prevent the damaging consequences of glaucoma, the number one cause of irreversible blindness. Citing genetic factors and the high prevalence of diabetes ......read more

“Abu Dhabi Health Services Company” achieves global industry recognition using Cerner Millennium ...…

UAE, June 22, 2015 – All 11 facilities managed by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company  (SEHA) have attained Stage 6 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model EMRAM)SM by HIMSS Analytics Middle East, which is one of the highest recognition for its use of clinical information technology (IT) systems and advanced safety features to enhance the patient care experience. SEHA ......read more

Laying the foundation for a healthy Ramadan…

To keep the mind and body in good health is our responsibility, otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. The Holy month of Ramadan gives us a great opportunity to balance our lifestyle and quit habits which can deteriorate our health. During fasting we would be able to focus on discipline, eating habits and self-control. It also gives the body a chance to remove ......read more

Diabetes Sufferers Urged to Be Careful Over Ramadan Fasting …

Monitoring of Blood Sugar Levels, Taking Correct Medication and Watching Diet All Essential for Safe Fasting Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Diabetes sufferers can fast during Ramadan – but they do need to take precautions to safeguard their health, according to Dr. Ahmed El Hakim, Senior Advisor to Spanish pharmaceutical company, Cinfa. The UAE has a diabetes rate of 19 percent, among ......read more

Taking care of your gastro-intestinal health during Ramadan…

As the month of Ramadan approaches, many people are eagerly anticipating the fasting season and the month of giving. It is a month where one learns tolerance, patience and empathy. From a health perspective, a lot of benefits can be had from fasting in the right way during Ramadan.  The long summer days may pose a challenge as one may have to fast for as long as 14 to 16 hours.  To ......read more

Ramadan Health Update: Diabetes and Ramadan…

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Fasting with Diabetes: Myth Busters or Common Misconceptions…

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A unique Hijazi Hospitality at Al Thamarat…

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Frequently Asked Questions Diabetes, Exercise, Diet and Fasting…

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Healthy tips to follow during the month of Ramadan…

Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, is a special occasion for worshipping and praying. It is also a special occasion when families prepare their favorite traditional foods and sit down together with relatives and friends to enjoy it. However, many of us follow bad eating habits and routines during Ramadan. Below are some tips provided by Dr. Anita Gupta, Clinical Dietician and Dr. ......read more

Saudi Health 2015 concludes on a successful note with more than 17,000 visitors and participants…

May 21, 2015: The 5th edition of Saudi Health 2015, the country’s largest healthcare event, concluded on a successful note with over 17,000 visitors attending the show. The show saw the participation of more than 350 exhibitors from 11 countries across an exhibition space of 8,000 sqm. Saudi Health provided them with a unique platform to showcase their latest innovations in healthcare ......read more

New alcohol-free Dabur Miswak Mouthwash contains the power of ‘Miswak' to ensure overall oral health…

UAE, May 21, 2015 - Many people use mouthwash as part of their oral hygiene routine to effectively strengthen their teeth and gums. Oral rinses work by helping fight plaque and gum disease, prevent tooth decay and toothaches, and eliminate bad breath. While they have many oral benefits, some people are still worried that alcohol-containing variants, in particular, will result in a number of ......read more

Third edition of Saudi Health opens Monday 18th…

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Simple joint pains may indicate a more serious problem in UAE…

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Sharon Stone partners with Galderma in Global Campaign to prove natural looking results of ...…

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