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Harnessing transformation to invent for life

Harnessing transformation to invent for life

Mazen Altaruti, AVP Managing Director GCC at MSD, explains how R&D goes beyond simply investing in the invention of new medicines and requires significant investment in human capital.

UAE patients with low vitamin d levels at risk of metabolic bone disease

UAE patients with low vitamin d levels at risk of metabolic bone disease

Studies have shown high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D – or low levels of vitamin D – in the UAE.

Experts underline need for early detection of blood cancers in UAE

Experts underline need for early detection of blood cancers in UAE

The UAE is determined to bring down cancer fatalities by 18 per cent by 2021.

Skin Cancer Growing Public Concern in the UAE

Skin Cancer Growing Public Concern in the UAE

Skin cancer represents one of the most common male malignancies in the UAE, with a prevalence rate of 14.5 per cent.

Why you need to kick your tobacco habit

Why you need to kick your tobacco habit

Smokers are almost twice as likely to have a heart attack compared with people who have never smoked.

Two UAE hospitals create bilateral knowledge sharing platform

Two UAE hospitals create bilateral knowledge sharing platform

The platform hopes to accelerate change through innovation and creativity.

UAE draws more medical tourists than ever

UAE draws more medical tourists than ever

Leading clinics in Dubai are pulling in patients from all across the globe for fertility treatments and family balancing.

Preventive medicine and the curse of common sense

Preventive medicine and the curse of common sense

The objective of preventive medicine is to protect, improve, and maintain health.

 

New Study Reveals Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in UAE Men Under 30

New Study Reveals Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in UAE Men Under 30

The findings unveil very high prevalence of obesity and diabetes.

Emirati doctor makes global recommendations to address non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Emirati doctor makes global recommendations to address non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

The liver disease is closely associated with type 2 diabetes and obesity and is on the rise in the region.

Diabetic eye diseases make up two of the top 5 eye problems affecting UAE patients

Diabetic eye diseases make up 2 of the top 5 eye problems affecting UAE patients

People with diabetes are known to be more at risk of developing eye conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma, or retinal vessel occlusion.

Dubai’s global appeal to medical tourists continues to rise

Dubai’s global appeal to medical tourists continues to rise

DHA’s DXH initiative has given a great boost to the city in international health tourism markets, with over 337,000 medical tourists visiting last year.

Early-onset cataracts: Experts urge not to delay essential treatment

Early-onset cataracts: Experts urge not to delay essential treatment

Cataracts are most likely to affect people over the age of 50, although diseases such as diabetes can also lead to it.

Abu Dhabi records first water birth

Abu Dhabi records first water birth

Water birth is known to have less painful contractions, a shorter labour time, and reduces the need for pain relieving drugs.

Digital templating technologies gold standard for orthopaedic care in UAE

Digital templating technologies gold standard for orthopaedic care in UAE

Orthopaedic surgeons need dimensional data with precise measurements as surgery can have a significant knock-on effect on a patient’s mobility.

Specialised medical rehabilitation hospital opens in Abu Dhabi

Specialised medical rehabilitation hospital opens in Abu Dhabi

A recent study conducted by Abu Dhabi's Department of Health reported that there are over 700,000 patients requiring outpatient rehabilitation services.

The case for surgery vs. minimally invasive varicose vein treatment

The case for surgery vs. minimally invasive varicose vein treatment

A look at the different choices patients can opt for when it comes to how they wish to undergo treatment.

7 Key Medical Tourism Trends

7 Key Medical Tourism Trends

Find out what factors are driving growth in this lucrative industry.

Study reveals early molecular signs of pregnancy

Study reveals early molecular signs of pregnancy

There has been a lot of research in identifying the markers and developing tests that could predict pregnancy related complications.

Cosmetic Dentistry goes beyond the smile with technology innovations

Cosmetic Dentistry goes beyond the smile with technology innovations

Find out what’s driving innovation and trends in cosmetic dentistry in the UAE.

Geltec Healthcare opens US$ 30 million facility in Dubai

Geltec Healthcare opens US$ 30 million facility in Dubai

The pharmaceutical segment is one of the key objectives of the 2030 Dubai Industrial Strategy.  

RAK Hospital Wins Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award

RAK Hospital Wins Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award

The healthcare institution is the first hospital in the northern emirates to have won the award.

First-ever Awareness Network for Atopic Dermatitis Launched in UAE

First-ever Awareness Network for Atopic Dermatitis Launched in UAE

#LivingWithEczema has been established to give members of the community the knowledge to tackle their condition.

New Report Reveals Current Clinical Trial Landscape in Middle East, Turkey & Africa

New Report Reveals Current Clinical Trial Landscape in Middle East, Turkey & Africa

Depending on the choice of location, cost savings in clinical trials can range from 30 per cent to 65 per cent.

Prevention versus Treatment: An Imperative Need

Prevention versus Treatment: An Imperative Need for Blue-Collar Workers

On World Labour Day, here’s a look at how preventative healthcare schemes can offer invaluable support to the UAE's approximately 5.5 million blue-collar workers.

AED300 million Saudi German Hospital Opens in Ajman

AED300 million Saudi German Hospital Opens in Ajman

Addressing the gap in medical and surgical needs in the emirates, the 41,000 square meter SGH-Ajman is the largest hospital in Ajman.

Experts Emphasise Early Psoriasis Treatment

Experts Emphasise Early Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a systemic disease meaning patients diagnosed with it are at a higher risk of developing other serious medical conditions.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Gains Traction with UAE Population

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Gains Traction with UAE Population

The UAE is one of the first countries to include homeopathy within its health insurance system.

Can Irregular Heartbeats Signal Grievous Health Concerns?

Can Irregular Heartbeats Signal Grievous Health Concerns?

Blockage of coronary arteries and irritation of the heart due to a number of infections may trigger irregular heartbeats.

Changing the Nephrology Game with Novel Biomarkers

Changing the Nephrology Game with Novel Biomarkers

Chronic kidney disease has evolved tremendously from classification based on estimated glomeurular filtration rate.

New care models offer potential for eradication of Hepatitis C

New Care Models Offer Potential for Eradication of Hepatitis C

The UAE and Kuwait have made major strides in developing interventions that lead towards the elimination of HCV by 2030.

Zulekha Hospital Dubai Tackles Heart Disease With Open Heart Cardiac Center

Zulekha Hospital Dubai Tackles Heart Disease With Open Heart Cardiac Center

CTVS and CCABG will now be available at Zulekha Hospital Dubai with the recent inauguration of an Open Heart Cardiac Center.

World-First Diabetes Device Unveiled at Arab Health

World-First Diabetes Device Unveiled at Arab Health

Actiste can be used to measure blood glucose, administer insulin, make notes and set reminders, all with the same device.

MBRU releases video of two successful organ transplantations

MBRU releases video of two successful organ transplantations

MBRU organ transplantation programme aims to save lives of patients suffering from organ failure with a specific focus on kidney failure.