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
Almost half of them needed more than the routine management of diabetes to take care of their feet!
“Qadam Bela Alam”, Foot Without Pain campaign succeeded to interact with almost 500 diabetic patients in one month through its hospital outreach program that aims at spotting diabetics suffering from Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy nerve disease in Mubarak AL Kabeer Hospital
More than 83% of the patients engaged were diabetics who have not previously been diagnosed with DPN, 50 % of them got to know that they might be suffering from the disease and needed more than the routine management of diabetes to take care of their feet!
“Qadam Bela Alam” campaign emanated from the pressing need to tackle DPN as there is approximately 399,000 diabetics in Kuwait and the prevalence of DPN is 39%
KUWAIT, 17th ......read more
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
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
“Qadam Bela Alam”, Foot without pain campaign launches a hospital outreach program to not only educate but to spot and help diabetes patients manage Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) nerve disease
The campaign launched by Kuwait Diabetes Society (KDS) is a one-stop solution to educate, early spot, and offer full support to help manage the life-changing DPN nerve disease.
Taking steps today to protect steps of diabetics in the future, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital is the
first in Kuwait to adopt the one-stop solution, part of the campaign activities for diabetics.
“Qadam Bela Alam” campaign was derived from the pressing need to tackle DPN as there is approximately 399,000 diabetics in Kuwait and the prevalence of DPN is 39 per cent.
KUWAIT, 1 April 2018: Kuwait Diabetes Society (KDS) ......read more
…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
Kuwait, 05 June 2017: The Promenade mall, the neighborhood destination in the heart of Kuwait, has teamed up with Faisal Clinic, local doctors, dieticians and fitness professionals to encourage the people of Kuwait to stay active and healthy during Ramadan with a fun fitness program.
With an objective of bringing together the entire spectrum of Kuwait’s society to workout under one roof and enhance community spirit during the Holy Month, the ‘Get Fit Ramadan’ program is designed to take place at the mall, Sundays through Wednesdays, until June 14. The pre-iftar one-hour session from 5-6pm targets all members of the family and community with 5 different training programs tailored for different age groups and genders, whether guests want to enjoy a light walk or a higher intensity workout. There is also a special ......read more
In collaboration with Kuwait Central Blood Bank
Kuwait, 13 April 2017: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, reinforced its commitment and social responsibility to the local community by conducting a blood donation for the Hotel colleagues. The campaign under the theme “I Make a Difference”, was marked by a symbolic release of red balloons by the resort’s private beach to represent the start of the initiative.
On this occasion, General Manager Hakan Petek said: “We are proud to have our colleagues participate in this blood drive which is a live-saving cause. The gift of one’s own blood to save another life is a gracious commitment. At the same time, I would like to convey our appreciation to Kuwait Blood Bank for their enduring support in ......read more
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
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
Omani healthcare giant launches Badr Al Samaa Medical Centre in Farwaniya with special 50% discount offer on specialist services
Badr Al Samaa Group of Hospitals, the number one private hospitals group in Sultanate of Oman, has opened its first venture in Kuwait - the Badr Al Samaa Medical Centre in Farwaniya.
The Medical Centre, launched in association with Dr Nadeem Abdul Azeez Al Duaij, a dynamic and highly qualified Intensivist in Kuwait, was inaugurated this month by H.E. Sheikh Faisal Al-Humoud Al-Malek Al-Sabah, Governor of Farwaniya, in a ceremony attended by dignitaries, officials and community leaders.
Mr. Abdul Latheef, Director of Badr Al Samaa Group of Hospitals, said: “Our vision to enter the Kuwait health sector was to establish a world-class multi-specialty hospital to cater to the needs of the ......read more
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
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
The company plans to increase its presence in Kuwait to reach a team of 25-30 employees
Kuwait, July 10, 2016: Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, announced today that it has recently opened its new office in the State of Kuwait. The opening ceremony was held in YIACO Medical Company’s (YIACO) headquarters, in Salmiya, and where senior representatives from both companies were present.
YIACO’s management team included Dr. Bader Altraiji, Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Mohamed Barham, Chief Operational Officer; Dr. Fawaz Al Omi, Chief Communications Officer and Dr. Abdulla Al Bader, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Manager. Representing Boehringer Ingelheim were Mazen Bachir, Country Manager – Gulf and Iran and the company’s wider team in ......read more
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
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
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 few pounds to look her most fabulous. She turned to celebrity personal trainer Daniel Sten. Highly recommended in elite social circles, Daniel is known for a very effective, customized personal training program that maximizes fat burning and toning in the shortest amount of time. From their first meeting, Daniel emphasized the importance of calories in a diet and that your total caloric intake will determine whether you will lose or gain weight. ......read more
Al Borg Laboratories, the largest chain of largest laboratories in MENA has announced their participation as Platinum sponsor of the Arab Health 2016, the largest health and medical trade show in the Middle East. Taking place from 25th to 28th January, Arab Health anticipates more than 93,000 delegates and 4,000 exhibitors coming together to showcase progress and achievement in the sector.
With an impeccable track record of more than 15 years in the laboratory business Al Borg is present in Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Oman ,Bahrain, Kuwait and Ethiopia. It is the largest chain of private standalone medical laboratories in MENA region with over 40 branches conducting over 6 Million tests a year. Over the years the company has developed strong clientele across the GCC market supported by strong logistic facility and a combine professional ......read more
41.4% of girls and 60.4% of boys between the age of 15-18 classified as obese or overweight in Kuwait
Kuwait, 26 November 2015: A team of consultants from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London and University College London Institute of Child Health conducted research to see if obese children suffered from stiffer arteries when compared to children of a more ideal weight. Obesity affects 1.4 million adults around the world and is linked to multiple health issues which can lead to an earlier death. 41.4% of girls between the age of 15-18 and 60.4% of boys of the same age were classified as obese or overweight in Kuwait between 2010-2011, making obesity a growing health concern for children. The researchers decided to focus on a common feature in overweight adults – the stiffening of blood vessels – to see if ......read more
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 involved as #CentroGoesRed
General Manager, Mr Michael Kasch remarked, “We’re committed to the betterment of the community we operate in and whole heartedly, with the support of our guests and colleagues engage in various CSR initiatives” He further explained, “This campaign is designed to raise awareness on the need for healthy blood in emergencies. Since the shelf life of blood is only 42 days, we highly encourage people ......read more
UAE, October 8, 2015 - H.E. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health, has participated in the recently concluded 62nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) held in Kuwait from October 5 to 8, 2015 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah, Kuwait’s Prime Minister.
Al Owais said: “The UAE’s participation in the 62nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean is part of our government’s commitment to support international efforts aimed at achieving global health security and free the world from infectious and non-infectious diseases. The Ministry of Health is keen on participating in all scientific meetings to develop an advanced strategy enabling the smooth transition from Millennium ......read more
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 important for anyone taking care of children, and is one of the most effective ways to prevent any form of illness. However, there’s more to hygiene than just hand washing, though that’s a good start.
Schools can also provide an arena where good hygiene can be shown at its best, and certain behaviors such as hand washing can become an engrained habit at a young age. Setting up a routine of healthy hygiene when your kids ......read more
18 Percent of Kuwaitis Suffer from the Disease;
Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Be Seven Times More Likely to Require Medical Attention While Fasting
Kuwait City, Kuwait: Global research indicates, although not obligatory, diabetes patients can choose to fast during Ramadan provided that strict precautionary measures are taken.
Almost 18 percent of the population in Kuwait suffer from diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Foundation, with over 7 percent of cases undiagnosed. During the Holy month of Ramadan, millions of diabetes patients around the world choose to participate in the Islamic ritual of fasting from sunrise to sunset.
While fasting may be safely accomplished by diabetes patients, Islamic scholars around the world unanimously agree that fasting is not obligatory if it will cause severe harm for ......read more
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 among GCC citizens, experts at Apollo Hospitals reminded that glaucoma could pose a major healthcare challenge for the Gulf States in spite of the economic prosperity and exceptional quality of life in the region.
Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerves are damaged as a result of pressure build-up inside the eye. The pressure build-up, known as intra-ocular pressure, blocks the optic nerve from transmitting images to the brain, ......read more
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 accumulated toxins and rejuvenate itself.
Normal changes that occur during fasting
The body enters a state of fasting approximately 8 hours after the last meal. After this time the body sugars stored in the liver and muscles are first utilized for energy. When the body runs out of sugar then the fats are mobilized for sustaining the energy needed. During a typical dawn to dusk fasting, there is a gentle transition of utilizing the sugars first and ......read more
UAE, June 6, 2017- Cerner Middle East & Africa today announced the appointment of two additional general managers to strengthen its client engagement model in the Middle East. Adrian Dey has been appointed as the new general manager for Qatar, and Michael Schelper, chief operating officer in the Middle East & Africa, will take on the additional role of general manager for the United Arab ......read more
Organo Coffee is the home of ordinary people creating extraordinary incomes drinking and sharing a healthier, organic coffee. Live your dreams.
Organo Gold is a global network marketing company currently providing services in 35 countries. People from all over the globe are not only enjoying the benefits and great taste of Organo Gold’s gourmet beverages, personal care products and ......read more
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
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
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’ is derived from the Arabic word ‘ramida or ‘ar-ramad’, which means scorching heat or dryness. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) according to Islamic belief.
This annual observance is regarded to be very holy ......read more
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult with a medical professional for more information.
1) People with diabetes need to go on a special diet during Ramadan
Myth! The good news is if you are already following a balanced diet, as is recommended for everyone, living with Type ......read more
Diabetes and Fasting
Is it Ok for me to fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan, if I am living with diabetes?
During fasting, about eight hours after the last meal our bodies start to make use of energy stores to keep blood glucose (sugar) levels normal. For most people, this is not harmful.
However, a problem can occur if you are living with diabetes, such ......read more
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
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
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 05 May, 2015: Suffering from a joint pain, stiffness with a swelling? Most people would consult a General Practitioner or take over the counter pain relief medication in the hope that the aches and pains would go away. However, this could be an indication of a more serious problem, namely rheumatoid arthritis. According to the Emirates Arthritis Foundation, 20% ......read more
Restylane® fillers and Restylane Skinboosters™ will be put to the test in a unique campaign by Sharon Stone
Details of the challenge and the results will be unveiled at a live event in May
The initiative aims to build trust in aesthetic treatments by demonstrating natural-looking results of Restylane in real life
MONACO(May 4,2015) -Today, Sharon Stone has embarked on a ......read more
Kuwait, 30 April 2015: Children with the most severe form of the immune condition Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome have been successfully treated using gene therapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
The treatment, reported in the journal JAMA, meant that the children went from spending an average of 25 days in hospital in the two years prior to gene therapy to no days in the ......read more
Kuwait, 26 April 2015: While the majority of antibiotics prescribed during pregnancy do not increase the risk of term babies being born with epilepsy or cerebral palsy, a class of antibiotics known as macrolides may carry a small risk, finds research by teams at the UCL Institute of Child Health, research partner of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
While the finding, published in PLOS ONE, ......read more
In Middle East and North Africa (MENA), stroke is increasingly becoming a major health problem, with projections that deaths from it will nearly double by 20301. Specialists have highlighted the lack of data in the epidemiology of stroke in MENA region as a major challenge, while emphasizing on the urgent need to develop strategies to prevent and better care for stroke patients in the ......read more
• Arabian Healthcare Group on a mission to prevent, treat and help patients manage Diabetes with a special focus on complications of the disease.
• Group’s Wellness Division to work with corporate and schools to prevent the ......read more
As a part of celebrating 15 years of their establishment in the UAE, the dermatology centre held an evening soiree attended by members of the royal family, prominent business and media personalities, celebrities and socialites alike
Dermacare crowns Dr. Fazeela Abbassi as the first Miss Dermacare
Headed by Dr. Ikramullah Al Nasir, Founder President and CEO, Dermacare Group has ......read more
With spring already fading and the sounds of summer slowly but surely beckoning, it is time to start thinking on ways to protect ourselves and our loved ones as we enjoy our time in the sun. OLIMPIA CARMEN, Cosmetologist and Laser expert at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery clinic takes time to answer questions on Melasma, which she terms as a common skin ailment that she sees and treats on a daily ......read more
10 March 2015, Kuwait City, Kuwait: The latest innovations in heart disease treatment, including revolutionary dissolvable heart stents, were presented at the Kuwait Cardiac Society Conference last week.
According to the World Health Organisation, heart disease is an increasingly serious health issue in Kuwait and is responsible for as many as 40 per cent of all deaths in the ......read more
One in Seven Adults and Children in Kuwait Diagnosed with the Condition: Professor of Medicine at Kuwait University
Kuwait City, Kuwait: As the pollen count rises during spring and autumn, sufferers of respiratory conditions such as asthma in Kuwait are advised to take caution when they go outside, according to local doctor, Professor Mousa Khadadah.
Respiratory conditions such as ......read more
Experts from PA Consulting Group believe the Gulf’s love of high-tech gadgets can change lifestyles to improve health and wellbeing
Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2015: The Gulf region’s insatiable appetite for the latest gadgets, high-tech smartphones and constant social media connectivity is presenting a wealth of opportunities for ‘telehealth’ – wearable technology ......read more
The company is willing to work together with the Kuwaiti Government to help control drug expenditure by providing accessible, European-quality drugs
After two years operating in the UAE, Cinfa now projects a 5-10% market share in key therapeutic areas in Kuwait
Kuwait’s chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma and hypertension raise demand for affordable quality ......read more
Wound is defined as a disruption in the continuous structure of the skin, which may at times extend to internal layers lying deep below the skin. Traditionally wound was defined as any bleeding of extremities or vital organs visible from outside, modern science has currently included the occurrence of internal wounds within the definition of wound. The nature of a wound may vary from simple ......read more