Medical Tourism on the rise in GCC says experts at the International Medical Conference and Exhibition in DubaiPatients considering seeking medical and wellness treatments abroad will be able to connect with leading experts in medical tourism and even find...
Philips is making a clear move from being a "bulb company" to shouldering corporate social responsibilityPhilips is reinventing itself as something more than just a light bulb manufacturing company. It is donning the hat of being a corporate giant looking towards...
You read that right, obesity is hurting the global economy! An alarming number of 2.1 billion people or let us say 30% of the global population is either overweight or obese. And that is no good news! Apart from the...
Coke's new advertisement attempts to transform guilt into reward - by making people feel like they "earned" their Coke through a 23 minute bike ride, the can of Coke becomes a deserved reward rather than a guilty pleasure. This brilliant...
The $68 Billion Challenge - Quantifying and Tackling the Burden of Chronic Diseases in the GCC: report by Booz CompanyUrgent Need for GCC Governments to Develop National and GCC-Wide Non-communi­cable Diseases (NCD) AgendasIf GCC governments fail to enact measures to...
Wealth is often a curse to health; especially in a thriving economy that boasts ample resources. The UAE is easily categorised as a nation where the issues of obesity and diabetes are posing a dangerous threat to a percentage of...
When we complain about pollution and how it holds the potential to affect our health, we are usually referring to the air we breathe outdoors. However, it should be noted the quality of our indoor environment is often more...
Undoubtedly, marketing is the communicating force for a business to promote its idea or selling proposition. However, what is more important is the form of marketing employed by an entity that determines the success of the communication strategy. And...
Researchers from Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) and their European counterparts, have completed their research to discover a genetic marker in patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) are most likely to develop cancer. Scientists from Imperial College, London and CNRS-Lille,...
Experts leading a new public screening campaign in Qatar, named Action on Diabetes, have highlighted that an estimated 16 percent of the state’s adult population is diabetic.The campaign has based its findings on screening of adults between the ages...
Qatar, the world’s richest country, is taking measures on an urgent basis to counter the challenge posed to its nation’s health by obesity.Last year, the tiny state of Qatar was ranked as the most obese nation in the world....
View some photograpically-beautiful and healthy entrées here, then download the free Ramadan e-cookbook (hyperlink enclosed at the end of the article). Ramadan is the time when people tend to eat unhealthy foods. Often, it's a feast during breaking the fast, and...
Dubai has announced a new contest to raise awareness to help fight obesity in the Emirate. The "Your Weight in Gold" contest will reward UAE residents who shed more than two kilograms with one gram of gold/per kilogram lost. The...
It can be said that electronic media is a force that has led to the building of partnerships among different organisations, both local and national, to ensure continued development of society at large.Investment in GCC eHealth can help promote...
During an event hosted at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai today, MSD announced the launch of a new fertility treatment; MSD Elonva, that is expected to bring new hope to thousands of couples across the country. (MSD Elonva Corifollitropin...
A new medicine for endometriosis was announced during the two-day Obs-Gyne Exhibition & Congress, held March 31 - April 2, 2013, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, UAE. Previously, the only remedy available for the medical condition...
Mafraq Hospital recently held a men’s health awareness campaign for governmental authority employees. Mafraq Hospital shows its commitment to the region by regularly running community outreach programmes and this campaign was brought directly to the relevant population of men...
American fast food giant McDonald’s has declared that it will display nutritional information on the packaging of all food products sold at its restaurants across the Gulf.In recent years, an increasing number of Gulf populace has been affected with...
The US-based PSOMAS has completed the infrastructure plan for the mega International Medical City (IMC) project in Oman.Apex Medical Group is leading the development of this modern healthcare project, which will serve the growing regional and international healthcare needs....
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Governments are to face unprecedented demands in healthcare in the coming decades, partly owing to the high prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes.The current model where most of the direct healthcare costs are taken...
Sharjah's healthcare sector is expected to grow by 9.3 percent over the next four years to reach AED6.55 by 2016, according to a recent study released by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq). Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal CEO...
Passion: An intense desire or enthusiasm for something Determination: Firmness of purpose; resoluteness The above definitions are from the dictionary on my MacBook Pro. When we read definitions of any word, we accept it verbatim.Blindly believing that we know what it means. But...
  The incidence of Diabetes in the Middle East is on an alarming rise. This  is not only detrimental to people’s lifestyle and health, but also  to the productivity of an economy. The Middle East and North Africa Region have...
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in its shocking report titled ‘Avoiding Future Famines,’ revealed one-third of food produced globally is wasted and fails to reach the consumers' plate. The amount of wastage exceeds 1.3 billion tonnes every year, the...
Psychopaths have baffled and amazed scientists for centuries. According to Dr. Sabrina Weber, professor of Psychiatry and Physiotherapy, Aachen University, Germany, “Psychopathy” can be seen as special subtype of personality disorder. The concept was discussed in 19th century by...
Soft drink addicts would have to pay 50% more for their favourite beverage as authorities in the Gulf are pondering to impose a tax on these products, media reports suggested on Tuesday.The proposed tax will hit tobacco users as...
Obesity is reaching epidemic levels and no country seems to be immune to this disease. Though the concern for health is evident for many, the financial burden on a country's economy could be crippling. The US has just started...
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have given strong indications of doubling customs tariffs on cigarette and other tobacco imports from next month.According to a senior Saudi official, finance ministers from six Gulf states scheduled to meet in May to approve...
According to a new study, old people who are particular about dental hygiene are likely to be free from heart attack or stroke in comparison to their peers who are less concerned about their oral hygiene.Around 22,000 Taiwanese adults...
According to the International Obesity Taskforce, Qatar is the fattest nation in the world, where half of all adults are obese and 17% of the population is suffering from diabetes.By comparison America, which is often assumed to be the fattest,...
According to a recent report by Beverage Digest, which measured the Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSD) market size in the US, there might be a decline in soft drink consumption in times ahead. The study said that CSD consumption was...
Do you have any idea how humans became the swarming, world-straddling species that we are today? Out of so many other reasons you could think of, cooking is one of the biggest reasons for giving a new outlook to...
Tian Shan Xue Lian is a rare white flower found in snow-capped mountains. It is revered as a panacea and an elixir so powerful that can bring the dead back to life. This cusped, wrinkly flower, the size of...
Whether the term cold fights cold is technically true or false, researchers and scientists are optimistic that coughing, wheezing and spluttering masses that hit the streets every winter is soon going to be a thing of the past thanks...
Kroger Co. (KR), Walgreen Co. (WAG) and other retailers pull out newborn formula manufactured by Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. (MJN) following death caused of a newborn. Another newborn infected with the same bacteria was also fed with the same...
The world is becoming more and more obsessed about healthy diet and while shopping in the supermarkets we see more and more people standing in the aisles between the food shelves carefully reading tiny letters on colorful packages. These...
To read this article I want you to do the following:Forget religion, morality and ethics; instead think HUMANITY!If you were a doctor in charge of the intensive care ward at a hospital and you have a patient who suffers...
Majority of residents in Middle East indulge in meat-based diet, which pushes the minority vegetarian group in an awkward predicament. Meveg, a vegetarian support group in Dubai, hopes to introduce a vegetarian lifestyle. The group aims to educate and...