One of the most powerful superfoods, honey protects you from cancer and keeps your immune system strong
(Natural News) Honey has been used in medicine for well over 5,000 years. Now, researchers from United Arab Emirates University have found that honey from certain regions – particularly those that have arid climates – can be used to treat major chronic diseases, including cancer. The results of their study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, investigated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The powerful antioxidant and anti-cancer effects of arid region honey
(Natural News) The arid region honey can be used as a therapeutic product for chronic diseases, including cancer, according to researchers from United Arab Emirates University. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, compared varieties of honey from desert climates against those from non-arid regions to establish which variety contained more antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Are the Best Places to See the Lunar Eclipse on July 27
The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is about to happen on Friday, July 27. While the 2018 lunar eclipse won’t be visible from the U.S., places all around the world — including the Middle East and Greece — will be in prime locations to see the celestial event. After searching for areas that are projected to have the clearest skies and longest window of time to see the entire four-hour eclipse, TIME compiled a list of the best places to see the July 27 total lunar eclipse. Cairo, Egypt People in Cairo will be able to see the entire lunar eclipse — and it’s likely that there won&r...
Source: TIME: Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gabby Raymond Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

American College of Rheumatology and Emirates Society for Rheumatology co-host Conference
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is collaborating with the Emirates Society for Rheumatology (ESR) to co-host their 4th Annual Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 19-21, 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UAE imposes ban on birds from Russia after flu outbreak: WAM
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned the import of domestic and wild live birds, as well as their meat and meat products from Russia after a bird flu outbreak, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen: Airstrike hits MSF cholera treatment center in Abs
This attack by the Saudi- and Emirati-led coalition shows complete disrespect for medical facilities and patients. Health centers are #NotATarget.   Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

UAE bans fruits from Indian state after Nipah virus outbreak
DUBAI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from the southern Indian state of Kerala where 13 people have died due to an outbreak of the rare brain-damaging Nipah virus, the Gulf state said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UAE bans vegetables from India's Kerala, animals from South Africa
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from the Indian state of Kerala after an outbreak of the Nipah virus (NiV) there, the Gulf state's ministry of environment said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
Disease news outbreak for mers in uae. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Assessment of the knowledge of United Arab Emirates dentists of child maltreatment, protection and safeguarding - Al Hajeri H, Al Halabi M, Kowash M, Khamis AH, Welbury R, Hussein I.
AIM: Child safeguarding is society's responsibility. Dentists are uniquely positioned to recognise Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) in dental practice and the wider society. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced a child protection law in 2016. We aimed to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

United Arab Emirates: Entering into a Sustainable Future
View from the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Credit: Ravin VimeshBy Maged SrourROME, May 14 2018 (IPS)   The end of the oil age In the early 1970’s the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was an impoverished desert, with little access to food, water and well-paying jobs. Today, this country looks nothing like it was fifty years ago. Thanks to oil, the UAE has completely transformed and now is one of the most developed economies in the Middle East, if not the world: its per capita GDP is equal to those of highly developed European nations ($68,000 – 2017 est.). Weal...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

North Yemen: Living under the daily barrage of airstrikes
The international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes in northwest  Yemen, leaving people living in the region more vulnerable than ever.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Living under the daily barrage of airstrikes
The intensified air assault led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates leaves civilians in northwest Yemen more vulnerable than ever.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

North Yemen: Living under the daily barrage of airstrikes
May 14, 2018Since December 2017 the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes against Houthi rebels in northwestYemen, leaving people living in the region more vulnerable than ever.Just a few kilometers from the frontline lies Haydan village in Saada governorate, a mountainous region with almost no medical facilities. The endless barrage of airstrikes has made transport here extremely challenging. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Learning from the past: traffic safety in the eyes of affected local community in Abu Dhabi City, United Arab Emirates - Alkheder S.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) witnessed over the past few decades unprecedented economic growth associating the oil and gas prosperous industry. This fact along with the fast construction process of new road systems and infrastructure services generated heavy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Yemen: Scores of civilians treated after airstrikes target Sana ’a city center
Airstrikes by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition aimed at the Presidential office in the heart of Sana ’a, Yemen, killed at least six people and injured 72 others.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Scores of civilians treated after airstrikes target Sana ’a city center
Press releaseYemen: Scores of civilians treated after airstrikes target Sana ’a city centerMay 08, 2018NEW YORK/SANA'A, MAY 8, 2018—A series of airstrikes by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition aimed at the Presidential office in the heart of Sana’a, Yemen, killed at least six people and injured 72 others on Monday morning, according to staff at two hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières ( MSF) who received the dead and wounded. The airstrikes took place in a bustling area near a hotel, bank, pharmacies, and shops. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Climate change to cause dramatic drop in Persian Gulf biodiversity and fisheries potential
(University of British Columbia) The Persian Gulf, also known as the Arabian Gulf, may lose up to 12 per cent of its marine biodiversity in some areas before the end of the century if countries in the region do not take measures to address climate change. A business-as-usual climate scenario will severely affect species richness off the coast of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the end of the century. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Human Trafficking for Organs: Ending abuse of the Poorest
By Maged SrourROME, Apr 30 2018 (IPS)Organ transplantation is one of the most incredible medical achievements of the past century. Since the first successful transplants, which took place in the 1950s, organ transplantation has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Dr. Francis Delmonico, is a transplant surgeon with a long career, serving also as an Adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO). Credit: Harvard Health Policy ReviewGlobally about 125,000 people undergo organ transplantation each year. This number is small in the face of demand for organs widely outstripping supply and consequently c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Yemen: MSF Condemns Airstrikes on a Wedding Party in Hajjah
Press releaseYemen: MSF Condemns Airstrikes on a Wedding Party in HajjahApril 24, 2018SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, APRIL 24, 2018 —The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received 63 wounded in a hospital it supports in Hajjah,Yemen, following a series of nighttime airstrikes by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition on a wedding party in a remote, impoverished village in Bani Qays district on April 22. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Construction Workers May Have Found the Mummy of a Long-Lost Iranian Shah
(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — A mummified body discovered near the site of a former royal mausoleum in Iran may be the remains of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and the father of the country’s last shah. The recent find of the gauze-wrapped body — and the speculation it triggered — puts new hurdles in the way of the Islamic Republic’s efforts to fully erase the country’s dynastic past, which includes the jack-hammered destruction of the autocrat’s tomb immediately after the 1979 revolution. Yet, as disaffection and economic problems grow ahead of the Islami...
Source: TIME: Science - April 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jon Gambrell / AP Tags: Uncategorized Iran onetime Source Type: news

The legal importance of blood alcohol limits for driving in German law with a comparative study of Emirati and Egyptian legislation - Bakdash AA, Bux R, Moustafa KH.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is a crime or offence according to the laws of most countries. DUI increases the risk of traffic accidents as well as the severity and outcome of injuries that result from them. Some countries have a so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

3 million people living in Dubai will undergo genetic testing
In an unprecedented move, officials in the city in the United Arab Emirates have announced they want to create a genome database for every resident and non-citizen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aster DM Healthcare $153 million IPO subscribed 1.3 times
(Reuters) - United Arab Emirates-based Aster DM Healthcare Ltd's initial public offering (IPO) of shares on the Indian exchanges to raise 9.80 billion rupees ($153.34 million) was subscribed 1.3 times on the last day of the sale on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UAE, Qatar Donate Funds to Stave Off Gaza Health Crisis UAE, Qatar Donate Funds to Stave Off Gaza Health Crisis
The United Arab Emirates has donated $2 million and Qatar has pledged another $9 million to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, staving off a threatened shut-down of emergency hospital generators in the impoverished Palestinian enclave, officials said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

WHO calls for sustainable solution to health sector power shortages in Gaza
8 February, 2018, Gaza Strip – Gaza’s health sector was on the verge of collapse due to dwindling fuel supplies until the United Arab Emirates stepped in this week with a US$2 million grant to sustain hospital backup generators for critical health services. The donation will provide enough fuel to keep facilities running for several months.  “The UAE’s timely support will save lives, but a more sustainable solution is required to address the chronic fuel and power shortages in Gaza that leave health facilities consistently on the verge of closure,” says Dr. Gerald Rockenschaub, Head of W...
Source: WHO EMRO News - February 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Dubai's Deputy Ruler opens Arab Health 2018
The Deputy Ruler of Dubai and United Arab Emirates Minister of Finance, Sheikh...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Arab Health 2018 adds 8 conferences Arab Health 2018 confirms speakers Dubai deputy ruler opens Arab Health 2017 UAE sheikh inaugurates Arab Health 2016 Dubai's ruler opens Arab Health exhibit floor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sheikh attends Arab Health 2018 opening
The Deputy Ruler of Dubai and United Arab Emirates Minister of Finance Sheikh...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Arab Health 2018 adds 8 conferences Arab Health 2018 confirms speakers Dubai deputy ruler opens Arab Health 2017 UAE sheikh inaugurates Arab Health 2016 Dubai's ruler opens Arab Health exhibit floor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Suicide attempters in Abu Dhabi: is criminal prosecution associated with patients' guardedness? - Shahrour TM, Mohan S, Siddiq M, El Hammasi K, Alsaadi T.
The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between legal status and guardedness in patients who attempted suicide in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The consultation-liaison team assessed 355 patients admitted for suicidal/self- injurious... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
On 11 December 2017, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection. Detailed information concerning the case reported, a 39-year-old male residing in Hemma Region, Oman can be found in a separate document (see link below). The case is currently asymptomatic, is in home isolation in Oman, and is being monitored for the development of symptoms. 

 (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

UAE's NMC Healthcare Plans $800 Mln in Investments From 2018 UAE's NMC Healthcare Plans $800 Mln in Investments From 2018
United Arab Emirates-based hospital operator NMC Healthcare has $800 million available to start investing in 2018 in the Gulf and other markets, its chief executive told Reuters in an interview.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

UAE doctors replace girl's thumb using her index finger
The unnamed girl, from United Arab Emirates, was born without any bones in her thumb, doctors  at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain revealed in a public statement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child restraint system use in the United Arab Emirates - Bendak S, Alkhaledi K.
Deaths and injuries among infants due to traffic crashes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are very high when compared to other countries. An efficient way to improve the safety of children in moving vehicles is to use Child Restraint Systems (CRS) to hold... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

From soft drink taxes to detecting people at risk, the United Arab Emirates is promoting health by beating noncommunicable diseases
His dizzy spells came often, as did feelings of tiredness and passing of urine. For 10 years, Salem Hamad Al Mehairi knew something was wrong, but he couldn't put his finger on it. But the mystery was solved with just one visit to his local primary health centre in Dubai, which had been upgraded, in line with WHO recommendations, to routinely screen all patients for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), like cardiovascular and lung diseases, some cancers and type 2 diabetes. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Feature [doctype], United Arab Emirates [country] Source Type: news

Assessment of elementary school teachers' level of knowledge and attitude regarding traumatic dental injuries in the United Arab Emirates - Awad MA, AlHammadi E, Malalla M, Maklai Z, Tariq A, Al-Ali B, Al Jameel A, El Batawi H.
INTRODUCTION: In this cross-sectional study, the level of knowledge and attitude of elementary school teachers regarding traumatic dental injuries (TDI) were assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed to 330 elementary school ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Pediatric falls from windows and balconies: incidents and risk factors as reported by newspapers in the United Arab Emirates - Grivna M, Al-Marzouqi HM, Al-Ali MR, Al-Saadi NN, Abu-Zidan FM.
BACKGROUND: Falls of children from heights (balconies and windows) usually result in severe injuries and death. Details on child falls from heights in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not easily accessible. Our aim was to assess the incidents, personal, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Telehealth startup Health at Hand gets $3.1M, preps for UAE launch
Health at Hand, a telehealth startup targeting Middle East markets, announced that it has received $3.1 million in seed funding and will be launching its platform this Sunday in the United Arab Emirates. An unnamed regional family office anchored the funding round, which brings the company to approximately $4.1 million in total funding. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Yoga and aerobic exercise together may improve heart disease risk factors
(American College of Cardiology) Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels when compared to patients who practiced either Indian yoga or aerobic exercise alone, according to research to be presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference Oct. 19-21, 2017 in Dubai. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack patients may use inefficient coping methods for stress
(American College of Cardiology) Patients with a history of heart attack were more likely to use emotion-focused coping strategies for stress such as eating more or drinking alcohol, while patients without a history of heart attack or heart disease used problem-focused coping strategies, according to research to be presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference Oct. 19-21, 2017 in Dubai. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference to kick off in Dubai
(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology will host the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with ACC Middle East Conference 2017 in Dubai from Oct. 19-21, 2017, bringing together top experts to discuss and review new, relevant cardiovascular science pertinent to the Middle East. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disentangling age-gender interactions associated with risks of fatal and non-fatal road traffic injuries in the Sultanate of Oman - Al-Aamri AK, Padmadas SS, Zhang LC, Al-Maniri AA.
OBJECTIVE: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the leading cause of disability-adjusted life years lost in Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. Injury prevention strategies often overlook the interaction of individual and behavioural risk factors in a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news