The Same Characteristics Can Be Acquired Differently When It Comes to Neurons, New Research Shows

Distinct molecular mechanisms can generate the same features in different neurons, a team of scientists has discovered. Its findings, which appear in the journal Cell, enhance our understanding of brain cell development. “We now have a better comprehension of how neurons form and acquire the features that allow them to fulfill their function in neuralRead more about The Same Characteristics Can Be Acquired Differently When It Comes to Neurons, New Research Shows[...] Read More

Zulekha Hospital introduces ‘Lose More Win More’ campaign in support of UAE’s quest to fight obesity

Obesity is a major cause of NCDs (Non Communicable Diseases) which account for 76% of all deaths in the UAE Zulekha Hospital has announced the results of its ‘Lose More Win More’ campaign which is an employee drive designed to raise awareness on the importance of combatting obesity in UAE. The campaign involved an employeeRead more about Zulekha Hospital introduces ‘Lose More Win More’ campaign in support of UAE’s quest to fight obesity[...] Read More

Early risers less likely to develop depression, new study suggests

Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new study by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The study of more than 32,000 female nurses, publishedRead more about Early risers less likely to develop depression, new study suggests[...] Read More

American Hospital Dubai Extends Its Pioneering Track Record for International Accreditations and Outperforms International Benchmarks for Patient Care

First internationally accredited hospital in the Middle East earns 7th ‘Gold Seal’ from JCI, and earns further 9th CAP accreditation, with patient satisfaction running above 95%, marking 21 years of healthcare excellence American Hospital Dubai, the pioneering private multi-specialty hospital, has announced its latest accreditations by Joint Commission International (JCI) and College of American PathologistsRead more about American Hospital Dubai Extends Its Pioneering Track Record for International Accreditations and Outperforms International Benchmarks for Patient Care[...] Read More

Adolescents who consume a diet high in saturated fats may develop poor stress coping skills, signs of post-traumatic stress disorder as adults

Rat study provides insights into impact of diet on brain fuctioning during critical developmental period A new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity shows that adolescent rats who consume a diet high in saturated fats have a harder time coping with stress as adults. Moreover, researchers from Loma Linda University in CaliforniaRead more about Adolescents who consume a diet high in saturated fats may develop poor stress coping skills, signs of post-traumatic stress disorder as adults[...] Read More

Emirati double amputee becomes first in the region to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics.

Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Mediclinic, Mercuris and Immensa Technology Labs, an Emirati double amputee recently became the first to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics. The department of humanitarian services at the DHA fully supported and funded the initiative. Twenty-five year old Emirati, Fahad Mohammed Ali, a ParalympicRead more about Emirati double amputee becomes first in the region to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics.[...] Read More

Cleveland Clinic’s annual patient experience summit to draw international experts and attendees

Cleveland Clinic’s ninth annual Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit, will bring together patient experience leaders, healthcare CEOs, policy leaders, designers and innovators from across the world to discuss vital healthcare and experience topics, such as technology and innovation, access, quality and safety, and continuous improvement. The 2018 summit is being held June 18-20 atRead more about Cleveland Clinic’s annual patient experience summit to draw international experts and attendees[...] Read More

GSK distributes 8,500 ecofriendly Iftar meal bags to people across the GCC

– GSK launches a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, supported by the Year of Zayed, to further values of sustainability and human development – Out of the 8,500 ecofriendly Iftar meal bags distributed by 130 GSK volunteers, 2,500 were given to people in the UAE In the spirit of Ramadan and in line with theRead more about GSK distributes 8,500 ecofriendly Iftar meal bags to people across the GCC[...] Read More

Putting your health in your hands with Health at Hand

-Brand new app, Health at Hand, is set to transform how we seek medical advice- -Health at Hand enables patients to see a doctor via video in minutes- Today sees the launch of Health at Hand, a brand, new, free-to-download app which connects patients with high-quality, licensed doctors via video consultation in minutes, wherever andRead more about Putting your health in your hands with Health at Hand[...] Read More

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launches fundraising campaign to help Rohingya Refugees

Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international medical humanitarian organisation, has launched a fundraising campaign for Rohingya Refugees who have fled targeted violence in Myanmar for refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. This campaign was launched to support MSF’s medical operations for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar. So far, MSF has created 10 health posts, threeRead more about Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launches fundraising campaign to help Rohingya Refugees[...] Read More