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8 takeaways from cancer awareness session

To celebrate International Women’s Day and honour womanhood, Khaleej Times held a wellness camp on breast and cervical cancer for its employees. Yes, the risk of developing breast cancer increases with age but it is crucial to be breast aware at all ages. It was with this intention that the publishing house hosted a session …

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Medical centre for Dubai Healthcare City employees, families open

Some 8,000 healthcare professionals and other employees at the Dubai Healthcare City now have their own medical fitness centre for the processing of their health requirements for their residency and work visas in the world’s largest healthcare free zone. It is expected that other services necessary for the completion of their visas would be fully …

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Indians More Likely To Die From Heart Attacks, Stroke: Experts

Dubai:  Indians are more likely to face premature death due to heart attacks and strokes owing to genetic factors as compared to people of other nationalities, according to doctors in the UAE. Several studies have indicated that Indians are more likely to be affected by this problem at an earlier age as compared to Westerners, …

UAE healthcare market projected to top $19.5 billion by 2020

The Alpen Capital’s GCC Healthcare Industry report issued in February 2016 has forecast growth of the GCC healthcare market from $40.3 billion in 2015 to $71.3 billion in 2020, with hospital beds reaching 113,925. According to the same report, the UAE healthcare market is projected to top $19.5 billion by 2020, achieving an annual average …

India targets medical tourists from Gulf region

The region accounts for around 8 per cent of the total number of medical tourists to India Dubai: India’s Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) delegation is in Dubai to woo medical tourists from the Gulf. “The Indian government has recognised the fact that India has a huge potential for providing the best services to patients …

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India salutes UAE’s hero firefighter

The nation’s martyr Jassim Isa Al Balushi has become popular in India for his heroic act and sacrifice. The Civil Defence Centre in the Indian State of Kerala has saluted the heroism of the Emirati firefighter who lost his life on duty while fighting the fire that broke out on an Emirates Airlines plane at …

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First online pharmacy in GCC launched by Aster

Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Monday launched the first e-commerce store in the health and wellness space in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The launch of the portal – AsterOnline.com – by Aster Pharmacy also coincided with the opening of its 200th outlet. As part of a mission to bring health care closer to …

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Dr Girish Juneja advises schools and parents to unite against obesity

ABU DHABI // Doctors, fitness experts and nutritionists say schools and families have to work together to tackle child obesity before the epidemic creates a generation of children who will be outlived by their parents. “I would really encourage all schools to have simple growth charts for children and they can monitor the weight against …

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Oman Insurance introduces Parents Health insurance plan to cover parents of NRIs

While people live and work in the UAE, the good health of their parents back home always concerns them. Keeping this in mind, the product is designed to cover expenses arising from unforeseen illness and provide benefits like in-patient hospitalization, health check-up, hospital cash benefit, day care treatments and dental and ophthalmic cover to the …

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Hospital or Hotel, hard to tell

The region’s first five-star, luxury hospital is to be built in Dubai with construction expected to start this year, its founder has claimed. It is a new concept and will be the first luxury hospital chain in the Middle East Advet Bhambani Ventures (ABV), the company behind UAE-based healthcare group Lifeline Hospitals, said it has …