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Health


1 month 4 week

Report links low vitamin D levels to lung disease

Low levels of vitamin D have been linked with a high risk of lung disease by a new medical report from John Hopkins University in America. Reviewing medical information gathered on more than 6,000 adults over a 10-year period, Johns Hopkins researchers found that lower than normal blood levels of vitamin D were linked to increased risk of early signs of interstitial lung disease (ILD). ILD is a rare group of disorders that is characterised by lung scarring and inflammation that can lead to disabling and irreversible lung damage. The most recent data analysis, published in the Journal of Nutrition...
1 month 4 week

Virus outbreak prompts Russian bird ban in the UAE

A virus outbreak has prompted UAE environment chiefs to impose a ban on live birds from Russia being brought into the country. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has halted the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs, meats and meat products and non-heat-treated wastes after the outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu, H5N2, on a farm in the central region of Kurskaya Oblast in Russia. The ministry has taken action following a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health regarding the outbreak. The ban is in...
2 month 5 hour

 Pink Caravan Ride awareness campaign detects 11 breast cancer cases

A UAE-wide health campaign has helped eleven women receive breast cancer treatment. The women - aged between 30 and 62 from Sharjah, Ajman, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah - were diagnosed after the Pink Caravan Ride, an awareness campaign organised by the Friends of Cancer Patients helped to set up 8,000 screenings and clinical examinations across the UAE. The eighth edition of the Pink Caravan Ride saw 47 mammography tests carried out at mobile medical clinics, along with 254 mammography tests and 97 ultrasound examinations in partnership with private healthcare providers. The women’s ages covered more than three decades, highlighting...

2 month 2 day

To sleep in or not to sleep in? Science seems as conflicted as the rest of us

Feeling groggy this morning? Welcome to the club: around 90 per cent of UAE residents reportedly get less than eight hours sleep a night. And the effect is more than just drifting off at your desk. Studies have shown that not getting enough sleep can lead to ill-health and an early grave. But now there may be a remedy — making up for lost sleep at the weekend. A study of the sleeping habits of more than 38,000 Swedish adults found the detrimental effects of getting barely five hours sleep during the week was cancelled out by getting at least...
2 month 2 day

Family hope for recovery of Emirati 7-year-old left quadriplegic by hit-and-run

The parents of 7-year-old Meznah Basaloum have lived through any family's worst nightmare. In August 2016, the young Emirati was walking with her older cousin to feed her pet dove when a speeding car lost control and ploughed into her, leaving her crumpled body in the road before driving off. She is lucky to be alive: left in a coma for four weeks, Meznah, who is a twin and one of five children, suffered severe bleeding to her brain and lungs, fractured hips and spinal cord damage that has left her paralysed from the neck down. She has a host...
2 month 5 day

Rescue pets in Abu Dhabi must be registered, Tadweer urges

Animal lovers are being urged to register rescued pets with the government - with the number of strays being adopted in the city on the rise. Tadweer, the emirate's waste management authority, said that all domestic animals should be taken for veterinary testing at the Falcon Hospital, where a medical checkup will be provided for a nominal fee. "With an increasing number of people in Abu Dhabi now adopting stray animals as pets, Tadweer is keen to ensure their safety and protect the community from any contagious diseases that stray animals may carry,” said Mohammed Al Marzouqi, the pest control...

2 month 5 day

Almost one in 10 Emirati women smoke – but most won't admit it

Almost one in 10 Emirati women are smokers – but only a third of those admit to lighting up, a new study has found. The UAE Healthy Future Study found that just 3 per cent of Emirati women and 36 per cent of men confessed to using tobacco, through cigarettes, shisha or midwakh (a small smoking pipe). But when the group of almost 400 participants were tested for cotinine, a substance produced when nicotine is metabolised, 9 per cent of women and 42 per cent of men gave a positive result. It is the first time that self-reported smoking rates...
2 month 1 week

RAK restaurant owner accused of serving expired chicken 

A restaurant-owner accused of serving meals made with expired chicken to more than 100 workers is under investigation by Ras Al Khaimah authorities. An Emirati man filed a complaint against the restaurant to RAK Municipality a few days ago, according to Munther Al Zaabi, director of emirate’s municipality. “He said he had arranged with the restaurant to provide him with iftar meals on daily basis throughout the holy month for more than 100 workers at his farm,” said Mr Al Zaabi. He said the workers soon began complaining that the meals smelled strange and tasted bad. “When their complaints continued,...
2 month 1 week

Lulu Hypermarkets donate Dh1 million to Dubai Cares

Retail chain Lulu has donated Dh1 million to Dubai Cares as part of its 10-year commitment to the charitable organisation, which works to improve the lives of children in the developing world. “The contribution highlights Lulu Hypermarkets’ deeply rooted belief in our cause and the work we do,” said Tariq Al Gurg, chief executive officer of Dubai Cares. “We are very grateful for Lulu’s generosity, which reiterates the incredible spirit of charity and philanthropy that is embedded within the UAE’s business community.” He also acknowledged the group’s efforts to involve customers with engaging campaigns to directly support the work of...

2 month 1 week

Ten-year-old girl airlifted to Abu Dhabi hospital for emergency care

A girl has been airlifted to hospital after suffering from severe abdominal pain. An Abu Dhabi Police helicopter rescue unit took the 10-year-old girl from her home on Dalma Island, 42 kilometres off the coast of Abu Dhabi, to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City for emergency treatment. Police said the mission fell within their goal of responding to emergencies within record time. Air wing units have been used across the UAE for many years to transport people in remote areas in emergency situations to safety or to ensure faster response times for people suffering from a health condition. Common missions include...
2 month 1 week

Saudi-Emirati Co-ordination Council the 'nucleus that brings all Arabs together', says Sheikh Mohammed

The UAE and Saudi joint dialogue is the nucleus that will bring the Arab world together, said Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Sheikh Mohammed’s comments came early Thursday following the at the Peace Palace Jeddah that he chaired, along with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Describing the country as a second home, he said the alliance with Saudi Arabia was a strategic choice that would build on development opportunities and harness the strength of young people who were a vital resource of both nations. “Our alliance with...
2 month 1 week

UAE prepares for organ donor registration programme this summer

More than 1,000 UAE residents and medical experts came together in the capital on Tuesday for a workshop on this summer’s introduction of donor registration. The session, held at Al Raha Theatre, brought together medics, patients, volunteers and residents to talk about organ donation and to encourage more people to help. The UAE has the lowest number of organs donated from deceased people and yet research shows that 68 per cent of the public support it. Although organ donation is still in its early stages here, Dr Ali Al Obaidli, transplant nephrologist and chief academic affairs officer at Abu Dhabi...