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


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Portrait of a Nation: Emirati runner shows there's no fast track to health but change can be achieved

The biog : 35 : Wife and kids : Changes all the time but my new favourite is Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman : Bora Bora , French Polynesia : Jabel Hafeet, I also enjoy running the 30km loop in Al Wathba cycling track Once obese and heading towards an old age plagued with health problems, life is very different now for Emirati Khaled Al Suwaidi who wants to show others what can be done with a little determination. In just three years, Mr Al Suwaidi, an executive director of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research...
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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...
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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...

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 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...
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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...
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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...