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WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Testing Over Safety Concerns

The World Health Organization has suspended testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine after a study published in The Lancet reported that COVID-19 patients taking the drug...

Free COVID-19 Tests for UAE Citizens, Domestic Workers, Others

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has ordered...

The Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19

In late April, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its list of COVID-19 symptoms. The CDC initially listed fever, cough, and...

An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials

Studies are underway to test whether giving a shot of BCG vaccine could protect doctors and nurses against COVID-19. One of the oldest vaccines could...
Covid-19 Patients Recovering Quickly with Experimental Drug Remdesivir

Experimental Drug Remdesivir Speeds Recovery from COVID-19

American biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences on Wednesday announced study results showing that patients receiving a 5-day treatment course of Remdesivir achieved similar clinical improvement...

Obesity and Diabetes Diseases Rise in UAE

An estimated 1 in 5 people in the UAE have Diabetes, 47.5% of UAE residents are overweight, with a BMI of between 25 and...

Delivering Insulin in a Pill

Given the choice of taking a pill or injecting oneself with a needle, most of us would opt to regulate a chronic health condition...

Drinking Baking Soda Is a Cheap Way to Combat Diseases

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. They have some of the...

Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease on the Rise

More than four million people worldwide are affected by ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) recent studies have shown that it is...

How Men Can Deal with Cancer Diagnosis

Often the emotional preparation to deal with cancer diagnosis is the toughest test. Any kind of cancer diagnosis is life-changing. There suddenly are many decisions...

What to Do If You Have Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels around the anus. When the pressure on these vessels increases, they swell and turn into small lumps. These lumps...

Shoulder Pain: When to Worry

“A shoulder is a group of bones – humerus, scapula and clavicle that work together for all the movements of the arm and shoulder...

Dubai Health Authority Launches Mobile Skin Clinic

More than 300 visitors received free skin consultation and diagnosis at the Mobile Skin Clinic, launched to raise awareness about skin diseases by visiting...

Breast Cancer Linked to Bacterial Imbalances

Bacteria that live in the body, known as the microbiome, influence many diseases. Most research has been done on the "gut" microbiome, or bacteria...

Depression in teens affects the stomach, anxiety the skin

Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum...

Cancer Cost Reaches Record $100 bn Globally

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases in 2012 alone. The increasing incidence of the disease paired...

Countries on Alert over Ebola Outbreak

The current Ebola epidemic, which started in March in Guinea and is now sweeping across West Africa, is the largest and the deadliest in...

Aging population and disease management key topics at Arab Health

37th edition of Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, the region’s largest healthcare event