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Powerhouse Gym Qatar announces the official opening of its new branch in Tawar Mall

Doha, 06 November 2019:   As part of its expansion plan, Powerhouse Gym Qatar, the leading gym and fitness centers in Doha, celebrated yesterday the official opening of its new branch in Tawar Mall. The celebration welcomed the gym loyal members, business partners, and respected media representatives. Powerhouse Gym Qatar, celebrated the occasion with a distinctive event hosted by the Gym’s General Manager Mr. Adel Al Ansari, where guest along with media members, were introduced to the gym’s state of the art facilities and equipment.  The gym is equipped with the best in class and market machines to the highest worldwide quality and standards. In addition, the gym is supported by some of the best trainers such as the 2018 world champion, Omer HaHamed for the Muscular Physique Category, who was ......read more

The Color Run: Presented by Sahtak Awlan: Your Health First, a WCM-Q Initiative, Returns this January with Love!

As part of The Love Tour, The Color Run will fill Qatar with colors and positive energy   31 October 2019, Doha, Qatar:    The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First, an initiative of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, is returning to Doha on Saturday 25 January 2020 at the Qatar National Convention Centre. As part of the worldwide “Love Tour”, the fun-filled day will be spreading joy and raising awareness of the health benefits of keeping an active lifestyle.    The sixth edition of the Color Run in Qatar enjoys the fun spirit that the event is known for all around the world. Participants will be soaked in bright colors as they run, walk, skip or jog along the 5km course with their family and friends. Everyone will celebrate their achievements at the end with prizes, ......read more

Sidra Medicine successfully operates on Four patients during live Reconstructive Pediatric Urology workshop

Doha, Qatar, 31 October 2019:   Sidra Medicine successfully conducted four live surgeries on day one of its first international workshop on reconstructive pediatric urology.  The pediatric surgeries were performed by Prof. Pippi Salle, Division Chief of Urology at Sidra Medicine and chair of the workshop organizing committee as well as world-renowned international surgeons Dr. Warren Snodgrass and Dr. Nicole Bush. Dr. Warren Snodgrass and Dr. Nicole Bush are joint founders of the Hypospadias Specialty Center in Texas, U.S.A.  The surgeries were streamed live from Sidra Medicine’s Operating Rooms to more than 150 international delegates at the hospital’s main auditorium. The four patients are recovering and expected to be discharged within the next couple of days. In addition to the live ......read more

Msheireb Museums and Barahat Msheireb Turn Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Msheireb Properties Participates in Nationwide efforts to raise awareness on the fight against the disease 20 October 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, announced a series of internal and external activations as the company participates in the nationwide efforts to raise awareness on Breast Cancer during the month of October. Last week, Msheireb Properties lit up the facades of Barahat Msheireb and Msheireb Museums in pink in recognition of the cause. Company employees also received an informative card on Breast Cancer. On 28 October, the company is hosting a dedicated internal session for its female staff, steered by Qatar Cancer Society to further elaborate on the topic and answer any questions. According to many Cancer ......read more

Sit Down with Seth Fights Cancer Through Fitness

Qatar's fastest-growing Sports, Fitness and Health podcast, "Sit Down with Seth" continues on its mission to inspire fitness and an active lifestyle, and with that, this month the podcast and its comedic host Seth, are fittingly promoting changing lives through fundraising its initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness. As Doha's first podcast dedicated to all things for an active lifestyle within Qatar, Sit Down with Seth is a key go-to platform that streams on the Facebook channel of market leaders Force Sport, and as such every Friday morning for the month of October, the platform will capture Seth competing in the global CrossFit Games Open. Kicking off on October 10, viewers can follow Seth on a 'tour' around Qatar's prominent CrossFit locations, such as OX Fitness, T23, CrossFit Oryx and Strong Box ......read more

Sidra Medicine to highlight path to precision medicine for diabetes patients at CUDOS 2019

Doha, Qatar, 19 September 2019:  Sidra Medicine will host the third iteration of its symposium CUDOS - Current Understanding on Diabetes, Obesity, and Related Syndromes. The theme for CUDOS 2019 is Innovative Concepts in Modern Diabetes Management – and will highlight the latest and exciting innovations in the treatment and management of diabetes.  A major focus at CUDOS 2019 is how Sidra Medicine is embarking on its journey towards precision medicine in the care and treatment of children and young people with diabetes. It will highlight major findings and success stories of its precision medicine program and the individualized and preventative strategies for improving prognosis and a patient’s quality of life.  CUDOS 2019 will be held from 20th to 26th November 2019 in Doha, Qatar. In addition to ......read more

Free medical check-up by QIC Group & QLM Life & Medical Insurance well received by residents of Qatar

Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2019:    The free medical check-up organised by QIC Group’s Health & Life insurance entity QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company in celebration of The World Health Day garnered overwhelming success. Initiated now for the third year in a row, both nationals and residents alike benefitted from the free medical checkup services that were made available at various medical centres, clinics and hospitals across Qatar. At Abeer Medical Centers located at Abu Hamour & Industrial Area branches, participants opted for checking Lipid profile i.e. LDL Cholesterol (Bad Cholesterol), HDL Cholesterol (Good Cholesterol), VLDL, Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol, Blood Sugar Fasting, Creatinine - Serum (Kidney Function), ALT (Liver Function Test), Blood Pressure, BMI (Assess Body Fat), Physician ......read more

QIC Group and it's group entity the QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company to provide free health check – up in partnership with healthcare providers

Doha, 3 April, 2019:  QIC Group entity QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company - Qatar’s leading Health & Life Insurer is celebrating World Health Day by offering free medical check-up on 5th April (Friday) for all residents of Qatar. The campaign timings are from 8am-11am at Abeer Medical Centres (Abu Hamour & Industrial Area) & At Aster Medical Center in C- Ring Road, Hilal, Al Rayyan, Al Ghanim, Industrial Area and Al Khor. For the remaining healthcare centres, namely, Asian Medical Center, Al Rabeeh Dental Center, Naseem Al Rabeeh, SAC Mall of Qatar, Elaj Medical Centre, Apollo, Atlas, Future Medical Centre, Planet Medical Centre, Al Safa Medical Medical Polyclinic and Badr Al Samaa, the campaign timings are from 3pm-8pm. Mr. Salem Khalaf Al Mannai, Deputy Group President & CEO, "QLM Life Insurance ......read more

Qatar's International Medical Devices and Healthcare Exhibition Officially Opens

Under the Patronage of Her Excellency DR Hanan Al-Kuwari The three-day conference is aimed at medical and healthcare professionals featuring top exhibitors and speakers from around the world 30 March 2019, Doha, Qatar-   Her Excellency DR Hanan Al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health for the State of Qatar, opened today Qatar’s International Medical Devices and Health Exhibition (QMED) for the second Edition, in a ribbon cutting ceremony that was attended by VIPs and notable figures from the local and international medical sectors.  The opening was attended by several Ambassadors accredited to the State of Qatar. QMED is an annual Medical and Health Exhibition organised by Sogha Exhibitions and Conferences. The event is held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) from 25 to 27 March ......read more

Profeta - Premium Range of Halal Vitamins and Supplements for Men, Women and Children

Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health All products are rigorously laboratory tested and undergo a stringent vetting process All of our healthcare supplements are made using premium grade vitamins, minerals and ingredients  We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients in-line with recognised safe upper levels for dietary supplements. Our products conform to international and natioanl standards. Including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These industry best practices help ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of products. All of our products are halal certified by the relevant national and international bodies such as HMC in the UK. Our expert and highly experienced healthcare and ......read more

Qatar Insurance organizes workshop on diabetes for World Diabetes Day

Doha, December 06, 2018:   Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in collaboration with Syrian American Medical Center commemorated World Diabetes Day by organizing an awareness workshop for its staff. The workshop included a presentation on the risk factors for diabetes, its symptoms and early detection signs, strategies for prevention and treatment of the disease. The session also included free medical checkup for all QIC staff. Attendees also benefitted from the talk given by diabetes educators and therapeutic nutritionists, who spoke at length about following a healthy diet and lifestyle. The awareness campaign aligns with QIC Group’s efforts towards realizing the Qatar National Diabetes Strategy, which was launched by The Supreme Council of Health last year. It also casts a spotlight on the Group’s mission as ......read more

Qatari German Company for Medical Devices (QGMD) and Al-Jazira Healthcare group signs a cooperation agreement in the field of Medical Manufacturing

Doha, Qatar, 21 November 2018:   Qatari German Company for Medical Devices (QGMD) and Al-Jazira Healthcare group, today signed a cooperation agreement for manufacture of medical devices to be used in Qatar and to meet the needs of the local market. This initiative is in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims at achieving self-sufficiency in this sector. The agreement was signed by Mr. Saleh Majid Al Khulaifi, board member of Qatari German Medical Devices, and Mr. Mohamed Al-Hajiri, Chief executive officer of Al-Jazira Healthcare group.  In order to save time and cost in supporting the Qatari product, and to develop synergy between the companies producing medical supplies, it was agreed that Qatari German Medical Devices (QGMD) will be the main company to sterilize all the products of Al-Jazira Healthcare ......read more

Galler Chocolatier joins the fight against Breast Cancer

Doha, Qatar - November 5, 2018:  In observance of the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Galler Chocolatier, Qatar’s unique boutique and dining space, joined hands with the Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) to organize a health drive against one of the most curable types of cancer, which due to lack of awareness and timely treatment continues to take thousands of lives every year. The health session at the Mall of Qatar, saw Galler Chocolatier swept by a sea of pink decoration, while all proceeds from ribbon sale were donated to Qatar Cancer Society, in bolstering their efforts in advocating breast cancer early detection across the country. Aisha Al Tamimi, a cancer survivor moved the audience by narrating her personal story and affirmed her belief that the disease can be challenged when addressed ......read more

Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort organizes blood donation day

In cooperation with Hamad Medical Corporation Doha, Qatar – October 28, 2018:  Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, and Qatar’s first leisure destination, hosted a blood donation day in association with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) on 26th of September at the resort between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm.   The campaign was part of the Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort’s corporate social responsibility program and supports the community by restocking the hospital's blood bank and enhancing the ability of local hospitals to save lives.  Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, had invited all its employees, families and guests to take part in the initiative. As a pioneer in providing luxury services and an active partner providing continuous support to community activities, Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort places ......read more

Clean Air in Classrooms Improves Student Performance

Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of which is their child’s health. Many people are not aware of how bad the indoor air quality in schools can be. Fatigue, headaches, dizziness, coughing, and eye, nose and throat irritation are symptoms of poor air quality in learning ......read more

QIC launches Anaya Healthcare app

Qatar, August 28, 2018:  QIC Anaya Healthcare, the revolutionizing healthcare discount program launched by QIC Insured has now introduced the Anaya Healthcare app. Anaya Healthcare members can now get an overview of all the services and benefits offered under the program. Available for both Andriod and iPhone users, the app can be downloaded from Google Play Store or from the Apple AppStore.  The QIC Anaya app provides an updated list of all providers participating in the QIC Anaya Healthcare discount program and details an overview of the services and benefits offered to the members, including contact information. In addition, it also provides the location of the provider through a map. In terms of user interface, the QIC Anaya app follows the ‘select and go’ model; members have to simply select the provider ......read more

QIC Group hosts Global Wellness workshop for its staff

Doha, 12 June, 2018:  In celebration of Global Wellness Day, QIC Group, the leading insurance group in the MENA region hosted a global wellness program for its employees. The program comprised a short presentation on wellness, which provoked thought amongst the attendees about the various wellness practices. The initiatives discussed during the workshop addressed the various elements of wellness which cater to the needs of today’s generation.  Most people think only about a few aspects that come under the banner of wellness such as diet and fitness but the scope of wellness is far wider.  To feel really well, people need to understand how certain changes in their daily lives can affect them and their wellness.  This would encourage them to make conscious efforts to manage their day to day lives in a better ......read more

A Face Transplant Operation is a Demonstration of Advanced Surgery and High Technology

Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018 The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part of the facial tissue. Planmeca’s pioneering 3D technology and expert service contributed to this intricate and rare operation. Planmeca and the company’s 3D technology were part of the second face transplant operation in the Nordics performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). The Nordics’ first face transplant operation was performed in 2016 in Finland, and it consisted of ......read more

Skyline Mega Fitness Challenge Sparked Positivity and Happiness

Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018:  Happiness starts with a healthy well-being. But truth be told, people are so caught up with the chaotic and hectic world that health has been taken for granted and so genuine happiness becomes difficult to achieve.  In line with one of the core objectives of the UAE Ministry of Happiness to “instill a culture of happiness and positivity,” Skyline University College Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand challenged the whole faculty and staff of Skyline to start leading a healthy lifestyle while creating a harmonious relationship among employees.  Inspired by the Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government, ......read more

Do You Feel Sleep Deprived? Nearly Half of UAE Would Give Up Social Media for an Extra Hour in Bed

…and 22% would give up their partner!  United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018:   Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on sleep. But the most revealing statistic showed that 48% would give up social media for an extra hour in bed each day, with nearly one in four saying they would give up their own partner! Technology features heavily in our sleep and bedroom habits; half of the respondents admitted that they look at their phone before they speak to their partner in the morning, and on average 60% will look at an electronic device within five minutes of waking ......read more

For the first time in Qatar, QDB in collaboration with QFBA will conduct Healthcare management workshop in collaboration with renowned Oxford University Faculty

Doha – Qatar, 18 January 2018 –  As part of its efforts to bring its world-class capacity building programs to more disciplines and industries in the country, Qatar Development Bank is running an intensive Healthcare Management training program for the first time in Qatar, from the 20th to the 24th of January 2018. The 5-days event, held in collaboration with Qatar financial and business academy QFBA, will be delivered by top of the line faculty from Oxford University, and is set to be attended by high profile executives in the country’s thriving Healthcare sector. The course’s comprehensive syllabus has been designed by Professor Richard Canter, Professor of Surgical Education at Oxford University and Chairman of the Heads of Schools of Surgery for the United Kingdom.  The program will be ......read more

New five-year vision for safer and healthier world of work

Doha, Qatar, 27 April 2017: A global vision to tackle inequalities in safeguarding the world’s workforce is being unveiled by the leading chartered professional health and safety body. While health and safety is at the heart of some of the world’s most successful organisations, over 2.3 million people die every year from work-related accidents or illness – more than the death toll from malaria. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) 2017-2022 strategy calls for a collective effort to ensure that employees can return home fit and well after every working day, no matter where in the world they are. ‘WORK 2022 – shaping the future of safety and health’ is being launched at IOSH’s Middle East Conference in Doha, Qatar, a country pursuing ambitious growth and ......read more

Qatar Foundation for Social Work launches partnerships to promote social mental health

Doha, Qatar – 8 April 2017:  The Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) recently celebrated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mental Health Friends Association “Weyak”, in the framework of implementing QFSW’s plans and programs that strengthen partnerships with relevant stakeholders and key players in the State of Qatar, in addition to jointly contributing to boosting the collective work of civil society organizations, for the benefit of the Qatari civil society as a whole. Her Excellency Ms. Amaal Bint Abdul Latif Al Mannai, QFSW’s CEO, signed the MoU with His Excellency Mr. Hassan Bin Abdullah Al Ghanim, Weyak’s Vice Chairman, in the context of QFSW affiliate centers’ signing of cooperation protocols with the Weyak association as part of supporting the ......read more

LivNordic Spa & Wellness Offers and Activities for the month of April

Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017 Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living. With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At the spa we have prepared some special offers that allows you to do so…. There is a lot of conversation about happiness at the moment. What do we do to become happier human beings? On the third page of the newsletter we are sharing some ideas of what happy people do. Wishing you a wonderful month of April fulfilled with happiness and joy!  Carolina Moquist, Spa Director LivNordic Treatment Offers Mindful Monday’s ......read more

RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah conducting Foot Care Clinic

Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice. 30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their facility from 10 am to 4 pm. At the clinic, a free bio medical assessment of the feet and a complimentary consultation with the Podiatrist will help people understand why they are getting the pain and provide them with solutions. Complimentary assessment also includes BMI, Blood Pressure, RBS and HBA1C test wherever needed. A Podiatrist is a medical professional whose training focuses on the foot and ankle, and the interaction between foot and the ......read more

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Lose the Back Pain at Work…

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The Ministry of Public Health Launches Its “Start Now” Awareness Campaign…

  In conjunction with the State’s National Sport Day  Doha, Qatar – 16 February 2017:  The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has launched its “Start Now” campaign to encourage public awareness of the importance of regular physical activity and ......read more

al khaliji supports World Diabetes Day through an awareness session…

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Dr. Abdulla Al Hamaq opens The 2nd Annual Arab Diabetes Medical Congress today in Doha…

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Taylor Re Lynn as Brand Ambassador for Celebrity Personal Trainer Daniel Sten…

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HEC Paris leads health and well-being study…

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Apollo Hospitals highlights the glaucoma challenges in GCC…

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Laying the foundation for a healthy Ramadan…

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Qatar takes home two of the nine awards…

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