What Is Heart Failure and How Is It Treated?

Heart diseases are the number one cause of death globally, according to the WHO. Each year, cardiovascular diseases take around 17.9 million lives worldwide, and yet, heart failure remains largely ignored in the public eye. As this week is the Heart Failure Awareness Week 2020, our experts at Pacific Prime Dubai have curated all the …

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Common respiratory diseases in the Middle East: prevention and treatment

Respiratory diseases in the Middle East cover a wide range of pulmonary disorders due to several factors, ranging from extreme weather variations and smoking to genetic conditions. Smoking and obesity have also become increasingly prevalent in the region, resulting in associated lung diseases that are burdening the medical system. This Pacific Prime Dubai article explores …

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Importance of antenatal care to lower preterm labor and birth risk

Preterm labor doesn’t have to but sometimes leads to preterm birth. Infants born preterm – before 37 weeks gestation -have a higher risk of mortality and morbidity, with the risk being the highest in those born before 32 weeks. According to a study conducted by BMC health services in Australia, there is a correlation in …

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Why vaccination is important?

In September 2019, the European Commission and the World Health Organization hosted the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels, Belgium. Numerous health leaders and authorities met to discuss the need to step up efforts to support vaccination. According to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the …

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10 essential health benefits global health insurance must cover

For an expatriate living in the UAE, picking the right global or international health insurance plan can be everything from confusing to overwhelming. Living abroad in a different country far away from home means you will want to make sure you invest in high-quality global health insurance that will offer comprehensive medical coverage. In today’s …

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The Impact of Obesity on the Health of Children and Adults in the UAE

Building on from our previous article on childhood obesity in 2018, we return to discover that adults themselves are becoming overweight and obese due to their lifestyle. Obesity is an epidemic in the UAE, and the level is among one of the highest in the world. A very recent study led by Professor Ashraf Hassan …

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