The banned substance could lead to heart attacks and strokes.
The Department of Health-Abu Dhabi has warned the public and health professionals against use of an unpermitted product called “Al 3on Honey”, which is promoted and sold as a slimming nutritional supplement on social networking websites.
The DoH stated in a circular to the public, pharmaceutical facilities, healthcare facilities and health professionals that the results of the laboratory analysis proved that the aforementioned product contained an undeclared banned substance “Sibutramine”, which is prohibited due to its association with an increased risk of cardiovascular side effects such as heart attacks and strokes.
It also indicated that the product is not allowed for sale in the UAE, pointing out that the product may enter the country with those coming from abroad, or it may be purchased via the Internet and social networking websites.
The Department of Health calls on the public and health professionals not to consume the product and to report any complaint regarding the quality of any product with medical claims via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to take the necessary measures.It also stresses the need to report any adverse symptoms incurred due to the use of the above-mentioned products through the electronic reporting system via: https://www.doh.gov.ae/ar/resources/Reporting or via the UAE RADAR smart application.
A Zayed Military Academy (Abu Dhabi)-funded landmark study, said to be the “largest” thus far accomplished in the UAE with 33,327 young adult Emirati men as “study subjects,” has shown a worrying picture of obesity and diabetes.
Sheikh Nahyan said, "Yoga encourages an attitude that looks towards a common humanity as an extension of the ancient principle of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.”
The battle against obesity in the UAE is far from over, warn healthcare professionals at Bareen International Hospital in Mohammad Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi. With 30% of the world’s population being obese or overweight (according to the World Health Organisation), the figures are more alarming in the Middle East. The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents ranges from 5% to 14% in males and from 3% to 18% in females. Furthermore, in the UAE for example, obesity levels are as high as 37% of the population.
Over 407 million drops of polio vaccine have been delivered to more than 71 million Pakistani children as part of the Emirates Polio Campaign implemented in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan since 2014 till the end of April 2019, the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAEPAP) has announced.
More than 700 candidates were taking part in the AJKLA elections. About 3.2 million people are registered to vote. Unofficial results are likely to be announced overnight.
The court records indicate that a lawsuit was filed by the company’s director, in which she demanded that the employee must pay an amount of Dhs738,000 that he embezzled, as well as compensate for the material and moral damages with an amount of Dhs2.5 million.
An "exceptionally large meteor" lit up in southern Norway for a brief period on Sunday, making a roaring sound as it shot across the sky.
Elon Musk's private rocket company, SpaceX, was awarded a $178 million contract to launch the first mission to explore Jupiter's icy moon Europa, to find out if it is valid for life, Nasa said on Friday.
"Space Exploration Technologies” based in Hawthorne, California, is scheduled to launch the Europa mission from Nasa's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida," Nasa said in a statement published online.