April 18, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services.

“Harnessing the power of digital technologies is essential for achieving universal health coverage,” said WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Ultimately, digital technologies are not ends in themselves; they are vital tools to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.”

Over the past two years, WHO systematically reviewed evidence on digital technologies and consulted with experts from around the"...

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April 17, 2019

NMC, a leading healthcare group based in the UAE, said work is progressing as per schedule on its 70-bed multi-specialty hospital coming up in the Al Khan area of Sharjah.

The new hospital, located in the heart of the city, aims to provide specialised medical services to residents of Sharjah and surrounding emirates. It will start operations tentatively by the year end.

The new healthcare facility includes a total of 20 consultation rooms besides pre and post-operative rooms, triage centre, emergency room, labour and delivery suites, ICU, MRI, CT Scan, laboratory and pharmacy, all equipped to the highest clinical standards, said the statement.

The new hospital also boasts a large"...

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April 17, 2019

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of a study, recently published in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, in which researchers at Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia sought to measure cerebral oxygenation in a large cohort of healthy volunteers, using Masimo O3® Regional Oximetry, to establish a normal range of values and investigate the relationship between cerebral oxygenation and other physical and hemodynamic characteristics.1 O3 uses near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to"...

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April 16, 2019

Le Merdien Al Aqah Beach Resort in Fujairah, UAE, has collaborated with local authorities and the government in launching a coral reef garden project.

The project is set to include the cultivation of 1.5 million coral reef colonies over the course of next five years.

The launch event, held at Le Merdien Al Aqah Beach Resort, was organised by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in partnership with"...

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April 15, 2019

A UAE start-up designed to measure the nutritional intake of users and instil healthy eating habits among local children plans to expand internationally following initial success in the UAE, according to CEO and founder Faisal Al Hammadi.

The start-up is among 10 start-ups taking part in an acceleration initiative from Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO Investments, hosted at Dubai Future Foundation’s Area 2071.

The start-up has built software for use by school canteens, which allows parents to login to a ‘parent dashboard’ see"...

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April 13, 2019

Twenty needy patients will be given free dialysis by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) every month. The DHA has launched the 'Save a Life' initiative for the patients - including expatriates - who cannot afford the treatment. Dialysis becomes necessary when people lose 85 to 90 per cent of their kidney function. It is estimated that more than 550 million people worldwide are affected by chronic kidney disease, and millions die each year because they do not have access to treatment such as dialysis. Dialysis is a way of cleansing the blood when kidneys can no longer do the job. It gets rid of the body's wastes, extra salt and water, and helps control blood pressure. A healthy person's kidneys filter around 120 to 150 quarts of blood each day. If the kidneys are not working correctly, waste builds up in the blood. Eventually, this can lead to coma and death. The cost of an average dialysis ranges from Dh650 to Dh1,000 per session and, on an average, a patient with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), awaiting a kidney transplant, requires dialysis three times a week. Salim bin Lahej, head of the Health Fund Office at the DHA, said the initiative includes two packages for......

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April 11, 2019

CSL Behring, a global biotherapeutics leader, has inaugurated its regional headquarters at Dubai Science Park (DSP), a holistic science-focused business community dedicated to the development of the local healthcare sector.

The opening of the new office will strengthen the company’s presence in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, ultimately leading to better patient care and increased awareness of treatment options for critical medical conditions.

The inauguration drew the participation of Markus Staempfli, vice president and general manager for Intercontinental Commercial Operations at CSL Behring, Mohammed Haggag, general manager of CSL Behring MEA, and Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, managing"...

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April 11, 2019

The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a warning against the hazards of buying medicines online or relying on their advertised claims.

The ministry has strongly warned against the use of a dietary supplement produced from red rice yeast claiming its ability to unclog blood vessels.

It further underlined that this product is not licensed by MoHAP and its specifications are unknown. All the"...

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April 9, 2019

• European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for the first stem cell-based product in animal health

• Arti-Cell® Forte is a unique ready-to-use solution for the treatment of equine lameness

• The partnership of Boehringer Ingelheim and GST proves its commitment to bring highly innovative therapeutics for horses to customers

Boehringer Ingelheim launches Arti-Cell® Forte in Europe for the ‘reduction of mild to moderate recurrent lameness associated with non-septic joint inflammation in horses’.


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April 8, 2019

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, financed 78 healthcare projects in 16 countries with a total value of Dh4.1 billion ($1.12 billion) since its inception in 1971 until December 2018.

The fund’s interest in healthcare projects reflects its keenness to support international efforts aimed at achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, directly contributing to Goal Three – Good Health and Wellbeing, said an ADFD report, issued to mark World Health Day that annually falls on"...

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