healthcare

December 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- With the world’s second worst Ebola outbreak in history recently spreading to a major city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Merck must do more to ensure all options are on the table to fight the virus, including ensuring vaccines are available to all who need them. Although there have been marked improvements compared to the 2014 outbreak response in West Africa, a more ambitious effort is needed now in the Congo. The WHO has yet to declare the crisis an international emergency, even though it meets its own criteria for what constitutes one. Additionally, Merck Pharmaceuticals only has 300,000 doses of its proven Ebola vaccine on hand—far too little than what is needed now that the virus has reached Butembo, a sprawling urban area home to over 1 million people. WHO’s own Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response Dr. Peter Salama voiced his concerns over insufficient quantities of the vaccine just last week. AHF urges the WHO to expedite the approval process for Merck’s vaccine and the other vaccine options that have a proven to be effective against Ebola. The costs for these delays are being paid for with valuable lives—lives that can be saved with a more ambitious effort. Merck should also be stockpiling and preparing to expedite enough vaccines should the virus break ring-vaccination containment, which......

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December 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Boehringer Ingelheim announced today the first interim results of VARGADO, an ongoing non-interventional study in routine clinical practice in Germany evaluating the efficacy and safety of Vargatef® (nintedanib) and docetaxel in patients with stage III/IV locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of adenocarcinoma histology. The study consists of three cohorts, two of which allow for prior treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) either in combination with chemotherapy in the first-line or as monotherapy in the second-line of treatment. The interim results from Cohort B (first-line chemotherapy, second-line immune checkpoint"...

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December 12, 2018

In line with the growing emphasis on sports medicine in the United Arab Emirates, Dr. Herve Ouanezar, MD has joined the team at Dubai-based nanoM, a state-of-the-art performance and health assessment facility catering to professional athletes.

nanoM’s newest Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Ouanezar graduated at the top of his class from Claude Bernard University Medical School in Lyon, France. After his residency, he completed three world-renowned fellowships at FIFA Centres in Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery. His specialised clinical interests include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, complex multi-ligament knee injuries, knee"...

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December 11, 2018

Abu Dhabi: With the UAE’s support, Gavi, a global vaccine alliance, has helped save 10 million lives by delivering vaccines in some of the world’s poorest countries, an international conference heard in the capital on Monday (December 10).

A $33 million (Dh121 million) donation in 2011 by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in fact, increased vaccine delivery in Afghanistan. A further $5 million (Dh18 million) then played a key role in implementing innovative ways to ensure the uptake and equity of vaccine delivery, and it is this kind of innovation"...

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December 11, 2018

CARF International announced that Emirates Rehabilitation & Homecare Services (ERHC) has been accredited for three years for its Home and Community-Based Rehabilitation program (Adults, Children & Adolescents). This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organisation and shows ERHC’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. With this latest accreditation, Emirates Rehabilitation and Homecare Services is now the region’s only healthcare provider with CARF accreditation for its post-acute inpatient, outpatient and home healthcare programs.

An Emirates Healthcare Company,"...

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December 10, 2018

A digital platform that provides the Capital's visitors with the details of all the medical services and facilities available throughout the duration of their visit has been introduced in Abu Dhabi.

The Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH) and the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT - Abu Dhabi) on Sunday launched the Abu Dhabi Medical Tourism e-portal that would further promote healthcare services and set Abu Dhabi as a key medical tourism destination.

The electronic portal provides a list of 40 healthcare facilities that are included in the medical tourism"...

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December 9, 2018

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is in the process of establishing a state-of-the-art cardiology centre, Humaid Al Qutami, director general of the DHA, has revealed.

Giving his opening speech of the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2018, Al Qutami said: “DHA strives to always be among the leading health organisations that are contributing to the developmental drive witnessed in the medical field. Dubai’s status, positive role and the city’s capabilities have contributed to transforming it into one of the world’s fastest"...

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December 9, 2018

Expanding its services and operations in the UAE, Fakih IVF Fertility Center – the Middle East’s leading fertility services provider launched a new facility in Al Ain on December 5, 2018.

The new clinic, Fakih IVF’s fourth in the GCC region, is part of a vision to be the worldwide leader in fertility treatment. The new centre was inaugurated by Prasanth Manghat, CEO and Executive Director of NMC Healthcare; Dr. Michael Fakih, Medical Director of Fakih IVF in the presence of senior staff and management from NMC Healthcare and Fakih IVF Fertility Center.

“We"...

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December 6, 2018

Instead of the 6-8 hours we currently spend on waiting for a diagnosis, now, with new diagnostic techniques, a lot of the new cases to be diagnosed in just 30-40 minutes, said experts ahead of the Arab Health Congress in Dubai, UAE.

In the lead up to the 6th Public Health Conference taking place at the Congress from 30-31 January 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, infectious disease experts have urged the UAE and GCC public to protect themselves from the risk of acquiring upper respiratory tract diseases such as H1N1 influenza and MERS-CoV, by following the communication and recommendations of their national public health authority.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Middle"...

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December 6, 2018

CosmeSurge has appointed self-made Londoner Caroline Stanbury, as their ambassador. CosmeSurge, who support charitable causes noted the philanthropic efforts of the media tycoon, who will be co-hosting BOVET 1822’s charitable gala in Dubai this month. The natural competitive drive toward luxury and excellence, paired with a flair for giving back, brought CosmeSurge & Mrs. Stanbury together, in a dynamic relationship.

Caroline; 42, is a predominant figure in the world of fashion and design, renowned as a socialite, entrepreneur and media personality. She has been best recognised for her role in ‘Ladies of London’ as the"...

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