healthcare

September 26, 2017

NMC Health, the UAE-based healthcare operator, has announced that it has received all regulatory approvals for new medical facilities in Saudi Arabia as part of a major expansion into the Gulf kingdom.

The Chronic Care Specialty Medical Centre (CCSMC) in Jeddah is believed to be one of the first greenfield medical facilities in Saudi Arabia to be established by a non-Saudi company.

The 220-bed long-term care facility will launch operations with 50 beds with a phased ramp up planned so the hospital will be at full capacity during the first half of 2019.

Prasanth Manghat, CEO of NMC Health, said: “As one of the first foreign entrants into the Saudi healthcare sector, we have"...

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September 26, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- Janssen-Cilag International NV (Janssen) today announced that the European Commission has approved the use of Symtuza® (darunavir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide [D/C/F/TAF])1, a once-daily darunavir-based single-tablet regimen (STR), for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older with body weight of at least 40 kg. Cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide are from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

The only darunavir-based STR indicated for the treatment of this patient group, Symtuza® combines"...

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September 25, 2017

UAE-based Prime Healthcare Group said it has been awarded the prestigious ‘Superbrand’ status for the second year in a row which embodies the pinnacle of excellence in healthcare branding within the emirates.

Superbrands is an internationally acclaimed independent organization that recognizes excellence in brands according to a panel of experts and consumers.

It releases a list of companies awarded"...

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September 25, 2017

  • NMC receives all regulatory approvals for long-term care facility in Jeddah
  • Agrees to terms to acquire two new profitable hospitals
  • Plans for a new 170-bed greenfield facility

NMC Health, the leading integrated healthcare provider, operating across the United Arab Emirates, announced that it has received all regulatory approvals for its long-term care facility, Chronic Care Specialty Medical Center (CCSMC), in Jeddah, KSA. CCSMC is believed to be one of the first greenfield medical facilities in Saudi Arabia to be established"...

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September 23, 2017

Parents must brace themselves and keep an eye out on their young ones, because flu season has arrived in the UAE, warn doctors.

'There has been a sudden rise in the number of patients with flu symptoms within the past week alone,' said Dr Trilok Chand, pulmonology specialist, Burjeel Hospital.

Dr Chand told Khaleej Times that with the current shifts in season and humidity, doctors are witnessing a rise in viral infections across the UAE hospitals.

He stressed that parents in particular,"...

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September 20, 2017

With healthcare taking a top spot in the UAE National Agenda for 2021, we are witnessing a surge in health awareness campaigns ranging from diabetes runs to heart monitoring set-ups in malls. Public entities are working closer than ever with the private sector in the UAE on initiatives in healthcare to raise awareness of predominant illnesses and to raise the profile of the UAE as a global leader in healthcare.

With such initiatives in high visibility across the nation, UAE residents are becoming more conscious about their health, resulting in growing demand for healthier dining options, more fitness amenities and advanced healthcare facilities. Many industries are quickly responding to these demands....

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September 19, 2017

Dubai would need at least 1,000 hospital beds or seven new hospitals over the next five years to keep pace with the growing population and meet the global standards in the healthcare sector.

This was the point raised by Craig Plumb, head of research, Mena - JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle), at the Cityscape Global 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre recently.

JLL published a report, called 'Healthy Returns', highlighting the opportunities for investors and other real estate players in the healthcare market across Middle East and North Africa (Mena) over the next five"...

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September 18, 2017

Women across the UAE, Bahrain and Oman can undergo free health screening across all Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls.
The shopping malls are offering complimentary health testing to women for a month under the Feel the Beat regional heart health awareness campaign.
Its aim is to spread awareness on cardiovascular disease for prevention and early detection.
For the remaining month of September and throughout October, female visitors will be able to avail the offer in Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre, Mirdif City Centre and Me’aisem City Centre as well as Al Shindagha City Centre and My City Centre in Al Barsha.

Other"...

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September 18, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- IPF is a progressive and debilitating disease which causes continual and irreversible damage to the lungs.1 Early diagnosis is vital because without appropriate medical intervention, the opportunity to slow disease progression is lost. However, diagnosis can be challenging.1,2This year for IPF World Week (16-24 September), Boehringer Ingelheim is raising awareness of ‘the sounds of IPF’ helping physicians recognise the velcro-like crackle which can be heard in the lungs of the majority of IPF patients on auscultation.2 The goal is earlier accurate medical diagnosis which should lead to immediate initiation of treatment.

Though"...

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September 18, 2017

  • The CHMP of the EMA has issued a positive opinion for an update of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) for Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate)
  • The CHMP recommends to include data showing that catheter ablation can be conducted in patients on 150 mg twice daily Pradaxa®, without interrupting Pradaxa® treatment
  • In RE-CIRCUIT®, uninterrupted Pradaxa® showed less major bleeding than warfarin in atrial fibrillation patients undergoing catheter ablation

(AETOS Wire) -- The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion for"...

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