healthcare

April 21, 2018

Global air services provider and UK’s leading ground handler, dnata, has been awarded certification for Good Distribution Practice (GDP) by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (UK MHRA).

The UK MHRA granted dnata full Wholesaler Dealer Authorisation (WDA) after dnata completed the organisation’s Good Distribution Programme, while simultaneously investing into cutting-edge pharma handling technology at several of its facilities.

dnata’s investment includes a sophisticated 24-hour warehouse monitoring system that has the ability"...

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April 20, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of an abstract presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Network for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management, Haemostatis and Thrombosis (NATA), in which researchers investigated the utility of Masimo noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb®) in supporting and enhancing red blood cell (RBC) transfusion best practices as part of post-operative patient blood management (PBM).1

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April 18, 2018

Almost half of UAE residents are less confident about their financial health than they were 12 months ago, but remain more confident about their prospects in the UAE than anywhere else, said a new report.

The quarterly Consumer Confidence Tracker from yallacompare, a leading comparison site in the Middle East, is based on a survey of 1,441 UAE residents, and follows on from a similar survey conducted in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The Consumer Confidence Tracker Q1 2018 reveals that 42.9 per cent of UAE residents are less confident about their financial health than they were this time last year. Just 19.3 per cent are more confident about their financial health than they were in Q1 2017.
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April 18, 2018

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) plans to set up a new innovation centre in partnership with the private sector. The facility, to be located behind Rashid Hospital, will implement the latest technologies such as 3D printing and artificial intelligence.

The move is aimed at promoting public-private collaboration in the field of healthcare innovation and to provide a permanent base for entities keen on supporting medical innovation, said a statement from DHA.

Humaid Al Qutami, the chairman of the board and director-general of the DHA, highlighted the importance of creating an environment that is conducive to innovation.

'Over the years, we have seen advances in medicine which have"...

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April 17, 2018

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, yesterday delivered humanitarian and relief assistance to cancer patients and their families, in Gail Bawazir, in Yemen's Hadramaut Governorate. The aid is part of UAE efforts to support those facing difficult humanitarian and economic conditions in the country.

Ahmed Al Neyadi, Head of the ERC Team in Hadramaut, said that the distribution of humanitarian assistance is in support of families most in need, including cancer sufferers.

Al Neyadi pointed out that the ERC is actively working to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people"...

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April 16, 2018

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai has appointed Dr Ammar Safar, consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon, and General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) approved specialist aeromedical examiner as the medical director of Moorfields Eye Hospitals in the UAE.

Dr Safar is American Board Certified in Ophthalmology and is a highly experienced surgeon in vitreoretinal diseases, said a statement from Moorfields Eye Hospital.

In his new role, he will be leading the 20 permanent and visiting consultant ophthalmologist team in the UAE, driving further growth of Moorfields’ reputation as a “Centre of Excellence” in the Middle East and Africa regions, it said.

Dr Safar"...

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April 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- The Health Industry Summit (tHIS) 2018 hosted by Reed Sinopharm, opened in Shanghai at the National Exhibition and Convention Center on 11 April 2018. This is the largest gathering of healthcare industry professionals in the world with well over 200,000 attendees from more than 150 countries and regions and over 7,000 exhibitors.

In accordance to the President Xi's call for greater promotion of the health industry at the Boao Forum for Asia, this leading health industry event covering the entire industry value chain to cover key segments like medical devices, pharmaceutical production,"...

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April 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced an academic collaboration with the University of Oxford. EMPA-KIDNEY will investigate the effects of empagliflozin on the progression of kidney disease and the occurrence of cardiovascular death, in people with established chronic kidney disease with and without diabetes. The study will be independently conducted, analysed and reported by the Medical Research Council Population Health Research Unit at the University of Oxford (MRC PHRU), which is based in the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU). Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company will provide the"...

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April 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announced its support for the Tokyo Declaration on Patient Safety, which was put forward by Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom at the Third Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety, held in Tokyo, Japan on April 13-14, 2018. The Declaration asks countries to accelerate their progress toward improving patient safety globally by aligning incentives, increasing transparency and implementing practices that acknowledge the importance of continuous improvement when it comes to safety and quality in healthcare.

“This Declaration is a"...

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April 15, 2018

In an endeavour to promote healthy living and as a part of its commitment to support the well-being of varied communities, Emirates Hospital held free health check-ups and wellness programmes in the UAE recently. The free health screenings were organised twice for Dubai Police and was also organised for members of Al Wasl Club.

The free health screenings witnessed the presence of VIPs and other dignitaries from Dubai Police, and Al Wasl Club. A team comprising of seven specialist and medical personnel from Emirates Hospital conducted free checkups and consultations for 500 members of the Dubai Police and Al Wasl Club. The health engagement initiative"...

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