Thursday 18 April 2019

Using technology to tackle autism

Experts can use special cameras to track a child’s eye gaze, which has been shown in research as one way to detect traits of autism in young children, said a specialist at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Behavioural Health in the US. “There’s been some reall


GCC health services to grow at 12pc in 2019: study

GCC countries will represent 13 per cent of global revenues for healthcare products in 2019, with services growing at 12 per cent, said growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan in a new report. The region is witnessing increasing demand for healthcare services, largely dri


Cleveland Clinic breaks ground on new UAE cancer centre

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has broken ground on a state-of-the-art oncology centre, bringing an integrated and transformative approach to diagnosing and treating cancer to the UAE. Modelled on Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Center, ranked number five in the US, the hospi


10 guidelines on using digital health tech: WHO

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 t


NMC to open 70-bed hospital in Sharjah by year end

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 resident


Cancer remains top health concern in Mideast: study

Cancer (47 per cent) and heart attack (38 per cent) remain the top two health concerns in the Middle East for both life and critical illness claimants, said Zurich Middle Each, a leading multi-line insurer, in a new report. Cancer is the primary cause of critical illness benefits


Le Merdien Al Aqah backs coral reef garden project

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


Shell in $300m drive to tackle CO2 emissions

Shell said it will invest $300 million in a three-year programme as part of its strategy to act on global climate change, including addressing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by customers when using its products. This programme will contribute to Shell’s three-year


CSL Behring opens regional HQ at Dubai Science Park

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 compan


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