Tuesday 1 September 2015

El Nino strengthening, maybe one of biggest

The current El Nino weather phenomenon is expected to strengthen before the end of the year and to peak between October and January, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday. Climate models and experts suggest surface waters in the east-central Pacific Ocean are like


US teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba

A teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a lake about 70 miles (110 km) north of the US city of Houston has died, according to his family and local media. The 14-year-old Michael Riley Jr, a junior Olympian and honour student, seemed to have contrac


Sickle cell deaths surge in August

Last month was the deadliest August for Bahrain’s sickle cell patients in three years, it has emerged. In total, nine sickle cell sufferers succumbed to complications related to the disease throughout July and August, according to figures provided by the Bahrain Sickle Cell Anaemia Pati


UAE draws up roadmap for waste management

UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water held recently a meeting with all seven emirates to discuss current and future waste treatment projects and initiatives in line with the UAE’s target of treating 75 per cent of its total waste by 2021. Youssif Al-Ahmad Al Rayssi,


WISH presents global research at Manila forum

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an initiative of Qatar Foundation, presented its Global Diffusion of Healthcare Innovation (GDHI) research to leading healthcare entities at a recent research forum in Manila, Philippines. The Global Forum 2015 on Research and Innova


New fitness fest set to launch in Dubai

A new health and well-being event is set to launch in Dubai, UAE catering to all ages and abilities to participate in fun fitness, endurance and strength competitions, try out new sports and activities, and learn how to change lifestyle habits for a healthier future.  


Dubai dental college screens 700 workers

Dubai’s Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine (HBMCDM) has conducted 14 dental screening sessions covering more than 700 workers as part of an initiative launched in May. The screenings are part of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Oral Hygiene Initiative which was announced


Nexthink to manage UAE Health Ministry's IT infrastructure

UAE's Ministry of Health has selected Nexthink to manage its information technology (IT) infrastructure more efficiently and meet the strategic directives of the country's leadership.   It followed the adoption of advanced technologies such as the Smart


TCA Abu Dhabi team visits cancer patients at Tawam

A delegation from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) recently visited Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, in a volunteering initiative aimed at promoting the spirit of community service and humanitarian activism among employees.    It included th


China passes new law, sets sight on coal consumption cap

Legislators have approved amendments to China's 15-year-old air pollution law that grants the state new powers to punish offenders and create a legal framework to cap coal consumption, the Asian giant's biggest source of smog.   The draft amendments were

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