Saturday 1 October 2016

Ajman hospital welcomes 6000th medical tourist

Thumbay Medical Tourism (TMT), a key initiative of Thumbay Group, celebrated the World Tourism Day in style welcoming its 6,000th medical tourist at its hospital in Ajman, UAE recently. Concurrently, the TMT also hosted celebrations at Sharjah International Airport.


Ageist attitudes 'affect older people's health'

New analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that negative or ageist attitudes towards older people are widespread. They also negatively affect older people’s physical and mental health.   Fully 60 per cent of respondents in the WHO World Values Survey repo


Scientists fix fractures with 3D-printed 'bone'

Scientists in the United States have successfully treated broken spines and skulls in animals using 3D-printed synthetic bone, opening the possibility of future personalised bone implants for humans to fix dental, spinal other bone injuries. Unlike real bone grafts, the synthetic


Haya Water aims to raise capacity 10-fold

Oman’s Haya Water, a major sewage treatment plant, plans to raise capacity to 900,000 cu m per day by year 2045 from the current intake capacity of 70,000 cu m, a top official said. The company will increase the daily capacity intake of the sewage treatment plant in Seeb fr


Floods, farms fuel jump in methane emissions

A sharp increase in methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in the Earth's atmosphere since 2007 is the result of higher emissions from biological sources such as rice paddies, cattle and swamps rather than fossil fuels, researchers said on Tuesday. Methane traps heat, contributing


Pfizer abandons plan to split into two

US drugmaker Pfizer said on Monday it had decided not to separate into two publicly traded companies by separating its low-growth generics from its patent-protected branded medicines. Instead, with the two operating as separate businesses within Pfizer, the company was already ac


Aster DM buys into HSMC Abu Dhabi

Aster DM Healthcare has acquired 60 per cent stake in Harley Street Medical Center (HSMC) in Abu Dhabi.  Currently operating as a day-care surgery facility, the center is staffed by European trained medical practitioners specialized in urology, plastic surgery, gynecology, g


$1bn Abu Dhabi medical city set for 2017 handover

More than 85 per cent of the work at the Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has been completed and was track for handover to the emirate's health services company Seha in the fourth quarter of 2017, said a report. The Dh4-billion ($1.08 billion) medical city wil


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