Friday 9 October 2015

Cigna appoints new chief for Mena operations

Cigna, a leading health service company, has appointed Howard Gough as its chief executive officer for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, as part of the company's expansion plans.   Gough, who comes to the Mena region after successfully managing


Can India tap fresh water wisdom for ‘smart’ cities?

Shanti Kushwaha waits anxiously for the water tanker to reach the slums of Seelampur in India's capital New Delhi, bringing a scarce and fought-over essential.   Many of India's urban slums have no piped water, only getting a delivery by public tanker on


J&J starts clinical trial of Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone

Johnson & Johnson has begun a clinical trial of a two-shot Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone, underlining its determination to push ahead with development, even as the epidemic fades out West Africa.   The new study will investigate the experimental product'


UAE first to introduce FDA-approved diabetes drugs

The UAE was the first in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region to introduce FDA-approved drugs, which is a breakthrough in diabetes therapy, according to its Ministry of Health.   The emirates also was the first to introduce another drug to decrease mor


Focus on cardiovascular diseases at Dubai conference

The fifth annual Case Based Approach to Controversies in Cardiovascular Disease Conference began today in Dubai, at Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Min


TMC to set up first clinic in UAE, plans GCC expansion

The Medical City (TMC), a leading healthcare network in the Philippines, has partnered with Kuwait’s Sama Medical Services, to open its first polyclinic in Dubai, UAE with plans to expand its presence across the UAE and in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.  


Sony to launch new 4K medical-grade monitors

Sony, a leading supplier of audio visual and technology solutions to businesses, is bringing 4K technology to the medical industry, with two new 4K medical-grade monitors.   The the 31-inch (LMD-X310MD) and 55-inch (LMD-X550MD) models, planned to be available ov


September ‘hottest on record’ in Bahrain

Last month was the hottest September in Bahrain since 1902. The mean temperature for the month was 34.5C. This is 2.1C above the long-term normal. It goes on record as the highest mean monthly temperature for September, which is the same as September 1998, said a report in the Gulf Daily


Dubai hospital launches breast care unit

Dr Rami Hamed Center (DRHC), a multi-specialty day care hospital based in Dubai, has announced the launch of its breast care unit. The launch of the new unit coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign which is observed worldwide in October every year. “U


Medigo attends international Medical Tourism Expo

Medigo, a leading medical travel facilitator, is attending this year's International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference (IMTEC) in Dubai, UAE, which commenced today (October 7). Running till October 8, IMTEC brings together medical travel professionals, facilitators, decision

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