Friday 19 September 2014

Faster-acting erectile dysfunction drug gets FDA approval

An erectile dysfunction drug that reduces by half the time patients need to take the pill before sexual activity has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Developed by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and Vivus, the drug, Stendra, is the first FDA-approved erectile dysfun


Roche wins top pharma award

Roche, a Swiss global healthcare company, has been recognised by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) as the group leader in sustainability within the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life sciences industry for the sixth consecutive year. The DJSI has become the key reference


76 medical complaints investigated in Bahrain

Bahrain’s health watchdog has investigated 76 complaints related to medical malpractice since the start of the year. However, National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) complaints chief and professional regulations acting chief Dr Leena Al Qasem has refused to disclose det


Mideast cleaning industry to grow 275pc

The cleaning and hygiene industry in the Middle East is set to rise from Dh80 billion ($21.7 billion) to Dh300 billion by 2020, a 275 per cent growth, according to a recent report. The second edition of the Middle East’s top trade expo on cleaning and hygiene, Clean Middle


RCSI Bahrain to continue operating mobile diabetes unit

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has signed a deal with the Bahrain Diabetes Society to allow the continued operation of the Paediatric Mobile Diabetes Unit in the kingdom. It was signed between Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, president of the Bahrain Diabetes


Wastewater reuse focus for Abu Dhabi forum

Wastewater reuse and water recycling will form the focus for an upcoming conference in Abu Dhabi that will also conduct case studies associated with various technologies. The WaterWorld Middle East Conference and Exhibition will run in tandem with Power-Gen Middle East from Octob


Port operators join hands to combat global warming

DP World and Hutchison Port Holding (HPH) have joined hands to combat global warming in a ‘Waste Reduction Campaign,’ that seeks to will multiply the effect of their individual efforts to curb global greenhouse emissions. The campaign, under the theme ‘Recycling


Obesity rates spark alert in Bahrain

Bahraini men are some of the fattest in the world, according to a new book. The Economist's Pocket World in Figures 2015 puts Bahrain fourth in the world for portly men, with 31 per cent of the adult male population reportedly overweight as measured by their body mass index (


Obama expands US role fighting Ebola spread

President Barack Obama has called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the US role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region. "The reality is that this epidemic i


Abu Dhabi residents urged to conserve water, electricity

Abu Dhabi’s Regulation and Supervision Bureau has called its residents and businesses across the emirate to conserve water and electricity as the demands on these resources grow.   The bureau has been a campaign that includes key players in the sector, to encourage wise

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