Tuesday 4 August 2015

Nahdi tops Mena in global supply chain contest

Nahdi Medical Company, the largest retail pharmacy chain in Mena, has been ranked first locally and seventh place globally in a Web-based supply chain management competition. This qualifies Nahdi to participate in the finals in Amsterdam, in September, alongside other teams from


Medcare Hospital offers care under Saada scheme

Medcare Hospital, a premium private general medical facility in Dubai, UAE, has announced that it has been empanelled with the Dubai Government-funded Saada Health Insurance Program for citizens. It is the first private hospital to be empanelled with the Saada Insurance program,


DHA launches customer service charter

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the Customer Service Charter to meet the needs of customers through provision of timely and efficient services.   The launch ceremony took place recently at the DHA headquarters, with Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, cha


Swiss skin brand launches anti-aging products in UAE

Vinoderm, a well-known Swiss brand developed by Skin Concept Laboratory, has launched in UAE its anti-aging products derived from ‘Pinot Noir’, a variety of elite red grapes cultivated at the foothills of the Swiss Alps. Skin Concept Labs has now harnessed the potenti


New cocktails to test limits of cancer drug pricing

New cancer drug cocktails set to reach the market in the next few years will test the limits of premium pricing for life-saving medicines, forcing company executives to consider fresh market strategies. The growing reluctance of governments and private insurers to fund very expen


Over 1 million visit Dubai medical fitness centres

More than 1 million people have visited Dubai medical fitness centres in the first half of 2015, said a top health official.   Of these, 421,618 were for new visa applications while the rest were for visa renewals. A medical fitness test is mandatory for all expats in the


Obama to unveil ambitious climate change plan

President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants as he aims to cement his legacy on climate change, a senior administration official said. The revised Clean Power Plan will seek to slash carbon emis


‘Mental health suffers most in major nuclear accidents’

People caught up in a nuclear disaster are more likely to suffer severe psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder rather than any harm from radiation, scientists said on Friday. Factors such as having to evacuate homes or simply fear contribute


Ebola vaccine proves fully effective in Guinea trial

The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100 per cent effective. Initial results from the trial, which tested Merck and NewLi


Aster Medcity wins JCI accreditation

Aster Medcity, a leading healthcare destination in India, has won the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission International (JCI) for exceptional standards in healthcare and patient safety. Known as the gold standard in global healthcare, the JCI Accreditation was awarded

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