Monday 15 February 2016

DHA receives over one million patients in 2015

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that its hospitals and specialty centres received more than one million patients in 2015. Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the Dubai Health Authority, said: “In 2015, the four DHA run hospitals and specia


Yas Mall to host sustainability-themed event

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall has partnered with Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF (EWS-WWF) to host a unique event in which visitors can learn about endangered marine life in and around the Emirate, as well as sustainability and conservation. The Great Green Race will b


Mobile Doctors turns to cloud

Mobile Doctors 24-7, a Dubai-based healthcare and wellness control centre, has adopted Microsoft Azure and Office 365 to boost its operational efficiency, and reduce IT costs in order to provide improved healthcare to its patients. The decision was made to ensure optimum focus on


Migraine device shows long-term patient compliance

Cefaly Technology, the creators of the first FDA-approved trigeminal nerve stimulation device specifically authorized to prevent migraine attacks, has released data about the compliance of the device by patients suffering from migraine.  Cefaly Technology collected data on 1


WHO cautions travellers heading to Zika hotspots

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged travellers to take extra precautionary measures while  visiting countries where cases of Zika virus infections have been reported. The travellers should stay informed about Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases and consult


Clinical trials to be rolled out in Bahrain

Clinical trials that will determine the effectiveness of medication on Arab patients could soon be rolled out in Bahrain. The aim is to improve the effectiveness of drugs by tailoring them to people in the GCC, Arab Gulf University (AGU) clinical research centre director Dr Adel Medhkour told


High-cholesterol diet 'does not increase risk of heart attack'

A relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or earing one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of incident coronary heart disease, according to a recent study.   The new study from the University of Eastern Finland, further said no associ


UAE sustainability report identifies key factors

The Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, a public-private partnership to fast-track clean energy projects, has launched the State of Sustainability Report - UAE 2016, which seeks to identify key factors to fulfill sustainable development in the UAE. The report is the first one in a


Burjeel offers new cataract surgery technique

Burjeel Hospital, a leading care facility in Abu Dhabi, is offering a new technology in cataract surgery at its Centre of Excellence in the emirate.   With the Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery, many steps of the operation which used to be performed by the surg


January ‘warmer than usual’ in Bahrain

January this year was slightly warmer than normal in Bahrain, statistics revealed yesterday (February 10). Relative humidity and precipitation were below average while wind speed was above average, the Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry’s meteorological directorate said in i

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