Sunday 17 January 2021

Covid symptoms stay even after 6 months: study

Most Covid-19 patients who had been hospitalised, still suffered a variety of symptoms even six months after the infection, a study says.   The study of more than 1,700 patients treated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the original epicenter of the pandemic, shows


DHA launches new smoking cessation clinic

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) added a new Smoking Cessation Clinic in Nad Al Hamr Health Centre, totalling the number of DHA Smoking Cessation Clinics to three. The DHA smoking cessation clinics, which cater to around 400 customers annually, recorded a 14 per cent quitting rate in


Pfizer appoints regional president for Africa, Mideast

Pfizer has announced the appointment of Patrick van der Loo as Regional President for Africa and the Middle East (AfME) region. Patrick's Pfizer experience spans more than 20 years in leadership roles with multiple successes across geographies. In his new role as Regional Pre


Idex and Navdex international participants exempt from quarantine

All International Defence Exhibition (Idex 2021) and the Naval Defence Exhibition (Navdex 2021) badge holders will be exempted from the 10-day quarantine procedure on their arrival into Abu Dhabi for the show to take place from February 21 to 25.   The approval


Mohap provides over 1m doses of Covid-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has comfortably overshot its target of providing one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the UAE. It has so far provided 1,086,568 doses, with over 250,000 people receiving two doses.   It also noted that the va


Neom launches The Line, a revolution in urban living

Neom, a major development coming up in Saudi Arabia, has launched The Line, a revolution in urban living at the project, and a blueprint for how people and planet can co-exist in harmony.   His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Chairman of the


Thumbay reinforces cybersecurity with Trend Micro

The Thumbay Group, a leading UAE healthcare provider, has completely overhauled its security infrastructure, with Trend Micro, the global leader in cloud security, to deliver world-class healthcare services.   As part of one of the fastest-growing industries in


DHA adds new centre for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced the addition of a seventh centre, offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as part of its vaccination campaign against Covid-19.   Dr Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector at the DHA and


G42 says completes genomics study on Covid virus sequence

G42 Healthcare, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi-based Group 42, said it has conducted a SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing study that has identified the genomic source of the Covid-19 pandemic.   The study will help determine the spread and evolution patterns of the virus s


ADQ expands its healthcare, pharma portfolio in UAE

Abu Dhabi-based ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies, has announced two strategic investments, significantly expanding its healthcare and pharma portfolio. ADQ has agreed to acquire Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, a UAE-based pharmaceutical company which manufactures

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