Friday 26 August 2016

Oman plans two desal projects in northern region

Oman plans to build two major independent water desalination plants to meet growing demand for potable water in the northern region, a report said. Sites are being evaluated for a 60-million-gallons-per-day (mgpd)-capacity project planned in Muscat, added the Times of Oman


Danat Al Emarat performs rare surgery for newborn baby

Surgeons in Abu Dhabi have successfully treated an Emirati newborn baby suffering from a rare congenital malformation of the intestine, which led to perforation of the small bowel, filling his whole abdomen with fluid which required immediate intervention to save his life. The ca


US warns on travel as Zika hits Miami beach

US Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also suggested that pregna


Calcium supplements tied to dementia risk for women

Some older women who take calcium supplements commonly recommended to ward off age-related bone damage may face an increased risk of developing dementia, a small study suggests. The heightened dementia risk appears limited to women who have had a stroke or suffer from other disor

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