Thursday 2 July 2015

Dubai’s Ramadan Night Market offers free medical tests

The fourth season of Ramadan Night Market in Dubai is offering visitors free medical services provided by Canadian Specialist Hospital. During the 10-day event, visitors can get themselves tested for blood sugar levels, blood pressure, BMI and vision test. The atte


Omani visiting Thailand declared free of Mers

An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) has been declared free of the deadly virus, Thailand's health ministry said on Monday. The 75-year-old man, who had travelled to Bangkok for treatment for a heart condition and was th


Dehydration ‘raises risk of accidents’

Driving while even mildly dehydrated can double your risk of getting into an accident, a report said. Research by Loughborough University found that people who drank 25ml of fluid an hour were twice as likely to have an accident than those who drank 200ml per hour, reported the


Qatar launches healthy lifestyle drive

Qatar’s Supreme Council of Health (SCH), the authority responsible for healthcare issues in the State, has launched an awareness campaign, aiming to encourage a healthy lifestyle. The “Our Future lies in Our Health” initiative comes as part of the Supreme Counci


Europe braces up for powerful heatwave

A powerful heatwave is forecast to sweep across Europe's western flank next week, to the delight of fans of the Wimbledon tennis tournament in Britain even as France and Portugal were put on alert. "It looks like heat will start to build across Iberia later this weekend


Top firms to take part in medical devices expo in Qatar

More than 100 local and international companies will take part in the inaugural edition of the Qatar International Medical Devices and Healthcare Exhibition and Conferences (QMED) in Doha. It will run from December 2 to 4 at the new Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), u


Action on Diabetes screen 2,500 people for diabetes in Qatar

Action on Diabetes, a public-private partnership initiated and funded by Maersk Oil Qatar, has joined forces with leading supermarket chain in the country Al Meera Consumer Goods Company, to screen as many as 2,500 people for diabetes in just five days in the run up to Ramadan this year.


Bed shortage in Bahrain hits drug treatment

A chronic bed shortage means Bahrain’s drug treatment programme is failing addicts who seek help, according to a senior counsellor. There are just 29 beds at Bahrain’s only drug treatment unit, which treats an average of 324 patients every year, said a report in the


Top pharma group opens HQ in Saudi

Nahdi Medical Company, one of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, has announced the opening of its new office headquarters at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The company's move into “Oasis Nahdi” comes in line with its commitment


Provia sees 47pc growth in dental cryogenic service

Provia Laboratories, a bio banking project of market research & private equity company Grace Century, has reported 47 per cent quarterly growth in enrolments for its Store-a-tooth cryogenic storage service of dental stem cells. This is the highest-ever recorded growth rate in

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