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Madagascar hit by plague; UAE travellers warned against travel

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has recently issued a warning to UAE nationals and residents about traveling to Madagascar, following the country’s report of an alarming increase of cases of pneumonia. The Ministry also encouraged those who need to travel to M

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New Abu Dhabi initiative to drive cleantech entrepreneurship

The Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), an Abu Dhabi-based global marketplace that connects capital with new innovative concepts, has been officially announced to forge partnerships between entrepreneurs and investors.    The initiative aims to drive sustai

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Dubai tightens e-cigarette smoking ban in malls

Dubai Municipality, in a major move, is set  to tighten its ban on electronic cigarette smoking in public places and shopping malls, both indoors and also at the entrances of the malls, reported the state news agency Wam. The civic body move comes following complaints that c

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GCC home healthcare sector on track to hit $4.5bn

Home healthcare is a rapidly growing market in the GCC region, and could easily hit $4.5 billion plus by 2020, said an industry expert. The emphasis on specialization creates a streamlined approach to better healthcare delivery, and relieves the pressure on general medical servic

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Bahrain to host top medical congress

Bahrain Medical Society is set to organise the second edition of the Gulf Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (GCCMID 2017) from November 1 to 4 in cooperation with the Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the Emirates Medical Association for

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World to have more obese kids, adults by 2022

The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades and if current trends continue, there will be more obese kids than severely underweight by 2022, said a study. The number of obese children and adolescents (a

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MEA sees 16.6pc rise in cardiovascular disease

The greatest increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence in the world during 2014-2016 was in Europe (38.8 per cent) and Middle East and Africa (16.6 per cent), said Aetna International, a UK-based health care benefits provider. Cardiovascular disease is the world’s

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Arcapita, Mumtalakat acquire NAS United Healthcare

Arcapita, the global alternative investment firm, and Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain, have partnered to acquire an approximately 90 per cent stake in NAS United Healthcare Services (NAS), a leading GCC provider of outsourced health insurance processing

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UAE ranks top for accredited healthcare providers

The UAE has occupied the first position globally for the fourth consecutive year in terms of the number of accredited healthcare providers in the country, according to the Joint Committee International (JCI), an organisation that provides accreditation for healthcare facilities.

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Cochlear implant powered by wireless charging

MED-EL, a leading provider of hearing implant systems in the region, has launched the world’s first cochlear implant audio processor to feature wireless charging. Utilising a ground-breaking design, the RONDO 2 frees implant users from the need to regularly replace batterie

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