Tuesday 31 May 2016

Zika: WHO advises 8 weeks of safe sex

People returning from areas with transmission of the Zika virus should follow safer sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, doubling the four weeks it had previously recommended. Women wanting to get pregnant shou


Al-Futtaim delivers 5 Toyota hybrids to Ajman

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has delivered five Toyota Prius Hybrid vehicles to the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department. The handover of the Prius vehicles comes hot on the heels of the latest partnership between both entities, with Al-Fut


Medcare Hospital in exclusive partnership with LaLiga

Medcare Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, part of Aster DM Healthcare, has signed an agreement with LaLiga Middle East, a subsidiary of the Spanish Professional Football league, to be its official regional healthcare provider.  In line with the partnership, which is based on the gro


WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved over Zika

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by a large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil. Responding to a call from more than 100 leading scientists, who said it would be unethical for t


54 in every 100,000 ‘suffer from MS in the region’

In Dubai, 54 in every 100,000 people suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), said doctors from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in light of World MS Day, which is marked on May 25 every year. The doctors revealed during DHA’s Smart Clinic on Thursday that there is a considerable MS


Kuwait selects cloud solution for water management

EnerTech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Technology Enterprises Company (NTEC) of Kuwait, has selected the Waterfund Insight Service to model and prioritise its strategic water technology investments, said an announcement by IBM and Waterfund. NTEC is a subsidiary of K


IDB fund invests in Avivo healthcare group

Avivo Group, one of the largest healthcare networks in the GCC with 32 healthcare facilities, has announced a partnership with IDB Infrastructure Fund II, sponsored by the Islamic Development Bank and other institutional investors. The fund has completed a significant investment


Aramco honours units for top 'green' performance

Saudi Aramco paid tribute to its top performers in environmental protection and stewardship at an awards ceremony in Dhahran recently. At the 11th Saudi Aramco President’s Award for Environmental Excellence for 2015, the spotlight was on superior performers who protect the


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