Friday 12 February 2016

Clinical trials to be rolled out in Bahrain

Clinical trials that will determine the effectiveness of medication on Arab patients could soon be rolled out in Bahrain. The aim is to improve the effectiveness of drugs by tailoring them to people in the GCC, Arab Gulf University (AGU) clinical research centre director Dr Adel Medhkour told


High-cholesterol diet 'does not increase risk of heart attack'

A relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or earing one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of incident coronary heart disease, according to a recent study.   The new study from the University of Eastern Finland, further said no associ


UAE sustainability report identifies key factors

The Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, a public-private partnership to fast-track clean energy projects, has launched the State of Sustainability Report - UAE 2016, which seeks to identify key factors to fulfill sustainable development in the UAE. The report is the first one in a


Burjeel offers new cataract surgery technique

Burjeel Hospital, a leading care facility in Abu Dhabi, is offering a new technology in cataract surgery at its Centre of Excellence in the emirate.   With the Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery, many steps of the operation which used to be performed by the surg


January ‘warmer than usual’ in Bahrain

January this year was slightly warmer than normal in Bahrain, statistics revealed yesterday (February 10). Relative humidity and precipitation were below average while wind speed was above average, the Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry’s meteorological directorate said in i


Bahrain to outline plan to combat Zika virus

A strategy to combat the threat of a Zika virus outbreak in Bahrain will be enforced today (February 10). The two-fold plan will primarily focus on “mosquito surveillance” at Bahrain International Airport and Khalifa Bin Salman Port to rule out the risk of the insects that carry t


Medtronic launches Valleylab energy platform

Medtronic, a leader in medical technology, has launched the Valleylab FT10 energy platform at the recently concluded Arab Health Exhibition and Congress in Dubai, UAE.   It coincided with the celebration of the first anniversary of the successful Medtronic Acade


UAE Ministry of Health warns against unregistered drugs

UAE's Ministry of Health has warned against rumours of availability of unregistered medicines in pharmacies in the UAE.   The 'Kimi Pickett' cough syrup is from an unrecognised compny, which is not registered in the country, said Dr Amin Hussein Al A


Zulekha wins praise as 'most premature baby' survives

The parents of a baby who weighed less than an iPad when born 14 weeks prematurely in Dubai have paid a tribute to the medical team who performed a 'miracle' to keep their son alive.   Digital sales specialist Christopher Sacramento and his wife Susie ha


France curbs blood transfusions over Zika virus

Travellers coming back from any outbreak zones of the Zika virus will need to wait at least 28 days before giving blood to avoid any risk of transmission, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said. Zika, which is rapidly spreading through the Americas and has been declared a g

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