Monday 25 May 2015

DHA reviews services and accomplishments

The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) board of directors reviewed its accomplishments, projects and services provided to its patients and customers at its first meeting held at the headquarters. The meeting was convened by Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, chairman of the board


TCA Abu Dhabi set for New York's kidney health awareness run

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) will be participating in the 11th UAE Healthy Kidney 10K run in New York City’s famous Central Park on May 30 to promote education and awareness of kidney health and kidney disease. TCA Abu Dhabi will also jo


UAE readies to launch air quality network

UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several government agencies for the launch of the UAE Air Quality Network, which aims to raise the level of air quality by up to 90 per cent by 2021. The signing ceremony with the Na


Qatar medical congress finds big sponsor backing

The Qatar International Medical Congress (QIMC) 2015, a major exhibition and conference opening in Doha tomorrow (May 26) has announced its list of sponsors for the event. The three-day event is taking place under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Qatar and Minister of Inter


Junk food ban in Bahrain hospitals on way

Junk food and other unhealthy edibles could be banned from sale at government hospitals and health centres in Bahrain. Health Ministry nutrition experts have proposed the measure in a bid to encourage healthy eating among staff and patients, said a report in the Gulf Daily Ne


90pc in Bahrain ‘run risk of Vitamin D deficiency’

More than 90 per cent of Bahrain's population is at risk from bone complications because they are not getting enough Vitamin D, a report said. Despite almost year-round sunshine, a major source of Vitamin D, an alarming new study has found that less than one in 10 people are


Majid Al Futtaim launches drive against heart disease

UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim a leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer in the Middle East and North Africa region said two of the leading shopping destinations in Oman are spearheading its regional health campaign ‘Feel the Beat’ that offers complimentary heart health testin


Mers-CoV outbreak ‘did not originate in Bahrain’

An outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in South Korea did not originate in Bahrain, according to health officials. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication reported yesterday (May 21) that a Health Ministry investigation had been


Bahrain to host major forum on climate change

A major forum will be held in Bahrain next week to discuss the impact of climate change on small islands and the importance of sustainable ecological policy-making. Bahrain Europe Environment Week opens at the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) in Juffair on Monday


Saudi Health successfully concludes with 17,000 visitors

More than 17,000 visitors attended the fifth edition of Saudi Health 2015, which featured more than 350 exhibitors from 11 countries. It provided them with a platform to showcase their latest innovations in healthcare products and technologies to the government authorities and me

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