Thursday 17 April 2014

DHA’s basic health insurance to be availed from June 1

The basic package of Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) mandatory insurance scheme will become available with participating insurance companies from June 1, said a report.   Dr Haidar Al Yousuf, DHA’s Director of Health Funding, reiterated that the packa


Wetex 2014 concludes on positive note

The Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) 2014 concluded yesterday (April 16) in Dubai, achieving major goals to achieve the green economy for sustainable development initiative of the emirate. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Cou


One more man dies, 5 infected with Mers in Saudi

A Saudi Arabian man has died of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), while five more people were infected with the Mers-coronavirus, including two medics, all in Jeddah, a report said. Yesterday’s death of the 52-year-old brings to 71 the total number of people to h


First Mers case in Philippines reported

A Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) coronavirus has arrived home from the UAE, Philippine officials said yesterday.    It’s the first known case of the deadly virus in the country, said a report


Irena urges to fast-track renewable energy

The international community has been urged to limit global temperature increase and avert catastrophic climate change by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).   The transition to a sustainable global energy mix must be accelerated in order to reduce


FDA approves GSK's Tanzeum for diabetes

The US Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline's Tanzeum injection for treating adults with type 2 diabetes, in combination with diet and exercise. Tanzeum will carry a warning on its label that tumors of the thyroid gland were observed in rodent studies with so


Irena calls for urgent action on climate

The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has reinforced the call to accelerate transition to a sustainable global energy mix to limit global temperature increase and avert catastrophic climate change. The agency said this was needed to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2)


Sharp’s green products on show at Wetex

Sharp Middle East and Africa is showcasing its latest line-up of green technologies and products including business solutions and consumer electronics at the ongoing Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) 2014 in Dubai.   The business solut


Alwaleed backs art therapy for autism

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations, received at his office in Riyadh Princess Samira Bint Abdullah Al-Faisal Al-Farhan, chairman of the Charitable Society of Autism Families and an accompanying delegation. Amongst the visitors were thr


Boehringer Ingelheim posts 15pc growth in Mena

Boehringer Ingelheim, a research-driven pharmaceutical company, has achieved a growth of 14 per cent in the Mena region in the last fiscal year. Despite some challenges, the company succeeded in increasing its operating income and the return on net sales, said a statement.

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