Tuesday 3 May 2016

Julphar sales total $400m in 2015

Ras Al Khaimah-based Julphar (Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries) recorded sales totalling Dh1.47 billion ($400.11 million) in 2015, an increase of 6 per cent compared to the previous year, it was revealed at the company’s general assembly recently. The company’s gross pr


Dubai bans pregnant women, toddlers from shisha cafes

Dubai Municipality has launched a public service health campaign banning pregnant women from entering shisha cafes even if they do not intend to smoke it. The ban also includes young children and toddlers. The Doctors at Medeor 24x7 Hospital, Dubai praised the initiative by Dubai


Zulekha Hospital launches cervical cancer awareness campaign

Dubai-based Zulekha Hospital has launched its cervical cancer screening and prevention campaign aimed to promote early detection and save lives across the UAE. Developed for the third consecutive year, the ‘Smear, Don’t Fear’ campaign is one of Zulekha Hospital’


Latest tech to feature at Istanbul water expo

Exhibitors at the upcoming IWE Istanbul Water Expo 2016, a major trade fair for water and waste water management, will showcase their latest technologies in sustainable utilization of water resources and reuse of wastewater. The event runs at Istanbul Expo Center - Turkey from Se


Top firms to attend Qatar medical congress

The second annual Qatar International Medical Congress (QIMC), taking place in Doha later this month, will bring together the most renowned and innovative companies from around the world. The event will take place from May 18 to May 20 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre


Bahrain in new drive to promote waste recycling

Coloured garbage collection bags will be introduced in Bahrain from September under a new initiative to properly separate recyclable and non-recyclable waste, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


Astronomers find a tail-less comet, first of its kind

Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system's formation and evolution, according to research published on Friday in the journal Science Advances. The so-called "Manx"


Al Baraha hospital achieves a first in ear implant

The Dubai-based Al Baraha Hospital has successfully implanted the smallest hearing device by Sophono in a patient, the first such case in the Middle East.   The medical team, led by Dr Ahmed Al Amadi, consultant and head of the ear, nose and throat department, implanted the modern


Averda opens second medical waste plant in Oman

Environmental solutions provider Averda has started operations at its second medical waste treatment plant (MWTP) in Oman at Liwa. The company already operates one facility in Muscat (Al Multaqa). Averda Oman’s medical waste treatment services cover the waste handling and collect


Cigna brings health care services to region

Global health service company Cigna has partnership with Saudi Arabian Insurance Company (Damana) to roll out its Chronic Conditions Management program in the region. The program is designed to help insured members better manage chronic conditions. One of Cigma’s key focus areas

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