Saturday 20 December 2014

DHA launches stroke awareness campaign

The Dubai Health Authority discussed ways of stroke prevention during its smart clinic, with the launch of a stroke awareness campaign. Dr Suhail Al Rukn,  stroke  and neurology consultant and head of stroke unit at Rashid Hospital, said: “Stroke awareness in the


Obesity ‘can be deemed a disability at work’

Europe's top court ruled that obese people can be considered as disabled, but stopped short of saying that obesity was a condition that needed specific protection under European anti-discrimination laws. The landmark decision will be closely read by European employers and mea


Dedicated sports schools on way in Bahrain

Dedicated sports schools are set to be built in each of Bahrain's four governorates, as part of plans to encourage health and fitness among the country's youth. They will complement a hospital specialising in sports medicine, which was given the go-ahead at a board meetin


Bahrain plans major rethink of healthcare policies

Bahrain is planning a major rethink of its health care policies to meet potential challenges amid a rapidly changing population. Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi unveiled a four-year strategy which aims to enhance medical services and ensure sustainable public health care, said a


Altibbi raises funds from regional investors

Altibbi, a leading Arab medical online interactive platform which serves more than five million visitors a month and oversees more than 5,000 interactions a month between a network of over 1,500 verified physicians and users, has closed a round of an undisclosed amount with leading regional inv


5pc Mideast patients suffer from thyroid disease

About five per cent of patients in the Middle East suffer from thyroid disease, according to rough estimates revealed at the 10th Annual Middle East Otolaryngology Conference & Exhibition last year. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that secretes hormones in


Abu Dhabi hospital unveils new iron level screening system

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), Abu Dhabi’s flagship hospital, has unveiled a new screening system to monitor iron levels in thalassaemia sufferers, allowing for better quality of care and eliminating the need to send patients abroad for lengthy periods. According to th


RAK FTZ in tie-up to boost green resources

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) has partnered with the Environment Protection and Development Authority (EPDA) in a move to protect the earth’s resources and support the setup of industrial businesses in RAK FTZ. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was co-signed


Rober to launch ‘zero pressure mattress’ in Mideast

UK-based Rober, a leader in the development and manufacture of pressure ulcer prevention and therapy product ranges, is set to launch its pioneering mattress, which replicates the body’s natural movements at Arab Health 2015 in Dubai, UAE. The event will run from January 26


Etihad joins Vietnam charity programme

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has collaborated with ‘Operation Smile’ charity for its 25th anniversary medical mission to Vietnam. ‘The Next Era of Smiles’ mission was the charity’s biggest ever in Asia, providing more than 5,000 s

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