Wednesday 26 November 2014

Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year: WHO

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer


Ebola ban not lifted in Bahrain for Nigerians

Bahrain has not lifted a ban on Nigerians travelling here, despite the country being declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO), it has emerged. Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi earlier this month gave clearance for Nigerians to travel freely after the visit of WH


Bahrain’s main hospital outpatient capacity increased

Bahrain’s main hospital has increased the outpatient capacity of its Accident and Emergency department by 400 per cent. The BD31,000 ($81,757) expansion at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) was officially opened yesterday (November 25) by Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi and


UAE health alert as diabetes sufferers increase

UAE was ranked 15th worldwide for diabetes occurrence in a 2013 study conducted by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), with 18.98 per cent of the UAE population living with diabetes. More importantly, Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly rampant across the UAE and is start


ABCR, MediClinic offer free diabetic check ups

Al Bustan Centre and Residence (ABCR), a Dubai based hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in Dubai, is offering free health checks for diabetics, in cooperation with MediClinic Middle East, at the property for the hotel staff, guests and mall visitors. The activity, whi


Consumer behaviour ‘critical for green economy’

Consumer behaviour in the consumption of energy will be pivotal in building a greener economy for Dubai, said experts at a recent environmental meeting in the Emirate. More than 120 delegates participated in the third Green Leadership Series held by the Dubai Green Economy Partne


Tasweek inks deal with US hospital management firm

Abu Dhabi-based Tasweek Real Estate Marketing and Development has signed a deal with American Hospital Management Company (AHMC) to jointly pursue business opportunities in the Mena region. An American company specialising in the administration, management and development of worl


DBE, DuBiotech in tie-up to boost life sciences

Dubai Business Events (DBE) and DuBiotech, subsidiaries of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Tecom Investment respectively, have partnered in supporting international life sciences conferences held in Dubai, UAE. The recently signed memorandum


Plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar

An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. So far two cases and one death have been recorded in the capita


Saudi tackles Mers virus, still hunting source

Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which causes an often fatal illness called Middle East Re

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