Saturday 25 April 2015

Dewa, BMW plan to boost environmental sustainability

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) discussed joint co-operation and programmes that can boost sustainability and increase the level of environmental awareness with the BMW Group at the recently concluded Wetex 2015 in Dubai, UAE. The meeting also focused on supporting D


Zulekha Hospitals win ‘Dubai Quality Award’

Zulekha Hospitals has won the Dubai Quality Award from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the 21st Business Excellence Awards Ceremony recently. An initiative by the Dubai Department of Economic Development,


World's first malaria vaccine moves closer to use in Africa

The world's first malaria vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline, could be approved by international regulators for use in Africa from October after final trial data showed it offered partial protection for up to four years. The shot, called RTS,S and designed for children in Afric


Exercise 'not key to obesity fight'

Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say. In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international experts said it was time to "bust the myth"


Strong winds, rising sand alert in Bahrain

A weather warning advising the public to take care in case of gale force winds was issued by Bahrain’s Meteorological Directorate yesterday (April 23). Strong winds and rising sand are forecast for early today, with visibility expected to drop to less than 1,000 metres, sai


DHA discusses early detection of respiratory disorders

Pulmonologists from the Dubai Health Authority-run Rashid Hospital have highlighted the importance of early diagnosis for effective management of respiratory disorders. The information was disseminated via DHA’s #smart_clinic to more than 69,000 followers of the DHA page (D


Old Manama suq clean-up drive launched

A drive to clean up the Old Manama Suq in Bahrain was launched yesterday (April 22) after the area was branded dangerous and a fire hazard. The campaign, spearheaded by the Capital Trustees Board, is aimed at tidying up Manama's historic trading heartland amid fears that the


Yas Marina Circuit signs safety deal with National Ambulance

Yas Marina Circuit has signed a long-term memorandum of understanding with National Ambulance, a leading pre-hospital emergency care provider in the UAE, to ensure the safety of its visitors. The announcement follows a recent meeting between Al Tareq Al Ameri, chief executive off


Apollo Hospitals wins award for excellence in healthcare

Apollo Hospitals, a leading healthcare provider in Asia, has won the ‘Golden Peacock’ Award by the Institute of Directors, in partnership with the Department of Industry Policy & Promotion, Government of India. It was recognised for its business excellence in heal


DHA to launch smart personal medical file

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is set to launch the smart personal medical file and completed all smart solutions projects by the end of 2017, said a senior official. Speaking at the recently concluded Healthcare Information and Management Society (HIMSS) conference and exhibition

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