Tuesday 31 March 2015

Conference to focus on gastroenterology and hepatology

Delegates from more than 30 different countries are set to attend a gastroenterology and hepatology conference in Dubai this week. The Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society annual conference (EGHC 2015) will take place on April 2 at the Dubai International Convention a


Battling nightmare infections: a plan to beat the superbug

With painstaking effort, a group of Chicago hospitals has managed to cut by half the number of infections caused by an especially deadly type of superbug. Now US health officials want that kind of campaign to go national. The White House on Friday told the US Centers for Disease


Japanese garden in Bahrain destroyed for park

A Japanese garden created by a Bahrain resident more than 30 years ago was bulldozed yesterday (March 30) to make way for a new public park. Hundreds of trees and plants were destroyed on the 300 square metre garden in Hajjiyat, which was developed over three decades by British f


Saudi Arabia set for healthcare forum

Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh is all set to host the C3 Saudi-US Healthcare Forum under the theme of "Improving Healthcare Through Bilateral Knowledge” next month. To be held from April 27 to 29 at the Ritz-Carlton, The C3 Saudi-US Healthcare Forum is part of the Nation


Global researchers for Qatar medical congress

International researchers and leading medical companies to the region will introduce their latest medical discoveries to improve the healthcare sector at an upcoming medical congress in Doha, Qatar. The Qatar International Medical Congress (QIMC) 2015 held a press conference to a


Wearables seen as means to improve health

Consumers satisfied with their wellness say they are the early adopters of wireless technology, according to an industry expert. “This group has very specific requirements related to cloud, privacy, design and functionality that they want to be fulfilled simultaneously. Ful


Bahrain landmarks switch off for Earth Hour

Landmark buildings and businesses across Bahrain took part last night in a global initiative to conserve energy and raise climate change awareness. Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund, encourages participants to turn off all non-essential lights for one hour as a s


UAE 'developing solid health care system'

The UAE is developing a superb healthcare system to respond to the needs of its people with the support of its leaders, said Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Culture, Youth, and Social Development. He was addressing a gathering at the Second Middle East Confer


Veiled women face bigger Vitamin D deficiency risk

Women who wear traditional Islamic dress in the region should expose themselves to sunlight at least twice a week for health reasons, mainly to tackle Vitamin D deficiency issues, according to a health expert. Jordanian endocrinologist Dr Jihad Haddad told the Gulf Daily News, ou


Top doctors, specialists attending Dubai conference

Around 800 doctors and other medical experts, including 65 specialists from key eye medical centres worldwide, are attending the second Evolving Practice of Opthalmology Middle East Conference 2015 (Epomec), a medical conference on eye medicine and surgery, being held in Dubai, UAE.

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