Saturday 16 February 2019

Kuwait's Agility eyes deal with top Swiss logistics group

Kuwait-based Agility Group is in discussions with leading Swiss logistics group about partnership opportunities between the logistics businesses of the two companies.    Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Panalpina is a leading provider of forwarding and


Abu Dhabi health price index up 3.1pc in Q4

The Health Price Index in Abu Dhabi rose to 103.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with the fourth quarter of the previous year, marking an increase of 3.1 per cent, a media report said. The health price index stabilized during the fourth quarter of 2018 compared


UAE 'to bring down cancer mortality rates by 18pc'

The UAE is determined to bring down cancer mortality rates by nearly 18 per cent by 2021 in line with the country’s national healthcare agenda, said senior officials from the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) at a key event in Dubai. The event, which was supported b


Mental health issues 'becoming the next global health epidemic'

The seventh edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2019), which concluded in Dubai on February 12, featured a special session examining the risk of mental health issues becoming the next major global health epidemic. Hosted by Becky Anderson of CNN, an eminent panel came tog


UAE’s Pharmax to produce affordable migraine medicine

A UAE-based pharmaceuticals producer is currently in the developmental phase for the production of generic migraine medicine in order to bring the cost of treatment down for sufferers across the region.   Despite migraines being among the highest causes of disab


Global cities ‘threatened by rising sea levels’

Global cities including Dubai, London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong are under threat from rising sea levels caused by warming oceans, said actor and conservationist Harrison Ford in his speech at the seventh World Government Summit (WGS 2019) that concluded yesterday (February 12) in Dubai, UAE.


Precision medical imaging market ‘set to top $8bn’

The potential impact of personalization in diagnostic and therapeutic imaging on patient care will see the precision medical imaging market grow from $120 million in 2017 to over $8 billion by 2027, said a new report. As healthcare becomes more patient-centric, technology advance


Livestock to raise carbon footprint by 5pc: Barclays

Livestock, specifically cattle, emit a total of 4.7 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalents (CO2e) a year, or 9 per cent of all human-induced emissions, said Barclays in a new report, highlighting that agriculture is often overlooked when it comes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Burping


Zulekha Hospital surgeon performs advance thyroid operation

A Zulekha Hospital surgeon has become the first in the UAE to perform a thyroid surgery using an advanced minimally invasive surgical technique. The Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy (TOET) is one of the least invasive medical procedures and was introduced a couple years ago to


Sharjah Health Authority inks MoU with Italian healthcare group

Sharjah Health Authority (SHA) and Gruppo San Donato (GSD) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will help shape the healthcare landscape of the emirate. The agreement will help foster cooperation from the largest healthcare organisation in Italy and Sharjah Health

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