Friday 27 March 2015

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.


Threalift to elevate age-related sagging on face

Thread lift, a minimally invasive procedure, is set to help elevate the age-related sagging on the face, according to a top dermatology expert. Dr James Zachariah, dermatologist at Kaya Skin Clinic, said it is predominantly useful for people who hit the middle age milestone that


Bahraini private hospital selling land to pay staff

A private hospital in Bahrain is reportedly planning to sell off land to raise the money it needs to pay staff. International Hospital of Bahrain (IHB) medical director Dr Abdul Shaheed Naseeb blamed an 80 per cent drop in business over the past year for cash flow problems at the


Wish launches ‘Safer Care Accelerator’ programme

The World Innovation Summit for Health (Wish) in partnership with Imperial College London, has launched the ‘Safer Care Accelerator’ programme that aims to share global best practices in care and treatment to expedite improvement in patient safety. Patient safety is t


Experts discuss ways to tackle ozone depletion

Ozone layer depletion and how to avoid it has been the focus of a series of meetings held at the Ramee Grand Hotel and Spa in Seef, Bahrain this week. Organised by the UN Environment Programme in collaboration with the Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE), the event has brou


Miele showcases solutions to cut lab waste

German-based Miele Professional, an innovative technology firm, is showcasing its advanced laboratory washers for the petrochemical sector at the ongoing Arab Laboratory exhibition, which opened yesterday (March 23) in Dubai, UAE. The event runs until March 26 at Dubai Internatio


‘Expats more likely to have TB than Bahrainis'

Foreign workers in Bahrain are more likely to have tuberculosis than Bahrainis, according to experts. Health Ministry statistics for the last 10 years indicate that there are up to 26 cases per 100,000 foreign arrivals, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sis


Health insurance bill for expats in Bahrain shelved

A bill that would have forced employers in Bahrain to provide private health insurance for expatriate employees has been shelved. Shura Council yesterday (March 22) rejected the draft law, which was originally put forward by parliament before last year's national elections, s


Saudi Arabia’s nursing workforce 62pc local

Saudi’s constitute 62 per cent of the total workforce in in government-run nursing and primary health care centres in Saudi Arabia, a Health Ministry official was quoted as saying. The ministry is currently constructing some 1,671 medical centres, 50 per cent of which are a


Awareness drive on rare disease

A Bahraini teenager is campaigning for greater awareness of a little-known but painful disease that causes the body to attack itself, a report said. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when a patient's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs, reported

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