Thursday 24 July 2014

Dubai hospital offers new treatment for heart condition

A new surgical treatment is now available at the American Hospital Dubai to treat heart arrhythmia, which occurs when the heart beats irregularly and cannot pump blood effectively, putting vital organs such as the brain and lungs at risk and making patients vulnerable to heart attack and stroke


Bahrain hospital witnesses surge in stomach complaints

Bahrain's main hospital has witnessed a surge in patients suffering from stomach complaints after gorging themselves following Ramadan fasting.   Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) Accident and Emergency Department has had


Mers virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn

Saudi scientists have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease may be transmitted through the air. Mers, a serious respiratory illness caused by a virus known as


Bahrain medical mission to Gaza strip stranded

Escalating Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip are preventing a team of Bahraini doctors from flying to the war-torn area to treat the injured.   More than 10 medics planned to travel to Gaza this week, but have been told by t


New 3D media station launched at Sky Clinic Dubai

Instinct Media Group, a leading company for in-house media solutions, and Sky Clinic, a renowned dentistry medical centre, have launched a new in-clinic 3D screen to be installed at Sky Clinic’s premises at Jumeirah Lake Towers Dubai. &


Roche plans to steer clear of big acquisitions

Roche plans to steer clear of the wave of big takeovers sweeping through the healthcare industry and focus instead on small acquisitions and partnerships, the Swiss drugmaker's chief executive said in an interview published on Saturday. &


Scientists create 'biological pacemaker'

Researchers have succeeded in turning ordinary cardiac muscle cells into specialised ones that deliver a steady heartbeat using a gene therapy procedure they predict could become an alternative to implanted electronic pacemakers. A study published recently involved pigs with a co


Saudi health sector 'poised for growth'

Saudi Arabia’s healthcare sector is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, said a Riyadh-based private equity firm and investment bank. Jadwa Investment, which has strong ties with leading health infrastructure provider Al Hammadi Company for Development and In


Learning centre for young cancer patients

A new learning facility will be built for young cancer patients at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) in Bahrain. It will include a classroom for children, who miss out on school while undergoing treatment, as well as a games room and parents' room, said a report in the Gulf Dai


Obesity declines in Qatar on shift to healthy lifestyle

The increase in health and fitness awareness has resulted in a decline of obesity as more and more residents of Qatar shift to a healthier lifestyle, according to a recent study.   The Zarca Interactive health and fitness st

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