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UK-based pharma firm AMCo to open office in Dubai

The Britain-based international niche pharmaceutical business AMCo has opened an office in Dubai, UAE, to make more of its medicines available to doctors, hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Middle East. Dubai becomes the hub for AMCo’s expansion into the region a

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Stress tops health concern for Mideast employees

Employers consider stress to be the top lifestyle risk factor of the Middle Eastern workforce, according to a recent survey. The latest Towers Watson survey on Health Benefits revealed that the other risk factors were lack of physical activity, tobacco use, obesity and unhealthy

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Digital Health Live kicks off event in Dubai

Digital Health Live, the world’s first interactive digital healthcare conference and exhibition, opened its doors to visitors and industry experts from around the world yesterday (May 5), in Dubai, UAE. The event will run until May 7, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Moorfields to display latest innovations at heath conference

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, one of the Middle East’s leading eye hospitals, will hold a presentation and display its latest innovations while participating in the Digital Health Live 2015 conference and exhibition taking place in Dubai, UAE. The conference will bring tog

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Washington world's most dangerous city for babies

Washington has the highest infant mortality rate of all the world's richest capitals, according to a survey highlighting the failure of the world's wealthiest country to prevent high rates of child deaths among its poorest citizens. Save the Children said in a study on Tu

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Sanofi in deal to train UAE family physicians

The World Organisation of Family Medicine (Wonca) East Mediterranean Region and Sanofi, a global healthcare leader,  have signed a two-year agreement to deliver a series of educational training sessions to family physicians in the UAE. To be conducted over two years, the par

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Bahrain plans new drug rehab centre

A new drug abuse rehabilitation centre could be built in the Isa Town district of Bahrain amid claims that more than half of the population of the kingdom suffer from some sort of addiction, a report said. The topic was raised at the Southern Municipal Council when it heard the r

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US state declares emergency over bird flu

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency on Friday due to a rapidly expanding avian flu outbreak, saying the entire state was at risk from the spread of the disease. The announcement, which gives authorities powers to enforce preventative measures, was made soon

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One-third Europeans ‘potentially expose to asbestos’

One third of the 900 million people living in European countries are potentially exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment, according to a new United National report. A high-level meeting on environment and health in Europe appealed urgently to all European countries to

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Vifor Pharma opens office in Dubai

Vifor Pharma, a leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of iron deficiency, has opened its first office in Dubai, UAE, as part of its plans to expand its presence in the Middle East. The firm will play a signi

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