Saturday 23 May 2015

Majid Al Futtaim launches drive against heart disease

UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim a leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer in the Middle East and North Africa region said two of the leading shopping destinations in Oman are spearheading its regional health campaign ‘Feel the Beat’ that offers complimentary heart health testin


Shell CEO backs fossil fuels, emissions capture

The world’s fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned unless some way is found to capture their carbon emissions, Royal Dutch Shell chief executive officer Ben van Beurden said on Friday. In an interview published in Britain's Guardian newspaper, Van Beurden forecast that g


Mers-CoV outbreak ‘did not originate in Bahrain’

An outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in South Korea did not originate in Bahrain, according to health officials. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication reported yesterday (May 21) that a Health Ministry investigation had been


Bahrain to host major forum on climate change

A major forum will be held in Bahrain next week to discuss the impact of climate change on small islands and the importance of sustainable ecological policy-making. Bahrain Europe Environment Week opens at the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) in Juffair on Monday


Saudi Health successfully concludes with 17,000 visitors

More than 17,000 visitors attended the fifth edition of Saudi Health 2015, which featured more than 350 exhibitors from 11 countries. It provided them with a platform to showcase their latest innovations in healthcare products and technologies to the government authorities and me


New WHO malaria plan to reduce disease burden by 40pc

World Health Organisation (WHO) member states have agreed to a new global malaria strategy for 2016-30 and approved the organization’s proposed programme budget for 2016-17.   The strategy aims to reduce the global disease burden by 40 per cent by 2020, and by at least


S Korea confirms third case of MERS; 64 isolated

South Korean health officials confirmed the country's third case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Thursday, with the two latest cases found in people who had been in contact with the first patient after he returned from the Middle East. Authorities have also isol


Bahrain launches investigation into new Mers threat

Health officials have launched an investigation into the source of a Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) infection in South Korea that could be traced back to Bahrain. A 68-year-old South Korean man contracted the virus following a visit to Bahrain earlier thi


Imdaad, WMS to install waste separation system in Dubai

Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities management solutions in the GCC, has forged a strategic new partnership with WMS Metal Industries, a local company that specialised in the design and manufacture of environmental products, on the sidelines of the FM Expo 2015, that concluded t


Korea reports MERS case; patient visited Bahrain

South Korean health officials on Wednesday confirmed the country's first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in a patient who recently returned from Bahrain and is in stable condition after being treated for a high fever and cough. The 68-year-old man was in Bahra

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