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MetLife to publish UAE survey of employee benefits

MetLife, one of the region’s leading insurance companies and a global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, will publish its first UAE survey of employee benefits in November. This was revealed by Dr Shafiq Shaikh, medical network and claims direct

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels, warns WHO

Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year, and various forms of the lung disease killed about 1.5 million people in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. In recent years, the emergence of multi drug-r

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Effect of light on sleep cycle in focus

The effect of light on a person’s sleep cycle or ‘circadian rhythm’ was the focus of a white paper issued by Philips, a leader in lighting. It compiled key insights from over 10 years of ongoing research, revealing that the amount and quality of light a person i

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Synensis partners with Saudi Arabia’s Health Matrix

US-based Synensis and Health Matrix, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have announced a partnership to offer patient safety, quality improvement, and patient-centred care services in the Middle East.   The partnership will provide a powerful combination of software solu

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Free-market system set for healthcare in Bahrain

A free-market system for healthcare is set to be introduced in Bahrain, under a new law governing health insurance. If approved, the law will establish a national health insurance fund that will take responsibility for money management away from the Health Ministry, said a report

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Synensis partners with Health Matrix in Mideast

US-based Synensis has partnered with Health Matrix in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to offer patient safety, quality improvement and patient-centred care services in the Middle East. The partnership will provide a combination of software solutions, data management and consulting services,

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Abu Dhabi gears up to host EcoWaste 2015

Abu Dhabi is gearing up to host the second edition of EcoWaste in January next year, to showcase innovative solutions in waste management. Organised as part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the event will run from January 17 to 24, addressing the critical topics on re

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Exit screening ‘vital to check global Ebola spread’

Three Ebola-infected travellers a month would be expected to get on international flights from the West African countries suffering epidemics of the deadly virus if there were no effective exit screening, scientists said on Tuesday. The three countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra

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Regional health regulation to be focus of Dubai conference

The latest developments and advancements in the field of health regulation will be highlighted during the First Regional Health Regulation Conference, which will take place at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE.   The conference will be organised by Index Conferences and Exhibition

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Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

The World Health Organisation declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus. "Nigeria is now free of Ebola," WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz told

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