Friday 19 September 2014

Abu Dhabi residents urged to conserve water, electricity

Abu Dhabi’s Regulation and Supervision Bureau has called its residents and businesses across the emirate to conserve water and electricity as the demands on these resources grow.   The bureau has been a campaign that includes key players in the sector, to encourage wise


India - prime medical tourist destination

India’s medical tourism ecosystem, showcasing International excellence coupled with major cost advantages, has seen growing interest levels from patients from the GCC and the greater Middle Eastern region, according to Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s foremost healthcare provider.


Oman to host MED2020 forum next month

Medical experts will discuss global advances in healthcare and share knowledge during the MED2020 forum to be held in Oman next month. Oman will host its first MED2020 forum on October 26 and 27 at the InterContinental Hotel Muscat. It is open to physicians, nurses, allied health


DHCC regulator launches ‘Appeals Board’

The Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) regulator has launched the Appeals Board, which will provide healthcare operators with an independent system to appeal against decisions relating to licensing or complaints. A programme was organised by the regulator when an education session on t


‘Not all laser eye surgeries are the same’

Not all laser eye surgery and surgeons are the same, said a top Dubai-based eye surgeon, adding that prospective candidates need to be informed about the options, possible complications and the doctor’s qualifications and experience. “Laser eye correct


New green belt policy on way in Bahrain

A policy that will protect agricultural land in Bahrain is set to be implemented. The Green Belt Scheme was presented by Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Dr Juma Al Ka'abi at the weekly Cabinet session yesterday (September 14), said a report in the Gulf


Medical errors in focus at Bahrain forum

Health experts will gather in Bahrain tomorrow (September 16) to develop a scheme that will prevent medical errors and malpractice. The conference, called Second Arab Gulf Forum for Medical Administration - Medical Errors, will be hosted by the Bahrain Medical Society (BMS) under


Arabic-enabled insulin pump launched

US-based Medtronic, a top medical technology company, has launched an Arabic-enabled sensor-augmented insulin pump, a breakthrough in the management of diabetes and is a step closer to the artificial pancreas. Sensor-augmented insulin pumps, which are an alternative to insulin in


Hikma opens oncology plant in Jordan

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a multinational group, recently opened its chemical plant for oncology active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) specialised in producing effective raw materials for cancer medications. The plant was inaugurated by King Abdullah II, who underscored the compan


New diet pill gets US approval

A new diet pill has got approval to be sold in the US, only the third obesity treatment in more than a decade to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Made by Orexigen Therapeutics, Contrave is a combination of the antidepressant bupropion and Orexigen's formula

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