Friday 9 October 2015

Wuxi NextCode, Sidra in deal for research, clinical genomics

WuXi NextCode, a precision medicine company using the genome to improve health worldwide, and Sidra Medical and Research Center, a hospital, research and education institution, have signed a broad, long-term agreement to provide and co-develop comprehensive research and bioinformatics program


Kidney ‘key to managing Type 2 diabetes’

Forxiga, a new treatment that centres on the kidney in managing Type 2 diabetes, and which has been approved in Europe and the US, has now been introduced in Kuwait. The highlights of the breakthrough development were discussed at a medical symposium held in Kuwait recently.


Medical education, wellness expansion drives DHCC growth

The strategic projects in medical education and wellness have led the growth at the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), driving confidence to achieve strong results, compared to the first quarter of last year.   In its operational review, the DHCC updated the market o


Bahrain hospitals on ‘cholera alert’

Hospitals in Bahrain have been put on ‘cholera alert’ after a citizen who returned from Iraq tested positive for the bacterial infection. The woman, in her late 30s, fell sick in Kuwait three days ago while en route from Iraq, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), o

More… plans to double investment in UAE, a TripAdvisor style site for private healthcare, has unveiled plans to grow its network of partnered clinics in the region, responding to a surge in patient enquiries to clinics in the UAE (up 136 per cent in the past year).   It will specificall


First UAE organ transplant forum ends in Dubai

The first edition of UAE Organ Transplant Summit concluded yesterday (October 1) in Dubai, UAE highlighting scientific programmes on topics around organ transplantation in the region. The one-day Summit took place at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center in Dubai Health


1.7m children in Yemen 'at risk of malnutrition'

Six months of violence in Yemen have left at least 505 children dead, 702 injured and more than 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition, according to Unicef.   Across the country, nearly 10 million children – 80 per cent of the country’s under-18 populat


Pampers, Unicef mark a decade of tetanus protection

An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, owing to a 10-year long partnership between Pampers and Unicef that helped achieve this milestone.   The

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