Tuesday 30 June 2015

Top pharma group opens HQ in Saudi

Nahdi Medical Company, one of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, has announced the opening of its new office headquarters at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The company's move into “Oasis Nahdi” comes in line with its commitment


Provia sees 47pc growth in dental cryogenic service

Provia Laboratories, a bio banking project of market research & private equity company Grace Century, has reported 47 per cent quarterly growth in enrolments for its Store-a-tooth cryogenic storage service of dental stem cells. This is the highest-ever recorded growth rate in


Probiotic agent causes fat loss in overweight adults

A new probiotic ingredient, Bifidobacterium breve B-3, caused a significant reduction of body fat and modified metabolic function in adults with obese tendencies in a randomized, double-blind, parallel-controlled trial, said a top dairy company in Japan. For decades, obesity has


Medeor 24x7 Hospital launches health majlis in Dubai

Dubai-based Medeor 24x7 Hospital has launched a Ramadan health majlis to keep a watch on health while fasting. The Medeor Ramadan Health Majlis aims to enhance the healthy living habits of people, said a statement. Dr Shajir Gaffar, chief executive officer of VPS H


Huawei steps up global green initiative

Huawei, a global ICT solutions provider, reduced its global carbon emissions in 2014 after membership in its green supplier programme expanded five-fold last year, according to the company’s 2014 Sustainability Report. Released at a conference on the future of sustainable s


Fitness First opens 31st club in UAE

Fitness First Middle East (FFME), a leading health and fitness club chain and a franchise owned and operated under license by the Landmark Group in the Mena region, has opened its 31st club in the United Arab Emirates. The new platinum club is spread across 21,000 sq ft is locate


Sick children have wishes granted this Ramadan

Seriously ill children are having their wishes granted this Ramadan as part of a charity campaign run by the Dreams Society in Bahrain. The ‘30 Dreams in 30 Days’ initiative aims to create a lasting happy memory for children aged between four and 18 who suffer from te


DHA launches health awareness drive for Ramadan

The Dubai Health Authority’s Clinical Nutrition Department is conducting a series of health awareness campaigns to raise awareness about healthy eating during the holy month of Ramadan. Dr Waffa Ayesh, director of Clinical Nutrition at the DHA highlighted the need to educat


UAE patient registry market to grow 14pc

The patient registry market in the UAE is set to grow 14 per cent by 2020, owing to rising healthcare expenditures and growing incidence of diseases, according to a recent report. The TechSci Research report ‘UAE Patient RegistryMarket Forecast & Opportunities, 2020,&rs


DHA forms committee for cost calculation system project

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has formed a supervisory committee for the cost calculation system project. Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, chairman of the board, said that the aim of the committee is to utilise the latest concepts and methods to understand the real costs of de

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