Wednesday 23 July 2014

60pc UAE residents are ‘physically more active’

About 60 per cent of UAE residents are engaging in exercise between one to three times per week, for a healthy living, a 10 per cent increase, according to a recent study.   The Zarca Interactive study, conducted during the first quarter of the year, found that


Asthma drugs suppress child's growth: study

Corticosteroid drugs given via inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, according to two systematic reviews of scientific studies on the issue. Health experts who conducted the review and published it in The Cochrane Library journal found that children's gr


Aids epidemic can be controlled by 2030: UN

New HIV infections and deaths from AIDS are decreasing, the UN said on Wednesday, making it possible to control the epidemic by 2030 and eventually end it "in every region, in every country".   "More than ever before, there is hope that ending AID


Dubai Holding gives $1.3m for obesity research

Dubai Holding, a leading investment holding company, is set to fund Dh5 million ($1.3 million) towards Al Jalila Foundation’s obesity research in the UAE.   The foundation’s Obesity Research Fund aims at building capacities among specialists to condu


Burjeel offers latest technology in cardiac surgery

Burjeel Hospital, a leading tertiary care facility in Abu Dhabi, has launched ‘eSVS Mesh in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery,’ one of the latest and most advanced technologies in cardiac surgery.   According to the World Heart Federatio


Novartis, Google to develop 'smart' contact lens

Swiss drugmaker Novartis has struck an agreement with Google to develop "smart" contact lenses that would help diabetics track their blood glucose levels or restore the eye's ability to focus.   The device for diabetics would measure glucose in tea


80pc hepatitis C patients ‘live symptom-free for years’

About 80 per cent of hepatitis C patients live symptom-free for years without knowing they are infected, according to experts.   To control the spread of hepatitis C in the UAE, experts have called for mass awareness by advising people to identify common symptom

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