Tuesday 1 December 2015

Moorfields opens eye hospital in Abu Dhabi

United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), a leading healthcare development company in the UAE, and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, have announced the launch of a major eye hospital in Abu Dhabi. The Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre in Abu Dhabi was offici


Indian drugmaker Biocon eyes $1bn revenue in 4 years

India's biggest biotech firm Biocon expects revenue to double to $1 billion in four years as it expands in Europe and the US with new products, its chairperson and managing director said on Saturday. In a tie-up with US generic drugmaker Mylan NV, the Bangalore-based biopharm


Bee’ah to launch smart WiFi bins in Sharjah

Bee'ah, a leading integrated environmental and waste management company in the Middle East, has unveiled solar-powered bins across Sharjah that will act as hotspots.   It is in line with the UAE's Innovation Week, which seeks to promote and encourage the


Medical tourism in Dubai ‘ahead of regional peers’

Dubai has consolidated its standing as a preferred medical tourism destination, according to experts.   Dr Ihab William, director of Dr William Dental Center, said that demand for cosmetic dentistry in the emirate, especially for the so-called 'Hollywood Smi


Specialist sickle cell clinic expansion set in Bahrain

Bahrain’s main specialist clinic treating patients with blood disorders will be expanded to cope with massive demand, the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, has learnt. The Genetic Blood Disease Centre at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), which opened in February las


Extreme weather ‘poses growing threat to food security’

Drought, floods and other extremes of weather have become more frequent and severe in the past 30 years and pose a rising threat to food security in developing countries, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.   Natural disasters caused worldwide damag


Emirates Environmental Excellence Program launched

The Emirates Environmental Excellence Program, the first programme under the global sustainable environmental management initiative, has been launched.   Through this, local government institutions and authorities are classified and evaluated according to the hi


Obesity in children ‘major concern’ in Kuwait

About 41.4 per cent of girls between the age of 15-18 and 60.4 per cent of boys of the same age were classified as obese or overweight in Kuwait in a report, making obesity a growing health concern for children. A team of consultants from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in Lo


Dermatopathology lab opens in Dubai Science Park

Dubai Science Park (DSP), a free zone community dedicated to facilitating and fostering the growth of the UAE’s science sector, said International Dermpath Consult, an innovative private laboratory dedicated solely to the practice of dermatopathology, has launched its operations within


New portal to help spot green sites in Dubai

Green Dubai Map, a website that will help users locate sites, businesses and establishments of interest for the green economy, has been launched at the Green Leadership Series in the week of Innovation in Dubai, UAE. Launched by Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, secretary general Dubai Sup

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