Monday 20 October 2014

More Ebola cases in Dallas 'very real possibility'

Dallas County authorities are anticipating more possible Ebola cases as a second nurse who had treated the first victim of Ebola diagnosed on US soil was infected with the virus, a county official said on Wednesday. "We are preparing contingencies for more, and that is a ver


Unified environment strategy for GCC planned

GCC representatives convened in Bahrain to discuss the creation of a national environmental report for each country. They are aiming to adopt a unified environmental strategy following a two-day workshop hosted by the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE), which ends today (Octob


DHA to launch smart pharmacy at its facilities

Dubai Health Authorities’s health facilities are set to move towards a smart pharmacy system, according to a top health official. Essa Al Maidoor, director-general of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “The DHA health facilities will soon be fitted with a smart pharmac


DHA implements Smart physiotherapy programme

The UAE has become the first country to apply Microsoft motion-sensing technology to healthcare with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) using it to implement smart physiotherapy. The project, known as the Personal Therapist (PeThe), allows clinicians to track a patient’s range of


Abu Dhabi to host Mideast osteoporosis meetings

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), a worldwide organisation dedicated to fighting osteoporosis, is set to hold its  meetings in Abu Dhabi next year and in 2019. The third and fifth Middle East and Africa Osteoporosis Meetings will be held in the capital as a re


Pegasus Agriculture highlights advantages of hydroponic systems

Modern hydroponic systems provide quicker and more cost effective solutions to farming and gardening according to Pegasus Agriculture, a leading hydroponics farming expert in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena). Pegasus Agriculture has successfully implemented a viable and co


Life Length signs telomere test deal with FML

Life Length, a leader in telomere diagnostics and analysis, has signed a deal with the Freiburg Medical Laboratory Middle East (FML) in Dubai, UAE, to offer the telomere test to its patients. FML is a joint venture of the University of Freiburg, Synlab Laboratories, Germany and A


Regional healthcare sector transformation in focus

International and regional healthcare chiefs are set to meet in Dubai, UAE, this month with the objective of transforming the region’s healthcare sector. The Middle East Healthcare Informatics Summit (MEHIS), which will be hosted by MCI Middle East, will be held from Octobe

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