healthcare

October 19, 2019

American Hospital Dubai has revealed plans for further expand its facilities after increasing capacity in its operating theatres and dialysis centre earlier this year.

The healthcare hub has announced infrastructure upgrades at its main campus located in Oud Metha, with the first phase of the revamp to begin this year.

The expansion plan includes the out-patient area, which will be revamped in phases in order to ensure continuity of the hospital services, a statement said.

It added that the"...

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October 18, 2019

Concept Medical B.V. with its headquarters in Tampa, Florida has announced that on 16th October 2019, they have received the CE certification for their MagicTouch group of products. The CE certified products/brands are as listed below: MagicTouch – PTA (Sirolimus Coated PTA Balloon Catheter) for peripheral arterial disease MagicTouch – ED (Sirolimus Coated Balloon Catheter) for Erectile Dysfunction MagicTouch – AVF (Sirolimus Coated PTA Balloon Catheter) for Arterio-Venous Fistula and Graft MagicTouch – PTA is the only commercially available and CE certified Sirolimus coated balloon catheter for peripheral arterial diseases. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is a procedure that can open a blocked blood vessel using a small catheter with a balloon at one end. The currently accepted procedure is to use drug delivery devices to deliver drugs that inhibit the inflammatory and proliferative pathways that lead to restenosis. Sirolimus is widely accepted as a drug of choice for such a purpose. Several studies have demonstrated that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is increasingly prevalent with age. Approximately 40% of men are affected by the age of 40 years and nearly 70% of men are affected by the age of 70 years. MagicTouch ED is the only CE certified, commercially available Sirolimus coated balloon catheter in the world for the therapeutic management of Erectile Dysfunction. An arteriovenous......

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October 17, 2019

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, with the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will host Event 201, a multimedia global pandemic exercise on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in New York City. The public may register and participate in the simultaneous virtual exercise in English, 8:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT at centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/. The exercise underscores the need for global public-private cooperation to mitigate economic and societal impacts of severe pandemics. In recent years, the world has seen a growing number of epidemic events, about 200 per year, which strain limited resources. A large global pandemic would be disruptive to health, economies, and society. Economic studies show that pandemics could be the cause of an average annual economic loss of 0.7% of global GDP—or $570 billion. Event 201, played by 15 leaders of businesses, governments, and public health, will illustrate realistic policy problems that must be addressed under pressure during a pandemic. At the video-driven exercise, players will be presented with a scenario that reveals unresolved and controversial policy and economic issues that could be solved with sufficient......

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October 16, 2019

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the first patient enrolled in its Phase II clinical trial BALANCE-CFTM 1 to evaluate a new potential treatment for cystic fibrosis.1,2 The trial will investigate how different doses of the compound, an inhaled epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) inhibitor, impact lung function compared to placebo when added to the standard of care in adults and adolescents with cystic fibrosis.1,3,4

People with cystic fibrosis have genetic mutations that cause mucus in various organs to become thick and sticky.5 In the lungs, thick and sticky mucus clogs the airways and traps germs, like bacteria, leading to infections, inflammation,"...

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October 16, 2019

Utilizing the capability of one’s own immune system to tackle cancer, an out-of-the box idea was the brain child of Dr. Steven Rosenberg almost three decades ago. His initiative which paved way for a new chapter in oncology, inspired many young scientists and clinicians in the NCRM NICHE 2019 held in Tokyo, Japan, as his acceptance speech in the Edogawa NICHE Prize ceremony was videocast.

NCRM NICHE, an active knowledge gaining academic event since 2006 in which young scholars from all over the world compete for the Fujio Cup Quiz (FCQ) in regenerative medicine is evolving to be an open innovation platform according to Dr. Shojiro Katoh,"...

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October 15, 2019

Gangnam-Gu of Korea and Korea International Trade Association (KITA) organised the Gangnam Premium Medi & Beauty Fair 2019 in Dubai. The most-sought-after Korean aesthetic solutions exhibition showcased the latest products and solutions including a wide selection of the latest innovations in health and beauty care available to try at the event.

Held at Habtoor Palace Hotel in Dubai from October 9 to 10, the event witnessed presence of senior government officials, leading businessmen and participation of 16 cosmetic surgery clinics and cosmetic companies from South Korea.

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October 15, 2019

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to divest a portfolio of select over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceutical assets in a number of Near East, Middle East and Africa (NEMEA) countries within its Growth and Emerging Markets Business Unit to Acino for a total value in excess of $200 million USD. This is the third transaction in FY19 that furthers Takeda’s strategy to focus on business areas core to its long-term growth and facilitate rapid deleveraging following its acquisition of Shire.

“The divestment of non-core assets sold"...

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October 14, 2019

Get your flu shots without any further delay, urged officials of the Ministry of health and Prevention, that launched the National Seasonal Flu Awareness campaign on Sunday.

The campaign under the tagline ' Get the vaccine, not the flu', was held in collaboration with the Department of Health (DoH) Abu Dhabi and the Dubai Health Authority in order to raise awareness about the complications related to seasonal influenza.

The flu vaccine shots are available free of cost for Emiratis and high risk individuals such as children under five, the elderly, healthcare"...

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October 14, 2019

Servier and its partner Taiho Oncology, Inc. (US), a subsidiary of Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan), announced today that detailed results from the analysis of patients with prior gastrectomy enrolled in the Phase III TAS-102 Gastric Study (TAGS) evaluating LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil) in adult patients with metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma previously treated with at least two prior lines of chemotherapy that included a fluoropyrimidine, platinum, and either a taxane and/or irinotecan-containing regimen, and if appropriate, HER2/neu-targeted therapy, were published in the October issue of JAMA"...

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October 13, 2019

In support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fakih IVF Fertility Center seeks to reach out to all women battling the disease by helping preserve their fertility and fulfill their dream of starting a family.

Throughout the month of October, the fertility center is running a “Together We Are Stronger” campaign, to honor these patients and strive hard to help them so that cancer does not take away their dream of motherhood. As part of the initiative patients can avail a free consultation on their first visit to the center while also benefiting from several other services offered all month.

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