healthcare

January 22, 2020

Leading physicians and healthcare management experts from Cleveland Clinic in the UAE, United States, Canada and its upcoming UK hospital will be sharing their vision of healthcare excellence and advances in treatments during the 2020 Arab Health event to be held in Dubai from January 27 to 30.

Cleveland Clinic has a longstanding association with Arab Health, providing Continuing Medical Education accreditation for the annual event’s conference sessions. This involves independently verifying the conference content is accurate, unbiased and up to date, and that"...

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January 22, 2020

ABU DHABI, 21st January 2020 (WAM) - Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced the successful implementation of a Patient Level Information and Costing System (PLICS) at its hospitals, as part of its transformation projects.

The system, CostPro, will be unveiled to the public during SEHA’s participation at Arab Health, the Middle East’s largest healthcare conference and trade show.

CostPro allocates cost and revenue to patients on a daily basis and automates the costing process. This allows SEHA to"...

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January 22, 2020

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) is proud to be named in the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) for the fifth consecutive year. Corporate Knights assesses more than 7,300 companies against 21 key performance indicators. It uses these indicators to determine the top 1% most sustainable companies in the world, which are announced annually at the World Economic Forum in Davos,"...

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January 21, 2020

The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday confirmed that no cases of the new Novel coronavirus emerging in China have been reported in the UAE.

The ministry reassured the public that the outbreak does not pose any risk to the UAE’s public health, adding that it is monitoring the situation closely.

Dr Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al-Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary of Health Centres and Clinics Sector, said that the Ministry of Health has taken all precautionary measures in cooperation with its partners, and is ready to deal with any travel related coronavirus"...

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January 20, 2020

ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD) today introduced AirFit F30i, its first tube-up full face CPAP mask, rounding out the most complete full face mask portfolio on the market.

Full face CPAP users can now choose between a tube-up or tube-down connection, compact under-the-nose or traditional over-the-nose cushion styles, and even memory foam versus silicone cushion.

AirFit F30i’s tube-up design makes it easier to sleep in any position. The cushion rests under the nose to help prevent next-day red marks, soreness, and irritation on the nasal bridge. Plus, a quick-release"...

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January 20, 2020

Abdulatif, a 73-year old man suffered from complex diabetes which led to kidney failure. Abdulatif, an Emirati by origin weighed 115 kgs and clearly suffered from obesity, a key factor that led to his condition. Research indicates that more than two billion people are overweight or obese globally. Obesity is a major factor for the lead up to type 2 diabetes, which has quadrupled in the last 35 years, and more than 460 million adults in the world now have diabetes. In the UAE, over 64 percent of the population suffers from obesity, which can affect the economic growth by 6 billion.

When it comes to type 2 diabetes, prevention is very important."...

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January 19, 2020

UAE-based NMC Health has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to investigate allegations by short seller Muddy Waters Capital of financial wrongdoing by the hospital operator.

The appointment is part of NMC’s effort to restore investor confidence.

The company’s shares have plunged 44 percent since Muddy Waters said in a December 17 report that NMC’s financial statements hint at potential overpayment for assets, inflated cash balances and understated debt.

The stock rose"...

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January 19, 2020

The fifth edition of the Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress, (EPSC) was officially opened today by Dr Younis Kazim, CEO of Dubai Healthcare.

Running from January 16 to 18, the three-day premier plastic surgery event is being held under the theme ‘Science and Art in the field of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery’ and aims to shed new light on the latest advances, trends and key breakthroughs in this highly evolving field.

Following the opening ceremony, Dr Kazim, accompanied by a number of doctors, surgeons and senior officials from the health care industry in the region and abroad, toured the exhibition, where they learned about the latest research, new approaches and treatment"...

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January 18, 2020

The Tej Kohli Foundation has moved one step closer to a non-surgical treatment for corneal blindness as it prepares to enter into a collaboration with researchers in Montreal, Canada and Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK to develop the Foundation’s recently acquired proprietary technology into an injectable biosynthetic ‘glue-filler’.

The biosynthetic solution is a liquid form that sets as a gel at body temperature and which can then be modified to act as a tissue glue. The biosynthetic material has the potential to seal corneal perforations and cause the regeneration of corneal tissue, which would eliminate the need for corneal"...

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January 17, 2020

Mundipharma today announced a partnership with Samsung Bioepis to commercialize Samsung Bioepis’ first-wave biosimilar candidates in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The partnership covers Samsung Bioepis’ biosimilar candidates in the field of immunology and oncology, including SB5 (adalimumab), SB4 (etanercept), SB3 (trastuzumab), and SB8 (bevacizumab).

Through the partnership, Mundipharma will be the exclusive commercialization partner, while Samsung Bioepis will remain the Marketing Authorisation Holder (MAH), responsible for clinical development, regulatory registration,"...

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