Friday 20 October 2017

Saudi Aramco unveils new water conservation strategy

State-run oil giant Saudi Aramco is showcasing its water preservation and conservation solutions and initiatives at the ongoing Water Arabia Conference and Exhibition in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. As the diamond sponsor, it will be playing a key role at the expo being held under th


UAE warning on travel to Madagascar

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has recently issued a warning to UAE nationals and residents about traveling to Madagascar, following the country’s report of an alarming increase of cases of pneumonia. The Ministry also encouraged those who need to travel to M


New Abu Dhabi initiative to drive cleantech entrepreneurship

The Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), an Abu Dhabi-based global marketplace that connects capital with new innovative concepts, has been officially announced to forge partnerships between entrepreneurs and investors.    The initiative aims to drive sustai


Dubai tightens e-cigarette smoking ban in malls

Dubai Municipality, in a major move, is set  to tighten its ban on electronic cigarette smoking in public places and shopping malls, both indoors and also at the entrances of the malls, reported the state news agency Wam. The civic body move comes following complaints that c


GCC home healthcare sector on track to hit $4.5bn

Home healthcare is a rapidly growing market in the GCC region, and could easily hit $4.5 billion plus by 2020, said an industry expert. The emphasis on specialization creates a streamlined approach to better healthcare delivery, and relieves the pressure on general medical servic


Bahrain to host top medical congress

Bahrain Medical Society is set to organise the second edition of the Gulf Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (GCCMID 2017) from November 1 to 4 in cooperation with the Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the Emirates Medical Association for


World to have more obese kids, adults by 2022

The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades and if current trends continue, there will be more obese kids than severely underweight by 2022, said a study. The number of obese children and adolescents (a


MEA sees 16.6pc rise in cardiovascular disease

The greatest increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence in the world during 2014-2016 was in Europe (38.8 per cent) and Middle East and Africa (16.6 per cent), said Aetna International, a UK-based health care benefits provider. Cardiovascular disease is the world’s

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