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Fewer Nationals Seek Medical Specialisations


There has been a marked decline in the number of UAE nationals seeking in specialisations like medicine, dentistry, pharmacology and health sciences.

In all these branches national under-graduates account for only 50 per cent.

This was stated by Dr Husam Al Din Hamdi, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Sharjah (UoS), in an […]

UAQ Ruler Briefed on FHA Mission


H. H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Umm al-Qaiwain, was updated today by Health Minister Dr. Hanif Hassan on phases of establishing the Federal Health Authority (FHA) and its future plans.

President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has approved a law establishing the FHA that […]

Putting Limits on Vitamin E


Vitamin-fortified foods and dietary health supplements can ease health worries. But what kinds of vitamins are right for you? And how much of them should you take, and how often?

A research group from Tel Aviv University has done the most comprehensive and accurate study of clinical data on Vitamin E use and heart […]

Philips Updates Markets on Consumer Lifestyle Sector


At a meeting with investors and financial analysts, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI), updated the market on its Consumer Lifestyle sector. Executives at Philips Consumer Lifestyle, including sector Chief Executive Officer Andrea Ragnetti, have elaborated on progress made during 2009 and on the longer-term strategy to become a leading health and well-being […]

ICLDC Recognised As A Quality Medical Provider


Abu Dhabi 31 December 2009: Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), the UAE’s largest specialist medical centre dedicated to the treatment of diabetes, has been awarded an accreditation with commendation by the Joint Commission International (JCI). ICLDC is an initiative of Mubadala Healthcare, in partnership with UK’s Imperial College London.

According to Dr Maha […]

Happy New Year From ICT For Health

Tweet Dear friends, 2009 has been a great year for ICT For Health, and we have made some impactful changes that fit your buisness. Keep in mind, this year we’ve decided to do something a little different. We hope you’ll find it fits the spirit of the holiday season. We are already getting excited for […]

Flu Jabs For All in Bahrain


Anyone in Bahrain can now get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, it has been declared.

It will no longer by mandatory for the recipient to be suffering from a chronic medical condition or be at increased risk to be eligible for the shot, said Health Ministry head of disease control Dr Muna Al Mousawi.


Pfizer Ends Lung Cancer Study


Pfizer said on Tuesday it has ended a late-stage lung cancer study of its experimental drug figitumumab after an analysis showed it was unlikely to meet the main goal of improving overall survival.

The analysis by independent safety monitors found that adding figitumumab to two older therapies – paclitaxel and carboplatin – would be […]

Eipico to Boost Exports


Ahmed Borhan Ismail, Chairman of Egyptian International Pharmaceutical Industries Co (Eipico), has revealed plans to increase the company’s exports to 35% of its production by 2015, Reuters has reported. Egypt’s biggest drug exporter will also begin production at a new EGP400m drug factory by August 2010 that will raise production capacity by 10% in […]

CDA Visits DHA’s Al Mamzar Centre For The Elderly


A delegation from the Community Development Authority (CDA) recently visited the Al Mamzar centre for the Elderly to boost mutual cooperation and to get acquainted with the services and facilities that are provided at the centre.

The delegation was headed by Sheikh Maktoum Bin Butti Al Maktoum, Chief Executive Officer- Social Care. His Excellency […]