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Dubai Islamic Bank appreciated for contributing in GMC Growth


The Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) announced recently that it has been appreciated for contributing to the continuous growth and improvements of The Gulf Medical College (GMC) Hospitals and University. The appreciation took place in a special ceremony that was hosted by the Gulf Medical University campus in Ajman. The ceremony was exclusive with chosen […]

Avandia still available in Kuwait despite the withdrawal announcement


Avandia, a medication used for Type 2 Diabetes, raised several concerns about its safety and several countries started to withdraw it from its markets. Kuwait was among these countries, yet, a recent investigation showed that Avandia is still available at the pharmacies in Kuwait. The investigation was conducted by Kuwait Times, a well-known journal […]

Saudi FDA warns against Similac


The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) is warning the public that Abbott, a company providing a powder infant formula, Similac, has decided to withdraw several Similac products from the market. This was carried out as a result to the reports mentioning that there were beetles in some containers. SFDA warning included referring to […]

A New Vaccination Against Chickenpox in the UAE


The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the official authority managing healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi, announced that it has included Chickenpox vaccine, varicella, to the national immunization program. The new vaccine is attenuated form of the virus that provides protection against Chickenpox. Starting from today, the vaccine will be added to the vaccination […]

Tunisia and Germany cooperate in health sector


The Tunisian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Tunisia) announced that is going to cooperate with the Ministry of Economy, Energy, Housing Construction and Transport of North Rhine-Westphalia. The cooperation includes hosting a visit by a delegation of German businessmen who aim to invest in the health section in Tunisia. The visit is going […]

New Substances Added to WADA forbidden substances.


In Dubai, the World Anti-Doping Agency ‘s Executive Committee, which is responsible for identifying the forbidden substances , inserted more prohibited substances to the 2011 document that lists prohibited compounds . The official publication of the new list will be released on 1th of October 2010 and will become active from 1th of January […]

Stem cell procedures now available at Dubai Healthcare City.


The Ministry of Health in UAE and Dubai Healthcare City organized a workshop discussing the use of stem cells in neurosurgery procedures. Stem cells can be used in treating several neurological disorders such as those caused by paraplegia, injuries in spinal cord, or car accidents at Dubai Healthcare City.


British Team For Treating cancer at NBK Children hospital


A medical team from The Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is going to offer its services for patients at National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) Children Hospital for the next three years. The team includes British physicians and surgeons who are going to use their experiences in cancer, blood disorders and neurosurgery not only to […]

Antibiotic are over-prescribed in Jordan, WHO study


According to a new study, 60% of patients in Jordan who attend hospitals are given antibiotics. The study was conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) along with Jordanian health sector. It noted that a high number of patients receiving antibiotic indicates that doctors in both public and private hospitals are over-prescribing them. Moreover, the […]

Qatar to build a new hospital in Palestine


The government of Qatar announced that it is going to build a new hospital in Palestine. The facility will provide medical services for patients suffering from injuries caused by land mines. The new hospital will be built in a project combining efforts of Qatar and the medical and humanitarian aid department of the Arab […]