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Cheap device for examining eyes successfully tested

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By Inga Vesper – SciDev.Net A simple eye examining device that may offer a cheap way to improve medical care and training in developing countries has been successfully tested in Africa and Pacific island states. The Arclight is a pocket-sized ophthalmoscope — a medical instrument used to see inside patients’ eyes — equipped with an LED to provide light, a …

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Alsalama Healthcare @Home Launches Their Brand New Website

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Alsalama Healthcare @ Home W.L.L., one of Bahrain’s leading Home Nursing and Healthcare Services Providers has recently announced the launch of their brand new website – www.ashah-bh.com. The newly launched website takes you through detailed healthcare, medical services and other miscellaneous health services, which the nursing center provides for patients in the home. Some of the unique services Alsalama has …

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Device focuses on speedier tuberculosis diagnosis

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By Vijay Shankar – SciDev.Net A device that can magnify tuberculosis bacteria without using a conventional glass lens could soon replace expensive lens-based microscopes in developing countries, according to a feasibility study published in the journal Tuberculosis. The gadget could diagnose tuberculosis in a sample within seven days, while also reducing the danger of lab technicians catching the disease, the …

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Arab Health : the preferred trade show for French companies

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130 French companies will be taking part in Arab Health-Medlab, from January 25-28, 2016. With 1,440 m2 in exhibition space across 2 halls, 1 entirely dedicated to laboratory equipment and diagnostics, and expanding every year, the international trade show for medical systems offers a prime venue from them to show off their know-how. Business France – the National Agency for …

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du’s Dr. Mansoor Anwar brought UAE perspectives to the 7th annual Employer Healthcare and Benefits Congress in the USA

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Dr. Mansoor Anwar Habib showcased du ‘s wellness initiatives to intercontinental attendees at the conference. Dubai, UAE: du ‘s Senior Director of the Medical and Occupational Health Services and Head of the Wellness Department, Dr. Mansoor Anwar Habib, provided a UAE perspective to a global audience at the 7th annual Employer Healthcare and Benefits Congress. In a keynote speech delivered …

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Pioneering management education is the key for sustainable healthcare

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INSEAD and the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust further equips leaders for the challenging demands of healthcare Abu Dhabi, March 18, 2015- INSEAD, the leading international business school in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust, recently conducted the “Middle East Healthcare Leadership Programme”. The programme, which is in its eighth consecutive year, is designed to develop …

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Qatar: HMC holds continuing education symposium

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Healthcare professionals from around the world gathered at the 1st AHS Continuing Education Symposium. Hamad Medical Corporation ( HMC ) in collaboration with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has hosted the 1st Academic Health System (AHS) Continuing Education Symposium for Healthcare Educators in Qatar. The four-day event, built around workshops, plenary lectures and focused panels, brought together local and …

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Dubai Diabetes Centre holds workshop to educate medical professionals about technological advances in diabetes management

Dr M. Hamed Farooqi, director and consultant endocrinologist at the Dubai Diabetes Center

The Dubai Diabetes Centre recently held a two-day workshop to educate medical professionals from the DHA about the recent advances in blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration for people with diabetes. The aim of the workshop was to educate all medical professionals on how to use advanced insulin pumps as well as educate them about how to use the latest …

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The Challenge returns to test the fitness of Qatar’s students

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Excitement is mounting among middle school children with the approach of The Challenge, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar’s (WCMC-Q) physical fitness contest for schools. The Challenge is part of WCMC-Q’s Sahtak Awalan campaign, which aims to improve the health of the nation in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Health Strategy. The inaugural event was held …

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Students and Experts Unveil Pioneering Computer Science Applications to Offer Real-life Solutions

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MedCare, a digital nurse application designed to remind the elderly about their medical intake, while also providing their emergency contacts with life-saving information for potential health problems, was ranked first at the NYU Abu Dhabi’s International Hackathon 2014 on Sunday night. The winning team members were Saeed Al Mannaee (Khalifa University, UAE), Rashed Al Matar (Khalifa University, UAE), Yousef AlAhmedi …

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