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  • The headache of adapting to the cold, literally

    A common genetic variant implicated in migraine headaches may have proliferated because it helped early humans adapt to cold weather in northern climates. Felix Key of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and colleagues report these findings in a new study published May 3rd, 2018 in PLOS Genetics. Within the last 50,000 years, some humans left the warm climate of…

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  • Oily Fish and Beans Delay Menopause, Rice and Pasta Hasten It

    Eating oily fish and fresh legumes delays the onset of natural menopause by around 3 years, shows a new published analysis of data from the UK Women’s Cohort Study (UKWCS). Higher intake of vitamin B6 and zinc were also associated with modestly delayed menopause. But consuming refined pasta and rice was linked to an earlier natural menopause by 1.5 years, and likewise,…

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  • Nanoparticles as a solution against antibiotic resistance?

    (Jena, Germany) Around one in 3,300 children in Germany is born with Mucoviscidosis. A characteristic of this illness is that one channel albumen on the cell surface is disturbed by mutations. Thus, the amount of water of different secretions in the body is reduced which creates a tough mucus. As a consequence, inner organs malfunction. Moreover, the mucus blocks the…

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  • New targeted cancer drug shows signs of effectiveness in first clinical trial

      A new targeted drug has a good safety profile and has led to responses in some patients with particular genetic characteristics in their tumours. The promising results of a new phase I trial, led by researchers in the Drug Development Unit at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and our partner hospital The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, have already…

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  • Al Borg Laboratories launches a special STD testing program

    Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) may not pose a serious phenomenon in our community as it is in Western countries thanks to the customs, traditions, and social lifestyle pattern; in addition to the adherence to the Islamic Law, which forbids sexual relations outside of marriage; however, these venereal diseases are present in varying proportions and deserve to be taken into account…

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  • Off-road motorbike ambulances unveiled in Abu Dhabi

      Maj-Gen Mohammad Khalfan Al Rumaithi (second from left) and other officers pose with the motorbike ambulances. Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Police have introduced ten new motorbike ambulances to be used as part of the forces’ fleet of first responder patrol vehicles. The motorbike ambulances are specially designed for desert. These ambulance bikes are called “Spiders” which were launched at…

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  • Tronox To Vigorously Fight FTC Lawsuit

    STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX) today said it would vigorously fight a lawsuit filed December 5, 2017 by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seeking to block the company’s proposed acquisition of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) business of…

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  • Adaptive Self Injection Systems

    NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The past decade has seen a dramatic shift in terms of the types of approved injectable drugs, the diseases they target, and the devices used to deliver them. This shift has fostered change on several levels of the healthcare sector. Read the…

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  • Julphar Introduces the Latest Technology in Continuous Glucose Monitoring “Dexcom G5 Mobile” to UAE

    As part of its commitment to transforming diabetes care and management by delivering best-in-class solutions, Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar) will introduce Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System in a satellite symposium during the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) congress held in Abu Dhabi, 4th-8th of December, chaired by Dr. Abdel Razzaq Madani, President of the Emirates Diabetes Society and…

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  • The Fred Hollows Foundation Aims to Reduce Blindness in Region With New Dubai Hub

    The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international development organisation that works to eliminate avoidable blindness in more than 25 countries around the world, has announced the opening of a new regional office in International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai. The Honourable John Brumby AO, Chairman of The Foundation, made the announcement with CEO of International Humanitarian City, Giuseppe Saba. “This new regional…

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