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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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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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Sexual stimulants, skin whitening creams and weight loss pills banned in UAE

December 3, 2017 Dubai: The Ministry of Health and Prevention has warned UAE residents about withdrawal of certain brands of contact lenses, skin care products, medicines, food supplements, fairness creams and sexual stimulants that are being distributed through various social media platforms and contain unregistered and unapproved ingredients that can cause cancer are harmful to health. Dr Amin Hussain Al…

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Experts share advancements in weight loss and minimally invasive surgeries

Leading the conversation on cutting-edge surgical solutions for critical healthcare issues prevalent in Saudi Arabia, renowned experts convened in Riyadh for an international symposium titled “Advancements in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery. The symposium was organized by Sanad Hospital, a part of Aster DM Healthcare. The one-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) program saw participation of national and international surgeons from…

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Global Lab Automation Market to Reach USD 5.20 Billion by 2022

Image: The global lab automation market is expected to grow to USD 5.20 billion by 2022 (Photo courtesy of iStock). The global lab automation market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from USD 4.06 billion in 2017 to USD 5.20 billion by 2022, driven by process miniaturization, high demand in drug discovery and clinical diagnostics, higher reproducibility…

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AI Chip to Help Capture and Analyze Molecular Data in RT

Image: The system-on-chip is designed to yield highly-secure molecular data, which can be used in the recognition and analysis of health threats caused by pathogens and other living organisms (Photo courtesy of Nano Global). Molecular data company Nano Global (Austin, TX, USA) is developing a chip using intellectual property (IP) from Arm Holdings (Cambridge, UK), a semiconductor IP company, to…

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Agilent Gets CE Mark for Expanded Use of Head and Neck Cancer Assay

Agilent Technologies has received the CE mark for expanded use of its Dako PD-L1 IHC 28-8 pharmaDx test for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). This assay detects the expression of programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) in tumors in patients with SCCHN. It involves staining a small piece of the tumor removed during biopsy to reveal the presence…

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Qiagen Gains FDA Approval for Tuberculosis Assay

The Food and Drug Admin-istration has approved Qiagen’s Quantiferon-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus), the fourth generation in the company’s line of blood tests for the detection of latent tuberculosis (TB) infections. The test is a type of interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA), which works by stimulating cells in heparinized whole blood samples with a cocktail of peptides that mimics proteins secreted by…

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