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Health card must for productive families
May 1, 2016

JEDDAH — Health card is mandatory for productive families for the preparation and sale of food items, according to Jeddah Municipality.

Sami Al-Ghamdi, director of public relations at the municipality, said the card has to be secured after obtaining license to engage in preparation of food for sale at home.

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Ora® Appoints David Hollander, M.D., M.B.A., as Chief Medical Officer
April 30, 2016

Meet Ora’s New Chief Medical Officer at ARVO

Ora, Inc., the world’s leading partner for ophthalmic pharmaceutical and device development, announced today the appointment of David A. Hollander, M.D., M.B.A., as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice-President. Dr. Hollander most recently served as Therapeutic Area Head and Vice President of clinical development at Allergan®,"...

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Phase 3 Trial Results for First Oral Proteasome Inhibitor NINLARO (ixazomib) Published in The New England Journal of Medicine
April 28, 2016

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) today announced that results from the international, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled TOURMALINE-MM1 Phase 3 clinical study, evaluating once-weekly oral NINLARO® (ixazomib) capsules plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone versus placebo plus lenalidomide-dexamethasone in patients with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma, have been published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). NINLARO"......

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Biogen Appoints Michael Ehlers Executive Vice President, Research and Development
April 28, 2016

Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) today announced the appointment of Michael Ehlers, M.D., Ph.D., as executive vice president, Research and Development.


Dr. Ehlers will oversee Biogen’s global Research, Drug Discovery, Clinical Development, and Medical Affairs functions, defining the strategic direction for the company’s R&D organization and leading its efforts to develop therapies for patients with few or no treatment options. Dr. Ehlers will report to George Scangos, Ph.D., chief executive officer, and will be a"......

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Little Life Hack, “Berry” Big Benefit
April 28, 2016

Women today do it all and don’t have time to be slowed down by pesky infections like urinary tract infections (UTIs). Luckily, there’s a simple solution to stave off that unwelcome sensation, and it’s been around for nearly a century – cranberry juice. Chock-full of powerful nutrients, cranberries have unique anti-bacterial properties that help prevent the bacteria that cause UTIs from sticking in the body. That’s great news for your"...

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WHO commends Kingdom’s efforts in eradicating malaria
April 27, 2016

JEDDAH — The World Health Organization (WHO) has described Saudi Arabia’s efforts in the fight against malaria as a “success story” and said the Kingdom’s efforts in this area should be highly commended.

The WHO made the comments on Monday on the occasion of the World Malaria Day (WMD), which this year is being held under the theme: “End Malaria for Good”."...

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New Pampers product gives babies best care
April 24, 2016

Now there’s a new way for your baby’s skin to be wrapped in love thanks to new Pampers Premium Care that is our best diaper, silky soft and super absorbent.


Pampers Premium Care unveiled an exciting new innovation in diapers during an event was hosted by Yaprak Gokbulut – Pampers Communications"...

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A visionary Saudi physician
April 23, 2016

Saudi women continue to prove that they are determined to cultivate career success and leave a positive impact on this world. Dr. Hanan Balkhi is one such woman who has set a shining example on the capabilities of Saudi women. Best known for leading the Kingdom’s fight against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Dr. Balkhi has an impressive background. An associate professor of epidemiology at the School of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), and the executive director...

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Imprivata Urges Hospitals to Ditch the Pager
April 23, 2016

Imprivata® (NYSE: IMPR), the healthcare IT security company, today launched the #DitchPageBoy social media campaign, to shed light on the risks associated with relying on pagers to communicate within a hospital. Through a series of tongue-in-cheek videos featuring Page Boy, an annoying, intrusive, and inefficient sidekick who causes all kinds of problems for his healthcare professionals and their patients, Imprivata pokes fun at the absurdity of using the obsolete pager in 2016.


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SES Deploys SATMED E-Health Platform to Improve Quality of Healthcare in Niger
April 22, 2016

SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, announced today the deployment of SATMED, a satellite-based e-health platform, at the CURE Hospital for Children in Niger, to enhance healthcare in rural and remote regions in Niger.


The SATMED e-health platform was conceived"...

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