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Ferring Pharmaceuticals Moves to Strengthen Growth with Appointment of Chief Medical and Chief Scientific Officers
January 27, 2015

Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today the appointment of Pascal Danglas, MD as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer and Per Falk, MD, PhD as Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. Both appointments are effective as of February 1st.


“Ferring aims to expand its portfolio and improve"...

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Celgene Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for ABRAXANE® for First-Line Treatment of Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
January 27, 2015

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG), today announced that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for ABRAXANE® (paclitaxel formulated as albumin-bound nanoparticles, or nab-paclitaxel) in combination with carboplatin for the first-line treatment of non-small cell lung cancer in adult patients who are not candidates"...

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To Avoid Diseases: ADP Urge Public to Exercise
January 24, 2015

The Medical Services Department at the Abu Dhabi Police, called upon its staff and community members to practice brisk walking, for its great health benefits in preventing heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and arteriosclerosis. People are urged to walk 30 to 60 minutes daily, 5 days a week, according to Medical Services Department.

These remarks will be included in the radio address"...

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Welch Allyn Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary with Innovation Showcase at Arab Health 2015
January 22, 2015

Arab Health 2015

Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, will showcase a new generation of solutions that meet the needs of fast-paced Middle Eastern healthcare markets next week at Arab Health 2015. In addition to celebrating 100 years of medical device innovation,"......

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Rats, insects pose health hazard along Jeddah Corniche
January 21, 2015

Picnickers at the Corniche in Jeddah have complained about swarms of rodents that scurry around the area and spoil the quietude of the surroundings.

Beach lovers are concerned about the worsening situation and continue to call on municipal authorities to take effective measures to keep pests off the beaches, or else tourists will look for cleaner spaces elsewhere.

“No fruitful efforts are being made by the municipal authorities to keep the ugly looking cats and dangerous mice away. I have never seen any workers taking...

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Jeddah hospital closed for SR2m in unpaid salaries
January 21, 2015

The Jeddah health department closed down a hospital for two months on Monday for various violations including failing to pay the facility’s 200 workers SR2 million in unpaid salaries.

Mubarak Hassan bin Dhafer, director of the department, said: “The directorate closed down a private hospital in Bani Malik district because of various violations and poor health care services recorded by a team of inspectors.”

He said the conditions at the hospital were endangering the lives of patients and visitors because...

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Saudi Arabia’s Fakeeh Hospital May Sell 30 Percent Stake in IPO
January 19, 2015

Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, owner of one of Saudi Arabia’s largest private hospitals, may sell a 30 percent stake through an initial public offering after the kingdom opens its bourse to foreign investors.


“We’re applying corporate governance standards and we are ready to go for listing"...

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Dialysis center shut for poor hygienic conditions
January 18, 2015

The Health Ministry recently shut down a dialysis center in Riyadh after an inspection found inadequate hygienic measures at the facility.

Abdul Aziz bin Saeed, an official at the ministry’s Command and Control Center (CCC), said that the closure comes as part of the fight against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, (MERS- CoV), especially in light of the increase in infection rates because of the winter season.

“It is expected that the virus will be active in the coming months according to epidemiological...

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37,000 Motorists Educated on Road Safety Last Year in Abu Dhabi
January 17, 2015

A total of 37,797 motorists have benefited from 373 traffic awareness lectures and programs organized by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western Region (Al Gharbia) during last year.

The objectives of the programs focused on enhancing motorists’ awareness in public and private sectors, as well as supervisors and students in educational"...

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Half of Saudi population ‘prone to diabetes’
January 17, 2015

Half of the Kingdom’s population will be diabetic by 2030, doctors warned during the International Diabetes Conference, which opened in Al-Khobar on Thursday.

Doctors are afraid that the disease will become an epidemic by 2030 and lead to increase in cardiology, brain stroke and kidney diseases as well as certain kinds of cancer.

The Saudi Diabetes and Endocrine Association said the Kingdom is among the countries with the highest rates of diabetes and obesity, both of which have dangerous complications on health,...

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