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UL Environment Publishes First Global Product Category Rule (PCR)
July 27, 2016

UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced today the publication of the first global Product Category Rule (PCR) for hand dryers. Publishing this new PCR is the first step in developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), which will allow product specifiers and purchasers to evaluate environmental impacts of hand dryers from an ‘apples-to-apples’ comparison that follows ISO International Standards. The consortium of manufacturers,"......

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A.M. Best’s 2016 Middle East and North Africa Insurance Market Briefing—to Take Place 5 October in Dubai
July 27, 2016

(ME NewsWire)-- A.M. Best will host its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional Insurance Market Briefing on Wednesday, 5 October, from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (GST), at the Shangri La Hotel in Dubai. The event will feature senior executives discussing the impact of current market conditions, perspectives on the global reinsurance market and A.M. Best’s rating trends for (re)insurers in key segments of the MENA (re)insurance"...

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Spike in respiratory cases feared as massive sandstorm hits Jeddah
July 25, 2016

The director of health affairs in Jeddah urged residents to take precautionary measures amid a raging dust storm in the city and nearby places on Monday.

Dr. Mubarak bin Hassan Asiri urged those who have to go out of their homes to wear medical masks, especially those with asthma and other respiratory ailments.

Mubarak also warned health facilities to be prepared to receive emergency cases of respiratory patients.

“Follow the doctor's instructions and the use of prescribed drugs to avoid complications,”...

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MoH referral program saves lives of 171
July 24, 2016

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has saved the lives of 171 patients out of the 4,887 patients who were registered under its referral program Ehalati during a period of seven days starting from 10/5/1437 AH.

The Ehalati program is reckoned as one of the new e-programs carried out by the Ministry of Health. Advantages of the program are numerous, including providing medical counseling among physicians in the various medical facilities to study the health situation of a patient without the need for transferring the person.

An official...

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For patients paying out of pocket, private hospitals a slippery slope
July 24, 2016

For the countless people who are either uninsured or underinsured, a trip to the hospital can prove very costly. Private hospitals across the Kingdom are regularly accused of taking advantage of patients who pay out of pocket by charging them exorbitant prices for treatment. Al-Riyadh daily reports on the accusations made against the Kingdom’s private healthcare industry.


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Octapharma to Sponsor Two Symposia at the 2016 World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) World Congress in Orlando, USA
July 24, 2016

(ME NewsWire)-- Octapharma will sponsor a range of activities at this year’s WFH World Congress in Orlando, USA, including two symposia and a number of posters and scientific presentations highlighting Octapharma’s recent developments in haemophilia A and von Willebrand disease (VWD).

The first symposium, “Simple solutions to complex"...

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SES Enhances Quality of Healthcare in the Philippines Through SATMED E-Health Platform
July 22, 2016

The world-leading satellite operator SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, and non-governmental organisation (NGO) German Doctors announced today the launch of satellite-based e-health platform SATMED in the Philippines. The SATMED solution was deployed at the German Doctors’ hospital in Buda, Marilog District, Davao City.


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Unprecedented Increase in Temperature in Saudi Arabia
July 20, 2016

General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection reported Tuesday that temperature is expected to reach 42 to 45C during the day in central and east of Saudi Arabia and could exceed 50C in west of al-Khafji.


The General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection reported that a total of"...

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Seattle Genetics and Takeda Announce Publication of Final Data from ADCETRIS® (Brentuximab Vedotin) Monotherapy Pivotal Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Relapsed or Refractory Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma in Blood
July 20, 2016

-Patients Who Achieved a Complete Remission Had Estimated Five-Year Overall Survival of 64 Percent and Five-Year Progression-Free Survival of 52 Percent-


Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company......

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The European Stroke Organisation and Boehringer Ingelheim launch the “Angels Initiative”, a unique healthcare initiative to improve acute stroke care across Europe
July 20, 2016

Improvements in stroke care could save thousands of lives and prevent disability in hundred thousands of people in Europe


Suffering a stroke is one of the most devastating medical emergencies that can happen to a person. It is also a great challenge for the medical personnel treating the patient, trying to save their patients’ life and independence. If patients are treated as quickly as possible and according to best standard of care in dedicated"...

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