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Global Genomic Study That Releases Findings for Potential Therapies in Covid-19 Patients

Researchers from Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation’s Qatar Genome Programme contribute toward global initiative that can lead to therapeutic targets in addition to the protection conferred by the vaccines Kuwait - August 23, 2021: In March 2020, thousands of scientists around the world united to answer a pressing and complex question: which genetic factors influence the wide variation in COVID-19 severity? Why are some patients severely affected while others escape with mild or no symptoms at all? A comprehensive summary of their findings to date, published in Nature – the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal – revealed 13 loci, or locations in the human genome, that are strongly associated with infection or severe COVID-19. The researchers also identified causal factors such ......read more

Al Hamra Launches On-site Vaccination for all its Employees in Cooperation with the Ministry of Health

Kuwait, 18 May, 2021: Driven to achieving Kuwait’s community's immunity, Al Hamra Real Estate Company, the leading company in real estate management, recently launched a vaccination campaign for all its employees, including Al Hamra Real Estate Management and Shopping Center personnel, to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Aimed at providing optimal health and safety, Al Hamra Real Estate Company partnered with the Ministry of Health’s field vaccination team for the COVID-19 vaccination drive which helped inoculate a total of 1,000 personnel along with staff members of Al Hamra Shopping Center following their pre-registration for the vaccine on the Ministry of Health’s online website. The initiative was launched due to the nature of its employees's direct interaction with customers and tenants in the ......read more

Abbott Researchers Find Rare Group of People with Controlled HIV Who Could Be a Key to Unlocking Cure

Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments  Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019  Abbott’s decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests      March 04, 2021:   Abbott announced today that a team of scientists has found an unusually high number of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who test positive for HIV antibodies, but have low to non-detectable viral load counts – ......read more

P&G Commits to 2,021 Acts of Good in 2021 and Inspires Millions through Lead with Love Campaign

• P&G and its brands will make their next wave of donations for COVID-19 relief including health, hygiene and cleaning products, PPE and financial support worth tens of millions of dollars as the first “acts of good” for 2021. • Lead with Love campaign unites P&G’s longstanding and ongoing Citizenship efforts of Community Impact, Equality & Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability. • Unveiled through a powerful new creative film, “Emotions,” P&G invites everyone to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do better.   December 19, 2020:   Today, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is announcing a commitment to 2,021 acts of good for 2021, starting with its next major wave of contributions of health, hygiene and cleaning products, personal ......read more

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre Encourages Self-Care Practices Among Senior Women Citizens Through Fifth Season of ‘Sanad'

Kuwait City, Kuwait – 1 November, 2020:  Entering its fifth season this year, Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre is proud to announce the start of its innovative health and fitness series targeted at the community’s 50+ age group. ‘Sanad’ remains the only senior citizens programme of its kind in Kuwait that nurtures their skills and abilities within an inclusive and thriving environment.    As a community-driven cultural institution, Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre’s educational initiative presents transformational learning experiences by enabling meaningful social bonds through health-related and recreational workshops. With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the need to remain isolated for the safety of all, the Centre is committed to offering a positive space for ......read more

Global Private Wealth Holders Set to Almost Double Impact Investing Allocation Over Next Five Years

 High net worth individuals, families, family offices, and foundations plan to increase their allocation to impact investing from 20 per cent of their portfolios in 2019 to 35 per cent by 2025.  A quarter (27 per cent) of all investors expect to move to more than 50 per cent invested for impact within five years.  Nine-in-10 (87 per cent) investors say climate change influences their investment choices, while over half (52 per cent) view climate change as the greatest threat to the world.  Seven-in-10 (69 per cent) say COVID-19 has affected their views of investing and the economy, while 66 per cent say that it is likely to broaden their risk assessment to include more environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.   October 12, 2020:  A new research report launched by Campden Wealth, ......read more

WTTC Launches New Report on the Future of Travel & Tourism in a Post-COVID World

New report by WTTC and Oliver Wyman provides recommendations on how we can ensure a more seamless recovery of the sector Consumers are paying more attention to 'sustainability' of brands Destinations need to adopt new protocols for health and hygiene measures September 27, 2020:  The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], today unveils a new report that explores the implications of the trends for each of four key Travel & Tourism stakeholders: travellers, businesses, workforce, and communities. WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, worked closely with Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, along with number of WTTC’s Members from key areas of the Travel & Tourism sector, to bring together this important body of work. The report emphasises the ......read more

Special Discount to all Burgan Bank Customers at “Dental Idol” Medical Centre

Kuwait 26, September 2020:  Accommodating its customers and credit cardholders with access to premium and high-quality services, Burgan Bank recently collaborated with one of the leading medical centers in Kuwait, “Dental Idol”, situated in El- Shaab Al-Bahry. As part of the new and special offer by Burgan Bank, customers can benefit from a 20% discount when paying with Burgan Bank Debit card and 25% discount when paying with Burgan Bank Credit card. The offer is valid for all kinds of dental services and treatments including Dental Implants, Hollywood Smile, Teeth Whitening and Invisalign.   “Dental Idol” is equipped with modern facilities and handled by a team of experts who come with a wealth of knowledge in different areas.  Burgan Bank continues to introduce more solutions and ......read more

Preparing for a New Post-pandemic Economic Era in Mena

• Expectations for the pace of economic recovery must be realistic, but many GCC countries can be optimistic for 2021.   By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI)   June 28, 2020: The aftermath of the economic and market turbulence due to Covid-19 has redefined the landscape for GCC member states. A relatively bleak growth outlook requires a shift in expectations – with a recovery unlikely until 2021.   However, some GCC countries such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are well placed to ensure this recovery becomes a reality as their strong Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) will pay a vital role in helping the economies get back on their feet.   As with other regions globally, the growth outlook for the Middle East has suffered from ......read more

Kuwait Hemophilia Group supports Arab World celebrations of International Hemophilia Day sponsored by Sobi in the Middle East

19 prominent Hematology professionals from the Arab world meet to raise awareness on blood thinners & discuss ways to prevent Coronavirus in cooperation with the World Federation of Hemophilia   4 June 2020 – Kuwait :  A regional online seminar organized by Kuwait Hemophilia Group brought together 19 prominent experts and specialists of Hematology. The online event’s main goal was to create awareness on the challenges that affect bleeding disorder patients during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It also showcased the solutions that could allow patients to maintain their health while demonstrating preventive methods that could help protect them from the virus. The seminar took place during the Arab World’s celebration of International Hemophilia Day in cooperation with several partners ......read more

Blood Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) Explained: Why Should You Care?

Huawei’s latest WATCH GT 2e helps you to monitor SpO2 level with just a tap Kuwait, 03 May 2020:   Living in a fast-paced world may affect our mental and physical health in ways we do not always realise. To ensure our body is working properly, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) is an important health indicator. Traditionally, we may have required separate health equipment to check this, but as technology has advanced, there is now a smarter way to check if we have a normal SpO2 level. First, let’s learn a little more about SpO2. What does SpO2 mean? Aside from blood pressure and heart rate, oxygen saturation is one of the first measurements taken in an examination. SpO2 is also known as oxygen saturation, it represents an estimate of the oxygen levels in a person’s bloodstream. The heart normally pumps ......read more

Can You Stay Fit While Staying at Home?

Kuwait – April 16 2020:  Just because now you are limited to your home, doesn’t mean you have to give up on your health and fitness. Sure, gyms, parks and fitness centers may not be among the most accessible places right now, but you can get creative with how you work out at home. Ranging from home equipment to simple workouts, right meals and even the perfect amount of sleep, now is the time when you can truly build on your health and fitness. Here are a few tips on how you can keep fit while staying at home.   1. Get some home workouts Be it the complex home workouts for the experts or the basic ones for the beginners, there are a wide range of home workout routines that you can find online. Be it a few simple pushups or pullups every day to even lifting a couple of weights, being at home does not ......read more

Minister of Health meets Saudi and Kuwaiti Ministers of Health

The meeting aims to advance bilateral relations and enhance cooperation in health field     January 28, 2020:   H.E. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has discussed with Dr.Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Minister of Health of Saudi Arabia and Kuwaiti Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, ways of boosting cooperation and coordination in the health sector.    The meeting was held today on the sidelines of the 45th Arab Health being held at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 27 to 30.     H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry, and a number of officials from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait attended the meeting, which touched on methods of improving health services and how to keep abreast of ......read more

Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel marks the month of national diabetes awareness

In association with Dasman Diabetes Institute, the hotel conducted an informative health session on diabetes   Kuwait City, Kuwait -  November 21, 2019:   Copthorne Kuwait City Hotel, a 4-star hotel situated at the heart of Kuwait city with convenient access to the financial and business district, mark the month of national diabetes awareness by conducting an informative health session to its employees. In association with Dasman Diabetes Institute, this session aimed to provide participants with essential information about diabetes. Thursday, November 14th 2019, employees from various departments of the hotel including head of departments, departmental trainers and HR joined the session at the Dasman Diabetes Institute to receive advice on significant symptoms of the disease, and they were given ......read more

Al Hamra Real Estate Co. Organizes an Internal Health Workshop for its Employees

In Collaboration with Diversified Integrated Sports Clinic (DISC) Kuwait, 14 November 2019:   As part of its mission to raise employee well-being, Al Hamra Real Estate Co., a leader in real estate management, recently held an internal health workshop in collaboration with Diversified Integrated Sports Clinic (DISC). The international health experts conducted a full-day seminar that demonstrated the importance of self-care and workplace fitness to ensure the staffs overall health.  Building on the philosophy that a healthy workforce leads to a productive workforce, Al Hamra Real Estate Co. invited the renowned coaches to showcase beneficial exercises that can be adopted daily to elevate physical and mental well-being. which included training on proper sitting postures, simple, and effective stretches, regular ......read more

Al Hamra Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month Through ‘Enlighten Yourself' Campaign

Creative surprises, Free screening tests, Rowathon and different activities to serve the cause  Kuwait, 8 October 2019:  Al Hamra Real Estate Co., a leader in real estate management, recently launched a full-fledged health campaign namely ‘Enlighten Yourself’, reinforcing the importance of early detection of breast cancer and encouraging women to stay healthy. The campaign will be a culmination of awareness initiatives and engagements, which will run throughout the month October at Al Hamra Business Tower & Shopping Center.  Held for the second consecutive year, Kuwait’s first vertical marathon inspired by the sport of “Tower Running,” Al Hamra Real Estate Co. urged all to participate in ‘The Pink Rowathon’ which is a marathon with the help of a rowing machine. This ......read more

Kuwaiti healthcare experts advancing new pathways leading to eradication of Hepatitis C (HCV) among diabetic patients

Kuwait, May 8, 2019:  On the continuation efforts towards free Kuwait of HCV leading Kuwaiti primary care physicians and diabetologists gathered in Kuwait at the first session of the Pro-Tect program ‘HCV: Toward cure among high risk populations’ to discuss gaps and barriers in care models for most at risk population. The Pro-Tect program organized by Gilead Sciences was endorsed by the Kuwaiti Gastroenterology Association focuses on educating physicians who are treating diabetic patients to suspect and diagnose HCV among this patient population. Key topics addressed at the session were Interrelations between HCV and Type 2 Diabetes; HCV burden and value of cure, simplification of HCV treatment and clinical case studies. Key speakers at the event included Dr. Fuad Hassan, Professor at the Department of Medicine, ......read more

Takeda announces Andrey Potapov as ICMEA Area Head

Kuwait, May 6, 2019: Global biopharmaceutical company Takeda announced Andrey Potapov as its Area Head for India, CIS (the Commonwealth of Independent States), the Middle East including Turkey, and Africa (ICMEA).  Potapov’s appointment follows Takeda’s recent acquisition of Shire Pharmaceuticals – enabling Takeda to become a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan. Potapov will be instrumental in guiding the successful integration of Takeda and Shire under the Takeda brand, reinforcing the company’s leadership position across its global footprint while strengthening its research and development-driven pharmaceutical operations.  The acquisition and subsequent integration will see Takeda evolve its operational focus from the NEMEA region (Near East, ......read more

Profeta - Premium Range of Halal Vitamins and Supplements for Men, Women and Children

Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health All products are rigorously laboratory tested and undergo a stringent vetting process All of our healthcare supplements are made using premium grade vitamins, minerals and ingredients  We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients in-line with recognised safe upper levels for dietary supplements. Our products conform to international and natioanl standards. Including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These industry best practices help ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of products. All of our products are halal certified by the relevant national and international bodies such as HMC in the UK. Our expert and highly experienced healthcare and ......read more

Burgan Bank Celebrates ‘World Diabetes Day'

Employees and customers observe and actively participate in a global awareness campaign Kuwait – 21 November 2018:   Burgan Bank, one of the leading contributors to sustainability in society, recently organized an awareness campaign marking ‘World Diabetes Day’ at its Headquarters in collaboration with “Al-Mutawa Pharmacies”, a partner of Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co. Annually celebrated worldwide on 14 November as a global awareness campaign, Burgan Bank's initiative was carried out in support of the cause by educating every one of the disease and its risks and complications in order to ensure all receive the opportunity to change their lives for the better and prevent its onset.  On this occasion, a certified pharmacists examined its staff and customers at the Head Office ......read more

Clean Air in Classrooms Improves Student Performance

Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of which is their child’s health. Many people are not aware of how bad the indoor air quality in schools can be. Fatigue, headaches, dizziness, coughing, and eye, nose and throat irritation are symptoms of poor air quality in learning ......read more

In one of the main hospitals in Kuwait, Almost 500 diabetics were screened in one month for detecting diabetic peripheral neuropathy!

Almost half of them needed more than the routine management of diabetes to take care of their feet! “Qadam Bela Alam”, Foot Without Pain campaign succeeded to interact with almost 500 diabetic patients in one month through its hospital outreach program that aims at spotting diabetics suffering from Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy nerve disease in Mubarak AL Kabeer Hospital More than 83% of the patients engaged were diabetics who have not previously been diagnosed with DPN, 50 % of them got to know that they might be suffering from the disease and needed more than the routine management of diabetes to take care of their feet! “Qadam Bela Alam” campaign emanated from the pressing need to tackle DPN as there is approximately 399,000 diabetics in Kuwait and the prevalence of DPN is 39%  KUWAIT, 17th ......read more

A Face Transplant Operation is a Demonstration of Advanced Surgery and High Technology

Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018 The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part of the facial tissue. Planmeca’s pioneering 3D technology and expert service contributed to this intricate and rare operation. Planmeca and the company’s 3D technology were part of the second face transplant operation in the Nordics performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). The Nordics’ first face transplant operation was performed in 2016 in Finland, and it consisted of ......read more

Skyline Mega Fitness Challenge Sparked Positivity and Happiness

Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018:  Happiness starts with a healthy well-being. But truth be told, people are so caught up with the chaotic and hectic world that health has been taken for granted and so genuine happiness becomes difficult to achieve.  In line with one of the core objectives of the UAE Ministry of Happiness to “instill a culture of happiness and positivity,” Skyline University College Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand challenged the whole faculty and staff of Skyline to start leading a healthy lifestyle while creating a harmonious relationship among employees.  Inspired by the Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government, ......read more

First Step to Protect Future Diabetics Steps Taken!

“Qadam Bela Alam”, Foot without pain campaign launches a hospital outreach program to not only educate but to spot and help diabetes patients manage Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) nerve disease The campaign launched by Kuwait Diabetes Society (KDS) is a one-stop solution to educate, early spot, and offer full support to help manage the life-changing DPN nerve disease. Taking steps today to protect steps of diabetics in the future, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital is the first in Kuwait to adopt the one-stop solution, part of the campaign activities for diabetics. “Qadam Bela Alam” campaign was derived from the pressing need to tackle DPN as there is approximately 399,000 diabetics in Kuwait and the prevalence of DPN is 39 per cent. KUWAIT, 1 April 2018:  Kuwait Diabetes Society (KDS) ......read more

Do You Feel Sleep Deprived? Nearly Half of UAE Would Give Up Social Media for an Extra Hour in Bed

…and 22% would give up their partner!  United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018:   Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on sleep. But the most revealing statistic showed that 48% would give up social media for an extra hour in bed each day, with nearly one in four saying they would give up their own partner! Technology features heavily in our sleep and bedroom habits; half of the respondents admitted that they look at their phone before they speak to their partner in the morning, and on average 60% will look at an electronic device within five minutes of waking ......read more

The Promenade joins forces with Faisal Clinic for fun community ‘Get Fit Ramadan' program

Kuwait, 05 June 2017:  The Promenade mall, the neighborhood destination in the heart of Kuwait, has teamed up with Faisal Clinic, local doctors, dieticians and fitness professionals to encourage the people of Kuwait to stay active and healthy during Ramadan with a fun fitness program. With an objective of bringing together the entire spectrum of Kuwait’s society to workout under one roof and enhance community spirit during the Holy Month, the ‘Get Fit Ramadan’ program is designed to take place at the mall, Sundays through Wednesdays, until June 14. The pre-iftar one-hour session from 5-6pm targets all members of the family and community with 5 different training programs tailored for different age groups and genders, whether guests want to enjoy a light walk or a higher intensity workout. There is also a special ......read more

Colleagues at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa make a difference in blood drive

In collaboration with Kuwait Central Blood Bank   Kuwait, 13 April 2017: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, reinforced its commitment and social responsibility to the local community by conducting a blood donation for the Hotel colleagues. The campaign under the theme “I Make a Difference”, was marked by a symbolic release of red balloons by the resort’s private beach to represent the start of the initiative.    On this occasion, General Manager Hakan Petek said: “We are proud to have our colleagues participate in this blood drive which is a live-saving cause. The gift of one’s own blood to save another life is a gracious commitment. At the same time, I would like to convey our appreciation to Kuwait Blood Bank for their enduring support in ......read more

LivNordic Spa & Wellness Offers and Activities for the month of April

Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017 Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living. With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At the spa we have prepared some special offers that allows you to do so…. There is a lot of conversation about happiness at the moment. What do we do to become happier human beings? On the third page of the newsletter we are sharing some ideas of what happy people do. Wishing you a wonderful month of April fulfilled with happiness and joy!  Carolina Moquist, Spa Director LivNordic Treatment Offers Mindful Monday’s ......read more

RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah conducting Foot Care Clinic

Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice. 30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their facility from 10 am to 4 pm. At the clinic, a free bio medical assessment of the feet and a complimentary consultation with the Podiatrist will help people understand why they are getting the pain and provide them with solutions. Complimentary assessment also includes BMI, Blood Pressure, RBS and HBA1C test wherever needed. A Podiatrist is a medical professional whose training focuses on the foot and ankle, and the interaction between foot and the ......read more

World-leading hospitals group Badr Al Samaa opens doors to first venture in Kuwait

Omani healthcare giant launches Badr Al Samaa Medical Centre in Farwaniya with special 50% discount offer on specialist services  Badr Al Samaa Group of Hospitals, the number one private hospitals group in Sultanate of Oman, has opened its first venture in Kuwait - the Badr Al Samaa Medical Centre in Farwaniya. The Medical Centre, launched in association with Dr Nadeem Abdul Azeez Al Duaij, a dynamic and highly qualified Intensivist in Kuwait, was inaugurated this month by H.E. Sheikh Faisal Al-Humoud Al-Malek Al-Sabah, Governor of Farwaniya, in a ceremony attended by dignitaries, officials and community leaders. Mr. Abdul Latheef, Director of Badr Al Samaa Group of Hospitals, said: “Our vision to enter the Kuwait health sector was to establish a world-class multi-specialty hospital to cater to the needs of the ......read more

Lose the Back Pain at Work

Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2017:  In today’s time and age with the wide scale spread of the corporate culture, the majority of the people spend their days working at a desk and in front of a laptop. Despite not having to do anything physical or strenuous that might strain the back directly, this makes people susceptible to back pain irrespective of the age. Long working hours coupled with long commutes only serve to exacerbate the gradual damage that can be caused by having a bad posture. The ill-effects of sitting with poor posture for a few hours is not immediate, but over time the stress that poor posture places on your spine can lead to anatomical changes in your spine. This, in turn, can provoke back pain through the constriction of your blood vessels and nerves. Back pain due to poor posture is characterised by the ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention launches awareness campaign focusing on health & safety for Hajj pilgrims

UAE, August 1, 2016 – With the aim to ensure the safety and health of Hajj pilgrims, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), in cooperation with the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has launched a large-scale campaign.  The awareness campaign focuses on the well-being of pilgrims, especially the elderly healthy individuals and patients regardless their age who could suffer from chronic illnesses and cardiovascular diseases, as they are more prone to develop health-related problems especially those related to overcrowding. The campaign also includes medical advices: on heat exhaustion, awareness about healthy foods, personal care, provision of emergency medicine, and availability of essential vaccinations against: meningitis, pneumococcal, and seasonal influenza, ......read more

Boehringer Ingelheim opens its new office in Kuwait

The company plans to increase its presence in Kuwait to reach a team of 25-30 employees   Kuwait, July 10, 2016:  Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, announced today that it has recently opened its new office in the State of Kuwait. The opening ceremony was held in YIACO Medical Company’s (YIACO) headquarters, in Salmiya, and where senior representatives from both companies were present.  YIACO’s management team included Dr. Bader Altraiji, Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Mohamed Barham, Chief Operational Officer; Dr. Fawaz Al Omi, Chief Communications Officer and Dr. Abdulla Al Bader, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Manager. Representing Boehringer Ingelheim were Mazen Bachir, Country Manager – Gulf and Iran and the company’s wider team in ......read more

Boehringer Ingelheim 2nd Stroke Academy highlights Atrial Fibrillation as a leading cause to strokes in the region

United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1st May, 2016:  Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies held its 2nd Stroke Academy in Dubai this year attended by more than 200 cardiologists, neurologists and strokologists from across the Middle East and Africa region. The program of the academy aimed at discussing stroke related diseases and therapies from prevention to treatment.    The event served as a platform for leading cardiologists to shed light on Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeats) as one of the main cardiovascular diseases causing stroke.  It also discussed the overall disease prevalence, the rising number of patients, the new era oral anti-coagulants as required treatments for Atrial Fibrillation patients as well as recent Real World Data and studies related to Oral ......read more

Boehringer Ingelheim extends its global Angels initiative to Middle East and Africa to improve treatment of stroke patients

Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death above the age of 60 years, and the fifth leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 59 years old. Angels Initiative in the Middle East and Africa is a continuation and extension of the company’s global program that focuses on a timely stroke treatment process Around 1 million stroke patients across the MENA and around 1,200 patients saved from stroke United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1st May, 2016:  At Boehringer Ingelheim’s Second Stroke Academy, leading neurologists from the region stressed on the importance of implementing immediate stroke treatment procedures so that lives can be saved and permanent disabilities are reduced. Boehringer Ingelheim’s Angels initiative aims to improve the treatment of stroke providing doctors with the necessary ......read more

Taylor Re Lynn as Brand Ambassador for Celebrity Personal Trainer Daniel Sten

Pounding Away Inches for the Red Carpet Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2016 — Actress and film producer Taylor Re Lynn understands the pressures of celebrity to look great and always be camera ready. Like many actresses, she lives life in the public eye being on stage, in films, and during red carpet appearances. Recently, ahead of Milan Fashion Week, she wanted to shed a few pounds to look her most fabulous. She turned to celebrity personal trainer Daniel Sten. Highly recommended in elite social circles, Daniel is known for a very effective, customized personal training program that maximizes fat burning and toning in the shortest amount of time. From their first meeting, Daniel emphasized the importance of calories in a diet and that your total caloric intake will determine whether you will lose or gain weight. ......read more

Al Borg Laboratories announces Platinum Sponsorship of Arab Health 2016

Al Borg Laboratories, the largest chain of largest laboratories in MENA has announced their participation as Platinum sponsor of the Arab Health 2016, the largest health and medical trade show in the Middle East. Taking place from 25th to 28th January, Arab Health anticipates more than 93,000 delegates and 4,000 exhibitors coming together to showcase progress and achievement in the sector.  With an impeccable track record of more than 15 years in the laboratory business Al Borg is present in Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Oman ,Bahrain, Kuwait and Ethiopia. It is the largest chain of private standalone medical laboratories in MENA region with over 40 branches conducting over 6 Million tests a year. Over the years the company has developed strong clientele across the GCC market supported by strong logistic facility and a combine professional ......read more

Study shows that obese children are more likely to have heart disease due to stiffer arteries

41.4% of girls and 60.4% of boys between the age of 15-18 classified as obese or overweight in Kuwait Kuwait, 26 November 2015: A team of consultants from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London and University College London Institute of Child Health conducted research to see if obese children suffered from stiffer arteries when compared to children of a more ideal weight. Obesity affects 1.4 million adults around the world and is linked to multiple health issues which can lead to an earlier death. 41.4% of girls between the age of 15-18 and 60.4% of boys of the same age were classified as obese or overweight in Kuwait between 2010-2011, making obesity a growing health concern for children. The researchers decided to focus on a common feature in overweight adults – the stiffening of blood vessels – to see if ......read more

Centro Sharjah goes red - Blood Donation camp­­­­

Hotel organises blood donation camp with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center… Centro Sharjah in lines with its corporate social responsibility program (CSR) is organising a blood donation drive at the hotel in collaboration with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center. Colleagues, Guests & Friends are collectively invited to share these drops of HOPE and get involved as #CentroGoesRed General Manager, Mr Michael Kasch remarked, “We’re committed to the betterment of the community we operate in and whole heartedly, with the support of our guests and colleagues engage in various CSR initiatives” He further explained, “This campaign is designed to raise awareness on the need for healthy blood in emergencies. Since the shelf life of blood is only 42 days, we highly encourage people ......read more

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Organo Coffee Its Simple, Its Easy, Its Coffee…

Organo Coffee is the home of ordinary people creating extraordinary incomes drinking and sharing a healthier, organic coffee. Live your dreams. Organo Gold is a global network marketing company currently providing services in 35 countries. People from all over the globe are not only enjoying the benefits and great taste of Organo Gold’s gourmet beverages, personal care products and ......read more

always a doctor in the house with telemedicine…

Your child has a cold and you know she needs a prescription, you even know the name of the medicine that the doctor will prescribe, because this isn’t the first time she’s shown these symptoms. But first, In order for her to get treatment that gets her back to feeling better, you have to have a doctor’s appointment. That means trying to get the doctor to squeeze you in, missing ......read more

Kuwait's Diabetes Patients Warned to Observe Ramadan with Caution …

18 Percent of Kuwaitis Suffer from the Disease; Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Be Seven Times More Likely to Require Medical Attention While Fasting Kuwait City, Kuwait: Global research indicates, although not obligatory, diabetes patients can choose to fast during Ramadan provided that strict precautionary measures are taken. Almost 18 percent of the population in Kuwait suffer from ......read more

Apollo Hospitals highlights the glaucoma challenges in GCC…

Genetic factors and diabetes statistics in the region make regular screening crucial  Dubai, UAE, June 22nd, 2015: Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s foremost healthcare provider, urged vulnerable groups to take the simple steps that can prevent the damaging consequences of glaucoma, the number one cause of irreversible blindness. Citing genetic factors and the high prevalence of diabetes ......read more

Laying the foundation for a healthy Ramadan…

To keep the mind and body in good health is our responsibility, otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. The Holy month of Ramadan gives us a great opportunity to balance our lifestyle and quit habits which can deteriorate our health. During fasting we would be able to focus on discipline, eating habits and self-control. It also gives the body a chance to remove ......read more

Diabetes Sufferers Urged to Be Careful Over Ramadan Fasting …

Monitoring of Blood Sugar Levels, Taking Correct Medication and Watching Diet All Essential for Safe Fasting Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Diabetes sufferers can fast during Ramadan – but they do need to take precautions to safeguard their health, according to Dr. Ahmed El Hakim, Senior Advisor to Spanish pharmaceutical company, Cinfa. The UAE has a diabetes rate of 19 percent, among ......read more

Taking care of your gastro-intestinal health during Ramadan…

As the month of Ramadan approaches, many people are eagerly anticipating the fasting season and the month of giving. It is a month where one learns tolerance, patience and empathy. From a health perspective, a lot of benefits can be had from fasting in the right way during Ramadan.  The long summer days may pose a challenge as one may have to fast for as long as 14 to 16 hours.  To ......read more

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