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Control diabetes using a pocket-sized device

An insulin pump is a small device about the size of a small cell phone that is worn externally and delivers precise doses of rapid-acting insulin to closely match the body's needs Diabetes is one of the world's most dire healthcare challenges on which your life and death depends upon. This is driven mainly by urbanization, ageing population and unhealthy lifestyle. One of the main risk factors include obesity. However up to 70 per cent of type 2 diabetes cases…

Embracing ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) for healthcare needs

Middle East consumers are ready to embrace AI and robots for their healthcare requirements, a recent PwC report remarks Will artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in medicine replace the human clinician? Not yet, but healthcare is changing and the public is ready. According to a PwC study, a majority of consumers are willing to receive care from these advanced technologies, which have the potential to transform healthcare delivery to make it better, faster and more accessible for all. The findings…

Expecting a stronger patient experience from healthcare providers

Most patients in the GCC believe not enough is being done to improve patient experience, claims new EY report Consumers across the GCC are no longer satisfied with healthcare providers just meeting their basic physical needs and 85 per cent of respondents in the EY Report 'What is the cure for a better patient experience in the GCC?' believe not enough is being done to improve patient experience. Furthermore, 38 per cent of those surveyed have trust in their local…

Making smarter Food choices: Transforming the way we look at healthcare

Understanding what you eat helps you make healthier choices. Checking food ingredients also makes your work easier. However, at times, that might not be enough, as food contents might vary. A healthier diet is crucial throughout your lifetime and paying close attention to what you eat is a good starting step towards improving your overall diet. As we grow older, our body requires a right type and amount of food nutrients for us to age properly. No matter how old…

Healthcare in Saudi Arabia: opportunities befitting for private players

With the future demand almost certain to grow, and the government's vision to increase private participation by 2030, healthcare could be one of the most sought after industry. Healthcare services have always remained the priority sector of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The country offers free health facilities to its citizens' womb to tomb. The government is benevolent to the extent that it has been paying for all medical charges liberally even outside the country if it is deemed as…