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UCM awards world’s first honorary doctorate to an Arab personality from the UAE

UCM, an innovative Higher Educational Institution represented by Manuela de Martino, the President of UCM and Professor Fausto Gennuso, the Director General of UCM, honored Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding and Executive Chairman of DIHAD and DISAB, with an honorary doctorate, becoming the world's first Arab personality from the UAE to be awarded an honorary doctorate by UCM.   This unique recognition comes in line with Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani's commitment towards supporting humanitarian aid and relief…

Back pain myths and facts identified by expert

Back pain is one of the most common spinal conditions in the UAE and third most common reason for visits to the doctor's office. Severe cases can lead to spinal degenerative disease, also known as degenerative disk disease, or any disease of the spinal column, which can range from Herniated Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerated Disc Disease, and Disc Prolapse.   It might be a sharp stab or a dull ache. At some point, 8 out of 10 of us will have…

du Recognized as best-in -class following Corporate Health Award win

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has been announced as one of the UAE's leading employers following the telco's success in winning the Health & Safety Initiative of the Year Award at the 2018 Daman Corporate Health Awards. The accolade reflects du's commitment towards empowering employees through dedicated health and safety outcomes aimed at delivering a happy, inspired workplace to drive long-term business success.   du came out on top for the award after being initially shortlisted amongst 8 other UAE companies in this…

Hyundai reveals new technology to assist hearing-impaired drivers

Hyundai Motor Group has revealed a new innovative technology that assists hearing-impaired drivers by replacing sounds with visual or touch-based cues, and using advanced sensor and artificial intelligence technology to help them 'hear' the traffic around them.   The technology employs two separate driving assist systems that work together simultaneously – the Audio-Visual Conversion (AVC) and Audio-Tactile Conversion (ATC). They use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze sound patterns outside the car, and then use vibrations of the steering wheel and pictograms displayed…

High-intensity sports and play can cause fractures in children

In an age that is dominated by screens and video games, parents generally encourage children to play outdoors to build upper body strength, balance and resilience. However, engaging in vigorous physical activities may lead to fall which can break a bone. Broken bones or fractures are common in childhood, with up to 40 per cent of girls and as many as 50 per cent of boys experiencing a fracture. In the UAE, there are several paediatric fractures recorded annually.   “Injuries caused by sports and…