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Experts raise concerns on rising incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

On the occasion of World IBD Day, leading experts in the UAE are raising awareness on the growing incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among communities in the Middle East. Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two disorders, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. In IBD, the normal immune response is overactive in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract within the digestive system. This causes inflammation of the GI tract, which can result in…

AirBridgeCargo Airlines and PACTL to extend pharma solutions in China

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd (PACTL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the sector of time & temperature sensitive shipments, primarily focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare products. The agreement will serve as a commitment by both parties to develop, expand, and promote business cooperation in this area, and corresponds to the strategic cooperation agreement between ABC and Shanghai Airport Authority signed in September 2017. With both companies already IATA CEIV…

Doctors warn on cases of thyroid disease in the region

Rough estimates reveal about 5 per cent of patients in the Middle East suffer from thyroid disease. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that secretes hormones into the blood stream and is mainly responsible for the body's ability to convert food into energy ( metabolism rate) and monitors body temperature. Dr. Moayed Alhelfi, Consultant Endocrinologist, Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain shed light on thyroid disease, “Swelling in the thyroid gland causes a goiter. The abnormally large…

Kalbe inaugurates drugs ingredients and biological products factory

Indonesia's PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (Kalbe) through its subsidiary, PT Kalbio Global Medika (KGM) inaugurated a drugs ingredients and biological products factory that is located in Cikarang. The drug ingredients and biological product factory has obtained the certificate of Good Active Drug Ingredients Manufacturing Methods (CPBBAOB) and Good Drug Manufacturing Methods (CPOB) from the Food and Drugs Monitoring Body (BPOM) and its products are ready to be marketed by the end of 2018. “The inauguration of this drug ingredients and…

Preventative vaccine for cervical cancer can save lives

MSD recently hosted a round-table to address the rising issue of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the increasing risk of cervical cancer in the Middle East and North Africa region. The event, attended by experts from across the region highlighted the importance of early detection and regular screening for cervical cancer. The experts also called for the need for governments to increase awareness campaigns around disease prevention and screening including the recommendation of the HPV vaccine. Today, cervical cancer is…