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Life-saving health tech disruptor named top Asia-Pacific innovator

A revolutionary electronic materials engineer from Australia has been awarded the 2018 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education for opening up new ways of detecting health threats. An Associate Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Dr. Madhu Bhaskaran, was named the region's top early career researcher for her development of wearable elastic electronics and sensors. Examples include the introduction of stretchable, optically transparent and ultra-thin devices that can alert a user to dangerous levels of UV…

The Friends of Arthritis Patients Association boosts awareness programs

The Friends of Arthritis Patients Association at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah has recently concluded the 2nd edition of annual health forum “Steps towards hope”, which aims to raise awareness on arthritis, and provide advice on the ways of its prevention. The forum's events this year were held in cooperation with the Social Services Department in Sharjah at the Muwailah District Council, and targeted the residents of the Social Welfare Home hosting a number of medical lectures…

Eyesight restored in a rare case of Optic Neuritis at RAK Hospital

After experiencing repeated attacks of pain around the eyeball with visual loss alternatively in both eyes, Nawzer Lala, a diabetic middle-aged man, was referred to Dr. Sweta Adatia, Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital, who detected the problem immediately and after a complete examination concluded these attacks were episodes of Optic Neuritis (ON) linked to Anti MOG positivity. ON is an inflammatory disease of the optic nerve (the nerve that transfers information from the retina to the brain that facilitates vision)…

E-commerce startup launches new health category

souKare.com, a Dubai-based lifestyle and healthcare tech startup, has announced the launch of organic health products, catering specifically to the health-conscious population seeking healthier product options. According to Mintel, global market research company, the approximate retail space stocking organic products in UAE has increased by 60 per cent over the last four years. souKare's recent product addition leverages the growing trend for organic products in the UAE by offering customers more ways to purchase these products. In addition, souKare.com has…

State-of-art cath lab with advanced diagnostic facilities opens in the UAE

With increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in UAE, experts are urging communities to be more aware of early symptoms of heart diseases, and get diagnosed in time to prevent health complications. To meet the growing need for cardiovascular services in the UAE, Aster Hospital, Mankhool has opened a state- of-the-art Cath lab that will allow residents to access high quality cardiac services in Dubai. While the hospital is recognized for providing primary and secondary care services to patients in UAE,…