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Risk of maternal death doubled in pregnant women with anaemia

Pregnant women with anaemia are twice as likely to die during or shortly after pregnancy compared to those without the condition, according to a major international study led by Queen Mary University of London of over 300,000 women across 29 countries. The research, published in the journal The Lancet Global Health and financed by healthcare innovation funder Barts Charity, suggests that prevention and treatment of maternal anaemia must remain a global public health and research priority. Anaemia, which is characterized…

Heart attack protocol can improve outcomes – research

Researchers in the United States have found that implementing a four-step protocol for the most severe type of heart attack not only improved outcomes and reduced mortality in both men and women, but eliminated or reduced the gender disparities in care and outcomes typically seen in this type of event. The research by a Cleveland Clinic team was presented this month at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session and published in the Journal of the American College…

Julphar records sales of AED1.3 billion in 2017

Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, recorded sales of AED1.3 billion for the year ending December 31, 2017, despite the challenging and rapidly changing market environment. The Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries Manufacturers reviewed non-audited preliminary financial results for 2017 and forecasts for 2018, following its Board of Directors' meeting, which was chaired by Sheikh Faisal bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Board of Julphar. Julphar's General Manager, Jerome Carle, said, "In 2017, Julphar…

New dental practice puts patient education before treatment

The secrets to healthy teeth are education and prevention, according to the CEO of a new dental practice that promises to be a 'different kind of dentist'. Dr. Per Rehnberg and his team of specialists believe they can quickly become the number one practice in the emirate by taking a different approach to oral hygiene that is based on patient education and understanding, rather than expensive and invasive treatments. Snö opened its modern looking flagship dental hub, late last year,…

Delta to offer real-time Bluetooth tracking on container shipments

With the introduction of new Bluetooth tracking technology, Delta will soon become the first U.S. passenger airline to provide, real-time tracking for unit load devices (ULDs). This move marks a new era for Delta Cargo and the more than 500 million kilograms of cargo it flies annually. The technology will replace manual tracking for all shipping containers, called ULDs, which move cargo shipments, baggage and mail globally. “Our customers have told us they want improved tracking and immediate transparency for…