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NMC officially launches its CosmeSurge Hospital in Jumeirah

NMC Healthcare has officially launched its new CosmeSurge Hospital in Jumeirah. The facility, completed in December of last year, specializes in providing cosmetic surgeries and is located near the iconic Burj Al Arab. This will be the 17th branch of the CosmeSurge brand of facilities. The launch coincides with all the significant measures currently undertaken by the Emirate of Dubai towards bringing life back to normalcy, including the issuance of tourist visas which came into effect today. The event will…

Boston Scientific wins FDA clearance for its LUX-Dx Insertable Cardiac Monitor

Boston Scientific has announced winning FDA clearance for its LUX-Dx Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), an implant that can detect hard-to-spot cardiac arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation, and help diagnose their origin. The device’s detection algorithm has two separate components, one of which detects a suspect arrhythmia and the other verify the finding. Once an arrhythmia is confirmed, the wireless device sends a signal to the patient’s cardiologist via an app installed on the patient’s phone. Having a double-checking component within…

Philips wins FDA approval for its HeartStart FR3 and HeartStart FRx automated external defibrillators

Philips won FDA approval for its HeartStart FR3 and HeartStart FRx automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The HeartStart FR3 is an advanced device intended for use by medical professionals, including paramedics, and features such capabilities as 'quick shock' o minimize hands-off time, and military-level ruggedness, ECG monitoring for non-cardiac arrest victims, and a battery that can deliver up to 300 shocks from a single charge. The HeartStart FRx, on the other hand, is designed to be applied by bystanders to those…

New technology promises to restore vision to people with age related macular degeneration

Retinal prostheses promise the restoration of vision to people with age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and other conditions that lead to the loss of functional photoreceptors. A number of technologies are already in existence that mimic the functionality of the retina by stimulating the inner retinal network, but most of these rely on wearable cameras, special glasses, computers, and wiring to interface with the eye. Moreover, the results are highly lacking and the achieved vision is extremely low resolution. At…

Abu Dhabi Health authorities develop program to track coronavirus infections

Health authorities and researchers in Abu Dhabi have developed a program to track coronavirus infections in the emirate. The modelling program will help inform future safety measures and movement restrictions in Abu Dhabi as well as identify the areas that require more testing or increased hospital beds. The program, created by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health and the UAE University, uses an algorithm to predict potential outbreaks in specific areas and will allow authorities to allocate resources accordingly to prevent…