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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…

Middle East IVF market worth US$1 billion as infertility rates rise

The latest research by Colliers International has revealed the current global In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) market is estimated to be between US$10 billion to US$12 billion, while the current IVF market size for Middle East & North Africa (MENA) is approximately US$1 billion, indicating a high demand for IVF and related treatments in the region.   The figures, published in a new report titled “In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Fertility in the MENA region”, revealed that compared to 10 per cent worldwide,…