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Doctors warn that overdose of Vitamin D could lead to toxicity

A few years ago, when the Dubai Health Authority was conducting a medical study, they found that about 90 percent of the UAE population were suffering from a lack of vitamin D, despite the sunny conditions here throughout the year. The number, they discovered was alarming, and the only way to make up for the loss of this vitamin was to use supplements. However, medical professionals have now discovered that some residents are 'overdosing' themselves with vitamin D, and this,…

IATA recertifies Korean Air for air transport of pharmaceuticals

Korean Air has been recertified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Pharma (CEIV Pharma) for air transport of pharmaceuticals. Korean Air provides customized cold chain services for a wide array of products that call for dynamic requirements and conditions. The airline transports pharmaceuticals such as vaccines, lab reagents and serums, and fresh products including flowers, fruits, seafood, through its “Specialized-Pharma” and “Specialized-Fresh” services. Through a joint investment with Incheon International Airport Corporation, the airline operates a “Cool Cargo…

Virgin Atlantic Cargo approves the use of RLP and RAP containers to develop its pharmaceutical and life science offering

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has approved the use of Envirotainer’s Releye RLP and RAP containers on its aircraft as part of efforts to develop its pharmaceutical and life science offering. The airline said that the container offers live tracking of location as well as temperature, humidity and product condition, all of which can be monitored centrally. The container can also maintain temperatures for more than one week. The RAP version of the Releye container – launched in February – is the…

Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah performed 939 surgeries and welcomed 15,040 patients in the first half of 2022

Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah – an affiliate of Emirates Health Services (EHS) – performed 939 surgeries and welcomed 15,040 patients in the first half of 2022, up from the 573 surgeries and 10,992 patients reported during the same period last year. Furthermore, statistics revealed that the Hospital received 10,434 customers at outpatient clinics in the first half of the year, compared with 8,483 in the same period of 2021. This is in line with EHS’ efforts to provide world-class health…

G42 Healthcare collaborates with Amazon Web Services to offer global genomics, proteomics and biobanking service

G42 Healthcare, an Abu Dhabi-based leading health tech company and a subsidiary of artificial intelligence and cloud computing company G42, has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop new global genomics, proteomics, and biobanking service. The collaboration announced at the BIO International Convention in San Diego, California, will aim to bring global access to G42 Healthcare's world-leading next-generation sequencing, proteomics, and data analytics capabilities to governments, population genome programs, and life science initiatives across the world. Representatives…