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Philips partners with DHA and VPS Healthcare to address child nutrition

Royal Philips has partnered with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) for the 2nd year running and VPS Healthcare to launch 'Switch to healthy Living', a nationwide campaign that focuses on driving awareness around the impact of obesity, and promoting healthy eating habits amongst school children. With rising levels of obesity, and studies demonstrating a correlation between weight and health issues, Philips' 'Switch to Healthy Living' campaign presents an opportunity to impact the lives of UAE residents from a young age.…

Major pharmaceutical manufacturing facility begins production in Dubai

Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, a UAE-based international pharmaceutical company, has begun production out of its state-of-the-art facility located in Dubai Science Park. The AED125 million custom-built factory is the first advanced manufacturing facility to be opened in Dubai Science Park and is equipped with the latest European technology, meeting stringent global regulatory standards. The factory has a current annual capacity of over 200 million tablet and capsule dosage forms, which will increase in the next three to five years to over 800…

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)…