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Surgical pen can detect cancer in seconds

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a hand-held surgical “pen” that can analyze tissue samples and tell a surgeon if they are cancerous in just a few seconds, a report from Medgadget said. During surgery to remove a tumor, surgeons need to know if they have removed the entire tumor margins, as leaving just a small piece of neoplasm could mean that it grows back. Often the tumor looks very similar to healthy tissue, making it…

“Work-related accidents and injuries cost almost EUR2.7 billion a year”

Worldwide work-related injury and illness result in the loss of 3.9 percent of GDP, at an annual cost of roughly EUR2,680 billion, according to new global estimates presented by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, EU-OSHA, together with the International Labour Organisation, ILO, at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, being held in Singapore on 3-6 September. The estimates are findings from a major project on the costs and benefits of occupational safety…

Fast food chain cut global antibiotic use in chickens

McDonald's Corp said that it would begin curbing the use of the high value human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in 2018, as the fast-food giant joins a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs. McDonald's, in a policy statement, said it is working on antibiotic plans for other meats, dairy cows and laying hens. McDonald's is requiring suppliers of chicken meat to begin phasing out the use of antibiotics defined by the World Health Organization as "highest priority critically…

Sharjah launches health awareness campaign

The Health Education Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in the Emirate of Sharjah launched its fourth annual health and tourism campaign and the world's first online health and tourism campaign after three successful years of achievement in enhancing active lifestyle as well as promoting touristic areas in the city. The campaign will run until September 16 and is supported by several health organizations in the emirate, including the Friends for Diabetes, Friends of Arthritis Patients, Friends of…

Cleveland Clinic retains top position for heart care

For the second year in a row, Cleveland Clinic is ranked the No. 2 hospital in the United States by US News & World Report, retaining its position as the No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery for the 23rd successive year, a statement released by its branch in Abu Dhabi said recently. “I am incredibly proud of this organization and everyone who works here,” said Toby Cosgrove, MD, Cleveland Clinic president and CEO. “These rankings are a reflection…