UAE University student conducts study on drug-resistant bacteria in Abu Dhabi hospitals

Al Ain, 26th June 2010 — Ms. Noura Abdullah Al Munthari, Master of Medical Sciences, studying at UAEU in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, has defended her thesis on a study of antibiotic resistant bacteria found in Abu Dhabi Hospitals. Her thesis paper entitled “Molecular epidemiology of multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Abu […]
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Academic Medical Center and DHCC Completes CME course

Dubai, 26 June 2010 (WAM) – The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center (AMC) today announced the successful conclusion of a two-week specialized Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme in collaboration with the Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC), a leading US-based education company, and Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), an integrated healthcare free zone and […]
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UN chief on World Drug Day – Time to ‘think health, not drugs’

Vienna, 25th June 2010 — On 26 June the world will commemorate the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which serves as a reminder of the need to combat the problems illicit drugs pose to society. “We must recognize the major impediment to development posed by drug abuse and illicit trafficking,” said Secretary-General […]
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Drug firms are paying doctors for marketing The medical committee Riyadh Chamber of commerce

RIYADH: The medical committee at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry has slammed pharmaceutical companies that market their products by paying illegal commission to doctors and urged the authorities to curb such unethical practices. A committee source told Al-Madinah daily that there were doctors paid to market medicines that may not be suitable for […]
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Saladax Biomedical & Bristol-Myers Squibb together to Develop Clinical Diagnostics

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jun 21, 2010 Saladax Biomedical, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a multi-year development and commercialization agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb for the development of certain clinical diagnostic tests to be used in conjunction with the development of certain therapeutic compounds in the Bristol-Myers Squibb pipeline. “This collaboration demonstrates our capability to […]
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Pigeons carry bacteria which can cause gastro-intestinal diseases in humans – Research.

A study conducted by Animal Health Research Center, Madrid on feral pigeons from the streets of the city reveals that the pigeons carry virulent bacteria which can cause gastro-intestinal diseases in humans. The news caught notice when BioMed Central’s open access journal “Acta Vetinaria Scandinavica” published a research study on pigeons suggesting that the birds […]
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The City Hospital at Dubai Healthcare City granted JCI accreditation

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), a member of TECOM Investments, today announced The City Hospital, one of the region’s leading healthcare providers located at the integrated healthcare free zone, was officially granted the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, the leading industry benchmark for measuring the delivery of quality healthcare. The City Hospital, a strategic part […]
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Dutch Regulators blame GE for Failing to Report Omniscan NSF Case

The Danish Medicines Agency has charged that GE Healthcare violated Dutch law when it failed to promptly and completely inform regulators about a patient who died after developing nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) following exposure to Omniscan contrast dye. According to a report on ProPublica’s Web site, because the statute of limitations had expired, the agency […]
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Largest biomedical research facility in Europe unveiled in London

The UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation aims to break down the traditional barriers between research teams as it investigates stem cells and conditions such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and autism Plans for Europe’s largest biomedical research facility, which will study everything from stem cells to influenza when it opens in 2015, were announced yesterday […]
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Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

Men who keep their cholesterol levels in check may decrease their chances of developing prostate cancer, in addition to keeping their heart healthy, as science has already shown. In fact, two recent studies indicate that maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol may be a good form of cancer prevention. In one study, results showed that men […]
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Siemens launches new software for prenatal risk analysis

Siemens has launched a new software package, which works in conjunction with its medical device range to help clinicians assess prenatal risks. The new PRISCA version 5.0 prenatal risk calculation software is designed to combine data collected from Immulite maternal screening assays and ultrasound measurements, which can be used to assess risks of foetal chromosomal […]
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GE offers e-health records as SaaS offering

GE’s Healthcare division today announced its first electronic medical record (EMR) product in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform aimed at small or remote physician practices with a lower-cost, monthly fee model. GE Healthcare’s Centricity Advance product offers a combination of EMR, physician administrative management and patient portals. GE said the SaaS offering differs from a traditional […]
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InfuSystem Acquires First Biomedical, Inc. USA

MADISON HEIGHTS, MI, USA Jun 15, 2010 InfuSystem Holdings, Inc., leading supplier of infusion services to oncologists and other outpatient treatment settings, announced today that it has acquired First Biomedical, Inc. for total consideration of $17.2 million. First Biomedical sells, rents, services and repairs new and pre-owned infusion pumps and other medical equipment. The company […]
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