UAE: Paving the way for medical tourism

Dubai: As more and more internationally renowned health experts with intensive experience have begun working in the UAE, hospitals have been able to set up medical precedents. This augurs well for Dubai‚Äôs medical tourism initiative which projects up to 500,000 medical visitors by 2020, who will account for an annual medical spend of Dh2.6 billion. […]
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Apple’s health tech takes early lead among top hospitals

Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs. Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple’s HealthKit service – which acts as a repository for patient-generated […]
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13,700 cancer cases reported in 2014

There were 13,700 cases of all types of cancer recorded in 2014, with a significant rise among women, a leading medical practitioner said recently. About 10,000 citizens were afflicted with cancer, while the rest were expatriates, said Ahmad Al-Shahri, consultant oncology and head of the oncology department at King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard, in […]
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Jordan, Saudi Arabia sign 5 agreements worth $176m

Amman, Feb. 3 (Petra) — The Jordanian government, on Tuesday, signed five financing agreements (grants), with the Saudi Fund for Development ( SFD ), worth $176 million, as part of the Saudi $1.25 billion-commitment within the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) $5 billion grant to finance development projects in Jordan. The agreements were signed by the […]
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Merieux NutriSciences starts Saudi operations

Merieux NutriSciences announced recently the closing of transaction with Inspection, Diagnosis and Analysis Lab Company (IDAC), a market leader for food testing services in the Kingdom, after obtaining the license from Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). Following the approval of the SAGIA, the joint venture will operate under the new brand name, IDAC Merieux […]
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