Thursday, November 15, 2018

Health

Saudi-funded SR100m epilepsy hospital opens in Colombo today

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will open a 242-bed epilepsy hospital, which is fully funded by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), in Colombo...

Rising suicide cases in the UAE tied to job frustration

Dr. Sam Omara, counselor at the Ugandan Embassy in Abu Dhabi said many of the suicide cases result from frustrations that lead to depression....

Comatose Filipino in Dubai awaits repatriation

Nobody wants to meet Alicia delos R., not even her son, as she blinks and shuts her eyes in a city hospital with the...

UAE issues warning against traveling to Madagascar

The Ministry of Health and Prevention has recently issued a warning to UAE nationals and residents about traveling to Madagascar, following the country's report...

Bahrain: New tobacco and fizzy drinks levy on the way

Plans to levy a 50% tax on fizzy drinks and 100% on tobacco have been approved yesterday. The proposed legislation to tax unhealthy products...

45% pay own medical bills in UAE: Survey

Nearly half of the respondents (45 per cent) of a well being survey done in the UAE said that they are not fully covered...

111-year-old Saudi shares secrets, memories

“I eat dates and drink camel milk,” 111-year-old Khunaifar Al Dhiyabi, a Saudi national, said when asked about the secret of his long life. Al...

Saudi: 213% increase in smokers wanting to quit

Sharifa Al-Zahrani, the head of the ministry’s smoking cessation clinics, said that taxes are the most effective way to help people, especially the youth,...

UAE employees often bored at work

Boredom is creeping up in UAE workplaces, with employees spending five hours a week disinterested in their jobs, a new survey claims. According to the...

4m trees to be planted in Saudi Arabia by 2020

The Ministry of the Environment, Water and Agriculture aims to plant 4 million trees in the Kingdom by 2020, its undersecretary for environmental affairs,...
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