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UAE ministry cuts prices of some medicines

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has announced the reduction of the prices of select medicines following a collaboration with the international pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Aventis. The move comes as part of the ministry’s periodic reviews conducted in cooperation with global organisations to re-price medicines to support patients and …

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Insects to help solve crimes in Dubai

The science of solving crimes can take investigators to grim and unpleasant places, as Dubai’s forensics experts will extract information from bugs, beetles and insects found on dead bodies to solve some of the darkest crimes. Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad Mattar Al Muhairi, Acting Director of Forensic Sciences and Criminology Department …

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GCC’s insurance sector poised for strong growth in next five years

Insurance industry across the GCC is poised for strong growth during the next five years, thanks to the huge economic diversification programme undertaken by governments, supportive population dynamics and changing regulations that have introduced mandatory health insurance cover in many countries, according to a recent forecast by Alpen Capital. The …

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Dubai opens Dh40-million camel hospital

Pristine operating theatres and state-of-the-art medical equipment are featured in a new Dubai hospital that opened last week — exclusively for camels. Camels remain an important part of the Gulf Arab state’s heritage. Camel races and camel beauty pageants are a favourite recreation for locals, and some animals fetch millions …

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