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New Zealand 17 Initiatves for mental health

New Zealand’s Health Minister, Jonathan Coleman, has outlined how he plans to deal with the country’s youth mental health crisis. With plans in place to invest NZ$100m in 17 new initiatives focused on early intervention.   The proposals, which were passed...

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UAE Healthy Future Study

Emiratis are being urged to take part in a study into the health of the nation by researchers, as the country’s life expectancy begins to show a worrying trend of decreasing.   Initially launched in 2014, the UAE Health Future Study...

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Culture Shock | Saudi Arabia

‘Culture Shock’ can be a major factor in preventing expats from getting the most out of their new life overseas. Defined as: “The feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of...

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Oman Health Succumbs to Lifestyle Diseases

Oman’s Ministry of Health published the 2016 edition of their annual report earlier this week, and the findings further reinforced just how big a battle with lifestyle related conditions the Gulf region is facing.   According to the publication a quarter...

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New Zealand Medical Association calls to ban alcohol sales in supermarkets

Selling alcohol in supermarkets normalises a dangerous drug and should be banned according to the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA).   Alcohol abuse is becoming an increasingly prevalent issue in New Zealand, with recent statistics showing that excessive consumption leads to...

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Singapore needs more generalist Physicians

Singapore urgently requires more generalist doctors as the island’s population begins to age, according to the dean of one of the country’s leading medical schools.   Associate Professor of the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Yeoh...

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Medical News Roundup Gulf August 2017

Medical Tourism in Sharjah on the Rise   The managing director of one of Sharjah’s top hospitals has claimed that the Emirate is fast becoming the most popular with medical tourists coming to the UAE for treatment.   Taher Shams, MD of...

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Lifestyle Diseases in the Middle East

More young people in the United Arab Emirates are being diagnosed with Hypertension than ever before, as endemic issues with poor diets and a lack of exercise begins to take its toll.   Some estimates suggest that rates of the condition...

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Culture Shock : Kuwait

‘Culture Shock’ can be a major factor in preventing expats from getting the most out of their new life overseas. Defined as: “The feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of...

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Global Medical Sector News Roundup July 2017

World First in Canada   Doctors at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital saved a newborn from a range of potential cardiac issues, by operating on him whilst he was still inside his mother’s womb.   The team of fetal medicine specialist and cardiologists...

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