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Free bus passes help senior citizens, people with physical disabilities stay active February 17, 2020

AMMAN — Since the service became available in September of 2019, over 20,000 passes have been issued under Amman Bus’ free bus passes and transport concessions for Jordanians aged 60 years and over and citizens with physical disabilities.

CEO of the Amman Vision Investment and Development Company (AVID) Hamza Hajj Hassan told The Jordan Times on Sunday that the service aims to encourage senior citizens and people with physical disabilities"...

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NEXtCARE, the Region’s Leading Third-Party Administrator Launches Telehealth Service With Health at HandFebruary 16, 2020

Health at Hand, one of the Middle East’s most advanced telehealth providers, has launched its services with NEXtCARE. In a bid to improve access to care for NEXtCARE members, Health at Hand has developed a software solution (SDK) to provide members access to a doctor through video consultation from anywhere in the world with no co-pay. Those using the service in Dubai will also be able to get their prescription medicine delivered to them within 60 minutes, or have lab test requests issued through the app. Members can"...

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Jordan, Kuwait Red Crescent societies launch medical campaign for Syrian refugeesFebruary 16, 2020

AMMAN — The Jordan Red Crescent Society, in cooperation with the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society, on Friday completed a four-day medical campaign for Syrian refugees at the Specialty Hospital.

Head of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society Hilal Sayer said that a team of six Kuwaiti doctors performed surgeries free of cost in the ophthalmology, urology, ENT and general surgery departments, serving 48 Syrian refugees through the campaign, the Jordan"...

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Octapharma Group Delivered Strong Growth in Both Sales and Operating Income In 2019February 15, 2020

  • Reported revenues of €2.2 billion represent an increase of €417 million (23.2%) on 2018
  • Operating income of €424 million represents an increase of €78.6 million (22.7%) on 2018
  • All products performed well, but highlights are the year-on-year growth of the Group’s immunoglobulin product portfolio, as well as Nuwiq®, albunorm® and fibryga®

Commenting on the Group’s results, Octapharma CEO and Chairman Wolfgang Marguerre said: “Octapharma"...

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Mary Kay Participates in 2020 Generational Dermatology Palm Springs SymposiumFebruary 15, 2020

Mary Kay Inc., a global beauty company and leader in skin care innovation, continued its decades-long support of the beauty and scientific communities by recently supporting the 2020 Generational Dermatology Palm Springs Symposium from Feb. 14 – 16. Generational Dermatology, founded by Dr. Wendy E. Roberts, takes a multi-decade approach to the evolving aging patient, including medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology. This symposium is targeted toward dermatologists and other core specialists at all stages of their careers. Participants join extraordinary faculty and key opinion leaders at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage. “Our commitment to skin care science isn’t just about making new Mary Kay products,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Chief Scientific Officer at Mary Kay. ”Our involvement with events like Generational Dermatology allows us to exchange innovative......

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Champion Nurse Awards Acknowledges the Contribution of Nurses in the Healthcare IndustryFebruary 9, 2020

Launched in Dubai

Dr.Layla Al Marzooqi “ nurses are the backbone of the system”

Dr. Junaid Bajwa, visiting scientist at the Harvard School of public health: “ the need for adapting a more holistic approach to medical care”

The Champion Nurse Awards launch was held in Dubai supported by The Heath Bank. This launch to what will be an annual event celebrated the nurses’ invaluable contribution,"...

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Takeda Demonstrates Business Momentum, Accelerated Integration Synergies, and Raises FY2019 Guidance Including Positive Reported Operating ProfitFebruary 8, 2020

  • Demonstrating business momentum with FY2019 Q3 year-to-date (YTD) revenue 2,519.5 billion yen, up +82.6% versus prior year due to acquisition of Shire and continued strong performance of 14 global brands; while Underlying Revenue expected to recover in Q4 resulting in flat to slightly increasing for the full year
  • Core Operating Profit* of 792.2 billion yen and Underlying Core Operating Profit Margin of 30.9% driven by accelerated integration synergies and OPEX efficiencies
  • Raising full year guidance to reflect strong business momentum and faster than expected realization...

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Health Ministry, Crisis Management Center issue leaflet on CoronavirusFebruary 6, 2020

Amman, Feb. 5 (Petra) -- The Health Ministry, in cooperation with the National Center for Security and Crisis Management, on Wednesday issued a leaflet that includes information about the new Coronavirus.

The leaflet is meant to educate the public about the new coronavirus, symptoms of infection and transmission methods, whether through direct contact with infected persons or droplets from the patients while coughing or sneezing, or touching the patient's tools.

The pamphlet urges adherence to"...

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Over 8,000 cases of cancer recorded in January-September period of 2019February 5, 2020

AMMAN — To mark World Cancer Day, a Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) initiative observed annually on February 4, Sisterhood Is Global Institute (SIGI) on Tuesday issued a report revealing that 8,060 cancer cases were registered in Jordan from January to September 2019.

According to figures from the National Cancer Registry, registered cases included 5,978 Jordanians and 2,082 non-Jordanians, SIGI said. During the nine-month period,"...

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Health ministry imports stripes to diagnose coronavirus February 3, 2020

Amman, Feb. 2 (Petra) -- About 5,000 testing stripes to accurately diagnose coronavirus infection have been imported, Minister of Health, Saad Jaber, announced Sunday.

During today's Lower House session, the minister pointed out the Ministry of Health’s measures to protect Jordan from the serious epidemic, saying: 'a special hospital has been prepared for any suspected cases, an integrated strategy has been developed, and medical cadres have been trained to deal with any infected person, while no"...

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