Arianna Huffington tells Al Arabiya: Important to bring humanity into technology

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Arianna Huffington, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thrive Global, has highlighted the importance of bringing humanity into what we are doing in technology today. In a brief conversation with Al Arabiya English on the sidelines of the World Government in Dubai, Huffington said that Thrive Global, which is her new company, is recognizing the fact that when we take care of ourselves, we become more productive and more effective. Time to course-correct “The delusion that we need to ...

Camel milk-based baby formula to hit shelves in Dubai

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

A UAE-based company has unveiled what it calls the world’s first camel-based baby formula, an instant powder mix aimed mainly at infants allergic to cow’s milk.The Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products, or “Camelicious”, on Monday unveiled the product at Gulfood 2018, an international food and beverage trade event which runs from February 18 to 22 in Dubai.The milk, which it says is suitable for children ages one to three, primarily targets infants allergic to ...

VIDEO: Mental fitness program helps Rugby fans to ‘offload’

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Mental health nurse Phil Cooper's burning desire is to stop boys and men sinking to the levels of despair that led rugby league international Terry Newton to take his own life at the age of just 31. Newton, who hanged himself in 2010, had his contract terminated by Wakefield after being suspended for two years following a positive test for human growth hormone. The Great Britain player had fought a hidden battle with depression. Now rugby league clubs in the northwest of England have joined in ...

First Saudi woman vet details experience, treating various kinds of animals

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The first Saudi woman vet, Dr. Noor Ezzat Fatairji, believes that the veterinary profession is the basis for supporting and preserving livestock, noting that there are many efforts exerted by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, as well as animal rights activists in Saudi Arabia. She told Al Arabiya that "Livestock does not involve just pets, it extends to farm animals, parks, wildlife and fungi. “We need to strengthen awareness efforts in all relevant sectors, both ...

A smart ‘thermometer’ can now warn you of an approaching flu outbreak

Monday, 12 February 2018

A team of researchers at the University of Iowa have tested a new method to measuring flu rates in a particular area of the human eye by recording data from an electronic thermometer device connected to a mobile phone.The researchers say this technique can help improve the predictability of some outbreaks and help fight and stop the disease."We found the smart thermometer data are highly correlated with information obtained from traditional public health surveillance systems and can be used ...

VIDEO: Iraq’s female weightlifters help their parents pay rent

Monday, 12 February 2018

These young women are Iraq’s only female weightlifting team. Every day, for three hours, they train in this old gym in Baghdad's conservative Sadr city neighbourhood 21-year-old Huda was the first to join the team in 2011. She says she has been watching weightlifters since she was five years old. Huda Salim, 21, a member of the Iraqi female weightlifting team said "Some say I challenge men, that women don't do weightlifting. I tell them: No, I challenge men, and we can do everything ...

Saudi Arabia to ban tobacco usage imposing fines up to $1,300

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Informed sources said that the Saudi National Committee for Tobacco Control is in the process of imposing fines of up to $1,300 ( SAR 5,000) on smokers in several locations, defined by the anti-smoking regulations. In the next phase, the committee will provide mobile clinics to treat smokers after booking treatment. The imposed penalties for tobacco intake will include using cigarette, cigar, pipe, jig, shisha, chewing, storage or any other relevant method. The Regulations approved the ...

In India, in-laws sell woman’s kidney for not meeting dowry demand

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

A woman in India’s West Bengal state has filed a complaint with local police after her husband, mother-in-law and brother-in-law plotted to steal and sell her kidney after her parents couldn’t afford the requested Dowry. The woman, 28-year-old Rita Sarkar, said that two years ago she had suffered from appendicitis to which she would have a surgery done to extract it. Speaking to Hindustan Times, Sarkar said: “Around two years ago, I began suffering from acute stomach ache. My ...

Dubai authorities issue new plastic surgery guidelines

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Dubai's Health Authority urged cosmetic patients to make sure their surgeons have the proper credentials and license to avoid botched operations. According to the National, the health authority said that practitioners should present their credentials and prove that they use “quality products to avoid complications”. The medicine and health sector in the UAE is increasingly contributing to the UAE’s GDP with the number of medical and health tourists in Dubai growing by nine ...

Doctors warn of the rise of antibiotic resistance in the Middle East

Monday, 5 February 2018

Doctors who treat patients in the Middle East have expressed alarm at the misuse of antibiotics which are too readily available in the region with no prescriptions required. The over use of antibiotics makes them ineffective in the long run as it makes bacteria in the body resistant to them. Therefore, it becomes difficult to treat certain illnesses. About 700,000 people die annually because of infections that cannot be treated. Al Arabiya interviewed Doctor Conor Bowman, the Regional ...

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