India sends 2 million doses of Covishield each to Brazil & Morocco
India News: MUMBAI: Two million doses of Covishield vaccine were flown to Brazil on Emirates Sky Cargo and another two million doses to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests
Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicions arose that the coronavirus tests that can be obtained before leaving Dubai are not reliable (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?
On a frigid morning in January, Trudy Ronnel settled into her favorite sofa chair at the Westminster Place senior-living community in Evanston, Ill., pulled down the neckline on her red blouse and braced herself for a shot she’d anticipated for almost a year. At 92 years old, with multiple medical conditions, she spent most of 2020 fearful of contracting the COVID-19 plague that ravaged the world outside her first-floor window. To protect herself, for the past few months she’d avoided Westminster’s communal rooms, which had provided a means to stay active and engaged but risked becoming a pathogenic petri...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan, Alice Park and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Masks off the minute you step inside. Bars packed and pulsing like it’s 2019. Social media stars... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge
Coronavirus infections are surging to unprecedented heights in the United Arab Emirates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes milestone as Emirates cancels Australian flights
Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people;UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter;German vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesBrazil rushes to save premature babies as Covid swamps hospitalsVaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy?US suffers bleak January as Covid rages and vaccination campaign falters‘At the coalface’: what the Australian expert in WHO’s Covid mission in China hopes to find12.44amGMTHere ’s our story on a grim landmark. The world has now passed 2m deaths from Covid-19.“Our world has ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael McGowan Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Covid-19: UAE dropped from UK travel corridor list
The decision follows a rise in cases across the emirates in the past week, officials say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One 18-Hour Flight, Four Coronavirus Infections
An outbreak aboard a September flight from Dubai to New Zealand offers researchers, and airlines, an opportunity to study in-transit contagion. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benedict Carey Tags: your-feed-science Airlines and Airplanes Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Auckland (New Zealand) Dubai (United Arab Emirates) your-feed-health Research Protective Clothing and Gear Science and Technology Source Type: news

Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment, seizes South Korean ship
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran began enriching uranium Monday to levels unseen since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran plans 20 percent uranium enrichment 'as soon as possible'
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Saturday it plans to enrich uranium up to 20% at its underground Fordo nuclear facility “as... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Different efficacy data for Chinese COVID-19 vaccine "real and valid"-media
Different efficacy results for a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine released separately in China and in United Arab Emirates are both real and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO
By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highw...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Colorado Source Type: news

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO
By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highw...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Colorado Source Type: news

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO
By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highw...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Colorado Source Type: news

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO
By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highw...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Colorado Source Type: news

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO
By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highw...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Colorado Source Type: news

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO
By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highw...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Colorado Source Type: news

The Latest: UAE shatters record for new daily infections
The United Arab Emirates has shattered its single-day record of new coronavirus infections, with 1,723 cases recorded on Wednesday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Man With First Confirmed U.S. Case of Mutant COVID-19 Strain Has No Travel History
(DENVER) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highway. Colorado Politics reported there is a second suspected case o...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patty Nieberg / AP and Report for America Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Receives 50,000 Doses of Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine From UAE
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has received a consignment of 50,000 doses of a China-manufactured COVID-19 vaccine donated by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the chief executive of the Health Care Agency said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UAE rolls out free Chinese vaccines to all citizens and residents
Emirati government wants to inoculate all adults in population of 9m (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Discriminatory Laws Still Holding Women Back in the Middle East
By Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Dec 14 2020 (IPS) Decades of aggressive efforts to create equal opportunities for women, shatter the glass ceiling and build a more inclusive society only ends up in failure, when the key stake holders refuse to acknowledge discriminatory laws, socio-cultural and religious set ups that continue to threaten progress made by the female work force. Yousra ImranBritish Egyptian writer Yousra Imran’s book ‘Hijab and Red Lipstick’ gives a sharp insight into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sara, the protagonist in the book is torn...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Education Gender Gender Identity Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Poverty & SDGs Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

China's Sinopharm Covid vaccine: how effective is it and where will it be rolled out?
Trials have claimed 86% efficacy, but Peru has suspended tests because of ‘an adverse event’ and there is concern about lack of transparencyRead all our coronavirus coverage hereTrials in the United Arab Emirates have shown that China ’s Sinopharm vaccine has 86% efficacy. So what is the Chinese treatment, where is it being trialled and will it challenge the vaccines being developed in western countries?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson Tags: Coronavirus China Science Peru United Arab Emirates Source Type: news

China's Sinopharm vaccine: how effective is it and where will it be rolled out?
Trials have claimed 86% efficacy, but Peru has suspended tests because of ‘an adverse event’ and there is concern about lack of transparencyRead all our coronavirus coverage hereTrials in the United Arab Emirates have shown that China ’s Sinopharm vaccine has 86% efficacy. So what is the Chinese treatment, where is it being trialled and will it challenge the vaccines being developed in western countries?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson Tags: Coronavirus China Science Peru United Arab Emirates Source Type: news

A Vaccine That Was Hijacked by the Rich
A health worker fills a syringe with vaccine at a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Credit: UNICEF/Patrick Brown. By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 11 2020 (IPS) There is a longstanding belief that virtually everything in this world is stacked up against the poor and the downtrodden. The Covid-19 vaccine is no exception because some of world’s richest nations, including the US, Canada and UK, seem to have cornered most of the supplies — whilst marginalizing the world’s poorer nations. The move towards hijacking the newly-found remedy has triggered a new brand of misguided patriotism...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

U.A.E. Approves a Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine, but Doubts Swirl
The announcement by the United Arab Emirates that it approved a Chinese vaccine was met with silence from China, and raised more questions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sui-Lee Wee Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization United Arab Emirates China Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Senate fails to block Trump-backed arms sale to United Arab Emirates
The Senate on Wednesday failed to pass two disapproval resolutions pushed by a bipartisan group of senators to block a $23 billion US... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.A.E. Is First Government to Approve a Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine
But the announcement by the United Arab Emirates was met with silence from the Chinese vaccine maker, and raised more questions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sui-Lee Wee Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization United Arab Emirates China Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

UAE Says Sinopharm Vaccine Has 86% Efficacy Against COVID-19 UAE Says Sinopharm Vaccine Has 86% Efficacy Against COVID-19
An experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) has 86% efficacy, the health ministry of the United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday, citing an interim analysis of late-stage clinical trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine has 86% efficacy, UAE says
First results released from trial of Sinopharm shot involving 31,000 peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe United Arab Emirates said a Chinese coronavirus vaccine tested in the federation of sheikhdoms has 86% efficacy, in a statement that provided few details but marked the first public release of information on the performance of the shot.The announcement brought yet another contender into the worldwide race for a vaccine to end the pandemic, a scientific effort in which China and Russia are competing with western firms to develop an effective inoculation.Continue reading... (Source:...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Coronavirus United Arab Emirates Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Middle East and North Africa China Vaccines and immunisation Asia Pacific Source Type: news

UAE says Chinese vaccine 86% effective, offers few details
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday a Chinese coronavirus vaccine tested in the federation of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's Sinopharm vaccine 86% effective, say United Arab Emirates officials
The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday a Chinese coronavirus vaccine tested in the federation of sheikdoms is 86 per cent effective, in a statement that provided few details but marked the first public release of information on the efficacy of the shot. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

United Arab Emirates Claims China ’s Sinopharm Vaccine Is 100% Effective At Preventing Moderate And Severe Covid-19
Health officials cite an interim analysis of late-stage clinical trials but provided no data from the study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Policy /policy Innovation /innovation Science /science Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Is 86% Effective, UAE Says
China’s state-backed coronavirus vaccine protected 86% of people against Covid-19 in trials conducted in the United Arab Emirates, state media there reported, giving credence to the quickly developed shot that Beijing intends to distribute around the developing world. The data was from trials that included 31,000 volunteers in the UAE, which found the vaccine was highly effective in preventing moderate and severe cases of Covid-19 and had no serious safety concerns, according to the report, which cited the country’s Ministry of Health and Prevention. That’s expected to pave the way for full public use of ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Etihad becomes first airline to join UKs leading digital aviation research project
(Cranfield University) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has joined the £ 65 million Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC), due to open next year at Cranfield University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian scientist named by the West as the leader of the Islamic Republic's disbanded military... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UAE mission to Mars on course to arrive in February 2021
Spacecraft known as Hope carries instruments designed to study the tenuous Martian atmosphereThe Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is on course to arrive at the Red Planet on 9 February. A third and final major trajectory correction manoeuvre (TCM) was completed on 10 November. An additional minor TCM in December will tee it up for a Mars orbit insertion manoeuvre next year. Without the need for further major course corrections, the mission team can begin early science observations of Mars and interplanetary space.The EMM spacecraft, also known as Hope, carries three instruments primarily designed to study the tenuous Martian at...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Mars Science Space United Arab Emirates Middle East and North Africa World news Source Type: news

Somalia: UAE Blacklists Travellers From Somalia, 11 Others Over Covid-19 Surge
[Dalsan Radio] The United Arab Emirates has temporarily suspended the issuance of new visas to visitors from Somalia and 11 other countries until further notice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UAE announces relaxing of Islamic laws for personal freedoms
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a major overhaul of the country’s Islamic personal... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serial screening for COVID-19 in asymptomatic patients receiving anticancer therapy
(JAMA Network) The implementation of swab screening program for COVID-19 cancer patients prior to each cycle of anticancer therapy at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates was assessed in this study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scale validation for the identification of falsified hand sanitizer: public and regulatory authorities perspectives from United Arab Emirates - Jairoun AA, Al-Hemyari SS, Shahwan M, El-Dahiyat F, Jamshed S.
BACKGROUND: Since the time of declaration of global pandemic of COVID-19 by World Health Organization (WHO), falsified hand sanitizers surfaced regularly in markets, posing possible harm to public due to unlisted inclusion of methanol. The current research... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Cycling-Team Doctor Confirms Gaviria Has Been Re-infected by COVID-19 Cycling-Team Doctor Confirms Gaviria Has Been Re-infected by COVID-19
The cyclist Fernando Gaviria is one of only a handful of COVID-19 patients worldwide to have had the disease twice after his UAE Emirates team doctor confirmed on Wednesday that his test result during the Giro d'Italia was not a false positive.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A New Space Pact Seeks to Ensure Peace and Prosperity —on the Moon
Laws have long been portable things. Human beings settled frontiers with tools and muscle—and too often with weapons, seizing lands that belong to others. One other thing the settlers also brought along were their legal systems, rules of the road to govern their behavior in the new communities they built. That was true when all our exploring was terrestrial, and it remained true when we ventured into space. As long ago as 1967—just six years after the first human spaceflight—the U.S. and other signatory nations established the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Featured Review: Do measures that aim to reduce aerosol production during dental procedures prevent the transmission of infectious diseases?
Review: Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseasesWhy is this question important?Most dental care procedures create tiny drops of liquid that float in the air, called aerosols. For example, to remove the film of bacteria (plaque) that builds on teeth, dentists use scaling machines (scalers). Scalers vibrate at high speed and use a flow of water to wash away the plaque. This produces aerosols that are made of air, water, and the patient ’s saliva, which may also contain micro‐organisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses.Aerosols that contain ba...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Businessman BR Shetty seeks India probe of NMC, Finablr ex-CEOs over $6 bln scandal
Several companies linked to Shetty, including top United Arab Emirates hospital operator NMC Health PLC and payments firm Finablr PLC, have come under severe financial strain this year after short-seller Muddy Waters questioned NMC's financials. At issue, Muddy Waters said, were questions about NMC's asset purchase prices and capital expenditures, which it said were both inflated. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Media News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are aliens hiding in plain sight?
Several missions this year are seeking out life on the red planet. But would we recognise extraterrestrials if we found them?In July, three unmanned missions blasted off to Mars – from China (Tianwen-1), the US (Nasa ’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover) and the United Arab Emirates (Hope). The Chinese and American missions have lander craft that will seek signs of current or past life on Mars. Nasa is also planning to send itsEuropa Clipper probe to survey Jupiter ’s moon Europa, and the robotic landerDragonfly to Saturn ’s moon Titan. Both moons are widely thought to be promising hunting grounds for li...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Alien life Science Mars Space Biology Saturn Jupiter Astronomy Biochemistry and molecular biology Zoology Source Type: news

Risky driving behaviour in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: a cross-sectional, survey-based study - AlKetbi LMB, Grivna M, Al Dhaheri S.
BACKGROUND: Traffic collision fatality rates per mile travelled have declined in Abu Dhabi similar to many developed countries. Nevertheless, the rate is still significantly higher than the average of countries with similar GDP and socio-demographic indica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reporter's Notebook: What It Was Like On Israel's 'Peace Plane' To UAE
Weeks ago it would have been unimaginable to see Israeli officials fly to the United Arab Emirates and walk out onto a red carpet. That... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news