OMAN AIR ‘WIPE’ AWAY HEALTH THREATS

Oman Air have announced that they have introduced Virus-Guard disinfectant wipes to their planes in order to reduce serious health threats from the transference of germs and bacteria. The wipes are designed to protect against viruses such as ‘swine flu, H1N1, H7N9, Ebola, Mers and Zika’. Staff are using the wipes to clean all handles, aisles and toilets […]

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ABU DHABI PROMOTE SWIMMING SAFETY

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has organised training sessions on the beach to teach young children how to stay safe in the water and promote awareness regarding the dangers and hazards of the sea. Swimming in open water can seem harmless to children and many adults, especially when the sea is as calm and clear as it is […]

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EMIRATES PLANE CRASH IN DUBAI AIRPORT

An Emirates jetliner crash landed in Dubai International airport as the belly of the plane hit the runway. Miraculously 282 passengers and 18 crew members all evacuated the plane safely before the engine caught on fire and the plane went up in flames. Officials believe the landing gear was faulty or failed to work correctly […]

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SMOKE ALARMS CONCERN FOR OMAN RESIDENTS

Earlier this month, a 7 month old baby and parents were rescued from an apartment that had no smoke alarms fitted. Due to this incident, fire safety experts, doctors and insurance firms have called for smoke detectors to be made mandatory and fitted in all residential homes in Oman. The Public Authority for Civil Defence and […]

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UAE TO ADDRESS PUBLIC SMOKING

It has been addressed recently that the UAE is to focus more on banning smoking in certain areas to decrease passive smoking. There are no specific ‘smoking areas’ in bars, restaurants or cafes within the UAE. The majority of places allow smoking and health experts say smoking areas need to be introduced and the matter […]

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TOP TIPS FOR SANDSTORM SEASON

The UAE has a significant climate and is susceptible to extreme weather, such as heat waves during the summer months and also sandstorms. These sandstorms can have severe health effects on people suffering from asthma and being aware of how to live with asthma during adverse weather and sandstorms is vital for respiratory health and […]

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ROAD SAFETY DURING RAMADAN

With the majority of the region fasting for Ramadan, tempers are more likely to rise, so road safety has been highlighted as a particular area of concern during this time. According to road safety experts, traffic accidents and fatalities increase during the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a very special time. For 1.2 million Muslims, the […]

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DHA LAUNCH HEALTH AWARENESS SUPPLEMENT

The (DHA) Dubai Health Authority have announced their new eight page health supplement titled ‘Better Health.’ It will be published every single Monday throughout the emirate of Dubai to subscribers of Gulf News. Not only will it educate residents on well-being, it will also include the latest health news and updates on the DHA. Health […]

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UAE ADDRESS PLASTIC POLLUTION

The UAE have announced the ‘Drop It Campaign’ to raise awareness on the importance of conserving water and re-using plastic bottles to decrease plastic pollution. Plastic pollution in the UAE is one of the greatest burdens to the environment. The region has one of the highest rates of bottled water consumption in the world with […]

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