What We Know So Far About the First Coronavirus Case in Lebanon

Lebanon's Health Minister confirmed today the first Coronavirus case in Lebanon, after a 45-year old Lebanese woman traveling from Iran was diagnosed with the virus. Apparently, Lebanon received a warning from its embassy in Tehran about a plane carrying potential coronavirus cases, which led the authorities to deploy a medical team to examine all passengers on the plane as soon as it landed but they weren't quarantined for some reason. The Minister denied though being…

Digital Surgery, Co-Founded by Lebanese Dr. Jean Nehme, Acquired by Medical Technology Leader Medtronic

Ireland-based Medical Devices giant Medtronic announced this week that it will acquire Digital Surgery, a privately-held pioneer in surgical artificial intelligence, data and analytics, and digital education and training. The purchase aims to strengthen its robot-assisted surgical platform and its broader portfolio. Digital Surgery's CEO & co-founder Dr. Jean Nehme also announced the news, stating that they've decided to join forces with the world’s largest medical technology company and that Digital Surgery became part of…
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AUB Alumnus Dr. Hussein Tawbi Named to Trump’s Council on Science & Technology

1 month ago
Lebanese doctor & AUB alumnus Hussein Tawbi has been nominated by US President Donald Trump to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The mission of the Council of Advisors on Science ...
Health

“Talking Saves Lives”: Facebook Backs Embrace’s Suicide Prevention Campaign

6 months ago
Embrace’s Lifeline (1564) is now available on Facebook’s Safety Center, in an attempt to raise further awareness on mental health and provide advice and support to anyone who may be suffering from suicidal thoughts or ...
Critiques

Three out of Four Hospitals Still Report Overdoses to Police, Despite Ministry’s Directive

6 months ago
Despite directives from the Public Health & Interior ministries, three out of four hospitals still report overdoses and drug-related emergencies to the police, according to Skoun NGO. The #AddictNotCriminal campaign that Skoun launched three years ...
Health

St. John Medical Center – A new LAU-bound hospital to open in Jounieh in May 2020

7 months ago
Yet another (small) university hospital will open its doors in Lebanon. St. John Medical Center (SJMC) – مركز مار يوحنا الطبي, aka the Lebanese American University Medical Center – St. John Hospital (LAUMC-SJH), will become ...
Critiques

Health Minister Wants To Ban Formula Milk From Hospitals & Shops

7 months ago
When the new government was formed, I asked around about the new Health Minister and everyone told me he’s an excellent doctor and a great fit for the job. I don’t know if he’s that ...
Health

El Hawa Saratan

8 months ago
According to a 2011 study, 93% of Beirut’s population and a big majority of areas outside Beirut are exposed to high levels of air pollution largely caused by diesel generators. Add to that the increasing ...
Health

2019 List of Safe Beaches in Lebanon

9 months ago
The Lebanese Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) announced during a press conference two days ago a list of Lebanon’s most and least polluted beaches. Based on the report findings, 14 beaches were tested and found ...
Critiques

Can Health Minister Jabak Implement Anti-Smoking Law 174?

9 months ago
The indoor smoking ban was first implemented back in 2012 but it turned out to be an epic failure. In 2015, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour promised he will make sure the law is enforced ...
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