Thirty finalists vie for Zayed Future Energy Prize

ABU DHABI, 30th September, 2016 (WAM) – The UAE is championing global sustainable development, and through initiatives such as the Zayed Future Energy Prize, has demonstrated a collaborative approach to confront environmental challenges, said Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize.

RTA uses 3D printing technology on Dubai Metro

DUBAI, 30th September, 2016 (WAM) – Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has begun printing parts for subsystems of the TVMs (Ticket Vending Machines), ticket gates and other areas of the metro train system using advanced 3D printing technology.

Etihad Airways wins TTG Asia’s ‘Best Business Class’ award

ABU DHABI, 30th September 2016 (WAM) – Etihad Airways has been named ‘Best Airline – Business Class’ at the TTG Travel Awards for the second consecutive year.

UAE ambassador meets Bangladeshi education minister

DHAKA, 30th September, 2016 (WAM) – UAE Ambassador to Dhaka Dr. Saeed bin Hajar Al Shehhi, met here today with the Bangladeshi Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid.

High-level UAE, Russian officials meet in Moscow

MOSCOW, 30th September, 2016 (WAM) – High-level officials from the UAE and Russia met today in Moscow to discuss expanding commercial and economic co-operation.

Hormonal contraception tied to increased depression risk

(Reuters Health) – Hormonal contraception, including birth control pills or implants, may increase a woman's odds of depression and antidepressant medication use, according to a large study of Danish women.

Child fitness gap linked to income inequality

(Reuters Health) – In a comparison of fitness levels among children in 50 countries, the nations with the biggest internal income disparities tended to have the least fit youth.

Alcobra plunges after FDA places hold on ADHD drug

(Reuters) – Alcobra Ltd's market value more than halved on Thursday, a day after the company said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had placed a hold on its lead experimental drug.

Study finds Zika infects neural cells related to skull formation

LONDON (Reuters) – The Zika virus causing an epidemic in Brazil and spreading through the Americas can infect and alter cells in the human nervous system that are crucial for formation of bones and cartilage in the skull, a study found on Thursday.

CDC issues Zika travel advisory for 11 Southeast Asian countries

(Reuters) – U.S. health officials on Thursday recommended that pregnant women postpone nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries because of the risk of Zika virus infection, which has been shown to cause severe birth defects.