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meta[bolic] And ŌURA Partner To Manage Metabolic Disease

The hybrid therapeutics company will incorporate the smart ring into its programming, taking an innovative approach to care delivery.

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For millions of people around the world, managing a metabolic disease can be emotionally challenging and complex. Metabolic issues are difficult to treat because they often require foundational behavioral changes combined with clinical interventions based on accurate medical data.

meta[bolic], a Dubai-based hybrid therapeutics company dedicated to managing chronic metabolic disease, aims to help people to better manage their metabolic health by partnering with ŌURA, the startup behind the Oura Ring — a smart wearable that delivers health data, and daily guidance into sleep, activity, readiness, and recovery.

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“Wearables have come a long way in just the past few years,” explained Ali Hashemi, co-founder and chief executive officer of meta[bolic]. “Oura Ring is a step above the wearables of yesterday in terms of data fidelity and quality, but also in terms of interface and useful insights delivered to users. We are eager to bring ŌURA’s continuous monitoring and daily engagement to our patients, unlocking new capabilities around preventive care, behavior change, and habits”.

The partnership between ŌURA and meta[bolic] aims to empower patients with robust support and continuous remote data monitoring. By consistently tracking patient progress and identifying behavior patterns, the initiative will become a first step in a more integrated approach to preventive care.

“At ŌURA, we envision a future where the model for preventative care is multi-faceted and unique to each individual,” added Tom Hale, Chief Executive Officer of ŌURA. “True innovation in healthcare is driven by providers who are implementing multidimensional care and using integrated technology to empower people to make changes to their daily behavior that improve health and well-being”.

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The  ŌURA and meta[bolic] partnership will also include a dedicated research program to explore the relationship between sleep, stress, and metabolic health. The resulting data will provide useful biomarkers to measure how engagement levels and sleep impact glucose improvement.

The results of the research are expected within 12 months and will act as a framework for approaching metabolic health in a more comprehensive way while generating valuable insights for the scientific community and members of the public.

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Hamad International Wins 2024 Skytrax World Airport Awards

The Qatar airport also won “World’s Best Airport Shopping” for the 2nd time, and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for the 10th year.

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Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar, has once again won the “World’s Best Airport” title at the Skytrax World Airport Awards. The award ceremony, held at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany, also saw Hamad clinch the accolade of “World’s Best Airport Shopping” for the 2nd time in a row and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for an impressive 10th consecutive year.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, who played a key role in the airport’s development over the past decade, said: “This is a remarkable achievement for Hamad International Airport, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of operational excellence, connecting passengers seamlessly from all around the world. It is a testament to the dedication of our team and partners, who have contributed to providing passengers with the finest travel experience”.

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Al-Meer emphasized the importance of understanding changing travel trends and the needs of modern air passengers: “At the heart of our growth strategy lies the passengers’ journey, their evolving needs, and our commitment to meeting and exceeding their expectations. We have introduced a diverse range of experiences at the airport, including Souq Al Matar, which brings Qatari hospitality and culture closer to travelers, “Orchard”, the ideal place for relaxation and rejuvenation between flights, and an array of high-end lounges”.

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Hamad International Airport saw a massive 31% surge in passenger traffic during 2023, with the transport hub now serving over 45 million passengers annually. The airport is now home to prestigious airlines, including Vistara, Iberia, Xiamen Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, and Japan Airlines, serving 250+ destinations for passenger and cargo flights.

The uptick in traffic is no doubt due to the completion of the first phase of an extensive expansion project. Hamad’s management intends to radically update the airport’s facilities over the coming years in a bid to create the “airport of the future”. The expansion features a unique and calming environment of lush greenery and several contemporary dining and shopping concepts among the already well-equipped leisure facilities.

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