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New childbirth hope over blood diseases in Bahrain

Bahraini women are getting pregnant knowing their children might be born with serious hereditary illnesses because of religious fatwas that permit them to have an abortion, an expert has claimed.   Some do that i

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Anorexic girls also have autistic traits: study

Scientists studying girls with the eating disorder anorexia have found they show a mild echo of the characteristics of autism - a finding which could point to new ways of helping anorexics overcome their illness. A study by the le

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Jobs quits as Apple CEO, shares down 2pc

Shares in Apple were marked lower by investors on Thursday as the company faced a future without its founder and visionary Steve Jobs at the helm. Jobs resigned as CEO on Wednesday and passed the reins to his right-hand man Tim Cook, sayin

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WHO warns of chronic diseases enormity

Chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease and diabetes have reached global epidemic proportions and now cause more deaths than all other diseases combined, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. In its first worldwide re

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Dubai ruler denies illness

The ruler of Dubai said on Sunday rumours that he had been ill were part of a 'psychological war' against the Gulf emirate. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, sai

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Need for financial awareness highlighted

UAE residents need better awareness on life insurance and critical illness cover, says a research conducted by protection, savings and investments provider Friends Provident International (FPI). The research paper has highlighted UAE resid

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Checklist to identify severe illness in infants

Medical experts have compiled a checklist of seven signs that mothers and healthcare workers can use to identify severe illnesses in newborn infants requiring urgent treatment in hospital. Around 4 million babies around the world die each

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