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Antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' alert in Gulf hospitals

Clones of a dangerous 'superbug' that can be passed from patient to patient have reportedly been found in hospitals in the GCC, including Bahrain. Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia yesterday reveale

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Alert as strong winds shroud Bahrain in dust

A weather warning remained in place for Bahrain yesterday (April 13) as heavy winds lashed the country and shrouded it in a dust haze. With just days to go before the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, visibility was poor at Bahrain Int

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New alarm over 'unhealthy' food in Bahrain

People are being warned against buying food advertised on social media or sold on the street by unlicensed retailers in Bahrain. The alert was issued by Health Ministry public health and primary healthcare assistant under-secretar

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Cyber leaks alert over sharing passwords

A new study has shown that 20 per cent of government employees share their passwords, risking leaks of ‘sensitive’ and ‘confidential’ information. They could risk state security as they become easy targets

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‘Regional tensions could threaten public health’

Regional tensions and upheavals could threaten public health, Bahrain’s Premier said yesterday (February 24). He urged the international medical community to sound alarm bells and warn against potential epidemics and infecti

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Alert over fake Saudi currency in Bahrain

Money exchange firms in Bahrain have stepped up vigilance amid unconfirmed reports of fake Saudi currency circulating in the market. Representatives of three companies in Bahrain, asked not to be identified, said they were aware o

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Obesity rates spark alert in Bahrain

Bahraini men are some of the fattest in the world, according to a new book. The Economist's Pocket World in Figures 2015 puts Bahrain fourth in the world for portly men, with 31 per cent of the adult male population reportedly

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Rare dolphin species spotted on Bahraini waters

A warning has gone out to fishermen to be 'extra cautious' following sightings of a rare species of dolphin in Bahraini waters. The Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) said a special team that checks water quality and m

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Alert over surge in diabetes rate in Bahrain

Bahrain has one of the highest rates of diabetes prevalence in the world, said its Health Ministry. According to new figures released by the ministry yesterday (August 17), 15.4 per cent of Bahrainis aged over 20 suffer from diabetes, s

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US ratchets up Ebola response, officials on high alert

The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told lawmakers on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation centre at the highest response level to fight the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Dr Tho

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