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Prenatal blood tests detect cancer in some women

A new genetic test that sequences the blood of pregnant women for signs of diseases such as down syndrome in their fetuses are turning up unexpected results: a diagnosis of cancer in the mother. In as many as 40 cases, women who t

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WHO approves breakthrough 15-minute Ebola test

The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said. The test, developed by US firm Corgenix Med

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DHA conducts 1.7m medical fitness tests in 2014

More than 1.7 million medical fitness procedures were conducted by the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Medical Fitness Department, according to a top health official. Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, chief executive officer of Hospital S

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Life Length signs telomere test deal with FML

Life Length, a leader in telomere diagnostics and analysis, has signed a deal with the Freiburg Medical Laboratory Middle East (FML) in Dubai, UAE, to offer the telomere test to its patients. FML is a joint venture of the Universi

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Aramco-Sinopec 400,000-bpd refinery starts test runs

Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Co (Yasref) has started trial runs this month at its 400,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery, five industry sources familiar with the matter said.   Arab Light crude has been fed into

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Investcorp’s GLE acquires UK firm

Bahrain-based Investcorp, an alternative investment manager, has announced that GL Education Group (GLE), the UK's leading provider of formative assessments, has acquired The Test Factory. The Test Factory is an assessment tec

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Investcorp’s GLE acquires UK firm

Bahrain-based Investcorp, an alternative investment manager, has announced that GL Education Group (GLE), the UK's leading provider of formative assessments, has acquired The Test Factory. The Test Factory is an assessment tec

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Islamic State presents new test for Jordan

He had a good job and a loving family, but it wasn't enough for a 25-year old Jordanian who abandoned his life of privilege in Amman to join the Islamic State group that has seized swathes of neighbouring Iraq and Syria. Hands

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80pc hepatitis C patients ‘live symptom-free for years’

About 80 per cent of hepatitis C patients live symptom-free for years without knowing they are infected, according to experts.   To control the spread of hepatitis C in the UAE, experts have called for mass aware

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Haramain train test run to start in 6 months

The testing of the first line of the high-speed Haramain railway system in Saudi Arabia is set to start in six months, said a report.   It will take place on the line between Madinah and King Abdullah Economic Ci

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