Friday 26 December 2014

Bahrain's medical staff shortage puts 'lives at risk'

Understaffing at Bahrain's main hospital is putting the lives of pregnant women and their unborn children at risk, according to campaigners. They said doctors often work for more than 20 hours without breaks, warning it could


Europe urged to shift focus to bowel cancer tests

European governments should divert funds to routine bowel cancer tests from less effective breast and prostate screening programmes, scientists said on Saturday, presenting what they called "irrefutable" evidence that bowel screening s


World winning Aids battle says UN report

More people than ever are living with the Aids virus but this is largely due to better access to drugs that keep HIV patients alive and well for many years, the United Nations Aids programme (UNAids) said. In its annual report on the pande


Lives 'put at risk by lack of data'

Patients’ lives are being endangered by private hospitals and clinics, which fail to keep proper records, say emergency doctors. Many emergency patients are referred to Salmaniya Medical Complex without any diagnostic paperwork or medical

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