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Experts warn over rise in cataracts in GCC

Eye experts in Dubai have warned about the rising incidence of cataracts in the GCC’s young by ageing population, especially among the large diabetic community.   Cataracts are the leading cause of blindnes

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Diabetes focus for Saudi speaker tour

Saudi medical experts are meeting over a speaker tour across the kingdom, sharing the best practices in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diabetes. The tour featuring professional speakers, which recently took place in J

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Bahrain to slash medicine prices by half

Bahrain will slash prices of medicines used to treat diabetes, blood and heart diseases by 50 per cent by the middle of next month, said a top official. Prices will also be reduced for 1,800 categories of drugs in the first phase,

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FDA approves GSK's Tanzeum for diabetes

The US Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline's Tanzeum injection for treating adults with type 2 diabetes, in combination with diet and exercise. Tanzeum will carry a warning on its label that tumors of the thy

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Actos: Takeda, Eli Lilly told to pay $9bn damages

A US jury ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical to pay $6 billion in damages over claims that it concealed cancer risks associated with its Actos diabetes drug, the plaintiffs' lawyer said on Tuesday. The massive award was met with &q

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New Sanofi treatment approved for type 2 diabetes

A new treatment for adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus to achieve glycemic control is available in the UAE with the approval of Sanofi’s Lyxumia (lixisenatide). Lyxumia helps to achieve glycemic control in combination with

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TVM Capital in affiliation deal with Joslin

TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, the region's first private equity firm dedicated exclusively to the healthcare sector, has signed an affiliation with US-based Joslin Diabetes Center. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Joslin i

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The age of genomic medicine dawns, finally

When President Bill Clinton announced in 2000 that Craig Venter and Dr Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Research Institute had succeeded in mapping the human genome, he solemnly declared that the discovery would "revolutionise&q

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The age of genomic medicine dawns, finally

When President Bill Clinton announced in 2000 that Craig Venter and Dr Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Research Institute had succeeded in mapping the human genome, he solemnly declared that the discovery would "revolutionise&q

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Cut sugar intake drastically urges WHO

Adults should eat less than the equivalent of 6 teaspoons of sugar a day if they are to avoid health risks such as weight gain and tooth decay linked to sugary diets, the World Health Organisation said. Issuing draft guidelines ca

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