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India doctors' leave cancelled as heat wave kills 1,100

A heat wave in India has killed more than 1,100 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit), and doctors' leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick. May and June are India's

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More nurses quit top Bahraini hospital

Another 14 nurses have quit their jobs at a private hospital in Bahrain after they allegedly went more than three months without being paid. They are among more than 200 employees at the International Hospital of Bahrain (IHB), on

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Alert over medical services at Bahrain airport

Emergency medical services at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) could be dangerously overstretched, said an airport official, adding that there is only one doctor and one nurse to cover the entire airport at any one time. Speaki

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Alert over medical services at Bahrain airport

Emergency medical services at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) could be dangerously overstretched, said an airport official, adding that there is only one doctor and one nurse to cover the entire airport at any one time. Speaki

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Qatari doctor gets 7 years jail in UAE

A Qatari physician received a seven-year jail sentence from a court in the UAE on Monday for supporting an illegal Islamist group, the UAE state news agency Wam said. UAE authorities detained Mahmoud Al-Jaidah at Dubai airport on

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Probes into errors alarm medics

Bahrain's doctors are operating in a climate of fear that could lead to more cases of medical negligence, it has been claimed. Two doctors were suspended last month in connection with the death of Bahraini Fatima Ali Hussain,

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Promoter cleared in Michael Jackson's death

A Los Angeles jury cleared concert promoter AEG Live of liability on Wednesday in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Michael Jackson, in a trial that offered a glimpse into the private life and final days of the so-called King o

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Missed diagnoses common in the doctor's office

Missed or wrong diagnoses are common in primary care and may put some patients at risk of serious complications, according to a US study. Mistakes in surgery and medication prescribing have been at the center of patient safety eff

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E-visits to doctor 'as good as in-person ones'

  "E-visits" to the doctor? According to a US study, they may be just as effective as in-person office visits for uncomplicated ailments such as sinus infections and urinary tract infections - and much cheaper.

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Egypt doctor acquitted in virginity test case

A military court acquitted an army doctor on Sunday charged with carrying out a forced virginity test on a female detainee during protests last year, said a court source. Activist Samira Ibrahim, who defied taboos to raise her case, said s

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