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UAE warning on travel to Madagascar

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has recently issued a warning to UAE nationals and residents about traveling to Madagascar, following the country’s report of an alarming increase of cases of pneumonia. The Mini

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UAE warning on travel to Madagascar

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has recently issued a warning to UAE nationals and residents about traveling to Madagascar, following the country’s report of an alarming increase of cases of pneumonia. The Mini

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Saudi crown prince assures cabinet on King's health

Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud offered assurances at a cabinet meeting on Monday about the health of King Abdullah, who was hospitalised last week, state news agency SPA said. Markets keep a close eye on the healt

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Saudi King Abdullah’s health condition stable

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz is suffering from pneumonia and temporarily needed help to breath through a tube on Friday but the procedure was successful and his condition was now stable, the royal court said. The

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Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised with pneumonia and is expected to recover because the illness was caught early, a spokesman said on Saturday. Ali, 72, was admitted to a hospital in an undisclosed location on Satur

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2 die from H1N1 in Oman

Two people have died from severe pneumonia due to H1N1 in Oman, said an official source at the Ministry of Health in a report. The ministry affirmed that it closely monitors the disease through the epidemic monitoring system, the

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New pneumonia cases hit 156m annually

An estimated 156 million new cases of pneumonia occur every year, 97 per cent of them in the world’s poorest countries, according to the World Lung Foundation’s Acute Respiratory Infections Atlas. About 74 per cent of

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Short antibiotic courses ‘safer’

Short courses of antibiotics appear just as effective as longer ones – and a great deal safer – in treating respiratory infections that might cause pneumonia in children on temporary breathing devices, said a report. A study by Johns Hopki

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US sees no problem with Pfizer, Sanofi vaccines

US health agencies "have not detected new safety concerns or unusual reporting patterns" in children given Pfizer or Sanofi Aventis vaccines to prevent meningitis and pneumonia, a Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman said. The FDA and

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Pfizer wins approval for pneumonia vaccine

US health officials have approved Pfizer's new version of a blockbuster vaccine that fights pneumonia, meningitis and other diseases caused by pneumococcus bacteria, a company spokeswoman said. Prevnar 13 was the most important experim

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