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Cancer is 3rd leading cause of death in UAE

Cancer is the third leading cause of death in the UAE after cardiovascular diseases and accident and is the reason behind around 500 deaths annually, according to the country’s Ministry of Health statistics for 2014. Burjeel

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New study plan for cancer-hit students in Bahrain

Thirty-two students battling cancer have signed up for a new programme that allows them to continue their academic studies while receiving treatment for the life-threatening disease in Bahrain. The scheme, initiated by the Educati

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New study plan for cancer-hit students in Bahrain

Thirty-two students battling cancer have signed up for a new programme that allows them to continue their academic studies while receiving treatment for the life-threatening disease in Bahrain. The scheme, initiated by the Educati

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Biological bad luck blamed in two-thirds of cancer cases

Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who found that two-thirds of cancer incidence of various types can be blamed on random mutations and not heredity or risky habits lik

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Easy Taxi raises funds for breast cancer awareness

Global taxi e-hailing service Easy Taxi has raised about SR10,450 ($2,781) for the Zahra Breast Cancer Association, as part of the ‘Protect Yourself By Yourself’ campaign which concluded recently. The service offered t

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Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year: WHO

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO

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Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year: WHO

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO

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American Hospital Dubai gets radioiodine therapy license

The American Hospital Dubai has become the first private hospital in the UAE to be licensed to provide radioiodine therapy to thyroid cancer patients, following a one-year project dedicated to building a new radiation therapy patient facility, d

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VPS Healthcare wins Guinness record title

VPS Healthcare, an integrated healthcare solution provider with a network of hospitals and chain of clinics, has won a Guinness World Records title for the largest simultaneous self-examination for breast cancer. As many as 971 wo

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Breast cancer in young women on the rise in UAE

The steady increase in breast cancer cases among younger women in the UAE is presenting a new challenge in the fight against what has become the most common malignancy in females in the country, according to an expert. The UAE is

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