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Safety fears over anti-clotting drug in Bahrain

Fears have been raised over the safety of an anti-clotting drug used to treat stroke sufferers in Bahrain. Researchers at UK-based medical journal The BMJ believe that the administration of alteplase three to four hours after a pe

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Stroke a top cause of disability among adults, deaths to double

Stroke is increasingly becoming a major health issues in the Middle East and North Africa region, with projections that deaths from it will nearly double by 2030, according to experts. It is the top cause of disability among adult

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DHA launches stroke awareness campaign

The Dubai Health Authority discussed ways of stroke prevention during its smart clinic, with the launch of a stroke awareness campaign. Dr Suhail Al Rukn,  stroke  and neurology consultant and head of stroke unit at Rash

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UAE reassures on president's health

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued a reassuring message on Sunday about the health of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahayan after he had surgery following a stroke, state media reported. "The crown prince of Abu Dh

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Dubai hospital sees 600 stroke patients

More than 600 patients have been admitted with a stroke at Rashid Hospital, a healthcare unit under the Dubai Health Authority network, since its establishment in early 2012, said a top official. Dr Suhail Al Rukn, stroke and neur

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Experts discuss key stroke issues

A major conference which aims to discuss prevention and the latest treatment methods of strokes opened in Dubai today. Dr Ahmad Kalban, CEO of Primary Health Sector at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated the two-day secon

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Focus on awareness of stroke symptoms

Lack of awareness of stroke symptoms is one of the leading causes of death and adult disability in the UAE, said a senior surgeon. Dr Mohammed Baguneid, chief of vascular surgery at the Abu Dhabi-based Mafraq Hospital called for the pub

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Walking linked to fewer strokes in women

Women who walk at least three hours every week are less likely to suffer a stroke than women who walk less or not at all, according to research from Spain that looked at thousands of people. While the current study, which appeared

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Home blood pressure monitors 'show mixed results'

  Home blood pressure monitors may be useful to some older adults who have suffered a stroke, but little help to others, according to a UK study.   Past studies have found that home monitoring may a

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Sugary drinks linked to higher stroke risk

  Women who imbibe sugary soft drinks almost every day are 83 percent more likely to have a certain type of stroke than women who rarely drink sodas and other sweetened beverages, according to a Japanese study.  

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