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5pc Mideast patients suffer from thyroid disease

About five per cent of patients in the Middle East suffer from thyroid disease, according to rough estimates revealed at the 10th Annual Middle East Otolaryngology Conference & Exhibition last year. The thyroid is a butterfly-

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Simple intravenous fluid 'could save Ebola patients'

Simple intravenous fluid drips could save the lives of many West African Ebola patients, but are being neglected because of a perception that there is no effective treatment for the disease, specialist doctors said on Friday. &quo

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DHCC patients visit hit 600,000 in June

Patient visits to Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) crossed 600,000 in June and is expected to reach 1.2 million by the end of the year, up from a million last year, according to a recent report. DHCC’s first operating review, up

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New hope for sickle cell patients in Bahrain

New measures have been introduced to treat sickle cell sufferers in Bahrain, including scrapping a protocol that forces patients to wait eight hours before being administered morphine and dedicating a ward for women. They are bein

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Bahrain hospital witnesses surge in stomach complaints

Bahrain's main hospital has witnessed a surge in patients suffering from stomach complaints after gorging themselves following Ramadan fasting.   Salmaniya Medical Comple

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Patients urged to avoid fasting during Ramadan

People suffering from hereditary blood disease are being urged not to fast during Ramadan due concerns that it could be lethal.   The Bahrain Society for Sickle Cell Anaemia Patient Care is warning that dehydrati

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New tests may give cancer patients 'quicker treatment'

A new way of evaluating tumors may soon help cancer patients identify the underlying genetic link to their disease - and the best possible treatment - all in a single test.   Researchers are set to begin clinical

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DaVita to open 80 dialysis centres in Saudi

DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners that provides kidney care services, has won a tender to treat half of the 10,000 dialysis patients currently under the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health’s care.   Under the

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Activists call to fast-track sick cell treatment

Activists are demanding health officials fast-track life-saving treatment of sickle cell patients after a fifth death this year was registered in Bahrain. Bahraini Mohammed Hassan Makki was admitted to Salmaniya Medical Complex (S

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Zebra to unveil patient ID printing solution

Zebra Technologies, a leader in marking and printing technologies, will launch a new patient ID integrated printing solution for the region’s healthcare sector. The solution, to be unveiled at the Arab Health 2014 in Dubai,

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