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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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Saudi hospital implements patient safety project

Saudi-based King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre said it has selected healthcare IT companies Health Matrix and Datix for its optimizing patient safety project. The duo will help the 1110-bed multi-facility, multi

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Repeated surgery may extend life of tumor patients

People who undergo repeated surgeries to remove glioblastomas — the most aggressive and deadliest type of brain tumors — may survive longer than those who have a one-time operation, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.

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GE, Microsoft set up healthcare JV

GE said it has joined hands with Microsoft to create a new venture aimed at helping healthcare professionals use real-time, system-wide intelligence to improve quality and the patient experience. The JV firm will develop and market an

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