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France curbs blood transfusions over Zika virus

Travellers coming back from any outbreak zones of the Zika virus will need to wait at least 28 days before giving blood to avoid any risk of transmission, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said. Zika, which is rapidly spread

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Brazil confirms Zika infection from blood transfusion

Brazilian health authorities confirmed on Thursday a case of transmission of Zika through a transfusion of blood from a donor who had been infected with the mosquito-borne virus that is spreading rapidly through the Americas. The

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Leukemia drug gets conditional European approval

European health regulators on Friday conditionally approved Amgen's rare blood cancer drug, Blincyto, which is one of the world's most expensive cancer treatments.   The US Food and Drug Administration in

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DHA encourages people to donate blood

The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) twitter clinic known as #smart_clinic encouraged people to donate ahead of World Blood Donor Day which falls on the June 14. This year WHO is observing a theme for the day titled ‘Tha

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Arjaan by Rotana Dubai organises blood donation drive

Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai, a leading five-star hotel in the UAE emirate, recently organised a blood donation drive. The initiative, in collaboration with Latifa Hospital, was a first for the hotel and invitations were extended to colleagu

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Jumeirah Messilah Resort sponsors blood donation drive

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, an idyllic resort in Kuwait, has sponsored a blood donation campaign called “Every Blood Donor is a Hero”. The campaign was organised by the Pharaoh Bikers in collaboration with the K

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Ebola cure may be in survivors' blood

A group of scientists including three Nobel laureates in medicine has proposed that US health officials chart a new path to developing Ebola drugs and vaccines by harnessing antibodies produced by survivors of the deadly outbreak.   &n

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Blood washing away lines in Middle East's sand

Last week British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond said the struggle against Islamic State was “effectively Iraq’s last chance as nation state.” That somber assessment followed his visit to Iraq a few days earli

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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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Pope John Paul's blood stolen from church

Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Dozens of police with sniffer dogs scoured the remote

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