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Rheumatoid awareness campaign launched in Kuwait

Kuwait Red Crescent has launched a nationwide awareness campaign against rheumatoid in collaboration with the Patients’ Helping Fund Association. The ‘Together Against Rheumatoid’ campaign aims at spreading the k

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WB backs tropical diseases project in Africa with $121m

The World Bank Group has approved a $121 million credit and grant to support the Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Project in Africa, according to a report. It aims to increase access to community-level health services

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Flynas adopts new measures to tackle spread of diseases

Flynas, a leading low-cost airline of Saudi Arabia, has set new standards in-flight safety by adding Virus Guard disinfectant wet wipes and sprays to its in-flight hygiene in a move to protect passengers from viruses such as MERS, Birdflu.

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Cattle disease in Bahrain ‘no threat to humans’

An outbreak of disease among Bahraini cattle that causes chronic weakness and skin lesions poses no threat to humans, officials have said. In a move to ease fears about the country's food supply, the Agriculture and Marine Res

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Measles vaccine thwarts other infectious diseases: study

The measles vaccine provides benefits beyond merely protecting against that highly contagious viral respiratory disease that remains a leading childhood killer in parts of the world, scientists said. By blocking the measles infect

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One-third Europeans ‘potentially expose to asbestos’

One third of the 900 million people living in European countries are potentially exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment, according to a new United National report. A high-level meeting on environment and health in Euro

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Parkinson's patient from Bahrain conquers Kilimanjaro

A Bahraini who suffers from Parkinson's disease has made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, for the second time in just over a year. Businessman Ahmed Jaffer, 59, climbed 5,895 metres to reach the summit of Mount

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DHA discusses early detection of respiratory disorders

Pulmonologists from the Dubai Health Authority-run Rashid Hospital have highlighted the importance of early diagnosis for effective management of respiratory disorders. The information was disseminated via DHA’s #smart_clini

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Awareness drive on rare disease

A Bahraini teenager is campaigning for greater awareness of a little-known but painful disease that causes the body to attack itself, a report said. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when a patient's immune s

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Meningitis jab made mandatory for Umrah pilgrims

Vaccination against meningitis and other infectious diseases has been made mandatory for Umrah pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia, according to a report. The health requirements issued by Saudi Arabia for Haj and Umrah pilgrims a

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