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Local Zika outbreaks in US ‘likely’

The United States is likely to see outbreaks of the Zika virus, with perhaps dozens or scores of people affected, said Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Sunday. The Unit

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Alarm over surge in heart diseases in Gulf

Stress and unhealthy living are driving up levels of heart disease among the Gulf’s young Indian population, according to a visiting expert reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.   To r

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High-cholesterol diet 'does not increase risk of heart attack'

A relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or earing one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of incident coronary heart disease, according to a recent study.   The new study from the Uni

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Biomarker market to top $30bn in 2020

The global biomarkers market for diagnostic applications is set to reach about $30.6 billion in 2020 growing at CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) of 16 per cent from 2013 to 2020, a report said. Disease diagnostic remains the k

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​​Cardiovascular diseases treatment in focus at Dubai meet

The advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease will be the focus of a conference to take place in Dubai, UAE next month.   The fifth Annual Case Based Approach to Controversiers

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Drive to tackle heart disease in Bahrain launched

A social media campaign aimed at raising funds to tackle one of Bahrain’s biggest killers has been launched. The initiative, from Aster DM Healthcare, is encouraging people to take a picture of anything heart-shaped and post it on Facebo

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Medeor hosts free screening to combat heart diseases

Medeor 24x7 Hospital Abu Dhabi has organised free screenings for residents of the emirate to combat cardiovascular diseases, which is the number one killer in the UAE.   Accounting for one in four deaths in the U

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Survey to tackle deadly diseases in Bahrain

Health officials are hoping for some good news in Bahrain’s ongoing battle against heart disease, diabetes and cancer. These so-called non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death in the country, with cardiovascular disease i

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Infectious diseases focus of key Bahrain conference

Infectious disease and antibiotic misuse were at the forefront of discussions at a major new medical conference that opened in Amwaj Islands yesterday (September 2). More than 350 international, regional and national experts have gathered for

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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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