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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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Experts warn of diseases surge in Gulf region

Experts have warned of a ‘phenomenal’ rise in infectious diseases set to hit the Gulf over the next decade. Under-diagnosed native infections, such as the recent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV)

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Gates foundation sees big gains against disease, poverty

Worldwide child deaths will be halved over the next 15 years, polio, guinea worm and river blindness will be eradicated, and there will be a single-dose cure for malaria, said a letter released today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Saudi tackles Mers virus, still hunting source

Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which c

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Saudi tackles Mers virus, still hunting source

Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which c

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Effective health system for the ageing urged

Unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people, a report said. As people a

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‘Ageing well’ must be a global priority

Unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people, a report said. As people a

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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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