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Zuckerberg pledges $3bn to fight disease

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to "cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children's lifetime." Speaking through t

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Pharma and tech join to fight disease

The line between pharmaceuticals and technology is blurring as companies join forces to tackle chronic diseases using high-tech devices that combine biology, software and hardware. GlaxoSmithKline and Google parent Alphabet are th

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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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