Saturday 10 October 2015

New drug to replace painkillers for sickle cell patients

Bahrain will play a key role in helping research a new drug to replace painkillers in the treatment of sickle cell anaemia, it has emerged. The year-long research programme is set to be launched on Wednesday (September 9) by Arabian Gulf Unive


Sickle cell deaths in Bahrain reach 12 this year

A 30-year-old Bahraini yesterday became the 12th sickle cell patient to die since the start of this year, a report said. Campaigners claimed it was because of a new Health Ministry rule for doctors to wait a minimum of eight hours


Bahrain sees 700pc rise in use of painkillers

There has been a staggering increase of up to 700 per cent in the use of prescription painkillers in some areas of Bahrain since the beginning of 2011, a report said. This coincides with an outbreak of anti-government protests, wh

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