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Bahrain health officials warn about organ trade mafias

Health officials have issued a stark warning about the dangers of medical tourism as growing numbers of Bahrainis look abroad for kidney transplants. Since 1997, when the Health Ministry opened its Yusuf Khalil Almoayyed Nephrolog

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Chronic dehydration ‘can lead to kidney stones’

Chronic dehydration can affect renal function and increase the risk of kidney stones, as Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, according to an expert. In the UAE, the fast this year is up to 15 hours and during the i

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TCA Abu Dhabi set for New York's kidney health awareness run

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) will be participating in the 11th UAE Healthy Kidney 10K run in New York City’s famous Central Park on May 30 to promote education and awareness of kidney health and kidney

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TCA Abu Dhabi set for New York's kidney health awareness run

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) will be participating in the 11th UAE Healthy Kidney 10K run in New York City’s famous Central Park on May 30 to promote education and awareness of kidney health and kidney

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Novartis offers new kidney transplant protocol

Novartis, a world leader and innovator in developing treatments for nephrology and neurology diseases, has announced a new kidney transplantation protocol that aims to lengthen the life expectancy of a transplanted kidney. The new

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DaVita to open 80 dialysis centres in Saudi

DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners that provides kidney care services, has won a tender to treat half of the 10,000 dialysis patients currently under the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health’s care.   Under the

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Kidney centre achieves transplant century

The Kidney Transplant Centre in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Health Services Seha, has achieved a milestone by successfully conducting 100 kidney transplants.  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City completed t

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Saudi king assigns $107m for kidney patients

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the custodian of the two holy mosques, has allocated SR400 million ($106.6 million) to support kidney patients in the kingdom, said a report. The King Abdullah International Foundation for Human

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Top UAE doctor urges national donor register

A leading Abu Dhabi-based doctor has called for a national register of organ donors in the UAE to improve the quality of lives of patients currently undergoing medical intervention for failed kidneys. A database of volunteer parti

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Lab-made rat kidneys raise hopes for humans

  Scientists have discovered yet another way to make a kidney - at least for a rat - that does everything a natural one does, researchers reported on Sunday, a step toward savings thousands of lives and making organ donations obs

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