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Bahrains’ sickle cell toll reaches 32

Bahrain registered its 32nd sickle cell death yesterday (August 15) - hours after health officials issued orders to treat patients suffering from the disease as 'high priority'. Bahraini Hassan Faisal Hamer, 28, died at S

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New hope for sickle cell patients in Bahrain

New measures have been introduced to treat sickle cell sufferers in Bahrain, including scrapping a protocol that forces patients to wait eight hours before being administered morphine and dedicating a ward for women. They are bein

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Sickle cell deaths warning issued in Bahrain

Campaigners are warning that Bahrain could record its highest sickle cell death toll this year, with an average of more than six patients dying every month since January.   Two Bahraini patients - Wajeeha Al Jamr

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Terror cell 11 jailed over arms cache in Bahrain

Eleven members of a terrorist cell who stashed machine guns and bullets in a secret underground warehouse have been jailed for 15 years.   The cache included five AK-47s, five 9mm handguns, five silencers and 3,4

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Bahrain PM vows best sickle cell care

The Premier yesterday pledged continuous efforts to provide the best health care and treatment for sickle cell patients.   He said the government will spare no effort to bring in medical experts to alleviate the

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Activists call to fast-track sick cell treatment

Activists are demanding health officials fast-track life-saving treatment of sickle cell patients after a fifth death this year was registered in Bahrain. Bahraini Mohammed Hassan Makki was admitted to Salmaniya Medical Complex (S

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Sickle cell 'fake medicine' probe

An investigation has been launched into claims that counterfeit medicine has been given to patients with sickle cell anaemia being treated at Bahrain's main hospital. Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi yesterday ordered the prob

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Cord blood donation highlighted

The Dubai Cord Blood and Research Centre is advocating the importance of public donation of cord blood stem cells to help form a substantial registry of stem cells for the UAE. Fatma Al Hashimi, head of Education and Development U

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Terror plot discovered in Bahrain; 8 held

  Bahrain authorities last night said they had foiled a major terror plot to destabilise the kingdom and eight Bahrainis have been arrested as part of a terror cell.   The cell had links to Iran, Ir

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UAE cell linked to Al Qaeda: Dubai police chief

  A suspected militant cell detained in the United Arab Emirates had links to Al Qaeda, Dubai's police chief has said, including the Yemen-based wing that is widely regarded as one of the its most effective affiliates.

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