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New drug hope for sickle cell patients

Sickle cell sufferers have been urged to make the switch to a life-changing drug that could drastically reduce complications. More than 40 per cent of sufferers being cared for at the Genetic Blood Disease Centre in Salmaniya Medical Complex (

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New health plan as patients increase in Bahrain

Bahrain's rapidly growing population is posing a major challenge for health authorities. According to official statistics, Bahrain’s population reached 1,253,191 in 2013, with expatriates making up 50.94 per cent of the population, s

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DHA’s 24-hour centres receive over 313,000 patients

The Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) 24-hour health centres have received more than 313,000 patients until October this year, according to a top DHA official.   The two centres - Nad Al Hamar and Al Barsha serv

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New hope for women sickle cell patients in Bahrain

Two women-only waiting areas for female sickle cell patients will be established in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department of Bahrain’s main hospital. The order was given yesterday by Health Minister Faeqa Al Saleh, just two day

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Bahraini expo to support cancer patients

A Bahraini woman who is fighting breast cancer has put together an exhibition to support terminally ill children. Letters of Hope is made up of 42 pieces done by Diana Al Shaikh, and it will stay up at Moda Mall until Saturday (October 31), sa

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Most recent Mers patients in Saudi are health workers

A majority of patients those who have recently contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in Saudi Arabia were health workers, according to a report.   The World Health Organization (W

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Music boosts recovery from surgery, reduces pain

Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces patients' pain, eases anxiety and lessens the need for painkillers, British scientists said on Thursday. After reviewing evidence from around 7,000 patients, the scie

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Bahrain health centres log 3.2m patient visits

The number of visits made by patients who report to Bahrain’s health centres for treatment has averaged 3.2 million annually, a top ministry official said. “Every person living in Bahrain reports to his respective heal

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Gulf Care widens US network for GCC patients

Gulf Care International, a provider of global patient services, has expanded its network of world-class healthcare partners from the Midwest to the West Coast of the US. It is part of a major development that will broaden the heal

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Life Length signs telomere test deal with FML

Life Length, a leader in telomere diagnostics and analysis, has signed a deal with the Freiburg Medical Laboratory Middle East (FML) in Dubai, UAE, to offer the telomere test to its patients. FML is a joint venture of the Universi

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