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Most chickens sold in UK 'have traces of food bug'

Almost three-quarters of fresh chickens sold by British retailers were found to have traces of a potentially fatal food-poisoning bug, a food watchdog warned on Thursday and said major grocers were not doing enough to tackle the problem. Tackling the campylobacter bug, the most c

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GCC plan to fight Ebola includes tests for expats

The GCC states are planning to approve a strategy to combat the Ebola virus, which would include tests for all expatriate workers, said the director general of the GCC’s health ministers’ council. The council would discuss an array of topics and propose an agenda for

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First gene therapy drug sets record $1.4m price

The Western world's first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a 1.1 million euro ($1.4 million) price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease. The sky-high cost of Glybera, from Dutch biotech firm UniQure and its unlisted Italian marketing

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Bahrain’s Tubli Bay 'will be a swamp by 2020'

Tubli Bay in Bahrain will become little more than a fetid swamp within the next five years if illegal land reclamation continues unabated. This was the stark warning issued by Manama Municipal Council yesterday (November 26) in its last ever meeting before it is disbanded, said a

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Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year: WHO

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer

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Ebola ban not lifted in Bahrain for Nigerians

Bahrain has not lifted a ban on Nigerians travelling here, despite the country being declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO), it has emerged. Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi earlier this month gave clearance for Nigerians to travel freely after the visit of WH

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Bahrain’s main hospital outpatient capacity increased

Bahrain’s main hospital has increased the outpatient capacity of its Accident and Emergency department by 400 per cent. The BD31,000 ($81,757) expansion at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) was officially opened yesterday (November 25) by Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi and

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UAE health alert as diabetes sufferers increase

UAE was ranked 15th worldwide for diabetes occurrence in a 2013 study conducted by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), with 18.98 per cent of the UAE population living with diabetes. More importantly, Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly rampant across the UAE and is start

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ABCR, MediClinic offer free diabetic check ups

Al Bustan Centre and Residence (ABCR), a Dubai based hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in Dubai, is offering free health checks for diabetics, in cooperation with MediClinic Middle East, at the property for the hotel staff, guests and mall visitors. The activity, whi

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Consumer behaviour ‘critical for green economy’

Consumer behaviour in the consumption of energy will be pivotal in building a greener economy for Dubai, said experts at a recent environmental meeting in the Emirate. More than 120 delegates participated in the third Green Leadership Series held by the Dubai Green Economy Partne

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