Monday 27 April 2015
 
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Parkinson's patient from Bahrain conquers Kilimanjaro

A Bahraini who suffers from Parkinson's disease has made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, for the second time in just over a year. Businessman Ahmed Jaffer, 59, climbed 5,895 metres to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest point in Africa

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Dewa teams up with ministry for carbon initiative

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance and support the Carbon Ambassadors Programme. The programme was launched by Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon) rec

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Bahrain declared free of listeria infection

Bahrain has been declared free of Blue Bell ice creams infected with harmful listeria monocytogenes, a report said. “Food control inspectors have made sure such infected products are not available in the Bahraini market,” the Health Ministry was quoted as saying by th

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Dewa, BMW plan to boost environmental sustainability

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) discussed joint co-operation and programmes that can boost sustainability and increase the level of environmental awareness with the BMW Group at the recently concluded Wetex 2015 in Dubai, UAE. The meeting also focused on supporting D

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Zulekha Hospitals win ‘Dubai Quality Award’

Zulekha Hospitals has won the Dubai Quality Award from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the 21st Business Excellence Awards Ceremony recently. An initiative by the Dubai Department of Economic Development,

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World's first malaria vaccine moves closer to use in Africa

The world's first malaria vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline, could be approved by international regulators for use in Africa from October after final trial data showed it offered partial protection for up to four years. The shot, called RTS,S and designed for children in Afric

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Exercise 'not key to obesity fight'

Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say. In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international experts said it was time to "bust the myth"

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Strong winds, rising sand alert in Bahrain

A weather warning advising the public to take care in case of gale force winds was issued by Bahrain’s Meteorological Directorate yesterday (April 23). Strong winds and rising sand are forecast for early today, with visibility expected to drop to less than 1,000 metres, sai

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DHA discusses early detection of respiratory disorders

Pulmonologists from the Dubai Health Authority-run Rashid Hospital have highlighted the importance of early diagnosis for effective management of respiratory disorders. The information was disseminated via DHA’s #smart_clinic to more than 69,000 followers of the DHA page (D

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Old Manama suq clean-up drive launched

A drive to clean up the Old Manama Suq in Bahrain was launched yesterday (April 22) after the area was branded dangerous and a fire hazard. The campaign, spearheaded by the Capital Trustees Board, is aimed at tidying up Manama's historic trading heartland amid fears that the

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