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Prenatal blood tests detect cancer in some women

A new genetic test that sequences the blood of pregnant women for signs of diseases such as down syndrome in their fetuses are turning up unexpected results: a diagnosis of cancer in the mother. In as many as 40 cases, women who took Sequenom's MaterniT21 test, which scans th

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Post-it maker unveils greener paper-sourcing policy

St Paul-based 3M Co, one of the world's largest manufacturers and the maker of Post-it notes, will take new steps to ensure that its suppliers of paper, pulp and packaging provide materials that come from sustainably logged timber. The new paper-sourcing policy, aimed at prev

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Gym fans warned over early onset of back, knee problems

Gym enthusiasts are being warned by medical experts about the dangers of early onset of spine and knee problems. Lifting heavy weights and taking part in high impact sports is behind an increasing number of lower back pain and knee injuries in Bahrain, they claim, said a report i

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WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake

A new guideline from the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10 per cent of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5 per cent or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additi

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3M unveils 'green' paper sourcing policy

St. Paul-based 3M Co, one of the world's largest manufacturers and the maker of Post-it notes, will take new steps to ensure that its suppliers of paper, pulp and packaging provide materials that come from sustainably logged timber. The new paper-sourcing policy, aimed at pre

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Boehringer unveils inhibitor treatment for type 2 diabetes

Boehringer Ingelheim, a leading pharmaceutical company, has unveiled the new DDP-4 inhibitor treatment for those with type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of diabetes often leading to chronic complications like cardiovascular, kidney and liver disease. It was unveiled a

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Moorfields appoints new director of education and research

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, one of the region’s leading specialist eye care providers, has appointed associate professor Vinod Gauba, FRCOphth (UK), PAMEd (UK), MBBS (Hons, UK), as director of Education and Research for the Middle East region. Dr Gauba, consultant ophtha

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IFAD, UAE plan joint work on poverty reduction

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of the UAE have signed a Declaration of Intent to work together on sustainable growth and poverty reduction in rural communities in developing countries. The declaration was signed by Mohamed Béa

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February record as third hottest in Bahrain

Last month has gone on record as the third hottest February in Bahrain since 1902. The average temperature of the month was 19.8C, which is 1.9C above the long-term normal for February, said the Meteorological Directorate at the Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry.

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Juvora approved for dental crowns and bridges

Juvora Dental Disc has been approved for dental laboratories and dentists to create precise, custom-fit crowns and bridges. The extended CE approval permits its use in the European market for anterior and posterior crowns as well as posterior and three-unit bridges, said a statem

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