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NYUAD, Abu Dhabi DOH sign research pact

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has signed an agreement with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DOH) to enable researchers to better understand the risk factors for common diseases among Emiratis. The two organizati

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WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) is today releasing its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).   The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide, and contains around 55 000 u

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Gulf Air backs Dreams Society with children’s initiative

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air recently partnered with Dreams Society, a non-profit organisation established in 2011 with a mission to fulfil the dreams of children affected with terminal illnesses and debilitating diseases, .

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Aging, higher incomes to drive Mena health market

A growing and aging population, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, higher healthcare spending, and a rising number of high-income households region are the growth drivers for the healthcare sector in Mena, said an industry expert.

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Aging, diseases to push global health bill to $8.7trn

An aging population and associated chronic disease, innovative clinical advancements, and rising technology and labour costs could drive global healthcare costs to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020, up from $7 trillion in 2015, a report said.

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Global experts discuss viral diseases in Doha

Medical and public health experts from all over the world are currently attending a major workshop in Doha on serious viral diseases affecting the Middle East and North Africa, such as Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and Mers.   The End

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Bahrain slashes medicine prices by 60pc

Prices of more than 1,000 medicines will be slashed by up to 60 per cent in Bahrain starting Thursday, as part of a GCC decision to unify cost of medication. The list includes medicines used to treat diabetes, hypertension, gastro

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UK plans world's first go-ahead for '3-parent' babies

Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial "three-parent" fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.

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Bahrain health centres to offer new drugs

Health centres in Bahrain including the Salmaniya Medical Complex will soon provide residents with 1,400 types of drugs to counter a range of diseases, said a top official. At least 200 new medicines will also be available, Health

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Pharma firms vow help to fight 10 diseases

The world's major pharmaceutical companies joined forces with governments and leading global health organisations on Monday to donate drugs and scientific know-how to help control or wipe out  10 neglected tropical diseases by 2020.

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