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400 oncology experts to take part in Jeddah symposium

More than 400 doctors and specialists in oncology globally and locally are set to take part in a breast cancer symposium in Saudi Arabia.   The 10th Middle East Best of San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, organi

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Bahrain to fly in specialist doctors

Bahrainis who need healthcare that is unavailable in the country will no longer be sent abroad for treatment starting next year. The move, which will see doctors and medical experts flown in to treat patients instead, is part of a

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Prescription limit advice to Bahraini doctors

Bahraini doctors have been advised against prescribing more than four medicines to one patient at the same time. The practice of prescribing four or more medications, known as ‘polypharmacy,’ could actually harm patients while incr

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Doctors ‘mindset change could reduce expenditure’

A change in the mindset of senior public health sector medics could reduce expenditure by 25 per cent, said a Health Ministry expert. Health Ministry senior adviser Mohammed Jassim, who heads the Patient First team at Salmaniya Medical Complex

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Training plan for new Bahraini medics to be launched

More than 150 newly graduated doctors could soon practise medicine following a government decision to open training for Bahraini medics. The training programme, which will start on October 1, will replace the existing system of gr

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Shortage of Bahraini doctors highlighted

A shortage of qualified Bahraini doctors to fill senior and specialised positions is forcing the Health Ministry to hire from abroad. This was revealed by the ministry’s hospital affairs assistant under-secretary Dr Waleed A

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Qatar medical meet bridges international, local players

The Qatar International Medical Congress (QIMC), which concluded today (May 29), bridged the gap between international researchers, experts and leading medical companies and Qatar’s leading entrepreneurs, docs and researchers in the field.

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India heat wave kills 1,100, doctors' leave cancelled

A heat wave in India has killed more than 1,100 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 degree Celsius, and doctors' leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick. May and June are India's hottest months, with

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Can UAE reach ambitious 2021 health goals?

The United Arab Emirates will need a steep increase of 50 per cent in the number of doctors from 2012 levels in order to meet its ambitious 2021 health targets, a report said. Expatriates will be a major contributor to this expand

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Bahrain’s doctors seeking better facilities

Doctors on duty at Bahrain's main public hospital claim they are being treated "worse than labourers" due to allegedly "filthy" conditions and bed shortages in the on-call rooms. They allege a ceiling even

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