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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

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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

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American Hospital Dubai gets radioiodine therapy license

The American Hospital Dubai has become the first private hospital in the UAE to be licensed to provide radioiodine therapy to thyroid cancer patients, following a one-year project dedicated to building a new radiation therapy patient facility, d

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VPS Healthcare wins Guinness record title

VPS Healthcare, an integrated healthcare solution provider with a network of hospitals and chain of clinics, has won a Guinness World Records title for the largest simultaneous self-examination for breast cancer. As many as 971 wo

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Breast cancer in young women on the rise in UAE

The steady increase in breast cancer cases among younger women in the UAE is presenting a new challenge in the fight against what has become the most common malignancy in females in the country, according to an expert. The UAE is

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Think Pink drive to help fight cancer in Bahrain

A series of activities is being held this month (October) to raise awareness in Bahrain about breast cancer and encourage women to get regular checks. Think Pink Bahrain hopes to raise BD50,000 ($131,829) in the next few weeks tha

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VPS Healthcare in breast cancer awareness drive

VPS Healthcare, an integrated healthcare provider with a chain of hospitals and network of clinics, has invited women in UAE to take part in a Guinness World Records attempt for the ‘Largest Simultaneous Self-Examination for Breast cancer&

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Hikma opens oncology plant in Jordan

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a multinational group, recently opened its chemical plant for oncology active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) specialised in producing effective raw materials for cancer medications. The plant was inaugurat

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Work to start on $81m cancer centre in Bahrain

Work on a BD31 million ($81.7 million) cancer care unit, the first of its kind in the region, will start this week at the King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) in Muharraq. The state-of-the-art National Oncology Centre is expected

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Work to start on $81m cancer centre in Bahrain

Work on a BD31 million ($81.7 million) cancer care unit, the first of its kind in the region, will start this week at the King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) in Muharraq. The state-of-the-art National Oncology Centre is expected

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