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Weight issues ‘a major concern among Mideast women’

Overweight issues has proved to be a high concern among Middle Eastern women due to an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, according to a recent report. The statistics released by Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall, retail

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Medical errors in focus at Bahrain forum

Health experts will gather in Bahrain tomorrow (September 16) to develop a scheme that will prevent medical errors and malpractice. The conference, called Second Arab Gulf Forum for Medical Administration - Medical Errors, will be

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New Bahrain health plan on overseas treatment

Bahraini patients could soon be spared the pain of travelling abroad for medical treatment. Under a new health plan, they would be provided all the therapeutic care they need at home, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN)

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Haj health training in Bahrain to fight viruses

Health workers in Bahrain are getting specialist training on how to tackle potentially fatal illnesses among haj pilgrims. The Bahraini Haj Medical Committee is being equipped with more than 500 types of medicines to protect an es

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New committee targets Bahrain’s health sector

A new committee to support free consultations to private sector health clinics has been formed by the Bahrain Small and Medium Enterprises Development Society. The ‘Private Clinics and Health Centers Development Committee&rs

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Bahrain tightens controls on prescription drugs

Health authorities have tightened controls on the sale of prescription drugs at Bahrain's main hospital. The new measures come after scores of patients have been caught taking drugs at higher dosages than prescribed to them or medic

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Employers step up workers’ wellness investment

Seventy-eight percent of the world’s employers are strongly committed to creating a workplace culture of health, to boost individual engagement and organisational performance, according to a new study. The new survey of empl

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DHA twitter clinic provides Haj health tips

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a live twitter clinic to discuss health aspects to be considered before, during and after the Haj pilgrimage. The two-hour live DHA clinic known as the “#smart_clinic” on DHA’s twi

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GCC health ministers set to review contingency plans

An emergency meeting of GCC health ministers will be held next week to assess member states’ contingency plans in the wake of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Scheduled to be held in Riyadh next on August 20, the me

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Daman issues policy for Dubai’s mandatory health plan

UAE’s National Health Insurance Company – Daman has issued the first health insurance policy under the Dubai mandatory health scheme. The policy with Ginco General Contracting, a prominent regional contracting firm, wi

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