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‘Mental health suffers most in major nuclear accidents’

People caught up in a nuclear disaster are more likely to suffer severe psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder rather than any harm from radiation, scientists said on Friday. Factors such as

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Bahrain health officials warn about organ trade mafias

Health officials have issued a stark warning about the dangers of medical tourism as growing numbers of Bahrainis look abroad for kidney transplants. Since 1997, when the Health Ministry opened its Yusuf Khalil Almoayyed Nephrolog

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Health insurance approved for visitors to Saudi

A visitor health insurance system for those wishing to obtain medical insurance during their visit to Saudi Arabia has been approved by the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance, according to a report. It will cover treatment co

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NMC Health to invest in Saudi, Qatar for Gulf expansion

NMC Health, the London-listed and UAE-based healthcare provider, plans to invest in Saudi Arabia and Qatar part of the $325 million which it has available for acquisitions, a senior company official said on Tuesday. The company se

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Workforce, finances remain low for mental health

Nearly one in 10 people worldwide have a mental health disorder, but only one per cent of the global health workforce is working in mental health, according to a report report. The World Health Organization’s ‘Mental H

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Italian JV wins $1bn Turkey healthcare project

Italian construction group Astaldi said its joint venture with Turkish firm Türkeler has won a major contract to build and operate a new one-million-sq-m hospital complex in Ankara, Turkey, said a report. The $980-million con

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DHA links insurance scheme to visa issuance, renewal

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has linked the health insurance scheme to visa issuance and renewal  to ensure that all employers and sponsors comply with their responsibilities. The authority has partnered with the General

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Top firms to take part in medical devices expo in Qatar

More than 100 local and international companies will take part in the inaugural edition of the Qatar International Medical Devices and Healthcare Exhibition and Conferences (QMED) in Doha. It will run from December 2 to 4 at the n

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Medeor 24x7 Hospital launches health majlis in Dubai

Dubai-based Medeor 24x7 Hospital has launched a Ramadan health majlis to keep a watch on health while fasting. The Medeor Ramadan Health Majlis aims to enhance the healthy living habits of people, said a statement.

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Fitness First opens 31st club in UAE

Fitness First Middle East (FFME), a leading health and fitness club chain and a franchise owned and operated under license by the Landmark Group in the Mena region, has opened its 31st club in the United Arab Emirates. The new pla

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