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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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Saudi mostly Mers free in Ramadan

Saudi Arabia reported only 10 confirmed new cases of a deadly respiratory disease during Ramadan, and subsequent Eid Al-Fitr holiday, after fears that an influx of pilgrims over the period might spread the infection more widely. N

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1000 workers in UAE to get free medical check-up

Around 1000 workers in UAE are expected to benefit from the health campaign launched by Dulsco and Groupon. To ensure workers take appropriate health measures, especially during summer, Dulsco and Groupon have joined forces to set up a

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Top UN human development rank for Bahrain

Bahrain has been ranked in the top 25 per cent of countries around the world in a United Nations (UN) report documenting health, education and income.   The country was place

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Wellness programs 'will yield healthy returns'

Investment in corporate wellness programmes is one of the most effective ways to improve business performance, a research report has said. The results of the study conducted by Meed has revealed that companies could see as much as 300 p

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