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$2.6m food and drugs lab opens in Bahrain

A new laboratory dedicated to inspecting food, medicine and cosmetics - the first of its kind in Bahrain - was officially opened in Hidd Industrial Area yesterday (November 6). The BD1 million ($2.6 million) Inspection Food and Dr

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Alba unveils ‘Family Health Insurance’ for employees

Aluminium Bahrain’s (Alba) management and Alba Labour Union have launched a new Family Health Insurance package for its employees. With effect from January 1 next year, the new package will be optional for the employees who

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Dubai firms comply with health insurance law

The first phase of the Dubai’s health insurance law, where all employers will more than 1,000 employees on their sponsorship much has health insurance in place, is set to close by the end of this month. Essa Al Maidoor, dire

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Free-market system set for healthcare in Bahrain

A free-market system for healthcare is set to be introduced in Bahrain, under a new law governing health insurance. If approved, the law will establish a national health insurance fund that will take responsibility for money manag

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DHA implements Smart physiotherapy programme

The UAE has become the first country to apply Microsoft motion-sensing technology to healthcare with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) using it to implement smart physiotherapy. The project, known as the Personal Therapist (PeThe), all

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‘Ebola challenge is biggest since Aids’

The deadly spread of Ebola in West Africa is something unseen since the outbreak of Aids, said Thomas Frieden, director of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. “I would say that in the 30 years I've been wo

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Sultan in good health, says Oman

Sultan in good health, says Oman after medical tests Oman's Sultan Qaboos, in Germany since July for medical tests, is in good health, state media quoted the royal court as saying last night. A statement by the

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Facebook plots first steps into healthcare

Facebook already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health. On the heels of fellow Silicon Valley technology companies Apple and Google, Facebook

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Facebook plots first steps into healthcare

Facebook already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health. On the heels of fellow Silicon Valley technology companies Apple and Google, Facebook

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Oman Air staff receive free health assessment

Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate, provided free medical assessments to more than 100 of its employees in Muscat as part of the airline’s drive to improve health awareness throughout the company. Organised by the Med

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