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Cattle disease in Bahrain ‘no threat to humans’

An outbreak of disease among Bahraini cattle that causes chronic weakness and skin lesions poses no threat to humans, officials have said. In a move to ease fears about the country's food supply, the Agriculture and Marine Res

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Measles vaccine thwarts other infectious diseases: study

The measles vaccine provides benefits beyond merely protecting against that highly contagious viral respiratory disease that remains a leading childhood killer in parts of the world, scientists said. By blocking the measles infect

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One-third Europeans ‘potentially expose to asbestos’

One third of the 900 million people living in European countries are potentially exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment, according to a new United National report. A high-level meeting on environment and health in Euro

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Parkinson's patient from Bahrain conquers Kilimanjaro

A Bahraini who suffers from Parkinson's disease has made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, for the second time in just over a year. Businessman Ahmed Jaffer, 59, climbed 5,895 metres to reach the summit of Mount

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DHA discusses early detection of respiratory disorders

Pulmonologists from the Dubai Health Authority-run Rashid Hospital have highlighted the importance of early diagnosis for effective management of respiratory disorders. The information was disseminated via DHA’s #smart_clini

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Awareness drive on rare disease

A Bahraini teenager is campaigning for greater awareness of a little-known but painful disease that causes the body to attack itself, a report said. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when a patient's immune s

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Meningitis jab made mandatory for Umrah pilgrims

Vaccination against meningitis and other infectious diseases has been made mandatory for Umrah pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia, according to a report. The health requirements issued by Saudi Arabia for Haj and Umrah pilgrims a

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Experts warn of diseases surge in Gulf region

Experts have warned of a ‘phenomenal’ rise in infectious diseases set to hit the Gulf over the next decade. Under-diagnosed native infections, such as the recent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV)

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Gates foundation sees big gains against disease, poverty

Worldwide child deaths will be halved over the next 15 years, polio, guinea worm and river blindness will be eradicated, and there will be a single-dose cure for malaria, said a letter released today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Saudi tackles Mers virus, still hunting source

Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which c

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