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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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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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Effective health system for the ageing urged

Unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people, a report said. As people a

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‘Ageing well’ must be a global priority

Unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people, a report said. As people a

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Patients urged to avoid fasting during Ramadan

People suffering from hereditary blood disease are being urged not to fast during Ramadan due concerns that it could be lethal.   The Bahrain Society for Sickle Cell Anaemia Patient Care is warning that dehydrati

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New tests may give cancer patients 'quicker treatment'

A new way of evaluating tumors may soon help cancer patients identify the underlying genetic link to their disease - and the best possible treatment - all in a single test.   Researchers are set to begin clinical

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New drive to tackle heart disease in UAE

A new health initiative has been launched in the UAE to help tackle cardiovascular disease, the world’s biggest single killer which has accounted for a quarter of deaths in the Emirates in 2012.   The &lsqu

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1,500 screened in Bahrain for 'silent killer' diseases

A three-month programme designed to tackle so-called "silent killer" diseases has successfully screened 1,500 people in Bahrain.   The campaign, led by Royal Bahrain Hospital's Medex Medical Centre,

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Focus on cardiovascular diseases in Mena region

The current scenario of cardiovascular diseases prevalent in the Mena region were discussed at a convention in Colombo recently.   The second version of Tabuk Cardiovascular Convention (2nd TCC), which was organi

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