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Swine Flu Status In Egypt During Eid

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The Ministry of Health reported eight swine flu related deaths during the Eid El-Adha break, which began Thursday, raising the death toll in Egypt to 21.

Even though the ratio of death to infection is less than 1 percent, the increasing rate is worrying. On Thursday, the ministry announced the death of a 28-year-old […]

Growth Prediction UAE Healthcare Sector

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The UAE’s healthcare market is predicted to grow at an annual rate of more than 13 percent to 2012, according to new research.

A new report by research house RNCOS said the growth would be driven by various factors such as rapidly increasing population, rising prevalence of lifestyle diseases, such as obesity, diabetes and […]

Saudi Heavy Flooding has reached 106

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A Saudi official says the death toll from the unusually heavy rains that hit western Saudi Arabia has reached 106.

The official said that rescue teams were looking for possible survivors from the downpours that caused heavy flooding in the coastal city of Jeddah, the main entry point for the millions of Muslims performing […]

H1N1 Virus Report During Haj

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The Saudi health minister said yesterday five people died from the H1N1 flu virus during the Haj, which as the largest annual gathering of people in the world is considered by health experts as an ideal incubator for the virus.

Speaking on the final day of the pilgrimage, Abdullah Al Rabe’ei said authorities recorded […]

Pilgrim dies from H1N1 Virus

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Saudi Arabia said on Saturday a pilgrim had died of the H1N1 flu virus on the third day of the massive Muslim haj which experts fear could trigger new waves of the pandemic. The victim was a 70-year-old man from Pakistan, the Health Ministry said in a statement on the official news agency.

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UAE Ministry of Health Employees Firing

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Two employees of the UAE Ministry of Health have been fired for forgery and breach of trust, a senior official has confirmed. One employee, who was not named by the ministry, was dismissed after being found guilty by “legal authorities” of copying official documents.

The other, who was also not named, was working in […]

Lower Test Cost In Qatar For Cancer Diagnosis

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Cancer Diagnosis and treatment monitoring is set to become at least 17 times cheaper, faster and accurate in Qatar, according to a report.

The Peninsula daily reported on Saturday that cheaper services would be possible in the country with the introduction of a new critical leukaemia checkup at Hamad Medical Corporations (HMC).

The test […]

Hospital’s Diabetes Programme Extended

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Al Ain Hospital is continuing with its diabetes awareness campaign launched during November in support of World Diabetes Day with Diabetes: Education and Prevention as its theme. Based on the latest information provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UAE ranked second in the world with the highest prevalence of diabetes — about […]

Daman Gets Tough on Healthcare Fraudsters

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Daman, the UAE’s largest insurer, has toughened up its policy on fraudulent claims and has so far recovered more than $1.6m from clinics, it was reported on Thursday.

“We have zero tolerance for this,” said the company’s chairman, Khaled al Qubaisi, in comments published by UAE daily The National. He told the paper anyone […]

Discrimination Can Trigger Depression Among Obese

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Obesity not only has serious consequences for an individual’s physical health, it also significantly impacts on their emotional and mental wellbeing.

A forum held in Dubai on Monday focused on how ridicule and discrimination within society can lead to depression and low self esteem for those who are excessively overweight.

Recent research findings into […]