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10 Natural Depression Treatments

Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You're not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior -- your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments.

Call for 'radical action' on drug-resistant malaria

Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study. "Radical action" is needed to prevent further spread of malaria parasites resistant to key drugs, say scientists.

Rejected by relatives, 400 stay in Taif mental hospital

TAIF — Spokesman for Health Affairs Siraj Al-Hemaidan said there are 400 mental patients in the city’s mental hospital whose families have refused to accept them.

Maintaining a Healthy Diet With COPD

Healthy eating is critically important when you have COPD. Not only can it improve your health overall, but it will also give you more energy to get through your daily activities. Unfortunately, when you have COPD, maintaining healthy nutrition can be challenging.

For children with autism, brain inflexibility may explain behavior

640_Autism.jpgNew research has found that the brains of children with autism are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task and this inflexibility is correlated with behaviors characteristic of the disorder.

Acting Minister of Health: A Notable Decrease in Corona Incidence Rates

His Excellency the Acting Minister of Health, Eng. Adel bin Muhammad Faqih, has confirmed that the Ministry of Health (MOH) has been cautiously dealing with the current decrease in Coronavirus rates in the Kingdom; as he pointed out that there is a notable decline in Corona incidence rates during the past days.

Expat doc dies after a 105-day battle with coronavirus

JEDDAH – Female doctor Hajir Muhammad Muhammad Ali passed away last week in Jeddah leaving behind her husband and children to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr alone. She died of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) after battling the deadly coronavirus for 105 days.

FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat: CDC Head

Tougher measures to control antibiotic resistance need to be taken in the coming years, to avoid the possibility of it becoming the "next pandemic," the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Surgeons restore expat’s severed hand and arm

1406221988005477700.jpgSurgeons at the Ministry of Health here recently saved an expatriate carpenter’s right hand and left arm that were severely damaged by a motorized sawing machine at his company’s workshop.