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Ministry takes countermeasures to curb MERS infections in Taif

1413813028688736800.jpgThe Ministry of Health (MOH)  has taken a host of prompt and strong measures in a bid to curb the spread of MERS-CoV virus in the summer resort city of Taif. This was announced Monday by the ministry, which confirmed through the MOH Command & Control Center, headed by Acting Minister of Health Adel Fakeih that nine cases of the virus infection were found in Taif area over the last two weeks.

Parkinson's Drugs May Spur Compulsive Behaviors

A Parkinson's drug could cause behaviors such as compulsive gambling. Study estimated a 10 percent increased risk of impulsive gambling, shopping and hypersexuality Drugs commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease may raise the risk of so-called impulse control disorders, according to a new review. These disorders include compulsive gambling, compulsive shopping and/or hypersexuality.

Can Personality Type Predict Dementia?

It’s a puzzle. First, the available evidence linking our personality type to dementia suggests there is a relationship, but the actual mechanism is elusive. Secondly, there are other explanations that can muddy the waters and make it harder to join the dots.  In this Sharepost I’m outlining some of the research that points to personality type, particularly the influence of lifelong exposure to life stressors, as a risk factor for dementia. 

Immunization Campaign Launched Kingdom-wide

1407851880030109000.jpg The Ministry of Health launched an immunization campaign against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) throughout the Kingdom on Sunday in coordination with the Ministry of Education. MMR vaccines are being given to students in grade one. 

Two cups of coffee a day can harm fertility

A cup of coffeeA study has found that drinking too much coffee can radically reduce a man’s ability to father children Drinking too much coffee can radically reduce a man’s ability to father children, a study has found.

ADHD Drug Use By Young Adults Doubled...

ADHD Drug Use By Young Adults Doubled: Report

Report against Taif health workers denied

TAIF — A report that health workers at King Faisal Hospital in Taif are refusing to work in the isolation ward for patients suffering from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is untrue, said the Directorate of Health Affairs in Taif.

Vegetative Patients Show Glimmers of Consciousness

Illustration of nerve networks in the brain Scientists have uncovered hidden signatures in the brains of people in vegetative states that suggest they may have a glimmer of consciousness. Doctors normally consider these patients - who have severe brain injuries - to be unaware of the world around them although they appear awake.

GERD and Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies and GERD

Citizen Dies from Coronavirus

JEDDAH — THE Ministry of Health has announced that a new coronavirus case has been registered in Taif while another citizen died due to the virus during the past 48 hours.