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200 Sufferers Visit Hospitals

JEDDAH  — At least 200 people suffering from asthma and other respiratory illnesses have visited public hospitals in Jeddah Sunday following a dust storm that swept across the city.

Office Workers 'Too Sedentary'

Office workersOffice workers need to get off their backsides and move around more, according to a new campaign. On Your Feet Britain says sitting for long periods at work is linked to a host of health problems, which are not undone by working out in the gym.

Could Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?

Study suggests class of meds upset healthy balance of bacteria in the gut

Interrupting sitting time may improve health in type 2 diabetes

Man sitting on couch.jpgPeople with Type 2 diabetes could trim down and improve their metabolic health by replacing long periods of sitting with periodic standing, taking the stairs or even just changing the television station manually, a new study suggests. 

Maternal vitamin intake determines food preferences of offspring

Image result for Maternal vitamin intake determines food preferences of offspringUsing a rat model, researchers from the University of Toronto (Canada) studied how maternal vitamin intake impacts brain development and dietary behaviour of its offspring. The main results were presented in "Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism".

CPR-Assistance System Approved by FDA

A system to assist first responders performing CPR on people in cardiac arrest has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It said the system may improve cardiac arrest patients' chances of survival.

MoH launches emergency health plan in the south

Ministry-highlights-media-role-in-kidney-campaign.jpgDue to the ongoing “Operation Decisive Storm,” the Health Ministry has unveiled a comprehensive emergency health plan in the southern part of the Kingdom near the Yemen border. The new plan was initiated following a proposal made by Health Minister Ahmed Al-Khateeb , who is currently visiting the Asir, Jazan, Najran, Wadi Dawasir and Abha regions.

Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reduce Asthma Flare-Ups?

Image result for Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reduce Asthma Flare-Ups?Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests.

KSA Needs 44,000 Doctors

1427381843696261200.jpgSaudi Arabia needs 44,000 citizen doctors, according to the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS). The SCHS said that in terms of the country’s strategic health plan, the aim is to have one Saudi doctor for every 500 people, a nurse for every 250 people, and one technician for every 400 individuals.

Europe's first non-beating heart transplant

Heart in a boxSurgeons in Cambridgeshire have performed the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart. Donor hearts are usually from people who are brain-stem dead, but whose hearts are still beating.