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Common Conditions that can Mimic Osteoarthritis

Not everything that hurts is arthritis.  Although it is easy to sweep aches and pains under the general “rug” of arthritis, there are common conditions that mimic arthritis.

Can 'Dental Tourism' Help You Save Money?

How far would you travel to see the dentist? More Americans are going abroad for dental work.

Government Aid to AIDS Society Extended for Six Months

JEDDAH — The Ministry of Social Affairs said on Sunday it would resume giving financial aid to the Jeddah AIDS Society for the next six months, reported Al-Watan.

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Offers Hope to Patients

CF therapyA "groundbreaking" cystic fibrosis therapy could profoundly improve patients' quality of life, say doctors. Patients often die before their 40s as mucus clogs and damages their lungs and leaves them prone to infection.

Can Medical Marijuana Treat Multiple Sclerosis?

If you live in a state where it's legal and your doctor OKs it, medical marijuana might be an option to help treat some of your MS symptoms.

Ministry issues new MERS alert as 12 more cases surface

file-17-1398184250248116200.jpgRIYADH: Twelve cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported from various parts of the Kingdom between May 10 and May 16. The incidence has triggered fresh alert against the virus because fewer cases were reported in the preceding weeks, the Health Ministry said.

US FDA considers expanding tests for drug residues in milk

092312_anhq_milk_640.jpgU.S. health regulators are reviewing current standards for assessing drug residues in milk sold to consumers, a move that could expand testing for veterinary drugs at a time of growing consumer concern over food safety, health officials say.

Citizen pays SR250,000 for the release of body from Jeddah hospital

file-17-Saudi-health-care---ambulance-ready-.jpgJEDDAH: A Saudi citizen has paid SR250,000 for the release of a body of a Sudanese woman who died at a private hospital in Jeddah, local media said.  The local media claimed that the body has been held at the hospital for the last two months as her daughter failed to pay SR250,000 in medical bills that covered her treatment, but the dead patient body was finally released on Friday and buried at Al-Asad graveyard in Jeddah. 

Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of AFib

Image result for Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of AFibWomen who go through menopause at a relatively young age may have a slightly lower risk of developing a common heart rhythm disturbance, new research suggests.

Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness?

In study, people showed more muted responses to photos after taking pill best known as Tylenol