Medical News

Riyadh’s Cardiology Center Among World’s Best

Saudi-health-care-sector---King-Faisal-hospital.jpgThe number of cardiac transplant operations carried out by the Cardiology Center at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) has reached 207 so far, thus placing the center among the top global heart transplant centers, local media said quoting data released by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).

Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

But cytisine isn't widely available, study authors note The naturally occurring plant compound cytisine may be more effective than nicotine replacement therapy in helping smokers quit, a new study suggests.

Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar

Study finds the drug may be riskier than expected

Added sugar may be more harmful than added salt

Added salt in processed foods is frequently considered the main culprit responsible for high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. However, according to an analysis published by US researchers in "Open Heart", added sugar seems to play a greater role in a person's health.

1465 Fe/male Employees Covered by the MOH's e-Transfer Movement

Based on its approved exceptional internal e-transfer movement, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has issued a collective transfer resolution for 1465 fe/male employees.

Drugs that smooth away wrinkles could boost longevity

Scientists have discovered that genes linked to youthful looks and supple limbs also appear to affect longevityCollagen could help you live longer as well being vital to young looking skin, study finds Drugs such as collagen that smooth away wrinkles and put a spring in your step could also increase lifespan, research suggests.

Lung Disease- Risk Factor For Developing IBD?

Many patients report that it can be very hard to get an accurate diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  It can be months or, in the worst cases, years before an accurate diagnosis is made.  This is due in part to the fact that IBD symptoms can mimic many other conditions like stomach bugs, ulcers or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Minister of Health Launches 3rd Batch of Home Medicine Vehicles

HE the Minister of Health Dr. Muhammad bin Ali Alhayaza launched today Thursday the 3rd batch of the home medicine vehicles, which are dedicated for movement of the medical teams assigned to provide the home medical care to patients in their homes. The 3rd batch of 115 vehicles, it is noteworthy, was preceded by the 1st and 2nd batches of 80 and 179 vehicles respectively, thus bringing the total of such vehicles to 374. They are staffed by medical crews, each of which is comprised of a doctor, 2 nursing technicians, a physiotherapist and nutritionist. The number of visits conducted by these teams has so far reached approximately one million.

Ebola Serum Supply Reaches Liberia

Coloured transmission electron micro graph of a single Ebola virus, the cause of Ebola feverLiberia has begun treating Ebola patients with serum therapy - a treatment made from the blood of recovered survivors. Doctors hope the experimental treatment could help combat the virus that has been sweeping West Africa and killing thousands of people.

8 Exercises to Help Control Incontinence

Pelvic floor exercises can help control stress incontinence. These exercises can also strengthen muscles surrounding the pelvis, reduce prolapse, and even increase sexual sensation. As with any exercise routine, though, these exercises need to be done regularly to see results.