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  • Weight-related deaths can affect non-obese too

    Added On : 13th June 2017

    More than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to excess weightYou don't have to be diagnosed as obese to be at risk of dying from illnesses related to excess weight, a global study suggests.

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  • Makkah residents to be trained to deal with heart attacks

    Added On : 8th June 2017

    Image result for Makkah residents to be trained to deal with heart attacksPrince Khaled Al-Faisal, Makkah governor and adviser to King Salman, on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah in Jeddah to implement “Makkah, the City of Safe Heart,” an initiative to teach citizens outside the health sector to administer emergency care for people suffering a heart attack.

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  • Health Ministry urges hypertension patients to reduce salt intake during Ramadan

    Added On : 6th June 2017

    RIYADH: The Health Ministry on Monday advised patients with hypertension (high blood pressure) to reduce consumption of salt and fried foods during Ramadan. The announcement is part of the ministry’s annual health-and-safety awareness program conducted during the holy month.

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  • Promising Results for Drug for Psoriatic Arthritis

    Added On : 1st June 2017

    Image result for TaltzPsoriatic arthritis causes painful joint swelling, but new medication Taltz might help

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  • New map tracks germs' travels around hospitals

    Added On : 31st May 2017

    The study gives researchers foundational information that could improve the understanding of hospital-acquired infections.In the first study of its kind, researchers have conducted a yearlong survey of the bacteria in a newly constructed hospital, starting two months before the facility opened and continuing over the next 10 months.

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  • Fitness trackers 'poor at measuring calories burned'

    Added On : 29th May 2017

    woman looking at fitness tracker on her wristMost fitness trackers are good at measuring heart rate but poor at measuring calories burned, a study suggests.

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  • Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

    Added On : 28th May 2017

    Mice in spaceHealthy baby mice have been born using freeze-dried sperm stored in the near-weightless environment of space.

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  • Al-Jouf Cardiac Center Reduces Referral to 60% outside the Region

    Added On : 27th May 2017

    Image result for MOH LOGO​In the first three months of its inauguration, the Cardiac Center in Al-Jouf has succeeded in reducing the number of cases referred outside the region into 60%. During the same period, the center conducted a number of 79 cardiac catheterizations, including 48 diagnostic ones, in addition to a number of 31 stent replacement or angioplasty procedures (i.e. common surgical procedures to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart), and all of which have been crowned with success, May Allah be praised.

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  • Saudi consumers use health apps, wearables to manage their health

    Added On : 23rd May 2017

    Image result for health apps, wearables to manage their healthRIYADH – Many consumers in Saudi Arabia are turning to mobile apps and wearables to manage their health, according to the results of a survey by Accenture, a leading global professional services company.

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  • Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules

    Added On : 23rd May 2017

    New standardised packaging for cigarettes and tobaccoNew rules have come into force which mean cigarettes and tobacco must be sold in plain green packets and carry graphic health warnings.

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