• 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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  • Celiac disease symptoms more likely to resolve in children

    Added On : 30th May 2017

    Kindergarten children eating lunchIn response to a strict gluten-free diet, celiac disease symptoms are more likely to go away in children than in adults, researchers say.

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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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  • Could a Century-Old Drug Ease Autism Symptoms?

    Added On : 27th May 2017

    Image result for Century-Old Drug Ease Autism SymptomsSmall study produced positive results with the sleeping sickness medication suramin, but more research needed

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  • Abha medical city to be in full function by 2021: Emir

    Added On : 26th May 2017

    ABHA — The 1,350-bed King Faisal Medical City in Abha will be fully operational by 2021, said Asir Emir Prince Faisal Bin Khalid following a meeting with health officials. “By 2018, the hospital will have 500 beds,” he said while speaking to reporters.

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  • Alzheimer's deaths jump 54 percent in US

    Added On : 26th May 2017

    U.S. deaths from Alzheimer’s disease rose by more than 50 percent from 1999 to 2014.U.S. deaths from Alzheimer’s disease rose by more than 50 percent from 1999 to 2014, with researchers predicting the rates will continue to rise along with the nation’s aging population and increasing life expectancy.  

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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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