• Local nurses to be trained in renal diseases

    Added On : 13th April 2017

    RIYADH: Hundreds of local nurses will be trained to treat renal patients at the first Integrated Renal Care Center (IRCC), which was inaugurated on Tuesday by Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah in Riyadh.

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  • Zika birth defects found in 1 in 10 infected US pregnant women

    Added On : 13th April 2017

    An estimated one in 10 pregnant women with confirmed Zika infections had a fetus or baby with virus-related birth defects, U.S. researchers saidAn estimated one in 10 pregnant women with confirmed Zika infections had a fetus or baby with virus-related birth defects, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. The Vital Signs report, released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the first to analyze a group of U.S. women with a confirmed case of Zika during pregnancy.

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  • 2030 eHealth and Beyond Conference begins

    Added On : 12th April 2017

    The ehealth and Beyond Conference was opened on Monday by Dr. Suliman Mohamed Al-Malik, CEO, Medical Services Department (MSD), Ministry of Defense. Under the patronage, of the Deputy Crown Prince HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud,  Saudi and International leaders gathered medical best practices to bring incorporating technology and processes in the Kingdom that is in-line with Vision 2030.

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  • New Prostate Screening Guidelines Stress Choice

    Added On : 12th April 2017

    Image result for New Prostate Screening Guidelines Stress ChoiceMen aged 55 to 69 should discuss PSA blood screen with their doctor, expert panel recommends

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  • King Saud University, Health Ministry sign MoU on cooperation

    Added On : 11th April 2017

    King Saud University (KSU) and the Health Ministry have agreed to exchange experiences in the fields of training, research and development, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

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  • Ketamine depression treatment 'should be rolled out'

    Added On : 11th April 2017

    Image result for Ketamine depression treatment 'should be rolled out'Doctors trialling the use of ketamine to treat depression are calling for the treatment to be rolled out.

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  • Demography, consumer awareness spur demand for healthcare in Kingdom

    Added On : 10th April 2017

    RIYADH — The international community agrees on the high importance of the healthcare sector that plays a prominent role in ensuring citizens’ right to a healthy life through providing high standard and professional health services. The health sector is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world, with projected spending to reach around $ 8.7 trillion in 2020, according to Deloitte’s report.

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  • Study links parental smoking with increased risk of childhood cancer

    Added On : 10th April 2017

    Researchers found a possible link between parental smoking and an increased risk of a common type of childhood cancer.The dangers that secondhand smoke pose to growing children and unborn babies is well documented, but now researchers are adding another frightening health risk to the list — genetic changes associated with a common type of childhood cancer.

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  • Prince Miteb briefed on progress in osteoporosis research work

    Added On : 9th April 2017

    RIYADH: National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah lauded the achievements of the Prince Miteb Chair for Biomarkers Research on Osteoporosis (PMCO) at King Saud University (KSU).

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  • Stem Cell Therapy for Autism Shows Promise

    Added On : 9th April 2017

    Image result for Stem Cell Therapy for Autism Shows PromiseA stem cell treatment for autism shows promise, according to a new study, but the investigators and other experts emphasize that the therapy is still in the early stages and much more research is needed.

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