• 'Heart attack risk' for common painkillers

    Added On : 13th May 2017

    Image result for 'Heart attack risk' for common painkillersA fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of common anti-inflammatory painkillers - such as ibuprofen - and heart attacks.

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  • Robot completes delicate eye surgery in first

    Added On : 11th May 2017

    air009/ShutterstockIn a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye , greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina . Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the affected eye.

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  • MOH Publishes Awareness Infographic about Importance of Handwashing

    Added On : 10th May 2017

    Image result for MOH LOGOThe Ministry of Health (MOH) has reiterated the importance of handwashing and working to rationalize the use of antibiotics, as well as commitment to hand sanitizing to prevent 50% of infection acquired cases in facilities.

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  • Thin People Not More Prone to Alzheimer's

    Added On : 10th May 2017

    Image result for Thin People Not More Prone to Alzheimer'sGene-based research suggests that, instead, early stage disease might cause weight loss

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  • Knee 'Crackle' Might Mean Arthritis is Coming

    Added On : 7th May 2017

    Image result for Knee 'Crackle' Might Mean Arthritis is ComingIt could mean arthritis is coming

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  • Premature lambs kept alive in 'plastic bag' womb

    Added On : 6th May 2017

    graphic of lamb in the biobagScientists have been able to keep premature lambs alive for weeks using an artificial womb that looks like a plastic bag.

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  • Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline

    Added On : 5th May 2017

    Image result for Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's DeclineIf beta-amyloid plaques are present in the brain, process is even faster, study finds

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  • Successful Diagnosis and Treatment of Rare Case at Maternity and Children Hospital in Najran

    Added On : 4th May 2017

    Image result for MOH LOGOThanks to Allah, the Maternity and Children Hospital in Najran has successfully managed to handle a case of a lady in her third decade of life with vaginal bleeding for two days, given that she had given four previous births. She had undergone pregnancy test, which showed positive result and high level of pregnancy hormone in blood, and the abdominal CT scan also showed intrauterine pregnancy and a mass in the left side of the uterus. The transvaginal ultrasound revealed the existence of an intrauterine pregnancy bag, as well as extrauterine or ectopic pregnancy in the left fallopian tube, with blood pooling in the pelvis, and the case had been diagnosed of a joint pregnancy (inside and outside the uterus, with internal bleeding. Immediately, a diagnostic operation was performed on the abdomen, the left fallopian tube was removed, the bleeding was controlled, the abdomen was closed and the uterus was emptied.  Besides, the case was monitored until she has been discharged from the hospital, may Allah be praised.
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  • Non-O blood group 'linked to higher heart attack risk'

    Added On : 4th May 2017

    A woman having chest painPeople with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research suggests.

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  • MOH Completes Demographic and Health Survey across All Health Sectors in Asir at Rate of 100%

    Added On : 3rd May 2017

    Image result for MOH LOGOThe Ministry of Health (MOH) has completed its Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) across all health sectors in Asir region at a rate of 100%. The survey was conducted by 60 teams, who visited 3,154 households and families representing the targeted number of the DHS in the region.

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