It's never too late to start reaping the benefits of a heart-healthy diet.Read More
Cardiovascular diseases and their deadly impact in the Kingdom and the rest of the Middle East were the major topics discussed at the recently concluded 1st Tabuk Pharmaceuticals Cardiovascular Convention in Casablanca, Morocco.
Cardiovascular diseases remain the No. 1 cause of death worldwide. It is estimated that by 2030, 25 million people will die from cardiovascular diseases, with 80 percent of deaths taking place in low-to-middle income countries like those in the Middle East and North Africa region.Read More
New Asthma Drug can Cut Hospital Admissions by Half: Study
A new treatment for asthma can cut emergency hospital visits by half by suppressing inflammation in the lungs, a study has found.
The drug for people with severe asthma may allow patients to reduce their dependence on traditional steroid inhalers, experts said.
The research conducted by a team at Leicester University, the largest of its kind in severe asthma, found the treatment could reduce severe asthma attacks, A&E visits and admissions to hospital by 50 per cent compared with a dummy drug.It could be a new treatment for around one third of asthma patients with a particular form of the disease. Read More
Allergy symptoms have you feeling less like Wonder Woman and more like Ugly Betty? These beauty tips from top Hollywood makeup artists will help.Read More
RIYADH: The Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, signed here today contracts for health projects in various regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at a total cost of more than SR 4 billion.Read More
Viral infections in newborns "cripple" part of the immune system and increase the risk of asthma later in life, US researchers studying mice have said.
They showed infections by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) stripped immune cells of their ability to calm down inflammation in the lung's airways.
They say their findings, published in the journal Nature Medicine, will help develop ways of preventing asthma.
The charity Asthma UK said the study had "really exciting" potential.When something irritates the airways of a patient with asthma, the airways become tightened, inflamed and produce too much sticky mucus. All of this can make breathing difficult. Read More
Judge wants Hospital Staff Punished for Burning Newborn's Toes
TABUK A judge has asked the authorities to catch those responsible for burning the toes of his newborn baby boy.
Sheikh Ali Bin Muhammad Al-Sawee, who works at a Tabuk court, said his wife gave birth at the Maternity and Children's Hospital in Tabuk.He said the baby remained in intensive care for 12 days because two days after the birth his left foot was covered with gauze. Read More