A Jeddah hospital where the eight-year-old son of a prominent businessman died during an operation on Nov. 15 last year will reopen soon, according to sources.
The Dr. Erfan and Bagedo Hospital was closed by the Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah two months ago. The reopening comes after the Administrative Court in Jeddah ordered that the hospital should be allowed to operate.Read More
The FDA has approved the Zecuity (sumatriptan) skin patch system for adults who have migraines with or without aura. The single-use, battery-powered patch offers relief of migraine-related nausea as well as migraine headaches.
Of the 16 million U.S. adults with migraines, 8 million have migraine-related nausea and typically avoid use of oral medications.
"In addition to severe headache pain, migraine patients [come in] with other significant symptoms, which commonly include migraine-related nausea," says Lawrence C. Newman, MD, director of the Headache Institute at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, in a news release from the manufacturer, NuPathe Inc.Read More
When most of us think of the "brittle bone disease" known as osteoporosis, we picture a frail older woman with a broken hip or stooped shoulders. But you can't tell if someone has osteoporosis just by looking at them. Doctors need to review your personal and family history, your habits, as well as a bone density test to find your personal risk.Read More
Hospital Demands SR780,000 for Discharge of Newborn Baby
MAKKAH A private hospital in Makkah is demanding parents pay SR780,000 before it will release their baby who was born premature to their care, a local newspaper reported.Read More
Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time.
The famous "molecule of life", which carries our genetic code, is more familiar to us as a double helix.
But researchers tell the journal Nature Chemistry that the "quadruple helix" is also present in our cells, and in ways that might possibly relate to cancer.
They suggest that control of the structures could provide novel ways to fight the disease.Read More
As Hospital Reopens, Dr. Erfan Says He will Relinguish the Post of CEO
The Directorate of Health Affairs in Makkah has said that Dr. Erfan and Bagedo Hospital is to be 60 percent blamed for the death of Salah Al-Deen, an eight-year-old boy who died during a surgery due to a technical flaw in the anesthesia equipment supply, as it was old and had not been tested before the procedure.Read More
Men 'Last' 2.4 Times Longer With Anesthetic Spray on PenisRead More
Regular use of aspirin can almost triple the chance of developing a condition that causes more older people in Britain to lose their sight than any other, researchers are warning.
Scientists have found those who take aspirin on a regular basis are much more likely to develop 'wet' age-related macular degeneration ('wet AMD') than those who do not.
The disease, in which one's central vision becomes progressively more blurred, affects a quarter of a million mainly elderly people in Britain.
Now scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that aspirin - taken by millions to ward off heart attacks, strokes and cancer - appears to greatly increase the chance of developing wet AMD, which is irreversible.Read More
Despite a network of public hospitals in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced in a statement that it has spent SR 1.8 billion on treatment of patients in private hospitals. It did not, however, offer a clear time frame of when that money was spent."The amount includes expenses for treatment in private hospitals both in the Kingdom as well as abroad in addition to payment toward organ transplant," Khalid Al-Mirghalani, an MoH spokesman, told Arab News yesterday. Read More
Health Ministry Disburses SR1.8 Billion for Treatment in Private Hospitals and Abroad
Riyadh: Official spokesman of the Ministry of Health Dr. Khaled Marghalani has said total amounts disbursed by the Ministry of Health until the end of the year 1433 AH on treatment of various medical conditions in private hospitals and abroad as well as organ donation reached an amount of SR 1,800,000,000.Read More