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
The Bionic Man: Victim of Jet-ski Accident Becomes First Person in UK to be Fitted with Pioneering Limb
When Chris Taylor lost his hand in a jet-ski accident four years ago, he thought his career as a self-employed engineer was over.
But he can now climb ladders, grip a length of rope and even do complex wiring, after he was fitted with a new generation of bionic hand.
He is the first person in the UK to have a 'Michaelangelo Hand' - a unique prosthetic that has electronic fingers and thumb.
This means Mr Taylor he is able to move the five digits using the muscles in his right arm.Read More
Al-Rabeeah: Chronic Diseases are a Drag on Arab Economies
Arab countries are spending between 40 and 50 percent of their health budgets on treating largely avoidable chronic diseases of lifestyle. This is placing a great burden on their respective economies, said Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah.
Speaking on the sidelines of the third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, which concluded Tuesday, Al-Rabeeah added that his ministry's health care council is tackling the problem by proposing the formation of a national commission consisting of relevant ministries to develop a long-term plan to address this issue.Read More
Father Dies after Son Donates Two-thirds of Liver to Save Him
MADINAH A man was described as giving the best examples of loyalty, kindness and obedience when he donated two-thirds of his liver tissue to his father who later died following the transplant operation in the US, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.
Naif Al-Nazawi bore the pain and the long duration of the operation, requiring follow-up surgery to remove some pus from the transplant. He had accompanied his father to the US for the latter's treatment with the hope that they would return home together.Read More
King Abdullah Oncology and Liver Center, set to be part of an integrated medical services facility in King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (KFSH&RC), is now 55 percent complete in terms of construction work, the CEO of KFSH&RC recently announced.
Speaking to local media, Dr. Qasim Alqasabi said the center is being constructed according to the latest technical standards in serving diagnostic areas of tumors and liver diseases. He said the center reflects the true support and care given by the government of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to citizens.Read More