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Nigeria:Hajj 2018 - Nigeria Assures Saudi Authorities of Tackling Lassa Fever
[Premium Times] Nigeria's Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said that the country is on the verge of tackling the Lassa fever outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen: MSF Condemns Airstrikes on a Wedding Party in Hajjah
Press releaseYemen: MSF Condemns Airstrikes on a Wedding Party in HajjahApril 24, 2018SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, APRIL 24, 2018 —The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received 63 wounded in a hospital it supports in Hajjah,Yemen, following a series of nighttime airstrikes by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition on a wedding party in a remote, impoverished village in Bani Qays district on April 22. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Evaluation of change in knowledge and attitude of emergency medicine residents after introduction of a rotation in emergency medical services and disaster medicine - Aljerian N, Omair A, Yousif SA, Alqahtani AS, Alhusain FA, Alotaibi B, Alshehri MF, Aljuhani M, Albaiz S, Alaska Y, Alanazi AF.
BACKGROUND: Saudi Board of Emergency Medicine (SBEM) graduates are involved in a 1-month rotation in emergency medical services (EMSs) and disaster medicine. The purpose of this study was to evaluate change in knowledge and attitude of EM residents after t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Should you change PACS vendors? 10 reasons to consider
Given the challenges involved, why would anyone want to switch PACS vendors?...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Enterprise imaging: Threat or opportunity for radiology? Image sharing using Facebook: Fact or fiction? Will CDA replace HL7 version 2 messaging? Saudi Arabia makes big strides in healthcare IT Top 10 things to consider when replacing your PACS (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tanzania:Missenyi Conjoined Twins Set for Saudi Arabia
[Daily News] MISENYI District conjoined twins who have been in the press for some time will now be flown to Saudi Arabia for special separation with assistance from a sympathizer. The twins Anicia and Meriness, who were born at St Thereza Omukajunguti Health Centre, in the district on January 29, this year and currently admitted at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kay puts Hammes Co. on aggressive growth plan
Chris Kay launched a company in Houston in the early 2000s that was an owner ’s representative for nonprofit health care systems on capital projects. He and his partners ultimately sold the company resulting in Kay, under the new owners, handling major assignments in the United States and as far away as Saudi Arabia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Kay puts Hammes Co. on aggressive growth plan
Chris Kay launched a company in Houston in the early 2000s that was an owner ’s representative for nonprofit health care systems on capital projects. He and his partners ultimately sold the company resulting in Kay, under the new owners, handling major assignments in the United States and as far away as Saudi Arabia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

CT dose comes under close scrutiny in Saudi Arabia
A comprehensive study of diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) in Saudi Arabia...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.S. diagnostic reference levels parallel those of other countries CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER Pediatric x-ray dose is standardized in Portugal CT dose excellence program yields optimized dose Dose monitoring program lowers average dose in Taiwan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ancient Finger Bone Found in Saudi Arabia Reveals a New Clue About Early Humans
(NEW YORK) — An ancient human finger bone found in Saudi Arabia provides a new clue about when and how our species migrated out of Africa. Researchers say it shows hunter-gatherers had reached that area by 85,000 years ago. Previously discovered human fossils show an earlier human presence in Israel and possibly China. Scientists believe early people left Africa more than once after evolving there at least 300,000 years ago. The bone, from an adult and most likely a middle finger, was found in 2016 about 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of the Sinai Peninsula. Michael Petraglia (peh-TRAH-lee-uh) of the Max Planck...
Source: TIME: Science - April 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Malcolm Ritter / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Science Source Type: news

Ancient finger bone from Saudi Arabia could challenge theory of modern migration
The first fossil of an ancient human found in the Arabian Peninsula could disrupt the widely accepted theory of how modern humans migrated out of Africa. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finger fossil 'shows humans went east of Africa earlier than thought'
Bone found in Arabian desert dates back 90,000 years, challenging view that we migrated into Eurasia 60,000 years agoA fossilised human finger bone dating to almost 90,000 years ago has been discovered in the Saudi Arabian desert, a find researchers say points to the possibility that our species ventured towards the east far earlier than previously thought.Until recently, evidence including genetic studies suggested thatHomo sapiens migrated out of Africa and into Eurasia in a single, rapid wave about 60,000 years ago. But a number of finds have challenged this “single wave” view, including the discovery of aja...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Archaeology Science Source Type: news

Exclusive - Hospital contract disarray highlights challenges to Saudi healthcare reform
DUBAI (Reuters) - London-listed NMC Health's bid to take over the running of a top Saudi hospital has stalled over contractual terms, reflecting wider challenges to the government's drive to open the healthcare sector to foreign investors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:Anxiety As Doctors Leave Country in Droves
[Premium Times] "I accidentally met over 200 young male and female medical doctors, including consultants in Hawthorn Hotel, Abuja being interviewed by some Saudi Arabian officials to be employed to work in Saudi Arabia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:State Minister for Industry Welcomes Saudi Investment in Pharmaceutical Industry
[SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister at Ministry of Industry , Dr. Abdou Dawod Suleiman dsicussed with delegation of Al-Faisalia Saudi Group headed by the Chair of the Group, Abdalla Al-Kenani, on Sunday increase of Saudi investments in Sudan, welcomed the willingness of the Group to invest in Sudan in the Pharmaceutical Industrial sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Saudi Arabia can ’t build an innovation economy at the expense of American innovators
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Massachusetts this week, aiming to attract American investment and partnership in his country ’s efforts to diversify its economy with innovative, knowledge-based industries like technology, film and biopharmaceuticals. But the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is failing to take the necessary steps to protect and promote intellectual property, the bedrock of innovation. Massachu setts is home to the No. 1 life sciences cluster in the world.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert K. Coughlin Source Type: news

KAUST-Bruker CoE in magnetic resonance inaugurated
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) The University aligns with world-class vendor Bruker to better serve the needs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the region and the international scientific community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

KAUST-Leica Microsystems CoE inaugurated
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) State-of-the-art facility features the first imaging system of its kind in Saudi Arabia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Punarnava Ayurveda ties up with Saudi-based Al Hokair group
In Kerala the idea is to set up an ayurveda hospitality chain with global standards in the next two to three years. The number of centres will depend on the availability of land, whether it is leased by the government or bought. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Medical Center in Saudi Arabia joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia ? The International Medical Center?in Saudi Arabia and Mayo Clinic announced today that International Medical Center has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The International Medical Center is the first health care facility from Saudi Arabia to become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The Mayo Clinic Care Network is [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Business News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Business News - March 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sectra teams with Microsoft in U.S.
PACS vendor Sectra said that its cloud-based imaging IT offerings will be powered...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra wins order for orthopedic 3D planning software Sectra reports higher earnings in Q2 Sectra adds gadolinium tracking to DoseTrack Sectra signs Saudi Arabian company Sectra adds new support for machine learning (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The national and regional prevalence rates of disability, type, of disability and severity in Saudi Arabia: analysis of 2016 demographic survey data - Bindawas SM, Vennu V.
The prevalence of disability varies between countries ranging from less than 1% to up to 30% in some countries, thus, the estimated global disability prevalence is about 15%. However, it is unknown what the current estimate of disability and its types and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Enterprise imaging: Threat or opportunity for radiology?
Enterprise imaging is an opportunity for change, not a threat, and should be...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Image sharing using Facebook: Fact or fiction? Will CDA replace HL7 version 2 messaging? Saudi Arabia makes big strides in healthcare IT Top 10 things to consider when replacing your PACS Tools a must for troubleshooting healthcare IT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria:Saudi Medical Team Offers Free Eye Surgery in Kano
[Daily Trust] Kano -A medical team from Saudi Arabia, which comprises five Saudi eye surgeons in collaboration with World Conference for Islamic Youths, has conducted free eye surgery for 515 patients in Kano State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers: Treat liver cancer with the anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory properties of vitamin D
(Natural News) Another benefit of vitamin D has been discovered. Vitamin D was found to be an effective treatment and prevention option for liver diseases and cancers, according to a new study. A team of researchers from King Abdulaziz University and Qassim University in Saudi Arabia, National Brain Research Center in India, and SUNY Downstate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ramadan fasting can be safe for patients with heart failure
(European Society of Cardiology) Ramadan fasting can be safe for patients with heart failure, according to research presented today at the 29th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA29), held 1 to 3 March in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Experts from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will present a special program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Though Prices Aren't As High As Before, West Texas Enjoys Oil Revival
The U.S. is on track to surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia next year to become the world's biggest oil producer — pumping out more crude than at its peak nearly half a century ago. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mose Buchele Source Type: news

ACC, Saudi Arabian Cardiac Interventional Society partner on registries
(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology and the Saudi Arabian Cardiac Interventional Society have partnered to implement the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's (NCDR) CathPCI Registry in hospitals across Saudi Arabia. The CathPCI Registry assesses the characteristics, treatments and outcomes of heart disease patients who receive diagnostic catheterization as well as percutaneous coronary intervention procedures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Video game addiction and psychological distress among expatriate adolescents in Saudi Arabia - Saquib N, Saquib J, Wahid AW, Ahmed AA, Dhuhayr HE, Zaghloul MS, Ewid M, Al-Mazrou A.
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of addiction to video ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and attitude of university students towards mobile phone use while driving in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Baig M, Gazzaz ZJ, Atta H, Alyaseen MA, Albagshe AJ, Alattallah HG.
This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and attitude of university students towards mobile phone use while driving. The present study was conducted at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Five hundred and ninety-three participants were r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia temporarily bans poultry imports from India over bird flu
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from India after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry was found in the south Asian country, the Saudi agriculture ministry said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Risk factors for spousal physical violence against women in Saudi Arabia - Eldoseri HM, Sharps P.
This study aimed to explore selected risk factors for spousal physical violence (SPV) in women frequenting primary health care clinics (PHCs) in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study design was conducted in six PHCs, where one-on-one, private interviews wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 9 December 2017 and 17 January 2018, the National IHR Focal Point of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported 20 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including eight deaths. In addition, one death from a previously reported case was reported to WHO. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Drink green tea while pregnant and breastfeeding; research suggests it protects baby’s liver from damage caused by bacteria
(Natural News) Green tea consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding can provide protection against liver damage caused by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in newborns. A team of researchers from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong conducted a study on the protective properties of green tea on oxidative stress and apoptosis-related (cell death) factors that lead to liver cell... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplements for heart health: Vitamin E found to have a synergistic effect when combined with the amino acid carnitine, protecting against heart attack
(Natural News) Combining carnitine with vitamin E may effectively reduce the risk of developing myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published in the African Journal of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicines. A team of health experts at the King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia used animal models of MI to carry out the study. The rats were divided into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N. hopes imports will help stave off famine in Yemen as diphtheria spreads
GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations aid agencies called on Tuesday for the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to remain open beyond Friday, the date set by a Saudi-led military coalition, to permit continued delivery of life-saving goods. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.N. hopes imports will help 'stave off famine' in Yemen as diphtheria spreads
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has authorized four U.S.-funded cranes to operate at Hodeidah port until Friday, United Nations aid agencies said on Tuesday, calling for the date to be extended to permit continued offloading of life-saving goods. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Period prevalence, risk factors and consequent injuries of falling among the Saudi elderly living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study - Almegbel FY, Alotaibi IM, Alhusain FA, Masuadi EM, Al Sulami SL, Aloushan AF, Almuqbil BI.
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 28% to 35% of people aged 65 and over fall each year. The consequent injuries of falls are considered a major public health problem. Falls account for more than half of injury-related hospitalisations among old people. The aim of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Astragalus found to protect against drug-induced liver injury: Study
(Natural News) The liver is a very important organ that is, unfortunately, vulnerable to various toxic agents and harmful elements. Among these are drugs like paracetamol that, when taken in doses that exceed what’s recommended, can stress out or even damage the liver. Fortunately, an investigative team comprising of researchers from Saudi Arabia, Cairo, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social determinants of domestic violence among Saudi married women in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Alquaiz AM, Almuneef M, Kazi A, Almeneessier A.
The objectives of this study were to measure the prevalence and types of domestic violence, and to explore the association between social determinants (sociodemographic factors, husband-relate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Surgeons separated baby boy from parasitic twin in Riyadh
The twins, who were connected via the abdomen, were finally separated at the hips at the King Abdullah Specialised Children's Hospital in the Saudi capital Riyadh. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons separated a baby boy from his parasitic twin
The twins, who were connected via the abdomen, were finally separated at the hips at the King Abdullah Specialised Children's Hospital in the Saudi capital Riyadh. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gaza conjoined twins survive separation surgery
Baby girls Farah and Haneen, joined at the abdomen, are separated after surgery in Saudi Arabia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impact of adverse childhood experiences on social determinants among Saudi adults - Almuneef M, ElChoueiry N, Saleheen H, Al-Eissa M.
BACKGROUND: Early exposure to violence has deleterious effect on the child's brain development. The aims for this project were to assess the prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on social determinants in Saudi Arabia (SA). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Use of child restraint system and patterns of child transportation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Alsanea M, Masuadi E, Hazwani T.
This study estimated the prevalence of CRS use and identified p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Most Saudi people willing to contribute to healthcare services
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Arab alliance: Yemen one million cholera cases report exaggerated
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Friday an announcement by the International Committee of the Red Cross that cholera cases in the country had reached one million suspected cases was exaggerated. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has confirmed an outbreak of highly contagious bird flu in Riyadh that led to the culling of nearly 16,000 ducks, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exclusive: London-listed NMC in talks to run struggling Saudi hospital - sources
DUBAI/KHOBAR (Reuters) - London-listed NMC Healthcare is in talks with the Riyadh government to take over the running of a struggling Saudi hospital, according to four sources familiar with the matter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news