Pattern of fractures among road traffic accident victims requiring hospitalization: single-institution experience in Saudi Arabia - Aloudah AA, Almesned FA, Alkanan AA, Alharbi T.
Introduction A bone fracture is a medical condition in which there is a partial or complete break in the continuity of the bone. One of the factors causing bone fractures is Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs), which is the first leading cause of death among peo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Government to issue new travel advice amid coronavirus crisis
At least 16 nations around the world, including the US, Australia and Saudi Arabia, have already banned travellers from China - where 99 per cent of cases have been recorded. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia becomes the 16th nation to BAN travellers from China entering the country
The kingdom's immigration department claimed 'regulatory provisions on travel documents would be applied' to citizens who travel to the Asian nation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xi says China has achieved 'positive' virus control results
China has achieved "positive" results in its prevention and control efforts in fighting the new coronavirus, President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia's King Salman by telephone, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Solidarity, Collaboration and Urgent Action Needed to Defeat the New Coronavirus Outbreak
Once in a very rare while, a single, serious challenge consumes the attention of the entire world. We are living through one such period today as countries and communities come together to end the new coronavirus outbreak. This virus, provisionally known as the “2019-novel coronavirus,” has, as of 3 February 2020, spread to 24 countries, with over 17,000 people being infected to date, 99% of them in China. The limited numbers of cases elsewhere around the world – just 153 so far – show that efforts to contain the virus in China are curbing its global spread, alongside the detection and clinical care...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tags: Uncategorized health ideas Source Type: news

Oman and Saudi state airline Saudia suspend flights to China over virus
Oman and the state airline of Saudi Arabia, Saudia, both suspended flights to China on Sunday in reaction to the coronavirus epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia, UAE caution oil market against gloom over China virus
Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, on Monday urged caution against "gloomy expectations" regarding the possible impact of the spread of the coronavirus on the global economy and oil demand. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Saudi energy minister says confident China can contain, eradicate new coronavirus
Saudi Arabia ’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud said on Monday the kingdom was closely monitoring developments in global oil markets resulting from “gloomy expectations” over the impact of the new coronavirus on the Chinese and global economy and oil market fundamentals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

X-ray, CT uncover novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia
The chest radiographs and CT scans of individuals infected by the novel coronavirus...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Abnormal chest CT findings anchor coronavirus outbreak Lung x-rays predict mortality in MERS patients Chest CT details characteristics of MERS virus infection Saudi health minister replaced as MERS cases rise sharply Medical imaging plays role in diagnosis and follow-up of MERS (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Abnormal chest CT findings anchor coronavirus outbreak
With at least 800 cases confirmed worldwide, concerns over the latest coronavirus...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lancet study maps 2015 MERS outbreak in South Korea Saudi team releases new findings on MERS virus Lung x-rays predict mortality in MERS patients Chest CT details characteristics of MERS virus infection WHO: Lapses in infection control linked to MERS surge (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia denies case of coronavirus infection
A Saudi health ministry affiliate said on Thursday there were no cases of coronavirus in the kingdom, denying earlier reports of an expatriate resident being infected. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Saudi disease prevention center says no cases of coronavirus in Saudi
The Saudi Center For Disease Prevention And Control tweeted on Thursday that there were: "No cases of the novel coronavirus(2019-nCoV)in Saudi Arabia so far." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent
Credit: UN WomenBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2020 (IPS) The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told IPS the United Nations has worked towards progress in fighting for women’s rights. But many countries on the Human Rights Council continue to negotiate women’s human rights off the table, she pointed out. In Sept 2019, she sa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

PaxeraHealth reports revenue growth in 2019
PACS/RIS developer PaxeraHealth announced a 55% increase in total revenue for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PaxeraHealth names executive VP of sales PaxeraHealth to show AI-based enterprise imaging at RSNA 2019 PaxeraHealth signs PACS deal in Saudi Arabia PaxeraHealth grows client base in Chile PaxeraHealth adds to executive lineup (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A smart way to predict building energy consumption
(Chinese Association of Automation) In a time of aging infrastructure and increasingly smart control of buildings, the ability to predict how buildings use energy -- and how much energy they use -- has remained elusive, until now. Researchers from Saudi Arabia, China and the United States collaborated to develop a smarter way to predict energy use through a method that involved artificial systems, computational experiments and parallel computing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experience gained from the implementation of the Saudi TraumA Registry (STAR) - Ford JE, Alqahtani AS, Abuzinada SAA, Cameron PA, Fitzgerald MC, Alenizi AS, Farjou D.
BACKGROUND: Trauma registries are essential to trauma systems, to enable collection of the data needed to enhance clinical knowledge and monitor system performance. The King Saud Medical City (KSMC) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is aiming to bec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pulsed ultrasound shows promise as cancer therapy
A new form of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound therapy shows promise for destroying...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lantheus, CarThera partner on ultrasound cancer therapy Postsurgery ultrasound doesn't help fractured tibias Bioventus launches ultrasound system in Saudi Arabia Ultrasound may treat epileptic seizures (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

2020: a Year Full of Danger
Protesters demonstrate against direction taken by climate change talks. Credit: Ana Libisch/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Jan 6 2020 (IPS) Let’s face what lies ahead with open eyes: 2020 is going to be a very tough year for the world, and developing countries in particular. The infant decade has already begun with the harbingers of climate disaster as thousands fled to beaches in Australia from raging bush fires, and the Middle East braced for more conflict after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed Iran’s top general. But even as the world needs a concerted and decisive response to its challenges, we risk mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Environment Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Migration & Refugees Poverty Source Type: news

Nigeria: How I Fought Diabetes in Just 15 Months (III)
[Daily Trust] Saudi Arabia -In just 15 months, I was able to successfully wean myself off any diabetic medication or insulin injection. Even doctors are surprised about my relying on dietary modifications and weight loss alone to abstain from taking any diabetic medication. In fact, most of them would be hesitant to tell you to go without taking any medication and rely on dietary modifications and weight loss alone. When I asked my doctor at the beginning of the treatment if I would ever live without taking any diabetic medication ag (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The dilemma of road safety in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia: consequences and prevention strategies - Jamal A, Rahman MT, Al-Ahmadi HM, Mansoor U.
Road traffic crashes (RTCs) are one of the most critical public health problems worldwide. The WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety suggests that the annual fatality rate (per 100,000 people) due to RTCs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has increase... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

'Ring of fire' solar eclipse seen on Boxing Day – video
People gathered across parts of Asia and the Middle East to watch a rare annular solar eclipse, also known as a ring of fire. The phenomenon, when the moon covers the centre of the sun, giving the appearance of a shining ring, was first visible above Saudi Arabia, travelling towards southern India, over northern Sri Lanka and ending up above the Pacific OceanRare ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse – in picturesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Monika Cvorak Tags: Solar eclipses Space The moon Source Type: news

A better testing method for patients with Parkinson's disease
(Chinese Association of Automation) Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that manifests through symptoms such as tremor, slow movements, limb rigidity and gait and balance problems. As such, nearly all diagnostic testing revolves around how a patient moves and requires the patient to walk for extensive distances and amounts of time. An international team of researchers based in Saudi Arabia and Sweden proposed a new kind of computational analysis based on less physically-demanding testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
From 1 through 30 November 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 10 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection and one associated deaths. The cases were reported from Riyadh (4), Madinah (2), Al-Qassim (1), Assir (1), Taif (1), and Makkah (1) regions. The link below provides details of the 10 reported cases: (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

How an Obscure Part of the Paris Climate Agreement Could Cut Twice as Many Carbon Emissions — Or Become a ‘Massive Loophole’ for Polluters 
The science of climate change is, at its heart, fairly simple. When we emit greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, more heat gets trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere, raising global temperatures and destabilizing the climate. The political path to stopping that from happening is infinitely more complex – a complexity embodied in one of the main topics of this year’s U.N. climate negotiations in Madrid: international carbon markets. The idea is that, under Article 6 of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, if one country pays for carbon emissions to be reduced in a second country, the first country can ...
Source: TIME: Science - December 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent/ Madrid Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Molecular Identification of fungi isolated from coastal regions of Red Sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

A master of public health with a concentration in mass gatherings health - Rajab MH.
Introduction The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is in a unique position and different from other nations that periodically host an event, such as the World Cup or the Olympics. The KSA is faced annually with millions of pilgrims coming from around the world... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
From 1 through 31 October 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 15 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection and six associated deaths. The cases were reported from Assir (5 cases), Al-Qassim (3 cases), Riyadh (6 cases), and Taif (1 case) regions. Of the 15 cases reported, four were linked to two separate clusters. Cluster 1 involved a patient (case #1) and a health care worker (case #5) in Assir region. Cluster 2 involved a patient (case #12) and a health care worker (case #15) in Riyadh region. The link below provides details of the 15 reported cases: (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Workplace bullying and its impact on the quality of healthcare and patient safety - Al Omar M, Salam M, Al-Surimi K.
BACKGROUND: Workplace bullying (WPB) is a physical or emotional harm that may negatively affect healthcare services. The aim of this study was to determine to what extent healthcare practitioners in Saudi Arabia worry about WPB and whether it affects the q... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Severity and neurosurgical management of patients with traumatic spinal fractures in Saudi Arabia: a cross sectional study - Aldosari KH, Aldhfyan YM, Karrar MH, Aldossary AM, Deailj AAA, Al-Ameer KH, Alsubaie ML.
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the most frequent cause of traumatic spinal injuries (TSIs), which account for up to 33.6% of all spinal fractures. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is one of the countries which has high rates of SCIs and b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative?
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Nov 25 2019 (IPS) Statistics and stories. When aid agencies appeal for funding to tackle the latest refugee crisis and journalists do their reporting, then these are the two narratives most chosen — one impersonal and the other upfront and individual. The sheer numbers can feel overwhelming. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says more than 70 million people are currently displaced by conflict, the most since the Second World War. Among them are nearly 26 million who have fled their countries (over half under the age...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Effect of home and in-office bleaching systems on the nanomechanical properties of tooth enamel
The Saudi Dental JournalAvailable online 6 November 2019In Press, Uncorrected ProofAbstractObjectivesThe purpose of this in vitro laboratory study was to gauge the nanomechanical properties of the tooth enamel surface using home and in-office bleaching products.MethodsThirty-six extracted lower lateral incisor teeth (sound and without caries, cracks or restorations) were selected. A silicone mould was used to affix the samples in resin after cutting away the roots. Next, the samples were indiscriminately divided into three treatment groups, i.e., 12 teeth in each study group (control, Opalescence Home, and Opalescence Boos...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

PaxeraHealth to show AI-based enterprise imaging at RSNA 2019
PACS/RIS developer PaxeraHealth will highlight its updated PaxeraUltima360...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PaxeraHealth signs PACS deal in Saudi Arabia PaxeraHealth grows client base in Chile PaxeraHealth adds to executive lineup PaxeraHealth adds 22 sites to customer base PaxeraHealth plans image-sharing offering for ECR 2019 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Whale shark hot spot offers new conservation insights
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) An international team of researchers, led by marine scientists at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia and including researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the USA, has performed an extensive study of whale shark movement and residency in the Red Sea, offering insights for conservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

US Begins Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
The Trump Administration has formally started the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. In a November 4, 2019, letter to the United Nations (UN), Secretary of State Michael Pompeo stated the United States’ intention to opt out of the global climate agreement. He expressed concern with the “unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by U.S. pledges made under the Agreement.” This starts a year-long process of withdrawal from the accord, with the U.S. officially leaving the agreement on November 4, 2020, one day after the 2020 U.S. Pr...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

A zonal level safety investigation of pedestrian crashes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Alkahtani KF, Abdel-Aty M, Lee J.
In the recent decade, walking has been encouraged as an active mode of transportation, which could reduce congestion and air pollution and also improve community health. However, pedestrians are more vulnerable to traffic crashes compared with other road u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

China Is Bankrolling Green Energy Projects Around the World
Perched on the ochre scrub of Argentina’s sunbaked Puna Jujeña plateau, the $400 million Cauchari power station is the world’s highest-altitude solar farm at 13,000 ft (about 4,000 meters) above sea level. In Kenya’s volcano-strewn Rift Valley, a newly green-lit, super-efficient electrical substation will soon funnel clean power from the nearby Olkaria Geothermal Plant about 50 miles (80 km) to downtown Nairobi. Some 14 miles off blustery northeastern Scotland, Moray East is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, helping to heat and light up to a million homes. Three distinct r...
Source: TIME: Science - November 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized China onetime overnight Source Type: news

Boston firms return to Saudi conference after journalist ’s murder
State Street, General Electric and Raytheon are among the local companies with executives speaking at the Future Investment Initiative. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 29, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Greg Ryan Source Type: news

The impact of road networks on crime rates in Saudi Arabia - Algahtany M, Kumar L, Barclay E.
This study examined the influence of the quality and extent of road networks on crime rates in both urban and rural areas of Jizan province, Saudi Arabia. We performed both Ordinary Least Squares regression (OLS) and Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

iSchemaView adds to AI software offerings
Cerebrovascular imaging software developer iSchemaViewhas released Rapid ICH,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: iSchemaView scores Japanese approval for Rapid software iSchemaView brings Rapid software to Mexico iSchemaView opens training program for Rapid software iSchemaView wins approval for Rapid in Saudi Arabia iSchemaView brings Rapid software to Israel (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A basic course in humanitarian health emergency and relief: a pilot study from Saudi Arabia - Bajow NA, Alawad YI, Aloraifi SM.
BACKGROUND: Political unrest in the Middle East heightens the possibility of catastrophe due to violent conflict and/or terrorist attacks. However, the disaster risk reduction strategy in the Saudi health care system appears to be a reactive approach focus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
From 1 through 30 September 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 4 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection and one associated death. The cases were reported from Al-Qassim (2 cases), Riyadh (1 case), and Al-Ahsaa (1 case) regions. The link below provides details of the 4 reported cases: (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Imperial sets up disease research centre with Saudi funds
Institute at White City will respond to emergencies and analyse health threats (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions
New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangersThe Guardian today reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world ’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly linked to more than one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the modern era.New data from world-renowned researchers reveals how this cohort of state-owned and multinational firms are driving the climate emergency that threatens the future of humanity, and details how they have continued to expand their operations despite being aware of the industry ’s devastating im...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Taylor and Jonathan Watts Tags: Climate change Fossil fuels Greenhouse gas emissions Oil and gas companies ExxonMobil Chevron BP Royal Dutch Shell Energy Energy industry Business Commodities World news Science Gazprom Aramco Saudi Arabia Middle East and Source Type: news

Man, 22, has three-inch long tweezers removed from his urethra
The man had not suffered any problems since he inserted the forceps himself. Surgeons in Saudi Arabia had to close the forceps with pressure in order to pull them out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New CT diagnostic reference levels factor in image quality
CT diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) are primarily intended to regulate radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Dose monitoring optimizes whole-body CT in Italy CT radiation dose levels vary widely, new study finds CT dose comes under close scrutiny in Saudi Arabia CT radiation dose tracking reveals global disparities Diagnostic reference levels reduce CT doses (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Questionable child deaths in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: retrospective Study - Al-Shehri A, Ibrahim SF, Mahdy M, Al-Shehri N, Qattan A.
Despite the efforts of the governmental child protection programs, child fatalities due to maltreatment remain a serious problem in Arab countries. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Firearm injuries in rural Saudi Arabia: incidence, patterns, management, and cost - Morgan A, AlAqil NA, AlOkeil NA, AlGhaleb SA, AlOtaibi AF, Alashqar HM, AlGhuwainem SOA, AlQahtani MAM.
A retrospective study from 2013 to 2017 was conducted to evaluate the incidence of small firearms and air gun injuries, social demographics of victims, severity of injuries, patterns, length of stay, and cost of hospitalization in highly populated central ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
From 1 through 31 August 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 6 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection and one associated death. The cases were reported from Riyadh (3 cases), Taif (1 case), Quriyat (1 case), and Najran (1 case) regions. One of the cases reported (Case #4) is a household contact identified during the contact tracing investigation of Case #2. The link below provides details of the 6 reported cases : (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

U.S. joins 19 nations, including Saudi Arabia and Russia: ‘There is no international right to an abortion’
“We remain gravely concerned that aggressive efforts to reinterpret international instruments to create a new international right to abortion ... have advanced through some United Nations fora,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a letter circulated in advance of the gathering. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news