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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

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

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Disease outbreak news for MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—The Best of 2017
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia-based internet health app, Sihatech, lands $1.3M in funding
Saudi Arabia-based internet health application technology company  Sihatech just announced that it has landed $1.33 million (5 million Saudi Arabia Riyals) in its latest funding round. The funding was led by Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures, with Waseel Application Service Provider also participating.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Sectra reports higher earnings in Q2
PACS vendor Sectra posted an increase in revenue and profitability in the second...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra adds gadolinium tracking to DoseTrack Sectra signs Saudi Arabian company Sectra adds new support for machine learning Sectra inks Philippines distributor agreement Sectra signs Temple University (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Somalia:Government Receives Medical Donation From Saudi Arabia
[Dalsan Radio] A plane carrying a medical donation from Saudi Arabia has landed in Mogadishu today. The donation was handed over to the government of Somalia so that it will be delivered to the local medical outlets that serve the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera could resurge in Yemen due to lack of aid, fuel: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Another wave of cholera could strike Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition blockade has cut off fuel for hospitals, water pumps and vital aid supplies for starving children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

United Nations leaders call on the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift blockade of Yemeni Red Sea ports
The partial lifting of the blockade of Yemen ’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition in recent days is allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the provision of life-saving assistance to people in desperate need. Given the massive scale of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, however, all this does is slow the collapse towards a massive h umanitarian tragedy costing millions of lives. It does not prevent it. Without the urgent resumption of commercial imports, especially food, fuel and medicines, millions of children, women and men risk mass hunger, disease and death. Ongoing commercial import restrictions hav...
Source: WHO news - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Sectra adds gadolinium tracking to DoseTrack
Sectra has added gadolinium tracking in its Sectra DoseTrack dose monitoring...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra signs Saudi Arabian company Sectra adds new support for machine learning Sectra inks Philippines distributor agreement Sectra signs Temple University Sectra secures UC San Diego PACS contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vaccines and aid workers arrive by plane in Yemen after blockade
Two planes carrying critically needed aid arrived Saturday in war-torn Yemen, among the first such aid to arrive since Saudi Arabia imposed a blockade of the country in early November. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug poisoning and associated factors in western Saudi Arabia: a five-year retrospective chart review (2011-2016) - Alzahrani SH, Alqahtani AH, Farahat FM, Elnour MAG, Bashawri J.
This study explores drug-poisoning prevalence patterns, associated risk factors (gender, age and exposure circumstances), and outcomes in western Saudi Arabia. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Op-Ed: The Yemeni Spiral
As the war in Yemen continues to devastate the civilian population, the Saudi-led coalition ’s decision to tighten Yemen’s borders to humanitarian aid will only make an unbearable situation worse.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

The Spiraling Crisis in Yemen
As the war in Yemen continues to devastate the civilian population, the Saudi-led coalition ’s decision to tighten Yemen’s borders to humanitarian aid will only make an unbearable situation worse.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

The Yemeni Spiral
This article originally appeared in  El Mundo.As the war in Yemen continues to devastate the civilian population, the Saudi-led coalition ’s recent decision to tighten Yemen’s borders to humanitarian aid will only make an unbearable situation immeasurably worse. This drastic act has placed a stranglehold on the few organizations still providing assistance in the country. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

2.5 million Yemenis now lack access to clean water: Red Cross
GENEVA (Reuters) - Sanaa and al-Bayda have joined the list of Yemen cities without clean water due to lack of fuel for pumping stations, following a blockade imposed two weeks ago by a Saudi-led coalition, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen: Blockade by Saudi-Led Coalition Hindering Medical Aid
"Access for humanitarian flights into Yemen through Sana'a airport is essential for MSF's medical and humanitarian operations."Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Yemen: Blockade by Saudi-Led Coalition Hindering Medical Aid
Press releaseYemen: Blockade by Saudi-Led Coalition Hindering Medical AidNovember 17, 2017SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 —The Saudi-led coalition's continuing blockade of Yemen's ports and airports is significantly hindering the efforts of Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other humanitarian organizations to provide lifesaving assistance to people in the war-torn country.For the past 12 days, MSF has not received authorization from the Saudi-led coalition to fly into Yemen's capital, Sana'a, which is essential to bring medical supplies and staff to patients in need. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tim Shenk Source Type: news

Nearly 1 million Yemenis without access to clean water, aid group claims
Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Three Yemen cities run out of clean water due to lack of fuel for pumps: ICRC
GENEVA (Reuters) - Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

PBS Newshour: Cholera, Hunger, and War are Ravaging Yemen. What Role Does the U.S. Play?
In the NewsPBS Newshour: Cholera, Hunger, and War are Ravaging Yemen. What Role Does the U.S. Play?November 14, 2017Justin Armstrong, the Yemen country director for Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF), discusses the cholera outbreak and the effects of the blockade by the Saudi-led coalition.View External Media.Read More: Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian Organizations (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Sectra signs Saudi Arabian company
PACS vendor Sectra has entered into a partnership with El Seif Development...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra adds new support for machine learning Sectra inks Philippines distributor agreement Sectra signs Temple University Sectra secures UC San Diego PACS contract Sectra expands presence in Canada (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dental injuries in taekwondo athletes practicing in Saudi Arabia - Aljohani YR, Alfaifi KH, Redwan SK, Sabbahi DA, Zahran MH.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence and awareness of taekwondo athletes in Saudi Arabia regarding oral and maxillofacial (OMF) injuries and their prevention.  Methods: In this cross-sectional study, an online questionnaire about the incidence and awareness... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine
Fatima Shooie sits between her 85-year-old mother and 22-year-old daughter who are both receiving treatment for cholera at a crowded hospital in Sana’a. Credit: WHO/S. HasanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 2017 (IPS)If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia closed all land, air, and sea ports in Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a missile at Riyadh.Though the Saudi-led coalition reopened the southern port Aden, humanitarian officials have warned of a famine and health crisis if other entry points remain sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Famine OCHA Saudi Arabia Yemen Source Type: news

Yemen set to run out of fuel and vaccine in a month: UNICEF
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's stocks of fuel will last until the end of November and stocks of vaccines run out in one month if a Saudi-led military coalition does not allow aid into Hodeidah port and the Sanaa airport, UNICEF's representative in the country said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sir Richard Branson labelled a hypocrite over support for Saudi tourism scheme
Campaigners say tycoon ’s plan to invest in luxury Red Sea project jars with previous criticism of Saudi Arabia’s questionable human rights recordSir Richard Branson has been accused of hypocrisy afterinvesting in a luxury tourism project in Saudi Arabia despite his track record of speaking out against human rights abuses in the country.The Virgin Group founder has backed a project to develop 50 islands over a 34,000 sq km (13,127 sq miles) stretch of the Red Sea, creatingan estimated 35,000 jobs.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Anthony Harwood Tags: Global development Sir Richard Branson Virgin Group Virgin Galactic Business Science Saudi Arabia Middle East and North Africa World news Human rights Law Source Type: news

Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian Organizations
"Access for humanitarian personnel and cargo into Yemen is essential to deliver desperately needed assistance to a population already severely affected by years of conflict."Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian Organizations
Press releaseYemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian OrganizationsNovember 08, 2017SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 8, 2017—The Saudi-led coalition has not allowed Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) flights intoYemen for the past three days, directly hindering the organization's ability to provide life-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to a population already in dire need.MSF is calling on the Saudi-led coalition to immediately allow unhindered access so that humanitarian assistance can reach those most in need in Yemen. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Pros and cons of MDNR and MDMA medical device registration in Saudi Arabia
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Now that Saudi Arabian medical device regulators have exempted some low-risk products from full registration requirements, qualifying manufacturers should consider whether standard or fast-track access to the Saudi market best suits their business needs. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Pros and cons of MDNR and MDMA medical device registration in Saudi Arabia appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Update on MERS CoV in Saudi Arabia, 7 November 2017 (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news