Gambia: Saudi Arabia to Limit Hajj Pilgrimage This Year to 60,000 Citizens and Residents
[The Point] RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said it will limit registration for this year's Hajj pilgrimage to citizens and residents of the Kingdom in light of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Saudi assassins picked up illicit drugs in Cairo to kill Khashoggi
The new season of Yahoo News’ "Conspiracyland" podcast reveals compelling new evidence that a Saudi hit team intended to kill Washington... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia: Hajj to go ahead with 60,000 vaccinated residents. No foreign pilgrims will be able to attend this year's hajj. Saudi...
No foreign pilgrims will be able to attend this year's hajj. Saudi Arabia's leading religious council has decided that protecting the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia has officially allowed single, divorced or widowed women to live independently in a house without permission from father or...
It follows legal amendment giving women rights to live independently (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netanyahu was involved in Saudi-U.S. campaign to undermine Jordan's King Abdullah, report says
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia allows adult women to live independently without male guardian approval
"An adult woman has the right to choose where to live," says a new legal amendment by Saudi judicial authorities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia introduces a landmark legal amendment to allow single, divorced, or widowed women to live alone without permission from a...
It follows legal amendment giving women rights to live independently (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling hot and bothered? It's complicated
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) Trends in heat discomfort are more subtle than expected across Saudi Arabia and beyond. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pediatric trauma at a single center in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia - Alomani H, Fareed A, Ibrahim H, Shaltoot A, Elhalawany A, Alhajjaj M, Dakhel A, Alshammasi M, Almosallam O.
BACKGROUND: Trauma is one of the leading causes of pediatric mortality so the prevention of pediatric trauma is an important goal of any healthcare system. There are only a few studies on pediatric trauma in Saudi Arabia. The availability of data is vital ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The epidemiology of drowning among Saudi children: results from a large trauma center - Alkhalaf H, Zuraie M, Alqahtani RN, Alghamdi M, Afif AB, Alqahtani FJ, Jawdat T, Abusulaiman S, Alshahrani A, Alghnam S.
BACKGROUND: Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death among children worldwide. Although natural waters pose a risk of drowning in low-income countries, swimming pools are more prevalent in high-income countries. In Saudi Arabia, injuries ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Saudi Arabians: Somatic mutations in breast cancer: New opportunities
(Impact Journals LLC) 'Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists develop ‘cheap and easy’ method to extract lithium from seawater
Saudi Arabia-based researchers employed an electrochemical cell containing a ceramic membrane to extract lithium from seawater. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depressive symptomatology and practice of safety measures among undergraduate students during CoViD-19: impact of gender - Aldhmadi BK, Kumar R, Itumalla R, Perera B.
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the personal and academic lives of undergraduates in Saudi Arabia. Although studies have suggested that COVID-19 increased the prevalence of psychological health problems among undergraduates, the associations bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Diabetes and driving safety: a survey among health care professionals in Saudi Arabia - Samargandy S, ALJadani A.
In this study, we explore health care providers' (HCPs) knowledge of problems associated with diabetes and driving, and evaluate the consistency of counseling on driving safety for patien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Young Saudi women's travel behavior change over 2015/2020 - Badawi S, Farag AA.
Background The women in Saudi Arabia rely heavily on private cars in their mobility despite their negative impact on health and the environment. The conservative culture, combined with other factors, had imposed restrictions on using other modes of mobili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Middle East ’s Aster DM Healthcare announces partnership with Roche Diagnostics
The agreement will focus on improving solutions across Aster ’s entities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar, and Oman. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Toxicology practice during COVID-19 pandemic: experience of the Dammam Poison Control Center-Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia - Mahmoud NF, Al-Mazroua MK, Afify MM.
BACKGROUND: The sudden emergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and scarcity of the accurate information especially in the initial phase of the struggle presented a series of challenges to health systems. OBJECT... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Australia defies UN pleas over atrocities in Yemen, escalates weapons exports to Saudis
FOIs reveal Australia approved 103 military export permits to UAE and Saudi during the Yemen war – in defiance of UN pleas (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knowledge and awareness of parents in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding unintentional home injuries in children 2019 a descriptive cross-sectional study - Hazazi YO, Mahmoud MA, Al Ali MO.
AIM: To evaluate the adherence of parent's preventive measures of unintentional home injury in their children by measuring the parents' knowledge and awareness regarding the risk factors of unintentional home injury. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: An online question... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia plans to plant 10 billion trees in the desert
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s tree-planting program raises environmental awareness, helps society reconnect to nature and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of trauma management between two major trauma services in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Melbourne, Australia - Alsenani M, A Alaklobi F, Ford J, Earnest A, Hashem W, Chowdhury S, Alenezi A, Fitzgerald M, Cameron P.
INTRODUCTION: The burden of injury in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has increased in recent years, but the country has lacked a consistent methodology for collecting injury data. A trauma registry has been established at a large public hospital in Riya... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluation of the intention to shift to public transit in Saudi Arabia - Halawani ATM, Rehimi F.
This study aims to investigate commuters' initial intentions to shift to PT in a car-oriented city without a PT, quantifying the direct economic and environmental impacts. The study con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Maxillofacial bone fractures in children and adolescents: overview of 247 cases in a major referral hospital, Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Daniels JS, Albakry I, Braimah RO, Samara MI.
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study investigating maxillofacial bone fractures in the pediatric and adolescent population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to present our experience in the management of pediatric facial bone fractures. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drugs behind the veil of Islam: a view of Saudi youth - Jiang G, Tang S, Jiang Q.
Insufficient research exists on drug trafficking and abuse in Saudi Arabia. This paper aims to uncover how drugs are trafficked to Saudi Arabia, what factors contribute to an ever-growing drug use in the Kingdom, and what the life of illegal drug use looks... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Weather forecast perceptions of Saudi Arabian citizens: initial steps toward building extreme weather forecasting communication technology - Khamaj A, Alhashim AG, Ybarra VT, Hussain A.
Communicating weather forecasts from the public perspective is essential for meeting people's needs and enhancing their overall experiences. Because of the lack of cited work on the public's behavior and perception of weather data and delivery sources in M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia breaks GCC ranks, condemns Israel for ‘flagrant violations’ in Gaza
The kingdom’s foreign minister calls on the global community to act urgently to put an end to Israel’s attacks on Gaza. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia eases travel ban for vaccinated citizens
Vaccinated Saudis are being allowed to leave the kingdom for the first time in more than a year as the country eases a ban on international travel aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus and its new variants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lawmakers demand release of secret probe docs on Saudi involvement in 9/11
Relatives of those killed on 9/11 or from illnesses triggered by Ground Zero toxins applauded last week’s missive. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bioactive toothpastes in dentin hypersensitivity treatment: a systematic review Bioactive toothpastes in dentin hypersensitivity treatment
Conclusion: The bioactive compounds at low concentrations (2.5% to 7.5%) can be used as treatment of DH both at-home and in-office.Keywords  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Incidence and profile of acute intoxication among adult population in Najran, Saudi Arabia: a retrospective study - Wahba MA, Alshehri BM, Hefny MM, Al Dagrer RA, Al-Malki SD.
This study aimed to determine the extent of acute adult intoxication among the population lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fierce Foes, Iran and Saudi Arabia Secretly Explore Defusing Tensions
Talks between the two regional powers, if successful, could start to lower the temperature on several conflicts across the Middle East. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of monumental structures built from walls of rock in Saudi Arabia are older than Egypt's pyramids and the ancient stone...
Monumental structures built from walls of rock in Saudi Arabia are older than Egypt's pyramids and the ancient stone circles of Britain,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of disaster preparedness at general hospitals in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Province, Western Region of Saudi Arabia: a study of pre intervention and post intervention test scores from 2017 to 2019 - Khan A, Alowais J, Nofal A, Alama T.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the Ministry of Health (MoH) hospitals preparedness for potential disasters and crisis events using the World Health Organization (WHO) hospital emergency response checklist. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

'Incident' strikes Saudi port of Yanbu in Red Sea
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Black smoke rose Tuesday off the Saudi port of Yanbu after an undescribed "incident" in the Red Sea,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explosive-laden 'drone' boat targets Saudi port of Yanbu
A remotely piloted boat packed with explosives targeted the Saudi port of Yanbu in the Red Sea on Tuesday, the kingdom said, with the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia to ship 80 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen to India to meet growing demand
The supply shipment is being undertaken in cooperation with the Adani group and Linde company. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Malaria Day: let's draw the line against malaria
25 April 2021, Cairo – On World Malaria Day (25 April) WHO is calling for increased political commitment and investment in malaria prevention and control to reach the zero malaria target, and is urging individuals in malaria-endemic countries to draw the line against malaria by getting tested for both malaria and COVID-19 in case of fever, policy-makers to increase coverage of malaria prevention and treatment interventions as part of efforts to achieve universal health coverage, and regional donors to scale up efforts to fight malaria and other vector-borne diseases. "Drawing the line against malaria is the the...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 25, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia will join the United States, Canada, Norway, and Qatar in forming a new platform for oil and gas producers to discuss how...
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man's Ancient Friend: 6,000-Year-Old Dog Remains Found On Arabian Peninsula
As archeologists in Saudi Arabia excavated an ancient tomb last year, they were surprised to find what's believed to be the earliest example of dog domestication in the region.(Image credit: Royal Commission for AlUla, Discovery and the University of Western Australia) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Sirianni Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and its associations with adverse pregnancy outcomes in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study - Alhalal H, Alhalal E, Alhaizan M, Alghuson L, Alahmari M, Alkhayyal N, Akkour K.
This study examines the prevalence of IPV, its relationship wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The Saudi Royal Family May Have Paid $450 Million For A Fake Leonardo da Vinci Painting
In November 2017, Christie's auction house offered a 500-year-old painting to the highest bidder. Officially titled "Salvator Mundi",... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi ’s Abdul Latif Jameel Health launches “pioneering” heart surgery procedure in the GCC
Its partnership with the Kingdom ’s Ministry of Health marks the debut of the AVNeo in the region, making Saudi Arabia the first country from the Council to offer the advanced solution. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Population and Public Health, Quality Care, Emerging Technologies, Care, Technology Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia to only accept pilgrims with "immunity" from coronavirus into holy city of Mecca
(Natural News) Saudi Arabian authorities have announced that they will only be allowing pilgrims who have “immunity” to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) to visit the holy city of Mecca. This new rule was announced on Tuesday, April 13, at the start of Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims. This is the month when they are known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family violence pattern and its related factors among female university students in the Riyadh Region of Saudi Arabia - Ibrahim SF, Mufti R, Alsekait AK, Alharthi AI, Alrasheedi RN, Almajli NM, Soliman ES.
This study assessed the prevalence of FV against Saudi female university students. A convenient sample technique was used to re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A new feature-length documentary set to debut next week on French TV alleges that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman pressured the...
The French museum rejected Prince Mohammed bin Salman's offer to display the artwork. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Archaeologists uncover earliest evidence of domesticated dogs in Arabian Peninsula
(Taylor& Francis Group) A team of archaeologists in north-west the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has uncovered the earliest evidence of dog domestication by the region's ancient inhabitants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospitals disaster preparedness and management in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study - Alruwaili A, Islam MS, Usher K.
OBJECTIVE: The current study was conducted to assess disaster preparedness of hospitals in the Eastern region of Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study of all hospitals in the Eastern Region of KSA was conducted between July 201... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Association of environmental risk factors and personality traits with risky driving behaviors in a sample of young adults from Saudi Arabia - Beaver KM, Al-Ghamdi MS, Kobeisy AN.
Road traffic accidents represent a serious problem in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), with rates of such accidents far exceeding the rates in developed nations. Even so, there remains relatively little knowledge regarding the driving behaviors among Sau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

A Post-COVID-19 Recovery will not be Possible if Water, Sanitation & Hygiene are not High on the Agenda
Michael, 34, a nurse at Wurm CHPS, Ghana, washes his hands. Every healthcare centre in the world’s poorest countries could have taps and toilets for just half-an-hour’s worth of COVID-19 spending. Credit: WaterAid / Apagnawen AnnankraBy Helen HamiltonLONDON, Apr 7 2021 (IPS) This World Health Day, G20 finance ministers will meet in Rome, Italy, to discuss how they will build back from the pandemic. The global economy is and concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery but also to ensure that the world’s poorest people are not left behind. The World Hea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Helen Hamilton Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

UN World Food Program Director: Yemen heading toward biggest famine in modern history. "Without urgent intervention in Yemen this year,...
Iran-backed Houthi rebels reject latest Saudi truce offer, but say talks still possible. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news