Bullying among medical and nonmedical students at a university in Eastern Saudi Arabia - AlMulhim AA, Nasir M, AlThukair A, AlNasser M, Pikard J, Ahmer S, Ayub M, Elmadih A, Naeem F.
BACKGROUND: Many medical students, junior doctors, and other health-care professionals have been affected by the negative experience of bullying. Research is scarce on bullying experienced by medical and nonmedical students in Saudi Arabia unlike what is f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in southern province
Saudi Arabia confirmed one cholera infection and three other suspected cases in an area bordering Yemen, where an epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people, state TV reported on Sunday, citing a health ministry official. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia tells WTO it plans to adopt plain tobacco packaging
Saudi Arabia notified the World Trade Organization on Wednesday that it plans to adopt plain packaging of tobacco products, a public health measure strongly opposed by major tobacco firms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Occurrence of traumatic dental injuries among preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Al-Sehaibany FS.
This study was conducted on a randomly ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Two health scares at U.S. airports tied to Mecca pilgrims: U.S. officials
Two major health scares at U.S. airports involving inbound flights are related to pilgrims returning from the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which ended in late August, U.S. health officials said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two Airplane Health Scares This Week Were Linked to People Returning From the Hajj in Mecca
A pair of airline health scares this week were related to the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, officials say. Eleven people were treated at a New York City hospital after reports of sick passengers and crew on an Emirates flight from Dubai on Wednesday. The next day, a total of 12 passengers on two flights into Philadelphia International Airport showed flu-like symptoms. “Overall, the common thread is influenza A cases in returning Hajj pilgrims,” Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) spokesman Benjamin Haynes told TIME. The hajj, an annual pilgrimage for practicing Muslims, this year reportedly drew more than 2 milli...
Source: TIME: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Travel Source Type: news

Two Airplane Health Scares Last Week Were Linked to People Returning From the Hajj in Mecca
A pair of airline health scares last week were related to the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, officials say. Eleven people were treated at a New York City hospital after reports of sick passengers and crew on an Emirates flight from Dubai on Wednesday. The next day, a total of 12 passengers on two flights into Philadelphia International Airport showed flu-like symptoms. “Overall, the common thread is influenza A cases in returning Hajj pilgrims,” Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) spokesman Benjamin Haynes told TIME. The hajj, an annual pilgrimage for practicing Muslims, this year reportedly drew more than 2 milli...
Source: TIME: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Travel Source Type: news

Fall prevention knowledge and practice patterns among home healthcare professionals in southern Saudi Arabia: an observational study - Asiri F, ALMohiza MA, Faia Aseeri M, Mehtab Alam M, Ataalla SM, Alqahtani M, Alshahrani A.
OBJECTIVEs To determine the knowledge of falls risk factors among home healthcare (HHC) professionals and the practice patterns of HHC professionals regarding falls prevention. METHODS A modified version of a survey designed and validated for use i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
On 22 August 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified WHO about a laboratory-confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. The patient is a resident of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who was visiting the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Saudi medical trainees allowed to stay in Canada for now
More than 1,000 medical trainees from Saudi Arabia have been told they can stay in their Canadian positions for a while longer, bringing relief to teaching hospitals and universities that have come to depend on them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Saudi medical trainees allowed to stay in Canada, for now
More than 1,000 medical trainees from Saudi Arabia have been told they can stay in their Canadian positions for a while longer, bringing relief to teaching hospitals and universities that have come to depend on them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Radiation and its associated health risks: assessment of knowledge and risk perception among adolescents and young adults in Saudi Arabia - Shaaban H, Shaikh MB.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

No major public health events during hajj 2018 (1439 H) thanks to effective and timely ...
23 August 2018, Makkah – An estimated 2.7 million Muslims from 109 countries have safely concluded the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia’s holy region of Makkah.   The hajj is one of largest annual religious mass gatherings in the world, but months of preparedness by the Saudi Ministry of Health meant hajj 2018 (1439 H) was celebrated without major health events.  With technical support from WHO, the Ministry invested in improving readiness, preparedness and response capacities at all levels to prevent and detect potential health threats early on. A comprehensive and integrated plan e...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Pharma Sector Warns Saudis on German Drug Curbs Pharma Sector Warns Saudis on German Drug Curbs
European and U.S. pharmaceutical associations have waded into a diplomatic row between Germany and Saudi Arabia, warning that ongoing restrictions on German-made drugs could hurt Saudi patients and dampen future investment in the kingdom.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Pharma sector warns Saudis on German drug curbs
European and U.S. pharmaceutical associations have waded into a diplomatic row between Germany and Saudi Arabia, warning that ongoing restrictions on German-made drugs could hurt Saudi patients and dampen future investment in the kingdom. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Relationship of media exposure to substance use among adolescents in Saudi Arabia: results from a national study - AlSayyari A, Albuhairan F.
BACKGROUND: With limited social options, young Saudis are increasingly relying on media for entertainment. The media impact has been greatest among the younger generation, which constitutes half of the population of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). There... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Teenagers' motorcycle gang community aggression from the Personal Fable and risk-taking behavior perspective - Saudi ANA, Hartini N, Bahar B.
INTRODUCTION: The number of criminal acts committed by teenagers who are members of the motorcycle gang community in the Makassar City of Indonesia continues to increase at an alarming rate. Among the antisocial behaviors of teenagers in motorcycle gangs w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The prevalence of seatbelt and mobile phone use among drivers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: an observational study - Alghnam S, Alrowaily M, Alkelya M, Alsaif A, Almoaiqel F, Aldegheishem A.
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the third leading cause of death in Saudi Arabia. Numerous factors may increase the likelihood of RTIs. The prevalence of risk factors associated with RTIs may vary due to several reasons. Because little is kn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Saudi medical residents at Dalhousie University get to stay a bit longer
Dalhousie University has confirmed it was told by the Saudi Cultural Bureau that the deadline for withdrawal of Saudi medical residents has been extended to Sept. 22. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Exodus of Saudi medical trainees reveals vulnerability of Canadian health care
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The sudden loss of Saudi medical trainees who must leave Canada in the next two weeks will negatively affect patient care, which should serve as a wake-up call to governments to increase the number of funded residency and fellowship positions for Canadian medical students, argues Dr. Matthew Stanbrook in an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early warning surveillance system implemented in Saudi Arabia for this year ’s hajj
18 August 2018 – As the number of pilgrims participating in the annual hajj has been increasing in recent years, WHO has been providing support to Saudi Arabia to ensure implementation for the first time during the hajj season of an early warning surveillance system to prevent, early detect, and respond to public health threats during the hajj.  The development of the electronic early warning surveillance system is a joint effort between Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health and WHO’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. This is the first year in which the new system will be used during the ha...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Patterns of injuries and predictors of inhospital mortality in trauma patients in Saudi Arabia - Abolfotouh MA, Hussein MA, Abolfotouh SM, Al-Marzoug A, Al-Teriqi S, Al-Suwailem A, Hijazi RA.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the pattern of traumatic injuries and determine the predictors of inhospital mortality in patients admitted to the emergency department. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Saudi temper tantrum could land one devastating blow — to Canadian health care: Neil Macdonald
This year, there are 800 Saudis in addition to the 3308 Canadian-government-funded positions, meaning the Saudis comprise about 20 per cent of the 4108 residents in Canadian hospitals. We can't afford to lose them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Saudi Trainee Doctors Set to Head Home From Canada in Diplomatic Row Saudi Trainee Doctors Set to Head Home From Canada in Diplomatic Row
Saudi Arabia has told hundreds of trainee doctors to leave Canada with only weeks'notice in the midst of a diplomatic spat, a move that could disrupt Canadian hospitals and end a 40-year-old program to train specialists for the kingdom.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia updates clearance policy for medical device shipments
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has published an update to its requirements for clearance of medical device shipments at Saudi ports of entry. 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 Saudi Arabia updates clearance policy for medical device shipments appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

As Saudi medical trainees ordered home, Canada prepares for potential impact on hospitals
As a diplomatic showdown escalates, Saudi Arabia has told about 800 medical residents and fellows they must leave Canada and do their training elsewhere. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Saudi MDs get brief grace period to remain in Canada
Canadian health authorities say the Saudi doctors and residents who make up the largest segment of foreign medical trainees in the country will remain in the country until the end of the month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia pulls its medical patients from Canadian hospitals
Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and was working on the transfer of all Saudi patients from hospitals there, in an escalating row after Ottawa urged it to free rights activists. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

MRI quality training comes up short
A study conducted by Irish and Saudi researchers into opinions and attitudes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT dose comes under close scrutiny in Saudi Arabia Report: Turkey's clampdown has deep impact on medicine Saudi-Irish study highlights major differences in MRI practice Official launch of ArabSafe goes ahead Cancer in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: Can the burden be reduced? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MERS may be brought back to the UK by Muslims heading to Mecca
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, known as MERS, is rife in Saudi Arabia, home of the holy Islamic city. The virus is considered one of the 10 most urgent threats to humanity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Substance abuse at early age as a potential risk factor for driving under the influence of substance in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study - Almarhabi Y, Mufti AI, Almaymuni AD, Abdurahman T, Abdulaziz G, Alghamdi AA, Mukhtar AM.
OBJECTIVE: Worldwide, trauma is a major health problem and road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the primary killer of young men in Saudi Arabia. The aim of our study was to estimate the extent of driving under the influence of an abused substance in Saudi Ara... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Eat more cress for a healthier liver
(Natural News) You can vastly improve the health of your liver by increasing the amount of garden cress in your diet. Saudi researchers who studied the tangy-tasting edible herb reported that its seeds contain hepatoprotective agents that can manage the potentially deadly effects of hepatitis. Hepatitis can lead to fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), a condition where... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analyzing the hepatoprotective activity of garden cress
(Natural News) A recent Saudi study evaluated the garden cress (Lepidium sativum) for its ability to protect the liver from fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). They found that the plant’s ethanolic extract could provide a safe and effective means of managing hepatitis. King Saud University sponsored the investigation. The findings were published in the science journal BMC... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi regulators revise medical device shipment requirements
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has published revised requirements for clearing imported medical devices at Saudi ports of entry. 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 Saudi regulators revise medical device shipment requirements appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Overly Bureaucratic Procedures and Long Waits Cuts off Support to 22 Million Yemenis
By Maged SrourROME, Jun 28 2018 (IPS)As Yemen’s people struggle to survive amid what has been described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the stranglehold by both government coalition forces and rebels over the country’s main ports of entry and distribution is cutting off a lifeline of support to 22 million people. Amnesty International, in a report published on Jun. 22 after seven months of extensive research, said that the Saudi-led government coalition are blocking the entrance of essential humanitarian aid, including food, fuel and medicines. And any distribution of this aid is slowed by Houth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia:  UN experts push for prompt release of women human rights defenders
A ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia may have officially ended at the weekend, but on Wednesday, nine United Nations experts called for the immediate release of a number of women ’s rights defenders who were imprisoned following a government crackdown which began in mid-May. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Saudi women take the wheel, UN chief hopes end of driving ban creates more opportunities for kingdom ’s women and girls
United Nations Secretary-General Ant ónio Guterres has welcomed the lifting on Sunday of the driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia and expressed his hope that ending the prohibition will generate more new opportunities for women in the Kingdom. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neovasc touts first US implantation of Reducer angina device
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today that its Reducer device designed for treating refractory angina was used in its first procedure in the US. The Reducer system is designed to alter blood flow in the heart’s circulatory system to increase perfusion of oxygenated blood to ischemic areas of heart muscle, and can be placed in a minimally invasive transvenous procedure, the Vancouver-based company said. “We are pleased to provide this patient the opportunity to receive a Reducer implanted under Compassionate Use. As our studies and patients in multiple geographies, including Europe, Israel and ...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

Saudi MERS outbreaks killed 23 over four months: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Outbreaks of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) killed 23 people in Saudi Arabia between Jan. 21 and May 31 this year, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Disease news outbreak for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Saudi Arabia. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

An analysis of prevalence rates of Saudi's students with emotional and behavior problems and its effects of gender and age - Keshky MESE, Alahmadi NA.
Emotional and Behavioral Problems (EBPs) have an adverse impact on a child's education performance. EBPs have been considerably addressed in the Europe and North America nonetheless in Middle East, North Africa and most parts of Asia including Saudi Arabia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Are good intentions good enough for reducing CT dose?
CT radiation dose has been the target of a variety of recommendations, protocols,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT dose comes under close scrutiny in Saudi Arabia Does organ-specific CT dose reduction really reduce dose? AI method lowers radiation dose, speeds scanning times 3 ways to cut variability in CT radiation dose CT radiation dose tracking reveals global disparities (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Civilians Must Be Protected as Hudeidah Comes Under Assault
Physicians for Human Rights is horrified by an attack launched today by the Saudi-led coalition on the Yemeni city of Hudeidah, despite repeated calls for all parties to exercise military restraint on this vital port which serves as a lifeline to hundreds of thousands of civilians. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The spatial distribution of crime and population density in Saudi Arabia - Algahtany M, Kumar L, Barclay E, Khormi HM.
This study examined the relationship between crime and place across the 13 provinces of Saudi Arabia using geographic information systems techniques based on population density, identifying and visualising the spatial distributions of national and regional... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Yemen: Airstrike hits MSF cholera treatment center in Abs
This attack by the Saudi- and Emirati-led coalition shows complete disrespect for medical facilities and patients. Health centers are #NotATarget.   Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

FDAnews Announces — Real-World Serialization in Life Sciences — 2018:...
Serialization is a still-new requirement for drugmakers in the U.S. And drug regulators globally from Brazil and Argentina to South Korea and Saudi Arabia are fast adopting new rules too....(PRWeb June 11, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15548291.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PHR Signs Joint Letter Urging UN Secretary General to Act on Saudi Arabia
PHR joins NGO call urging UN Secretary General to act on Saudi Arabia. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Atiku, Saudi German Hospital in Joint Venture to Establish 100-Bed Hospital, Referral Centre
[This Day] In a quest to diversify his businesses and creating more jobs for Nigerians, former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has partnered with the management of Saudi German Hospital, Dubai to establish a referral centre and a 100-bed hospital in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news