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

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

Saudi Arabia bans fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state
GENEVA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has bannned imports of frozen and processed fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state, citing the risk from an outbreak of Nipah virus, Saudi Arabia said in a filing published by World Trade Organization on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Oil companies in Saudi Arabia use nanotechnology for petroleum extraction to minimize environmental pollution
(Natural News) There are few greater oxymorons than “environment-friendly oil company,” especially if said company is the biggest example in the world. But Saudi Aramco is trying to do just that, using nanotechnology to max out the petroleum from its oil wells while minimizing environmental pollution, an article in Nanowerks stated. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) professor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Death certificate errors in one Saudi Arabian hospital - Aljerian K.
This study assessed the accuracy of death certification at one major hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We collected all certificates from 1997 to 2016 and scored them on the degree of accuracy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia to create the world's largest solar project as the kingdom tries to wean off its dependence on oil
(Natural News) Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, is planning to create the largest solar project in the world, as the kingdom tries to move away from its dependence on oil, according to a report by Bloomberg. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son revealed the $200 billion solar project on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Yemen: Living under the daily barrage of airstrikes
The international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes in northwest  Yemen, leaving people living in the region more vulnerable than ever.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Living under the daily barrage of airstrikes
The intensified air assault led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates leaves civilians in northwest Yemen more vulnerable than ever.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

North Yemen: Living under the daily barrage of airstrikes
May 14, 2018Since December 2017 the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes against Houthi rebels in northwestYemen, leaving people living in the region more vulnerable than ever.Just a few kilometers from the frontline lies Haydan village in Saada governorate, a mountainous region with almost no medical facilities. The endless barrage of airstrikes has made transport here extremely challenging. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most Solar & Wind Potential
Tianyi Luo is a senior manager with the Aqueduct Project at the Global Water Program at World Resources Institute.By Tianyi LuoWASHINGTON DC, May 11 2018 (IPS)Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a good thing for the economy, it challenges nations—particularly ones that are water-stressed—to better manage their limited water resources and invest in the right energy systems.Power generatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tianyi Luo Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Effect of public transportation in reducing passenger car trips to schools in Al-Khobar-Dhahran metropolitan area, Saudi Arabia - Ratrout NT, Gazder U, Assi KJ.
In this study, use of sustainable transport strategy in the form of public transport has b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sacramento health care software company seeks $36 million in damages against international business partners
E*Healthline, a Sacramento-based health care software company, is seeking $36 million in damages in a lawsuit against Malaysian pharmaceutical company Pharmaniaga Berhad and Saudi Arabian investment company Modern Industrial Investment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Sacramento health care software company seeks $36 million in damages against international business partners
E*Healthline, a Sacramento-based health care software company, is seeking $36 million in damages in a lawsuit against Malaysian pharmaceutical company Pharmaniaga Berhad and Saudi Arabian investment company Modern Industrial Investment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Nigeria:Foreign Hospital Seeks to Help Nigeria Defeat Cancer
[Vanguard] Abuja -A leading health care provider in the Middle East, the Saudi-German Hospital, Tuesday expressed the desire to help Nigeria win the fight against cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen: Scores of civilians treated after airstrikes target Sana ’a city center
Airstrikes by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition aimed at the Presidential office in the heart of Sana ’a, Yemen, killed at least six people and injured 72 others.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Scores of civilians treated after airstrikes target Sana ’a city center
Press releaseYemen: Scores of civilians treated after airstrikes target Sana ’a city centerMay 08, 2018NEW YORK/SANA'A, MAY 8, 2018—A series of airstrikes by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition aimed at the Presidential office in the heart of Sana’a, Yemen, killed at least six people and injured 72 others on Monday morning, according to staff at two hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières ( MSF) who received the dead and wounded. The airstrikes took place in a bustling area near a hotel, bank, pharmacies, and shops. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

AstraZeneca and Luye Pharma Group enter agreement for rights to Seroquel and Seroquel XR in the UK, China and other international markets
AstraZeneca has entered into an agreement with Luye Pharma Group, Ltd. (Luye Pharma) for the sale and licence of the rights to Seroquel and Seroquel XR in the UK, China and other international markets, including Brazil, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, Argentina, Malaysia and South Africa. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Climate change to cause dramatic drop in Persian Gulf biodiversity and fisheries potential
(University of British Columbia) The Persian Gulf, also known as the Arabian Gulf, may lose up to 12 per cent of its marine biodiversity in some areas before the end of the century if countries in the region do not take measures to address climate change. A business-as-usual climate scenario will severely affect species richness off the coast of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the end of the century. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Human Trafficking for Organs: Ending abuse of the Poorest
By Maged SrourROME, Apr 30 2018 (IPS)Organ transplantation is one of the most incredible medical achievements of the past century. Since the first successful transplants, which took place in the 1950s, organ transplantation has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Dr. Francis Delmonico, is a transplant surgeon with a long career, serving also as an Adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO). Credit: Harvard Health Policy ReviewGlobally about 125,000 people undergo organ transplantation each year. This number is small in the face of demand for organs widely outstripping supply and consequently c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

WHO Director-General visits Saudi Arabia
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, and King Salman Ben Abdel Aziz of Saudi Arabia (right) 30 April 2018, Riyadh – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, paid his first visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday on 29 April to meet with the Custodian of the 2 Holy Mosques, King Salman Ben Abdel Aziz.  “It has been a great honour to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – a highly valued partner in global health, said Dr Tedros. We look forward to expanding on this important collaboration through the coming years. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a key strategic partner both in ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 29, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 27, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From DuPuy Synthes’s spinal implant launch to Lumendi’s FDA clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. DePuy Synthes launches spinal implants DePuy Synthes announced in an April 26 press release that it has launched its Proti 360º integrated titanium family of interbody devices that are designed to be used with patients who have degenerative disc disease in their neck and back. The Proti 360º is designed to maximize the potential for bone growth while offering the benefits of PEEK and titanium. Titanium create...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Implants Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Weight loss Abbott Apollo Endosurgery cerusendovascular depuysynthes Lumendi MedTech Pavmed reshapelifesciences sanqu Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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