Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
From 1 December 2018 through 31 December 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported five additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

NY Times, which censors the truth about vaccines and GMOs, accuses Netflix of "cowardice" for censoring show about Saudi Arabia
(Natural News) Oh, the hypocrisy of the U.S. mainstream media! Incredibly, some of the industry’s most respected journalists seem blissfully unaware of its double standards. Jim Rutenberg, writing for The New York Times (NYT), recently got on his soapbox good and proper about Netflix’s decision not to air an episode of the comedy show Patriot... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: A Virus Even More Dangerous Than Zika to Pregnant Women
The Zika virus must take the “ side roads ” into the placenta to infect a fetus, one researcher said — but the Rift Valley fever virus takes the “ expressway. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Zika Virus Pregnancy and Childbirth Epidemics Science Advances (Journal) University of Pittsburgh Saudi Arabia Africa Source Type: news

Associated head injuries and survival rate of patients with maxillofacial fractures in road traffic accident: a prospective study in Saudi Arabia - Aldwsari OM, Aldosari KH, Alzahrani MK, Alzahrani ZA, Alanazi AH, Alkhathlan KM, Alzahrani MG, Alzahrani AH, Al-Ghamdi S.
BACKGROUND: Every minute, an accident occurs in Saudi Arabia, causing 39,000 injuries and 7,000 deaths annually. Facial trauma or maxillofacial trauma (MFT) is a frequent presentation of road traffic accidents (RTAs), ranging from simple nasal fractures to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Research shows that wet cupping therapy can improve musculoskeletal pain
(Natural News) Many countries use wet cupping as a traditional therapy for relieving musculoskeletal pain, so researchers in Saudi Arabia and Singapore aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this traditional therapy through a systematic review. In their review, which was published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, they found that there... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: A Virus Even More Dangerous Than Zika to Pregnant Woman
The Zika virus must take the “ side roads ” into the placenta to infect a fetus, one researcher said — but the Rift Valley fever virus takes the “ expressway. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Zika Virus Pregnancy and Childbirth Epidemics Science Advances (Journal) University of Pittsburgh Saudi Arabia Africa Source Type: news

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand ‘now in a secure place’ says UNHCR
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday that 18-year-old Saudi national Rahaf Mohammed Al-qunun, who had been stranded at Bangkok airport after fleeing her family in Kuwait, saying that she would be killed if forced to return, was “now in a secure place”. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enemies for hire: Muslim WaPo contributor caught on video firing missile, chanting “Death to America”
(Natural News) In recent weeks editors at The Washington Post were aghast at the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a long-time Saudi Arabian activist who was most likely murdered, and in a gruesome way, by operatives of his own government. Post editors were upset because Khashoggi wrote an occasional column for the paper, but that wasn’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netflix censors left-wing comic to appease Saudi regime as tech giants go all-in with tyranny
(Natural News) Do you remember when the advent of social media was hailed as the 21st century equivalent of the printing press — platforms of democracy that would open up the world’s oppressed to previously unfamiliar concepts of freedom and liberty? It’s been a while, but we remember those heady days and the promise of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How An Oil Boom in West Texas Is Reshaping the World
My view from the window seat of a small regional jet landing in Midland, Texas, is either a testament to the advances of human civilization or a sign of its impending demise, depending on your perspective. Countless oil wells, identified by their glowing red flames, dot the dark landscape. We are descending into the Permian Basin, the heart of American oil country, where the massive oil and gas boom is changing not just Texas but also the nation and the world. This year the region is expected to generate an average of 3.9 million barrels per day, roughly a third of total U.S. oil production, according to the U.S. Departmen...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized energy Source Type: news

Venture investing in 2018: Seed deals, Saudis, scooters and more
A closer look at the top stories of 2018 that were connected to the flood of cash that swept into Silicon Valley and how it may play out in the new year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Venture investing in 2018: Seed deals, Saudis, scooters and more
A closer look at the top stories of 2018 that were connected to the flood of cash that swept into Silicon Valley and how it may play out in the new year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Trends in occupational injuries and diseases among Saudi and non-Saudi insured workers - Abbas M, Kashif M, Balkhyour M, Ahmad I, Asam ZU, Saeed R.
BACKGROUND: The ongoing industrial and infrastructural development in Saudi Arabia carries a high risk of occupational injuries/diseases. AIMS: To compare trends in occupational injuries and diseases among Saudi and non-Saudi insured workers. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
From 31 October through 30 November 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported eight additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including two deaths. Details of these cases can be found in a separate document (see link below). From 2012 through 30 November 2018, the total number of laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV cases reported globally to WHO under IHR (2005) is 2274 with 806 associated deaths. The total number of deaths includes the deaths that WHO is aware of to date through follow-up with affected member states. (Source: ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Prevalence of sexual abuse among secondary school students in Saudi Arabia - Al-Eissa MA, Saleheen HN, Al-Wallan NS, AlKashan MY, AlSubaie NJ, Almuneef MA.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a public health problem that has been found to be linked to negative health outcomes. Data on CSA in Saudi Arabia are limited, and there are many gaps in research in this field. The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

3 Saudi Arabian plants show potential for treating cancer
(Natural News) Despite the countless medical breakthroughs in recent years, cancer is still the major cause of illness and death around the globe. But according to a study, three plants from Saudi Arabia can be used to develop potential cures for cancer. Back in 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) recorded an alarming 8.8 million cancer-related deaths.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The prevalence of benzodiazepines utilization and its association with falls among Saudi older adults; results from the Saudi national survey for elderly Health (SNSEH) - Aljawadi MH, Khoja AT, Alhammad AM, AlOtaibi AD, Al-Shammari SA, Khoja TA.
PURPOSE: First, to determine benzodiazepines prevalence (BDZs) among Saudi older adults (SOA); Second, to quantify the association between BDZs use and falls among SOA. Third, to determine falls effect on all-cause mortality among SOA. METHODS: Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Telehealth helps with healthcare accessibility challenges in Saudi Arabia
Patients living in rural areas and smaller cities have to travel to get to the healthcare they need, which makes telehealth more valuable,   says Wael A. Kabli, Cura CEO. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Global Differences in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Reporting
Conclusion Large disparities exist surrounding OHCA patients among three different high-income countries. In addition to this, there are significant gaps in capturing, reporting, sharing and analyzing OHCA data across regional and national borders. Uniformity of reporting standards continue to hinder the epidemiological evidence base for OHCA. Much about OHCA epidemiology is still unknown in many regions of the world, including countries with regional OHCA surveillance in place. These findings present considerable challenges not only nationally, but globally for evaluating the global burden of out-of-hospital cardiac arres...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Schulz, MS, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Divide Continues Between Nations and Companies at United Nations Climate Talks
(KATOWICE, Poland) — Divisions deepened at the U.N. climate talks Thursday, pitting rich nations against poor ones, oil exporters against vulnerable island nations, and those governments prepared to act on global warming against those who want to wait and see. The stakes were raised by a scientific report that warned achieving the most ambitious target in the 2015 Paris climate accord to limit emissions is getting increasingly difficult. Fresh figures released this week showed that emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped the highest in seven years, making the task of cutting those emissions one day to zero e...
Source: TIME: Science - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: FRANK JORDANS / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate onetime Source Type: news

"Solar flow battery" soaks up sunlight and stores it as energy for on-demand use
(Natural News) A joint effort between American and Saudi Arabian researchers produced a gadget that combines the functions of a battery and a solar cell. They reported that their “solar flow battery” can absorb sunlight, convert it into chemical energy, and hold the energy until there is need for it. The Science Daily article explained... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gabon: Video of Ailing President Raises More Questions Than Answers
[RFI] Gabon's President Ali Bongo has for the first time, since his hospitalisation in Saudi Arabia last month, appeared in two videos filmed in Rabat where he is continuing treatment for an unknown illness. Bongo met with Moroccan King Mohammed VI as well as top government officials. However, his appearance continues to raise questions about the state of his health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cerner's role in transforming healthcare in Saudi Arabia
Cerner is aligned with IHI's " Quadruple Aim, " which includes improving patient and clinician experience well as lowering overall cost of care, says Ali Slimani, Cerner's general manager of strategic partnerships for Middle East sales. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A Saudi entrepreneur and Amish farmers bring camel milk to America
Saudi entrepreneur Walid Abdul-Wahab works with Amish and Mennonite farmers to bring camel milk to the US market. He believes camel milk is a superfood. How does the evidence stack up? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust exploring commercial deal with Saudi Arabia
A foundation trust is working on a commercial partnership with Saudi Arabia. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Two physicians condemn use of disease and famine as weapons of war in Yemen
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Two Massachusetts General Hospital physicians call on medical and public health communities around the world to condemn the attacks on health care facilities and services in Yemen conducted by the Saudi-led coalition in the three-year-old war. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Saudi regulators adjust MDMA submission timeframe
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Medical device regulators at the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) have updated deadlines for pending Medical Device Market Application (MDMA) submissions. 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 adjust MDMA submission timeframe appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
From 16 through 30 October 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported four additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including one death. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of emergency department staff towards disaster and emergency preparedness at tertiary health care hospital in central Saudi Arabia - Nofal A, Alfayyad I, Khan A, Al Aseri Z, Abu-Shaheen A.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the knowledge, practices, and attitudes regarding disaster and emergency preparedness among Emergency Department (ED) staff.  Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Tertiary health care hospital in central Riyadh, Kingd... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Yemen urged to end ‘economic war’ on its people
Weak currency and withheld wages exacerbate impact of Saudi-led coalition’s bombing (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Black seed honey comparable to manuka in treating wound infections caused by MRSA
(Natural News) It’s time to look at the writings on the wall: The global problem with antibiotic resistance isn’t going away anytime soon, and should nothing be done about it, it will result in more than 10 million deaths each year by 2050, according to the World Health Organization. A study led by researchers from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
From 17 September through 15 October 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported eight additional cases of MERS-CoV infection, including three deaths. Of the eight cases reported, three were hospital contacts from one hospital in Dammam and two were household contacts in Riyadh. Details of these cases can be found in a separate document (see link below). From 2012 through 15 October 2018, the total global number of laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV cases reported to WHO is 2262 with 803 associated deaths. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

NMC Health, Hassana Investment sign agreement to build Saudi healthcare network
NMC Health said it has signed an agreement with Hassana Investment Company, the investment arm of the General Organization for Social Insurance (GoSI) of Saudi Arabia, to develop a pan Saudi Arabian network of world-class healthcare facilities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UDI: 5 Opportunities You May Not Have Considered
It may only be three letters, but for some manufacturers, UDI is a four-letter word. There are others who see the regulation as an opportunity to better understand product performance, speed up regulatory approval and coverage decisions, and improve the cost of doing business with customers. For those not familiar with the acronym, an increasing number of regulatory bodies around the world, including the U.S. FDA and the European Commission, are requiring manufacturers to fulfill three primary requirements: 1) assign unique device identifiers (UDIs) to their products; 2) label those products with the UDIs in both human and...
Source: MDDI - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Karen Conway Tags: Labeling Source Type: news

The Right to Choose
Manes Feston, flanked by her children, holds her four-month-old son Fedson. He was one of triplets but his siblings died because of a lack of welfare support. High fertility rates can be seen in much of Africa with four or more births per woman. Generally, these countries are poorer with limited access to quality healthcare and contraception. Credit: Travis Lupick/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 2018 (IPS)Reproductive choice can transform the world and our goals towards a sustainable society, a new report says.Every year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) examines the state of the world populatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations fertility Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Peppermint shows potential for killing drug-resistant bacteria
(Natural News) Many plants have great potential in treating infectious diseases, especially drug-resistant ones. One of these plants is peppermint (Mentha piperita). Researchers from Najran University in Saudi Arabia have found that peppermint has potent antibacterial activity, making it a great potential antibacterial agent against many multi-drug resistant pathogens. In the study, which was published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Journalist Disappears, Companies Reconsider Saudi Investment
U.S. executives are pulling out of an investment conference scheduled to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, next week — as controversy swirls around the disappearance of a missing Saudi journalist. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Ydstie Source Type: news

Wearables support health, build research data to help patients in Saudi Arabia
Manal Almalki, PhD, of Jazan University in Saudi Arabia, is empowering patients to monitor their health at home so they can gain insights into their own body using wearables; the tool is also aggregating data during the patient-run experiments. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Continuing incarceration of women ’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, ‘reprehensible’: UN experts
UN human rights experts are urging Saudi Arabia to “immediately and unconditionally” release all women human rights defenders, including six imprisoned on charges relating to their peaceful defence of human rights. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oils taken from the lemon-scented gum and the Monterey cypress can be used to treat bacterial infections
(Natural News) A recent study carried out by an international team of researchers has established the therapeutic potential of two trees that are common to Egypt. The research led by Mohamed Salem of Alexandria University, along with collaborators from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and the Medical University of Lublin in Poland, evaluated the antibacterial and antifungal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The one good thing about Brexit? Leaving the EU ’s disgraceful farming system | George Monbiot
The government ’s plans are an improvement, but still fatally flawed. We need a proper agriculture debateI ’m a remainer, but there’s one result of Brexit I can’t wait to see: leaving the EU’s common agricultural policy. This is the farm subsidy system that spends€50bn (£44bn) a year on achieving none of its objectives. It is among the most powerful drivers of environmental destruction in the northern hemisphere. Because payments are made only for land that ’s in “agricultural condition”, the system creates a perverse incentive to clear wildlife habitats, even in p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Farming Agriculture Science Wildlife Environment Food Brexit UK news European Union Politics Animal welfare Animals World news Source Type: news

Factors mediating the impacts of child abuse and intimate partner violence on chronic pain: a cross-sectional study - Alhalal E, Ford-Gilboe M, Wong C, Albuhairan F.
BACKGROUND: Most research on the health impacts of intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse has been conducted in Western countries and may not be generalizable to women living in different contexts, such as Saudi Arabia. Chronic pain, a disabling h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sudan:School Meals in Sudan Get a Nutritious Boost From the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
[WFP] WFP provides daily school meals and take-home rations to more than 27,000 children in 47 schools throughout South Kordofan State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ten die of MERS in Saudi Arabia among 32 cases in last three months: WHO
Ten people have died among 32 infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia since June in a series of clusters of the viral disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
From 1 June through 16 September 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 32 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including 10 deaths. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

How to increase your yield of "Spunta" potatoes
(Natural News) The potato is an important food plant around the world, especially in Saudi Arabia. Given the limited amount of arable land, improving the yield of the food crop is important. Saudi researchers went through the effort of compiling a soil and water quality index (SWQI) that helps determine the best mix of soil... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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