MERS raises its ugly head again

An expat in Taif has been infected with the MERS coronavirus, the Health Ministry reported on Tuesday. “The 40-year-old worker was suffering from various diseases,” the ministry stated, adding that he has been admitted to the ICU of a local hospital for specialized treatment. The ministry reported another MERS case in Hanakiya near Madinah during […]
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Obesity continues to be the major cause of heart diseases – say experts

VLCC launches wellness camps across its UAE centres to create awareness about obesity and its adverse effect on the heart Dubai – VLCC, the leading wellness brand in Middle East and South Asia, has launched exclusive health camps to fight obesity in the UAE. Observing World Heart Day, which is marked globally every year on […]
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Vaccinations for 50-plus advised

Dubai: It’s not just toddlers who need to be vaccinated, with the threat of pneumococcal diseases like meningitis, respiratory infections and pneumonia in crowded places. Adults above the age of 50 with compromised immunity need to be vaccinated too. A recent study titled ‘Pneumococcal disease in the Arabian Gulf: Recognising the challenge and moving toward […]
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KSA breaks new ground in cardiac procedures

A medical team from King Abdullah Medical City hospital broke new ground when it managed to unblock veins and arteries and replace aortic valves without performing bypass surgery. The medical team cured five patients with heart problems through performing successful arterial cardiac catheterization procedures. Dr. Osama Al-Khatib, president of the cardiac center at King Abdullah […]
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