Intrusive Thoughts and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Intrusive thoughts are threatening thoughts that constantly occur to a person without conscious or voluntary control. These thoughts are capable of creating severe anxiety when they enter the mind. They play a vital role in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as they have a significant impact on the people affected by it. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-traumatic […]
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Adderall Misuse May Be Hidden Part of Teen Amphetamine Abuse

American teens underestimate their use of amphetamines, likely because many don’t know that the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Adderall is an amphetamine, a new study suggests. High school and college students sometimes use Adderall, a type of stimulant medication, without a doctor’s order because they believe it will boost their mental function and school performance. […]
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Does smell sensitivity change everyday?

It has always been apparent that some individuals have a better sense of smell than others, but a new study of 37 teens provides the first direct evidence that within each person, smell sensitivity varies over the course of each day. The pattern, according to the data, tracks with the body’s internal day-night cycle, or […]
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Cannabis can help children with epilepsy

Medical cannabinoids may benefit children undergoing chemotherapy and those who have epilepsy, according to a new study. Authors emphasized the need to weigh the risks and benefits of the drug and called for more research on pediatric use. “In this context, pediatricians, families, patients and policy makers continue to lack urgently needed information to make […]
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Arsenic: A cause of cancer?

A new paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that arsenic in drinking water may have one of the longest dormancy periods of any carcinogen. By tracking the mortality rates of people exposed to arsenic-contaminated drinking water in a region in Chile, the researchers provide evidence of increases in lung, bladder, […]
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Lucid dreaming could be real

In the 2010 film “Inception,” Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) describes his wife Mal’s trick for discerning reality from the fantastic dreamscape in which most of the film takes place: He uses what he calls a totem, a spinning top that will never fall over while he’s dreaming. But a totem, known to psychologists who study lucid […]
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Princess Haya Calls For More Sustainable Healthcare Systems In The Middle East

Dubai, 29th January, 2015: Held under the patronage of Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Leaders in Healthcare Conference opened today at the Dubai International Convention […]
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Arab Health 2015: New MRI solutions to boost patient comfort

Royal Philips has announced the launch of Ingenia 1.5T S at Arab Health 2015, a new MRI system designed for “First Time Right” imaging and for faster workflow, while enhancing the patient’s experience during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. Philips will showcase its Ingenia 1.5T S solution at the Sheikh SaaedHall 2, Stand S2C10, of […]
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Four new hospitals to improve eye care

Abdulilah bin Abbad Al-Tuwariqi, director general of King Khaled Eye Specialty Hospital, pointed out that the hospital has devised strategic plans to develop and modernize its facilities, in order to deal with future challenges. Its staff is also receiving continuous training to develop its skills to serve the patients better, Al-Tuwariqi added. “The training and […]
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GCC closes door on chronically ill expats

Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries have decided to only hire expatriates who are medically fit, to reduce pressure on their health services. This follows reports that about 10 percent of 2 million workers recruited annually by these states suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. “The member countries of the […]
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Gulf officials aim for joint health policy

Saudi Arabia will host this year the 78th meeting of Gulf Health Ministers Council, Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Marghalani said Sunday. The event will take place on Feb. 4 and 5, Marghalani told Arab News. The meeting will be held under the slogan “Measurement of the health systems, the road for excellence.” “We are aiming […]
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HMC to offer more paediatric services

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) plans on introducing more paediatric services to improve children’s well-being. Recently, HMC marked the opening of the first specialised chronic care and rehabilitation unit, Al Maha, for long-term ventilated children in Qatar. “We are working with the Home Healthcare Services at HMC to develop a paediatric home care programme. Having a […]
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Qatar gets advanced stem cell facility

The Virgin Health Bank (VHB) has announced the completion of one of the world’s most technologically advanced stem cell processing and storage facilities. The new facility which is located at the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) is the first of its kind in the country. It will provide families with access to world class […]
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Experts praise HMC’s cancer care for kids

Paediatric cancer care at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) recently earned the commendation of three paediatric cancer experts, who were visiting Qatar for a workshop held by HMC for medical staff involved in providing cancer care for children. Dr Abdullah Al Nasser, an oncologist from Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, expressed satisfaction […]
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Health ministers to discuss organ donations at meet

GCC Health Ministers Council’s 63rd session of the 70th Conference will open here today titled “Donation and Organ Transplantation”. A detailed report on the activities and achievements of the Executive Board of GCC Health Ministers Council will be discussed during the three-day conference apart from the follow-up of decisions and recommendations and recent updates related […]
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