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Evaluation of psychological needs a major step toward providing high-quality breast cancer treatment: Consultant
October 16, 2017

Prof. Ahmed Ali Saadeddin, consultant in clinical oncology and clinical tutor at the Department of Adult Oncology at King Abdul Aziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh, said that “the psychological needs of breast cancer patients should be divided into a wide range of social, psychological and physical responsibilities for both the patient and her family. The evaluation of these needs should be a major step toward providing high-quality treatment,"...

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Saudi Research Center discovers 41 genes identifying family genetic cancer
October 16, 2017

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and the Research Center in Riyadh has recorded a new scientific achievement in the field of cancer research, the first of its kind in the region.

A genetic package containing 41 genes called Hereditary Onco-genesis Predisposition Evaluation (HOPE) can identify patients with family cancer or those who have a genetic predisposition to cancer, by examining"...

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Results from Phase 2 Studies of Oral Ozanimod in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis to Be Presented at World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017
October 16, 2017

In the STEPSTONE open-label study, ozanimod demonstrated meaningful clinical and endoscopic improvements in patients with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease at week 12

In the TOUCHSTONE open-label extension study, ozanimod continued to demonstrate clinically meaningful results in moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis across multiple measures of disease activity"...

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Tobacco tax in Saudi Arabia: 213% increase in smokers seeking help to quit
October 15, 2017

Statistics from the Ministry of Health indicated that there has been a higher demand in the Kingdom from people seeking help to give up smoking in the wake of the rise in tobacco prices announced on June 11.
The rate of people seeking help from clinics has increased by 213 percent during the past three months in comparison with the same period last year.
Sharifa Al-Zahrani, the head of the ministry’s smoking cessation clinics, said that taxes are"...

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Saudi breast cancer survivor: A story of hope and faith
October 14, 2017

A woman’s power lies in her hope, love, faith and gratitude for life. Women are always stronger than their tears and skin. But when it comes to facing cancer, a woman can choose to be a real fighter or a weak soldier in life.
Rubaiyat participated in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting “Pink Week” in Jeddah from October 3-7.
Pink Week is five days of pink-themed activities that included motivational speakers. In collaboration with"...

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AHF Donates 1 Million Sanitary Pads, Calls on Governments to Support Menstrual Health for Girls
October 14, 2017

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is putting the spotlight on menstrual health for young women and girls through the donation of one million sanitary pads to three countries in Africa: Uganda, Nigeria and Zambia. The symbolic gesture is in honor of the 2017 International Day of the Girl Child; a United Nations recognized day that promotes the rights of girls and addresses gender inequality issues that put young women and girls at a disadvantage. It is commemorated on October 11 of every year. According to a UNESCO report, 1 in 10 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their menstrual periods, which is about 20% of a given school year, and so many more drop out of school completely once they start menstruating due to lack of sanitary pads and menstrual health services. “At the AIDS Healthcare......

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Madinah governor inaugurates anti-drugs youth forum
October 12, 2017

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Monday inaugurated a nine-day youth forum on narcotics control.
The director general of drug control in the Kingdom, Maj. Gen. Ahmad Saadi Al-Zahrani, and representatives from government and non-governmental religious, cultural and social bodies attended the inauguration.
The prince also opened an exhibition that will run concurrently with the forum to create awareness about the dangerous effects of drugs. He was"...

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Ferring Strengthens Growth Hormone Franchise Zomacton® Through Acquisition of ZomaJet™ Needle-Free Injector Device
October 10, 2017

  • Ferring enters agreement with Antares Pharma Inc. for worldwide rights to ZomaJet™ needle-free injector device
  • ZomaJet is used to deliver Ferring’s Zomacton® (somatropin), indicated to treat Growth Hormone Deficiency in children and Turner Syndrome in girls
  • ZomaJet helps increase adherence to treatment through its needle-free feature and the ability to self-administer 1,2,3

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Awareness for early diagnosis of breast cancer remains low
October 8, 2017

Breast cancer experts who gathered here for a media workshop on Saturday agreed that greater awareness is needed in society to encourage women to conduct mammograms to have an early diagnosis of possible malignancy.

The doctors said early diagnosis means effective treatment, reduced rate of progression and a better quality life for patients. They noted that there must be awareness on different levels, including public, media and individual.
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KSMC's one-stop clinic speeds up access to obesity treatment
October 5, 2017

King Saud Medical City (KSMC) launched an integrated one-stop obesity screening service as part of the hospital’s ongoing efforts to offer patients the highest standards of care. The service also aims to offer patients an effective and efficient pathway that provides timely access to comprehensive care, including diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

More than 200 patients from various regions in the Kingdom suffering from obesity were screened"...

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