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Q2 Solutions Enhances Companion Diagnostics Capabilities in Collaboration with Illumina
October 25, 2016

Q2 Solutions, a global clinical trials laboratory services organization, today announced the expansion of its genomic companion diagnostics (CDx) capabilities. This comes as a result of an agreement between Q2 Solutions – EA Genomics and Illumina, a global leader in genomics, to establish a framework for developing next-generation sequencing-based (NGS) CDx assays."......

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Taiz sees urgent KSRelief medical aid as lifeline for city under siege
October 24, 2016

Thirty Houthi rebels were killed when they tried to infiltrate the Saudi-Yemen border, said Col. Daghash Al-Masradi, commander of the National Guard at Al-Rabuah Center. “Their weapons were seized by security forces.”
In a statement, Col. Al-Masradi said on Monday that two militia hideouts were identified on the border and were destroyed, adding that the fight to prevent the rebels from crossing the border is documented in video and audio recording.
In an exemplary heroic act, on Sunday night, one member of the National...

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MERS kills man in Hofuf and infects five others in a week
October 23, 2016

With the onset of winter, fresh incidents of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are being recorded in some parts of the Kingdom, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health here on Friday.
During the past seven days, six new cases of MERS, including one death, were reported in the Kingdom.
The death was of a 73-year-old Saudi man in Hofuf who was ailing for some time in hospital, while the other five cases were those of a 53-year-old Saudi man from Abha, a 72-year-old man from Riyadh, an expatriate,...

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Saudi Arabia sends urgent medical aid to Yemen
October 20, 2016

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid on Tuesday inaugurated the Immediate Relief Project for hospitals in the city of Taiz in Yemen in cooperation with the World Health Organization and the Humanitarian Relief Coalition with follow up of the Higher Medical Committee in the governorate.
The relief aid includes 12 tons of medicines and medical equipment to be distributed to 12 government and private hospitals and seven clinics in directorates outside the city.
The president of the Higher Medical Committee in the...

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World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) Signs Commitment to Support Patient Safety Movement’s Mission of Zero Patient Deaths by 2020
October 19, 2016

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) has signed a commitment to action and announced that it will support the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) and its mission to eliminate preventable deaths by the year 2020. Concurrently, the PSMF is joining the WFSA’s SAFE-T (Safe"......

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Saudi-made diaper gets international endorsement
October 18, 2016

The prestigious “Medical Wellness Association”, in a bid to help consumers decipher what is the best option for their babies, has done extensive research and analysis on the various options in the Saudi and global markets. And after all the data was in, they have decided for the first time to endorse a diaper brand, the first time in the world. “And it is one of our very own, a Saudi Diaper: Fine Baby!”


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Women’s health empowerment — handicap is not a drawback
October 18, 2016

The Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi Center for Excellence in Breast Cancer, with the cooperation of King Abdul Aziz University and Deaf Club for Women in Jeddah, on Monday organized a special program and workshop for speech- and hearing-impaired women.
The main aim of the program was to spread awareness on women’s health rights, especially for handicapped women in society.
A number of speech- and hearing-impaired women"...

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Oral GED-0301 Phase 1b Results Show Clinical Remission and Endoscopic Response at Week 12 in Patients with Active Crohn’s Disease
October 17, 2016

Endoscopic improvement seen across all treatment groups at 12 weeks

Safety and tolerability were consistent with previous studies

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG), today announced that data from a randomized, double-blind, multicenter, exploratory phase 1b study evaluating the effects of investigational oral GED-0301 (mongersen) 160 mg on both endoscopic response and clinical remission in patients with active Crohn’s disease will be"......

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Makkah to have pvt. medical university
October 14, 2016

The first medical university in the private sector will soon be established in Makkah. The university called “Makkah University’ will have all the medical specialties plus a university hospital. In the first phase, the university will have three faculties with a total of 1,000 boy and girl students. The university will start enrolling students in 2018.

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal,"...

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Al-Ryan Int’l Polyclinic in Jeddah offers 3-month free medical camp
October 12, 2016

Providing quality service to patients and ensuring excellence in medicine, Al-Ryan International Polyclinic in Jeddah is set to celebrate 23 years of successful medical services. The historic celebration will also witness the launch of a dental block with an experienced and hardworking team of dentists to provide treatment. The dental block will offer a host of comprehensive services at reasonable rates, such as tooth restorations, cosmetic dental care, including"...

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