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After Two Years of Battling Infertility, Couple Is Now 12 Weeks Pregnant
August 21, 2019

Fakih IVF Center, one of the leading infertility centers in the GCC region, has once again helped a couple achieve their dream of starting their own family.

Committed to support families battling infertility, the fertility center randomly selects one couple from among its consultative patients to receive an IVF cycle, free of charge, each year, during National Infertility Awareness Week"...

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Misinformation, Lack of Access and Confusion Hamper the Ability of Smokers Who Don’t Quit to Consider Better Alternatives, a New International Study from PMI Shows
August 20, 2019

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE:PM) today released a white paper titled “Unsmoke: Clearing the Way for Change” based on findings from a major international study conducted for the company by independent research firm Povaddo. There is no question that, while the best choice is to quit cigarettes and nicotine altogether, the reality is that many people don’t. The survey—conducted in 13 countries among adults aged 21 to 74—forms"...

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Health aid for 400 worshippers in Madinah
August 18, 2019

RIYADH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, in cooperation with Madinah Health Department, provided health services to more than 400 pilgrims as part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Guests Program since they arrived in Madinah after performing Hajj rituals. The ministry equipped six medical clinics with equipment and staff working around the clock to provide services to guests of the program.
Separately, the US envoy to Saudi Arabia"...

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Interventional Cardiologist successfully performs a rare Carotid Stent
August 18, 2019

Amna, a 43-year-old female started experiencing poor vision in her right eye a few weeks prior to evaluation. Being a diabetic, she decided to seek medical attention and possible intervention by an expert. On visiting Emirates Hospital - Jumeirah (EHJ), an Emirates Healthcare Company and an internationally recognised 100-bed beacon of progress in the region’s healthcare system, she was referred to her Interventional Cardiologist of choice who diagnosed severe"...

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2019 Edogawa NICHE Prize Awarded to Dr. Steven Rosenberg for His Pioneering Feat in Tackling Cancer with Immunotherapy
August 15, 2019

The Edogawa NICHE Committee today announced that the 2019-Edogawa NICHE Prize (www.edogawanicheprize.org) has been awarded to Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, for his pioneering work in developing effective adoptive immunotherapies and genetically modified T cells which has heralded the birth of a new chapter in the fight against cancer. Dr. Rosenberg’s accomplishment has significantly contributed to the development of several immune system-based drugs and clinically effective immunotherapies including the CAR-T cell therapy. Dr. Rosenberg is an epitome of significance of inter-disciplinary interaction in developing clinical solutions, who after his Medical degree at Johns Hopkins University, obtained doctorate in Biophysics. Now leads a strong interdisciplinary team devoted to find novel solutions to......

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AHF Applauds Appointment of Winnie Byanyima as Head of UNAIDS
August 15, 2019

AHF lauded today a historic decision by the United Nations Secretary-General to appoint Winnie Byanyima as the new Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Byanyima, who is a prominent Ugandan diplomat and humanitarian, will be the first woman Executive Director to lead the agency since its launch in 1996.

Byanyima’s appointment comes in the wake"...

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KSA hosted a successfully haj season
August 14, 2019

MINA — The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulated Saudi Arabia Government and the Ministry of Health for successfully hosting the haj season 1440/2019 without a single public health event or disease outbreak being reported among pilgrims performing the haj.

In addition, WHO expressed its deep appreciation to all the health care heroes and volunteers for their dedication in providing health care services to 2.5 million pilgrims.
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Concept Medical Granted “Breakthrough Device Designation” by FDA for MagicTouch PTA Sirolimus Coated Balloon
August 14, 2019

Concept Medical Inc. (CMI) has been granted Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for MagicTouch PTA (Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty), its Sirolimus drug coated balloon (DCB) catheter, for the treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) in Below-the-Knee (BTK). Concept Medical Inc. is backed by cardiologist, philanthropist and serial entrepreneur Dr. Kiran Patel, a staunch supporter of innovative and disruptive medical devices, providing breakthrough treatments to the people of the world. Under the leadership of drug delivery pioneer Dr. Manish Doshi, the company has initiated an extensive range of worldwide clinical programs to create evidence for its innovative drug delivery devices. Concept Medical Inc has pioneered the Sirolimus drug delivery platform technology (Nanolute Technology) which has a proven commercial history in the coronary applications in more than 30,000 patients worldwide. MagicTouch PTA Sirolimus......

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Emirates Hospital- Jumeirah, among five hospitals in the region to receive CORE certification
August 14, 2019

Emirates Hospital - Jumeirah was recently awarded the Collaboration of Organised and Recognised Endoscopy units (CORE) certificate by the World Endoscopy Organisation (WEO). Only five hospitals in the entire region received this recognition.

Through this recognition WEO is looking at reaching out to endoscopy units worldwide to improve the quality of practice of endoscopy. The certification"...

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Study Demonstrates Reduction in Mortality Using Masimo Noninvasive, Continuous Hemoglobin (SpHb®) and Pleth Variability Index (PVi®) Monitoring
August 8, 2019

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that in a study published in the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, researchers investigated the effects of implementing a hospital-wide fluid and blood administration protocol using two Masimo measurements: noninvasive, continuous hemoglobin (SpHb®) and pleth variability index (PVi®).1 To evaluate the impact of the implementation, they collected data on transfusions and mortality 30 and 90 days after surgery and compared the findings between two 11-month periods in 2013 and 2014. In the study, Dr. Jérôme Cros, Prof. Nathalie Nathan, and colleagues at Hôpital Dupuytren, part of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire of Limoges, France (CHU Limoges), sought to determine if the use of a goal-directed therapy (GDT) algorithm based......

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