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Continuing the Conversation About Breast Cancer Within Saudi Arabia
October 30, 2014

As we near the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are some universal truths we can take away from the stories of hope, loss and survival we've all heard and shared. We know this disease respects no border, no age, no race, and increasingly no gender. We know that early detection and treatment are keys to saving lives. We know that education and awareness can go a long way toward building a cancer-free future.


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Rise in MERS cases prompts Saudi warning to residents
October 28, 2014

Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry on Monday urged residents of the world's top oil exporter to renew precautions against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) after a rise in new cases of the disease since early September.


The Health Ministry has announced a total of 23 confirmed new cases this month of the virus, which causes coughing, fever and sometimes fatal pneumonia. In addition to the 12 cases detected in September, this brings the total number in the kingdom to 777 since it was identified"......

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Eminent Dubai Ophthalmologist honored at the House of Lords in London
October 26, 2014

Internationally acclaimed Dubai-based Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Director and Associate Professor at the Imperial Healthcare Institute, Dr. Vinod Gauba has been awarded the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Gold Medal 2014 for his impressive contributions to healthcare. Known for his constant drive to help the less fortunate and visually impaired, the eminent doctor was presented with the award for his pioneering role in the field of ophthalmology at the House of"...

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Thuraya partners with SOS Children’s Villages to connect remote communities in the Central African Republic
October 23, 2014

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator today announced its partnership with SOS Children’s Villages International’s Gulf Area Office to bring satellite connectivity to remote communities in the Central African Republic (CAR). The collaboration facilitates communication between SOS Children’s Villages in the CAR, helping"...

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Planet Beach Saudi Arabia Hosts Valuable Breast Cancer Event
October 22, 2014


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Planet Beach Saudi Arabia hosted an event on October 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to honor survivors.


Planet Beach Saudi Arabia blanketed itself in pink, as they recognized breast cancer survivors and their families. Several area sponsors provided decorations"...

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Awareness drive on bone disease launched
October 21, 2014

On the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day on Oct. 20, a medical technology giant has launched an awareness campaign about the risks of osteoporosis on sufferers’ health and quality of life, as well as on the best ways to prevent such a serious disease from occurring and spreading.

Dr. Walid Awwad at King Khalid University, speaking on behalf of the campaign by Medtronic, warned against underestimating the risks and health hazards of osteoporosis on the Saudi people: "The majority of fragility fracture patients are neither...

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Boehringer Ingelheim Initiates Global Phase III Study Investigating nintedanib* in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Refractory to Standard Treatments
October 21, 2014

• LUME-COLON 1 will evaluate the efficacy and safety of nintedanib* in specific patients with colorectal cancer, whose disease has progressed on previous treatment

• The study builds on the early efficacy sign observed in previous studies with nintedanib* in colorectal and lung cancer

• The study will"...

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Immunization campaign launched Kingdom-wide
October 20, 2014

The Ministry of Health launched an immunization campaign against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) throughout the Kingdom on Sunday in coordination with the Ministry of Education.

MMR vaccines are being given to students in grade one.

Following the launch, Abdullah Asiri, assistant deputy minister for preventive medicine, said that the vaccination campaign will be carried out in government, private, international and community schools across the Kingdom.

He added that the program is being undertaken to prevent all...

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Health Insurance Companies on the Abu Dhabi Residency Website
October 19, 2014

General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi received a memorandum from the Health Authority- Abu Dhabi, which includes the updated list of approved health insurance companies by the authority.


Health Authority- Abu Dhabi expressed their appreciation for the continuous cooperation with the"...

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Abu Dhabi Medical Efforts Hailed in Organizing the Pan Medical Conference
October 19, 2014

Many of the physicians participating in the Pan Medical Conference “Women’s Health”, hailed the outstanding efforts of the Abu Dhabi Police Medical Services in organizing the conference, and in attracting the best consultants to showcase the latest medical developments in the field of women’s health through the Pan Medical Conference.


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