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Ministry of Health urges hajj pilgrims to take vaccines before flying to Saudi Arabia
April 22, 2018

The Ministry of Health has urged all citizens and residents who want to perform the hajj pilgrimage this year to take two necessary vaccines before they fly off to Saudi Arabia.

The ministry stated, “Those citizens and residents who wish to perform hajj pilgrimage during this year and accepted by the electronic sorting announced by the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs have"...

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Saudi aid agency steps up relief work on Yemen’s west coast
April 22, 2018

King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Aid Center (KSRelief) has distributed 2,000 bags of wheat to displaced people from the western coast of Hodeida governorate to Aden as part of welfare operations in Yemen.
Yemen’s Minister of Local Administration and Higher Relief Committee chairman Abdul Raqeeb Fatah said KSRelief was seen as a beacon for humanitarian work.
More than 200 relief programs and projects had been carried out by the center in Yemen....

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No new cases of avian flu recorded, says ministry
April 21, 2018

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture announced on Friday that no cases of H5N8 avian flu had been recorded in Saudi Arabia in the previous 24 hours.

The ministry said 13,923 samples had been collected from the Saudi regions since the beginning of the spread of the disease.

The results revealed that"...

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Saudi forum to be held on safety, health at work
April 21, 2018

A two-day national forum in Saudi Arabia for occupational safety and health is to be hosted by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development in Riyadh this month to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

The two-day forum, which begins on April 28, targets occupation safety and health experts, employers and staff in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

It"...

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New Study Investigates the Utility of Masimo SpHb® in Post-operative Red Blood Cell (RBC) Transfusion Best Practices
April 20, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of an abstract presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Network for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management, Haemostatis and Thrombosis (NATA), in which researchers investigated the utility of Masimo noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb®) in supporting and enhancing red blood cell (RBC) transfusion best practices as part of post-operative patient blood management (PBM).1 In the study, Prof. Baricchi and colleagues in the Transfusion Medicine Unit, AUSL-IRCCS of Reggio Emilia and at the Department of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Parma, Italy, sought to evaluate the appropriateness of post-operative RBC transfusion over a three-year period (2013-2015), before and after implementation of a patient blood management......

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Minister allays fears of healthcare employees
April 19, 2018

Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah has allayed fears of public hospital employees who will be brought under a new healthcare transformation system, saying their services would not be terminated or transferred to the private sector without their consent.

The Health Ministry said it was still discussing with concerned government departments the future of employees who work in its hospitals that would be either brought under a self-financing system or"...

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No Bird Flu H5N8 Case Reported, in Saudi Arabia, Authorities Announce
April 18, 2018

The daily briefing of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture on avian influenza H5NB, announced that there was no infection reported, throughout the Kingdom, during the past 24 hours.
The ministry indicated that the number of samples collected since the beginning of the spread stood at 13861, from all regions of the Kingdom.
The results are 181 positive cases with elimination of 8925 birds, during the past 24 hours.
The Ministry also"...

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The Health Industry Summit (tHIS) to Play a Greater Role as China Set to Boost Health Industry for a Higher Level of National Health Care
April 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- The Health Industry Summit (tHIS) 2018 hosted by Reed Sinopharm, opened in Shanghai at the National Exhibition and Convention Center on 11 April 2018. This is the largest gathering of healthcare industry professionals in the world with well over 200,000 attendees from more than 150 countries and regions and over 7,000 exhibitors.

In"...

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Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly Announce an Academic Collaboration with University of Oxford to Investigate the Effects of Empagliflozin in People with Chronic Kidney Disease
April 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced an academic collaboration with the University of Oxford. EMPA-KIDNEY will investigate the effects of empagliflozin on the progression of kidney disease and the occurrence of cardiovascular death, in people with established chronic kidney disease with and without diabetes. The study will be independently conducted, analysed and reported"...

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Patient Safety Movement Foundation Supports the Tokyo Declaration on Patient Safety
April 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announced its support for the Tokyo Declaration on Patient Safety, which was put forward by Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom at the Third Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety, held in Tokyo, Japan on April 13-14, 2018. The Declaration asks countries to accelerate their progress toward improving patient safety globally by aligning incentives, increasing"...

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