Hundreds of young cancer patients are at risk of developing potentially fatal heart failure later in life as some drug treatments damage the organ, experts warned.
Some older cancer drugs can damage heart cells leading to heart failure, where the organ does not pump as efficiently.
The condition is difficult to treat and can require a heart [...]
An Australian study of families with genetic risk of bowel cancer has found that 50 percent of participants declined genetic testing when informed of insurance implications.
“This indicates that people have a significant fear of insurance discrimination which impacts their decision to have potentially life saving genetic testing,” says co-lead author Dr Louise Keogh, of the [...]
An AUB medical team successfully performed, at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, the first ‘artificial heart’ implant in Lebanon, thus saving the life of a 37-year-old man suffering from terminal heart failure.
Led by two AUB doctors, the six-hour operation took place on August 28 and was deemed successful as the patient survived the [...]
Sanofi aventis announced today that five doctors from across the GCC region have been awarded grants to implement new research, screening and care initiatives to prevent and treat diabetes across the Gulf.
The grants are part of Sanofi’s ‘Devoted’ initiative, launched in the Middle East in 2007 to improve and support the management and treatment of [...]
Sanofi-aventis has awarded five Gulf doctors with grants to improve diabetes management and implement new research, screening and care initiatives to prevent and treat diabetes across the Gulf. The grants, which are part of Sanofi’s ‘DEVOTED’ initiative, were launched in the Middle East in 2007 to improve and support the management and treatment of diabetes.