A two-day conference on heart related problems is organized by The American College of Cardiology and the Saudi Heart Association in Jeddah. Dr. Syed Iqbal Rahmatullah, section head of the division of cardiology and director of heart failure and transplant program at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, told Arab News at Park Hyatt [...]
Dr. Hani Najm, president of the Saudi Heart Association, mentioned that the reasons around the growing incidence of heart diseases in the Kingdom are Obesity, smoking, junk food and lazy lifestyles.
Najm, at the opening of the 22nd Saudi Heart Association Conference at the Inter Continental Hotel in Riyadh on Monday, reported that 20% of deaths [...]
In a study by the International Obesity Task Force in Egypt, nearly 80 percent of women in Egypt are overweight and 46.6 percent obese. In addition, more than 25 percent of children aged 4 years are overweight.
In another study, the Diabetes Atlas survey, the incidence of diabetes in Egypt last year was 10.4 percent.
These issues [...]
UAE doctors are warning that the public is eating too much salt, which increasing their risk of developing high blood pressure which leads to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes.
High salt intake is estimated to be the cause of around one third of hypertension cases, worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends an average [...]
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that non-communicable diseases (NCD) are expected to claim the lives of 25 million people across the region annually by 2015.
WHO Regional Director Hussein Gezairy said NCDs are currently responsible for over half of all deaths and over 60 per cent of the region’s disease burden, mainly in the form [...]
The first joint meeting between the Emirates Cardiac Society and the American College of Cardiology formed the basis of the growing incidence of heart diseases, which is ranked as the number one cause of death in the Gulf States.
Recent studies show that more than half of the population in the Gulf states suffers from abnormal [...]
Roche’s experimental drugs to treat melanoma and raise ‘good’ HDL cholesterol could transform treatment of cancer and heart disease.
‘You can imagine if it proves to be positive this will change medicine,’ Schwan said. ‘We’re talking about a very big drug.’
Schwan spoke to Reuters in New York a day before the drugmaker holds its first review [...]
According to a new study, to increasing the amount of good cholesterol in the body and lower blood pressure, it does not reduce the risk of heart disease among people suffering from diabetes.
The results from the landmark Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes clinical trial were presented here at the 59th annual conference of [...]
UAE research centre will carry out the first Arab Genome Project in the region, that will map genes in the Arab population and provide a platform for future medical practice.
The project will focus on explaining the spread of specific illnesses such as diabetes, heart diseases and cancers, said Dr Mahmoud Taleb Al Ali, Director of [...]
Bisophenol A (BPA) is a chemical commonly found in polycarbonate plastic bottles and the aluminium lining of food andbeverage cans. A new research done on mice found that mouse pups born to mothers who were exposed to a high content of bisophenol A were at a higher risk of developing asthma.
The results of the study [...]