Disease

Official reveals number of surgeries carried out to patients on waiting lists in 2 years

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 - 11:24 GMT

The cost of each varies between LE10,000 and LE350,000.

China coronavirus victims amount to 106; confirmed cases climb to over 4.5k

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 - 09:53 GMT

A total of 106 people died of the disease, according to the latest toll.

Germany confirms first case of coronavirus

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 - 09:48 GMT

The first case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Germany, DW reported Tuesday quoting a spokesman for the Bavarian Health Ministry.

Pet birds imports banned until March to prevent epidemics

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 - 01:48 GMT

That is precautionary measure to prevent epidemic diseases, particularly avian influenza, and protect the country’s poultry resources.

Medical check-ups carried out for 207,806 camels, 1,314 horses

Mon, 01 Jul 2019 - 03:11 GMT

The annual report issued by the Animal Health Research Institute reveals that 207,806 camels imported through southern urban ports were subject to medical check-ups.

7K rare diseases have no treatment: Chas Hountra

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 - 02:55 GMT

People are in need of new medicine for cancer and diabetes as well as a new generation of antibiotics.

3rd phase of medical screening campaign to begin March 1

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 - 10:13 GMT

The nationwide campaign aims to determine the prevalence of Hepatitis C and chronic diseases infection, and provide free treatment.

Are lonely hearts prone to cardiovascular disease?

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 - 11:11 GMT

Feeling lonely contributes less to the risk of cardiovascular disease than recent research suggests, scientists said Tuesday.

AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug wins key lung cancer approval

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 - 10:27 GMT

AstraZeneca’s immunotherapy drug Imfinzi has won crucial approval from U.S. regulators for use in lung cancer.

Saudi says it's prepared to handle any stampede or disease at haj

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 - 09:00 GMT

Saudi health officials overseeing the haj pilgrimage later this week say they are prepared to handle any outbreak of disease or a stampede.

One step closer to a gonorrhoea vaccine?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 - 12:04 GMT

discontinued vaccine against a bacteria that causes brain inflammation also shielded people against gonorrhoea.

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine seems to work in mice: study

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 - 05:17 GMT

A cholesterol-lowering vaccine has shown promise in mice, said researchers Tuesday who announced they had started early-phase trials to see if it also works in humans.

Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia: study

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 - 03:16 GMT

Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia hitherto shielded from heat-loving malaria mosquitoes are increasingly exposed to the disease as the climate warms.

The dementia timebomb: Ageing Japan faces healthcare crisis

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 - 08:04 GMT

Kanemasa Ito compares caring for his wife Kimiko to waging a daily war with the devil.

New approaches aim to calm anxiety in cancer patients

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 - 06:50 GMT

Meditation, relaxation and psychological counseling are becoming important tools in the care of people with cancer

Treatment extends life for some with advanced prostate cancer

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 - 06:38 GMT

Adding a new anti-hormonal drug to the standard treatment for advanced prostate cancer has been shown to reduce the risk of dying by almost 40 percent

US deaths from Alzheimer's soar 55 percent since 1999

Fri, 26 May 2017 - 07:17 GMT

Deaths from Alzheimer's in America have soared 55 percent since 1999, as the burden of this fatal form of dementia grows and the population ages

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