No MERS case in Haj, claims ministry

The Ministry of Health has highlighted the measures it took during the Haj season this year to combat the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) caused by coronavirus, effectively preventing any spread of the virus...

To help prevent dry skin, keep your baths and showers short

Washing yourself with soap and water strips your skin of moisture that can't be readily replaced by using moisturizers. For that reason, experts advise washing in moderation and avoiding long, hot showers and baths. How often...

US makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

US health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to US cigarette warnings in...

KSA hosted a successful haj season: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulated Saudi Arabia Government and the Ministry of Health for successfully hosting the haj season 1440/2019 without a single public health event or disease outbreak being reported among pilgrims...

Haj goes digital with ‘robots’ linking pilgrims with doctors in Riyadh, Jeddah

Saudi medical services during this year’s Haj season have gone digital. New robots can now connect specialized doctors from Riyadh and Jeddah with patients during their pilgrimage in Mina and Makkah. The robots are connected...

Doctors find 526 teeth in boy’s mouth in India

A 7-year-old boy complaining of jaw pain was found to have 526 teeth inside his mouth, according to the hospital in India where he was treated. The boy was admitted last month in the southern...

Diabetic women more likely to have stillborn baby, study finds

Diabetic women are more than four times more likely to have a stillborn baby than those without the condition, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Glasgow looked at the records of...

Surgeon warns of ‘life-changing’ water park and diving dangers

Holidaymakers should be aware of the dangers of diving into shallow water and the risks posed by water parks, a spinal surgeon has warned. "A moment of madness" can lead to major injuries and paralysis,...

Learn the ABCs of hepatitis before you leave on holiday

Hepatitis, in its many forms, is a serious threat to health. What all forms have in common is the inflammation they cause in the liver. In the long term, the most common viral forms...

Health advice: how to keep cool in the heat

The WHO European Region is currently experiencing a very hot summer, and this is expected to continue for the next weeks. During the holiday season, this is generally a cause for joy. However, the...

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