HEALTHCARE

KHCF launches 15th summer camp for patientsJuly 18, 2018

The King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) has inaugurated its 15th consecutive summer camp for children receiving treatment at the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC).

The camp, which is held for a month annually, is part of the treatment received by the patients as doctors at the centre feel that 'the treatment of cancer is not only medical, but also psychological', according to a statement by the centre.

“Recent"...

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Antibiotic Addiction: Health Experts Warn Against Overuse of AntibioticsJuly 16, 2018

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics is one of the world’s most pressing health problems, according to Dr. Asha Thomas, who serves as a Medical Director for Doctor on Call - a 24/7 medical services facility that provides healthcare services at homes and hotels.

“Some people still believe that using an antibiotic is a quick solution for all illnesses, including a cold and flu. However, overusing them eventually leads the antibiotic to become"...

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New Study Investigates the Utility of Masimo PVi® as Part of Goal-Directed Fluid Management in Patients Undergoing Colorectal SurgeryJuly 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of a recently published study in which researchers at Kocaeli University in Turkey compared the performance of conventional fluid management (CFM) to goal-directed fluid management (GDFM) using Masimo PVi® (pleth variability index, measured noninvasively and continuously using SET® pulse oximetry sensors) in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery. The primary points of comparison were the amount of crystalloids administered and blood lactate and serum creatinine levels during the intraoperative period.1 In the study, Dr. Cesur and colleagues, noting the importance of intraoperative fluid management in terms of postoperative organ perfusion and complications, sought to compare the effects of CFM (guided by clinical assessment and heart rate, arterial blood pressure, and invasively measured central venous pressure)......

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CosmeSurge Clinics in UAE to Offer Customised Vitamin Infusion Therapy, an Effective Alternative to Traditional Medicinal SupplementsJuly 16, 2018

CosmeSurge – Dubai, announced today that it has begun to offer a variety of customised Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Infusion therapy options, ranging from vitamins and minerals to a performance enhancement mix, for healthy patients seeking to maximise their health. The clinic is one of several in the UAE region to offer customised therapies based patient’s specific needs.

Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Infusion entails an intravenous injection"...

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Al al-Bayt University students protest long term closure of on-campus health centreJuly 15, 2018

The National Campaign for Students’ Rights (Thabahtoona) on Thursday staged a sit-in in front of the Higher Education Ministry, in cooperation with student groups from Al al-Bayt University to protest the lack of healthcare services at the institution, denouncing the closure of the health centre on campus for more than three years.

During the protest, students carrying banners stressing their right to healthcare, chanted slogans to demand"...

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SAMS concludes its largest medical mission to Jordan to date July 15, 2018

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) on Thursday concluded its largest medical mission to Jordan to date, which brought together a total of 47 doctors and 90 volunteers from across the world to provide over 5,000 health services to Syrian refugees and underserved Jordanians.

Volunteers from several specialties including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, endocrinology and infectious diseases were welcomed on July 7 by mission leader Hend"...

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Health Education England and St. George’s University Reach Agreement on New Program to Fill Postgraduate Medical Training Programmes in EnglandJuly 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- At a ceremony in Grenada, leaders of Health Education England (HEE), part of the National Health Service (NHS), and St George’s University (SGU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable SGU School of Medicine graduates to undertake postgraduate training in England, with the first intake expected in the autumn of 2018. SGU School of Medicine is the only Caribbean medical school in a direct agreement with Health Education England for the first 18-month program"...

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ResMed, Verily to Form Joint Venture to Help Reach Millions of Untreated Sleep Apnea SufferersJuly 12, 2018

ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD), a global leader in sleep apnea treatment and connected health solutions, and Verily, an Alphabet company, today announced their agreement to form a new joint venture.

Combining ResMed’s expertise in sleep apnea and Verily’s advanced health data analytics technologies, the U.S.-based joint venture will study the health and financial impacts of undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea, and develop software solutions"...

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President Clinton to Deliver Closing Keynote Address on Eliminating Preventable Deaths in Hospitals at the 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology SummitJuly 11, 2018

For the seventh year in a row, U.S. President Bill Clinton will address healthcare leaders and deliver the closing keynote remarks at the 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, to be held in Huntington Beach, California, on January 18th and 19th, 2019.

President Clinton, the Founder of the Clinton Foundation, 42nd President of the United States and a New York Times bestselling author, continues to provide unwavering support"...

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Takeda Receives Clearance from the United States Federal Trade Commission for the Proposed Acquisition of Shire plc July 10, 2018

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited:

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) announces that it has received unconditional clearance from the United States"...

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