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95 percent of Canadian medical programs filled by Saudi doctors By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 20th July, 2018, 15:14

The number of applications received for applicants from within the Kingdom exceeded 1,000

95 percent of Canadian medical programs filled by Saudi doctors

'Dangerous complacency' to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence 'Dangerous complacency' to HIV epidemic

Experts say a stalling of HIV funding in recent years was endangering efforts to control the illness


Government prepared to check dengue, chikungunya Govt prepared to check dengue, chikungunya

The IEDCR has asked all the hospitals across the country to send daily reports on dengue and chikungunya, distributed leaflets to make people aware


Nursing notes may help ICU patients survive Nursing notes may help ICU patients survive

Mortality is not the only outcome that nursing notes could potentially predict


Free health services at city hospital Free health services at city hospital

Hospital’s director Dr Md Jahangir Alam says around 400 patients are receiving health service for free every day on average from the health facility


Australia scientists develop ‘world first’ melanoma blood test Australia scientists develop ‘world first’ melanoma blood test

The new test could help doctors detect the skin cancer before it spreads through a person’s body


FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign


Scientists claim being positive can help tackle cancer Scientists claim being positive can help tackle cancer

New study finds deep connection between a patient's mental state and cancer survival


These food items may help reduce migraine These food items may help reduce migraine

Consume foods rich in magnesium such as green leafy vegetables (spinach and kale), fruits (figs, avocado, banana and raspberries)


Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 bn damages in talc cancer case J&J to pay $4.69 bn damages in talc cancer case

The jury announced the $4.14 billion award in punitive damages shortly after awarding $550 million in compensatory damages after a six-week trial


Study reveals body odour may help sniff out cancer Study reveals body odour may help sniff out cancer

Olfactory receptors may affect the development of disease


VR therapy helps ease fear of heights: Study VR therapy helps ease fear of heights: Study

VR-based treatments, the team concluded, "have the potential to greatly increase treatment provision for mental health disorders"


New study finds e-cigarettes increase risk of heart disease New study finds e-cigarettes increase risk of heart disease

The usage of e-cigarettes containing nicotine has a significant impact on vascular functions, claims new study


West African states in joint fight against root crop ‘Ebola’ West African states in joint fight against root crop ‘Ebola’

The root-rotting disease was first discovered in Tanzania eight decades ago and is steadily moving westward


New protein discovered linked to breast cancer growth New protein discovered linked to breast cancer growth

A new study has uncovered that the protein called fibronectin promotes the activity of estrogen in breast cancer cells


New treatment for chronic kidney disease in the offing New treatment for chronic kidney disease in the offing

Gene therapy could slow down or even reverse damage to kidney cells, hence preventing chronic kidney disease


Nasim for reducing drugs prices Nasim for reducing drugs prices

“Once Bangladesh used to import most of the drugs what we needed, but now situation has changed over the last two decades,” he adds


Candidate AIDS vaccine passes key early test Candidate AIDS vaccine passes key early test

Shown to be safe in humans, the candidate vaccine has now advanced to the next phase of the pre-approval trial process


Stem cell therapy to treat heart-failure Stem cell therapy to treat heart-failure

A new study has found that human stem cell treatment can possibly return the functioning of the heart to 90% normal in those with heart failure


Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70% Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70%

However men working long hours do not face the same risk as women


Zika virus may cause miscarriages, stillbirths without any symptoms Zika virus may cause miscarriages, stillbirths without any symptoms

Zika virus is widely known for causing children to be born with a brain abnormality called microencephaly and other malformations


Too much salt in diet linked to increased mortality risk: Study Too much salt in diet linked to increased mortality risk: Study

Sodium is hidden - you often don't know how much of it you are eating, which makes it hard to estimate how much a person has consumed


New type of small-cell lung cancer identified by researchers New type of small-cell lung cancer identified by researchers

According to the researchers, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery enable only 6 per cent of patients to survive five years


Viruses most common cause of meningitis in adults: Study Viruses most common cause of meningitis in adults: Study

The study found that viral meningitis now accounts for the majority of cases, as there are vaccines for bacterial meningitis


Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: study Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: study

The study estimated that pollution contributed to 3.2 million new diabetes cases globally in 2016 -- or around 14 percent of all new diabetes cases


Mild sleep problems may up blood pressure in women Mild sleep problems may up blood pressure in women

Even those women who sleep for about seven to nine hours are more likely to have elevated blood pressure


New HIV vaccine could soon be on the horizon New HIV vaccine could soon be on the horizon

Treg cells, a type of regulatory lymphocyte, might be protected babies in the womb from getting infected with the HIV virus when mother is infected


Shocking: Semen can cause Ebola virus disease Shocking: Semen can cause Ebola virus disease

Protein fragments, called amyloid fibrils, in human semen significantly increase Ebola virus infection


New interaction therapy shows promise for depression in kids New interaction therapy shows promise for depression in kids

The researchers found that children in the PCIT-ED treatment group had improved functioning and had fewer comorbid disorders


Middle-age obesity linked to decreased Breast Cancer risk Middle-age obesity linked to decreased Breast Cancer risk

This study however does not promote gaining extra weight to prevent breast cancer


Venezuela urged to stop spread of measles, diphtheria Venezuela urged to stop spread of measles, diphtheria

The Americas were declared measles-free in 2016, but the viral disease, which causes pneumonia, brain swelling and death made a comeback in Venezuela


Probiotics not effective in reducing anxiety Probiotics not effective in reducing anxiety

The results from the subgroup analyses reveal a significant reduction only among diseased animals


Gene therapy could restore hand function after spinal cord injury Gene therapy could restore hand function after spinal cord injury

Gene therapy provides for treating large areas of the spinal cord


Young people have a higher risk of contracting diabetes and cancer in middle-age Young people have a higher risk of contracting diabetes and cancer in middle-age

The study showed that people currently in their 20s and 30s will be at a higher risk of these “lifestyle” diseases in 30 years’ time


People with gum disease at risk of rheumatoid arthritis: Study People with gum disease at risk of rheumatoid arthritis: Study

RA is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person's joints, causing pain and disability and can also affect internal organs


Young diabetics more at risk of Parkinson’s says a study Young diabetics more at risk of Parkinson’s says a study

A new study states that young adults with Type-Two diabetes are at a greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life


Red meat allergy can put your heart at risk: Study Red meat allergy can put your heart at risk: Study

A new study suggests that doctors could develop a blood test to benefit people sensitive to the allergy


More the Vitamin D, lesser the breast cancer risk More the Vitamin D, lesser the breast cancer risk

Study finds higher levels of vitamin D were associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer


Successful transplantation of hepatitis-C organs reported in Canada Successful transplantation of hepatitis-C organs reported

Infected donor lungs are placed in a sterile dome for six hours, and treated with medication to reduce the level of virus


Can sleeping more affect your heart? Can sleeping more affect your heart?

An excess amount of sleep increases the risk for heart diseases and is also associated with metabolic syndrome


Avatar-based app helps recognise heart attack symptoms Avatar-based app helps recognise heart attack symptoms

Patients using the SAVE app are more likely to call an ambulance when they had symptoms and had fewer hospital admissions

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