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Breaking News: Smoking cessation before surgery results in longer life for ex-smokers
   
Posted by: Debbie Nicholson

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2013-06-21 09:45:49 -0700 | health-news

Not only do ex-smokers live longer but they have a decreased risk of arterial and respiratory events. The effects of smoking on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing major surgery are not fully established. The association between smoking and adverse postoperative...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-05-26 10:24:17 -0700 | disasters-news

Hospitals are holding a week-long strike in protest of the National Social Security Fund's delay in reimbursing hospitals bills. Haroun also said that following the raise in the minimum wage approved by the government earlier this year, hospitals have been...
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Source: USA Today

Ithaca :: NY :: USA | updated 2012-02-05 19:58:56 -0800 | green-news

Currently there are no limits on the amount of allowable arsenic in rice in the USA . But the Environmental Protection Agency has set arsenic limits in water of 10 parts per billion. Researchers in a paper in Monday's Proceedings...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-01-03 05:42:10 -0800 | business-news

For the first time in Lebanon, doctors at the American University of Beirut Medical Center this week transplanted bone marrow from a donor unrelated to the patient. The center described the procedure as an important achievement and the start of...
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Breaking News: Half of Bipolar Patients Don’t Receive Proper Treatment
   
Posted by: sweetsana

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-11-02 01:07:01 -0700 | health-news

Even though bipolar disorder is considered a lifetime illness since symptoms can be seen starting in early childhood, the brutality of additional disorders and treatment needs for those are often ignored, especially in low-income countries. Experts from the World Health...
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Breaking News: Sleep deprivation
   
Posted by: Mona Ayoub

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2012-11-02 06:49:01 -0700 | health-news

The most common cause to sleep deprivation is anxiety;It differs considering every stage in life.A child doesn't suffer from sleep deprivation, but suffers fear from the dark;As adults, fear transforms into insomnia.It starts when someone is emotionally suffering, over thinking...
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Source: Macleans

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2010-09-02 12:46:05 -0700 | political-news

An official close to Lebanon's top Shiite cleric says the influential sheik has been hospitalized. The official says Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah has been in hospital for 12 days but his conditions deteriorated on Friday after suffering complications from...
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Breaking News: Syrian refugee toddler in Lebanon may have polio
   
Source: United Press International

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-03-12 06:27:49 -0700 | health-news

A 19-month-old refugee boy from Syria hospitalized in Taanayel, Lebanon, is suspected of having polio, health officials say. Dr. Zaher Haider, a pediatrician at a Lebanese hospital filled with Syrian refugees, said the boy had already tested negative for meningitis,...
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Source: Arab News

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-08 18:26:26 -0700 | health-news

National Database Nursing Quality Indicators) Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality 2013. RC (General Organization), Jeddah branch, in the past 6 months. Chief Executive Officer Dr. Qasim Al-Qasabi congratulated the hospital nursing staff for their commitment to this achievement, and all...
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Source: Newswise

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-03-21 14:45:44 -0700 | health-news

In 1994, he completed his post-doctoral training in clinical chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was first exposed to molecular diagnostics. Throughout his career, Dr. Tsongalis has been striving to apply molecular techniques to diagnostic...
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Source: Newswise

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-03-21 14:45:41 -0700 | health-news

The paper entitled Personalized Therapy for Breast Cancer was accepted on March 17, 2014, for publication in Clinical Genetics . The paper discusses targeted therapies, new biomarkers, and the quality of commercially available testing methods. Genomic testing is changing the...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-11 15:41:34 -0700 | health-news

Clashes this week between two competing factions of the Pakistani Taliban in the country's remote northwest killed dozens of fighters, intelligence officials and militant commanders said Friday. I'd never heard of the polio virus before I came to Lebanon, says...
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Source: Newswise

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-03-28 13:34:07 -0700 | health-news

Because frequent, painful screenings are needed to identify recurrences, the ablility to identify patients at high risk of recurrent cancer could help to improve quality of life for all bladder cancer patients. A new study published in BJU International ,...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-15 14:51:32 -0700 | health-news

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea launches a 32-point presidential program Wednesday that stresses the monopoly of the Lebanese state in fighting Israel and using force, as well as calling for universal health care for the Lebanese, a party source told...
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Source: Pharmaceutical Industry News

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-07 07:16:52 -0700 | health-news

Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Oceania) has announces that Halaven (eribulin) is now commercially available in Lebanon as a treatment for women with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who have previously received at least two chemotherapeutic regimens for...
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