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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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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-05-29 14:32:17 -0700 | health-news

Lebanon's rivers are alarmingly polluted with untreated sewage and waste, posing health risks for consumers who use the water at home and for farmers who irrigate their crops with it, local scientists warned. Lebanon's rivers are alarmingly polluted with untreated...
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Source: BusinessInsider

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-05 12:07:29 -0700 | health-news

What you eat all day doesn't just impact your health and weight; it affects your productivity, too. "If you eat high fat, high sugar meals and snacks you will be sleepy and have low energy overall," says Lisa De Fazio,...
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Source: Arab News

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-05-25 15:55:31 -0700 | health-news

There is an alarming increase in the incidence of diabetes among children aged 8 to 10 thanks to poor dietary habits. Mohamed Al-Harbi, head of diabetic centers and units at the ministry, revealed this at the launch of a nationwide...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-05 05:50:37 -0700 | health-news

Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb issues a decree allowing the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon to use number 1105 on the mobile network for fundraising purposes. Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb issues a decree allowing the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon to...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-23 05:06:36 -0700 | health-news

The Chief of Staff of the Lebanese Army says the Army recognizes the difficulty and sensitivity of the challenges threatening the country. The Chief of Staff of the Lebanese Army says the Army recognizes the difficulty and sensitivity of the...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-09 15:41:29 -0700 | health-news

Qatar's prime minister Monday urged the UN Security Council to impose a ceasefire in Syria and intervene to end the deadly conflict that he says threatens regional stability. In the psychiatric wing at one of Lebanon's prominent hospitals, Nadine sits....
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-23 15:53:54 -0700 | health-news

Despite the rise in HIV cases in the region, Lebanon has remained at a plateau for the past 10 years in terms of the number of new cases of the infection, largely due to better access to education and protective...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-06-17 14:45:17 -0700 | health-news

Patients across the region are needlessly dying from treatable cases of cancer due to fear, taboos and a lack of knowledge about the disease, according to doctors. Patients across the region are needlessly dying from treatable cases of cancer due...
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