HEALTH | Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure Tied To Childhood Blood Sugar

Kids who are exposed to air pollution in the womb may have higher blood sugar level during childhood than kids without this exposure, according to a study that suggests particle pollution could be an environmental risk factor for diabetes. The current study included 365 children in Mexico City who were exposed to average daily PM … Continue reading HEALTH | Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure Tied To Childhood Blood Sugar

KSA | Saudi Health Ministry Launches Awareness Platform

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Ministry of Health has launched on official Twitter account to help raise awareness and provide information on health matters. The platform, which offers advice and tips covering a range of health topics, is part of the ministry’s drive to promote healthy lifestyle choices and maintain the safety and … Continue reading KSA | Saudi Health Ministry Launches Awareness Platform

SAUDI ARABIA | Riyadh To Host 4th International Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

MILAN | ITALY – Riyadh will host the 4th International Alzheimer’s Disease Conference, to be organized by the Saudi Alzheimer’s Disease Association in cooperation with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), at KACST’s headquarters to be held during 27 – 29 January 2020. This Conference represents the Association’s endeavors with decision makers in … Continue reading SAUDI ARABIA | Riyadh To Host 4th International Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

HEALTH | Warming Temperatures Put Women At Risk Of Giving Birth Early, Study Says

Women are at risk of giving birth early due to warmer temperatures brought on by the climate crisis, a new study finds. The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that on days when temperatures soar past 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2 degrees Celsius), birth rates increase 5%. Births rates are also elevated … Continue reading HEALTH | Warming Temperatures Put Women At Risk Of Giving Birth Early, Study Says

HEALTH | Decorative Lights Contain Harmful Substances, Experts Warn

Decorative lights contain potentially harmful plasticizers who concentration exceed legal limits, said an environmental organization. The Germany-based Friends of the Earth Organization has recently assigned a laboratory to test four types of decorative lights to see if they contain harmful phthalates and chlorinated paraffins. The tested lamps were brought from online vendors. “In three of … Continue reading HEALTH | Decorative Lights Contain Harmful Substances, Experts Warn

HEALTH | Drinking Milk Does Not Appear To Impact Longevity

MILAN | ITALY – People who consume lots of milk and cheese and yogurt may not necessarily live any longer than those who don’t, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on total dairy consumption for more than 168,000 women and more than 49,000 men without any history of cancer of heart diseases. During about … Continue reading HEALTH | Drinking Milk Does Not Appear To Impact Longevity

HEALTH | Mayo Clinic, Abu Dhabi Health Services Open Hospital in UAE

Mayo Clinic and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company have joined together to open a hospital for complex care in the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City began accepting patients earlier this month and is expected to be in full operation early next year. The hospital is licensed for 741 beds and is designed to … Continue reading HEALTH | Mayo Clinic, Abu Dhabi Health Services Open Hospital in UAE