Wednesday 23 July 2014

New heart guidelines may put millions on statins

New guidelines on heart health that sparked fierce debate among US cardiologists last fall could lead 12.8 million more Americans to take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, US researchers said. The new estimate would mean 56 milli


Heart diseases in focus at Bahrain forum

Leading scientists, heart disease specialists and more than 500 participants are set to take part in a cardiology conference next week in Bahrain. The 11th Gulf Heart Association and fourth Bahrain Heart Association Congress, will


Disease focus for Dubai cardio summit

The rising incidence of heart disease and diabetes in the region will be the main focus for the three-day International Cardiology Symposium opening in Dubai today (May 16). Endorsed by the Government of Dubai, the Dubai Health Au


Too many drugs 'compromising heart health'

  About 80 million Americans suffer from heart disease, the nation's No. 1 killer, and most are on multiple drugs.   Some cardiologists think prescribing has gotten out of hand. &nb


Dubai 'plans 200pc tobacco tax'

Dubai plans to double the levy it charges on tobacco to 200 per cent by August, Khaleej Times reported on Thursday, citing the head of the emirate's health authority. "We will impose the tax on tobacco by August in co-operation with the Du


Beirut meet highlights advances in healthcare

New breakthroughs in diabetic diagnosis, cardiology and gene therapy were highlighted at a recent healthcare symposium in Beirut. Beirut based Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC) affiliated with US-based Johns Hopkins Medicine International ho


GCC healthcare costs soaring

An expert has called for neutral healthcare regulators for both the public and private sector to set standards. The direct healthcare costs in the GCC region are expected to increase fivefold by 2025 to $60 billion from $12 billion now, wi

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