Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO wary of 'major setback' on cholera in Yemen amid blockade

The World Health Organization warned Friday that a Saudi-led blockade of Yemen was threatening to undo efforts to rein in a cholera epidemic already affecting nearly one million people in the war-ravaged country.

Oncology & Cancer

Herbal medicine shows potential to treat cancer

Researchers from KAUST have been searching locally for plants that have potential for use to combat cancer. Now, three plants used for traditional medicine in Saudi Arabia are shown to be worthy of further investigation for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists enlist engineered protein to battle the MERS virus

In June 2012, a 60 year-old man with flu-like symptoms walked into a private hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Two weeks later, he died from multiple organ failure, becoming the first victim of a mysterious virus that came ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Conjoined twin sisters born in West Bank share one heart

A Palestinian woman gave birth on Thursday to conjoined twin sisters who share a heart, her husband said, as he launched an urgent search for funds to pay for their surgical separation abroad.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracking superbugs for antibiotic resistance

An antibiotic resistant strain of bacteria found circulating in Jeddah's municipal wastewater could have severe implications for public health.

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