Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

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What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

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Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

:: Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by More »

Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

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Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

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Category Archives: Health Tips

‘Cook From Scratch’ Key To Battling Spread Of Diabetes

A healthier diet with meals cooked from scratch instead of sugary, processed foods and drinks is the most cost-effective way of tackling diabetes, said experts as part

23% of Kingdom population diabetic

A whopping 3.5 million people in the Kingdom suffer from diabetes, which is 23.5 percent of the population, one of highest ratios in the world, according to

Diabetes Day to promote a healthy lifestyle

Health Undersecretary for Public Health Abdulaziz bin Saeed will launch World Diabetes Day on Friday during a program organized by the National Center for Diabetes. “The Ministry

Obesity and diabetes: Gulf states warned of a growing epidemic

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries must focus more attention on tackling rising levels of diabetes and obesity among their citizens. This was one of the major recommendations

Fight against breast cancer – Awareness campaign

Roomz by Almutlaq and Zahra Breast Cancer Association have joined hands in launching a major initiative to fight breast cancer by raising awareness about the disease among

’More women suffer from depression than men’

Psychologists said depression is considered one of the widest psychiatric illnesses in Arab and Western communities and hits 9 percent of males and 12 percent of females,

MERS claims 2 lives in Riyadh; 4 new cases

Two more people have succumbed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Riyadh in the last two days and four patients, two of them from

U.S. cigarette maker to ban workplace smoking

Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year,

Your menu navigator: How to eat out without gaining weight

With so many restaurants making it to our hot lists, it’s hard to fight the temptation of dining out. Although it’s fine to splurge from time to

Expert warns against smoking shisha

A prominent health expert has warned against the dangers of smoking shisha (water pipe), which has reached alarming proportions in the Gulf states. The warning came in

Face veil claimed to give Saudi women skin to die for

A local‎ Saudi daily has quoted a dermatologist as claiming that women in the kingdom sport the world’s most beautiful skin because of the protective benefits of

Top tips to stay healthy during the hajj pilgrimage

The hajj pilgrimage is undertaken by millions of Muslims every year and staying healthy and strong during the physically demanding journey is crucial. Maintaining energy and bodily

How to revolutionize eating out in Saudi Arabia

Make better healthier choices Eating a clean diet begins with buying healthy products. But where can you find these? Many grocery shops are stocked with candies and

Walking: Why it’s so important

A leading doctor and concerned citizen has asked authorities to build more walkways in public places to encourage people to exercise and, in turn, decrease the rate

Saudi tested for Ebola as epidemic spreads

Saudi Arabia was testing samples from a man who had returned recently from a business trip to Sierra Leone for suspected Ebola infection, the Health Ministry said

Surgeons extract 232 teeth from Indian teenager’s mouth

Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday.

Alarming rise in AIDS cases

There is a marked increase in the number of HIV (AIDS) patients by 19 percent annually, according to Mosa Hiaza’a, director of the Saudi Charity Association for

Diabetics receive fasting tips

A health awareness campaign conducted jointly by Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH) and King Saud University Medical City (KSU-MC) in Riyadh was held to promote the

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