Tag Archives: Mortality

One in 4 Saudis Face Heart Attack in 10 years: Study

One in four adults in Saudi Arabia may face heart attack within the next 10 years, said research presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA), opened today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The conference features sessions from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on hot topics in cardiovascular disease including prevention.1 Dr Muhammad Adil Soofi, first ...

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Cancel Outstanding Debt for Ebola-hit Countries, Urges UN

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) recommended to creditors on Monday to cancel the outstanding debt of the three West African countries worst affected by the deadly Ebola epidemic, highlighting that even if those most affected were to register zero economic growth, the impact on Africa as a continent would be minimal. “The impact of the Ebola on ...

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Safe: Smaller Blood Transfusions Good for Patients

Patients with heart disease, who receive transfusions during surgeries do just as well with smaller amounts of blood and face no greater risk of dying from other diseases than patients who received more blood, the findings showed. The researchers found no evidence of increased mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer or severe infection due to the amount of the blood given ...

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