Middle East Healthcare News

ASH Presents 2010 Public Service Award To Senator Sherrod Brown And Outstanding Service Award To Erik Fatemi

July 22, 2017

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will honor Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) with the 2010 ASH Award for Public Service and Erik Fatemi, Majority Clerk for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS), with the Award for Outstanding Service in recognition of their dedication to championing health care and research issues. These awards will be officially announced at the 52nd ASH Annual Meeting taking place December 4-...

Which Best Predicts Prostate Cancer Risk? Race, Family History Or Baseline PSA

July 21, 2017

African-American men with family histories of prostate cancer could benefit from a baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) reading to determine their probability of developing the disease. Researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago say this new perspective on testing could lead to highly individualized screening protocols based on a man's baseline level and how it relates to established age-specific medians. According to new data presented during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the A...

Fatal Blood Clot Genetic Risk Breakthrough Announced

July 20, 2017

An international team led by researchers from the Universities of Leicester and Cambridge has announced a breakthrough in identifying people at risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots that can lead to heart attack. The discovery, published this week (25 November) in the leading haematology journal Blood, is expected to advance ways of detecting and treating coronary heart disease - the most common form of disease affecting the heart and an important cause of premature death. The res...

Cigarettes, Our Genes Decide How Many We Smoke A Day

July 19, 2017

A study to be published in the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) demonstrates that most Japanese smokers' cigarette consumption is conditioned by their genetic heritage. This discovery opens new horizons for stop-smoking treatments. Nicotine, an alkaloid found in concentrations of 10 to 20 mg per gram of dried tobacco leaf, is known to be the main agent causing cigarette addiction. However, under the influence of a particular enzyme known to specialists as CYP2A6, nicotine, with its...

Physicians And Leaders Supporting Vascular Health Deservedly Recognized

July 18, 2017

The Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) presented its annual awards at the organization's eighth annual meeting in Washington. The awards honor the work of citizens, health care providers, organizations, researchers and companies that have enhanced the understanding and/or treatment of peripheral vascular diseases. The most prestigious award, the Julius H. Jacobson II MD Award for Physician Excellence, recognizes outstanding contributions to physician education, leadership and patient care in vasc...