Lifestyle Diseases - The HbA1c test: How early diagnosis can help stem the rising prevalence of diabetes across the Middle East
When you consider the most recent figures for diabetes prevalence in the Middle East, the importance of identifying those people at risk of developing the disease appears self evident.
Saudi Arabia report - Saudi budgets $14.5bn for healthcare
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has allocated SR54.35 billion (US$14.5bn) to healthcare this year, according to a September report in Arab News. This is up 15.45% on the healthcare budget for 2011.
Hospital Design - Advocate Sherman Hospital: Largest lake-coupled geothermal system paying off
Just four years after Advocate Sherman Hospital opened the doors to its new US$230,000,000 greenfield campus outside Chicago, it is nearly half way to paying back the $6.1 million investment that provided it with the largest lake-coupled geothermal system in the world. 
United Kingdom Report - A new era for national healthcare
Jason Brannan looks at the major changes that have taken place in the United Kingdom’s healthcare sector over the past year and outlines the significance of this new era of healthcare for the United Kingdom and the world.
Multiple Sclerosis - 2.5 million people live with MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease that attacks myelinated axons in the central nervous system, destroying the myelin and the axon in variable degrees and producing significant physical disability within 20- 25 years in more than 30% of patients.  
Healthcare IT - The changing role of hospital CIOs
In today’s ever-evolving healthcare landscape, hospital CIOs can no longer afford to simply serve as order-takers who fulfill requests in support of clinical or business operations; instead, a report from Booz & Company, argues that they must focus on developing a clear IT strategy to improve patient outcomes and efficiencies. 
Pharmaceuticals - New Oral Anticoagulants provide improved efficacy and safety in treatment of patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Middle East Health was invited to a media roundtable organised by Bayer at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Amsterdam in September. 

 Date of upload: 20th Nov 2013
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