Crossing the threshold
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is making inroads
in mainstream healthcare as an increasing body of scientific
research helps integrate proven CAM therapies into allopathic
At times of man-made or natural disasters healthcare
professionals have a responsibility to protect their patients’
dignity from journalists covering the emergency, as in many
cases this is all that remains for victims of disaster.
Iraq hospital waste creates health
Toxic hospital waste being released in residential areas in
southern Iraq is causing a health and environmental hazard in
the Basra area, despite repeated appeals for help to tackle the
situation, local sources in both fields told IRIN News recently.
Oman - Rapid progress
In July 2000, the World Health Organisation’s World Health
Report ranked Oman first in healthcare delivery efficiency and
use of financial resources among 191 national systems. Oman also
figured among the top ten of the world’s most effective
healthcare systems overall.
Getting back in the game
In an exclusive interview for Middle East Health, Elizabeth
Nolan speaks to Dr Charles Brown, a pioneer in the development
of minimally invasive, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery
and hamstring ACL reconstruction.
Music of the soul(Complementary medicine)
Dr Madan Kataria, renown worldwide as the giggling guru, visited
Dubai earlier this year to show off his home-grown yogic
laughter therapy at the Wellbeing Show.
Put your feet up(Complementary medicine)
Graca Ward has been practicing reflexology for the past 12
years. Callan Emery spoke to her to find out more about this
increasingly popular form of therapy.