Items Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’

March 1, 2012

Hooked on hookah: Popularity of tobacco alternative brings warning from health experts


Medo Alotaibi smokes tobacco using a hookah, or water pipe, several days a week, usually two hours at a time, to relax, relieve stress and socialize with fellow UND aviation students from Saudi Arabia…Health risks To use a hookah, smokers place burning charcoal on pierced foil above the tobacco and smoke is pulled through the […]

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Tags: hookah, Medo Alotaibi, more harmful than cigarettes, Nicotine Dependence Center, Richard Hurt, Saudi Arabia, UND

February 7, 2012

Healthy returns in an ailing society


Despite billions of petrodollars spent on healthcare in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s targets for healthcare service have not been met in recent years. With the government’s push to include more private investment in the field, and Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning demand for medical services in a country that has high rates of diabetes and other ‘lifestyle’ […]

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Tags: Gulf Cooperation Council, post-hospital care, Saudi Arabia

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