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68% of acute stroke patients treated within 60 minutes

68% of acute stroke patients treated within 60 minutes

The Hamad Medical Corporation’s Hamad General Hospital treats 68% of acute stroke patients within 60 minutes of arrival, a senior doctor said on Monday.

An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims

An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims

While outside experts cautioned against reading too much into the study, its authors claimed that Chinese adults who ate an egg every day had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Anti-cholesterol drug Praluent cuts death risk

Anti-cholesterol drug Praluent cuts death risk

The anti-cholesterol drug Praluent (alirocumab), made by France's Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, is linked to a 15 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke, a study said Saturday.

Heart attack risk high with one cigarette a day: study

Heart attack risk high with one cigarette a day: study

"If someone smokes one cigarette instead of 20 per day, intuitively we'd think that the risk drops to 1/20, or 5%," said lead author Allan Hackshaw, a professor at University College London.

Diabetics face higher risk of a heart attack

Diabetics face higher risk of a heart attack

Individuals with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those without the disease, an expert at Hamad Medical Corp (HMC) has said.

HMC, QU develop AI system to predict stroke impact

HMC, QU develop AI system to predict stroke impact

A collaborative study involving researchers from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Qatar University has developed an innovative information technology system-artificial intelligence-capable of predicting the future growth of damaged areas of the brain following an acute stroke.

High blood pressure 'now major problem in developing world'

High blood pressure 'now major problem in developing world'

The number of people across the globe suffering from high blood pressure has almost doubled over the past four decades, with the biggest rise in south Asia and Africa, researchers said on Wednesday.

Israel's Peres in critical condition after 'major' stroke

Israel's Peres in critical condition after 'major' stroke

Former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, the last of Israel's founding fathers, was in critical condition Wednesday after suffering a major stroke and doctors were treating him in intensive care.

Former Singapore president critical after stroke

Former Singapore president critical after stroke

The former president of Singapore, S R Nathan, is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a stroke on Sunday morning, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.

Singapore finance minister collapses from stroke during meeting

Singapore finance minister collapses from stroke during meeting

Singapore's finance minister, who is regarded as a potential future premier, collapsed during a cabinet meeting on Thursday due to a stroke, the country's premier said.

Stroke incidence in Qatar 'extremely worrying'

Stroke incidence in Qatar 'extremely worrying'

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is focusing on treating stroke, epilepsy and brain tumour due to the growing number of cases in Qatar, neurosurgery chairman Dr Ghanim al-Sulaiti has said.