* With deep regret, the editors of Aden College
website offer their condolennces and sympathies to the sons and daughters and the family of alumnus Khalid Omer Muheirez for his death in Amman, Jordan.
Several Aden College alumni paid their tributes at the moment they heard the news of his death. The late Khalid had a long bout with diabetes which affected his vision and strength.
His long time classmate alumnus Ghazi Abdulla AlTrabulsi expressed his sorrow by saying, ''It was so sad! Poor Khalid had a rough time at the end of his life. We are going to miss him.'' Alumnus Jamal Abdul Hamid expressed his sorry to hear the sad news about Khaled. ''May Allah SWT grant him Jannah.'' Other alumni expressed their sorrow in Arabic. Their contributions are published on the right hand side of this page.
* Dr. Mohamed Ali Al Bar quoted a study which was published in the Scientific Medical Lancet entitled ''Dextrose gel for neonatal hypoglycaemia (the Sugar Babies Study): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial''. Dr. Albar commented that Giving a new born child sugar or sweet to avoid Hypoglycaemia (as the Prophet Muhammad has done in Tahnik the baby). According to Wikipedia site Tahnik is an Islamic ceremony of touching the lips of a newborn baby with honey, sweet juice or pressed dates. During the times of the Prophet Muhammad, Muslims would bring their newborn babies to him and he would perform Tahnik on them.
This ceremony is performed by the child's mother or father.
Read more on the study here.
* Aden University honored in its 40th anniversary personalities and institutions of Yemen and those who had a direct role in the evolution of the academic process at the University of Aden during its academic journey.
It was mentioned that the university was commissioned by President Salem Rubai Ali (Salmeen), who issued a republican decree to establish the University of Aden. Among those who were honored were Aden College alumni and teachers.
The late Dr. Jafar Abdo Saleh Dafari, Dean of the
College of Education, Aden and Vice President for
Dr. Abdullah Ali al-Qirshi, Vice President for
The late Teacher Abdulla Fadil Fara
* An interesting article was published in the British Medical Journal entitled "When money and medicine mix". The article was published by Anne Gulland who is currently community manager on doc2doc. The article urges to fight back against corruption in medicine. Kickbacks and bribes are a global problem but India, “with rampant corruption at all levels, is prominent in this international field,” the author wrote.
Read more here.
* Thalia Arawi, Ph.D, Founding Director, Salim El-Hoss Bioethics & Professionalism Program (SHBPP) Clinical Bioethicist and Vice Chair, Medical Center, Ethics Committee at the American University of Beirut & Medical Center sent an email stating that the subject of the importance of sitting physicians with patients is a new interesting idea. The subject appeared in the New York Times and speaks of a true story where a physician shares his personal experience with a patient and what he, perhaps now better than before, appreciates to be vital to the physician-patient relationship.
Read more here.
* Dr. Shihab Ghanem appeared in a photo album collected and published at Greeta Chahabra website.
The album demonstrates the several awards
presented to Dr. Ghanem for his contributions to Arabic and English poetry.
View the album here.