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San Francisco approves health warning on sugary drink ads

Posted by on 10/06/2015
Filed under America, Health & Science, Top Stories, World

San Francisco approves health warning on sugary drink ads

San Francisco approves health warning on sugary drink ads

Beyond Lyme, new illnesses, more reason to watch for ticks

Posted by on 09/06/2015
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Beyond Lyme, new illnesses, more reason to watch for ticks

Beyond Lyme, new illnesses, more reason to watch for ticks

WASHINGTON: Lyme disease makes the headlines but there are plenty of additional reasons to avoid tick bites. New research highlights the latest in a growing list of tick-borne threats – a distant relative of Lyme that’s easy to confuse with other illnesses. Monday’s study suggests a kind of bacteria with an unwieldy name – Borrelia […]

Indian city to pay residents to use public toilets

Indian city to pay residents to use public toilets

Posted by on 09/06/2015
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Indian city to pay residents to use public toilets

AHMEDABAD: A city council in western India is planning to pay residents to use public toilets in a desperate attempt to stop legions of people urinating and defecating in public. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has decided to give residents one rupee a visit in a bid to draw them into its 300 public toilets and […]

South Korea reports sixth MERS death

Posted by on 08/06/2015
Filed under Asia, Health & Science, Top Stories, World

South Korea reports sixth MERS death

South Korea reports sixth MERS death

Bees are ‘sick of humans’ but man will feel the sting

Posted by on 08/06/2015
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Bees are ‘sick of humans’ but man will feel the sting

Bees are ‘sick of humans’ but man will feel the sting

PRETORIA: In a worrying development which could threaten food production, South Africa’s traditionally tough honey bees-which had been resistant to disease-are now getting “sick of humans”, with the population of the crucial pollinators collapsing, experts say. The seriousness of the global problem was highlighted when US President Barack Obama announced a plan last month to […]

India seeks damages from Nestle: Govt

Posted by on 07/06/2015
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India seeks damages from Nestle: Govt

India seeks damages from Nestle: Govt

NEW DELHI: India’s government has filed for damages from food group Nestle after a food scare involving reports of excess lead in Maggi noodles forced a nationwide recall, government officials said yesterday. “It’s a serious matter concerning public health and the law allows us to take suo moto legal steps, or legal actions, against erring […]

India’s asbestos industry thriving despite multiple health warnings – Divisive product blamed for thousands of deaths

Posted by on 07/06/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

India’s asbestos industry thriving despite multiple health warnings – Divisive product blamed for thousands of deaths

India’s asbestos industry thriving despite multiple health warnings – Divisive product blamed for thousands of deaths

‘Try to live your life normally because you are a normal person’ – Amiri Hospital’s head of respiratory unit talks asthma causes, symptoms, control

Posted by on 06/06/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Kuwait, Other News

‘Try to live your life normally because you are a normal person’ – Amiri Hospital’s head of respiratory unit talks asthma causes, symptoms, control

‘Try to live your life normally because you are a normal person’ – Amiri Hospital’s head of respiratory unit talks asthma causes, symptoms, control

KUWAIT: Asthma is a chronic lung disease blocking the airways and is marked by labored breathing, often accompanied by wheezing and coughing. Around the world, asthma is affecting all ages and its prevalence is rising. In Kuwait, asthmatic people may be unaware of asthma’s causes, its symptoms and treatment; while parents of children with asthma […]

S Korea MERS virus cases reach 50 people – Husband and wife released from hospital

Posted by on 06/06/2015
Filed under Asia, Health & Science, Top Stories, World

S Korea MERS virus cases reach 50 people – Husband and wife released from hospital

S Korea MERS virus cases reach 50 people – Husband and wife released from hospital

More reason for calm in Korea’s MERS scare – Downplaying danger and inadvertently hyping it

Posted by on 04/06/2015
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More reason for calm in Korea’s MERS scare – Downplaying danger and inadvertently hyping it

More reason for calm in Korea’s MERS scare – Downplaying danger and inadvertently hyping it

Maggi noodles ordered off India’s shelves – Noodles contains high levels of lead

Posted by on 03/06/2015
Filed under Health & Science, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Maggi noodles ordered off India’s shelves – Noodles contains high levels of lead

Maggi noodles ordered off India’s shelves – Noodles contains high levels of lead

Bringing immense happiness, joy to a little girl and her family

Posted by on 03/06/2015
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Bringing immense happiness, joy to a little girl and her family

Bringing immense happiness, joy to a little girl and her family

KUWAIT: With gratitude and joy, Rayah Mohammed’s father recounted the story of his daughter’s journey with Great Ormond Street Hospital. During the early stages of Rayah’s mother’s pregnancy, doctors in Kuwait had detected through sonar the hole in little Rayah’s heart. At first they assumed the hole to be very small but after she was […]