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Pioneering diabetes device gives new solution for diabetic Kuwaiti children

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Pioneering diabetes device gives new solution for diabetic Kuwaiti children

Pioneering diabetes device gives new solution for diabetic Kuwaiti children

Pioneering device helps deliver insulin by bypassing the skin KUWAIT: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London (GOSH) have successfully treated a British diabetic boy with a skin allergy to insulin thanks to a pioneering device which helps deliver insulin by bypassing the skin. Taylor Banks, nine, from the UK is the fifth child […]

MoH to open ENT depts in all hospitals

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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MoH to open ENT depts in all hospitals

MoH to open ENT depts in all hospitals

KUWAIT: Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah said the ministry has completed nearly 80 percent of the goals of a health survey that aims at early discovery of hearing disabilities in newborns. Sheikh Basel was speaking during the opening of a conference on the latest developments in throat and vocal cord surgeries, which ended yesterday. […]

Italy’s country doctor makes his house calls on horseback

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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Italy’s country doctor makes his house calls on horseback

Italy’s country doctor makes his house calls on horseback

‘Every week, I ride 80 to 100 kilometers on horseback’ VERDUNO: Through vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see and shrouded in fog, the thud of hooves pounding the loose earth grows louder. A man on horseback gallops into view. It could be a scene from a 19th century literary classic, but in […]

16 kg tumor removed from patient’s ovary

Posted by on 14/02/2018
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16 kg tumor removed from patient’s ovary

16 kg tumor removed from patient’s ovary

KUWAIT: Doctors managed to remove a benign tumor weighing 16 kilograms from a patient’s ovary yesterday. The patient, a 38-year-old Kuwaiti woman, complained from severe abdominal swelling and resorted to a public hospital to undergo a gastric toning surgery to lose weight, but she was told that the swelling was the result of a left […]

Ants nurse wounded warriors back to health

Posted by on 14/02/2018
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Ants nurse wounded warriors back to health

Ants nurse wounded warriors back to health

PARIS: African Matabele ants dress the wounds of comrades injured during hunting raids and nurse them back to health, according to an “astonishing” discovery reported Wednesday. After collecting their wounded from the battlefield and carrying them back home, nestmates become medics, massing around patients for “intense licking” of open wounds, according to a study in […]

Landmark cellular therapy to revolutionize treatment for children with leukemia

Posted by on 13/02/2018
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Landmark cellular therapy to revolutionize treatment for children with leukemia

Landmark cellular therapy to revolutionize treatment for children with leukemia

Kuwaiti will soon be the first patient to receive CAR-T cell therapy KUWAIT: This International Childhood Cancer Day, pediatric hematologist expert, Professor Ajay Vora, from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (GOSH) discusses how advances in cellular therapy are set to revolutionize treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (also called […]

Scores of monkeys killed in Rio yellow fever panic

Posted by on 11/02/2018
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Scores of monkeys killed in Rio yellow fever panic

Scores of monkeys killed in Rio yellow fever panic

Mostly being beaten to death and some poisoned RIO DE JANEIRO: Fears of spreading yellow fever are behind the illegal killing of scores of monkeys in Rio de Janeiro, complicating efforts to fight the virus, authorities say. Locals, mistakenly believing that the animals can spread yellow fever to humans, are blamed for the surge in […]

US body brokers supply world with torsos, limbs and heads

Posted by on 08/02/2018
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US body brokers supply world with torsos, limbs and heads

US body brokers supply world with torsos, limbs and heads

MedCure sells or leases about 10,000 body parts from US donors annually PORTLAND, Oregon: On July 20, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship departed Charleston, South Carolina carrying thousands of containers. One of them held a lucrative commodity: body parts from dozens of dead Americans. According to the manifest, the shipment bound for Europe included about […]

Ants used as drug manufacturers for humans?

Posted by on 07/02/2018
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Ants used as drug manufacturers for humans?

Ants used as drug manufacturers for humans?

PARIS: Ants naturally produce powerful germicides against bacteria and fungi, said a study yesterday that targeted the industrious insects as possible drug factories for humans. The discovery of ants’ pharmaceutical prowess comes as the armoury of effective antibiotics developed by humans over the last 100 years dwindles in the face of growing germ resistance. Experiments […]

UK experts urge smokers to switch to e-cigs for improved health gains

Posted by on 06/02/2018
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UK experts urge smokers to switch to e-cigs for improved health gains

UK experts urge smokers to switch to e-cigs for improved health gains

Likely to be far less harmful than regular tobacco cigarettes LONDON: Vaping, or using e-cigarettes, poses only a fraction of the health risk of tobacco smoking and should be encouraged among smokers to reap substantial health benefits, British public health experts said on Tuesday. In a review of evidence on e-cigarettes commissioned by the government-backed […]

Opioid high: Painkiller abuse sparks fears for Gabon’s young

Posted by on 05/02/2018
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Opioid high: Painkiller abuse sparks fears for Gabon’s young

Opioid high: Painkiller abuse sparks fears for Gabon’s young

The drugs have abetted a crisis of addiction and misery LIBREVILLE: Misuse of a powerful painkiller has spread like wildfire among schools in the West African state of Gabon, where teachers blame it for violent changes in mood among normally placid and motivated teenagers. Known as “kobolo” by local youths, the drug comprises high doses […]

After 24 surgeries, Bangladesh ‘tree man’ relapses

Posted by on 03/02/2018
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After 24 surgeries, Bangladesh ‘tree man’ relapses

After 24 surgeries, Bangladesh ‘tree man’ relapses

DHAKA: A year ago Abul Bajandar, a Bangladeshi rickshaw-puller dubbed “tree-man” for the bark-like growths that once covered his body, appeared to have made a full recovery from the rare condition that has afflicted him for a decade. But twelve months after doctors declared him all but cured following 24 surgeries, Bajandar’s hands are once […]

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