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Steady hand: How to do open -heart surgery in a quake

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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Steady hand: How to do open -heart surgery in a quake

Steady hand: How to do open -heart surgery in a quake

David Arellano operates during an earthquake MEXICO CITY: When the ground started shaking in Mexico City on September 19, many people ran out into the street. Not David Arellano. In the middle of performing open-heart surgery on a newborn, the pediatric surgeon just concentrated harder. “The shaking was very violent, very intense. We had to […]

Phony dentists are plying their brisk trade on Morocco’s poor

Posted by on 18/10/2017
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Phony dentists are plying their brisk trade on Morocco’s poor

Phony dentists are plying their brisk trade on Morocco’s poor

Thriving on poverty with wretched consequences A smart white coat is no proof of being a qualified medical practitioner in Morocco, where fake dentists and other “health professionals” thrive on poverty, sometimes with wretched consequences. “It’s all a question of know-how. I inherited mine from my father,” Hamid says proudly, sporting a thin moustache and […]

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

Posted by on 17/10/2017
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Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

BANGKOK: Smokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand’s most famous tourist beaches will face a $3,000 fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said. The ban, which comes into force in November, follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometer stretch of the famed […]

Madagascar plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

Posted by on 16/10/2017
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Madagascar plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

Madagascar plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

Schools been canceled, public gatherings are banned ANTANANARIVO: As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar’s capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus windows to buy masks from street vendors. Schools have been canceled, and public gatherings are banned. The plague outbreak has killed […]

Beauty is skin deep for Benin pineapples

Posted by on 11/10/2017
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Beauty is skin deep for Benin pineapples

Beauty is skin deep for Benin pineapples

ALLADA: From his chair in the middle of a pile of pineapples, Jean-Xavier Satola supervises cutting and packaging, as Benin-Africa’s fourth-biggest exporter of the fruit-starts trading again after an eight-month self-imposed absence. The fields of Allada in southern Benin are a hive of activity as about 20 men, in trousers to protect them from the […]

Happier marriages linked to healthier hearts, study says

Posted by on 10/10/2017
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Happier marriages linked to healthier hearts, study says

Happier marriages linked to healthier hearts, study says

PARIS: Men whose marriages grow stronger over the years have healthier cholesterol and blood pressure than peers whose unions fall apart, said a study yesterday that hinted at unexpected health perks of relationship counseling. Researchers got more than 600 men in Britain to rate the “quality” of their marriage at two points in time-when their […]

Mass cholera vaccinations Kicks off in Rohingya camps

Posted by on 10/10/2017
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Mass cholera vaccinations Kicks off in Rohingya camps

Mass cholera vaccinations Kicks off in Rohingya camps

Bangladesh struggling to cope with mass influx – UN launches one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination THANGKHALI: The United Nations launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the vast refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh yesterday amid fears of an outbreak among nearly a million Rohingya now living there. Thousands of Rohingya […]

Armenians urged to value their women as abortions of girls skew population

Posted by on 09/10/2017
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Armenians urged to value their women as abortions of girls skew population

Armenians urged to value their women as abortions of girls skew population

Armenians see sons as a way to ensure financial stability – For Armenian families, giving birth to at least one boy is a is a must GAVAR: When Karina Aghalaryan discovered she was going to be the mother of a baby girl, the 35-year-old Armenian was ecstatic. Her family was altogether more lukewarm. Talk swiftly […]

Pesticides in 75% of honey worldwide

Posted by on 08/10/2017
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Pesticides in 75% of honey worldwide

Pesticides in 75% of honey worldwide

Concern about the survival of crucial crop pollinators MIAMI: Traces of pesticides that act as nerve agents on bees have been found in 75 percent of honey worldwide, raising concern about the survival of these crucial crop pollinators, researchers said Thursday. Human health is not likely at risk from the concentrations detected in a global […]

‘Orthorexia’: When healthy eating ends up making you sick

Posted by on 07/10/2017
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‘Orthorexia’: When healthy  eating ends up making you sick

‘Orthorexia’: When healthy eating ends up making you sick

Orthorexia creeps into wider usage PARIS: People, it seems, have never been so afraid of their food-and, say some experts, an obsession with healthy eating may paradoxically be endangering lives. Twenty-nine-year-old Frenchwoman Sabrina Debusquat recounts how, over 18 months, she became a vegetarian, then a vegan-eschewing eggs, dairy products and even honey-before becoming a “raw […]

Taiwan’s battle with betel nut addiction

Posted by on 05/10/2017
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Taiwan’s battle with betel nut addiction

Taiwan’s battle with betel nut addiction

Betel nut chewing is deeply ingrained in society For years Huang Sheng-yi helped feed Taiwan’s addiction to the betel nut, planting thousands of the trees on his mountainous farm. Today he has felled most of them, incentivized by the government to grow something else, as part of its push to reduce availability of the nut, […]

Kuwaiti surgeons perform rare heart pump transplant

Posted by on 04/10/2017
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Kuwaiti surgeons perform rare heart pump transplant

Kuwaiti surgeons perform rare heart pump transplant

KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti surgical team, assisted by a German team, performed the first surgical operation in the Middle East to transplant an artificial heart pump with a minimal invasive technique. Head of the surgery team at Sulaiman Al-Dabous Heart Center, Dr Riad Al-Tarazi, said that with the help of a German team from Hanover University, […]

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