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Britons sizzle over chips and toast cancer warnings

Posted by on 23/01/2017
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Britons sizzle over chips and toast cancer warnings

Britons sizzle over chips and toast cancer warnings

LONDON: A government health warning over the potential dangers of toast, roast potatoes and chips-all traditional staples of the British diet-had the country’s tabloids hitting out yesterday. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said acrylamide-a chemical substance formed when foods with high starch content are cooked at very high temperatures  “has the potential to cause cancer […]

Immunization in children with congenital heart disease

Posted by on 23/01/2017
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Immunization in children with congenital heart disease

Immunization in children with congenital heart disease

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a general term used for a range of birth defects that affect the normal workings of the heart.  The term congenital means the condition is present at birth.  CHD is one of the most common types of birth defect affecting up to 8 in every 1000 babies born. In an […]

Ugandans invent ‘smart jacket’ to diagnose pneumonia

Posted by on 22/01/2017
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Ugandans invent ‘smart jacket’ to diagnose pneumonia

Ugandans invent ‘smart jacket’ to diagnose pneumonia

KAMPALA: A team of Ugandan engineers has invented a “smart jacket” that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other. The idea came to Olivia Koburongo, 26, after her grandmother fell ill, and was moved from hospital to hospital before being properly diagnosed with […]

GCC nephrology embodies joint cooperation in Gulf: Dr Al-Harbi

Posted by on 19/01/2017
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GCC nephrology embodies joint cooperation in Gulf: Dr Al-Harbi

GCC nephrology embodies joint cooperation in Gulf: Dr Al-Harbi

3rd GCC Organ Transplantation and Nephrology Congress opens KUWAIT: The 3rd GCC Organ Transplantation and Nephrology congress is an embodiment of joint cooperation in the health and medical fields among the GCC countries where it gives an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in organ transplants and nephrology, Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi said […]

‘Three-parent’ baby born in Ukraine using new technique

Posted by on 19/01/2017
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‘Three-parent’ baby born in  Ukraine using new technique

‘Three-parent’ baby born in Ukraine using new technique

KIEV: A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first ever use of a new technique using the DNA of three parents, the head of a Kiev fertility clinic said Wednesday. The boy was conceived using DNA from his mother and father but also from an egg donor in […]

27 diagnosed with colon cancer last year

Posted by on 18/01/2017
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27 diagnosed with colon cancer last year

27 diagnosed with colon cancer last year

Early detection saves lives: Dr Hashash KUWAIT: Head of Gastroenterology and Liver Unit at Al-Sabah Hospital Dr Wafaa Al-Hashash released a statement recently to spread awareness about the importance of early tests for the detection of colon cancer. She quoted international studies and researches which all recommend undergoing examinations before the age of 50. Dr […]

At Syria retirement home, elderly left behind by war

Posted by on 18/01/2017
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At Syria retirement home, elderly left behind by war

At Syria retirement home, elderly left behind by war

‘Feels humiliated by his solitude’ DAMASCUS: Alone in her room at an overcrowded retirement home in Damascus, Naz Ashiti thumbs through photographs of her daughters overseas, her eyes lingering on features she has not seen in years. Sending aging family members to a retirement home was once unthinkable for most Syrians, but almost six years […]

Saudi emergency after mass food poisoning

Posted by on 17/01/2017
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Saudi emergency after mass food poisoning

Saudi emergency after mass food poisoning

RIYADH: Saudi authorities blamed a smalltown restaurant for a food poisoning outbreak that struck at least 150 people and sparked a declaration of a health emergency, media said yesterday. The incident occurred in Turabah, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Taif in the kingdom’s southwest. The official Saudi Press Agency said 150 people suffered […]

Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

Posted by on 16/01/2017
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Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

OSLO: Oslo will ban diesel cars from the road for at least two days this week in a bid to combat rising air pollution, angering some motorists after they were urged to buy diesel cars a few years ago. The ban, announced by the city late Sunday, will go into effect today on municipal roads […]

Seniors with memory problems may struggle with driving

Seniors with memory problems may struggle with driving

Posted by on 15/01/2017
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Seniors with memory problems may struggle with driving

NEW YORK: Seniors with memory problems and related attention and decision-making issues may struggle with driving tasks, according to a Canadian study. Not all patients with mild cognitive impairment, the early stage of memory loss, have issues with driving, the researchers write in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. However, patients with added impairments, such as […]

University professor touts new obesity management procedure

Posted by on 11/01/2017
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University professor touts new obesity management procedure

University professor touts new obesity management procedure

KUWAIT: Kuwait University Professor, liver disease and endoscopy consultant at Mubarak Hospital Dr Jaber Al-Ali spoke recently about a highly advanced technique used for the first time in Kuwait and Arabian Gulf region to treat obesity called ‘Endomina System’. It is a new and highly advanced technique that is already available in Europe, and considered […]

Migraine sufferers at higher surgery stroke risk

Posted by on 11/01/2017
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Migraine sufferers at higher surgery stroke risk

Migraine sufferers at higher surgery stroke risk

PARIS: People who suffer migraines are at a higher risk of stroke after surgery, researchers said yesterday. This means that a history of migraines, which affect about one in five people, should be taken into account when weighing the pros and cons of undergoing an operation, said a study in The BMJ medical journal. “Given […]

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