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Heart disease growing health concern in GCC

Posted by on 27/02/2017
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Heart disease growing health concern in GCC

Heart disease growing health concern in GCC

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Cardiovascular diseases have been attributed to being the leading cause of death worldwide. More people worldwide die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2012, which represents 31 percent of all global deaths. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.4 million were due […]

Beauty beyond Imagination from the Pearl Clinic

Posted by on 27/02/2017
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Beauty beyond Imagination from the Pearl Clinic

Beauty beyond Imagination from the Pearl Clinic

KUWAIT: The Pearl Clinic; a gem in the heart of Kuwait, welcomes you to its specialized medical center for dermatology and laser procedures. With a combination of the latest technology and modern facility, the clinic will meet your aspirations in terms of skin care, dermatology and beauty treatments. All procedures are overseen by the most […]

France slaughtering all ducks in key region due to bird flu

Posted by on 22/02/2017
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France slaughtering all ducks in key region due to bird flu

France slaughtering all ducks in key region due to bird flu

PARIS: France’s agriculture ministry has ordered all remaining 600,000 ducks in a key poultry-producing region slaughtered to try to stem a growing outbreak of bird flu. A previous cull in southwestern France failed to stop the spread of the H5N8 virus, which has hit ducks and other birds in more than 300 French farms in […]

New miniature frog species found in India

Posted by on 21/02/2017
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New miniature frog species found in India

New miniature frog species found in India

NEW DELHI: Scientists have discovered four new species of miniature night frogs small enough to sit on a fingernail in a remote part of India, according to a report published yesterday. The researchers, who spent five years exploring the lush Western Ghats mountains, said the tiny amphibians were there in abundance but had likely been […]

Tanzania stops 40 health centers from offering AIDS services

Posted by on 19/02/2017
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Tanzania stops 40 health centers from offering AIDS services

Tanzania stops 40 health centers from offering AIDS services

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania: Tanzania’s government has stopped 40 privately run health centers from providing AIDS-related services, accusing them of catering to homosexuals in a country where gay sex is criminalized. It is the latest move by this East African country to crack down on the activities of homosexuals. The government believes that non-governmental organizations […]

Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

Posted by on 18/02/2017
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Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

Life on earth extremely tough, versatile BOSTON: In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old. The bizarre and ancient microbes were found dormant in caves in Naica, Mexico, and were able to exist […]

Center to develop stem cell research

Posted by on 15/02/2017
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Center to develop stem cell research

Center to develop stem cell research

KUWAIT: Sheikha Salwa Al-Sabah Center for Stem Cell and Umbilical Cord will pave the way forward to develop services and researches in the healthcare sector, said Kuwait Holding Projects Company (KIPCO) Yesterday. The center will help advance research within the stem cell and umbilical cord domains and will aid in developing a strong partnership between […]

Could gene editing help avoid disease? Maybe

Posted by on 15/02/2017
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Could gene editing help avoid disease? Maybe

Could gene editing help avoid disease? Maybe

Altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases WASHINGTON: Don’t expect designer babies any time soon – but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells. What’s called genome editing already is […]

Kuwait works on increasing emergency ambulances: minister

Posted by on 14/02/2017
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Kuwait works on increasing emergency ambulances: minister

Kuwait works on increasing emergency ambulances: minister

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health is keen on increasing the number of ambulances in the forthcoming period, said Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi on Monday.  In a statement to reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of Adan hospital’s ambulance center today, Dr Harbi added that air ambulance in Ahmadi district dealt with 600 cases last […]

Cheap solar ambulances to speed into service in rural Bangladesh

Cheap solar ambulances to speed into service in rural Bangladesh

Posted by on 14/02/2017
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Cheap solar ambulances to speed into service in rural Bangladesh

DHAKA: An inexpensive, solar-powered ambulance that can fit down narrow laneways is set to hit the road in rural Bangladesh this year, its manufacturers say. The three-wheeled van, as well-equipped as ambulances used in Bangladesh’s cities, runs entirely on solar power – including solar battery power at night – and can be used in rural […]

Indian doctors prepare ‘world’s heaviest woman’ for surgery

Posted by on 13/02/2017
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Indian doctors prepare ‘world’s heaviest woman’ for surgery

Indian doctors prepare ‘world’s heaviest woman’ for surgery

MUMBAI: Indian doctors put an Egyptian believed to be the world’s heaviest woman on a special liquid diet yesterday as they prepared her for an emergency weight-loss operation. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty weighs around 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) and had not left her house in more than two decades until arriving in Mumbai at […]

Cleveland Clinic: A state-of-the-art facility in the region

Posted by on 12/02/2017
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Cleveland Clinic: A state-of-the-art facility in the region

Cleveland Clinic: A state-of-the-art facility in the region

When a person falls ill, his/her concern is how and where the treatment will be, and by whom. The scene of doctors and nurses moving around and tubes and wires being inserted and removed may complicate conditions. But this is now changing with modern technology and highly developed approaches by man and machine. I recently […]

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