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Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi, whose supporters boast of his physical prowess and indifference to sleep, has shared the secrets to his morning fitness regimen in a video where the Indian premier thrusts a staff, walks backwards and flexes over a boulder. Modi spruiked the “refreshing and rejuvenating” benefits of his exercise workout in a video […]

India farmers sow unapproved Monsanto cotton seeds, risking arrest

Posted by on 12/06/2018
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India farmers sow unapproved Monsanto cotton seeds, risking  arrest

India farmers sow unapproved Monsanto cotton seeds, risking arrest

MUMBAI: Many Indian farmers are openly sowing an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds developed by Monsanto, as the government sits on the sidelines for fear of antagonizing a big voting bloc ahead of an election next year. India approved the first GM cotton seed trait in 2002 and an upgraded variety in […]

Bad air day: India city chokes on world’s worst pollution

Posted by on 05/06/2018
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Bad air day: India city chokes on world’s worst  pollution

Bad air day: India city chokes on world’s worst pollution

KANPUR: Soot turned the white handkerchief around Abhash Kumar Sharma’s face to black as the police officer tried to direct gridlocked traffic in the Indian city with the world’s dirtiest air.  It was all he had to ward off the pollution blamed for filling Kanpur’s hospital beds with growing numbers of chronic lung and cancer […]

Nipah virus sparks alert in India; 3 die

Posted by on 21/05/2018
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Nipah virus sparks alert in India; 3 die

Nipah virus sparks alert in India; 3 die

NEW DELHI: A deadly virus carried mainly by fruit bats has killed at least three people in southern India, sparking a statewide health alert yesterday. Eight other deaths in the state of Kerala are being investigated for possible links to the Nipah virus, which has a 70 percent mortality rate. Kerala’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan […]

Venezuela crisis cuts deep at children’s hospital

Posted by on 16/05/2018
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Venezuela crisis cuts deep at children’s hospital

Venezuela crisis cuts deep at children’s hospital

Maduro promises to fix situation soon CARACAS: Eight-year-old Luisito is awaiting surgery for a brain tumor, a daunting prospect at the best of times-but this is Venezuela, and the hospital, typically, has little medicine or functioning equipment. A four-month-old baby shares his nine square meter hospital room. She suffers from an abnormally large head, or […]

Ghana fights malarial chemical resistance with a new spray

Posted by on 15/05/2018
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Ghana fights malarial chemical resistance with a new spray

Ghana fights malarial chemical resistance with a new spray

216 million cases of malaria in 91 countries across the world OBUASI: Bismark Owusu moves food and bowls from a bedroom and covers clothes and furniture with a large sheet before mixing a mosquito-killing chemical with water in his spray pack. He then puts on head-to-toe safety gear, straps the pack to his back and […]

Workshop and conference held on Damon’s philosophy, clinical practice

Posted by on 14/05/2018
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Workshop and conference held on Damon’s philosophy, clinical practice

Workshop and conference held on Damon’s philosophy, clinical practice

The workshop highlights the development of the Damon System KUWAIT: The Quality Source Company held Damon Introductory and Damon Advance sessions by Dr Richard Cure and Dr David Bearn on Thursday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Farwaniya. The course was held for two days and explored Damon’s philosophy, clinical practice and evidence. Dr Faraj […]

New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo

Posted by on 09/05/2018
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New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo

New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo

WHO releases $1mn from emergency contingency fund KINSHASA: Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.” “Twenty-one cases of fever with hemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur province, […]

Indian train offers ticket to life-saving care and services

Posted by on 08/05/2018
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Indian train offers ticket to life-saving care and services

Indian train offers ticket to life-saving care and services

Lifeline Express provides free treatment to the needy JALORE, India: When the Lifeline Express rolled into the sleepy Indian town of Jalore, Bhagwana Ram Prajapat was anxiously waiting to board. The 55-year-old has been desperately looking for treatment for his grandson’s cleft-lip and the specially converted sky-blue, seven-coach train was the answer to his prayers. […]

After death, Hawking cuts ‘multiverse’ theory down to size

Posted by on 06/05/2018
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After death, Hawking cuts ‘multiverse’ theory down to size

After death, Hawking cuts ‘multiverse’ theory down to size

New hypothesis relies on string theory PARIS: With a science paper published after his death, Stephen Hawking has revived debate on a deeply divisive question for cosmologists: Is our Universe just one of many in an infinite, ever-expanding “multiverse”? According to one school of thought, the cosmos started expanding exponentially after the Big Bang. In […]

‘Chronic Wound Management and Diabetic Foot Care’ awareness day

Posted by on 05/05/2018
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‘Chronic Wound Management and Diabetic Foot Care’ awareness day

‘Chronic Wound Management and Diabetic Foot Care’ awareness day

KUWAIT: An awareness day on chronic wound management and diabetic foot care was held at the Avenues. “Care for the foot is of immense importance for diabetics. Diabetic foot clinics receive many cases every day, an average of 43 cases – Amiri Hospital receives 35 cases during mornings and 15 during the evening,” said head […]

Scientists devise new peanut allergy test

Posted by on 03/05/2018
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Scientists devise new peanut allergy test

Scientists devise new peanut allergy test

LONDON: British scientists have developed a far more accurate blood test to diagnose peanut allergy, offering a better way to monitor a significant food hazard. Peanuts are the most common cause of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, and allergy cases among children have risen sharply in recent years. Britain’s Food Standards Agency estimates […]

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