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India faces painful move to cleaner energy

Posted by on 10/12/2017
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India faces painful move to cleaner energy

India faces painful move to cleaner energy

UNCHA AMIRPUR, India: Subedar Singh bears the scars of India’s painful reliance on dirty power and its struggle to pay for the costly transition to the brave new world of solar and renewable electricity. Last year, the farmer walked into a field in his village and suffered 70 percent burns to his feet and ankles […]

French animal rights groups call for ban on fox, deer hunting

Posted by on 09/12/2017
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French animal rights groups call for ban on fox, deer hunting

French animal rights groups call for ban on fox, deer hunting

PARIS: A coalition of more than 20 French animal rights groups, including one led by former film star Brigitte Bardot, called Friday for a ban on hunting with hounds. “Several European countries (including Germany, Britain and Belgium) have already outlawed this cruel sport,” they wrote in a letter to Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot. “What is […]

FDA approves diabetes drug that also helps with weight loss

Posted by on 06/12/2017
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FDA approves diabetes drug that also helps with weight loss

FDA approves diabetes drug that also helps with weight loss

TRENTON, New Jersey: US regulators on Tuesday approved a new diabetes drug that reduces blood sugar levels and also helps people lose significant weight. Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk said the Food and Drug Administration approved its once-a-week shot for people with Type 2 diabetes. The drug, Ozempic, also known as semaglutide, works by stimulating the […]

Kuwaiti doctor shadows world-leading experts in London

Posted by on 05/12/2017
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Kuwaiti doctor shadows world-leading experts in London

Kuwaiti doctor shadows world-leading experts in London

KUWAIT: Kuwait clinician, Dr Yaser Adel Kheraibet participated in the Observership program at Great Ormond Street hospital (GOSH) in London. The program enables international medical collaboration between countries, allowing doctors from all corners of the world to share their expertise, observe clinical practice and witness the latest research and technologies that will facilitate better treatment […]

Sea turtles’ sad fate: From restaurant menus to plastic ‘soup’

Posted by on 04/12/2017
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Sea turtles’ sad fate: From restaurant menus to plastic ‘soup’

Sea turtles’ sad fate: From restaurant menus to plastic ‘soup’

Turtles confuse plastic for jellyfish WATAMU, Kenya: Gently, Kenzo the sea turtle is lowered onto a beach where a scattering of bottle caps, candy wrappers, yoghurt cups and discarded flipflops scar an otherwise idyllic setting. As its human handlers step aside, Kenzo struggles out of the harness, pushes hard with its flippers on the sand, […]

Cholera could resurge in Yemen due to lack of aid and fuel: WHO

Posted by on 03/12/2017
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Cholera could resurge in Yemen due to lack of aid and fuel: WHO

Cholera could resurge in Yemen due to lack of aid and fuel: WHO

Nearly 1 million cholera cases since epidemic began GENEVA: Another wave of cholera could strike Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition blockade has cut off fuel for hospitals, water pumps and vital aid supplies for starving children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday. Dr Nevio Zagaria, WHO country representative in Yemen, told Reuters that 16 […]

‘Inclusive’ Hungary playgrounds for disabled kids

Posted by on 02/12/2017
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‘Inclusive’ Hungary playgrounds for disabled kids

‘Inclusive’ Hungary playgrounds for disabled kids

‘Disabled kids have the right to play too’ BUDAPEST: Shrieks of laughter by non-disabled and disabled children having fun together at Hungarian playgrounds are becoming more common thanks to some determined parents turned innovative designers. “Disabled kids have the right to play too,” says Eszter Harsanyi, 44, one of the co-founders of MagikMe, a start-up […]

Abusive digital avatars might help schizophrenics fight ‘voices’: Study

Posted by on 28/11/2017
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Abusive digital avatars might help schizophrenics fight ‘voices’: Study

Abusive digital avatars might help schizophrenics fight ‘voices’: Study

Taking their medication throughout the trial “You’re rubbish. You’re rubbish. You’re a waste of space.” The computer avatar pulls no punches as it lays into the young woman, a schizophrenia sufferer, facing the screen. “Can you go away, please?” the woman asks, timidly at first. But after some time, emboldened, she asserts: “I am not […]

Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

Posted by on 23/11/2017
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Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

NEW YORK: A new look at cancer in the US finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors. That is less than commonly-cited estimates from more than 35 years ago, a result of new research methods and changes in American society. Smoking rates have plummeted, for […]

Portuguese cattle farmers desperately wait for rain

Posted by on 22/11/2017
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Portuguese cattle farmers desperately wait for rain

Portuguese cattle farmers desperately wait for rain

Portugal enduring ‘extreme or severe’ drought conditions   ALPALHAO: Antonio Granadeiro, a cattle farmer who has already lost 20 cows this year, surveys with sadness the fields of his ranch in Alentejo in central Portugal, which have yellowed from the lack of rain. “I have never seen a drought like this,” he says as cows […]

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis ‘key’ to beating AIDS epidemic

Posted by on 20/11/2017
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New ARV drugs, early diagnosis ‘key’ to beating AIDS epidemic

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis ‘key’ to beating AIDS epidemic

Around 21 million people receiving ARV treatment   CAPE TOWN: Developing new antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/AIDS and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report yesterday. The UN AIDS agency said that by […]

Museum seeks to convince rural Indians that toilets are not dirty

Posted by on 19/11/2017
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Museum seeks to convince rural Indians that toilets are not dirty

Museum seeks to convince rural Indians that toilets are not dirty

Trying to break taboos surrounding toilets NEW DELHI: A throne with a built-in commode for a French monarch takes pride of place at a New Delhi museum trying to break taboos surrounding toilets in a country where such convenience remains a sensitive issue. The replica of the wooden throne used by King Louis XIV is […]

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