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Nations agree global climate pact rules, but seen as weak

Posted by on 16/12/2018
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Nations agree global climate  pact rules, but seen as weak

Nations agree global climate pact rules, but seen as weak

Marathon talks clouded by political divisions KATOWICE, Poland: Nations yesterday struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world’s most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming. Delegates from nearly 200 states finalized a common rule book designed […]

420,000 diabetic patients in Kuwait

Posted by on 12/12/2018
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420,000 diabetic patients in Kuwait

420,000 diabetic patients in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Chairman of Kuwait Diabetes Society Dr Waleed Al-Dhahi warned diabetes is widespread in Kuwait and the world, adding that the prevalence rate reaches 24 percent, with nearly 420,000 in Kuwait suffering from diabetes. He said 40 new cases of type 1 diabetes are registered for every 100,000 children and 4.6 cases of type 2 […]

Mukwege: Congo’s ‘Dr Miracle’ heals victims of sexual atrocity

Posted by on 10/12/2018
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Mukwege: Congo’s ‘Dr Miracle’ heals victims of sexual atrocity

Mukwege: Congo’s ‘Dr Miracle’ heals victims of sexual atrocity

‘When one does not fight against an evil, it is like a cancer’ KINSHASA: In the Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him “Doctor Miracle” for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape. Denis Mukwege is a crusading gynecologist who has spent more than […]

Kuwaiti doctor receives gold medal for best scientific research

Posted by on 05/12/2018
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Kuwaiti doctor receives gold medal for best scientific research

Kuwaiti doctor receives gold medal for best scientific research

Kuwaiti doctor from Urology Department at Farwaniya hospital Dr Abdallah Al-Enezi received a gold medal for best scientific research in the field of Urology during the 15th Urology Conference of the Arab Urology Association which was held recently in Dubai. He received this honor for narrowing of the urethra, its causes and treatment in Kuwait. […]

Cities plant more trees to curb wild weather, boost healthy living

Posted by on 02/12/2018
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Cities plant more trees to curb wild weather, boost healthy living

Cities plant more trees to curb wild weather, boost healthy living

Seoul plants more than 2,000 groves, gardens MANTUA: From Athens to Melbourne and Seoul to New York, big cities are increasingly turning to trees to help protect them from heatwaves and floods, and to boost people’s physical and mental health, urban officials and environmental experts say. South Korea’s capital Seoul recently planted more than 2,000 […]

DDI concludes Diabetes Awareness Campaign

Posted by on 01/12/2018
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DDI concludes Diabetes Awareness Campaign

DDI concludes Diabetes Awareness Campaign

KUWAIT: Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI) concluded its month long diabetes awareness campaign which ran under the slogan ‘Diabetes, I will fix you’ with an awareness march that started at the Kuwait Towers and ended at DDI. The march was in cooperation with Kuwait Mini Team and Classical Car Club. The cars were fitted with illuminated […]

Health Minister opens ENT conference

Posted by on 29/11/2018
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Health Minister opens ENT conference

Health Minister opens ENT conference

KUWAIT: The 41st Kuwait Otolaryngology Conference on ‘Updates in Facial and Plastic Surgery, Rhinoplasty and Otoplasty’ kicked off yesterday at the Regency Hotel in Bidaa. The two-day conference aims at discussing and researching the latest medical advancements in the fields of otolaryngology, commonly known as ENT (ear, nose and throat). On the sidelines of the […]

‘What we’re eating is killing us’ – global nutrition report

Posted by on 29/11/2018
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‘What we’re eating is killing us’ – global nutrition report

‘What we’re eating is killing us’ – global nutrition report

BANGKOK: Poor diets are among the top causes of ill health globally, accounting for nearly one in five deaths, according to a study published yesterday that called on governments and businesses to do more to improve eating habits. Eating unhealthy food, or not having enough food – including children unable to breastfeed – contribute to […]

Amir opens state-of-the-art Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital

Posted by on 28/11/2018
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Amir opens state-of-the-art Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital

Amir opens state-of-the-art Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital

Hospital to begin first phase of operations next week KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attended and patronized yesterday the opening of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital. HH the Amir was received at the venue by Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Hmoud Al-Sabah and senior officials at the health ministry. The ceremony was […]

Prostate cancer numbers take a leap in Kuwait

Posted by on 28/11/2018
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Prostate cancer numbers take a leap in Kuwait

Prostate cancer numbers take a leap in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Head of the urology unit at Jaber Armed Forces Hospital Dr Mohammad Al-Ghanim said prostate cancer is fatal if not discovered early, adding that those aged 50 years and above should undergo tests and medical checkups. He said prostate cancer is the most widespread type of cancer among men in Kuwait, so awareness is […]

DDI commemorates World Diabetes Day

Posted by on 26/11/2018
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DDI commemorates World Diabetes Day

DDI commemorates World Diabetes Day

KUWAIT: Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI), founded by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), held their annual informative event to commemorate World Diabetes Day on November 21, 2018, at its premises. The event allowed visitors to consult with diabetes specialists and dietitians, as well as gather medical information from booths that explained various facts […]

No doctors, nurses or painkillers: Surviving pregnancy in Venezuela

Posted by on 25/11/2018
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No doctors, nurses or painkillers: Surviving pregnancy in Venezuela

No doctors, nurses or painkillers: Surviving pregnancy in Venezuela

Venezuelan women forced to give birth in the street CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela: Yoli Cabeza was sent from one hospital to another before finally giving birth to her daughter Yusmari in the corridor of a maternity ward because her contractions came quicker than medical help. The 37-year-old was diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy but that didn’t […]

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