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Ten of 1,000 women in Kuwait suffer from breast cancer

Posted by on 31/10/2017
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Ten of 1,000 women in Kuwait suffer from breast cancer

Ten of 1,000 women in Kuwait suffer from breast cancer

KUWAIT: Ten out of every 1,000 women in Kuwait are diagnosed with breast cancer, admitted Dr Asma Hussein, Senior Specialist and Radiologist at the Ministry of Health. Speaking with Kuwait Times at a seminar held at the Movenpick Hotel yesterday, Dr Asma noted that early detection is the key to prevention and cure. “We advise […]

KIPCO, Burgan Bank, Gulf Insurance support ‘The Battle Fitness Festival’

Posted by on 31/10/2017
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KIPCO, Burgan Bank, Gulf Insurance support ‘The Battle Fitness Festival’

KIPCO, Burgan Bank, Gulf Insurance support ‘The Battle Fitness Festival’

KUWAIT CITY: The Kuwait Projects Company (Holding) – has teamed up with Burgan Bank and Gulf Insurance Group to support one of the region’s largest fitness events, ‘The Battle Fitness Festival’. The event, organized by Circuit+ Fitness in collaboration with Pro Vision, will take place at the Green Island on November 3 and 4. More […]

Conspiracy came amid slow sales of opioid: Prosecutors

Posted by on 29/10/2017
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Conspiracy came amid slow sales of opioid: Prosecutors

Conspiracy came amid slow sales of opioid: Prosecutors

Nationwide conspiracy to bribe doctors, pharmacists   PHOENIX: A new mouth spray that delivered the powerful painkiller fentanyl to end-stage cancer patients wasn’t selling as well as anticipated. So drug company executives moved quickly to make its production worthwhile. US court records in the case against an immigrant billionaire who is one of Arizona’s wealthiest […]

Plague alert over Madagascar’s dance with the dead

Posted by on 26/10/2017
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Plague alert over Madagascar’s dance with the dead

Plague alert over Madagascar’s dance with the dead

‘Turning of the bones’ ANTANANARIVO: In Madagascar, ceremonies in which families exhume the remains of dead relatives, rewrap them in fresh cloth and dance with the corpses are a sacred ritual. But an outbreak of plague sweeping the Indian Ocean island nation has prompted warnings that the macabre spectacle, known as the turning of the […]

In the market for human bodies, almost anyone can sell the dead

Posted by on 24/10/2017
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In the market for human bodies, almost anyone can sell the dead

In the market for human bodies, almost anyone can sell the dead

Company acquires dead bodies, dissects and sells them   LAS VEGAS: The company stacked brochures in funeral parlors around Sin City. On the cover: a couple clasping hands. Above the image, a promise: “Providing Options in Your Time of Need.” The company, Southern Nevada Donor Services, offered grieving families a way to eliminate expensive funeral […]

12 major cities to buy zero emissions buses from 2025

Posted by on 23/10/2017
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12 major cities to buy zero emissions buses from 2025

12 major cities to buy zero emissions buses from 2025

A joint ‘fossil-fuel-free streets declaration’ OSLO: Twelve major cities including London, Paris, Los Angeles and Cape Town promised yesterday to buy only zero-emissions buses from 2025 and to make major areas free of fossil fuel emissions by 2030 to protect the environment. The 12, with a combined population of almost 80 million, said they would […]

WHO revokes appointment of Mugabe

Posted by on 22/10/2017
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WHO revokes appointment of Mugabe

WHO revokes appointment of Mugabe

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization yesterday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar. “Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of HE President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for (Non-communicable diseases) in Africa. As a result I have […]

Steady hand: How to do open -heart surgery in a quake

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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Steady hand: How to do open -heart surgery in a quake

Steady hand: How to do open -heart surgery in a quake

David Arellano operates during an earthquake MEXICO CITY: When the ground started shaking in Mexico City on September 19, many people ran out into the street. Not David Arellano. In the middle of performing open-heart surgery on a newborn, the pediatric surgeon just concentrated harder. “The shaking was very violent, very intense. We had to […]

Phony dentists are plying their brisk trade on Morocco’s poor

Posted by on 18/10/2017
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Phony dentists are plying their brisk trade on Morocco’s poor

Phony dentists are plying their brisk trade on Morocco’s poor

Thriving on poverty with wretched consequences A smart white coat is no proof of being a qualified medical practitioner in Morocco, where fake dentists and other “health professionals” thrive on poverty, sometimes with wretched consequences. “It’s all a question of know-how. I inherited mine from my father,” Hamid says proudly, sporting a thin moustache and […]

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

Posted by on 17/10/2017
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Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

BANGKOK: Smokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand’s most famous tourist beaches will face a $3,000 fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said. The ban, which comes into force in November, follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometer stretch of the famed […]

Madagascar plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

Posted by on 16/10/2017
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Madagascar plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

Madagascar plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

Schools been canceled, public gatherings are banned ANTANANARIVO: As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar’s capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus windows to buy masks from street vendors. Schools have been canceled, and public gatherings are banned. The plague outbreak has killed […]

Beauty is skin deep for Benin pineapples

Posted by on 11/10/2017
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Beauty is skin deep for Benin pineapples

Beauty is skin deep for Benin pineapples

ALLADA: From his chair in the middle of a pile of pineapples, Jean-Xavier Satola supervises cutting and packaging, as Benin-Africa’s fourth-biggest exporter of the fruit-starts trading again after an eight-month self-imposed absence. The fields of Allada in southern Benin are a hive of activity as about 20 men, in trousers to protect them from the […]