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New medications can help tackle spread of diabetes: Kuwaiti doctors

Posted by on 13/11/2018
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New medications can help tackle spread of diabetes: Kuwaiti doctors

New medications can help tackle spread of diabetes: Kuwaiti doctors

Kuwait world’s second country with number of diabetic patients KUWAIT: Health officials and specialists in Kuwait yesterday hoped new medications help address wide-scale spread of the disease, affecting up to a staggering 19 percent of Kuwait’s population, while asserting importance of preventive measures at early age. They warned against neglecting diabetes as around 441,000 people […]

Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030

Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030

Posted by on 12/11/2018
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Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030

PARIS: Pneumonia will kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030, experts warned yesterday on a global day aimed at raising awareness of the biggest infectious killer of infants worldwide. While in the developed world the severe lung infection mainly affects the elderly, in developing nations it is children who bear the brunt, with […]

Clinics to stay open longer

Posted by on 11/11/2018
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Clinics to stay open longer

Clinics to stay open longer

KUWAIT: The health ministry has instructed its clinics in various areas to extend their working hours until 3 am instead of midnight until further notice to be ready to face any emergency cases during the rainy season. The decision applies to two to three clinics in each governorate, while some other clinics will work 24 […]

Polluted Delhi air akin to death sentence: Doctors

Posted by on 05/11/2018
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Polluted Delhi air akin to death sentence: Doctors

Polluted Delhi air akin to death sentence: Doctors

Smog blamed for the deaths of more than a million Indians every year NEW DELHI: Yogesh Kumar wheezes after life-saving surgery to remove a diseased lung, but his doctors wonder how long he can last outside hospital breathing some of the world’s dirtiest air. Smog is blamed for the deaths of more than one million […]

Coal-dependent Poland shifts on wind ahead of climate meeting

Posted by on 04/11/2018
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Coal-dependent Poland shifts on wind ahead of climate meeting

Coal-dependent Poland shifts on wind ahead of climate meeting

Helping coal-addicted Poland meet EU goals for renewable energy use WARSAW: Restrictive legislation introduced by Poland’s right-wing government in 2016 threw a spanner into the works for onshore wind energy, but the easing of some measures now promises to get the sector spinning. The change comes ahead of the COP24 World Climate Conference that opens […]

Indian firework sellers fume over festival ‘eco-cracker’ ban

Posted by on 03/11/2018
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Indian firework sellers fume over festival ‘eco-cracker’ ban

Indian firework sellers fume over festival ‘eco-cracker’ ban

‘There is no such thing as a green firecracker in India’ NEW DELHI: Rajesh Tyagi stands outside his decades-old fireworks stall in Delhi’s old quarter, fuming over a court ruling that allows him to sell only “eco-friendly” fireworks for the Indian capital’s largest festival. “There is no such thing as a green firecracker in India,” […]

Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year: WHO.

Posted by on 29/10/2018
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Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year: WHO.

Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year: WHO.

GENEVA: Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organization warned yesterday. Data from the UN health body shows that every day, 93 percent of children under the age of 15 — a full 1.8 billion youngsters, including 630 million under […]

Zika outbreak spreading in India, detected in new state

Posted by on 28/10/2018
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Zika outbreak spreading in India, detected in new state

Zika outbreak spreading in India, detected in new state

First confirmed case outside Rajasthan this year NEW DELHI: India’s Zika outbreak is spreading, with officials saying yesterday that the mosquito-borne virus has been detected in the western state of Gujarat after nearly 150 cases were reported this year in neighboring Rajasthan. Health authorities in Gujarat said a woman tested positive for Zika and was […]

New hope: Battles begin to turn in long war on TB

Posted by on 27/10/2018
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New hope: Battles begin to turn in long war on TB

New hope: Battles begin to turn in long war on TB

‘TB has been killing millions of people for thousands of years’ THE HAGUE: It kills millions of people and is carried by a quarter of humans, yet there has been just a handful of new drugs in decades and the only vaccine is a century old. Tuberculosis, a curable and preventable lung infection, killed more […]

‘Holy plant’: Cannabis legalization delights South African pot users

Posted by on 24/10/2018
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‘Holy plant’: Cannabis legalization delights South African pot users

‘Holy plant’: Cannabis legalization delights South African pot users

‘We were given this holy plant by the ancestors’ JOHANNESBURG: A bucket containing a soupy green mixture sits under a table in Nduna Ewrong-Nxumalo’s consultation room in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub. The traditional healer, or sangoma, has trusted and prescribed the pungent mixture — cannabis tea — to his patients for years. “We […]

A green day: Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Posted by on 17/10/2018
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A green day: Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

A green day: Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Its implementation will be scrutinized and dissected OTTAWA: Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end yesterday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use. The change was praised by pot enthusiasts and investors in a budding industry that has seen pot stocks soar […]

Doctors warn C-sections are at ‘epidemic’ proportions globally

Posted by on 13/10/2018
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Doctors warn C-sections are at ‘epidemic’ proportions globally

Doctors warn C-sections are at ‘epidemic’ proportions globally

Doctors tempted to organize C-sections to ease flow of patients PARIS: Worldwide Caesarean section use has nearly doubled in two decades and has reached “epidemic” proportions in some countries, doctors warned Friday, highlighting a huge gap in childbirth care between rich and poor mothers. They said millions of women each year may be putting themselves […]