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Harbi becomes first Kuwaiti doctor with hip arthroscopy certificate

Posted by on 18/09/2018
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Harbi becomes first Kuwaiti doctor with hip arthroscopy certificate

Harbi becomes first Kuwaiti doctor with hip arthroscopy certificate

BRUSSELS: The Erasme University Hospital in the Belgian capital Brussels presented Kuwaiti doctor Hussein Al-Harbi with a certificate in hip arthroscopy, the first ever for a Kuwaiti surgeon. Kuwait sends patients who need treatment for their hips for medical treatment abroad, because there are no doctors specialized in hip arthroscopy in the country, Harbi said […]

South Africa’s top court legalizes personal, private cannabis use

Posted by on 18/09/2018
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South Africa’s top court legalizes personal, private cannabis use

South Africa’s top court legalizes personal, private cannabis use

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s top court ruled yesterday that private, personal cannabis use was legal in a landmark case that had pitted law enforcement agencies against marijuana advocates and the judiciary. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, delivering the Johannesburg-based Constitutional Court’s unanimous verdict, declared the law banning marijuana use in private by adults “is unconstitutional and […]

No anesthesia without explanation

Posted by on 17/09/2018
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No anesthesia without explanation

No anesthesia without explanation

KUWAIT: Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah issued yesterday a decision to prohibit any surgical intervention without the explanation of complications that may occur when anesthesia is used. The decision also warrants a written notification by the patient or their guardian before conducting any surgery in both private and public sectors. – KUNA

World Marrow Donor Day: Kuwaiti boy given a chance at life after transplant

Posted by on 17/09/2018
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World Marrow Donor Day: Kuwaiti boy given a chance at life after transplant

World Marrow Donor Day: Kuwaiti boy given a chance at life after transplant

Receives life-saving bone marrow transplant at London hospital LONDON: On World Marrow Donor Day on 15th September, a Kuwaiti mother urges people in Kuwait and the region to learn about bone marrow transplants (BMT) and to become donors where possible. This comes after her son Salem, a 14-year-old Kuwaiti boy, had his life saved after […]

No delays over new hospital in Kuwait: health minister

Posted by on 16/09/2018
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No delays over new hospital in Kuwait: health minister

No delays over new hospital in Kuwait: health minister

  KUWAIT: The construction of a new sprawling medical facility in Kuwait is running on schedule, Kuwait’s Health Minister Dr Basel Al-Sabah said yesterday, allaying concerns over alleged delays impeding the project. The minister’s remarks came as he toured the Jaber Al-Ahmad hospital, where he was joined by a number of senior officials. As they […]

As water bank runs dry, Uganda greens hills to soak up rain

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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As water bank runs dry, Uganda greens hills to soak up rain

As water bank runs dry, Uganda greens hills to soak up rain

MBARARA, Uganda: In the village of Katebe, Ugandan schoolchildren have little choice but to drink from the same water supply as animals. During the dry season from June to August, Kyakatarihwa dam is the only source of water for people and livestock alike in this remote part of southwest Uganda’s Mbarara district. “We have no […]

Kuwait takes precautionary measures amid Iraq cholera outbreak fears

Posted by on 10/09/2018
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Kuwait takes precautionary measures amid Iraq cholera outbreak fears

Kuwait takes precautionary measures amid Iraq cholera outbreak fears

KUWAIT: Recent media reports over a cholera epidemic in Iraq are based on ‘factual journalism,’ Kuwait’s health ministry said yesterday, highlighting that precautionary measures have been put in place. The World Health Organization has not released any information pertaining to a cholera outbreak in Iraq, the ministry’s assistant undersecretary for public health services Dr Majda […]

Cleaning up Tokyo’s beaches: An Olympic task

Posted by on 06/09/2018
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Cleaning up Tokyo’s beaches: An Olympic task

Cleaning up Tokyo’s beaches: An Olympic task

TOKYO: On a blazing hot Tokyo summer day, children squeal with delight as they splash about on a sandy beach, with the skyline of the world’s biggest city shimmering behind them. The scene may seem unremarkable but it was unthinkable until recently when local activists decided to clean up the polluted water at city beaches, […]

‘Major transformation’ ahead for Earth’s ecosystems

Posted by on 03/09/2018
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‘Major transformation’ ahead for Earth’s ecosystems

‘Major transformation’ ahead for Earth’s ecosystems

TAMPA: The Earth’s forests, deserts, landscapes and vital ecosystems risk a “major transformation” in the next century due to climate change, international scientists warned on Thursday. Some of these changes are already under way in the southwestern United States, where massive wildfires are destroying pine forests and transforming swaths of territory into shrubland. In the […]

Old foe cholera returns to haunt Algeria; two dead

Posted by on 30/08/2018
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Old foe cholera returns to haunt Algeria; two dead

Old foe cholera returns to haunt Algeria; two dead

91 people remain quarantined in Boufarik hospital BOUFARIK, Algeria: Outside a hospital in Algeria, worried relatives arrive daily in a desperate bid to talk to those quarantined inside-the victims of the country‚Äôs first cholera outbreak in more than 20 years. Cases began appearing in early August and two people have so far died, with scores […]

Bulgaria’s mentally ill battle for dignity

Posted by on 27/08/2018
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Bulgaria’s mentally ill battle for dignity

Bulgaria’s mentally ill battle for dignity

Patients live in dire conditions, two toilets for every 20 patients KURILO, Bulgaria: At the psychiatric hospital in Kurilo in the mountainous countryside near the Bulgarian capital Sofia, around 100 patients languish on their beds in dilapidated surroundings. For hospital director Tsveteslava Galabova, the facility is “representative” of the state of psychiatric hospitals across the […]

‘Snake alert’ issued in India’s flood-hit Kerala

Posted by on 26/08/2018
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‘Snake alert’ issued in India’s flood-hit Kerala

‘Snake alert’ issued in India’s flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI: Hospitals are readying anti-venom and flood victims returning home in the Indian state of Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. Local media reports warned that snakes may be “hiding in cupboards” or under carpets, among clothes or inside washing machines in homes previously […]