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DHAMAN, IBM to establish an advanced technological healthcare system in Kuwait

Posted by on 23/04/2018
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DHAMAN, IBM to establish an advanced technological healthcare system in Kuwait

DHAMAN, IBM to establish an advanced technological healthcare system in Kuwait

Digital Health Roadmap Initiative to digitize the healthcare sector KUWAIT: In a pioneering step made in line with Kuwait’s development plan and Vision 2035 “New Kuwait”, Health Assurance Hospitals Company (DHAMAN) today signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with multinational technology company IBM, for the development of the Digital Health System and the launch of the […]

Holey cow! Evidence surfaces of Stone Age veterinary ‘surgery’

Posted by on 22/04/2018
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Holey cow! Evidence surfaces of Stone Age veterinary ‘surgery’

Holey cow! Evidence surfaces of Stone Age veterinary ‘surgery’

Hole appears painstakingly carved into the animal’s head PARIS: A hole in the skull of a Stone Age cow was likely made by humans about 5,000 years ago, probably by a primitive veterinarian or trainee surgeon, scientists said. The hole appears to have been painstakingly carved into the animal’s head, but whether it was an […]

Wide waist with ‘normal weight’ riskier than obesity

Posted by on 21/04/2018
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Wide waist with ‘normal weight’ riskier than obesity

Wide waist with ‘normal weight’ riskier than obesity

PARIS: People of “normal” weight who sport a wide waist are more at risk of heart problems than obese people, said researchers Friday, urging a rethink of healthy weight guidelines. How fat is distributed on a person’s frame determined disease risk as much as how much fat they had overall, according to an investigation of […]

Exercise urged to prevent senior falls

Exercise urged to prevent senior falls

Posted by on 18/04/2018
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Exercise urged to prevent senior falls

TAMPA: Falling is the leading cause of injury-related death among people over age 65, and seniors who want to avoid falls should exercise, not rely on supplements like vitamin D, US guidelines said Tuesday. The new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force update those last issued in 2012, when the independent medical advisory […]

Fish oil supplements don’t help dry eye disease

Fish oil supplements don’t help dry eye disease

Posted by on 16/04/2018
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Fish oil supplements don’t help dry eye disease

TAMPA: Fish oil supplements have long been recommended to people suffering from dry eye disease, a common ailment that affects millions worldwide-but a study out Friday says they don’t work. “Omega-3 supplements are no more effective than placebo at alleviating dry eye symptoms,” read the findings from a randomized clinical trial involving 535 people and […]

UN’s health organization urges for new Hepatitis C offensive

Posted by on 15/04/2018
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UN’s health organization urges for new Hepatitis C offensive

UN’s health organization urges for new Hepatitis C offensive

‘Include Hepatitis C treatment into their broader health portfolio’ PARIS: Hepatitis C is easily cured. Yet, about 400,000 people die of the liver disease every year as only a smattering get the medicine they need. On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged governments to attack the problem with more urgency, and more money. Only […]

MoH reiterates scabies outbreak reports baseless

Posted by on 12/04/2018
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MoH reiterates scabies outbreak reports baseless

MoH reiterates scabies outbreak reports baseless

KUWAIT: Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr Mustafa Redha denied anew press reports that there are hundreds of cases of scabies in Kuwaiti hospitals, adding that no patients have been transferred to any hospital in the past months. He said at a press conference at Adan Hospital yesterday that reports circulated on the spread of such diseases […]

KDS launches ‘Qadam Bela Alam’ campaign

Posted by on 11/04/2018
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KDS launches ‘Qadam Bela Alam’ campaign

KDS launches ‘Qadam Bela Alam’ campaign

Campaign emanates from urgent need to tackle DPN nerve disease KUWAIT: Kuwait Diabetes Society (KDS) launched a hospital outreach program to educate, early spot, and offer full support to help manage diabetes patients suffering from the life-changing condition Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) nerve disease, as a first step in the nationwide “Qadam Bela Alam” (foot […]

MoH denies any spike in scabies cases

Posted by on 11/04/2018
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MoH denies any spike in scabies cases

MoH denies any spike in scabies cases

KUWAIT: Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr Mustafa Redha denied press reports published today of hundreds of cases of scabies in Kuwaiti hospitals. The reported 200 scabies patients in Adan Hospital and 70 in Jahra Hospital “is totally false”, Redha told KUNA late yesterday. He however confirmed that cases of scabies in Kuwait “did not exceed their […]

World’s hottest chili pepper gives man ‘thunderclap’ headaches

Posted by on 10/04/2018
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World’s hottest chili pepper gives man ‘thunderclap’ headaches

World’s hottest chili pepper gives man ‘thunderclap’ headaches

PARIS: Doctors issued a chili warning Tuesday after an American man who ate the world’s hottest pepper was struck by excruciating “thunderclap” headaches. The 34-year-old man’s symptoms began with dry heaves “immediately after participation in a hot pepper contest where he ate one Carolina Reaper,” in 2016, said an article published in medical journal BMJ […]

In sniffling Islamabad, pollen allergies soar

Posted by on 09/04/2018
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In sniffling Islamabad, pollen allergies soar

In sniffling Islamabad, pollen allergies soar

130,000 patients register at various health facilities ISLAMABAD: With the approach of springtime, most residents in this capital city look forward to trading in snow and icy weather for milder temperatures and blossoming flowers and trees. But as the days grow longer, the budding trees and blooming flowers are also bearers of an unwelcome reality: […]

Bolivia’s jaguars facing threat from Chinese fang craze

Posted by on 07/04/2018
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Bolivia’s jaguars facing threat from Chinese fang craze

Bolivia’s jaguars facing threat from Chinese fang craze

Jaguar’s future in the hands of anti-trafficking police LA PAZ: Bolivia’s once-thriving jaguar population is loping into the cross-hairs of a growing threat from poachers responding to growing Chinese demand for the animal’s teeth and skull. Researchers believe there are around 7,000 of the speckled big cats in Bolivia, out of a global population of […]