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Indonesia traffickers sell crocs, pythons on social media

Posted by on 31/01/2018
Filed under Asia, Health, World

Indonesia traffickers sell crocs, pythons on social media

Indonesia traffickers sell crocs, pythons on social media

JAKARTA: A group of suspected animal traffickers have been arrested in Indonesia for selling crocodiles, pythons and other protected species through Facebook and the messaging service WhatsApp, police said yesterday. The case is the latest example of how social media has become a key online market place for animal traffickers as conservationists warn that tech […]

Vaping may raise cancer risk

Posted by on 30/01/2018
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Vaping may raise cancer risk

Vaping may raise cancer risk

WASHINGTON: Vaping may raise the risk of cancer because it leads to DNA damage, even though it contains fewer carcinogens than tobacco smoke, a US study has found. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences did not compare the cancer-causing potential of traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes. However, in studies on lab […]

100 years after the ‘Spanish flu’, new global pandemics feared

Posted by on 28/01/2018
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100 years after the ‘Spanish flu’, new global pandemics feared

100 years after the ‘Spanish flu’, new global pandemics feared

Are we ready for the next pandemic? DAVOS: Ebola, zika, SARS: a century after the “Spanish flu” killed 50 million people, humanity now risks a new wave of deadly diseases, and in today’s globalised world another such pandemic may be unavoidable, experts warned at the Davos summit this week. “Pandemics are becoming a real threat […]

Rare ‘super blood blue moon’ visible on Jan 31

Posted by on 28/01/2018
Filed under Health, Top Stories

Rare ‘super blood blue moon’ visible on Jan 31

Rare ‘super blood blue moon’ visible on Jan 31

A cosmic event not seen in 36 years-a rare “super blood blue moon”-may be glimpsed January 31 in parts of western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Australia. The event is causing a buzz because it combines three unusual lunar events an extra big super moon, a blue moon and a total lunar […]

Vaping, e-cigs under threat In tobacco-loving Indonesia

Posted by on 24/01/2018
Filed under Asia, Health, Top Stories, World

Vaping, e-cigs under threat In tobacco-loving Indonesia

Vaping, e-cigs under threat In tobacco-loving Indonesia

Key growth market for global tobacco firms JAKARTA: Chain-smoking Indonesia is moving to stub out its booming e-cigarette sector, sparking criticism that the government is siding with giant tobacco firms at the expense of public health. The Southeast Asian nation has one of the world’s highest smoking rates—some 65 percent of adult men smoke—with a […]

High-tech toothpaste could fight malaria

Posted by on 21/01/2018
Filed under Health, Technology

High-tech toothpaste could fight malaria

High-tech toothpaste could fight malaria

LONDON: Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)’robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. In a study in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists from Britain’s Cambridge University who used the AI robot to conduct high-throughput screening said the ingredient, triclosan, showed […]

Dutch shocked by call to ban electric pulse fishing in EU

Posted by on 20/01/2018
Filed under Europe, Health, World

Dutch shocked by call to ban electric pulse fishing in EU

Dutch shocked by call to ban electric pulse fishing in EU

The death knell for some of the Dutch fishing fleet SCHEVENINGEN: The black clouds hanging over the boats in Dutch ports Friday were not the remnants of wild winter gales, but harbingers of another devastating storm brewing for Dutch fishermen. On Tuesday, the European Parliament struck what may prove to be the death knell for […]

Surgeons complete first successful liver transplant

Posted by on 18/01/2018
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Surgeons complete first successful liver transplant

Surgeons complete first successful liver transplant

KUWAIT: Surgeons at Kuwait’s Health Ministry have successfully carried out their first-ever liver transplant operation for a Kuwaiti whose liver functions suffered chronic failure, the minister said on Wednesday. A joint Kuwaiti-British team of surgeons carried out the operation at the government-run Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Health Minister Sheikh Bassel Al-Sabah said in a statement. The […]

Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: Study

Posted by on 18/01/2018
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Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: Study

Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: Study

Reduces range of possible end-of-century outcomes PARIS: Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions. A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet’s temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century […]

India planning to raise health spending by 11 pct in budget

Posted by on 18/01/2018
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India planning to raise health spending by 11 pct in budget

India planning to raise health spending by 11 pct in budget

Funds needed for expanding vaccination coverage NEW DELHI: India is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 percent in the annual budget next month, after rejecting the health minister’s demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease control, according to government sources and documents. Health Minister JP Nadda sought a “bare […]

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Posted by on 17/01/2018
Filed under Europe, Health, World

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Products would take hundreds of years to downgrade. LONDON: Floating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem. As the sun rises on the Thames behind historic Kew Bridge in the west of […]

Russians cut back on drinking, smoking as fitness trend grows

Posted by on 16/01/2018
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Russians cut back on drinking, smoking as fitness trend grows

Russians cut back on drinking, smoking as fitness trend grows

‘We never had this idea of ‘healthy for the sake of being healthy’ Russians are drinking less than at any point since the fall of the Soviet Union, figures show, as a raft of government measures bear fruit and healthy living becomes ever more fashionable. Vodka might still serve as a national symbol but last […]