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India on alert as zika virus hits tourism hotspot of Jaipur

Posted by on 09/10/2018
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India on alert as zika virus hits tourism hotspot of Jaipur

India on alert as zika virus hits tourism hotspot of Jaipur

NEW DELHI: India has sent experts to try to contain an outbreak of the zika virus in the popular tourist destination of Jaipur, capital of the northern state of Rajasthan, with a close watch on pregnant women. Twenty-two people in the city have tested positive, the health ministry said. There is no vaccine to the […]

100 years on, influenza holds lessons for next pandemic

Posted by on 08/10/2018
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100 years on, influenza holds lessons for next pandemic

100 years on, influenza holds lessons for next pandemic

World remains ill-prepared for the next global killer PARIS: It was the disease to end all others, infecting a third of humanity, killing tens of millions in their beds and prompting panicked talk of the end of days across continents still reeling from war. One hundred years on from the influenza outbreak known as the […]

Dr. Danka explains importance of psychotherapy for cancer patients

Posted by on 08/10/2018
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Dr. Danka explains importance of psychotherapy for cancer patients

Dr. Danka explains importance of psychotherapy for cancer patients

During a media roundtable held at Dr. Abdullah Ghloum clinic in Shaab with Dr. Juliet Danka, Sociologist and associate professor at the American University of Kuwait, explained the importance of psychotherapy for cancer patients. “Providing a patient with psychotherapy could save him. The treatment becomes effective only when a patient learn to accept the disease. […]

JUUL: e-cigarette dominates market and fears of parents

Posted by on 03/10/2018
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JUUL: e-cigarette dominates market and fears of parents

JUUL: e-cigarette dominates market and fears of parents

FDA Commissioner warns of epidemic of vaping among youth WASHINGTON: In just three years, electronic cigarette maker JUUL has come to dominate the American market with its vaping devices that look like thumb drives, a business success that has brought a public health dilemma for authorities in the US, and elsewhere. On the one hand, […]

MoH assigns doctors to head various medical departments

Posted by on 02/10/2018
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

MoH assigns doctors to head various medical departments

MoH assigns doctors to head various medical departments

KUWAIT: The decision issued by the Minister of Health stated that: Dr Nawaf Salem Al-Ajmi was appointed as head of the Radiology Department at the maternity hospital. Dr Adnan Al-Hadlaq for the head of the Pediatric Heart Department, Chest Diseases Hospital. Dr Mohammad Khaja Abdul Rasool as the Head of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Department […]

Physics Nobel for laser pioneers; first woman in 55 years

Posted by on 02/10/2018
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Physics Nobel for laser pioneers; first woman in 55 years

Physics Nobel for laser pioneers; first woman in 55 years

STOCKHOLM: Three scientists yesterday won the Nobel Physics Prize, including the first woman to receive the prestigious award in 55 years, for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery. Arthur Ashkin of the United States won one half of the nine-million Swedish kronor (about $1.01 […]

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Posted by on 25/09/2018
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With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

PARIS: Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to program their extinction. So-called gene drive technology works by forcing evolution’s hand, ensuring that an engineered trait is passed down to a higher proportion of offspring-across […]

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Posted by on 22/09/2018
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Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

GENEVA: Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, […]

Young doctor’s death mourned

Posted by on 19/09/2018
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Young doctor’s death mourned

Young doctor’s death mourned

KUWAIT: Kuwait Medical Association (KMA) yesterday expressed grief over the demise of young doctor Talal Al-Shemmari, who was found dead during night duty at Jahra Hospital early Tuesday. KMA also hailed instructions by HH the PM Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak and Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah to continue paying his salary and benefits to his […]

Opening of first phase of Jaber Al-Ahmad hospital early Oct: Minister

Posted by on 19/09/2018
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Opening of first phase of Jaber Al-Ahmad hospital early Oct: Minister

Opening of first phase of Jaber Al-Ahmad hospital early Oct: Minister

New cardiac catheterization ward opened in Mubarak Hospital KUWAIT: The opening of the first phase of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital will be beginning of October, said Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah yesterday. The first phase of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital includes outpatient clinics, medical, surgical and pediatric wards, radiology, laboratories, operation theaters and […]

Canadian opioid deaths hits 8,000

Posted by on 19/09/2018
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Canadian opioid deaths hits 8,000

Canadian opioid deaths hits 8,000

OTTAWA: More than 1,000 Canadians died of an apparent opioid overdose in the first three months of this year, bringing the toll since the public health crisis erupted in 2016 to 8,000, the public health agency said yesterday. “The latest data suggest that the crisis is not abating,” the agency said in a statement. “We […]

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 […]