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Dutch shocked by call to ban electric pulse fishing in EU

Posted by on 20/01/2018
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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
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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
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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 […]

Kuwaiti child given a new lease of life after childhood hypoglycaemia

Posted by on 15/01/2018
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Kuwaiti child given a new lease of life after childhood hypoglycaemia

Kuwaiti child given a new lease of life after childhood hypoglycaemia

KUWAIT: Young Kuwaiti child, Saad, has been given a new lease of life after being treated for a severe form of childhood hypoglycaemia using an alternativenon-surgical procedure at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London (GOSH). When Saad was just two years old, his mother noticed his legs and arms were moving erratically. Saad’s […]

Race to save Indonesian croc stricken by tire necklace

Posted by on 11/01/2018
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Race to save Indonesian croc stricken by tire necklace

Race to save Indonesian croc stricken by tire necklace

PALU: Indonesian conservation officials are racing to locate and rescue a saltwater crocodile that has had a motorbike tire wrapped around its neck for more than a year on the island of Sulawesi. The stricken crocodile, measuring around 13-foot long, has been regularly spotted in a river running through Central Sulawesi’s capital, Palu, since 2016. […]

Groundbreaking heart transplant

Posted by on 10/01/2018
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Groundbreaking heart transplant

Groundbreaking heart transplant

KUWAIT: A group of Kuwaiti and German surgeons have successfully transplanted a heart for a 14-year-old Kuwaiti citizen, Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah announced yesterday. The minister said in a statement that the operation, which lasted for seven hours, was conducted at Adan Hospital. It is the 61st of its kind globally and the […]

Women who work nights face higher risk of cancer: Study

Posted by on 09/01/2018
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Women who work nights face higher risk of cancer: Study

Women who work nights face higher risk of cancer: Study

‘Serves as a risk factor for common cancers in women’ MIAMI: Women who regularly work the night shift in Europe and North America may face a 19 percent higher risk of cancer than those who work during the day, said a study Monday. These heightened risks were not apparent among female night-shift workers in Australia […]

‘World’s ugliest pig’ spotted in Indonesia

Posted by on 07/01/2018
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‘World’s ugliest pig’ spotted in Indonesia

‘World’s ugliest pig’ spotted in Indonesia

JAKARTA: Rare images of the “world’s ugliest pig” have been captured in Indonesia, researchers said Friday, offering a window into a little-known species believed to be on the brink of extinction. The number of endangered Javan warty pigs-males are distinguished by large warts on their faces-has plunged since the early 1980s due to hunting and […]

Kuwait bans poultry from Saudi Arabia over bird flu

Posted by on 04/01/2018
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Kuwait bans poultry from Saudi Arabia over bird flu

Kuwait bans poultry from Saudi Arabia over bird flu

KUWAIT: Kuwait placed a temporary ban on importing live poultry from Saudi Arabia after the appearance of a strain of birds flu there, an official announced recently. This decision came based on reports released by the World Organization for Animal Health which indicates that the H8N8 virus was detected in Saudi Arabia, said Shakir Awadh, […]