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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 […]

Indonesians nabbed over sun bear slaughter

Posted by on 03/04/2018
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Indonesians nabbed over sun bear slaughter

Indonesians nabbed over sun bear slaughter

PEKANBARU, Indonesia: A group of Indonesians has been arrested after a video emerged of them skinning and cooking four sun bears that they had slaughtered, police said yesterday. The men on the island of Sumatra were charged under Indonesia’s environment law and could face five years in prison and 100 million rupiah in fines, if […]

More than 130 pilot whales die in mass Australia beaching

Posted by on 26/03/2018
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More than 130 pilot whales die in mass Australia beaching

More than 130 pilot whales die in mass Australia beaching

PERTH: At least 135 short-finned pilot whales died Friday after a mass beaching in Australia as rescuers worked to herd those still alive back out to sea. The stranding of 150 whales at Hamelin Bay, some 315 kilometers south of Perth, was spotted by a commercial fisherman at daybreak, with fears the carcasses will attract […]

Breakthrough paths to cure cancer emerge from immunotherapy trials

Posted by on 25/03/2018
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Breakthrough paths to cure cancer emerge from immunotherapy trials

Breakthrough paths to cure cancer emerge from immunotherapy trials

‘If the cancer came back, we would have a solution to that problem’ BETHESDA: In the winter of 2013, Sue Scott, then 36, had already planned her own funeral. Her cervical cancer was spreading fast. Multiple rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery had all failed. Tumors were invading her liver and colon, and squeezing her […]

Kuwaiti child with respiratory condition gets 2nd chance in London

Posted by on 24/03/2018
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Kuwaiti child with respiratory condition gets 2nd chance in London

Kuwaiti child with respiratory condition gets 2nd chance in London

Inspired by son’s care, mother to become nurse in Kuwait   KUWAIT: A two-year-old Kuwaiti child has been given a new lease of life after receiving life-changing treatment for an undiagnosed respiratory condition at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London. The young child, who spent most of his early life in hospital with an […]

Intragastric balloons: Technological means to fight obesity in Kuwait

Posted by on 20/03/2018
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Intragastric balloons: Technological means to fight obesity in Kuwait

Intragastric balloons: Technological means to fight obesity in Kuwait

Kuwait second most obese country worldwide, according to study KUWAIT: Kuwait is ranked first in the Arab world and second globally as the most obese country, with 80 percent of adults and 30 of children diagnosed as obese, according to a study by Kuwait Obesity Association. The increase of obesity in the world, which is […]

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, dies

Posted by on 20/03/2018
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Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, dies

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, dies

There are only two females remaining alive NAIROBI: Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, has died in Kenya at the age of 45, after becoming a symbol of efforts to save his subspecies from extinction, a fate that only science can now prevent. When Sudan was born in 1973 in the wild in Shambe, […]

House call 2.0: Women GPs bring remote care to rural Pakistan

Posted by on 19/03/2018
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House call 2.0: Women GPs bring remote care to rural Pakistan

House call 2.0: Women GPs bring remote care to rural Pakistan

A fresh solution to Pakistan’s struggling healthcare sector BHOSA MANSEHRA: In a remote Pakistani village surrounded by lush green hills, Mohammad Fayyaz brings his two-year-old son to a clinic so that a female doctor sitting hundreds of kilometers away can examine him. Healthcare in rural Pakistan and the careers of women doctors are being revolutionized […]

NBK sponsors Flare Sports Festival for the second consecutive year

Posted by on 18/03/2018
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NBK sponsors Flare Sports Festival for the second consecutive year

NBK sponsors Flare Sports Festival for the second consecutive year

Al Rushaid: Sponsorship comes in line with its support towards youth and health KUWAIT: National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) sponsored the Flare sports festival for the second consecutive year. The festival was organized by Flare Fitness at Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) and was attended by a large number of young participants. The […]

French isle hospital groans under African baby influx

Posted by on 17/03/2018
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French isle hospital groans under African baby influx

French isle hospital groans under African baby influx

Home to the busiest maternity ward in France MAMOUDZOU: Protests over illegal immigration gripping the French island of Mayotte off Africa’s coast have an unexpected epicenter: a maternity ward packed to bursting point. The main hospital in Mayotte, wedged between Madagascar and the southeast African mainland, is now home to the busiest maternity ward in […]

Hawking, the human whose brain transcended disability

Posted by on 14/03/2018
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Hawking, the human whose brain transcended disability

Hawking, the human whose brain transcended disability

‘I have lived five decades longer than doctors predicted’ LONDON: Living with motor neuron disease for more than 50 years, Stephen Hawking transcended his disability to becoming one of science’s brightest stars, harnessing technology to once again give voice to his ideas. “My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then […]

Kuwait ranks seventh worldwide in the prevalence of diabetes

Posted by on 13/03/2018
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Kuwait ranks seventh worldwide in the prevalence of diabetes

Kuwait ranks seventh worldwide in the prevalence of diabetes

Annual Diabetes Awareness Day sponsored by KIPCO, URC KUWAIT: Kuwait Projects Company (Holding) (KIPCO), in collaboration with United Real Estate Company (URC), one of Kuwait’s leading real estate development companies, joined hands with the Diabetes Unit, Amiri Hospital to raise nationwide awareness on diabetes and shine the spotlight on effective prevention methods. Addressing one of […]