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Teetotallers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia: Study

Posted by on 02/08/2018
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Teetotallers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia: Study

Teetotallers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia: Study

Long-term teetotallers roughly 50% more likely to suffer Alzheimers PARIS: People who have sworn off alcohol for decades or longer run a higher risk of dementia late in life than moderate drinkers, according to a new study. Long-term teetotallers were roughly 50 percent more likely to suffer Alzheimers or another form of neurodegenerative disease, scientists […]

GOSH experts encouraging children to be active during the summer

Posted by on 01/08/2018
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GOSH experts encouraging children to be active during the summer

GOSH experts encouraging children to be active during the summer

KUWAIT: This summer, medical experts across departments at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London have come together to raise awareness of the importance of children keeping active and engaged during the summer months, especially for children who have a long-term illness, are in hospital or currently unable to leave the house. Asia […]

World’s biggest king penguin colony shrinks by 90 percent

Posted by on 31/07/2018
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World’s biggest king penguin colony shrinks by 90 percent

World’s biggest king penguin colony shrinks by 90 percent

Climate change, increasing population contribute towards decline PARIS: The planet’s largest colony of king penguins has declined by nearly 90 percent in three decades, alarmed researchers said Monday. The last time scientists set foot on France’s remote Ile aux Cochons-roughly half way between the tip of Africa and Antarctica-the island was blanketed by two million […]

Kuwaiti health delegations depart early August for Hajj

Posted by on 28/07/2018
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Kuwaiti health delegations depart early August for Hajj

Kuwaiti health delegations depart early August for Hajj

The team has its own residence and clinics KUWAIT: Medical services for Kuwaiti Hajj pilgrims are completed and health delegations will head to Saudi Arabia early August to prepare for the grand Islamic ritual, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday. The team has its own residence and clinics and it will leave in two groups […]

Dawakhana: The first pharmacy in Kuwait’s history

Posted by on 26/07/2018
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Dawakhana: The first pharmacy in Kuwait’s history

Dawakhana: The first pharmacy in Kuwait’s history

 KUWAIT: Kuwait’s first pharmacy or ‘dawakhana’ as Kuwaitis used to call it, was opened in 1919 by Abulelah Al-Qenai. The dawakhana, fully operated by Qenai back then, provided complete medical services including preparing different medicines, treating regular diseases and vaccinations against epidemics that would spread every now and then. In his book titled ‘Dawakhana’ […]

Local and expat groups work hand in hand to support cancer patients

Posted by on 26/07/2018
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Local and expat groups work hand in hand to support cancer patients

Local and expat groups work hand in hand to support cancer patients

Al-Sidra Center, a refuge for cancer patients at the Kuwait Cancer Control Center (KCCC), is a symbol of struggle – but mostly hope – for patients of all nationalities. The center, founded by consultant and oncologist Dr Shafika Al-Wadhi, is part of the Al Sidra Association for the Psychological Care of Cancer Patients. The center’s […]

I said ‘no’ to drugs, they didn’t listen: Dealing with addiction

Posted by on 26/07/2018
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I said ‘no’ to drugs, they didn’t listen: Dealing with addiction

I said ‘no’ to drugs, they didn’t listen: Dealing with addiction

AMSTERDAM: At the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, a doctor is on duty to prescribe methadone, a legal heroin substitute, to delegates who might be struggling with withdrawal. Nelda de Grave, an addiction specialist, was not sure she would have any takers, but considers it her duty to ensure any addicts among the conference goers […]

Drug-fuelled HIV surge raises concerns at AIDS meeting

Posted by on 24/07/2018
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Drug-fuelled HIV surge raises concerns at AIDS meeting

Drug-fuelled HIV surge raises concerns at AIDS meeting

Shortage of funds to cause AIDS to spiral out of control AMSTERDAM: Celebrities from actress Charlize Theron and pop star Elton John to Britain’s Prince Harry will call for action on the second day of a world AIDS assembly in Amsterdam yesterday, as concerns grow over an HIV surge in some parts of the world. […]

Half of Americans trying to lose weight: Study

Posted by on 14/07/2018
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Half of Americans trying to lose weight: Study

Half of Americans trying to lose weight: Study

WASHINGTON: Half of the adults in the United States are trying to lose weight, according to a study published Thursday, with more women than men seeking to shed a few pounds. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted from 2013 through 2016, found that 49.1 percent of Americans aged 20 and older had tried […]

First-ever color X-ray on a human

Posted by on 12/07/2018
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First-ever color X-ray on a human

First-ever color X-ray on a human

PARIS: New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, color X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe’s CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology. The new device, based on the traditional black-and-white X-ray, incorporates particle-tracking technology developed for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, which in […]

Shortage of vets spells misery for Karachi zoo animals

Posted by on 04/07/2018
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Shortage of vets spells misery for Karachi zoo animals

Shortage of vets spells misery for Karachi zoo animals

KARACHI: A white African lioness stares blankly at the spectators crowded outside her small, steel-barred cage, her extraordinary coat dotted with numerous spots, the result of a fungal skin disease that has marred her once pristine fur. The ailment is curable — or, rather, it should be. But at the Karachi Zoological Garden there are […]

Amir patronizes, attends opening of Jahra Medical City

Posted by on 02/07/2018
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Amir patronizes, attends opening of Jahra Medical City

Amir patronizes, attends opening of Jahra Medical City

Jahra Medical City completed in record time – official  KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronized and attended the opening of Jahra Medical City yesterday. Upon arrival, His Highness the Amir was received by Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basel Humoud […]