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Amir patronizes, attends opening of Jahra Medical City

Posted by on 02/07/2018
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

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 […]

Rising incidences of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Kuwait: Experts

Posted by on 02/07/2018
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Rising incidences of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Kuwait: Experts

Rising incidences of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Kuwait: Experts

IBD is associated with higher rates of anxiety and depression in patients KUWAIT: On the occasion of World IBD Day, leading experts in Kuwait are raising awareness on the growing incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease(IBD) among communities. Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two disorders, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), that involve chronic inflammation […]

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: Study

Posted by on 02/07/2018
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Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: Study

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: Study

PARIS: Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine in […]

Baby with rare condition given new chance at life in London hospital

Posted by on 01/07/2018
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Baby with rare condition given new chance at life in London hospital

Baby with rare condition given new chance at life in London hospital

KUWAIT: A Russian baby, Vitaly, has been given a new lease of life after being treated for an extremely rare condition called Prune Belly Syndrome at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London (GOSH). Vitaly suffers from an extremely rare condition called Prune Belly Syndrome and has been in and out of hospital since […]

High times as US seniors join cannabis craze

Posted by on 30/06/2018
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High times as US seniors join cannabis craze

High times as US seniors join cannabis craze

LOS ANGELES: Kyle Johnson, who is 68, swears by cannabis for treating back pain and insomnia. Martha Macbeth, 63, uses it to soothe her sciatica and get a good night’s sleep. Both Californians are part of a surging new wave of senior Americans turning to cannabis to ease aches and pains as the craze for […]

French shops use loophole to sell ‘ultralight’ weed

Posted by on 20/06/2018
Filed under Europe, Health

French shops use loophole to sell ‘ultralight’ weed

French shops use loophole to sell ‘ultralight’ weed

PARIS: Technically, the fragrant marijuana buds on offer at a new Paris boutique are not meant to be smoked, as the friendly staff and disclaimers remind clients-brewing the herb in hot water is advised, as is adding it to food. “Smoking is bad for you,” a smiling young salesman tells a customer. But judging by […]

Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

Posted by on 13/06/2018
Filed under Health, Subcontinent

Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi, whose supporters boast of his physical prowess and indifference to sleep, has shared the secrets to his morning fitness regimen in a video where the Indian premier thrusts a staff, walks backwards and flexes over a boulder. Modi spruiked the “refreshing and rejuvenating” benefits of his exercise workout in a video […]

India farmers sow unapproved Monsanto cotton seeds, risking arrest

Posted by on 12/06/2018
Filed under Health, Subcontinent

India farmers sow unapproved Monsanto cotton seeds, risking  arrest

India farmers sow unapproved Monsanto cotton seeds, risking arrest

MUMBAI: Many Indian farmers are openly sowing an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds developed by Monsanto, as the government sits on the sidelines for fear of antagonizing a big voting bloc ahead of an election next year. India approved the first GM cotton seed trait in 2002 and an upgraded variety in […]

Bad air day: India city chokes on world’s worst pollution

Posted by on 05/06/2018
Filed under Health, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Bad air day: India city chokes on world’s worst  pollution

Bad air day: India city chokes on world’s worst pollution

KANPUR: Soot turned the white handkerchief around Abhash Kumar Sharma’s face to black as the police officer tried to direct gridlocked traffic in the Indian city with the world’s dirtiest air.  It was all he had to ward off the pollution blamed for filling Kanpur’s hospital beds with growing numbers of chronic lung and cancer […]

Nipah virus sparks alert in India; 3 die

Posted by on 21/05/2018
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Nipah virus sparks alert in India; 3 die

Nipah virus sparks alert in India; 3 die

NEW DELHI: A deadly virus carried mainly by fruit bats has killed at least three people in southern India, sparking a statewide health alert yesterday. Eight other deaths in the state of Kerala are being investigated for possible links to the Nipah virus, which has a 70 percent mortality rate. Kerala’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan […]

Venezuela crisis cuts deep at children’s hospital

Posted by on 16/05/2018
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Venezuela crisis cuts deep at children’s hospital

Venezuela crisis cuts deep at children’s hospital

Maduro promises to fix situation soon CARACAS: Eight-year-old Luisito is awaiting surgery for a brain tumor, a daunting prospect at the best of times-but this is Venezuela, and the hospital, typically, has little medicine or functioning equipment. A four-month-old baby shares his nine square meter hospital room. She suffers from an abnormally large head, or […]

Ghana fights malarial chemical resistance with a new spray

Posted by on 15/05/2018
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Ghana fights malarial chemical resistance with a new spray

Ghana fights malarial chemical resistance with a new spray

216 million cases of malaria in 91 countries across the world OBUASI: Bismark Owusu moves food and bowls from a bedroom and covers clothes and furniture with a large sheet before mixing a mosquito-killing chemical with water in his spray pack. He then puts on head-to-toe safety gear, straps the pack to his back and […]