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What you don’t know, you can’t change

Posted by on 19/08/2015
Filed under Health, Top Stories

What you don’t know, you can’t change

What you don’t know, you can’t change

We all like the reassurance of knowing we are healthy and may have a medical check-up from time to time to confirm that we are, or perhaps to detect if there are any potential problems early on. In-depth knowledge of your body gives you the opportunity to take control of your health. Advanced diagnostic technology […]

Bangladesh tiger poaching sparks Sundarbans ban plan

Posted by on 13/08/2015
Filed under Health, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Obama poised to unveil major climate change plan

Posted by on 04/08/2015
Filed under America, Health, Top Stories, World

After Ebola criticisms, WHO plans for 4-month response

Posted by on 03/08/2015
Filed under Africa, Health, Top Stories, World

Kuwait encourages babies’ natural feeding

Kuwait encourages babies’ natural feeding

Posted by on 01/08/2015
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Kuwait encourages babies’ natural feeding

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health offers not only medical treatment to patients but also contributes to educating the public on healthy life-style and behaviors and acts – such as encouraging mothers to feed their babies with natural milk. Breast-feeding is much more nourishing for the infants than the processed and manufactured milk, said Dr Mona […]

Boy gets double-hand transplant

Posted by on 30/07/2015
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Boy gets double-hand transplant

Boy gets double-hand transplant

PHILADELPHIA: An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double- hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday. Zion Harvey’s forearms were heavily bandaged but his hands were visible as he flashed some big smiles yesterday at a hospital news conference. He demonstrated his still-delicate […]

Sierra Leone president unveils post-Ebola ‘battle plan’

Posted by on 27/07/2015
Filed under Africa, Health, Top Stories, World

FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients – ‘Value to the health care system and to individual patients’

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients – ‘Value to the health care system and to individual patients’

FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients – ‘Value to the health care system and to individual patients’

WASHINGTON: The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades. The drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. offers an important new option for millions of patients at high risk of heart disease. But the drug’s sky-high price tag […]

Scientists show we have a distinct taste for fat

Posted by on 26/07/2015
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Scientists show we have a distinct taste for fat

Scientists show we have a distinct taste for fat

WASHINGTON: Move over sweet and salty: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too. But it’s nowhere near as delicious as it sounds. They propose expanding our taste palate to include fat along with sweet, salty, bitter, sour and relative newcomer umami. A research team at Purdue University tested look-alike mixtures […]

Beirut swims in trash after landfill protest – Capital reeks of garbage, locals suffer

Posted by on 25/07/2015
Filed under Health, Middle East, Top Stories, World

US sees big declines in teen sex over past 25 years

US sees big declines in teen sex over past 25 years

Posted by on 23/07/2015
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US sees big declines in teen sex over past 25 years

WASHINGTON: Less than half of US teenagers today are sexually active, far fewer than in the late 1980s, a US government report said yesterday. The findings are based on survey data spanning 1988 to 2013, called the National Survey of Family Growth, offering a glimpse at national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use and childbearing […]

Wheelchairs for Nigeria: Getting polio survivors on the move

Posted by on 23/07/2015
Filed under Africa, Health, Top Stories, World