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Ministry to deliver Jaber Hospital in June

Posted by on 15/02/2016
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Ministry to deliver Jaber Hospital in June

Ministry to deliver Jaber Hospital in June

KUWAIT: Minister of Public Works Ali Al-Omair stated Sunday that the ministry aims to deliver Jaber Hospital to the Ministry of Health in June 2016, three months ahead of the schedule. In a statement to KUNA after participating in the Parliament’s Priorities Committee meeting, Omair, who doubles as Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs, […]

Climbing HIV infection rates in the Philippines – Women, infants at risk of HIV from ‘downstream’ infections

Posted by on 15/02/2016
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Climbing HIV infection rates in the Philippines – Women, infants at risk of HIV from ‘downstream’ infections

Climbing HIV infection rates in the Philippines – Women, infants at risk of HIV from ‘downstream’ infections

CEBU: When Clarissa’s younger sister died, she had little time to dwell on her own grief. There were the three young children left behind to think of, two of them HIV positive. Together with her own children, there are now seven youngsters crammed in her tiny, crumbling shanty in Cebu in central Philippines. Space and […]

0.5 percent medicine expire at ministry’s warehouses

Posted by on 14/02/2016
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0.5 percent medicine expire at ministry’s warehouses

0.5 percent medicine expire at ministry’s warehouses

KUWAIT: Health Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Medicine and Medical Supplies Affairs Dr Omar Al Sayyed Omar said the percentage of medicines that expire at central medical stores do not exceed 0.5 percent of total medicines that enter the warehouses each year. He said this percentage is not considered a waste, but rather natural and may […]

Brazil’s Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash – ‘Abortion is not the answer to the Zika virus’

Posted by on 14/02/2016
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Precautions taken against foot-and-mouth disease

Precautions taken against foot-and-mouth disease

Posted by on 10/02/2016
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Precautions taken against foot-and-mouth disease

KUWAIT: Authorities have taken all necessary precautions to prevent spread of the foot-and-mouth disease, an official said yesterday. Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Kanderi, Director of Livestock Health at the Pubic Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR), said in a press release that the authority had taken all precautionary measures to check spread of the disease. […]

Exclusive interview with Dr Abdulla Al-Mulaifi talking about ValleyLab FT10.

Posted by on 10/02/2016
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Exclusive interview with Dr Abdulla Al-Mulaifi talking about ValleyLab FT10.

Exclusive interview with Dr Abdulla Al-Mulaifi talking about ValleyLab FT10.

Kuwait Times: How is medical innovation changing the healthcare landscape in Kuwait? Can you share some examples from your own field? Dr Abdulla Al-Mulaifi: Medical innovation has largely influenced the healthcare sector in Kuwait. Introduction of laparoscopy (Key hole surgery) in abdominal surgery considerably reduced the operating time, avoids large incisions thus avoiding surgical trauma, […]

Impact of Zika virus on Olympic preparations

Posted by on 09/02/2016
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Impact of Zika virus on Olympic preparations

Impact of Zika virus on Olympic preparations

Sports authorities across the world are scrambling to find out more about the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil as they make plans for August’s Rio Olympics. Below are the latest announcements: AUSTRALIA Australia’s Olympic Committee said no athletes have indicated they intended to withdraw, but it would “totally understand” if they did. […]

Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis

Posted by on 08/02/2016
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Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis

Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis

SALT LAKE CITY: A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the US by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets. Republican Sen Todd Weiler, a Mormon, contends children are being exposed at young ages to pornography, leading them […]

TSC supports World Cancer Day with ‘I CancerVive’ campaign

Posted by on 08/02/2016
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TSC supports World Cancer Day with ‘I CancerVive’ campaign

TSC supports World Cancer Day with ‘I CancerVive’ campaign

KUWAIT: TSC supported World Cancer Day by partnering with Cancer Awareness Nation (CAN), the media arm of the Commission on Tumors at the Kuwait Society for Anti-Smoking and Cancer, to launch the campaign “I CancerVive”. The campaign kicked off on Feb 1. Lisa Al Ghareeb, TSC’s Marketing Manager, stated, “As part of TSC’s Because We […]

Diabetes hits over 15% of Gulf people: official

Posted by on 07/02/2016
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Diabetes hits over 15% of Gulf people: official

Diabetes hits over 15% of Gulf people: official

KUWAIT: The GCC committee on diabetes control convened in Kuwait yesterday, focusing on how to find effective ways to prevent and control diabetes in the GCC member states. In a keynote speech, Assistant Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Health Ministry and Member of the Executive Bureau of the GCC Council of Health Ministers for Technical Affairs […]

We should take care are of our skin in early twenties

Posted by on 07/02/2016
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We should take care are of our skin in early twenties

We should take care are of our skin in early twenties

KUWAIT: Helen Ghazar Azaryan was born in 20 of March 1965 in Tehran, Iran, in Armenian family. She graduated in high school in 1975 in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1983-1988 years she studied in State Engineering University of Armenia and graduated as Engineer-Programmer. She studied professional medical higher education in “Haybusak” Medical University of Yerevan, Armenia. […]

Cabinet to cut down treatment overseas expenses: Minister

Posted by on 06/02/2016
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Cabinet to cut down treatment overseas expenses: Minister

Cabinet to cut down treatment overseas expenses: Minister

KUWAIT: The cabinet plans to cut down the expenses of the treatment overseas program through reducing the funds allocated to dispatch patients for treatment in other countries, Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi said. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony held recently at the Avenues Mall to launch a campaign for training on […]