Home » Archives by category » Health (Page 53)
Kuwait among countries with lower rates of AIDS: UN reports

Kuwait among countries with lower rates of AIDS: UN reports

Posted by on 13/01/2016
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Kuwait among countries with lower rates of AIDS: UN reports

KUWAIT: Reports from United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization (WHO) reports ranked Kuwait among countries with lower rates of AIDS cases, Undersecretary for Public Health Affairs at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Dr Majda Al-Qattan said yesterday. Qattan made this remark at Permanent National Committee to Fight AIDS celebration. The celebration honored participants of […]

With Ebola in check, are we ready for next outbreak? – ‘We know how to stop the spread’

Posted by on 13/01/2016
Filed under Africa, Health, Top Stories, World

Sheep from Iran banned for disease

Sheep from Iran banned for disease

Posted by on 12/01/2016
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Sheep from Iran banned for disease

KUWAIT: Sea ports and land border outlets have decided to ban sheep from Iran until further notice because of the discovery of an infectious disease in several shipments. A source said tests by the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) proved the existence of foot and mouth disease in some sheep, and […]

US guidelines urge cancer screening from age of 50 – Newest recommendations stoke new controversy

Posted by on 12/01/2016
Filed under Health, Top Stories

Secondhand smoke hits almost half of teens who don’t smoke – Research says it’s still affecting millions of kids

Posted by on 11/01/2016
Filed under Health, Top Stories

Exercise prescriptions important for type 2 diabetes

Posted by on 10/01/2016
Filed under Health

Exercise prescriptions important for type 2 diabetes

Exercise prescriptions important for type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes should be given exercise “prescriptions” that specify the type, duration, intensity and frequency of workouts, adapted to the individual, according to a new review. Although exercise improves blood sugar control, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, most people with diabetes do not engage in regular exercise, the authors write. […]

UK health officials claim alcohol linked to cancer

Posted by on 09/01/2016
Filed under Health

UK health officials claim alcohol linked to cancer

UK health officials claim alcohol linked to cancer

LONDON: British health officials say drinking alcohol regularly increases the risk of cancer. And they’ve issued tough new guidelines that could prove hard to swallow in a nation where having a pint is a hallowed tradition. Britain’s chief medical officer says in recommendations published Friday that men and women should not drink more than 14 […]

Surgeon removes brain tumor from awake patient

Posted by on 07/01/2016
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Surgeon removes brain tumor from awake patient

Surgeon removes brain tumor from awake patient

KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti surgeon has successfully carried out an operation to remove a tumor from the brain of a patient while she was awake. Dr Hesham Al-Khayat led the team that operated on the patient, a Syrian, in Ibn Sina Hospital days after she was unable to speak properly coupled with weakness in the right […]

Floodwaters draw warnings anew about wastewater, pollutants – ‘It came up through the sewers’

Posted by on 06/01/2016
Filed under America, Health, Top Stories, World

Nose bandages symbolize Iran cosmetic surgery craze

Posted by on 04/01/2016
Filed under Health, Middle East, Top Stories, World

Morning OPDs at public hospitals only for Kuwaitis from this month

Morning OPDs at public hospitals only for Kuwaitis from this month

Posted by on 03/01/2016
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Morning OPDs at public hospitals only for Kuwaitis from this month

KUWAIT: Al-Anbaa reported that the health ministry prepares to implement a decision to allocate morning OPDs at various public hospitals for citizens only from this month. But it intends to exempt nuclear medicine departments from this decision. Informed sources said the exception was due to the need to rationalize the use of isotopes and radioactive […]

Fear of Filipinos with diseases entering Kuwait – After GAMCA ruling in Philippines

Fear of Filipinos with diseases entering Kuwait – After GAMCA ruling in Philippines

Posted by on 03/01/2016
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Fear of Filipinos with diseases entering Kuwait – After GAMCA ruling in Philippines

KUWAIT: Following a court decision in the Philippines that does not recognize the GAMCA system for testing expat labor, health ministry sources expressed fear that Filipino laborers infected with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and AIDS may arrive in the country. Sources said this ruling will lead to the Philippines government to consider the GAMCA […]