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Surveillance secret weapon in China pollution struggle

Posted by on 13/12/2015
Filed under Asia, Health, World

Surveillance secret weapon in China pollution struggle

Surveillance secret weapon in China pollution struggle

BEIJING: In the future, China will shut down a factory before it even pollutes-or so it hopes, as it deploys big data in the fight against bad air. In Beijing’s environmental bureau, a team of engineers tend to giant mainframe computers that keep a watchful eye on the city’s pollution. Using everything from factories’ infrared […]

Ibn Sina Hospital performs six epilepsy operations

Posted by on 12/12/2015
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News, Top Stories

Ibn Sina Hospital performs six epilepsy operations

Ibn Sina Hospital performs six epilepsy operations

KUWAIT: Ibn Sina Hospital announced yesterday it had performed six intricate neurological operations on patients suffering from acute epilepsy. The operations were performed with the assistance of a foreign visiting specialist and were all deemed successful, said chief of the neurological unit at the hospital Dr Faisal Sayer in a press statement. The six cases […]

7 pups become world’s first test-tube puppies

Posted by on 10/12/2015
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7 pups become world’s first test-tube puppies

7 pups become world’s first test-tube puppies

LOS ANGELES: A team of veterinarians, scientists and lab workers gathered around a surrogate hound and watched her give birth to seven half-pound puppies, the first dogs ever conceived in a test tube. “We each took a puppy and rubbed it with a little towel and when it started to squiggle and cry, we knew […]

E-cigarettes contain dangerous ‘popcorn lung’ chemicals

Posted by on 09/12/2015
Filed under Health, Top Stories

No letup in fight against hepatitis C despite low prevalence in Kuwait

Posted by on 08/12/2015
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No letup in fight against hepatitis C despite low prevalence in Kuwait

No letup in fight against hepatitis C despite low prevalence in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Although Kuwait has the lowest prevalence of hepatitis C in the region, the country continues its campaign to control if not totally eradicate the virus. Speaking at the second Hepatology Club meeting held at the Radisson Blu Hotel,ChairmanDr Bader Al-Enezi underscored Kuwait only has a 0.5 to 0.8 percent prevalence of the hepatitis virus. […]

New regulations for locum doctors approved

New regulations for locum doctors approved

Posted by on 05/12/2015
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

New regulations for locum doctors approved

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health (MOH) recently approved the new regulations chart of hiring non-Kuwaiti doctors and other medical staff by signing them to temporary contracts according to the Locum system. The new chart includes not allowing any of the hired staff members to leave Kuwait without permission from MOH. The new conditions also include […]

Japan bans French foie gras imports over bird flu virus

Posted by on 05/12/2015
Filed under Asia, Europe, Health, World

Japan bans French foie gras imports over bird flu virus

Japan bans French foie gras imports over bird flu virus

TOKYO: Japan has banned imports of French foie gras due to a bird flu outbreak, an agriculture ministry official said Friday. The ban, which became effective November 26, will be lifted 90 days after all affected French poultry farms finish culling their birds and conclude necessary sanitary procedures, the official told AFP. Japan took action […]

India to ban old trucks as cities choke on dirty air – Trucks over 15 years old to be forced off roads

Posted by on 03/12/2015
Filed under Health, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Walnuts each day keep the doctor away?

Posted by on 02/12/2015
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Group funded by Coke to fight obesity disbanding

Posted by on 01/12/2015
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Study shows that obese children are more likely to have heart disease

Posted by on 30/11/2015
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Flu awareness drive in schools

Posted by on 29/11/2015
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Flu awareness drive in schools

Flu awareness drive in schools

KUWAIT: The Health Ministry’s Undersecretary Dr Khaled Al-Sahlawi announced yesterday the launch of an awareness campaign in all schools in the country, public and private, on seasonal flu prevention and knowledge of its dangers. The campaign targets male and female students of all educational grades in the country’s schools with participation of medical teams of […]