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Taxes and tobacco consumption

Posted by on 20/10/2015
Filed under Business, Health

Taxes and tobacco consumption

Taxes and tobacco consumption

Government spending in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries has been rising rapidly since the onset of the Arab Spring. On the revenue side, oil & gas revenues account for more than 85% of GCC government revenue. This high dependence on oil & gas makes the GCC countries highly vulnerable to oil price fluctuations, with […]

Kuwait health professionals warn against hidden risks of the debilitating disease

Kuwait health professionals warn against hidden risks of the debilitating disease

Posted by on 20/10/2015
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Kuwait health professionals warn against hidden risks of the debilitating disease

KUWAIT: Medtronic and concerned healthcare professionals have today issued a strong message urging those either at risk or already suffering from osteoporosis to take additional steps to tackle this often debilitating disease. This plea coincides with World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) today. Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease. It is characterized by low […]

Osteoporosis can be treated

Posted by on 19/10/2015
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Osteoporosis can be treated

Osteoporosis can be treated

KUWAIT: Our spinal column is made up of 33 vertebrae that protect the spinal cord, while at the same time help us to stand upright and move around. When one has a spinal fracture, it means that some of the vertebrae have hairline fractures that may lead to a total collapse. Orthopedic surgeon Dr Abdulrazzaq […]

Obaidi opens ward at Chest Hospital

Posted by on 18/10/2015
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Obaidi opens ward at Chest Hospital

Obaidi opens ward at Chest Hospital

KUWAIT: Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi yesterday opened the renovated Late Shaikhan Al-Farsi ward at the Chest Diseases Hospital. Obaidi said that the new ward would serve male cardiac disease, cardiac catharsis and cardiac failure patients. He added that the ward includes 27 beds and was built according to the latest and most up-to-date international […]

Al-Sayer Medical Co launches new, unique mobility products from Invacare

Posted by on 18/10/2015
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Al-Sayer Medical Co launches new, unique mobility products from Invacare

Al-Sayer Medical Co launches new, unique mobility products from Invacare

KUWAIT: Al-Sayer Medical Co one of the Al Sayer Group Holding Companies has launched two advanced mobility products including Rea Dahlia wheel chair for specific needs and TDX SP2 power wheel chair from Invacare, the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative mobility and home care medical products that promote recovery and active […]

HIV-infected citizen warns of ‘imported prostitutes’ – Kuwait has over 1,000 AIDS cases

Posted by on 18/10/2015
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

HIV-infected citizen warns of ‘imported prostitutes’ – Kuwait has over 1,000 AIDS cases

HIV-infected citizen warns of ‘imported prostitutes’ – Kuwait has over 1,000 AIDS cases

KUWAIT: In an alarming interview with local daily Al-Rai, an HIVinfected citizen blew the whistle on the increasing numbers of HIV patients in Kuwait, and stressed that the officially declared numbers of 300 cases was not true and that the real number was way over 1,000. The patient, referred to as Abu Mohammad, said that […]

Hospital workers often transfer germs when removing gloves, gowns

Posted by on 13/10/2015
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Hospital workers often transfer germs when removing gloves, gowns

Hospital workers often transfer germs when removing gloves, gowns

NEW YORK: Florescent lotion and black light revealed that health care workers often contaminate their skin and clothing while removing their protective gear, researchers say. This contamination can spread germs and place the health care workers at risk for infection, the authors write in JAMA Internal Medicine. “It was surprising for the participants in the […]

How the US pays three times more for drugs – Transatlantic divide

Posted by on 12/10/2015
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How the US pays three times more for drugs – Transatlantic divide

How the US pays three times more for drugs – Transatlantic divide

LONDON: US prices for the world’s 20 top-selling medicines are, on average, three times higher than in Britain, according to an analysis carried out for Reuters. The finding underscores a transatlantic gulf between the price of treatments for a range of diseases and follows demands for lower drug costs in America from industry critics such […]

Tai chi can help build strength, relieve pain

Posted by on 11/10/2015
Filed under Health, Top Stories

Heart attack test can reduce hospital admission

Posted by on 08/10/2015
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Heart attack test can reduce hospital admission

Heart attack test can reduce hospital admission

PARIS: A simple blood test can reduce unnecessary hospital admissions by pinpointing people seeking medical help for chest pain caused by something other than a heart attack, a study said yesterday. Researchers said they had identified the optimal level of a protein called troponin in the blood below which a heart attack can be all […]

Trio wins Nobel Chemistry Prize for DNA repair work – Breakthrough discoveries in cancer development and ageing

Posted by on 07/10/2015
Filed under Health, Top Stories

Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean ‘epidemic’ in Brazil

Posted by on 07/10/2015
Filed under America, Health, Top Stories, World