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Iraq tries to contain cholera outbreak west of Baghdad

Iraq tries to contain cholera outbreak west of Baghdad

Posted by on 20/09/2015
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Iraq tries to contain cholera outbreak west of Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi ordered daily water tests and other measures on Saturday that contains an outbreak of cholera that has killed at least six people in Baghdad’s western outskirts. The deaths were in the town of Abu Ghraib, about 25 km (15 miles) west of the capital, hospital sources said. At least […]

California doctor charged in $150 million insurance scam

Posted by on 16/09/2015
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California doctor charged in $150 million insurance scam

California doctor charged in $150 million insurance scam

LOS ANGELES: An orthopedic surgeon was charged as the ringleader in one of the state’s biggest health fraud schemes, which included unnecessary operations by an untrained assistant that scarred patients forever, according to indictments unsealed Tuesday. Dr Munir Uwaydah and 14 associates, including another doctor and a lawyer, bilked insurance companies out of $150 million […]

Delhi hospitals struggle with dengue overload – ‘People are in panic, it is the government’s responsibility to act’

Posted by on 16/09/2015
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Rwanda: Tourists marvel at gorillas whose numbers are rising

Posted by on 16/09/2015
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Delhi hospitals could lose licences after turning away dying children

Delhi hospitals could lose licences after turning away dying children

Posted by on 15/09/2015
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Delhi hospitals could lose licences after turning away dying children

NEW DELHI: The city government in India’s capital is threatening to cancel the licences of private hospitals over allegations by distraught families that they turned away dying children during a lethal outbreak of dengue fever. The worst outbreak in five years of the mosquito-borne disease, for which no vaccine exists, has exposed inadequate public health […]

Experts to tackle vexed issue of gene editing – China is a growing force in life sciences

Posted by on 14/09/2015
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Experts to tackle vexed issue of gene editing – China is a growing force in life sciences

Experts to tackle vexed issue of gene editing – China is a growing force in life sciences

LONDON: Scientists from the United States, China and Britain will come together to discuss the future of human gene editing, which holds great promise for treating diseases but also has the potential to create “designer babies”. The Chinese Academy of Sciences and Britain’s Royal Society said yesterday they would join the US National Academy of […]

Zimbabwe cemetery becomes a bustling exercise hotspot – Poor exercise venues force people to adapt

Posted by on 13/09/2015
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Zimbabwe cemetery becomes a bustling exercise hotspot – Poor exercise venues force people to adapt

Zimbabwe cemetery becomes a bustling exercise hotspot – Poor exercise venues force people to adapt

HARARE: Caroline Vumbunu believes that exercising among the dead helps prolong her life. Every morning, the 59-year-old takes power walks in the Warren Hills cemetery in Zimbabwe’s capital. She’s not alone. The cemetery has become a workout site for dozens of other Zimbabweans due to a lack of gyms and other exercise venues in many […]

Getting blood pressure even lower saves lives – ‘Study provides potentially life-saving information’

Posted by on 12/09/2015
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South African cave yields new human species

Posted by on 11/09/2015
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Salt, sex and booze: Lifestyle killers on the rise

Salt, sex and booze: Lifestyle killers on the rise

Posted by on 11/09/2015
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Salt, sex and booze: Lifestyle killers on the rise

PARIS: The number of people worldwide whose deaths were tied to avoidable health risks like high blood pressure and smoking has shot up by almost 23 percent since 1990, researchers said yesterday. According to results published in British journal The Lancet, scientists concluded that a range of 79 health dangers contributed to 30.8 million deaths […]

NYC ends consent requirement for circumcision suction ritual

Posted by on 10/09/2015
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Jaber hospital to be received in few months: Health Ministry – Largest in the Middle East

Posted by on 09/09/2015
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Jaber hospital to be received in few months: Health Ministry – Largest in the Middle East

Jaber hospital to be received in few months: Health Ministry – Largest in the Middle East

KUWAIT: The Health Ministry is coordinating with the Public Works Ministry to receive Jaber hospital in South Surra within a few months, after which it will be equipped to become operational, Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi said. Minister Obaidi said Jaber hospital is considered the largest hospital in the Middle East with a total of […]