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Spa Aquatonic at Crowne Plaza: A memory that stays with you forever

Posted by on 09/09/2015
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Spa Aquatonic at Crowne Plaza: A memory that stays with you forever

Spa Aquatonic at Crowne Plaza: A memory that stays with you forever

KUWAIT: I have been hearing about this spa for a long time, and as I was telling my husband, “This weekend, we need to relax. We need a full body massage, but of course, it should be special.” And so my husband suggested spending a night at Crowne Plaza Hotel, as his friend told him […]

Doctors warn of snakebite serum shortage

Posted by on 08/09/2015
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Doctors warn of snakebite serum shortage

Doctors warn of snakebite serum shortage

PARIS: Tens of thousands of people will unnecessarily die of snakebites unless an affordable new source of antivenom is found, Doctors Without Borders has warned, with stocks of a French-produced drug running out. Pharmaceutical company Sanofi stopped production of the drug, Fav-Afrique, at the end of last year, the medical volunteer group, known by its […]

Dr Firas Hamdan speaks about the benefits of medical tourism

Posted by on 07/09/2015
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Dr Firas Hamdan speaks about the benefits of medical tourism

Dr Firas Hamdan speaks about the benefits of medical tourism

KUWAIT: Medical tourism, especially the aesthetic type, has become more popular in the past few years. Some countries became known as destinations for beauty and majority of visitors are travelling there to come back to their countries more beautiful. For instance, when a plane coming from Iran arrives, it is normal to see tens of […]

Polio resurfaces in Mali from Ebola-hit Guinea, says WHO – Toddler paralyzed in July, same strain seen in Guinea

Posted by on 07/09/2015
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Polio resurfaces in Mali from Ebola-hit Guinea, says WHO – Toddler paralyzed in July, same strain seen in Guinea

Polio resurfaces in Mali from Ebola-hit Guinea, says WHO – Toddler paralyzed in July, same strain seen in Guinea

GENEVA: There is a high risk of polio spreading in Ebola-ravaged Guinea and Mali, the World Health Organization said yesterday, after a Guinean toddler travelled to Mali and became that country’s first case of the crippling disease in more than four years. Preliminary tests by authorities in Mali’s capital showed the 19-month-old was paralyzed on […]

WHO sounds alarm over big Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs

Posted by on 06/09/2015
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WHO sounds alarm over big Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs

WHO sounds alarm over big Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs

LONDON/MUMBAI: A major Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs to developing countries has been severely criticized by the World Health Organization for inadequate manufacturing standards and poor testing procedures. The United Nations agency issued a warning letter to Mumbai-based Svizera Labs, part of Maneesh Pharmaceuticals, stating that the approval and use of its products would be […]

First of Tanzanian albino kids with missing limbs goes home – ‘People with albinism live in fear’

Posted by on 05/09/2015
Filed under Africa, Health, Top Stories, World

Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report

Posted by on 03/09/2015
Filed under Asia, Health, World

Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report

Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report

MANILA: Children in the Philippines suffer from “sub-Saharan levels” of malnutrition that stunts growth in a people who have traditionally been considered short because of genetics, a campaign group said yesterday. Although economic growth has surged in recent years, chronic malnutrition means the country has more stunted children than Ethiopia or the Republic of Congo, […]

Giant Australian sheep baa-dly in need of shearing

Posted by on 02/09/2015
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Giant Australian sheep baa-dly in need of shearing

Giant Australian sheep baa-dly in need of shearing

SYDNEY: Australian animal welfare officers yesterday put out an urgent appeal for shearers after finding a huge sheep with wool so overgrown its life was in danger, with a national champion set to take on the challenge. The very woolly merino sheep was spotted wandering on its own near Mulligan Flats, a grassy woodland just […]

Smoking rate among US adults drops to 15% – Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

Posted by on 01/09/2015
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Smoking rate among US adults drops to 15% – Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

Smoking rate among US adults drops to 15% – Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

MIAMI: The number of cigarette smokers in the United States has dropped to about 15 percent of the population, its lowest in decades, US health authorities said yesterday. About 36.7 million adults are current smokers, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “The prevalence of current cigarette smoking among US adults declined from […]

India’s tribal communities spin their way out of poverty

Posted by on 31/08/2015
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India’s tribal communities spin their way out of poverty

India’s tribal communities spin their way out of poverty

BANKA, INDIA: Pointing to a television in her recently built mud and brick home, Indian villager Munia Murmu proudly shows off her newfound wealth, thanks to hundreds of squirming green silkworms. Like thousands of other tribal villagers in India, Murmu lives in extreme poverty and until recently could not afford enough food for her and […]

Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy – ‘We pray that he will become a success in life’

Posted by on 31/08/2015
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Study: Tiny, wireless pacemakers could be a surgery-free option

Posted by on 30/08/2015
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