Kuwait bans poultry from Saudi Arabia over bird flu

KUWAIT: Kuwait placed a temporary ban on importing live poultry from Saudi Arabia after the appearance of a strain of birds flu there, an...

International collaboration to develop specialized skills of Kuwaiti doctors

Encouraged by pediatric expert KUWAIT: After four weeks of visiting Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London, Dr Abdullah Ali, who is currently...

Two-thirds of people under 50 have herpes

GENEVA: More than 3.7 billion people under 50 have the highly-infectious and incurable herpes virus that causes sores around the mouth and sometimes on...

Madagascar plague kills 24, triggering WHO fears

ANTANANARIVO: The World Health Organization said yesterday it was boosting its response to a plague outbreak in Madagascar that has killed 24 people, as...

Chief biomedical lab tech talks challenges, sacrifices to keep ‘patient safety first’

The world is filled with unsung heroes who have forgotten their importance due to their work routine. Working for long hours in front of...

How Spain became the world leader in organ transplants

MADRID: Juan Benito Druet has just learned that his life may be about to change. In the next few hours he will receive a...

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...

At Syria retirement home, elderly left behind by war

'Feels humiliated by his solitude' DAMASCUS: Alone in her room at an overcrowded retirement home in Damascus, Naz Ashiti thumbs through photographs of her daughters...

70-year-old Indian woman gives birth to first baby

NEW DELHI: An Indian woman who gave birth at the age of 70 said yesterday she was not too old to become a first-time...

Name sought for rare albino orangutan rescued in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia: A conservation group is asking the public to name a rare albino orangutan that was rescued from villagers on Borneo island last...

Bill restricting Brazil abortions inspires anger

RIO DE JANEIRO: It is a disturbing scene: a Brazilian rape victim arrives at the hospital seeking an abortion, but first she must prove...

Scientists find large number of humpback whale deaths

PORTLAND, Maine: Government scientists launched an investigation Thursday into an unusually large number of humpback whale deaths from North Carolina to Maine, the first...

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