US universities set up front-line defenses to keep coronavirus at bay

WASHINGTON: On its sprawling campus in America's heartland, thousands of miles from China, the University of Illinois...

New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%

CHICAGO: A new form of drug drastically improves survival rates of younger women with the most common type of breast cancer, researchers...

Afghan opium cultivation up as eradication collapses – Addiction levels have risen sharply

KABUL: Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year because of bumper harvests, collapsing eradication efforts due to growing insecurity and...

‘Chronic Wound Management and Diabetic Foot Care’ awareness day

KUWAIT: An awareness day on chronic wound management and diabetic foot care was held at the Avenues. "Care for the foot is of immense...

Israel sees heady future for medical marijuana – ‘For cannabis ,we have a good...

KFAR PINES, Israel: With its moat, wall, barbed wire, armed guards and security cameras, the facility could be mistaken for a military base if...

E-Cigs grow in popularity but without regulation

As a growing number of public spaces - restaurants, shopping malls, hospitals, airports - are banning smoking, more and more people in Kuwait are...

Japan orders major poultry cull after bird flu outbreak

'South Korea to cull 3 percent of poultry' TOKYO: Japan has started culling more than 300,000 chickens and ducks after the discovery of a highly...

‘Invisible computing’ startup unveils smart contact lens

This undated image courtesy of Mojo Vision shows the company's smart contact lens. - AFP A startup...

Nipah virus sparks alert in India; 3 die

NEW DELHI: A deadly virus carried mainly by fruit bats has killed at least three people in southern India, sparking a statewide health alert...

Amir patronizes Kuwait Red Crescent Society’s golden jubilee celebration – Chairman announces donation campaign...

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronized and attended the golden jubilee celebration of Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), which...

Mixed progress: Nations review war against tobacco industry

Smoking-related deaths are still rising worldwide NEW DELHI: In Nepal, health warnings cover 90 percent of cigarette packs, while Australia requires those packets be wrapped...

Lowering vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel US measles spread

NEW YORK: A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler...

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