Wednesday, January 23, 2019

A green day: Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Its implementation will be scrutinized and dissected OTTAWA: Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end yesterday as Canada became the first major...

Doctors warn C-sections are at ‘epidemic’ proportions globally

Doctors tempted to organize C-sections to ease flow of patients PARIS: Worldwide Caesarean section use has nearly doubled in two decades and has reached “epidemic”...

India on alert as zika virus hits tourism hotspot of Jaipur

NEW DELHI: India has sent experts to try to contain an outbreak of the zika virus in the popular tourist destination of Jaipur, capital...

100 years on, influenza holds lessons for next pandemic

World remains ill-prepared for the next global killer PARIS: It was the disease to end all others, infecting a third of humanity, killing tens of...

Dr. Danka explains importance of psychotherapy for cancer patients

During a media roundtable held at Dr. Abdullah Ghloum clinic in Shaab with Dr. Juliet Danka, Sociologist and associate professor at the American University...

JUUL: e-cigarette dominates market and fears of parents

FDA Commissioner warns of epidemic of vaping among youth WASHINGTON: In just three years, electronic cigarette maker JUUL has come to dominate the American market...

MoH assigns doctors to head various medical departments

KUWAIT: The decision issued by the Minister of Health stated that: Dr Nawaf Salem Al-Ajmi was appointed as head of the Radiology Department at...

Physics Nobel for laser pioneers; first woman in 55 years

STOCKHOLM: Three scientists yesterday won the Nobel Physics Prize, including the first woman to receive the prestigious award in 55 years, for inventing optical...

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

PARIS: Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using...

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

GENEVA: Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday,...

Young doctor’s death mourned

KUWAIT: Kuwait Medical Association (KMA) yesterday expressed grief over the demise of young doctor Talal Al-Shemmari, who was found dead during night duty at...

Opening of first phase of Jaber Al-Ahmad hospital early Oct: Minister

New cardiac catheterization ward opened in Mubarak Hospital KUWAIT: The opening of the first phase of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital will be beginning of October,...

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