Monday, February 18, 2019

What you don’t know, you can’t change

We all like the reassurance of knowing we are healthy and may have a medical check-up from time to time to confirm that we...

Bangladesh tiger poaching sparks Sundarbans ban plan

DHAKA: Bangladesh wildlife officials are mulling a ban on access to the Sundarbans after an alarming rise in poaching of tigers that live in...

Obama poised to unveil major climate change plan

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will unveil what he called the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to combat climate change yesterday, slapping...

After Ebola criticisms, WHO plans for 4-month response

GENEVA: The World Health Organization is creating a “blueprint” to improve the medical response to major outbreaks of diseases, after it was accused of...

Kuwait encourages babies’ natural feeding

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health offers not only medical treatment to patients but also contributes to educating the public on healthy life-style and behaviors...

Boy gets double-hand transplant

PHILADELPHIA: An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double- hand...

Sierra Leone president unveils post-Ebola ‘battle plan’

FREETOWN: Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has unveiled a post-Ebola “battle plan” to help the West African country turn the page on the...

FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients – ‘Value to the health care...

WASHINGTON: The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed...

Scientists show we have a distinct taste for fat

WASHINGTON: Move over sweet and salty: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too. But it’s nowhere near as delicious...

Beirut swims in trash after landfill protest – Capital reeks of garbage, locals suffer

BEIRUT: The humid summer air of Beirut has started to reek as uncollected trash piles up in the streets after protesters shut down Lebanon’s...

US sees big declines in teen sex over past 25 years

WASHINGTON: Less than half of US teenagers today are sexually active, far fewer than in the late 1980s, a US government report said yesterday....

Wheelchairs for Nigeria: Getting polio survivors on the move

NIGERIA: Six new wheelchairs are lined up near the entrance of the Beautiful Gate Handicapped People’s Centre in the central Nigerian city of Jos....

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