Health

ENT specialist warns against the use of cotton buds to clean ears

KUWAIT CITY, March 9: The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist at Dar Al-Shifa Hospital Dr Rashed Al-Duwaila warned against the use of cotton buds to clean ears, insisting that it can result in dangerous problems such as damage to the eardrum and pushing earwax further into the ears, reports …

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Kuwait counting on Al-Harbi for turnaround in health sector: Al-Azb – ‘Health Minister possesses strong vision on reforms’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: The country is counting on the Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi for a turnaround in the health sector, especially as he is a medical practitioner and considered one of the most competent citizen, said the Minister of Justice Dr Faleh Al-Azb. Speaking on whether or …

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Chest Hospital gets Nuclear Medicine & CT scan equipments

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: Director of Chest Diseases Hospital Dr Reem Al-Asousi announced the acquisition of new equipment for the Nuclear Medicine Unit and CT scan machine for hospital, reports Al-Anba daily. Dr Al-Asousi disclosed the equipment is significant considering the time saving factor involved. She also said the acquisition …

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Salwa center to ‘conduct’ stem cell research: KIPCO – ‘70 pc of construction of building completed’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15, (KUNA): Sheikha Salwa Al-Sabah Center for Stem Cell and Umbilical Cord will pave the way forward to develop services and researches in the healthcare sector, said Kuwait Holding Projects Company (KIPCO) Wednesday. Speaking to KUNA, KIPCO Vice — Chairman Faisal Hamad Al-Ayyar said that the center …

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Kuwaiti teacher infected with Pulmonary tuberculosis

KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti teacher in Al-Ahmadi area has been infected with Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the MoH noted that all those that may have come in contact with the patient will undergo medical tests in efforts to prevent the …

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‘Suspend oral immunization of children’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 8: Lawyer Ayed Mahdi Al-Rashidi has filed an administration petition (fast track) to suspend the campaign for immunization of children orally until the concerned medical community completes its deliberation on the level of quality of the immunization and determines whether or not it matches the specifications recommended …

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MoH defends nationwide vaccination campaign – ‘Vaccines are safe’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 8, (KUNA): The Ministry of Health has defended the nationwide Oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) and the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination campaign, and dismissed rumors about the safety of used vaccines. The vaccination is crucial for the health of the society and Kuwait is the last …

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Overseas treatment time for chronic disease hiked

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has extended the period within which Kuwaitis receive treatment overseas for cancer, chronic pediatric disease, organ transplant, and complicated surgeries from three to six months. Dr Al-Harbi declared this recently while patronizing the Oral Cancer Awareness Day held at 360 …

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‘No side effects on receiving vaccination more than once’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: Ministry of Health allayed fears of citizens and expatriates on the side effects of receiving vaccination more than one time, reports Al-Rai daily. The statement concided with the launch of the national vaccination campaign against measles, mumps and polio. It affirmed there are no known side …

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