Health

Kuwaiti doctors treating refugees in Jordan

Al-Rahma International, an affiliate of Kuwait’s Social Reforms Society, has sent in a team of medical volunteers of various specialties to treat Syrian refugees in the Kingdom. Walid Al-Suwailem, the head of the charity’s bureaus in Syria and Turkey and chief of the team, told KUNA on Sunday that the …

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Kuwaiti ophthalmologist performs rare surgery in Italy

Kuwaiti leading ophthalmologist Khalid Al-Sabti has performed a successful rare eye surgery for an Italian old man who suffered a retina detachment due to fibrosis resulting from diabetes. The medical procedure was aired lively on screens for specialists attending the Floretina 2017, an international retina meeting held in Florence, Italy, …

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Concern over some antibiotics – ‘Could cause death’

KUWAIT CITY, April 19: Health sources have sounded the alarm bells because of the certain types of antibiotics, particularly Colistin, which may cause complications in cancer, kidney and immunosuppressant patients which may even lead to death, reports Al-Rai daily. The sources revealed some health centers are facing shortage of a …

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Kuwaiti medical team removes 33-kg fibroid from the abdomen of woman

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: Kuwaiti medical crew at the Maternity Hospital successfully carried out a rare ovarlectomy- surgical operation to remove a fibroid weighing 33 kgs from the abdomen of a woman who had been suffering from the disease in her left ovary, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the Consultant …

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Babies cry more in UK, Canada, less in Germany

LONDON, April 3, (RTRS): Babies cry more in Britain, Canada, Italy and Netherlands than in other countries, while newborns in Denmark, Germany and Japan cry and fuss the least, researchers said on Monday. In research looking at how much babies around the world cry in their first three months, psychologists …

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MoH eyes 2 centers in each health zone – ‘Emergency cases’

KUWAIT CITY, April 1: Ministry of Health is considering allocating two health centers in each health district to receive emergency cases, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily quoting health sources added the decision is part of measure to reduce crowd and burden on the hospital’s emergency units to improve health service, …

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‘Success rate high, Kuwait turns center for fat-removing surgery’ – ‘Bonuses for MoH employees soon’

KUWAIT CITY, March 21: General Surgery and Bariatric Consultant at Dar Al-Shifa Clinic Dr Yousef Al-Saleh says Kuwait has become world center for weight-loss surgeries due to a huge number of successful surgeries carried out here, reports Al-Rai daily. In an interview with the daily, Dr Al-Saleh explained that Kuwait …

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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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