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Health

Ministry confiscates 160 counterfeit drugs

KUWAIT CITY, May 21, (KUNA): The Ministry of Health (MoH) has confiscated a total of 160 counterfeit products, the ministry’s Undersecretary Khaled Al-Sahlawi said in a press statement on Saturday. Authorities at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) have detected the largest quantity of forged and counterfeit drugs, stashed in unsanctioned …

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Immune drug for deadly skin cancer shows long-term survival – Precision medicine approach to cancer improves on older methods

CHICAGO, May 19, (Agencies): A new kind of drug for the deadliest form of skin cancer helped some patients survive for at least three years, a study shows. It’s a remarkable advance for patients who until recently faced dismal chances of living for more than a few months. About 40 …

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FDA OKs immunotherapy drugs for bladder, blood cancers – ‘First major advance in three decades’

TRENTON, NJ, May 19, (AP): US regulators have approved the fi rst drug for bladder cancer that harnesses the body’s immune system, the fi rst major advance in three decades against the most common type of bladder cancer. Tecentriq won accelerated approval Wednesday from the Food and Drug Administration for …

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How can world improve lives of women, girls by ’30? – UN committed to work towards gender equality

COPENHAGEN, May 16, (RTRS): With women and girls facing discrimination and violence in every part of the world, the United Nations last year committed to work towards gender equality in the next 15 years as part of a new set of global goals. Key participants attending the fourth global Women …

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Some facts on women, girls health and rights – Obama makes pitch for better opioid treatment

COPENHAGEN, May 16, (Agencies): Over 5,000 delegates from 150 countries arrive in Copenhagen this week for Women Deliver – a major global conference on the health, rights and well being of women and girls which runs from May 16-19. Here are some facts: Maternal mortality: Every two minutes a woman …

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Skeptics question study suggesting folate link to autism – Outside experts call for caution

MIAMI, May 12, (Agencies): Skeptics were quick to urge caution Wednesday about US research that suggested too much of an important B vitamin, folate, in pregnancy may raise the risk of autism. The findings were presented at a conference in Baltimore, Maryland by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of …

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US House OKs bill to aid kids born into opioid dependency – Bid to improve safety planning

WASHINGTON, May 12, (RTRS): The US House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously passed legislation to improve safety planning for children who are born dependent on opioid drugs. A similar bill is pending in the Senate. It is one of more than a dozen new measures that are aimed at addressing …

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AIDS sufferers slip in with visa traders

KUWAIT CITY, May 11: The issue of visa trading recently took a dramatic turn after Ministry of Health discovered that more than 100 AIDS victims managed to come to Kuwait from India, medical sources say. They explained that Ministry of Health discovered the cases while conducting medical examinations on expatriates …

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Men suffering from ED on the rise

KUWAIT CITY, May 2: Urology Consultant, associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University Dr Ahmed Al-Kandari was recently quoted as saying Erectile Dysfunction (ED) among men in Kuwait is on the rise, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Kandari said 75 percent of the men at the age of 60 and …

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Graduates not qualified for available jobs – Health institutions in need of 1,770 medical staff

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: None of the current graduates are qualified for the available job slots in the central employment system of the Civil Service Commission (CSS); whereas the governmental authorities need a total of 9,536 employees with various fields of specialization and 4,709 of the 16,000 who are jobless …

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