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Health

Some women visit spice shops to buy head lice for KD 1.25 each in Jahra

Women believe it makes hair grow longer, thicker and they protect against strokes KUWAIT CITY, March 5: Some women have been visiting spice shops in Jahra to buy live head ‘lice’ for KD 1.25 each because they believe lice makes the hair grow longer and thicker and they protect against …

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400,000 Kuwaiti, non-Kuwaiti diabetics in Kuwait – Al-Attar

KUWAIT CITY, March 5, (Agencies): Internal medicine and diabetes consultant at the Amiri Hospital Dr Abdul Nabi Al-Attar said that recent statistics showed that the number of diabetics of Kuwaiti and non- Kuwaiti amounted to about 400,000 where treatment of each of them costs about $2,000 per year. Al-Attar said …

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2 pct of people in Kuwait visit psychology hospital – Many with driving licenses

KUWAIT CITY, March 2: About 2 percent of the people living in Kuwait, which is about 82,915 citizens and expatriates, visit the Psychology Medicine Hospital, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to official statistics, 73,643 of these visitors are Kuwaiti citizens and 88.8 percent of them have files in the hospital, while …

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Doctors to visit – Sharing expertise

KUWAIT CITY, March 1, (KUNA): The Ministry of Health announced Tuesday that it would be hosting 21 international visiting consultants in public hospitals during March. Director of Public Relations and Media Faisal Al-Dosari said the visits come within the framework of the visiting doctors’ program which aims to share their …

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‘Avoid going to nations with active Zika virus’ – ‘Safe to eat chocolate products’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 29, (Agencies): Results yielded by meetings of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) health officials are pivotal to joint programs aiming to stifle the spread of contagious diseases, Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Dr Majda Al-Qattan said on Monday. Speaking at a GCC meeting of health officials over the …

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Blood bank in bid to combat Zika virus

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28, (KUNA): Kuwait Central Blood Bank (KCBB) announced that a certain policy is being followed up to deal with Zika virus, in accordance with recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and reports issued by US blood banks. In a press statement on Sunday, Dr Reem Al-Radhwan, …

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Heart benefits of good diabetes control last for decades – Old red dye shows promise as new cancer foe

Six-and-a-half years of intensive diabetes control may protect against heart attack and stroke for the next 30 years, according to long-term results from a US trial that began in the 1980s. Participants in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) who strictly controlled blood sugar after being diagnosed with type …

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Bid to help women suffering from infertility – US performs its first uterus transplant surgery

WASHINGTON, Feb 26, (AFP): The United States has completed its first uterus transplant surgery, following on a technique already proven in Sweden that could help women suffering from infertility, the Cleveland Clinic said Thursday. The nine-hour surgery took place on February 24, and the 26-year-old patient — whose identity was …

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‘Seeding’ practice for C-section babies ill-advised: experts – Thought-controlled prosthetic limbs possibly within reach

SYDNEY, Feb 24, (Agencies): Thought-controlled prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs and computers may be available within a decade, say Australian scientists who are planning to conduct human trials next year on a high-tech implant that can pick up and transmit signals from the brain. Animals have already been tested with the device, …

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