Saturday , December 16 2017

Health

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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British Ebola survivor nurse hospitalised for third time – ‘Late complication from last infection’

LONDON, Feb 24, (AFP): A British nurse who was twice successfully treated after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014 was on Tuesday admitted to a special isolation ward in London for a third time, health officials said. Pauline Cafferkey, who voluntarily went to the west African country to treat …

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Livestock banned from the Republic of Georgia – Bluetongue Virus

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22: The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) banned the import of livestock animals from the Republic of Georgia, reports Al-Rai daily. In a statement, PAAAFR stressed on the importance of subjecting all incoming consignments to its conditions and restrictions, in line with requirements …

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‘MoH keen on providing top medical services in Kuwait’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 16, (KUNA): Assistant Undersecretary of Ministry of Health for Medical Services Dr Mohammad Al-Khashti confirmed MoH’s keenness to provide best medical services for public, and enhance these services to build healthy society. Al-Khashti made his remarks Monday in a speech, on behalf of Health Minister Dr Ali …

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‘No Zika here’ – Delay babies: Manila

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15, (Agencies): Minister of Health Ali Al-Obaidi declared Sunday Kuwait as a Zika virusfree country. Speaking at the opening session of the Fourth Kuwait Dental Administration Conference, Al-Obaidi confi rmed that no Zika-infection case has been reported in Kuwait so far. He added the ministry is coordinating …

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MoH promises to increase doctors efficiency: minister

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14, (KUNA): Minister of Health, Dr Ali Al-Obeidi asserted on Sunday keenness of the Ministry of Health represented by Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialties to provide all the means that will ensure efficient vocational training of doctors enrolled in the specialized training programs. Al-Obeidi said during the …

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‘Foot & mouth disease controlled, livestock safe and infection free’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13, (KUNA): Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr Ali Al-Omair said Saturday that the footand- mouth disease (FMD) has been controlled and that medical procedures have been taken to treat infected cows, confirming the safety and disease-free situation of livestock …

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‘Millions of dinars medicines lost or expired’ – Severe mismanagement in hospitals blamed

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: Following a stocktaking process in various hospitals and central pharmacies, Ministry of Health discovered that medicines worth millions of dinars were lost or had expired, which indicates severe mismanagement of the medicines and drugs provided to hospitals affiliated to Ministry of Health, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting …

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Kuwait ‘bans’ bird imports from India

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) banned on Thursday imports of live birds, eggs and one-day-old chicks from India due to the outbreak of the pathogenic H5N1 bird flu. In a statement, the authority stressed the importance of subjecting all incoming …

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