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Thursday , November 15 2018

Health

MoH makes progress in controlling cancer – Chemotherapy and radiotherapy used

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7, (KUNA): Chemotherapy and targeted therapy have caused remarkable progress in controlling cancer, a senior official at the Ministry of Health has said. Addressing the Third Kuwait International Conference for Head and Neck Cancer on Saturday, Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Dr Mahmoud Abdulhadi pointed to advancement …

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Health Ministry denies rumors on cholera outbreak

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 6, (Agencies): Health Ministry denied rumors on cholera outbreak in the country, after it has spread in Iraq, Ministry official announced on Friday. Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Affairs at the Ministry Dr Majidah Al-Qattan told KUNA that five cases of cholera, in fact, were confirmed in …

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4,846 mammograms have been conducted

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: Chairperson of National Program for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer Dr Hana Al-Khawari said 4,846 mammograms have been conducted since the launching of the program — 490 of which were carried out in October. On the occasion of the closing of the breast cancer awareness …

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Colon cancer detection tests

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 3 : Head of the National Program for early detection of colon cancer Fahad Al-Ibrahim disclosed that some fifty thousand citizens have conducted tests for early detection of colon cancer by the speculum since the program was initiated three months ago and two percent of them were …

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Low fat diets not best for weight loss

PARIS, Oct 30, (AFP): Low-fat diets do not yield greater weight loss than other slimming regimes, said a study Friday, adding to the long-running debate on how best to shed extra pounds or kilos. Areview of 53 scientific studies, covering nearly 70,000 adults in several countries, found “no good evidence …

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Trade thriving as kidney failure sees sharp spike – ‘Diabetes, obesity, bad eating habits damaging’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: “Why have advertisements for kidney donation increased in Kuwait over the past few years?”, “How is the business of buying and selling kidneys carried out in the country?”, “Why would someone sell his or her kidney?” — These are some of the questions that were directed …

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Rights Society hits discriminatory Health directives – ‘Violations’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28: Kuwait Society for Human Rights (KSHR) laments that the recent directives issued by Ministry of Health are direct violations of human rights, and they negatively impact the country’s reputation of being “a global humanitarian hub”. In a press release, KSHR criticized the recent directives issued by …

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Hepatitis C scare in Hawally private school – Parents refuse to send kids for studies

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26: A student allegedly suffering from Hepatitis C died in a private school in Hawally a few weeks ago, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources from the Ministry of Health. Following the reports some parents of students gathered in front of the school for fear the disease may …

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Bacon, processed meats can cause cancer: WHO

PARIS, Oct 26, (RTRS): Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages or bacon can lead to bowel cancer in humans and red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said. The review by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), released on …

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Contagious virus was spreading in a private school

KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Health (MoH) Sunday denied rumors in social media network that a contagious virus was spreading in a private school. The MoH quickly rushed to the school after it heard of the rumor and took some students to Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital for tests, but the pupils, …

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