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Monday , November 19 2018


MoH reiterates coordination with GCC for low-cost drugs

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2, (KUNA): The Ministry of Health has stressed keenness on continuous coordination with the other GCC member states to provide effective and low-cost medications through unifying drug registration. Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Health, Mahmoud Abdul-Hadi added in a statement that they are …

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MoH says people infected with Hepatitis C reaches 1.5 percent

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: The Ministry of Health said the number of people infected with Hepatitis C virus in the country reach 1.5 percent while affirming its commitment to provide treatment for the disease, reports Al- Qabas daily. Chairperson of Thunayan Al Ghanim Gastroenterology Center and Chairman of Kuwait’s Third …

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MoH approves ‘Elocta’ for treatment of haemophilia A

STOCKHOLM, Nov 22, (Business Wire): Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (STO:SOBI) (Sobi) today announced that the Ministry of Health in Kuwait has approved Elocta. (efmoroctocog alfa), a recombinant human factor VIII Fc-fusion protein with an extended half-life, for the treatment of haemophilia A. Elocta is the first recombinant factor VIII …

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Some people diagnosed with swine flu

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19: Some people have been diagnosed with swine fl u (H1N1) and they are now confined at Amiri Hospital, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a source from the Health Ministry. According to the source, this is expected because the weather is changing as winter will start soon. He …

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Nurse ‘helping’ ill evade check

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17: Personnel from the Criminal Evidences Department have arrested a nurse for injecting patients with a kind of drug which makes it impossible to detect hepatitis C in patients, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, this was done just before the recipients of this injection went for …

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Pak doc transplants hope to millions for free – At 79 Dr Rizvi fuelled by love of his job

KARACHI, Nov 17, (AFP): Camped on the baking concrete outside a gleaming transplant centre, Karachi’s sick have come from miles around in desperate hope for a last chance at life. There, Dr Adibul Rizvi provides free medical care to hundreds of thousands of people each year, providing a much-needed alternative …

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‘Medicines given to cancer patients are 100% original’ – Social media rumors rejected

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11: The factfinding committee, which was set up by Ministry of Health to investigate the rumor spread on social media about the provision of fake medicines to cancer patients at Kuwait Center for Cancer Control, has concluded its tasks and affirmed that the distributed medicines were 100 …

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War-weary Yemenis face death from hunger, disease – Study finds gene markers for drug-resistant malaria in Cambodia

SANAA, Nov 4, (Agencies): In the Yemeni coastal town of Al-Tuhayta, 19 months into a devastating civil war, Futayni Ali watches helplessly as his five children complain of hunger. “We couldn’t even buy shrouds to bury those of us who have already died from hunger,” says the fisherman in his …

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‘Protect kids from online method’

COPENHAGEN, Nov 4, (AFP): Governments must do more to protect children from sophisticated online methods used to market unhealthy foods to them, the World Health Organization in Europe said in a report released Friday. By using digital analytics and geo-location data, companies were defining their audience with great precision, enabling …

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Pakistan low breastfeeding rates lead to stunted growth ‘crisis’

Dera Murad Jamali, Pakistan, Nov 2, 2016 (AFP) -Mother-of-seven Mah Pari lives in a fertile region of Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province — but her two-year-old son, Gul Mir, is crying from hunger as she cradles him in her arms. “All my babies were weak after they were born. Maybe it …

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