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Health minister orders ‘forming’ of panel to study vaping effects

January 26, 2020

Health minister orders ‘forming’ of panel to study vaping effects

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (KUNA): Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Bassel Al-Sabah has ordered formation of a panel to examine reports issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on illnesses and deaths resulting from vaping.

The MoH said in a statement on Saturday that the committee, headed by the the assistant undersecretary"... Continue Reading

Takeda Named Global Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporation for Fifth Year Running

January 22, 2020

Takeda Named Global Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporation for Fifth Year Running

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) is proud to be named in the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) for the fifth consecutive year. Corporate Knights assesses more than 7,300 companies against 21 key performance indicators. It uses these indicators to determine the top 1% most sustainable companies in the world, which are announced annually at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “Building sustainable value is a fundamental part of the way we do business at Takeda, and we are proud to be recognized as a global leader in sustainability,” said Christophe Weber, President and CEO. “This recognition by Corporate Knights is a testament to the strong foundation Takeda has laid and the progress we have already achieved. We remain steadfast...... Continue Reading

‘300,000 e-sick leaves issued as of December in all health areas’

January 20, 2020

‘300,000 e-sick leaves issued as of December in all health areas’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: The Director of Information Systems Department at the Ministry of Health Eng Ahmad Al-Ghareeb announced 300,000 sick leaves were issued following the activation of the new system since the beginning of last December in all health areas except the Al-Sabah medical zone, reports Al-Anba daily.

Al-Ghareeb told"... Continue Reading

Cancer second leading cause of death in Kuwait

January 20, 2020

Cancer second leading cause of death in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Kuwait after cardiac disease, a Kuwaiti physician warned yesterday, noting that cancer is the cause of 15 percent of fatalities in Kuwait. “Cancer is the second cause of fatalities worldwide, with one out of every six deaths,” Dr Ali Al-Mosawi, Kuwait Cancer Control Center (KCCC) Manager, said yesterday. “It is also the second leading"... Continue Reading

ResMed Introduces AirFit F30i, Its First Tube-up Full Face CPAP Mask

January 20, 2020

ResMed Introduces AirFit F30i, Its First Tube-up Full Face CPAP Mask

ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD) today introduced AirFit F30i, its first tube-up full face CPAP mask, rounding out the most complete full face mask portfolio on the market.

Full face CPAP users can now choose between a tube-up or tube-down connection, compact under-the-nose or traditional over-the-nose cushion styles, and even memory"... Continue Reading

Obesity key to type 2 diabetes, which has quadrupled in the last 35 years

January 20, 2020

Obesity key to type 2 diabetes, which has quadrupled in the last 35 years

Abdulatif, a 73-year old man suffered from complex diabetes which led to kidney failure. Abdulatif, an Emirati by origin weighed 115 kgs and clearly suffered from obesity, a key factor that led to his condition. Research indicates that more than two billion people are overweight or obese globally. Obesity is a major factor for the lead up to type 2 diabetes, which has quadrupled in the last 35 years, and"... Continue Reading

KFAS, Dasman Diabetes Institute under MP focus

January 19, 2020

KFAS, Dasman Diabetes Institute under MP focus

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: MP Mohammad Husain Al-Dallal has forwarded questions to Deputy Prime Minister, Interior Minister and State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Anas Khaled Nasser Al-Saleh about the security procedures at the borders between Kuwait and Iraq.

Al-Dallal demanded for clarification about rumors that the electric lines,"... Continue Reading

Tej Kohli Foundation Moves One Step Closer to the Regeneration of Corneal Tissue to Cure Blindness

January 18, 2020

Tej Kohli Foundation Moves One Step Closer to the Regeneration of Corneal Tissue to Cure Blindness

The Tej Kohli Foundation has moved one step closer to a non-surgical treatment for corneal blindness as it prepares to enter into a collaboration with researchers in Montreal, Canada and Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK to develop the Foundation’s recently acquired proprietary technology into an injectable biosynthetic ‘glue-filler’.

The"... Continue Reading

Mundipharma Enters Partnership With Samsung Bioepis to Expand Biosimilars Into Hong Kong and Taiwan

January 17, 2020

Mundipharma Enters Partnership With Samsung Bioepis to Expand Biosimilars Into Hong Kong and Taiwan

Mundipharma today announced a partnership with Samsung Bioepis to commercialize Samsung Bioepis’ first-wave biosimilar candidates in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The partnership covers Samsung Bioepis’ biosimilar candidates in the field of immunology and oncology, including SB5 (adalimumab), SB4 (etanercept), SB3 (trastuzumab),"... Continue Reading

No need for doctors to sign or put their stamp on sick leave

January 16, 2020

No need for doctors to sign or put their stamp on sick leave

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15: The Ministry of Health, has activated from today, Jan 15, 2020, the electronic sick leave system in all health areas, hospitals and specialized health centers, reports Al-Anba daily.

The Ministry of Health has asked directors of all health districts and central departments to follow up the system’s activation"... Continue Reading

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