Smartphone app to detect diabetes

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes kills over 1.6 people each year while high blood glucose level accounts for another 2.2 million...

Simple test to reveal stress levels

Stress, often called ‘the silent killer’ because of its stealthy effects on everything from heart disease to mental health, has in the past proven...

Diagnosing sepsis from a drop of blood

When a body displays an extreme reaction to an infection it could be caused by sepsis. In some cases the reaction is so severe...

Study reveals why yawning is contagious

Researchers at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom suggest that the propensity to automatically yawn when we watch someone else yawning, could...

Effects of high-fat diet passed on through generations

Researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland have found that harmful effects of a high-fat diet in female mice, such as obesity, insulin resistance and...

MoH celebrates graduation of new batch of physicians

­Minister of Health Sheikh Bassel Al­Sabah on Tuesday honored 120 physicians and surgeons who completed post­graduate academic sources under the Kuwaiti medical board. The board,...

Balanced diet better than nutritional supplements

New research suggests that nutrients sourced from foods appear to significantly reduce your risk for death, while nutrients from supplements do little to lower...

Highs and lows of being a ‘night-owl’

Previous studies have shown that people who frequently stay up until the early hours of the morning are placing their health and well-being at...

Altered stem cells help repair cornea

In a world-first, Japanese scientists have successfully repaired a damaged cornea to improve a person’s vision, using ‘induced pluripotent cells’. Pluripotent stem cells are embryonic...

Too much and too little sleep harms health

Sleeping too much is just as harmful as too little sleep, especially when it comes to raising the risk of cardiovascular problems and premature...

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