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Ramadan a chance to regain health for diabetes patients

Manama : Ramadan is a good opportunity for diabetics to ease their symptoms by using this holy month to maintain low levels of blood glucose, said Iman Al Ansari, diabetes clinic specialist at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC). ...

Google updates privacy policy ahead of GDPR

San Francisco : As the European Union (EU) prepares to introduce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25 to harmonise data privacy laws, Google has updated the company’s Privacy Policy to...

Apple plans to invest in eco-friendly aluminium smelting technology

San Francisco : Playing a crucial role in future research and development (R&D) of a revolutionary aluminium smelting technology, Apple has committed investment in a joint venture that resonates the iPhone-maker’s take on environment-friendly tech...

Pasta, as part of a healthy diet, not tied to weight gain

To lose weight, or just avoid gaining it, pasta is not one of the harmful carbs that needs to be sacrificed, researchers say. Although pasta is made from refined grains, it’s low on the glycaemic index, a measure ...

Britain’s new prince is Louis Arthur Charles

London : The new prince has a name — in fact three. The infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles, Kensington Palace announced Friday. The palace said the...

Ready for Russia-Bahrain space mission: Roscosmos

Moscow : A top official of Russia’s Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities (Roscosmos) yesterday affirmed the agency’s readiness to hold a joint space flight mission with...

With you... 9 months and beyond

As an obstetrician/gynaecologist, there is nothing that gives me more pleasure than helping my patients through the miracle of childbirth. It is the culmination of all my studies and clinical training to help deliver a new baby into the world. ...

Ramadan preparation for diabetic patients

With less than a month away to start the holy month of Ramadan, all patients with diabetes who wish to fast during Ramadan should undergo the required arrangements to undertake the fast as safely as possible. These include medical assessment and educational coun...

Top DJ Avicii dies in Oman at 28

Muscat : Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs has passed away. He was 28. Two years after his unusually early retirement, the Swedish DJ was found dead on a visit to the Gulf kingdom's capital Muscat, a statement said without specifying a cause. ...

Head injury boosts dementia risk

Suffering a traumatic brain injury from a blow to the head boosted dementia risk by 24 percent in a Danish study group of nearly three million people, researchers said. The survey of 36 years’ worth of data -- collected from the Danish national patient register -- found that the ...

Eating raw fruit, veggies boosts mental health

Eating raw fruit and vegetables such as kiwis, bananas, apples, dark leafy greens, cucumber, and carrots may lower symptoms of depression and improve mental health, more than cooked, canned and processed food. The findings showed that consuming raw fruits and vegetables leads to lower ...

AGU campaigns to raise awareness of deficiencies

Students of the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences at Arabian Gulf University (AGU) organised a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency, entitled “Giving Voice to a Silent Disease” in conjunction with...

Singapore to test facial recognition

Singapore : In the not too distant future, surveillance cameras sitting atop over 100,000 lampposts in Singapore could help authorities pick out and recognise faces in crowds across the island-state. The plan to in...

Zuckerberg believes AI will fix Facebook

Washington : Artificial intelligence will solve Facebook’s most vexing problems, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg insists. He just can’t say when, or how. Zuckerb...

It looks simple, but this French house was built by a robot

Nantes : Researchers have unveiled what they billed as the world’s first 3D-printed house to serve as a home in the French city of Nantes, with the first tenants due to move in by June. Academics at the University of Nantes who led ...

Facebook to offer ‘bounty’ for reporting data abuse

Washington : Facebook said Tuesday it would begin offering rewards to people who report misuse of private information from the social network, as part of an effort to step up data protection in the wake of a firestorm. ...

5 sub-types of diabetes not two

Scientists unveiled a revised classification for diabetes, one they say could lead to better treatments and help doctors more accurately predict life-threatening complications from the disease. There are five distinct types of diabetes that ca...

For pets, with love

Manama : Bahrain Pet Expo 2018, the first major expo of its kind to take place in the Kingdom, will focus on the growing stray dog crisis in the Kingdom while giving children and their families a chance to experience...

Obesity could become chief avoidable cancer cause

Obesity could overtake smoking as the chief avoidable cause of cancer-related deaths, the world’s largest independent funder of cancer research said. With smoking rates in decline and obesity on the rise, it could surpass smoking as the ...

Scientists decode physical impact of smiles

Not all smiles express warmth and joy, but they can also be mean. Human bodies tend to react differently depending on the message a smile is meant to send, say US psychologists. The study showed that smiles meant to convey dominance are associ...