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  1. Cambodia Bans Human Breast Milk Exports to US

    Naharnet.com - Health 03.28 / 12:23 naharnet.com
    Cambodia officially banned selling and exporting locally-pumped human breast milk on Tuesday, after reports exposed how women were turning to the controversial trade to boost meagre incomes in one of Southeast Asia's poorest countries.  The order comes after Cambodia temporarily halted breast milk exports by the Utah-based Ambrosia Labs, which claims to be the first firm to source the product from overseas and distribute it in the United …
  2. Hepatitis C Drug Faces Fresh Battle

    Naharnet.com - Health 03.28 / 12:23 naharnet.com
    Medical NGOs mounted a new legal bid Monday to break a US pharma giant's hold on a hepatitis C drug whose price -- costing thousands of dollars for a typical course -- has unleashed a fierce patent…
  3. Dialysis Supplies Dwindle for Besieged Syrians

    Naharnet.com - Health 03.28 / 12:23 naharnet.com
    The wail sliced through the stuffy underground medical center in a besieged town near the Syrian capital. Dania, 14, was writhing in pain ahead of her first ever dialysis session. She was one of dozens of patients being treated for renal insufficiency inside a basement-turned-clinic in Douma, the largest town in the Eastern Ghouta rebel bastion near…
  4. U.N. Struggles to Raise Funds to Avert Famine in Somalia

    Naharnet.com - Health 03.28 / 12:23 naharnet.com
    The United Nations has raised less than a third of the funding needed to prevent famine in Somalia, a spokesman has said, ahead of a Security Council meeting on the crisis in the drought-hit country. The humanitarian crisis is worsening in Somalia with more than 300 deaths from cholera and diarrhea since the beginning of the year, according to U.N.…
  5. Conjoined Twin Sisters Born in West Bank Share One Heart

    Naharnet.com - Health 03.24 / 01:21 naharnet.com
    A Palestinian woman gave birth on Thursday to conjoined twin sisters who share a heart, her husband said, as he  launched an urgent search for funds to pay for their surgical separation …
  6. US plastic surgery, cosmetic spending hits record $15 billion

    Omanobserver.om - Health 03.23 / 19:19 omanobserver.om
    Young women wanting to stop the ageing process and baby boomers aiming to reverse it are turning more to fillers,... The post US plastic surgery, cosmetic spending hits record $15 billion appeared first on Oman…
  7. Statins may up diabetes risk in older women

    Omanobserver.om - Health 03.23 / 19:19 omanobserver.om
    Older women, over 75, taking statins — cholesterol-lowering drugs — may be at 33 per cent increased risk of developing... The post Statins may up diabetes risk in older women appeared first on Oman Obs…
  1. World Cup Inspires Innovation Research in Qatar

    Al-fanarmedia.org - Education 03.28 / 19:23 al-fanarmedia.org
    Practical ideas for life in a hot climate could be useful beyond soccer. The post World Cup Inspires Innovation Research in Qatar appeared first on Al-Fanar…
  2. Archeologists Plan Post-Islamic State Future in Iraq

    Al-fanarmedia.org - Education 03.28 / 12:24 al-fanarmedia.org
    In newly-liberated areas, archeologists have begun assessing the damage done to sites of ancient Iraqi heritage and planning their future. The post Archeologists Plan Post-Islamic State Future in Iraq appeared first on Al-Fanar…
  3. 600 scholarships offered to Chinese students after move to recognise Dubai degrees in China

    Thenational.ae - Education & Family 03.28 / 12:10 thenational.ae
    Amity University, Heriot Watt University, Middlesex University, Curtin University, Emirates Aviation University and Murdoch University are working with the Chinese Services Centre for Scholarship Exchange to enable more Chinese students to study in…
  4. UAE researchers receive UK grants

    Thenational.ae - Education & Family 03.28 / 12:10 thenational.ae
    Teams at Masdar Institute and Khalifa University awarded Dh1.8m each for work in desalination and algae…
  5. Survey to give Emirati youth a voice

    Thenational.ae - Education & Family 03.28 / 12:10 thenational.ae
    The study, announced on Sunday by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will involve about 6,600 people, aged between 15 and…
  6. School subjects require greater relevance to the real world, education chief says

    Thenational.ae - Education & Family 03.28 / 12:10 thenational.ae
    Dino Varkey, chief executive officer of Gems Education, said educators have been slow to offer the kind of studies that will peak children's interest in science and prepare them for the…
  7. Dubai firm helps Syrian refugee children's dreams take flight

    Thenational.ae - Education & Family 03.28 / 12:10 thenational.ae
    Seventy-five Syrian refugee children between ages 8 and 12 took part in the initiative by a Dubai…
  1. Fair fares better than last year

    Omanobserver.om - Books 03.28 / 13:06 omanobserver.om
    The book fair, which will conclude today, is expecting a big footfall over the last weekend. There is everything going... The post Fair fares better than last year appeared first on Oman…
  1. Lower House begins discussing environmental protection bill

    En.ammonnews.net - Arts&Culture 03.29 / 04:11 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - The Lower House on Sunday began deliberations over the environmental protection bill, which aims to regulate and facilitate environmental protection practices taken by stakeholders.According to the draft law, a fund for environmental protection will be formed by the Ministry of…
  2. They tried to put the LGBTI activist Kıvılcım Arat in a men’s detention cell!

    Lgbtinewsturkey.com - Culture 03.28 / 23:09 lgbtinewsturkey.com
    Arat is in custody in Atatürk airport. Source: T24, “Gözaltına alınan LGBTİ aktivisti Kıvılcım Arat’ı nezarethanede erkek bölümüne koymaya çalıştılar!” (They tried to hold the LGBTI activist Kıvılcım Arat in men’s detainment room!), 17 March 2017, http://t24.com.tr/haber/gozaltina-alinan-lgbti-aktivisti-kivilcim-arati-nezarethanede-erkek-bolumune-koymaya-calistilar,394365 Trans activist Kıvılcım Arat’s lawyer met her after she was taken into custody in Istanbul Atatürk International A…
  3. UJ mulls implementing online voting system in student union polls

    En.ammonnews.net - Arts&Culture 03.28 / 23:06 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - With the student union elections approaching, the University of Jordan (UJ) has issued a new set of regulations, with the possibility of implementing an online voting system to avoid any clashes between candidates, according to a UJ statement released Saturday.In the statement,…
  4. Norouz world festivity held in UNESCO's Paris

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture 03.28 / 22:08 irna.ir
    Tehran, March 28, IRNA – Norouz World Festivity held in UNESCO headquarters in Paris and Iran’s permanent representative in UNESCO sponsored the festivity and 12 member countries of Norouz world registration dossier participated in the eve…
  5. Queen Rania visits QRFCC in Amman

    En.ammonnews.net - Arts&Culture 03.28 / 17:24 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, on Tuesday visited the Queen Rania Family and Child Center (QRFCC)’s newest interactive programs for child and family welfare in Jordan.Her Majesty was welcomed by Enaam Barishi, Director General of the Jordan River Foundation (JRF), and Ghada A…
  6. Istanbul LGBTI’s Kıvılcım Arat is taken into custody

    Lgbtinewsturkey.com - Culture 03.28 / 15:03 lgbtinewsturkey.com
    Istanbul LGBTI’s trans activist Kıvılcım Arat was taken into custody at Istanbul Atatürk Airport International Terminal. Arat, whose detainment reason is unknown, was on her way to a women’s rights conference. Source: Yıldız Tar, “İstanbul LGBTİ’den Kıvılcım Arat gözaltına alındı” (“Istanbul LGBTI’s Kıvılcım Arat is taken into custody”), 17 March 2017, Kaos GL, http://kaosgl.org/sayfa.php?id=23328 Istanbul LGBTI Association […]…
  7. Backlash over Brexit Battle of the Legs Headline

    Naharnet.com - Culture 03.28 / 14:17 naharnet.com
    Britain's Daily Mail newspaper faced a backlash Tuesday for comparing the legs on show when British Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon held…
  8. Offend It Like Beckham: England Star Upsets Hong Kong

    Naharnet.com - Culture 03.28 / 14:02 naharnet.com
    David Beckham has scored an own goal on Facebook after upsetting Hong Kongers by lumping their city in with China -- then annoyed mainlanders when he tried to fix his…