Health


Plant-based diet helps beat diabetes

by Sarah Westcott/The Daily Express
Photo supplied
Millions of people with diabetes should eat a vegetarian diet to help reverse the killer condition, doctors say

read more
Blankets and pillows put babies at risk: study
Soft objects and loose bedding — such as thick blankets, quilts and pillows — can obstruct an infant’s airway and pose a risk of suffocation, according to a research.

Too much junk food leads to memory loss: study
An American study has revealed clear results on memory impairment

India to raise age for tobacco purchases, ban single sales
The plans, proposed by an expert panel, will need final approval by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet and parliament to become law


More in Health
Dutch check other farms after bird flu outbreak
Dutch officials were on Monday checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following an outbreak in a central village of the virus which could infect humans.
Reassuring news on cancer risk from IVF drugs - study
A long-term study of women who used ovary-stimulating hormones for fertility treatment found no widespread evidence of a higher cancer risk, researchers said on Monday.
One foreign health worker dies, five infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in UAE
WAM said the six were all first aid service personnel from the Philippines working with the UAE Interior Ministry in the city of Al Ain.
Another Saudi MERS death raises kingdom toll to 67
Saudi health authorities announced another death caused by the MERS virus in Riyadh, bringing the nationwide toll to 67
Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to kids' arteries
Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children's arteries - increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes when they grow up
Hookah is not harmless: experts
Smoking hookah can be addictive and harmful, though many dabblers may not realize the dangers, according to a new review
Tuna study reveals oil pollution causes heart problems
The reason people have more heart attacks when air pollution levels rise may have been revealed by a study on the impact of the BP oil spill on tuna, scientists said
Diabetes can cause permanent damage to vital body organs
Diabetes is a serious disease which can cause permanent damage to key organs, and should be taken seriously.
More evidence e-cigs may help in quitting tobacco
Electronic cigarette users followed over a year reduced or quit using tobacco cigarettes in large numbers and were less prone to resume smoking, at least in the short term.
HIV drugs may get new role in fighting cancer
A type of HIV medicine that stops the AIDS virus from entering immune system cells could in future be put to work against cancer in new combination therapies being developed by drug companies.
Experts urge renewed push on US-Thai HIV vaccine
Health experts on Thursday called for trials of an HIV vaccine under development in Thailand to be speeded up following recent setbacks in other efforts to end the AIDS epidemic.
Studies say Halal meat is healthier
Studies have shown that halal slaughter protects consumers from many diseases
Ten million more people advised to take HIV drugs: UN
The UN agency's previous treatment guidelines, set down in 2010, called for drug initiation when the tally of CD4 cells -- the key immune cells targeted by HIV -- reached 350 cells or less per microlitre of blood.
People with HIV suffer increased risk of heart attacks
Being HIV-positive raises a person's heart attack risk by about 50 percent, said a study released Monday that confirms earlier findings. The study looked at 82,459 US veterans, the vast majority of them men
The fight against childhood obesity
Children across the world are becoming overweight and it is of serious concern to medical professionals

POPULAR IN TIMES
Salalah airport opening date announced
First commercial flight will land at the new Salalah airport in April, 2015, said a top official of Oman Airport Management Company
Peshawar attack: Pakistani expats in Oman feel devastated
Pakistani community in Oman united in condemning the terror attack on Tuesday. Expatriates urged the nation to stand united above every other consideration and called for tangible action
Oman investors lose OMR2.2 billion as oil prices decline
Dipping oil prices have wiped out almost 1,900 points of the Muscat Securities Market in more than two months but experts say that investors should not panic
Over 120 people, mostly children, killed in Taliban high school attack in Pakistan
About 500 students and teachers were believed to be inside at the time of attack
More companies face tax bills to shore up Oman’s revenues
In the wake of the falling crude prices, the Government is taking steps to cut expenditures and shore up its revenues
Remove stickers on cars or face fines, warns Royal Oman Police
Meanwhile, a number of motorists have called on the ROP to extend the period till December 31
Women in Oman dump survey report, say their pay on par with men
Women professionals in Oman say that the employment opportunities and pay structures here are equal to men when compared to other GCC countries where they are paid less than men.
Oman National Transport Company to upgrade public buses to global standards
According to officials, more new buses will be introduced by the company, so that people depend more on public transport and reduce the use of light vehicles
Omani scientist battles ‘Witches’ Broom’
For generations many Omani farmers depended on lime as a major part of their livelihoods, but the Witches’ Broom Disease led to a severe setback
Jaw-dropping photos of Oman captured by travel photographer
He has been 'profoundly' enchanted by his visit to the Sultanate
84% of Majlis Al Shura members approve ban on alcohol in Oman
Humaid Al Nasri, Majlis Al Shura member, told Times of Oman, members have supported a ban and punishment for anyone who manufactures, drinks and conducts business in alcohol
80 Comments
Is Oman one step closer to alcohol ban?
A proposal from the Majlis Al Shura for a total ban on alcohol has won approval from members. But the move has already attracted critics who fear its impact on tourism and foreign investment
12 Comments
Unified driving licence in GCC: Royal Oman Police
A unified driving licence will come into force from January 1, 2015, Royal Oman Police (ROP) said in a circular
4 Comments
Majlis Al Shura members vote to ban sheesha cafes in Oman
Majlis Al Shura members have voted for a ban on sheesha cafes in Oman in view of the health risks associated with them
3 Comments
Increase in gas price in Oman necessary
Initially, there may be a problem but in the long term the impact will be absorbed, say experts
1 Comments
‘Genetic blood disorder affects all Oman tribes’
The high prevalence of blood disorders in Oman can be attributed to the practice of marrying a close relative, says an expert, urging prospective couples to take the premarital genetic tests
1 Comments
No two-month job visa ban for expatriates in Oman
There is no two-month ban in place while issuing fresh job visas for expatriates who are eligible to join a new employer, a reliable source in the Royal Oman Police (ROP) said.
1 Comments
VIDEO: Majlis Al Shura votes for ban on alcohol and other top stories
Round up of local and other top stories in 60 seconds
1 Comments
Pluto-bound spacecraft ends hibernation to start mission
After nine years and a journey of 3 billion miles, Nasa’s New Horizons robotic probe awoke from hibernation on Saturday to begin an unprecedented mission to study the icy dwarf planet Pluto
1 Comments
Majlis Al Shura seeks to host Oman's higher education minister
In accordance with Article 58 of the Basic Law of State, upon a request signed by at least 16 members of Majlis Al Shura, any of the serving ministers may be subject to interpellation
1 Comments
84% of Majlis Al Shura members approve ban on alcohol in Oman
Humaid Al Nasri, Majlis Al Shura member, told Times of Oman, members have supported a ban and punishment for anyone who manufactures, drinks and conducts business in alcohol
80 Comments
Is Oman one step closer to alcohol ban?
A proposal from the Majlis Al Shura for a total ban on alcohol has won approval from members. But the move has already attracted critics who fear its impact on tourism and foreign investment
12 Comments
Majlis Al Shura members vote to ban sheesha cafes in Oman
Majlis Al Shura members have voted for a ban on sheesha cafes in Oman in view of the health risks associated with them
3 Comments
No two-month job visa ban for expatriates in Oman
There is no two-month ban in place while issuing fresh job visas for expatriates who are eligible to join a new employer, a reliable source in the Royal Oman Police (ROP) said.
1 Comments
‘Genetic blood disorder affects all Oman tribes’
The high prevalence of blood disorders in Oman can be attributed to the practice of marrying a close relative, says an expert, urging prospective couples to take the premarital genetic tests
1 Comments
Increase in gas price in Oman necessary
Initially, there may be a problem but in the long term the impact will be absorbed, say experts
1 Comments
VIDEO: Majlis Al Shura votes for ban on alcohol and other top stories
Round up of local and other top stories in 60 seconds
1 Comments
Oman's Majlis Al Shura to debate curbs on serving liquor to citizens
Shura members will also discuss whether the ban should include serving of liquor in public places like hotels
7 Comments
Unified driving licence in GCC: Royal Oman Police
A unified driving licence will come into force from January 1, 2015, Royal Oman Police (ROP) said in a circular
4 Comments
Majlis Al Shura seeks to host Oman's higher education minister
In accordance with Article 58 of the Basic Law of State, upon a request signed by at least 16 members of Majlis Al Shura, any of the serving ministers may be subject to interpellation
1 Comments




LATEST IN TIMES