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  • Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

    June 23, 2017 4:46 PM

    NAIROBI, Kenya — “Several” participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera, the Kenya Medical Association said Friday. Rapid screening tests were positive for cholera as further tests were underway to confirm the diagnosis, the association said in a statement. “We are, however

  • Doctor says 27 colleagues have cholera after Weston Hotel saga

    June 23, 2017 4:43 PM 1

    By MUTHONI WAWERU, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23 – At least 27 cholera cases have been confirmed following tests conducted on doctors who were attending a conference at a Nairobi hotel. In a phone interview with Capital FM News Dr Simon King’ondu, a gynecologist who was at the conference said the doctors are admitted to various hospitals for treatment

  • 10 hospitalised following suspected cholera outbreak at Weston Hotel

    June 22, 2017 1:18 PM 1

    A cholera outbreak has been reported in Nairobi's Weston Hotel where doctors were attending a science conference. According to the Nairobi County government health official, Bernard Muia, the guests started experiencing symptoms similar to those of cholera such as vomiting and intense diarrhoea. Muia said that out of the 400 people in attendance at the conference

  • Breast feeding could cut heart attack and stroke risk in mothers

    June 22, 2017 9:46 AM 13

    Research has found that breast feeding is not only good for babies, it’s good for mothers too Breast feeding is not only good for babies — it can also reduce a mother’s risk of heart attack or stroke, research has shown. Scientists found that women who breast-fed their babies were significantly less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke in later

  • Vitamin A deficiency may increase risk of tuberculosis

    June 13, 2017 11:16 AM 9

    People with low levels of vitamin A are 10 times more likely to contract tuberculosis from those who are already infected with the disease, a new Harvard study has warned. Vitamin A supplementation might be an important part of controlling the spread of tuberculosis (TB) - one of the leading causes of death worldwide, researchers said. grammes per litre

  • Information key to eliminating HIV among adolescents

    June 10, 2017 6:27 AM 12

    The youth and adolescents go through various reproductive health challenges and concerns during transition to adulthood. Lack of reproductive health information and services, negative attitudes of health workers, limited youth friendly services, stigma and discrimination and influence of the media make young people more vulnerable to HIV. Different interventions

  • ‘It looked like they pulled a toddler out of my belly’

    June 8, 2017 5:10 AM 58

    Christine Corbitt from America give birth to a 6kg baby0:34 AN AMERICAN mother knew her stomach was undeniably huge when she approached her due date. But Christine Corbitt from Florida didn’t know just how big until Carleigh Brooke arrived via C-section last month weighing in at 13 pounds, 5 ounces (6kg). “It looked like they pulled a toddler out of my belly

  • New study reveals that marriage may be good for heart health

    June 7, 2017 4:39 PM 6

    Marriage is good for heart health, a new study suggests. Experts have found that people living with any of the three biggest risk factors for heart disease have higher survival rates if they are married. The study, which is to be presented to the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester, examined data on more than 900,000 patients with high blood

  • Legal or illegal? Stalemate as nurses’ union ‘boss’ terms strike illegal

    June 7, 2017 10:34 AM 6

    The Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Chairman, John Bii, has disowned the ongoing nurses’ strike terming it illegal and accusing Secretary General, Seth Panyako, of using the strike to gain political mileage. Speaking in Eldoret on Tuesday, May 6, Bii called upon all nurses in the country to resume work immediately. KNUN, through Ag. Secretary General

  • Strike looms as Tufts nurses to reject contract

    June 7, 2017 4:30 AM 5

    Nurses are expected to reject a modified contract from Tufts Medical Center, bringing them one step closer to Boston’s first nurses strike in more than 30 years — a possibility that has already cost the hospital $1 million in preparations. Tufts has brought $30 million in investments to the negotiating table to address wage, staffing and pension issues