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  • Loneliness as deadly as obesity

    August 6, 2017 9:01 PM 16

    Social isolation also tied to increased risk of premature death Loneliness may be a greater public health hazard than obesity, according to a study which found that social isolation may put people at an increased risk of early death. "Being connected to others socially is widely considered a fundamental human need -crucial to both well-being and survival

  • Death toll from swine flu reaches six in Nepal

    August 4, 2017 1:55 AM 20

    Death toll due to H1N1 influenza in Nepal reached six on 3 August after a 37-year-old woman, who was admitted to intensive care unit of Green City Hospital, Kathmandu, died of swine flu in the course of treatment. The Central Diagnostic Laboratory and Research Centre confirmed the cause of Sabina Thapa's death and sent a report to Epidemiology and Disease

  • Officer speaks on bird that flew 5,700km from Russia

    August 3, 2017 5:38 AM 25

    For the past two years, Corporal Gladys Gathogo has taken keen interest in birds. This was never the case before, but her experience with a strange bird believed to have come from Russia changed all this. At around 6pm on January 22, 2015, a Steppe Eagle landed right at the gate of Makongeni Police Station, along Jogoo Road. One of the two people passing

  • Amazing reasons why you should have sex everyday

    August 2, 2017 6:15 AM 27

    According to a study at the Boston University of Public Health, frequent ejaculation plays a greater part in lowering prostate cancer. Not ejaculating leads to swelling since the fluid stays in the gland which may later lead to serious problems. During sex with your partner, your body (the brain) releases endorphins (happy hormones) and oxytocin which

  • Woman in intensive care with ectopic pregnancy discovers her partner is cheating

    August 2, 2017 1:51 AM 4

    A MUM who nearly died after suffering an ectopic pregnancy has told of her heartbreak after discovering her boyfriend was cheating on her as she lay critical in hospital. Kirsty Rathbone, 27, from Liverpool, was stunned when Gary Edwards’ mistress called her out of the blue and exposed his betrayal as she mourned for their baby, reports The Sun. She also revealed

  • Inflammation breakthrough: Blood test could identify this life-threatening disease

    August 1, 2017 4:57 PM 4

    INFLAMMATION is the cause of a number of conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome or ME. Researchers have discovered how to identify the potentially-fatal auto-immune condition with a blood test. Scientists have found a way to accurately diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). A study by Stanford

  • Doctor found dead at Kenyatta Hospital parking lot

    July 31, 2017 1:51 PM 23

    Nairobi, Kenya: A medical doctor was found dead in his car hours after he had finished his night shift at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Dr Paul Koigi Ngugi was found dead in his car that had been parked at the KNH parking yard long after he had gone missing. He was on duty on Saturday night. His colleagues at the institution said he left for home and had not complained

  • KNH nurses down tools in solidarity with county colleagues

    July 31, 2017 11:25 AM 16

    Nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital have joined the ongoing nationwide nurses’ job boycott. The strike to push for recognition and implementation of the caregivers’ Collective Bargaining Agreement entered its 58th day on Monday. While citing heavy workloads, the KNH nurses said they had decided to go on strike in solidarity with their colleagues in the counties

  • Big Kev passes on after losing battle to cancer

    July 30, 2017 5:54 AM 37

    The entertainment fraternity is mourning the loss of one of its own after the sad news of Big Kev’s death broke. Kevin Ombajo the CEO of Trublaq and former Capital FM employee had been battling cancer which left him in and out of hospitals. Early last year after he was admitted at the Nairobi hospital for surgery, his loved ones came in numbers to visit

  • Fear as three dead, 33 treated of cholera

    July 25, 2017 9:12 PM 25

    Panic has gripped Kisumu County and its environs after a cholera outbreak killed three people and left 35 admitted to hospital. Two of those who succumbed were inmates at Kodiaga Maximum Security Prison while the third one lived in Otongolo, a neighbouring community. County health officials said they were battling the disease but feared it could get out of control