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  • Doctors give government 16-day strike notice

    May 28, 2017 7:07 AM 8

    Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Chairman Dr Samuel Oroko( left) and Secretary-General Ouma Oluga address the press on May 27, 2017. (Photo: Boniface Okendo, Standard) The government has been issued with a 16-day ultimatum to complete negotiations on the doctors’ Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Kenya Medical

  • Looming strike as Government is issued with 16 days ultimatum

    May 27, 2017 1:12 PM 4

    The government has been issued with a 16 day ultimatum to complete negotiations on the doctors' Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) lest the medics seek alternative methods to be heard. Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union ( KMPDU) has said 'the last chance' for the Ministry of Health to complete the talks and have the CBA registered

  • Higher sex drive!!- Things you are likely to experience after turning 30

    May 27, 2017 4:50 AM 5

    When you turn 30, upsetting things happen. Apparently. You start to slow down, you ache more, and you probably don't even own a house yet. Yes. Your big birthday party has finished and a deep, harrowing feeling of despair has set in. You might also look forward to putting on weight and getting grey pubic hair. We can't fight it. The human body, as we know, is ever-changing

  • Chocolate may cut risk of irregular heartbeat by a fifth

    May 23, 2017 9:30 PM 3

    From an analysis of more than 55,000 adults from Denmark, researchers found that eating between 2 and 6 ounces of chocolate every week was associated with a 20 percent reduced risk of atrial fibrillation (A-fib). Lead study author Dr. Elizabeth Mostofsky, of the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA, and colleagues

  • W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as First Director General From Africa

    May 23, 2017 5:44 PM 5

    As the head of W.H.O., he promised to pursue health insurance in even the poorest nations, strengthen emergency responses and make the agency more accountable and transparent. He backs greater access to birth control and preventive care for women and is committed to having more gender and ethnic diversity in the agency. He also has promised to fight

  • Ethiopian wins race to be next leader of UN health agency

    May 23, 2017 4:21 PM 3

    Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected as the next director-general of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, becoming the first non-medical doctor and the first African tapped to lead the U.N. health agency. Delegates, health ministers and other high-level

  • Can't sleep? This could be the cause say scientists

    May 22, 2017 6:57 AM 26

    HIGH levels of air pollution could be blamed for a bad night's sleep, research has suggested. People living in areas with raised nitrogen dioxide were found to be up to 60% more likely to suffer from sleep deprivation than those living in areas with lower pollution levels. The study, involving 1,863 people, suggests the impact of air pollution on the respiratory

  • SKIN CARE: Here are tips on how to flaunt that Oily skin

    May 20, 2017 10:07 AM 7

    Oily skin is caused by overactive glands that produce too much sebum. During puberty, increased androgen levels, which are male hormones present in both male and female signals the oil glands of the skin to mature. The good news about Oily skin is that it helps the skin to age slowly with less fine lines and wrinkles.The sad news about Oily skin is that at some point

  • Inflammatory bowel disease symptoms: Crohn’s disease can trigger THIS unexpected pain

    May 19, 2017 7:59 AM 3

    CROHN’S disease and ulcerative colitis - both inflammatory bowel diseases or IBD - can cause severe pain, suffering and symptoms for sufferers. Crohn’s Disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system or gut. Crohn’s can affect any part of the gut, though the most common area affected is the end of the ileum (the last part of the small

  • 10 million people living with hypertension

    May 17, 2017 11:32 AM 14

    Kenyans joined the rest of the world in celebrating the World Hypertension Day at an event held in Uhuru Park today which was marked with free screening of the disease for members of the public. The Ministry of Health in conjunction with other stakeholders organised the event aimed at creating awareness on the disease in the country. According to Healthy