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  • Ten police officers admitted to Sinai Hospital, Rongai with cholera symptoms

    September 3, 2017 7:46 AM 11

    Ten police officers have been quarantined in a hospital in Rongai after showing cholera symptoms. The officers were part of a team that had been camping in hostels at the Multimedia University ready for action over the Supreme Court ruling. Police said the victims started to complain of stomach pain and diarrhea before they were rushed to Sinai Hospital

  • Ten police officers quarantined in Sinai Hospital, Rongai over cholera

    September 3, 2017 7:44 AM 11

    Ten police officers have been quarantined in a hospital in Rongai after showing cholera symptoms. The officers were part of a team that had been camping in hostels at the Multimedia University ready for action over the Supreme Court ruling. Police said the victims started to complain of stomach pain and diarrhea before they were rushed to Sinai Hospital

  • For breast cancer, screening in hospital is not the first step

    September 3, 2017 6:50 AM 13

    Breast cancer presents in several forms, according to Dr Esther Wanjohi, a reproductive health specialist at Nairobi Hospital. "It could be a sore spot, a lump, a disturbed skin patch, or any kind of disturbance on the breast," Wanjohi points out. Breast Self-Examination (BSE), Masha says, can help one spot a lump, a pimple, or an unusual mass. She adds, as long as a person

  • Why checking your son’s testicles could determine your future as a grandparent

    August 31, 2017 4:49 AM 14

    You are however bound to miss out on crucial parenting information such as information about undescended testicles. As a baby boy grows inside the mother’s womb, the testicles form inside his abdomen then drop down to the scrotum. However, sometimes they fail to drop hence causing cryptorchidism. Undescended testicles (cryptorchidism) are testicles that have not dropped

  • Sierra Leone News: Ebola survivor research confirms disabilities and blurred vision « Awoko Newspaper

    August 28, 2017 11:56 AM 6

    A new research conducted by the Liverpool University’s Institute of Transnational Medicine and the School of Tropical Medicine has shown that there is need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors. This is because almost 80% of Ebola survivors interviewed were found to have major limitations in mobility, cognition and vision. The scale of the 2014-2016 West African

  • Swine flu kills over 1,000 Indians in 2017, worst outbreak since 2009-10

    August 26, 2017 4:37 AM 19

    This year's death toll is over four times higher than last year death toll of 265. Deaths from swine flu have more than quadrupled year-on-year, with 1,094 people succumbing to it in 2017, according to data released by the union health ministry. In august alone, close to 350 died because of the deadly disease. This year's death toll is over four times

  • In less than a month, 8 swine flu patients die

    August 25, 2017 5:01 AM 14

    Sending alarm bells ringing, in less than one month, 8 patients have died of swine flu causing concern for health officers and indicating fast spray of H1N1 virus. Earlier, there were 6 deaths of swine flu, but 2 more swine flu patients died on Thursday and including two more deaths there are now total 8 deaths of swine flu in city. Among the patients

  • Cholera outbreak recorded in part of Kilifi

    August 24, 2017 9:04 PM 7

    Kilifi town and its environs have been put on high alert following an outbreak of cholera at Kiwandani village in the town's suburb. Consequently, the authorities have declared a ban on the sale of food in kiosks and other outdoor places. The first five victims had come into contact with a child who died on August 14 as a result of acute diarrhoea and vomiting

  • Uganda declared free of bird flu, following tests

    August 24, 2017 10:43 AM 8

    Uganda has been declared free of bird flu after the latest set of tests on poultry and wild birds returned negative. Christopher Kibazanga, the minister of state for agriculture, announced the news on Saturday. “Uganda is free from the highly pathogenic bird flu,” he told reporters, marking the end of an outbreak that started back in January – more than eight

  • Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

    August 23, 2017 8:36 AM 12

    Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after using products such as baby powder. The California jury’s decision marks the largest award yet in a string of lawsuits that claim the firm did not adequately warn about cancer risks from talc-based products. “We will appeal today’s verdict