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  • Kenya: Events Show Cholera No Longer Limited to Poor Kenyans

    July 16, 2017 8:08 AM 9

    For years, cholera has been associated with poverty. That is no longer the case. On Friday, three top government officials were treated for cholera-related symptoms after they had meals during a trade fair at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, his Trade counterpart Adan Mohammed and Trade Principal

  • Nairobi County bans open air cooking, food hawking

    July 15, 2017 11:15 AM 6

    No food caterer will be allowed to serve in any event of whatever capacity without public health officials green light, Nairobi County has directed. Hawking of food and open air cooking has also been banned with the Nairobi County Health Committee member Dr Bernard Muia vowing stringent actions following an outbreak of cholera. Dr Muia said on Friday

  • 33 hospitalised with cholera in Nairobi

    July 15, 2017 10:06 AM 7

    Thirty three cholera victims are hospitalised various health facilities in Nairobi, county executive Dr Benard Muia says. In the past two months, 96 cholera cases have been confirmed in the city out the county official said. On Friday, three top government officials and several staff from the Trade and the Treasury ministries were treated for cholera-related

  • Increasing Antibiotics Use Will Fuel the Demand for Global Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Market

    July 15, 2017 2:57 AM 3

    Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/14/2017 -- Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection in the female reproductive system that includes ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix. Pelvic inflammation is generally caused by a sexually transmitted infection, like gonorrhea and chlamydia. Between 10% to 20% of women with gonococcal infection and 20% to 40% of women

  • Haiti to receive $40.5 million from the UN to combat cholera epidemic

    July 13, 2017 10:29 PM 9

    The General Assembly at the United Nations met and adopted a resolution yesterday to transfer a substantial amount of unused aid to Haiti to help it combat the cholera outbreak. The UN chief and the members have thus agreed to ask the member states to wave off a return of $40.5 million and transfer it to Haiti that is presently gripped with a cholera

  • Nairobians eating meat with high toxin levels

    July 13, 2017 6:28 AM 7

    Most of the meat eaten in Nairobi has high levels of toxins, according to a survey on slaughterhouses. This is because livestock eat plastics. The study found that three out of five cows slaughtered in one abattoir had eaten plastic bags. Speaking recently at the United Nations office in Nairobi, a researcher at the International Livestock Research Institute

  • Admin to get tough on COTPA violations

    July 13, 2017 6:17 AM 18

    Jamshedpur, July 12: District administration has lined up for harsher penalties for violators of The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003. In addition, Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee, Mango Notified Area Committee and Jugsalai municipality have also been asked to raid those shops and locations where tobacco products are being sold without

  • House Republicans to offer bill to help parents of critically ill British child

    July 11, 2017 7:16 PM 2

    House Republicans are stepping in to help the parents of Charlie Gard, the critically ill British child at the center of an international debate over whether the government can make life and death decisions. Gard was born with a rare genetic condition called encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS) and is unable to move or breathe

  • Science says: even smelling food might make you gain weight

    July 11, 2017 12:02 AM 8

    Researchers at UC Berkeley are trying to make life just a little but tougher, with news that just smelling food could cause weight gain. The just-released study, published in Cell Metabolism last week, indicates that the body’s sense of smell is linked to its decision to store fat, rather than burn it off. Before you give up, it’s best to keep in mind that the study

  • Grim reaper: Kenya’s number one killer disease with over 21,000 casualties in 2016

    July 9, 2017 5:42 AM 5

    Reports in the month of May 2016 claimed that in 2015, pneumonia dislodged malaria as the top killer of Kenyans with deaths resulting from HIV, Tuberculosis (TB) and meningitis declining. This brief will be looking at the registered deaths in Kenya by major causes over a five-year period. Chart 1 above shows the registered deaths by diseases causing