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  • NHIF pays out Sh1bn for C-section child deliveries

    April 17, 2017 8:42 PM 7

    NHIF payouts for Caesarean section operations have for the first time crossed the Sh1 billion mark in a year, highlighting the cost burden of the procedure to insurers. Official records show that 24,492 mothers covered by the National Hospital Insurance Fund opted for C-section — a surgical operation to help deliver a baby — in the first half of 2016, from 22,411 in a similar

  • Oldest genetic disorder few Kenyans know about

    April 17, 2017 6:13 AM 10

    Today, Kenya joins the globe in celebrating the triumphs of persons with a bleeding disorder known as Haemophilia. From writings of rabbinical readings, haemophilia existed as early as the 2nd century, AD, in the laws and traditions that gave reprieve for baby boys from being circumcised especially if their two older brothers died during the rite of passage

  • World Haemophilia Day 2017: Natural Home Remedies to Prevent Excess Bleeding

    April 17, 2017 6:13 AM 8

    World Haemophilia Day is observed on 17th April across the globe to draw attention to this inherent genetic disorder that affects millions of people. Haemophilia or hemophilia is a condition where the body's ability to stop bleeding by making the blood clot is impaired. So if a person suffers from an injury, it leads to easy bruising or excessive bleeding

  • Canada set to unveil legislation legalising cannabis

    April 13, 2017 7:57 AM 6

    By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, OTTAWA, Canada, Apr 13 – The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil legislation on Thursday to fully legalize recreational marijuana use, making Canada only the second country to do so, after Uruguay. Its legalization and regulation would follow in 2018, in time for Canada’s national day on July 1. The country’s

  • Grey Hair Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Disease In Men

    April 10, 2017 9:49 AM 6

    If you’ve got grey hair, it could mean you also have an increased risk of heart disease. New research suggests getting those salt and pepper tones is linked to an increased risk of heart disease in men. The study of more than 500 men found that those with the whitest hair had the most increased risk of coronary artery disease, independent of chronological

  • Six-month-old dies of swine flu

    April 9, 2017 12:34 AM 2

    Virus causing infection among children even in summer Amidst concerns of swine flu virus mutations, a six-month child succumbed to the virus at the State-run Gandhi Hospital on Saturday. Hospital authorities said the child had been admitted for a congenital heart problem at the hospital about four days ago and had also shown lung problems including pneumonia

  • Autism Speaks Benefit Light Up The Blues Announces It Will Postpone Its Annual Concert Until 2018

    April 7, 2017 2:02 PM 3

    Light Up The Blues Concert—An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks celebrated its 4th annual event last year at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre with Neil Young, The Rides (featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Barry Goldberg), Jakob Dylan, The War On Drugs, Nikka Costa, Chris Stills and emcee Jack Black, plus three artists with autism

  • Traditional values, Yoga helpful in treating depression: Prez

    April 7, 2017 11:05 AM 5

    New Delhi, Apr 7 (PTI) President Pranab Mukherjee today said traditional Indian values and Yoga can become good mechanisms to support people suffering from mental health disorders and noted that social stigma attached to such conditions remains a "major" problem in India. On World Health Day, which focuses on depression this year, Mukherjee said that this condition

  • Common ‘harmless’ virus can cause THIS disease

    April 7, 2017 10:30 AM 7

    COELIAC disease could be triggered with a common, harmless virus - experts have found. The reovirus - which is only thought to cause mild or harmless symptoms in humans, can trigger the immune system response to gluten that leads to ceoliac disease. New research from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found

  • Obama's inaction on Syria has put President Trump in an impossible situation

    April 6, 2017 8:12 PM 4

    President Trump initially hoped to reach an accord with Putin covering a number of outstanding issues including pacification in Syria. But, as we all know, no good intention in our raucous world goes unpunished. So, I anticipate no relief for the Syrian people so callously abandoned by Obama. However, we should with others provide sanctuary for those