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  • Over 1,000 Kenyan health workers down tools in Mombasa

    February 23, 2017 4:22 PM 7

    More than 1,000 clinical officers, nutritionists, laboratory technicians, mortuary attendants and other 13 cadres of health workers went on strike on Thursday in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa, demanding allowance harmonisation. The health staff left their work stations complaining that the national government awarded nurses a quantum service allowance

  • Canadians born in 2030 forecast to live 4 years longer than previous generation

    February 22, 2017 7:36 PM 17

    Women in Canada projected to live to 87, men to 84, but South Korean women lead world at 91 Canadians born in 2030 will live longer by a few years — to age 84 for a man and 87 for a woman — than the preceding generation, according to a U.K. study that projects life expectancies in 35 industrialized countries will continue to climb. The study was led by Prof. Majid

  • Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

    February 22, 2017 2:42 AM 7

    LONDON (AP) — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 — with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 — Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts. Scientists once thought an average life expectancy beyond 90 was impossible but medical advances

  • Traders ask Kenya to lift ban on Uganda poultry products

    February 20, 2017 1:57 PM 5

    Traders in Busia County have asked the Kenyan government to lift a ban on imports of poultry products from Uganda. The Kenyan government in mid-January banned the imports following the outbreak of avian flu in the country. Speaking to nation.co.ke on Monday, the traders, led by Eggs Suppliers Union representative Erick Osumba, said the ban will push traders

  • Kenya: Raila Odinga's Daughter Admitted to City Hospital

    February 20, 2017 9:40 AM 6

    Copyright © 2017 The Nation. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here. AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other

  • Tanzania threatens to reveal 'list of gay people'

    February 19, 2017 9:56 AM 4

    DAR ES SALAAM: Tanzania announced plans to publish a list of gay people allegedly selling sex online on Saturday just days after shutting down dozens of AIDS clinics accused of promoting homosexuality. The country's deputy health minister Hamisi Kigwangalla said on Twitter that the government was investigating "the homosexuality syndicate" and would

  • Kenya: BAT case to avoid health costs goes up in smoke

    February 17, 2017 8:25 PM 4

    Cigarette manufacturers will contribute a percentage of their profits to cater for adverse effects of tobacco use, a court has ruled. They will also have to publish graphic images on their packaging to warn the public against tobacco use. A three-judge bench of the Court of Appeal dismissed an application by British American Tobacco Limited challenging

  • Excess weight in youth can cause stomach cancer

    February 17, 2017 7:48 AM 4

    An overweight youth in his early 20s is three times more at risk of developing cancer of either the oesophagus (food pipe) or upper stomach in adulthood, researchers have warned. The findings showed that those who are overweight at the age of 20 are nearly 60-80 per cent more likely to develop these cancers in later life, compared to those who maintained

  • LSK optimistic of end to doctors' strike as talks resume

    February 16, 2017 7:51 PM 4

    A fresh round of talks between doctors and the government is expected to begin Friday after doctors’ union officials requested a day to relax following their release from prison on Wednesday. It is expected that the mediation will be concluded in seven days as per the Court of Appeal order. The new panel will be led by a team from the Law Society of Kenya

  • Biosensor Able to Detect HIV Only One Week After Infection

    February 16, 2017 6:54 PM 3

    In addition, the total test time is 4 hours, 45 minutes, meaning clinical results could be obtained on the same day. The research is published today in the journal PLOS ONE. The biosensor combines micromechanical silicon structures with gold nanoparticles, both functionalised with p24-specific antibodies. At the end of the immunoassay procedure, p24 is sandwiched