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  • KNH nurses down tools in solidarity with county colleagues

    July 31, 2017 11:25 AM 26

    Nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital have joined the ongoing nationwide nurses’ job boycott. The strike to push for recognition and implementation of the caregivers’ Collective Bargaining Agreement entered its 58th day on Monday. While citing heavy workloads, the KNH nurses said they had decided to go on strike in solidarity with their colleagues in the counties

  • Big Kev passes on after losing battle to cancer

    July 30, 2017 5:54 AM 48

    The entertainment fraternity is mourning the loss of one of its own after the sad news of Big Kev’s death broke. Kevin Ombajo the CEO of Trublaq and former Capital FM employee had been battling cancer which left him in and out of hospitals. Early last year after he was admitted at the Nairobi hospital for surgery, his loved ones came in numbers to visit

  • Fear as three dead, 33 treated of cholera

    July 25, 2017 9:12 PM 36

    Panic has gripped Kisumu County and its environs after a cholera outbreak killed three people and left 35 admitted to hospital. Two of those who succumbed were inmates at Kodiaga Maximum Security Prison while the third one lived in Otongolo, a neighbouring community. County health officials said they were battling the disease but feared it could get out of control

  • Breastfeeding helps mothers as well: Expert

    July 24, 2017 8:30 PM 21

    PATNA: World Breastfeeding Week, an initiative of the Unicef to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world, will be observed across the state from August 1 to 7. The aim will be to support breastfeeding mothers through community, friends and childcare providers as the awareness level is still very poor in the state. According

  • Don't ignore that sore throat on your child, it can cause heart diseases

    July 23, 2017 6:12 AM 32

    Do you know that a sore throat and tonsils among children below fifteen years of age is a recipe of heart complications? Yes it is, a fact that many parents and caregivers ignore. The heart is the life organ. Any time the heart fails death can occur and if interfered with can cause lifelong effects among individuals. The mater Hospital organized a free heart

  • HIV and Cancer Teams Double up to Seek Out New Disease Killers

    July 23, 2017 5:08 AM 14

    London: HIV experts at an international conference starting on Saturday are keenly courting colleagues in oncology to explore whether advances in harnessing the immune system against cancer can help the search for a cure for AIDS. The two diseases, while very different in many ways, have some key crossover points when it comes to developing new treatments

  • WHO Sees High Risk From Kenya Cholera Outbreak

    July 21, 2017 9:42 PM 11

    The disease is spread by ingesting fecal matter. GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of cholera in Kenya poses a high risk to the region and a moderate threat globally, the World Health Organization said on Friday, after delegates at two international conferences were hit. The spread of the disease has surged since April, affecting the capital Nairobi, a major

  • WATCH: Bengaluru man strums guitar during brain surgery

    July 21, 2017 2:38 PM 60

    An Indian musician who strummed a guitar during brain surgery to treat painful muscle spasms in his hand says he hopes to release his first album next year. Abhishek Prasad, an IT worker turned musician from Bengaluru, suffered from a disorder called musician's dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions. In Prasad's case, three fingers on his left hand would

  • Valencia Gardens restaurant closed over health concerns

    July 20, 2017 9:34 PM 39

    Only one of the two Nairobi hospitality outlets ordered shut on Wednesday has complied with the Ministry of Health's directive to close until medical investigations are completed. On Thursday, the Valencia Gardens restaurant shut its gates, denying customers access to the premises. At the gate of the restaurant’s headquarters in Lavington is a poster

  • Kidero closes down school in Mukuru slum at risk of cholera

    July 20, 2017 9:00 PM 20

    Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has ordered the closure of a primary school in Mukuru Kwa Reuben for fear of another cholera outbreak. Kidero directed the county health department to close down Tina's Education Centre, which has been a victim of poor waste disposal and management. He said the school was a public health risk as raw sewage flows into the small