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  • AMREF, Chase Bank Foundations partner to train midwives

    March 16, 2014 12:05 PM 53

    AMREF Head of Programmes Mette Kinoti said the expectant mothers in the rural areas find it hard to access health care as compared to those in the urban set up. “Just like any other medical profession the challenges are biggest in the rural areas and the longest distances to facilities that have midwives are in the rural areas.” “This is the reason why we need to increase

  • Maternal deaths weigh down families

    March 14, 2014 3:27 PM 33

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 14 – A survey conducted jointly by the government and Non-Governmental Organisations has revealed that maternal deaths cost families a third of their annual income. According to Lead Researcher with the Kenya Medical Research Institute Frank Odhiambo, the death of the women causes economic disruption as it limits the family sources

  • More fish intake boosts good cholesterol level: study | HEALTH

    March 12, 2014 12:23 AM 21

    ISLAMABAD: A recent study conducted by the University of Eastern Finland showed that increased intake of fatty fish can boost the level of high density lipoprotein (HDL) know as the good cholesterol. Fish consumption has long been believed to be good for health and people with higher levels of HDL tend to have lower risks of cardiovascular diseases

  • No, it's NOT spinach: The real-life Popeye who injects himself with a potentially lethal cocktail of oil and ALCOHOL to grow monster arms

    March 11, 2014 12:59 PM 29

    Bodybuilders in Brazil are risking death by injecting themselves with a potentially lethal cocktail of oil and alcohol to pump up their muscles. Arlindo de Souza has grown 29in biceps - the biggest in Brazil - after injecting the filler into his body, where it causes appearance of swollen muscles. But even he admits it can cause dangerous infections

  • Mother blamed for tragedy during childbirth

    March 6, 2014 9:11 PM 37

    Updated Thursday, March 6th 2014 at 22:07 GMT +3 Nyeri, Kenya: A mother has been blamed for the death of her infant who plunged to the floor during labour at the Nyeri Provincial Hospital labour ward early this year. Reports by the Nyeri county government and the national government on the death of the infant on January 16 have largely blamed the mother’s

  • Margaret Kenyatta: Together we can make a difference!

    March 2, 2014 6:37 AM 21

    Posted by Opinion Leaders on March 2, 2014 My name is Margaret Kenyatta, First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, a mother to three lovely children and I can say without hesitation that it is unbelievably moving to hold your healthy baby in your arms. This knowledge, that you hold the future of your family, the community and ultimately of this nation in your hands

  • Hospital officials to face action for woman’s death

    March 2, 2014 12:08 AM 31

    Updated Saturday, March 1st 2014 at 23:09 GMT +3 Taita-Taveta, Kenya: Taita-Taveta County government has initiated disciplinary action against health officials following the death of an expectant woman at a local public hospital. This comes after the technical team appointed by the Governor John Mruttu recommended that action be taken against authorities

  • Change of plans as Kakamega County opts to build new hospital

    February 28, 2014 9:19 AM 21

    Updated Wednesday, February 26th 2014 at 23:52 GMT +3 The Kakamega County Government has shelved plans to renovate the ancient general hospital which is symptomatic of the county’s ailing health infrastructure. Established in 1922 as a military camp, the rundown hospital is also the county’s main medical facility serving all 12 constituencies

  • Study: Older fathers bring higher risk of psychiatric disorders

    February 28, 2014 4:51 AM 30

    Children at greater risk of autism spectrum, ADHD, bipolar disorders Do men have a biological clock of sorts? A large new study suggests they may. Compared to younger fathers, older fathers' children were found to be significantly more at risk for a host of psychiatric disorders, according to the study, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry

  • Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates

    February 27, 2014 5:49 PM 35

    Updated Wednesday, February 26th 2014 at 11:36 GMT +3 Paris, France: Investigations in nine European countries have given statistical backing to claims that patients' lives may be at risk when nurses are overworked, specialists said on Wednesday. Published in The Lancet, the study touches on a sensitive topic in countries where health budgets are under