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  • Nurses grumble after deal to end strike

    December 22, 2013 5:55 PM 36

    KNUN Secretary General Seth Panyako disowned the agreement signed between the government and health officials adding that his union was not fully involved, and concerns raised by the health workers were not addressed. The other unions include the Kenya Health Professionals’ Union (KHPU) and the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentist Union

  • Report: Most chicken tests positive for food contamination

    December 20, 2013 4:26 PM 46

    Two reports released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trust and Consumer Reports say the threat of salmonella and other bacteria in store-bought chicken is far greater than previously expected. Consumer Reports tested 300 store-bought chicken breasts, including samples labeled antibiotic-free and organic, and found contamination in almost all of them. Those

  • I’m here to help, not curtail liberties – Mututho

    December 20, 2013 7:25 AM 24

    Though well recognised for the Mututho laws, the former Naivasha MP who is now the chair of the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) seems to be a villain to bar owners, alcohol companies and users. His stringent laws against misuse of alcohol and his persistent campaign have become a controversial discourse in bars, on social

  • 8 unborn babies die as strike takes its toll

    December 17, 2013 4:06 PM 20

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 17 – Security guards watched television in the vacant waiting rooms of Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital and nurses in training ate bananas outside the normally busy Pumwani Maternity Hospital as Kenyatta National Hospital announced eight intra-uterine baby deaths in the last week. And as KNH Chief Executive Officer Simeon Monda released

  • Antibacterial soap could pose health risks, FDA says

    December 16, 2013 3:38 PM 15

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks. The agency said it is revisiting the safety of chemicals like triclosan in light of recent studies suggesting they can interfere with hormone

  • The Malaria Killing Machine Is Finally Weakening

    December 14, 2013 4:34 AM 25

    The worldwide fight against malaria is one that’s being won, but is far from over, according to the latest report from the World Health Organization. After examining the stats from 2000 to 2012 on infections and deaths from malaria in the 102 nations where the disease is transmitted, the World Malaria Report 2013 finds that in the first 12 years of this century

  • No deal between MPs and health staff, industrial action enters day three

    December 13, 2013 7:21 PM 17

    Updated Thursday, December 12th 2013 at 20:15 GMT +3 Kenya: The National Assembly’s Health Committee has failed to convince doctors, nurses and other health professionals to call off their strike simply because the country is celebrating 50 years of independence today. The MPs told union leaders of the striking medical staff that a country celebrating

  • Ultrasound scan and health check using your smartphone

    December 12, 2013 1:11 AM 20

    11 December 2013 Last updated at 01:20 GMT Low-tech, relatively low-cost medical innovations are being showcased at an international health summit in Qatar. One of the devices on show at the World Innovation Summit for Health is the "Smartphone Physical" developed by medical students at John Hopkins University in Baltimore and the University of Pennsylvania

  • Jesse Jackman

    December 11, 2013 10:06 PM 178

    Devoted husband, senior software engineer, geek savant, and gay adult film star My husband Dirk and I have just one rule in our relationship: "Never bring home anything you don't want to share." It works on all sorts of levels. For example, if Dirk meets someone he thinks is hot and wants to hook up with him, I'm always invited to join them... or I can say, "No thanks

  • Montreal seeks drug law exemption for consumption rooms

    December 11, 2013 9:16 PM 24

    Montreal (AFP) - Montreal health officials demanded a legal exemption Wednesday to allow four "shooting galleries" for addicts to inject drugs legally and under supervision. The project would create three consumption rooms open in downtown Montreal and a mobile unit to service the city's farther reaches, city health chief Richard Masse told AFP. Running