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June 24, 2017 8:04 AM Tanzania outrage at pregnant schoolgirl ban

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organisation is mobilising to get the president to apologise and reverse his comments. Mr Magufuli warned schoolgirls at a rally on Monday that: “After getting

June 23, 2017 4:46 PM Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

NAIROBI, Kenya — “Several” participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera, the Kenya Medical Association said Friday. Rapid screening tests were positive for cholera as further tests were underway to confirm the diagnosis, the association said in a statement. “We are, however

June 23, 2017 4:43 PM Doctor says 27 colleagues have cholera after Weston Hotel saga

By MUTHONI WAWERU, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23 – At least 27 cholera cases have been confirmed following tests conducted on doctors who were attending a conference at a Nairobi hotel. In a phone interview with Capital FM News Dr Simon King’ondu, a gynecologist who was at the conference said the doctors are admitted to various hospitals for treatment 1

June 23, 2017 6:55 AM Kenya cholera outbreak hits dozens at health conference

Nearly 50 people have contracted cholera while attending a health conference in Kenya’s capital. The infected delegates were among hundreds who had gathered for the four-day forum organised by the Ministry of Health at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday. They have been isolated in a city hospital, but health officials say the number of people infected may rise. It is unclear 1

June 22, 2017 1:18 PM 10 hospitalised following suspected cholera outbreak at Weston Hotel

A cholera outbreak has been reported in Nairobi's Weston Hotel where doctors were attending a science conference. According to the Nairobi County government health official, Bernard Muia, the guests started experiencing symptoms similar to those of cholera such as vomiting and intense diarrhoea. Muia said that out of the 400 people in attendance at the conference

June 22, 2017 9:46 AM Breast feeding could cut heart attack and stroke risk in mothers

Research has found that breast feeding is not only good for babies, it’s good for mothers too Breast feeding is not only good for babies — it can also reduce a mother’s risk of heart attack or stroke, research has shown. Scientists found that women who breast-fed their babies were significantly less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke in later 11

June 13, 2017 11:16 AM Vitamin A deficiency may increase risk of tuberculosis

People with low levels of vitamin A are 10 times more likely to contract tuberculosis from those who are already infected with the disease, a new Harvard study has warned. Vitamin A supplementation might be an important part of controlling the spread of tuberculosis (TB) - one of the leading causes of death worldwide, researchers said. grammes per litre 9

June 7, 2017 4:39 PM New study reveals that marriage may be good for heart health

Marriage is good for heart health, a new study suggests. Experts have found that people living with any of the three biggest risk factors for heart disease have higher survival rates if they are married. The study, which is to be presented to the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester, examined data on more than 900,000 patients with high blood 6

June 6, 2017 5:49 PM Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire arms dealer dies aged 82

Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, a billionaire businessman known for his lavish lifestyle, has died in London at the age of 82. His family said in statement that he died peacefully while being treated for Parkinson's disease. Mr Khashoggi became one of the world's richest men in the 1970s and '80s by brokering international arms deals. His parties

June 5, 2017 5:06 PM Trials suggest new drug may offer women with terminal breast cancer more time

Charities have welcomed the "outstanding" results of a clinical trial which shows that a drug for a type of incurable breast cancer delays the disease getting worse. Olaparib (Lynparza) can give women living with BRCA-mutated advanced breast cancer significant extra time before their disease progresses, the study found. Presented at the American Society 3