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    Interaction with cats could land you in hospital

Interaction with cats could land you in hospital

NAIROBI, KENYA: While cats make perfect pets for some people, a study has revealed that they could cost you your life. A life threatening disease being spread by cat fleas and with symptoms like the well-known skin cancer - Kaposi sarcoma- is stalking Kenya. Worse still, the country has no capacity or [...]

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    Safaricom launches Epilepsy mobile information service

Safaricom launches Epilepsy mobile information service

Kenya: Health Principal Secretary Fred Sigor has revealed that about one million Kenyans suffer from epilepsy but only 20 per cent of the cases get adequate treatment. Speaking during the launch of a new Information Technology (IT) service that would allow the public access information on epilepsy using their mobile phones, Prof [...]

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    Kenya: Patients endure pain of devolved health sector

Kenya: Patients endure pain of devolved health sector

Kenya: Frail patients trudge through the gates of hospitals hoping for better healthcare only to face despair. Since the Government devolved the health function, it was expected that county governments would revitalise the critical health sector but this is yet to be done. Despite expectations of residents and patients for better services, the [...]

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Why taking an afternoon nap ‘raises risk of an EARLY DEATH by a third’

  Why taking an afternoon nap ‘raises risk of an EARLY DEATH by a third’

It seems a pretty harmless occupation, but taking an afternoon nap can knock years off your life, say researchers. British adults who sleep for an hour or more in the day [...]

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Reprieve for victims of medical negligence

  Reprieve for victims of medical negligence

Kenya: At least 41 complaints of medical negligence have been lodged at Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board in the past four months. According to the board’s CEO Mr Daniel Yumbya, the [...]

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Paralyzed men regain ‘intentional movement’ after spinal implant

  Paralyzed men regain ‘intentional movement’ after spinal implant

Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they’ve done the same with three other [...]

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Garlic, broccoli-derived compounds could help in fight against cancer

  Garlic, broccoli-derived compounds could help in fight against cancer

Researchers have explained at a national institute that compounds derived from plant-based sources — including garlic, broccoli and medicine plants — confer protective effects against breast cancer. In multiple presentations on [...]

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Health crusader on her extraordinary battle with terminal breast cancer

  Health crusader on her extraordinary battle with terminal breast cancer

Kristin Hallenga was 23 years old when she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Just seven days later, medics told her the disease had spread to her spine. Her devastating [...]

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Hospital lab with subsidised charges eases pain of Taita-Taveta patients

  Hospital lab with subsidised charges eases pain of Taita-Taveta patients

Taita-Taveta, Kenya: For thousands of residents of the expansive Taita-Taveta County, getting healthcare in public facilities has always been a nightmare partly due to absence of laboratory services. Rundown public labs could [...]

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