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  • No available hospital beds as suspected cholera outbreak hits Nairobi hard

    July 17, 2017 9:45 AM 25

    By MARGARET NJUGUNAH, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 16 – The rich cry too. In a first of firsts, a suspected cholera outbreak in Nairobi seems to be getting everyone talking after it hit an unlikely class – the middle-class and the elite. Two Cabinet Secretaries, a Principal Secretary and hundreds of delegates in the country’s business circle were hit by cholera-like

  • 33 hospitalised with cholera in Nairobi

    July 15, 2017 9:45 PM 42

    Thirty three cholera victims are hospitalised various health facilities in Nairobi, county executive Dr Benard Muia says. In the past two months, 96 cholera cases have been confirmed in the city out the county official said. On Friday, three top government officials and several staff from the Trade and the Treasury ministries were treated for cholera-related

  • Long working week 'may increase risk of irregular heartbeat'

    July 14, 2017 4:04 PM 24

    "Long working days can cause heart problems, study says," The Guardian reports. Researchers found people who work 55 or more hours a week had an increased risk of developing a type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, where the heart can beat very fast. The researchers pooled data from eight studies across western Europe, including data from more than 85,000 adults

  • The US boy who outlived medical expectations

    July 12, 2017 11:29 PM 20

    The case of baby Charlie Gard, on life support in a British hospital with a rare genetic condition, has put a spotlight on experimental treatment called nucleoside drug therapy. His parents want him to travel to the US for treatment, but his doctors say this would not improve his quality of life and he should be allowed to die. A family in the US state

  • Your food choice may reveal struggle to resist temptation

    July 12, 2017 9:02 AM 41

    Eat wisely, as it may tell a lot about you. A study has recently revealed that people, who choose unhealthy food over healthy food in real time, had a lower self-control to resist temptation. Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus, USA watched in real time as people's hands revealed the struggle they were under to choose the long-term goal over short-term

  • Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) Market Analysis, Recent Trends and Regional Growth Forecast by Types, Applications and Economic Impact on Revenue; Research up to 2022

    July 10, 2017 1:42 PM 27

    The report starts with a basic Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) Market overview. In this introductory section, the research report incorporates analysis of definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) Market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing

  • Lassa Fever kills pupil in Jos

    July 10, 2017 8:12 AM 35

    One pupil of the Federal Government College, Langtang, Plateau State, has died of Lassa fever. Two others have been hospitalised. Commissioner for Health Kuden Deyin, who confirmed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday, said: “Yes, there was an outbreak of Lassa Fever at the Federal Government College, Langtang; it has claimed one life, while

  • Lassa Fever hits Federal Government College Plateau, kills student, two others hospitalised

    July 9, 2017 5:44 PM 25

    Plateau health commissioner Kuden Deyin has confirmed the death of one student, while two others have been hospitalised, following an outbreak of Lassa Fever at the Federal Government College, Langtang. “Yes, there was an outbreak of Lassa Fever at the Federal Government College, Langtang; it has claimed one life while two others are in the hospital

  • Gonorrhoea Is Becoming Untreatable, WHO Warns

    July 7, 2017 11:51 AM 24

    Gonorrhoea infections are increasing, but doctors are running out of antibiotics that can fight the increasingly resistant bacteria causing the sexual disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Friday. Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. It is mainly found in discharge

  • NYC Hospital Says It Has 'Agreed to Admit' Charlie Gard

    July 7, 2017 6:45 AM 31

    (Newser) – A New York City hospital says it has "agreed to admit and evaluate" Charlie Gard, the terminally ill British baby whose case has attracted the attention of Pope Francis and President Trump. New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Center says it can admit 11-month-old Charlie, provided he can be safely transferred