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  • Tanzania to send 500 doctors to Kenya

    March 18, 2017 10:04 AM 20

    Tanzania has agreed to send 500 doctors to Kenya to help address medics shortage in the country and also mitigate effects of the just ended strike. Over 60 per cent of medical graduates who were trained in Tanzania and abroad were not recruited to cover the shortage of doctors in most State-run health facilities. The researchers analysed data showing

  • This is what a $10,000 burger looks like

    March 16, 2017 8:55 PM 19

    A juicy burger has sold at a charity auction in Dubai for $10,000 Asma Al Fahim, founder of Dubai lifestyle magazine Villa 88, phoned in the winning bid. The giant burger contained seven beef patties -- one for each of the emirates in the United Arab Emirates -- aged cheddar cheese and veal bacon strips in a saffron brioche bun. It was prepared by Russell

  • Kidney disease: Over HALF of Britons 'unaware they are showing signs of killer illness'

    March 16, 2017 12:01 AM 16

    NEW medical research reveals over half of Britons are blissfully unaware they are already showing subtle signs of deadly kidney disease. The study found 55 per cent of adults with circulation problems, high blood pressure or diabetes are unaware they can lead to chronic kidney disease – and a life of dialysis, transplants or an early death. The YouGov

  • Doctors agree with governors, Health ministry to end strike

    March 15, 2017 12:34 PM 18

    Economy & PoliticsUncertainty clouds efforts to end 100-day doctors’ strike Doctors, the Health ministry and governors have reached an agreement on documents that were hindering an end the medics’ 100-day strike. Lawyers for the Council of Governors and the Health ministry on Tuesday told judges that they would file their pact on a joint return-to-work

  • Kenya doctors end 100-day strike

    March 15, 2017 6:55 AM 18

    Doctors in Kenya have agreed to end a 100-day strike that has paralysed the country’s public health system. Union officials representing thousands of striking medical workers have signed an agreement with government officials in the capital, Nairobi. The doctors are to receive increased allowances as negotiations over other issues continue. The doctors

  • Kenyan doctors sign deal to end crippling 100-day strike

    March 14, 2017 7:33 PM 16

    Kenyan doctors signed a deal on Tuesday to end a strike over pay and working conditions that has crippled public hospitals for 100 days. The government had threatened repeatedly to fire the strikers and hire foreign doctors, and union officials were even briefly jailed in a bid to end the country’s longest-ever medical strike. Poor salaries and working

  • American Heart Association reports Overweight and obese people are burdened by cardiovascular disease at younger ages

    March 12, 2017 12:23 AM 16

    American Heart Association Meeting Report Portland, OR – People who are overweight or obese may live as long as or less than those of healthy weight, but they experience cardiovascular disease at an earlier age and live longer burdened by the disease, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle

  • Diet changes key to manage 'silent killer' of chronic kidney disease

    March 10, 2017 2:51 AM 19

    Dietician offers three tips to keep the vital organs healthy Carol Sallasvaara has made drastic changes to her diet over her decades with chronic kidney disease. The Kitchener, Ont. resident, 50, switched her favourite food groups after her kidney function slowly declined. By the time Sallasvaara reached the end of her 20s, she was referred to a renal

  • ‘World’s heaviest woman’ undergoes weight-loss surgery in Mumbai

    March 9, 2017 2:16 PM 20

    A 36-year-old Egyptian woman reportedly the heaviest in the world has undergone successful weight-loss surgery at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, a hospital spokeswoman said on Thursday. Eman Ahmed was flown to Mumbai on a cargo plane on Feb. 11 in the hope that the hospital’s bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) specialists would help her reduce her weight

  • World’s fattest woman has 75% of stomach removed in surgery – and is set to fly home

    March 9, 2017 11:31 AM 17

    THE world's fattest woman has had successful life-saving surgery to reduce her weight and is all set to fly home. Eman Ahmed, 36, had weighed 78 stone but doctors reduced her stomach by 75 per cent in the operation at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai in India two days ago. She had already lost 18 stone before the op but doctors are now monitoring the further