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Tobacco firms ‘hamper anti-smoking push’

By BBC The tobacco industry is hampering efforts to introduce life-saving interventions in low and middle-income countries, according to a report by the World Health Organization. Countries covering two-thirds of the world's population now have measures...

Double hand transplant boy plays baseball

By BBC A US boy who made history as the world's first child to have a double hand transplant is now swinging a baseball bat well, his doctors say. It is two years since Zion Harvey,...

Nine dementia ‘risk factors’ identified

By BBC One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including...

Two top city hotels shut over Cholera concerns

The national government in conjunction with county governments has intensified surveillance in the wake of an outbreak of cholera that has affected 12 counties. The development coming as the Ministry of Health ordered the...

  Why newborns are drawn to mom’s nipple

Newborn babies can't do much, but place them on their mom's chest and they'll instinctively gravitate to the nipple to breast-feed.  But how do newborns know to do this? A new study from Italy suggests...

UN backed initiative improves health

By Beth Nyaga  Globally, the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents is improving faster than at any point in history, even in the poorest nations. The transformation is due in great measure to the...

Merck, Tanzania partner to build healthcare capacity

 By Christine Muchira/Release Merck Foundation has committed to a long term partnership with the Government of Tanzania to build healthcare capacity and improve access to innovative and equitable healthcare solutions across the country as part...
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Groups unite against HIV/AIDS scourge in Africa

Institutions around the globe are scaling up efforts to prevent contraction and spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The focus is now shifting towards getting as many...

Nairobi County activates cholera treatment centers

The Nairobi county government has activated cholera treatment centers and enhanced water treatment in the wake of a cholera outbreak that has hit the country’s capital. Health executive Bernard Muia says the county is...
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Two Cabinet Secretaries admitted with Cholera symptoms

Two cabinet Secretaries are among dozens of Kenyans who were rushed to a Nairobi hospital after exhibiting Cholera symptoms. Finance Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and his Trade counterpart Adan Mohammed were checked into the...
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