Health

Kenya on high alert after suspected Ebola case in Kericho hospital

Travellers are screened for the Ebola virus before getting into Kenya at the Busia One Stop Border Post on June 12, 2019, following three confirmed cases in Kasese, western Uganda Health authorities in Kericho County are on a red alert over a suspected case of Ebola. This was after a patient exhibited suspected symptoms of

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Kenya faces big cuts in US anti-Aids funding

Failure to provide essential data or to serve especially vulnerable groups will result in deep cuts in US anti-Aids funding for Kenya a global development NGO said on Wednesday. The President’s Emergency Programme for Aids Relief (Pepfar), a US initiative launched in 2003, plans to reduce spending for Kenya from 2018’s level of $505 million

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Panic As Two More Ebola Cases Reported In Kasese Uganda border

Kasese: After the death of a five-year-old boy who succumbed to Ebola last night, more two patients have been tested positive in the same area along the DR Congo – Uganda border in Kasese district. The World Health Organization today confirmed the death of the five-year-old boy. Immediately after the boy testing positive he was

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Uganda confirms first Ebola case during current outbreak, a Congolese child – WHO

Uganda has confirmed its first case of Ebola during the current outbreak, a 5-year-old Congolese child who is receiving care after arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. “This is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the

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Why scientists are searching the ocean for new drugs

By Tim Newman Could human health depend on the creatures of the ocean? The oceans cover more than two-thirds of Earth. As the adage goes, we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the bottom of the ocean. The sea’s ability to transition from dark, explosive rage to serene, crystal-clear

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Clinical trial shows why energy drinks are bad for the heart

By Yella Hewings-Martin PhD How do energy drinks affect the heart? Energy drinks are popular, especially among teenagers and young adults. But a clinical trial reports that energy drinks caused disturbances to the volunteers’ heart rhythms and blood pressure. Energy drinks are the second most popular dietary supplement of choice for teenagers and young adults

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Stroke study finds mouth bacteria in brain clots

By Catharine Paddock PhD Ensuring good oral hygiene could help to prevent stroke. This was what scientists proposed after finding DNA traces of oral bacteria in samples of blood clots that had caused strokes. Researchers from Tampere University in Finland analyzed clot samples from 75 people who received emergency treatment for ischemic stroke when they

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Birmingham Halal Abattoir (UK 4496) recalls meat and pet food products because they may be unsafe

Birmingham Halal Abattoir (UK 4496) is recalling sheep and lamb meat and pet food products because they may contain meat which is unfit for human and pet consumption. Meat and pet food from four product lines which should have been removed from production have been packaged with meat and pet food which passed inspection. As

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Pharmaceutical exec guilty of bribing doctors to push opioid

Photo (AP) A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying doctors millions in bribes to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a stripper-turned-sales-rep to give a physician a lap dance. John Kapoor, the 76-year-old former chairman of Insys Therapeutics, was found guilty of

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‘I got HIV and hepatitis C from contaminated blood but told not to tell anyone – even my family’

by Paul Gallagher Derek Martindale was diagnosed with HIV in 1985, aged 23, given a year to live and told not to tell anyone about his condition. Derek Martindale told the inquiry that his brother Richard, who also had severe haemophilia, had also contracted the virus and died aged 23 in 1990. The first victim

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