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KENYA:Cancer caused by fruits ripened by chemicals

November 2017 Standardmedia; You are likely to suffer from cancer of the liver and large intestines if you consume fruits ripened using chemicals, a specialist has said. Prof Walter Mwanda, an oncologist from Kenyatta National Hospital, has warned of several cancers of the digestive system for those consuming fruits ripened using …

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KENYA:Biscuits firm faces lawsuit over false nutritional claims

November 2017 BusinessDaily; The Health ministry will take legal action against confectionery company over billboards passing misleading nutritional claims on biscuits. Through the Department of Public Health, the company, Nuvita Biscuits has been ordered to take down the advert, which a dietary expert has said contained misleading nutritional claims. The …

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KENYA: Tobacco agency steps in to curb shisha smoking

November 2017 Dailynation; The Nakuru County Government has put on notice bar owners promoting smoking of shisha in undesignated places. The warning comes after the Tobacco Control Board raised the alarm over the increased number of women using the substance. Health chief officer Samuel Mwaura said: “Club owners have been …

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Young doctors here feeling burnt-out, says study

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November 2017 straitstimes; Young doctors are feeling burnt-out, and this affects their ability to empathise with patients, a local study has found. Researchers surveyed nearly 500 medical residents across 34 specialities in three public hospitals, eight in 10 of whom said they felt emotionally exhausted, lacking in personal accomplishment, or …

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USA:Illinois officials overhaul health care enrollment

November 2017  effinghamdailynews;Illinois Department of Insurance officials are quickly working to enroll residents through the health care marketplace in half the amount of time as last year. Open enrollment began Nov. 1 and will be six weeks long, unlike the 12 weeks last year. Insurance department officials are adding 230 …

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