Trans-fats – a master of disguise

December 2019 theStar; There is one thing that everyone in the nutrition field, myself included, agrees on – foods containing artificial trans-fats are absolutely the worst you could eat. We’ve long suspected that trans-fats increase the risk of heart disease by promoting inflammation, and we now have good quality evidence …

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KENYA: Nairobi Hospital board ousted

November 2019 Business Daily; The Nairobi Hospital’s shareholders have voted in a new board following the ouster of eight of its directors. In an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) held on Wednesday, the members of the Kenya Hospital Association (KHA) — which owns the hospital — voted in Dr Irungu Ndirangu …

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KENYA:KNH board to manage Othaya referral hospital

The Kenyatta National Hospital board has taken over management of the Sh1 billion Othaya National Teaching and Referral Hospital in Nyeri county. Othaya MP Gichuki Mugambi while confirming the development said the move is aimed at ensuring the hospital is fully operational and source health expertise from KNH. The move …

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AstraZeneca succeeds in treating lupus in late-stage study

November 2019 YahooNews; AstraZeneca Plc said on Monday its experimental treatment significantly reduced disease activity in patients with autoimmune disorder lupus, in a late-stage study. The results pit the British drugmaker’s anifrolumab against rival GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s Benlysta – the only new drug approved for lupus in the last 60 years. …

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