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KENYA:MP proposes same NHIF rates for all hospitals

August 2018 Business Daily; A proposed amendment to the NHIF Act could see the public health insurer compelled to charge uniform fees for medical procedures and drugs across different hospitals. Soy MP Caleb Kositany has sponsored the National Hospital Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill seeking to standardise fees that private hospitals …

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Traces of weedkiller found in baby food

August 2018 TheStandard; A new study has raised fears that 95 per cent of breakfast snacks fed on children are laden with cancer related herbicide. According to studies conducted by the Environmental Working Group, a US-based public health organisation, 43 out of 45 oat-derived products sampled were found to have significant levels …

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Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk

August 2018 Medicalnewstoday; Uncovering simple lifestyle interventions that may reduce cancer risk is a major focus of medical research. Most recently, the timing of our evening meal has come under scrutiny. According to a study that was conducted at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain, eating your final …

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KENYA:China-made heart drug recalled over cancer fears

August 2018 Business Daily;Kenyan authorities have recalled 15 batches of six locally available heart and blood pressure drugs over fears that they may be carrying a cancer-causing impurity. The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) said in a statement dated July 12 that its decision to recall all drugs containing Valsartan …

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