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KENYA:Miraa, mursik blamed for cancer cases

November 2018 Business Daily;Taking hot tea while chewing miraa and frequent drinking of mursik (fermented milk) are the leading causes of cancer of the oesophagus or food pipe in Northern Kenya and Rift Valley respectively. The National Cancer Institute on Thursday said Rift Valley, upper Eastern and North Eastern regions …

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KENYA:Advanced CT scanners to ease medical costs

November 2018 Dailynation; Kenyans can breathe a sigh of relief after the Ministry of Health confirmed that ultra-modern CT scanners, and qualified personnel to handle them, are now available in public health facilities. Director of Medical Services Jackson Kioko on Sunday said Kenyans no longer have to travel abroad for …

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KENYA: Counterfeiters now targeting premium liquors

November 2018 Dailynation;That unusually nasty hangover you feel when you wake up after chugging your favourite pricey whisky brand could be because you consumed a counterfeit drink. This is because counterfeiters have now started targeting premium liquors in a new smuggling and counterfeiting scam. With intensified crackdowns on illicit and …

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Just a few drinks can change how memories are formed

October 2018 Science daily;One of the many challenges with battling alcohol addiction and other substance abuse disorders is the risk of relapse, even after progress toward recovery. Even pesky fruit flies have a hankering for alcohol, and because the molecular signals involved in forming flies’ reward and avoidance memories are …

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Why Kenya must move to phase out lead in paints

2018 October BusinessDaily;Kenya is expected to join the world in marking ‘the Sixth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action’ from October 21 to 27. This affords the country the best opportunity to renew its commitment to implementing the recently enacted regulations restricting use of lead in paints to avoid …

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KENYA:Medical claims raise payout by Sh1bn

2018 October BusinessDaily;Claims in the medical, motor private and motor commercial segments of general insurance rose nearly Sh1 billion to raise overall claims insurers incurred 2.03 per cent during the second quarter. Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) industry release for Q2 2018 shows that claims amounted to Sh29.20 billion up from …

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