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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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Google health-data scandal spooks researchers

November 2019 nature; Google and one of the largest health-care networks in the United States are embroiled in a data-privacy controversy that researchers fear could jeopardize public trust in data-sharing practices and, potentially, academic studies. At issue is a project dubbed Nightingale that gives Google access to the health-care information, …

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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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Racial bias found in widely used health care algorithm

November 2019 NBCNews; A widely used health care algorithm that helps determine which patients need additional attention was found to have a significant racial bias, favoring white patients over blacks ones who were sicker and had more chronic health conditions, according to research published last week in the journalScience. The bias …

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