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KENYA: Hazards kept at bay with ruling on smoking

December 2019 theStar; “I saw several Spaniards on the island of Hispanola who were reproached because of their bad habits. They answered it was impossible for them to stop smoking.” Bartholome de las Casas Other than ‘discovering’ America, the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, influenced the growth and use of Nicotina tobacum what …

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Kenyans earning more and living longer: Study

December 2019 Business Daily; Kenyans are earning more on average; they are living slightly longer and staying in school for more years, boosting the country’s Human Development Index up one notch from position 148 in 2017 to 147 last year. According to the latest United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) index …

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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: Doctors, maternity fees hurt medical insurers

November 2019 Business Daily; Kenyan general labour costs, doctors’ fees and fraud are the largest components in the current pricing of healthcare. The cost is especially huge for the treatment of cancer, which has now risen to be among the top killers in the country, ranking third biggest cause of …

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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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