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3 Ways the United Nations Is Helping the World (and 2 Ways It Can ’t)
Former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold once remarked that the UN “was created not to lead mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell.” Put another (less poetic) way, the UN is better at helping the world cope with crises than at preventing or ending them. This week’s UN General Assembly has confirmed as much; here, five global challenges the UN can, and can’t solve: 1. North Korea Let’s begin with something the UN can do very little to resolve: the North Korea standoff. There are three reasons for that. First, the “carrot” the UN wields—the lifting of economic sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized risk report Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman Rushed to Tanzania for Treatment Dies
[Nation] A 43-year-old woman who sought treatment in Tanzania for pregnancy-related complications as a result of the Kenyan nurses' strike died Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes By Age 10, Global Study Finds
In almost every society, from Baltimore to Beijing, boys are told from a young age to go outside and have adventures, while young girls are encouraged to stay home and do chores. In most cultures, girls are warned off taking the initiative in any relationship and by 10 years old, already have the distinct impression that their key asset is their physical appearance. These are the findings of a new six-year study of gender expectations around the world, which gathered data on 10- to 14-year-olds from 15 different countries of varying degrees of wealth and development. The research teams interviewed 450 adolescents and their...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized boys gender girls Global global study health Johns Hopkins Mental Health/Psychology Stereotypes Source Type: news

Kenya: Kinyanjui Orders Nakuru Nurses to Return to Work or Lose Jobs
[Nation] Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has ordered striking nurses in the county to report back to their work stations immediately or lose their jobs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: This Costs Just Cents and Could Prevent Half-a-Million Children From Going Blind
[Bhekisisa] The substance is critical in pregnancy and in the development of children; a lack of it has dire consequences. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Actress Dies Giving Birth
[Nation] An actress died while giving birth in Kilifi County on Tuesday as health services in public hospitals around the country remained grounded due to the clinical officers and nurses' strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Poor Rains in Kenya Deepens Drought, Children Go Hungry - UNICEF Poor Rains in Kenya Deepens Drought, Children Go Hungry - UNICEF
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Kenya: Counties Start Advertising Nurses' Jobs
[Nation] County governments have begun advertising the positions of the nurses who are on strike, even as the caregivers vow not to resume duty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Highly intelligent Elephants adopt stealth guerilla warfare tactics to stay alive by avoiding hunters
(Natural News) A 10-year study found that the rise of illegal hunting in Kenya have forced elephants to become nocturnal, according to a Daily Mail report. “The escalation of poaching has become the greatest immediate threat to the survival of elephants,” Festus Ihwagi, study co-author and a researcher at the University of Twente in The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyeri Governor Says Striking Nurses Won't Be Sacked
[Nation] Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru has said he will not fire nurses who have been on strike for three months now. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Doctors' Union Registers Pay Deal With Counties in Court
[Nation] Doctors have registered their collective bargaining agreement before the Employment and Labour Relations Court. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kibera Receives Sh2.5 Million for New Maternal, Infant Care Initiative
[Capital FM] Nairobi -When compared to nationwide statistics, slums within Nairobi face staggering disparity in all aspects of life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: CBA Between Doctors' Union and County Governments Registered
[Capital FM] Nairobi -A Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the doctors' union and county governments has been registered in the Labour Court. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild
Conservationists in Kenya have recorded a rare phenomenon in the animal kingdom: A pair of all-white giraffes. The animals were spotted by the Hirola Conservation Program working on a tip from a local resident. “We spent almost 20 minutes with the beautiful animals and had the pleasure of getting close-up photos and video of the duo,” Hirola Conservation Program founder Abdullahi H. Ali told the New York Times. “To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. You can actually compare the difference.” ‘Snow white’ #giraffes caught on video for ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized Conservation Kenya onetime tanzania Source Type: news

Kenya: Firing of Striking Nurses Begins in Counties
[Nation] County governments have begun advertising positions for the nurses who are on strike even as the caregivers continued their push for better pay and promotions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women of childbearing age around world suffering toxic levels of mercury
Study finds excessive levels of the metal, which can seriously harm unborn children, in women from Alaska to Indonesia, due to gold mining, industrial pollution and fish-rich dietsWomen of childbearing age from around the world have been found to have high levels of mercury, a potent neurotoxin which can seriously harm unborn children.Thenew study, the largest to date, covered 25 of the countries with the highest risk and found excessive levels of the toxic metal in women from Alaska to Chile and Indonesia to Kenya. Women in the Pacific islands were the most pervasively contaminated. This results from their reliance on eat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Pollution Health Fishing Environment Mining Coal World news Society Source Type: news

Kenya: Experts Warn of Health Risk After C-Section
[Nation] Unnecessary Caesarean sections could increase the risk of women developing maternal sepsis during childbirth, the World Health Organisation has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Pupil, New Mothers Hit Hard By Nurses' Strike
[Nation] A Class Eight pupil in a Kisii school is among eight women forced into a congested ward at Christa Marriane Hospital because they have nowhere else to go. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Clinical Officers Issue Fresh Ultimatum Before Ending Strike
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Clinical officers have given the government until Monday to release the new job grading structure failure to which they will remain on strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What to Know About the Five Major Votes Happening in the Next Five Weeks Across the World
Five important votes are scheduled over the next five weeks around the world. Here’s what you should be keeping tabs on. Germany Little drama accompanies Germany’s September 24 elections — Angela Merkel and her CDU party will win a fourth consecutive term, making her the second longest-serving chancellor in modern German history when her term wraps up. Even Merkel’s prime challenger, Martin Schulz of the center-left SPD, has effectively admitted defeat, spending his last days on the campaign trail detailing the conditions he’ll set for joining Merkel’s ruling coalition rather than convin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized politics World Source Type: news

Having the confidence to help
It’s a long way from Kenya to a primary school in the East Midlands, but for teaching assistant Hasmita Dhamelia it’s a journey that has reaped benefits for her and many around her. In a traditional terrace house in Leicester, her front room has a shrine to gods and figures from Hindu, Christian and Buddhist religious traditions, together with shelves of books that range from Oliver Twist through The Colour Purple to a collection of Italian recipes. And for our chat, Somali-style coffee with honey and ginger accompanies Jaffa Cakes. It’s all evidence of how in Hasmita’s life cultures cross-pollinate...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Magazine activists' learning East Midlands learning reps stars in our schools teaching assistants UNISON Learning Rep Source Type: news

Kenya: Kimemia Opts for Dialogue With Striking Nyandarua Nurses
[Nation] Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has broken ranks with his colleagues and said he will not sack striking nurses in his county but will instead embrace dialogue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya National Union of Nurses Asks SRC to Treat Nurses as Professionals
[Nation] Nurses have remained adamant that they will not resume duty even as governors threaten to sack them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

8 Trending Travel Destinations to Visit Right Now
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Stone / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized bi onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Kenya: 'Exasperated' Governors Get Ball Rolling on Threat to Replace Striking Nurses
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Council of Governors has maintained that all nurses who are still on strike will be sacked by their respective counties for failing to resume work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: CS Mailu Gives Tetanus Vaccine Clean Bill of Health
[Nation] The Health ministry has dismissed claims that a tetanus vaccine given to women of reproductive age was secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: We Won't Be Cowed By Threats, Say Nurses
[Nation] Nurses have vowed to continue with their job strike until their grievances are addressed, saying they will not be cowed by threats to sack them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Wambora to Transform Embu Hospital to a Parastatal
[Nation] Embu Governor Martin Wambora has kicked off a process to transform the Embu Level Five Hospital into a parastatal in the next three months, in a bid to enhance service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Embraces New Prevention Efforts to Reduce HIV Infection
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's health authorities launched a new way to reduce the spread of HIV among its people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: We're Ready for Talks, Nurses' Association Tells Governors
[Nation] The National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK) has asked the Council of Governors to consider dialogue with striking nurses before resorting to other disciplinary measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Jimmy Carter ’s Advice for President Trump: ‘Keep the Peace, Tell the Truth’
(ATLANTA) — Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the nation more like an “oligarchy than a democracy” and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage. Carter’s criticisms, offered at his annual presentation to backers of his post-presidency Carter Center in Atlanta, went beyond Trump, but he was particularly critical of the nation’s direction under the Republican president’s leadership. The 39th president, a Democrat, offered this advice to the 45th: “...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Barrow / AP Tags: Uncategorized Foreign Policy Jimmy Carter onetime White House Source Type: news

Kenya: 'Tetanus Vaccine Laced With Infertility-Causing Hormone'
[Nation] The opposition on Monday re-ignited an unresolved controversial topic when its presidential candidate Raila Odinga claimed that the government administered tetanus vaccine secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility in women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurses Snap at COG - We've Been Sacked 10 Times Before
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya National Union of Nurses striking members resorted to witty placards, dance, songs, selfie sticks and wearing theatre caps and masks to communicate their message on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurses' Strike Forces Patients to Seek Treatment in Tanzania
[Nation] People in need of medical services in Taita Taveta and Kwale counties are now trooping to Tanzania seeking for treatment after medical services in most public hospitals at the Coast remain grounded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Council Orders Governors to Replace Striking Nurses
[Nation] The Council of Governors (CoG) wrote to the county bosses asking them to advertise positions held by any nurses in their regions who did not report for duty on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Associations between trauma exposure, religious coping, and psychiatric distress in a community sample in Nairobi, Kenya - Shin HJ, Mwiti G, Tomosada M, Eriksson CB.
This study examined associations between exposure to PEV, prior trauma exposure, religious coping, and psychiatric distress. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Escape at dawn: running away from child marriage and FGM in Kenya
Language EnglishNAIKARRA, Kenya –“I woke up one morning, and my father told me that we were poor and needed money,” said Faith, describing the moment she learned she was engaged. She was 11 years old at the time.Her father explained that an elder in their village, in Kenya ’s Narok County, would marry her and pay a bride price, which would alleviate some of the family’s financial hardship.And the news got worse: Before she could be married off, she would have to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurses' Union Boss On the Spot in Dispute Over Dues
[Nation] Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun) Secretary-General Seth Panyako is on the spot for failing to pay the union's chairman his dues as directed by the court. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Over 30 More Police Hit By Cholera in Nairobi
[Nation] The number of police officers who have contracted Cholera in Nairobi has risen by more than 30. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Court Declares Nurses' Strike Illegal
[Nation] The Employment and Labour Relations Court on Friday declared the nurses' strike illegal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The impact of road safety campaign on motor cycle related road traffic injuries in Naivasha, Kenya (Safety-2016 abstract #372) - Odhiambo WA, Hasan S, Mock C, Oyugi J, Mwanda W, Kibwage I.
Background Kenya was identified as one of the ten priority countries in the WHO led UN Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) that aimed at reducing global road crash injuries and mortality by at least 50%, through a systematic road safety campaign b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Implementation of road safety interventions in low and middle income countries - a case of Kenya (Safety-2016 abstract #903) - Abdella K, Kibogong D, Bartolomeos K, Mwai W.
Background Kenya was one of 10 countries, and the only one in sub-Saharan Africa that participated in a 5-year road traffic injury prevention demonstration project, which was part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme (BPGRSP). The g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurses in a Fix as Governors, Court Term Strike Illegal
[Nation] Patients will have to wait longer for services at public hospitals as the tussle between nurses and governors continues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Newly Elected Governors Give Striking Nurses September 8 Ultimatum
[Capital FM] Nairobi -County governments have given striking nurses until September 8 to return to work or face the sack. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kitui to Hire More Nurses After Governor Ngilu Gets Donor Aid
[Nation] Some 60 closed health facilities in Kitui County will now resume services after Governor Charity Ngilu secured donor support to recruit 60 nurses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Governors Give Nurses a Week to Go Back to Work
[Nation] Governors have given nurses a week to return to work or face sacking. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suicidality and associated risk factors in outpatients attending a general medical facility in rural Kenya - Ongeri L, McCulloch CE, Neylan TC, Bukusi E, Macfarlane SB, Othieno C, Ngugi AK, Meffert SM.
BACKGROUND: Low-and-Middle-Income-Countries (LMICs) account for 75% of global suicides. While primary care populations in high-income countries (HIC) typically have higher prevalence of suicidal behavior relative to general populations, few studies have ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Kenya: Church Tells Govt to Talk to Striking Nurses
[CISA] Naivasha -Bishop Cornelius Korir, of the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret has called on the government to dialogue with the striking nurses to end strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman Delivers Quadruplets, Moved to Nairobi Hospital
[Capital FM] Nairobi -A woman from Murang'a County has given birth to quadruplets - three girls and a boy - a rare case only found in 1 in 15 million births. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman Gives Birth Inside Bus
[Nation] While boarding a bus from Nakuru to Mombasa on Saturday night, the least Ms Elizabeth Nekesa expected was to give birth on the way. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 29, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news