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Gastroenteritis and food poisoning.

[caption id="attachment_517" align="alignnone" width="300"] Just recently Raila Odinga was treated with food poisoning.[/caption] Gastroenteritis (GE) is inflammation of the stomach and small intestines presenting with nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort or pain and diarrhoea. Food poisoning is the illness as a result of consumption of contaminated food with...

State of the nation Kenya – The Chicanery!

[caption id="attachment_510" align="alignnone" width="300"] President Uhuru Kenyatta delivering state of the nation address.[/caption] By Dr. Omar Hamid. State of the nation you said? that time when a time check, reality check and better yet checks on the ups and downs the country has gone through? More than...

Malaria in Kenya.

[caption id="attachment_505" align="alignnone" width="300"] Malaria[/caption] As a medical practitioner in a malaria endemic region Mombasa city down at the coast of Kenya, I see a lot of patients with malaria. Malaria is one of the leading causes of Morbidity and Mortality in Kenya, it accounts to...

THE KENYAN SLAVES.

[caption id="attachment_502" align="alignnone" width="300"] Kenyan Doctors Jailed fighting for better Public Healthcare.[/caption] Who are you? Do you walk around priding yourself in your profession? Well it's time for a reality check. If you should have learned something from the teacher's strike and the ongoing doctors strike...

Hematuria – blood in urine.

[caption id="attachment_497" align="alignnone" width="300"] Hematuria or blood in urine.[/caption] Hematuria is the presence of Red blood (blood) cells in urine. Remember, consider presence of blood in urine in women during their menses as false positive. Causes Traumatic – accidents, injury to the pelvic region and during catheterization. Never...

DEMYSTIFYING THE DOCTOR’S STRIKE.

[caption id="attachment_490" align="alignnone" width="300"] Striking Doctors at Uhuru Park Nairobi.[/caption] By Dr. Tabitha Njuguna. It is with heavy heart that I have read the article by Mutuma Mathiu dated 16th Feb 2017 on the Daily Nation "Doctors deserve fair salaries but there's sickening impunity". http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/doctors-deserve-fair-salary-but-there-is-sickening-impunity/1949942-3816306-item-1-yx9l9v/index.html http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/doctors-deserve-fair-salary-but-there-is-sickening-impunity/440808-3816306-xher8o/ I would like to...

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

[caption id="attachment_485" align="alignnone" width="393"] Erectile dysfunction animation.[/caption] As a practicing Doctor in Kenya, I have been consulted many times by patients experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED). Erectile dysfunction (Impotence) is so common affecting about 50% of men over 40 years of age and hence reducing quality of...