Richest woman

World’s richest woman dies at 94

Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to cosmetics firm L'Oreal, and the world's richest woman has died aged 94, her family has confirmed. A statement said she had died at home "peacefully" overnight. With an estimated 2017 net...
antibody

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - making it harder for HIV to...

Kenya Film Industry gets major financial boost

The film industry in the county has received a major boost following the signing of a KSh20 billion credit facility between Kenya and Spain. The money shall be used to produce local films that tell...

TV’s leading women conquer the Emmys

One of the reasons this year's Emmys stood out was for its celebration of strong female characters and actors. Big Little Lies and The Handmaid's Tale - two dramas led by exceptional actresses - got...

Lady Gaga postpones European tour until 2018

First up today is bad news for Lady Gaga fans. The 31-year-old New York performer, who recently revealed she's suffering with fibromyalgia, has pulled her European tour on doctor's orders. The six-week Euro leg of her Joanne World...
Mother

Dangerous levels of mercury found in women of childbearing age

Mercury has been found in high levels across all global regions in women of reproductive age, according to a new study. The study conducted by a global public health and environment network IPEN and Biodiversity Research...
Malnutirtion

Malnutrition crisis deepens across Kenya

Nearly 370,000 children across the country are in dire need of treatment for acute malnutrition, including 72,600 who are suffering from the most severe form, which requires specialized, life-saving care. According to UNICEF, Turkana...

Kenya to eradicate Trachoma by 2019

The government has launched an initiative aimed at eliminated trachoma in the country by the year 2019. Dubbed the One Hundred Million campaign, the initiative being funded by the Lions Clubs International and will...
Africa Health

Report: Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable

Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable if opportunities afforded by a rapidly growing workforce are seized and if health systems are transformed to target the needs of individual countries...
Life

Kenyan life expectancy growing but communicable diseases taking a deadly toll

Life expectancy is growing in Kenya but the country continues to struggle with communicable diseases like HIV and diarrhea, as well as neonatal ailments that kill infants. Globally, countries have saved more lives over the...
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