Swine Flu confirmed in Nanyuki; one dead

The Ministry of Health in Laikipia County has issued an alert after samples taken from patients suffering from flu confirmed presence of A1 H1N1 Prototype 9 Influenza Virus also known as Swine flu. The samples...
The staggering cost of treating unsafe abortions in Kenya

The staggering cost of treating unsafe abortions in Kenya

Policy makers in the country are being confronted by the harsh reality of the staggering cost of treating unsafe abortions in Kenya. According to a research by the Ministry of Health which was published...

Editing human embryos ‘morally permissible’

Should we or shouldn't we be allowed to modify human DNA in future children? An inquiry into the ethical issues surrounding genetically altering a human embryo has found there is "no absolute reason not to...

Oral sex producing unstoppable bacteria

  Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder...

Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’

A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as "ultra-processed". A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such...

High carb diet may hasten menopause

A diet high in carbs could bring on an earlier menopause, a study suggests. Eating lots of pasta and rice was associated with reaching menopause one-and-a-half years earlier than the average age of women in...

A new anti-Malaria drug launched in Kenya

Shin Poong Pharm in partnership with Perspective Healthcare has Wednesday launched a new Artemesinin Combination Therapy (ACT) in the fight against Malaria. The drug has demonstrated high cure rates and provides a long-term protection with...

Five health benefits of pineapple juice

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, pineapple juice is a popular base for smoothies and cocktails. It can even be used as a meat tenderizer. Pineapple, named for its resemblance to a pinecone, has...

Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters

US scientists believe they have identified a new gene mutation that can raise the risk of ovarian cancer, and is passed from father to daughter. It is inherited through the X-chromosome and is independent of...

Kanye West changes name to Ye

Rapper Kanye West is changing his name - to Ye. Announcing the change on Twitter on Saturday, he wrote: "The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE." West, 41, has been nicknamed Ye...
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