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...

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...
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Trans Nzoia health officials issue alert over Marburg virus

Health officials from Trans Nzoia County have issued an alert over a possible outbreak of Marburg virus disease in the region. The caution comes following a suspected case of the deadly virus with samples...

Kenya’s First Lady roots for a generation free of HIV

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has pledged to step up efforts geared towards curbing HIV and AIDS. The Kenyan First Lady said as a mother, her hope was to see a generation free of HIV in...

Awareness is still the key to tackling Cancer

In Kenya, 7% of deaths are caused by cancer, awareness could help reduce this The collective fight against the disease was strengthened by the creation of the National Cancer Control Strategy about two months ago. The...

Organizations call for an end to teenage pregnancy in Kenya

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, organizations in Kenya are rallying a campaign in the country to end teenage pregnancy in Kenya. The #GirlsNotMothers, by the White Ribbon Alliance Kenya in partnership with Christian...
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Ministry of Health allays fears of Marburg virus outbreak

The Ministry of Health has allayed fears of a Marburg fever outbreak in the country, but urged Kenyans to remain vigilant after several cases of the viral disease were confirmed in neighboring Uganda. Speaking to...

How much protein do we actually need?

In the early 20th Century, Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson spent a collective five years eating just meat. This meant that his diet consisted of around 80% fat and 20% protein. Twenty years later, he did...
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