First Lady applauds Lions eye hospital for excellent services

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has praised the outstanding services being offered at Lions Sight FirstEye Hospital in Loresho, Nairobi. The First Lady said the institution has done an excellent job in its pursuit of research...

Sipping fruit teas ‘damages teeth’

Sipping acidic drinks such as fruit teas and flavoured water can wear away teeth and damage the enamel, an investigation by scientists has shown. The King's College London team found that drinking them between meals...

Ministry embarks on capacity building for cancer management

The Ministry of Health has embarked on an ambitious country wide campaign to build capacity on cancer treatment and palliative services in public health facilities. Head of the National Cancer Control Programme at the Ministry...

Gov’t, Johnson & Johnson to accelerate Cancer Control Strategy dissemination efforts

The Ministry of Health plans to improve capacity for cancer treatment and palliative services by providing infrastructure, equipment and commodities countrywide. Speaking in Nakuru at a National Cancer Control Strategy (NCCS) 2017-2022 Regional Dissemination workshop...

Kenya declared Guinea Worm Free country

Kenya has become the latest Guinea Worm free country in the world. This comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) director- general Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus accepted recommendations made by the International Commission for the Certification of...

Soaring rates of measles in Europe

Europe has seen a massive surge in measles cases in 2017, which the World Health Organization says is a tragedy after a record low of 5,273 cases in 2016. Cases increased by 400%, with more...
'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights

‘Baby factory’ dad wins paternity rights

A Bangkok court has awarded paternity rights to a Japanese man over 13 babies he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers. The ruling allows Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, to pursue custody of the children. The son of a...
Scientists offer autism test hope

Scientists offer autism test hope

Scientists have taken the first steps towards what they say could become a new blood and urine test for autism. Their study tested children with and without the condition and found higher levels of protein...

US doctors to undertake free heart screening for children

A team of US doctors is in the country to undertake free heart screening for children in three countries. The doctors from the Heart Gift Foundation are in Garissa, Kitui and Meru counties and...

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...
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