New Year’s ‘Detox’ Lands Woman in hospital

By Live Science Undertaking a New Year's "detox" can sometimes be dangerous, according to a new report. The report described the case of a woman in England who developed a potentially life-threatening condition after she drank...
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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...

Gene therapy reverses sight loss

By BBC A genetic therapy has improved the vision of patients who would otherwise have gone blind. A clinical study by British scientists has shown that the improvement is long-lasting and so the therapy is suitable...

Sedentary lifestyle in older women ‘ages body cells’

By BBC Women who lead a sedentary lifestyle have faster-ageing cells than those who exercise every day, research suggests. Research on 1,500 women aged 64 to 95 found those who spent many hours sitting and exercised...

Kenya’s capacity to detect Zika virus infection boosted

Kenya’s capacity to detect the Zika virus infection has received a boost after Lancet laboratories made the vital test available in the country. Lancet, the largest private medical laboratory service provider in Kenya and...
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How to eat red meat and not get cancer

By Yahoo/Evelyne Wareh Vegans, rejoice: Not only is today National Vegan Day, but researchers have found that carnivores (well, at least those of us eating red meat) may be putting their health at risk. Eating processed...

NHS problems unacceptable, says Hunt

By BBC Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has conceded the NHS in England is facing "completely unacceptable" problems. He said there was "no excuse" for some of the difficulties highlighted during the BBC's NHS week and the...

4 ways to distinguish between a heart attack and a panic attack

A panic attack and a heart attack have similar symptoms, such as a strong pain in the chest, sweating, a prickly feeling, uneven breathing, and nausea. The fact that a heart attack can induce panic only makes it more likely that people confuse...

Jubilee pledges free health care for the aged

By PSCU/Grace Maina The Jubilee party will provide free treatment to all Kenyans aged 70 and above, through a revamped National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) package. The pledge is part of the party’s policy to achieve...

Scientists ‘find cancer’s Achilles heel’

By BBC Scientists believe they have discovered a way to "steer" the immune system to kill cancers. Researchers at University College, London have developed a way of finding unique markings within a tumour - its "Achilles...
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