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...

Filipinas offered free contraceptives

By BBC Government agencies in the Philippines have been ordered to offer free contraceptives to an estimated six million women who cannot obtain them. President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to reduce the number of unwanted...

Women, girls urged to go for Cervical Cancer screening

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has challenged women and girls to avail themselves for cervical cancer screening as the world commemorates cervical cancer month. The First Lady said cervical cancer has become a major health concern...

Controlled diet ‘could help treat cancer’

By BBC A controlled diet that restricts certain amino acids could be used as an additional treatment for some cancer patients, according to Cancer Research UK. Researchers found that removing two non-essential amino acids, serine and...
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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...

Children need peanuts from early age to prevent allergy

Parents should expose children to peanuts from early age to prevent the growing burden of allergy, new UK guidance is expected to say, after the US amended its guidelines. The government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on...

10 Great Things That Happen When You Set Boundaries

By Huffington Post You can’t be all things — or do all things — for all people. A life without limits means rarely saying “no” and considering everyone else’s feelings before your own. Not only are these...

Grey hair gene discovered by scientists

By BBC Scientists have pinpointed a gene responsible for grey hair - a discovery that could lead to new ways of delaying or preventing this natural sign of ageing, they say in Nature Communications. Hair dyes...

Muscle test ‘benefits injured footballers’

By BBC A new way of measuring the severity of muscle injuries could help footballers return to action more quickly, research suggests. Spanish scientists said passing a current through the affected muscles gave a clearer picture...

Cholera, Other Illnesses May Spread with Climate Change

By Live Science Infectious-disease specialists are concerned that climate change is contributing to the spread of certain diseases, including the germs that cause cholera and other diarrheal illnesses. Data now suggest that the locations where certain...
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