Ebola: $5m vaccine deal announced

By BBC The Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, has signed a $5m (£3.5m) deal for an Ebola vaccine, to protect against future outbreaks of the deadly disease. The deal commits pharmaceutical company Merck to keeping 300,000 vaccines ready...

Pregnant? Eat fish, your babies will be smarter!

By Reuters Health. When mothers eat three sizeable servings of fish each week during pregnancy it may benefit children’s brains for years to come, according to a large study in Spain. Researchers followed nearly 2,000 mother-child...

Sleeping in on weekends may help reduce diabetes risk

By Reuters Health Getting too little sleep during the week can increase some risk factors for diabetes, but sleeping late on weekends might help improve the picture, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers conducted a sleep...

Cancer treatment for MS hailed

By BBC UK doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are showing "remarkable" improvements after receiving a treatment usually used for cancer. About 20 patients have received bone marrow transplants using their own stem...

Potatoes ‘pose pregnancy diabetes risk’

By BBC Eating potatoes or chips on most days of the week may increase a woman's risk of diabetes during pregnancy, say US researchers. This is probably because starch in spuds can trigger a sharp rise...

The toilet you only clean once a year

By BBC An "intelligent" toilet that opens when you approach it and self-cleans with every flush is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It also cleans the user with an aerated wand,...

Free app reveals drink sugar content

By BBC Parents are being urged to sign up for a free app which tells them the sugar content of food and drink. The "sugar smart app", from Public Health England, works by scanning barcodes and...

First Lady: Strong family foundations key to peaceful gender co-existence

By PSCU First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has called for strong family foundations that respect the sanctity of human life, saying it will guarantee peaceful co-existence of all genders.  The First Lady said the fight against gender-based violence...

Modern medical equipment for Isiolo hospitals

By Bruno Mutunga Isiolo County government has acquired modern theatre equipment at a cost of Kshs 52 Million. The medical equipment comes as a reprieve to isiolo residents who have suffered in search of medical care...

Religious leaders snub polio forum

By Lynace Mwashighadi The next phase of Polio campaign may start on a bumpy note after Religious leaders boycotted an immunization stakeholders forum that had been convened by the Ministry of health at a Nairobi...
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