Chlamydia sex infection vaccine passes safety test

A vaccine to protect people against the common sexually transmitted infection chlamydia has passed initial safety tests. It is the first of its kind to enter human trials. Experts say immunisation may be the best way...

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...

Aga Khan Hospital donates mobile clinic to Beyond Zero initiative

By PSCU The Beyond Zero initiative Friday got another boost when the Aga Khan University Hospital donated a fully kitted Mobile Clinic which was received by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi. The...

Couple forced to embrace family planning after 17 children

By Mashable While the world's most populous nation China has restrictions on the number of children a couple can have, India — which is fast catching up with China on people count — doesn't impose...

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...

5 daily 20-minute habits that will make you a happier person

By Business Insider Happiness. Such a simple word. Such an important word. Happiness matters for everyone, even if what it means varies from person to person. Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person,...

China adopts strategy to eradicate malaria

By Eric Biegon in China China says its recently adopted a strategy of treating Malaria that will most certainly wipe the disease off the face of the earth in the next 10 years. The announcement comes...

Boy saved by massive spider anti-venom dose

By BBC A 10-year-old Australian boy has survived being bitten by one of the world's most venomous spiders after being treated with 12 vials of anti-venom, reports say. It is thought to be one of the...

Cancer awareness key to fighting disease

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...

India hospital builds new unit to operate on ‘500kg’ Egyptian woman

By BBC An Indian hospital is building a special facility so that an Egyptian woman, believed to be the world's heaviest at 500kg (1,102lb), can soon undergo weight reduction surgery. The facility at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital...
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