Let us praise God through Mother Nature
Degradation of Environment threatens man's life itself and the quality of life. It risks making the human life very difficult and surely is set to increase the level of poverty.
By Archbishop Anthony Muheria 1 year ago
Let us praise God through Mother Nature
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Covid-19 jab: Can it affect women’s period cycle?
Women across the world have reported altered menstrual cycles after getting vaccinated.
By Dr Mercy Korir 2 years ago
Covid-19 jab: Can it affect women’s period cycle?
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Why Experts have beef with supermarket meat
The common bacteria in supermarket meats is E. coli, which, though harmless, most times has strains that might cause abdominal pains
By Dr Mercy Korir 2 years ago
Why Experts have beef with supermarket meat
Russia’s Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine in Kenya for Sh5,500 a dose
The Sputnik V vaccine has an efficacy level of about 92 percent and is the first such private consignment in Kenya.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Russia’s Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine in Kenya for Sh5,500 a dose
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Poor nations have to wait longer for Covid vaccines
The hopes of millions of people across the world got a boost from Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Poor nations have to wait longer for Covid vaccines
Counties lack means to manage virus cases
Ministry says Kenya is witnessing a second wave of the virus and directed counties to open up isolation wings and revamp home-based care programmes
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Counties lack means to manage virus cases
Bodies of Covid-19 victims not infectious, says Ministry of Health
The ministry admits that the current burial practices under Covid-19 containment measures have been inappropriate.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Bodies of Covid-19 victims not infectious, says Ministry of Health
Delay in test results causing avoidable deaths, say medics
In addition, KMA recommends the results be fast tracked by increasing capacity of county laboratories to do the tests.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Delay in test results causing avoidable deaths, say medics
Beware of absurd hope deadlier and more toxic than pandemic
In Kenya, the Aga Khan University Hospital started a clinical trial on Actemra, a drug used in the management of cancer.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Beware of absurd hope deadlier and more toxic than pandemic
How Dr Gatonga rose from humble beginnings to become a top CEO
From Being Idle in Med School to the helm of one of Kenya’s biggest Health Insurances, Dr PATRICK GATONGA, CEO Jubilee Health Insurance opens up to Dr
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
How Dr Gatonga rose from humble beginnings to become a top CEO
Virus drug trials begin at Nairobi’s Aga Khan hospital
Ten patients have already volunteered for tests that are being hosted in only two African countries - Kenya and South Africa
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Virus drug trials begin at Nairobi’s Aga Khan hospital
Kenya starts Covid-19 drug trials
Ten patients have already been enrolled at the Clinical Research Unit of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Kenya starts Covid-19 drug trials
Is there anything like a harmless bleed in the brain?
A headache from a bleed is sudden and one may actually collapse or have a change of speech, experience confusion or a specific body weakness.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Is there anything like a harmless bleed in the brain?
No Money, No Testing
If you do not have money, you will not get a coronavirus test done, not even at government facilities.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
No Money, No Testing
Hard-working and brilliant doctor, 38, pays ultimate price
Committed to her patients, sold out to her family in equal measure and deeply devoted to her country, she could make a study on balance of life.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Hard-working and brilliant doctor, 38, pays ultimate price
Kenya loses first doctor to Covid-19
In one of her social media pages, she speaks about her work and dedication as an obstetrician and gynaecologist.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Kenya loses first doctor to Covid-19
WHO rethinking how coronavirus spreads in air
Health body says evidence is not definitive, but notes there is transmission chance in crowded, closed or poorly-ventilated areas.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
WHO rethinking how coronavirus spreads in air
Health system still ill-prepared to tackle virus
The Ministry of Health’s data on the number of confirmed cases in Kenya indicate that nine in 10 people with the virus have no symptoms.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Health system still ill-prepared to tackle virus
Millions of Kenyans already exposed to Covid-19
Nairobi and Rift Valley have recorded highest prevalence to Covid-19 with 550,000 and 510,000 people respectively.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Millions of Kenyans already exposed to Covid-19
When arthritis hits the young…
Genetic risk alone is not enough to express a symptom
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
When arthritis hits the young…
Is the drug shortage real or imagined?
Kenyans are experiencing an artificial shortage of medicines because of a deep-seated perception
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Is the drug shortage real or imagined?
Dr Mwangangi: Pandemic gives us lessons on how to change healthcare
"I do not see us going back to our previous ways of doing things."
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Dr Mwangangi: Pandemic gives us lessons on how to change healthcare
Mwangangi, the doctor with a big public voice
Dr Mercy Mwangangi is easily the most visible face in coronavirus briefings held outside Afya House.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Mwangangi, the doctor with a big public voice
‘Initially I was so scared of working in isolation unit’
She disinfects doorknobs, handrails and empties the infectious waste of corona patients.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
 ‘Initially I was so scared of working in isolation unit’
Men jam pandemic hotline with calls
Rift Valley and Western dominate in number of callers to 719; some call to say they have found a cure.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
Men jam pandemic hotline with calls
A doctor’s lonely story of misery, hope in isolation
Doctor worried that the kind of stress he is going through now might be a recipe for more trouble ahead.
By Dr Mercy Korir 3 years ago
A doctor’s lonely story of misery, hope in isolation
Kidney transplant is way cheaper than dialysis
Lifestyle diseases like hypertension and diabetes are costing ten per cent of Kenyans their kidneys.
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
Kidney transplant is way cheaper than dialysis
Rapid virus testing is two weeks away
The aim is to test as many Kenyans as possible in a bid to curb the current coronavirus pandemic.
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
Rapid virus testing is two weeks away
The mess in quarantine facilities
The government announced on Saturday that 1,866 out of the 2,050 have so far been tested.
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
The mess in quarantine facilities
We’re shooting ourselves in the foot on covid-19 pandemic
Some news items are shocking while others are outright preposterous.
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
We’re shooting ourselves in the foot on covid-19 pandemic
Police pounce on man in quarantine swoop, four weeks too late
Many of the listed contacts go about their daily activities oblivious of the danger they pose and unaware that they are on the ministry’s contact trac
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
Police pounce on man in quarantine swoop, four weeks too late
Six-year-old is so far Kenya’s youngest coronavirus victim
A six-year-old boy died from Covid-19-related complications at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on Thursday.
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
Six-year-old is so far Kenya’s youngest coronavirus victim
Why doctors are afraid for Kenya as cases shoot up
Exclusive interview with 20 men and women leading the fight against Covid-19 at Mbagathi isolation unit as the country records 29 new cases.
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
Why doctors are afraid for Kenya as cases shoot up
Pandemic: Past week has shown even health workers are scared
Everyday, when my phone buzzes with a call or a message, I hold my breath, hoping it is not news of another victim of the virus.
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
Pandemic: Past week has shown even health workers are scared
Parents in agony as mystery illness claims 17 children
While some healthcare workers think it is pneumonia, they are wondering why it cannot be contained.
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
Parents in agony as mystery illness claims 17 children
Inside lab testing for Covid-19
Due to the highly-infectious nature of the Covid-19 samples, the lab scientists decontaminate the containers
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
Inside lab testing for Covid-19
Covid-19 treatment trials
Researchers are seeking to establish if certain components of existing drugs have any effect on coronavirus.
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
Covid-19 treatment trials
Worries over Kenya’s capacity to handle severe cases of coronavirus
The government is working round the clock to put structures in place to handle the coronavirus disease despite having a six-week head-start.
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
Worries over Kenya’s capacity to handle severe cases of coronavirus
Coronavirus outbreak calls for boost to universal health coverage
The novel coronavirus 2019 has every person across the world either on high alert or running amok in panic.
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
Coronavirus outbreak calls for boost to universal health coverage
Coronavirus: Do not panic, follow instructions to the letter
Three per cent of the people who have had coronavirus have succumbed to it
By Dr Mercy Korir 4 years ago
Coronavirus: Do not panic, follow instructions to the letter
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