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Why Kenyans walk the streets, talking to themselves
It is not uncommon to see smartly-dressed men and women ambling on busy streets mumbling to themselves and even making gestures.
By Rose Mukonyo 16 days ago
Why Kenyans walk the streets, talking to themselves
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Medicine not a cash cow as people imagine
Though cancer treatment is expensive, he argues that most developed countries deal with it differently compared to Kenya.
By Rose Mukonyo 17 days ago
Medicine not a cash cow as people imagine
Better nutrition equals cleverer, less ill children
Through improved nutrition, children acquire better immunity and fall ill less often, and have better cognitive development.
By Rose Mukonyo 24 days ago
Better nutrition equals cleverer, less ill children
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Women with disabilities face threats, insults on political trail
Women with disability face stigma and discrimination when vying for political seats. There is a false perception that women with disabilities should wait to be nominated.
By Rose Mukonyo 25 days ago
Women with disabilities face threats, insults on political trail
Kenya given priority in first ever malaria vaccine rollout
Piloting of the malaria vaccine began in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi started in 2019. There has been a 30pc drop in the hospitalisation of children with severe malaria during the piloting phase.
By Rose Mukonyo 26 days ago
Kenya given priority in first ever malaria vaccine rollout
Stress: Music, dancing better than drugs
Men suffer anxiety which starts in the mind as a feeling of impending danger but which affects performance if not addressed.
By Rose Mukonyo 1 month ago
Stress: Music, dancing better than drugs
In surgery, knife came before the husband
Dr Andhoga graduated with a Bachelors of Medicine in 1983 and Bachelors in Surgery in 1988. She moved to London to specialise.
By Rose Mukonyo 1 month ago
In surgery, knife came before the husband
Dr Ken Muma: I could have been a priest, but picked medicine
Dr Ken Muma says his dream of becoming a doctor was cemented by his love for science subjects in high school, especially biology.
By Rose Mukonyo 1 month ago
Dr Ken Muma: I could have been a priest, but picked medicine
Dr Eddie Mairura: 'Sometimes I went for 30 hours without sleep'
Dr Mairura talks of challenges that motivated him to stand out and succeed in places where he felt he was naturally gifted and this motivation is what made him an orthopedic surgeon.
By Rose Mukonyo 1 month ago
Dr Eddie Mairura: 'Sometimes I went for 30 hours without sleep'
How climate change alters your appetite, weight
For starters, about 13 million people die around the world each year due to avoidable environmental causes, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
By Rose Mukonyo 1 month ago
How climate change alters your appetite, weight
For Dr Victor Ng'ani, chess mirrors life
Dr Victor Ng’ani, the 2018 Kenya National Chess champion, surprised many chess players when he represented the country at the World Chess Olympiad in Georgia.
By Rose Mukonyo 1 month ago
For Dr Victor Ng'ani, chess mirrors life
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Dr Daniella Munene: From Miss Kenya, she stuck to pharmacy
Being tall, colleagues encouraged her to audition after seeing posters near campus. The judges looked at her and thought she had to lose two inches everywhere.
By Rose Mukonyo 2 months ago
Dr Daniella Munene: From Miss Kenya, she stuck to pharmacy
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Playing catch up: Doctor, I need twins now please ...
The delay over education and pursuing careers, among other reasons, has seen a decrease in fertility rates over the last two decades.
By Rose Mukonyo 2 months ago
Playing catch up: Doctor, I need twins now please ...
Where pregnant women were barred from attending funerals
In Pokot, pregnant women were allowed to eat some meat, but not from an animal that had just died. They were also advised not to eat too much protein for purposes of delivery.
By Rose Mukonyo 2 months ago
Where pregnant women were barred from attending funerals
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Dr Edwin Mogere: It took me 15 years to open people's heads
Dr Edwin Mogere completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nairobi, School of Medicine, in 2003, there were no opportunities for training as a neurosurgeon in Kenya.
By Rose Mukonyo 2 months ago
Dr Edwin Mogere: It took me 15 years to open people's heads
Kenya to end tropical diseases by year 2030
Mochache also affirmed the government’s commitment to making the Universal Health Coverage policy a priority to provide case management of Neglected Tropical Diseases.
By Rose Mukonyo 2 months ago
Kenya to end tropical diseases by year 2030
'Bacteria eaters' new warriors against antibiotic resistance
Bacteriophages or ‘bacteria eaters’ also called phages are tiny virus-like organisms found in nature and said to be natural enemies of bacteria.
By Rose Mukonyo 2 months ago
'Bacteria eaters' new warriors against antibiotic resistance
Prof Rachel Musoke: She pioneered Kangaroo Mother Care in Kenya
Prof Rachel Musoke, a lover of music since childhood, has inspired many in not just paediatrics, but neonatology too. She retired at 76, having worked as a neonatologist at KNH.
By Rose Mukonyo 2 months ago
Prof Rachel Musoke: She pioneered Kangaroo Mother Care in Kenya
I started by converting a van into a mobile clinic
Dr Thakker is the Executive chair, Africa Health Business and the President of Africa Healthcare Federation.
By Rose Mukonyo 2 months ago
I started by converting a van into a mobile clinic
Poor drainage in towns creating 'urban malaria'
WHO says more than 13 million deaths around the world are due to avoidable environmental causes, with the climate crisis as the single biggest health threat facing humanity
By Rose Mukonyo 3 months ago
Poor drainage in towns creating 'urban malaria'
Aflatoxin increasing liver cancer cases in Machakos
This type of cancer primarily affects the liver. Medics at the Machakos Level 5 Hospital say three out of 10 patients with malignancy have symptoms of hepatocellular cancer.
By Rose Mukonyo 3 months ago
Aflatoxin increasing liver cancer cases in Machakos
Meet the doctor fascinated by teeth since childhood
Dr Anbar Ganatra, now based in Gatundu, Kiambu County says she was so fascinated by teeth that when her brother would have teeth that needed removal, she would be the one to do it.
By Rose Mukonyo 3 months ago
Meet the doctor fascinated by teeth since childhood
I dreamt of being a mechanic, now I 'repair' people
His journey to medicine began at Lailuba Primary School in 1998 where scored 501 marks out of 700, a record that remained unbroken for 18 years.
By Rose Mukonyo 3 months ago
I dreamt of being a mechanic, now I 'repair' people
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How blue light from computers, smartphones destroys your eyes
Symptoms of myopia includes; squinting, headaches caused by eye strain, night blindness while driving and blurry vision when looking at distant objects.
By Rose Mukonyo 3 months ago
How blue light from computers, smartphones destroys your eyes
‘Will you sell patients as collateral for the bank loan?’
Dr Gikonyo recalls the bank whose loan managers wondered where we would get money to repay the loan if the hospital did not pick up.
By Rose Mukonyo 4 months ago
‘Will you sell patients as collateral for the bank loan?’
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Dr Lukoye Atwoli: I was excited by brains, not spines and backs
The father of four chose not to stay under the shadow of his father, COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli.
By Rose Mukonyo 4 months ago
Dr Lukoye Atwoli: I was excited by brains, not spines and backs
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I am raising a P2 baby: The ABC of emergency birth pregnancy pills
Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy after sexual intercourse without protection.
By Rose Mukonyo 4 months ago
I am raising a P2 baby: The ABC of emergency birth pregnancy pills
Leukemia: Most children succumb to infections
Death of leukemia patients occur at different stages including from cardio-toxicity and kidney failure not the cancer itself.
By Rose Mukonyo 4 months ago
Leukemia: Most children succumb to infections
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The world of a Mukorino doctor
Dr Isaac Gitiha ascribes to the Akorino faith and proudly wears his turban at work, in a field with very few of his kind.
By Rose Mukonyo 4 months ago
The world of a Mukorino doctor
Goat-like poop? That’s constipation
Few people who have irritable bowel disease usually control it by managing the diet, lifestyle, and stress.
By Rose Mukonyo 4 months ago
Goat-like poop?  That’s  constipation
Prof Were: From high school teacher, to medic and a Nobel peace prize nominee
Prof Miriam Khamadi Were has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.
By Rose Mukonyo 4 months ago
Prof Were: From high school teacher, to medic and a Nobel peace prize nominee
Glaucoma; when the vision thief creeps in
Glaucoma is an eye condition caused by an increase in eye pressure usually called intraocular pressure.
By Rose Mukonyo 4 months ago
Glaucoma; when the vision thief creeps in
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The ABC of giving birth to twins
How modern technology makes it easy to have wins although success is not 100 per cent guaranteed
By Rose Mukonyo 4 months ago
The ABC of giving birth to twins
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Dr Ahmed Kalebi: The Kibra slum boy who dared to dream
In the pursuit of his dreams, Dr Kalebi started out as a doctor, not sure he wanted to be a pathologist because he first loved doing anatomy.
By Rose Mukonyo 5 months ago
Dr Ahmed Kalebi: The Kibra slum boy who dared to dream
Smile Train, Kemri to research on cleft
The memorandum seeks to address the gap of lack of sufficient data on cleft prevalence in East Africa which would prompt policy development.
By Rose Mukonyo 5 months ago
Smile Train, Kemri to research on cleft
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A skipped Visiting Day triggered alcoholism, suicide
He survived alcoholism, suicide attempts. He later discovered that he is bipolar, but Julian Onyango, a father of four is now a mental health champ.
By Rose Mukonyo 5 months ago
A skipped Visiting Day triggered alcoholism, suicide
Uproar over online sale of prescription-only drugs
Kenyans have raised alarm over prescription-only medicines being sold online by unlicensed individuals.
By Rose Mukonyo 5 months ago
Uproar over online sale of prescription-only drugs
Pastoralists now turning to ‘telephone herding’
The pastoralists have turned to non-climate-dependent activities such as beadwork and weaving mats.
By Rose Mukonyo 5 months ago
Pastoralists now turning to ‘telephone herding’
Sexual habits that lead to cervical cancer
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women in Kenya after breast cancer.
By Rose Mukonyo 6 months ago
Sexual habits that lead to cervical cancer
Maasai men drop knife, join fight against FGM
FGM often leads to problems such as haemorrhage, infection, and birth complications.
By Rose Mukonyo 6 months ago
Maasai men drop knife, join fight against FGM
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Pregnancy
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