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Alarming rise in sexual violence, teen mothers in Kenya
Teenagers represent 21 per cent of ante-natal attendances and 53 per cent of all sexual gender-based violence cases.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Alarming rise in sexual violence, teen mothers in Kenya
Beware of enlarged testicles, blood in scrotum
Triggers of infertility in women may include infections, fibroids, and congenital malformation of the fallopian tubes and the uterus.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Beware of enlarged testicles, blood in scrotum
President has done well in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic
Vaccine uptake changed after Uhuru led by example in the vaccination drive.He allocated more resources to fighting Covid, including strengthening healthcare.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
President has done well in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic
Lamu: Where phone notifies you of birth dates and polio jabs
Women in Lamu County have adopted mobile phone technology in maternal, newborn, and child health programmes.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Lamu: Where phone notifies you of birth dates and polio jabs
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Mental health: Why visits to faith healers, witches will end
The common mental illnesses in Kenya according to the Mental Health Taskforce established by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2019 include; depression and suicide, substance use disorder
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Mental health: Why visits to faith healers, witches will end
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Cure or poison? Experts poke holes on Raila, Ruto pledges on health
Economist Kamau says says none of the candidates has explained their health allocation and implementation plans. Iraki says UHC is a great idea but questions the source of funding.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Cure or poison? Experts poke holes on Raila, Ruto pledges on health
NHIF holders to access mental healthcare in enhanced benefits
Fighting mental health illnesses was enhanced after President Uhuru Kenyatta assented the Mental Health Bill, 2020 into law.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
NHIF holders to access mental healthcare in enhanced benefits
NHIF members can now access enhanced prostate cancer drug
Ministry data shows prostate cancer accounts for 17.3 per cent of all male cancers.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
NHIF members can now access enhanced prostate cancer drug
Newborns at risk as shortage of the rotavirus vaccine is felt in various clinics
Rotavirus vaccine supplies have been supported by Global Alliance for Vaccines since 2007.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Newborns at risk as shortage of the rotavirus vaccine is felt in various clinics
Brace for rise in flu infections among children, Ministry of Health warns
Health data indicates that Kenya experiences two influenza peaks each year.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Brace for rise in flu infections among children, Ministry of Health warns
UN agencies give Sh80m to support children's health, education
So far, 8,264 children have been registered to benefit from the programme, whose piloting will end in December.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
UN agencies give Sh80m to support children's health, education
Kenyans return to wearing of face masks amid rising Covid-19 cases
The public urged to continue to adhere to containment measures. At least 8,578,026 people have been fully vaccinated.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Kenyans return to wearing of face masks amid rising Covid-19 cases
Women suffer less Election Stress Disorder
Election Stress Disorder is characterised by fatigue, headaches, joint pains, intestinal and neck problems, numbness, insomnia, lack of appetite and psychosomatic illnesses.
By Mercy Kahenda 1 month ago
Women suffer less Election Stress Disorder
Country's Covid-19 cases on the rise as testing capacity drops
Country is yet to attain the optimal testing capacity of 7,000 tests a day.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
Country's Covid-19 cases on the rise as testing capacity drops
Donate blood to save lives, head of transfusion body urges Kenyans
The Kenya National Blood Transfusion and Transplant Services is targeting at least 400,000 units. Kenya requires a minimum of 500,000 units annually.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
Donate blood to save lives, head of transfusion body urges Kenyans
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Elections: Politicians get so stressed, even suicidal
Health experts have warned that a majority of politicians are likely to suffer from election stress disorder, as we approach the general election. 
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
Elections: Politicians get so stressed, even suicidal
Covid-19: State says no restrictions to be imposed despite rising cases
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced the relaxation of containment measures in March. On Saturday, the Health ministry announced the highest positivity rate of 9.9 per cent. 
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
Covid-19: State says no restrictions to be imposed despite rising cases
Ministry told to help boost uptake of Covid vaccine as cases increase
Kenya has at least 143 distinct SARS-CoV-2 lineages, with omicron being the most dominant variant.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
Ministry told to help boost uptake of Covid vaccine as cases increase
Face masks a must during fete at Uhuru Gardens, State cautions
Over the weekend, Covid-19 positivity rate rose to 5.6 per cent, the highest in the last three months.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
Face masks a must during fete at Uhuru Gardens, State cautions
Lack of data on rock pythons was the terminal heartbreaker
Prof Matilu Mwau's study on human cardiovascular system using the African Rock Python was dropped due to lack of data on the number of African Rock Pythons in Kenya.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
Lack of data on rock pythons was the terminal heartbreaker
My daughter was convulsing, the dispensary had been closed
When Everlyn Akinyi Onyango’s three-year-old daughter became feverish and started convulsing one night, she feared for the worst as the nearest dispensary had been closed.
By Mercy Kahenda 2 months ago
My daughter was convulsing, the dispensary had been closed
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Divorce and Christianity: Should we pull asunder what God has joined?
Divorce in church, it appears, carries with it a heavier burden.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Divorce and Christianity: Should we pull asunder what God has joined?
Vaccine delivers hope for families hit by malaria
Malaria vaccination is being undertaken in Homa Bay town, Ndiwa and Kabondo Kasipul. The children present with high fever, vomiting and respiratory distress.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Vaccine delivers hope for families hit by malaria
Covid-19 cases rising, virus 'not over yet', experts warn
The Ministry of Health has raised concerns over that false perception which has drastically slowed the uptake of Covid-19 the jab, with at least 10 million doses still unused.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Covid-19 cases rising, virus 'not over yet', experts warn
Without a fridge? Just store insulin in a clay pot
Insulin is an important drug in the management of glucose levels among diabetes patients. But to be effective, it requires proper storage. It can also turn toxic with improper storage.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Without a fridge? Just store insulin in a clay pot
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'It haunts me many girls I 'cut' bled to death at birth'
For most girls, FGM signals the end of formal schooling and the advent of early pregnancies.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
'It haunts me many girls I 'cut' bled to death at birth'
Feeding on sweet potatoes morning, noon and night
The orange-fleshed sweet potato is grown via irrigation leaving her with surplus to sell for income generation.
By Mercy Kahenda 3 months ago
Feeding on sweet potatoes morning, noon and night
For just Sh500, mothers feed and bond with their children
Malnutrition is attributed to poor feeding practices, lack of household food security, morbidity and declining livelihoods, some blamed on climate change.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
For just Sh500, mothers feed and bond with their children
When children play doctor, with dolls as patients
Medical play makes it easier for doctors to have the procedures done and even the fear in children goes gradually fades, making them take treatment positively.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
When children play doctor, with dolls as patients
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They live in Nairobi, but give birth in Kiambu
Kiambu has a total of 110 public hospitals in addition to 550 that are either private or faith-based.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
They live in Nairobi, but give birth in Kiambu
NHIF urged to consider covering a palliative care burdening ill, kin
In the proposed regulation, a beneficiary with chronic illness should access treatment from public health care facilities only.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
NHIF urged to consider covering a palliative care burdening ill, kin
NHIF urged to consider covering palliative care for terminally ill
In the proposed regulation, a beneficiary with chronic illness should access treatment from public health care facilities only.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
NHIF urged to consider covering palliative care for terminally ill
Where men feed pregnant women and newborns
The elder said a majority of pregnant women are fed on ugali and milk, foods that are not rich only in carbohydrates and protein.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
Where men feed pregnant women and newborns
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C-Sections: Why women should avoid scalpel-happy doctors
C-Section should be done by a doctor and mostly only in women with high-risk pregnancies.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
C-Sections: Why women should avoid scalpel-happy doctors
Feeding bottles not banned - Ministry of Health
The decision is said to be necessary as they affect a baby’s breastfeeding since “they are made of silicon which does not have the same texture as the breast, and this causes nipple confusion.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
Feeding bottles not banned - Ministry of Health
Woman in breakthrough surgery to replace shoulder
The replacement procedure is the first of its kind in a public hospital in Kenya, a first-time NHIF approved specialised surgery without extra cost.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
Woman in breakthrough surgery to replace shoulder
Malnutrition on the rise in Turkana, West Pokot
West Pokot has reported a worsening nutrition status among children aged under five years.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
Malnutrition on the rise in Turkana, West Pokot
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Why ‘expectant’ Thika fathers are donating blood
Men encouraged to donate blood in preparation for any eventuality during child birth.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
Why ‘expectant’ Thika fathers are donating blood
Beware of endless coughs, wheezy breathing
Chronic obstructive disease is associated with difficulties in breathing out.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
Beware of endless coughs, wheezy breathing
Dr Sanand Bag: I just wanted to be a good doctor
With over 2,000 surgeries under his belt, medicine wasn’t even his dream career.
By Mercy Kahenda 4 months ago
Dr Sanand Bag: I just wanted to be a good doctor