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Parents responsible for their children's obesity
There is a need for regulation and legislation on the marketing and advertising of junk foods to children.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Parents responsible for their children's obesity
Why camel milk enthusiasts see it as medicine, not food
Mercy Njeri, a nutritionist, says camel milk is rich in Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, and calcium.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Why camel milk enthusiasts see it as medicine, not food
Researchers demand severe punishment for counterfeit medicine
Cartels are said to target popular original medicines such as painkillers used by many people on a daily basis and normally sold over the counter.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Researchers demand severe punishment for counterfeit medicine
Broilers not harmful to your health, experts say
According to Dr Namarome, there are no growth promoters or synthetic steroids used in Kenyan poultry production.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Broilers not harmful to your health, experts say
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The health risks of having your womb removed
Women whose uteruses are removed have increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions, even when both ovaries are conserved.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
The health risks of having your womb removed
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How infidelity, loneliness is driving women into alcoholism
Counties with patriarchal societal hierarchies and strong paternalistic cultures have the least female alcoholics in the country alongside those where religion frowns at alcohol consumption
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
How infidelity, loneliness is driving women into alcoholism
Broiler breasts tastier, kienyeji thighs healthier
Given a choice, some Kenyans go for broiler chicken, others kienyeji, also called 'Road Runner' with choices often dictated by perception on health and age of consumer.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Broiler breasts tastier, kienyeji thighs healthier
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The anonymous pulse of a nation
They are our medical heroes and heroines this Jamhuri Day, alongside medical entrepreneurs who have made Kenya the largest exporter of vaccination syringes in the continent.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
The anonymous pulse of a nation
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Why some people always have a blocked or runny nose
Allergic rhinitis refers to inflammation of the nasal lining following exposure to allergy causing agents like dust, paint and pollen.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Why some people always have a blocked or runny nose
Sugarcane charcoal lowers energy costs
Commercialisation of biomass briquettes from agro-industrial residues is uplifting the living standards of people in Western Kenya.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Sugarcane charcoal lowers energy costs
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Kibanda food tasty but not safe
Typhoid can be controlled using preventive measures starting with food handlers in kiosks, restaurants and hotels since they're among the high risks groups.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Kibanda food tasty but not safe
Vaccine could help tame cholera cases - experts
The oral cholera vaccines have demonstrated efficacy in a large-scale clinical trials among 700,000 people in Kolkata, India.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Vaccine could help tame cholera cases - experts
Short rains will come with pneumonia, flu and asthma
Weather patterns, affected by climate change in Kenya and other parts of the world, come with severe infections from communicable diseases.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Short rains will come with pneumonia, flu and asthma
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Camel urine cleans liver, lowers gastric ulcers
Camel blood, on the other hand, has a strong anti-microbial activity against the tested microorganisms to fight cancer.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Camel urine cleans liver, lowers gastric ulcers
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Who needs cooking oil?
In the current kadogo economy, do people really need cooking oil? Well, for starters an array of food types does not require cooking oil or cooking fat.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Who needs cooking oil?
At crossroads over KEBS' suspension of 10 cooking oils? Here are the alternatives
The Kenya Bureau of Standard (KEBS) has suspended the sale of the 10 cooking fat brands for non-compliance with standards.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
At crossroads over KEBS' suspension of 10 cooking oils? Here are the alternatives
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Take 10 cups of tea daily, if you can
Tea contains antioxidants which detoxify harmful and excess free radicals, which are molecules that naturally occupy the body.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Take 10 cups of tea daily, if you can
Transport paralysis as anxious Kenyans await poll results
Transline Classic Bus services had their vehicles parked along the Kisii-Kilgoris roads.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Transport paralysis as anxious Kenyans await poll results
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When you are the president's doctor
A personal physician is a crucial cog in the wheel of presidential duties at home and abroad; checking out opportunistic diseases, diet, and signs of depression.
By Kamau Mutunga and Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
When you are the president's doctor
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Infidelity, loneliness driving women into alcoholism
Counties with least female alcoholics are Garissa, Mandera, Wajir, Isiolo, Marshabit, Turkana and Samburu.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Infidelity, loneliness driving women into alcoholism
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Why Maasais eat lots of red meat, but hardly suffer gout
Most Maasais hardly suffer gout and other conditions other communities face after developing keen appetite for red meat.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Why Maasais eat lots of red meat, but hardly suffer gout
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Why cigarette, not weed smokers die
'Marijuana does not contain carcinogens, cancer-causing chemicals, so it cannot kill its users prematurely.'
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Why cigarette, not weed smokers die
Nicotine in cigarettes kills appetite, affects nutrition
About 10 million Kenyans are addicted to tobacco products, according to data from the Ministry of Health, with about 14 per cent of Kenyans being regular smokers.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Nicotine in cigarettes kills appetite, affects nutrition
Lake Victoria is now up for cleaning
Tourism sector accounts for 12 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 14 per cent of the employments in Kenya.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Lake Victoria is now up for cleaning
Turning stubborn water hyacinth into charcoal briquettes
The water hyacinth charcoal briquettes are being made by students and graduates of Pennsylvania State University in Human Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Programme.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Turning stubborn water hyacinth into charcoal briquettes
Sixth Covid wave: Time for fourth vaccine dose?
The UN says the rising cases are fuelled by the Omicron variant. Severe illness lower on those who had received fourth dos.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Sixth Covid wave: Time for fourth vaccine dose?
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Why smokers puff after eating
6,000 Kenyans aged between 30 and 69 die of tobacco-related diseases annually.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Why smokers puff after eating
Aloe vera slows ageing, constipation
Aloe vera has antioxidant and antibacterial properties, which reduce dental plaque, helps treat canker sores, lower blood sugar levels and also reduces constipation.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Aloe vera slows ageing, constipation
Virility problems? Try onions
Onions, especially yellow or red, are root vegetables with various health benefits. They are richer in vitamins than brown and white onions.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Virility problems? Try onions
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, Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Covid-19 cases rising, virus 'not over yet', experts warn
Experts raise the alarm over drug resistance in malaria treatment
Malaria is estimated to account for 30 per cent of visits to hospitals in Kenya.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Experts raise the alarm over drug resistance in malaria treatment
Mosquitoes now resisting treated nets
The ability of mosquito adaptation has largely limited nets efficacy and effectiveness.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Mosquitoes now resisting treated nets
Mwarubaini, the wonder tree that cures 40 diseases
Historically, it has been used to treat pain, fever, and infection, while its twigs have been used as toothbrushes.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Mwarubaini, the wonder tree that cures 40 diseases
Chronic kidney disease can cause anemia
If left untreated, it severely undermines the quality of life and can lead to serious cardiovascular complications
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Chronic kidney disease can cause anemia
Arthritis: Occurs over time, appears suddenly
Osteoarthritis usually develops after 50 to 60 years. But medical experts say OA now occurs in women in their 40s.
By Ayoki Onyango 1 year ago
Arthritis: Occurs over time, appears suddenly
Pomegranate boosts libido for men, women
The extracts of kukumanga also helps in blocking the production of enzymes that worsen arthritis by destroying cartilage.
By Ayoki Onyango 2 years ago
Pomegranate boosts libido for men, women
Sugarcane cleans teeth, prevents decay
Sugarcane contains natural sugar and the liquid in sugarcane helps to wash the teeth and help maintain freshness of the teeth.
By Ayoki Onyango 2 years ago
Sugarcane cleans teeth, prevents decay
How to tell fake from genuine honey
It takes 12 bees each making a 1/12ths to make a teaspoon of honey-which is better than sweeteners including sugar.
By Ayoki Onyango 2 years ago
How to tell fake from genuine honey
Booster shots against Omicron wanes within 10 weeks
Five days of isolation are enough to mix with other people for those who test positive test to Covid-19 but are without symptoms.
By Ayoki Onyango 2 years ago
Booster shots against Omicron wanes within 10 weeks
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Medics: Omicron patients may not need ventilators
Meanwhile, research teams say symptoms of the variant are same as previous strains.
By Mercy Kahenda and Ayoki Onyango 2 years ago
Medics: Omicron patients may not need ventilators
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