Pre-eclampsia: A silent killer of pregnant women
Expert urges timely and effective care be given to pregnant women with symptoms.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Pre-eclampsia: A silent killer of pregnant women
How magic touch of a masseuse can help soothe new mothers
Regular massage not only pampers women after delivery, it also accelerates healing, both physically and psychologically.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
How magic touch of a masseuse can help soothe new mothers
Research:Blood cancer is most prevalent at 42
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) occurs at the age of 42 in victims in Kenya compared to the West where most patients are about 67 years old.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Research:Blood cancer is most prevalent at 42
‘It is not all gloomy if you've psoriasis’
"I choose to speak about psoriasis because it is often misunderstood and persons with the condition stigmatised or prevented from participating in social activities"
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
‘It is not all gloomy if you've psoriasis’
Oldest genetic disorder few Kenyans know about
Haemophilia impairs the body’s ability to make blood clots, a process needed to stop bleeding
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Oldest genetic disorder few Kenyans know about
Got stubborn wounds? Cure them with creepy maggots
Maggots clean and disinfect wound with an enzyme they produce using their mouth hooks to stimulate and rough up the wound bed, encouraging healing
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Got stubborn wounds? Cure them with creepy maggots
Two in every five Kenyans have TB – but they don’t know it
Two in every five Kenyans are unaware that they have tuberculosis (TB). And they are spreading it, hour after hour, albeit unknowingly.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Two in every five Kenyans have TB – but they don’t know it
Why doctors have refused to pick up their scalpels two months on
What is the cause of the stalemate? How can the standoff be resolved?
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Why doctors have refused to pick up their scalpels two months on
My battle with losing a breast to cancer
In September 2011, I enrolled for a nursing course at the Kenya Medical Training College in Nakuru and looked forward to learning all about the wonders of medicine.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
My battle with losing a breast to cancer
My battle with a near loss of eyesight
Anderson Gitonga, 44, has low vision due to a condition known as keratoconus and has undergone a cornea graft.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
My battle with a near loss of eyesight
Hearing test for autism check
Identifying autism and its prompt treatment in children could soon be a reality if a recent scientific study is implemented.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Hearing test for autism check
Thrice bitten dog vet not shy to tame rapid spread of rabies
Responsible dog ownership is not widely practised in Kenya, courting spread of rabies to humans through scratches and bites.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Thrice bitten dog vet not shy to tame rapid spread of rabies
Yes, HIV positive mothers can safely breastfeed their babies
Lucy Mukami, 23, exclusively breastfed her three children for six months despite being HIV positive.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Yes, HIV positive mothers can safely breastfeed their babies
Victim of blood disorder lends hand to those with same condition
Bubbly and not deterred by a genetic blood condition that predisposes him to frequent bleeding, James Kago still exudes oodles of a positive spirit.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Victim of blood disorder lends hand to those with same condition
Sharing bedroom with chicken will keep mosquitoes at bay, study says
The smell of chicken by your bedside could be an effective control measure to keep away mosquitoes.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Sharing bedroom with chicken will keep mosquitoes at bay, study says
Kidney damage can be prevented
Kidney damage in children below five years of age caused by urinary tract infections can be reduced significantly if doctors and nurses catch it early, researchers noted last week.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Kidney damage can be prevented
New study gives hope to blind people
A new technology successfully restored sight in mice, giving hope to people with blindness caused by eye injuries and disease.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
New study gives hope to blind people
Keep warm and wash your hands often to keep the sniffles at bay
When the coughs and sniffles come, they can literally cripple your life, rendering you weak with a runny nose, sore and itchy throat and non-stop sneezing.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Keep warm and wash your hands often to keep the sniffles at bay
Born deafblind due to rubella infection, condition has not stopped Louise from enjoying life
The feisty youngster is the last born in a family of five; her mother describes her as a gem and a miracle - a child who has taught her family that one can become a conqueror despite having dual disability.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
 Born deafblind due to rubella infection, condition has not stopped Louise from enjoying life
Kemri study to establish sensory loss prevalence
A study to establish occurrence of deafblindness and other sensory disabilities led by Kenya’s premier research institute, began last month.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Kemri study to establish sensory loss prevalence
Little children in thick eyeglasses still a spectacle to their peers
Having to wear glasses can be life-changing, especially for a child. Yet when it is the only option for correcting an eye problem, spectacles become a necessary evil.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Little children in thick eyeglasses still a spectacle to their peers
How heroin addiction robbed me of my youth
“Initially we would swallow about 100 tablets per day of the drug to get instant excitement and when this was not enough, we opted to smoke and inject heroin whose results were faster and amazing,” Mr Mbugua said
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
How heroin addiction robbed me of my youth
Dirty workplace affects the brain
Do you have a dirty and demotivating workplace? It could be the reason you are underperforming, a scientist at a Florida State University said last week.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Dirty workplace affects the brain
Over working triggers heart disease, cancer
Scientists at Ohio University have warned that women risk developing heart disease and cancer for overworking.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Over working triggers heart disease, cancer
Lupus affects your youth, but it won’t stop my dream of joining the Bar
Young and still full of life, the symptoms and complications that come with this immune disease have not drowned her resolve to live and make something of herself.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Lupus affects your youth, but it won’t stop my dream of joining the Bar
Ladies shy away from cancer screening
Older women in Imenti North, Meru County are seven times more likely to be screened for cervical cancer than the young ones.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Ladies shy away from cancer screening
Turkana leads counties in use of ‘bush toilets’, new survey shows
In some places in Kenya, open defecation is not frowned upon, rendering the need for toilets unnecessary.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Turkana leads counties in use of ‘bush toilets’, new survey shows
Model hits the catwalk for fashion beyond colour
Lucy Nyawira catwalks the runway with confidence. The young woman, is not your ordinary model. She has albinism.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 7 years ago
Model hits the catwalk for fashion beyond colour
Herbal medicine for stomach, skin diseases
A study of Western Kenya carried out in Sabatia Sub-county, Vihiga County in December 2014 has identified 36 plant species belonging to 26 families used as medicine to treat stomach and skin conditions, especially among persons with HIV.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 8 years ago
Herbal medicine for stomach, skin diseases
Cats are harmless, they won’t infect you, say doctors
The main mode of transmission among cats is through bite wounds and scratches, with further scientific research showing aggressive male outdoor cats more likely to be infected with FIV than their indoor female counterparts.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 8 years ago
Cats are harmless, they won’t infect you, say doctors
Thailand eliminates mother-to-child HIV transmission
Thailand has become the first country in Asia to officially be certified free of the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mothers to their children, the World Health Organisation announced.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 8 years ago
Thailand eliminates mother-to-child HIV transmission
It is alright for your baby to be born with teeth, it's not a curse
Even though it is normal for other mammals to be born with teeth, when it happens in humans, superstitions views emerge.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 8 years ago
It is alright for your baby to be born with teeth, it's not a curse
Health workers affected as viral disease spreads
Health workers in the county are among 580 persons infected by Chikungunya virus thereby hampering treatment and management of the mosquito-borne disease.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 8 years ago
Health workers affected as viral disease spreads
Diabetes robbed me of my eyesight, so check your insulin levels and be active
Though blind in one eye from diabetes complications, Patrick Muema, an officer with the National Police Service has since seen the light, literally.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 8 years ago
Diabetes robbed me of my eyesight, so check your insulin levels and be active
For Dr Custodia, retirement marks a new beginning
For the outgoing World Health Organisation representative to Kenya, Dr Custodia das Dores Isaac Mandlhate, retirement from work does not mean retreating from life.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 8 years ago
For Dr Custodia, retirement marks a new beginning
Alarm over chikungunya outbreak
A cross-border public health approach is being considered to stem further spread of chikungunya disease in Mandera County. The outbreak has so far affected more than 500 residents.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 8 years ago
Alarm over chikungunya outbreak
I suffered a heart attack at just 29, that’s why I want to help
It had been quite an ordinary day. Jane Kirop was attending evening classes at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 8 years ago
I suffered a heart attack at just 29, that’s why I want to help
Women in Kenya to outlive men, says WHO report
Women in Kenya will outlive men by up to five years, a new global health report shows. The annual World Health Organisation (WHO) report released on Thursday, indicates that a woman in Kenya has a longer lifespan of 66 years, while men will be lucky to live past 61 years.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 8 years ago
Women in Kenya to outlive men, says WHO report
Family battles with genetic disease that is costly to treat and deadly when triggered
Patricia Karani grew up as an active child, one who was eager to explore books and her environment.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 8 years ago
Family battles with genetic disease that is costly to treat and deadly when triggered
New test and shorter treatment for complicated TB
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said patients with Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) can be introduced to a shorter treatment time of between nine months to one year, reducing the current treatment time by half.
By Joy Wanja Muraya 8 years ago
New test and shorter treatment for complicated TB
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