Mathenge tree ideal for chapatis, but also blocks roads, diverts rivers
The tree provides shade during the day and its seeds are used to make chapati, mandazi and cakes flour, according to Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI).
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Mathenge tree ideal for chapatis, but also blocks roads, diverts rivers
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I contracted mumps, lost hearing on the left side
Sidney Chahonyo suffers partial hearing loss but that has not stopped him from going about his life.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
I contracted mumps, lost hearing on the left side
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Cold: No cough syrups please
The cold season is fast approaching, a period when viral infections are common.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Cold: No cough syrups please
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Why grafted dreadlocks could have you jailed
For a man, hair can be a fashion or cultural statement, a display of individuality. But did you also know hair can be used to solve crimes including murder, rape, burglaries and robberies?
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Why grafted dreadlocks could have you jailed
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Mwai Kibaki was a patient I would have paid to treat - Dr Gikonyo
Kibaki loved his tipple but after the accident in 2002 and when he was sworn in 'the president never drank alcohol again. State House cleaned out any form of alcohol,' says Dr Gikonyo.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Mwai Kibaki was a patient I would have paid to treat - Dr Gikonyo
Sexually active Kenyan teenagers using contraceptive
Kenya's married and sexually active unmarried women have increased their use of contraceptives in the last decade with the most preferred methods being implants and injectables for family planning.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Sexually active Kenyan teenagers using contraceptive
Earth Day: Urban pollution increasing cases of asthma, lung cancer
World Health Organisation (WHO) says air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to health and accounts for a high number of non-communicable diseases such as heart attacks or stroke. 
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Earth Day: Urban pollution increasing cases of asthma, lung cancer
Take care of the health work force to achieve UHC
Despite devolution, the health sector has witnessed several strikes across the counties.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Take care of the health work force to achieve UHC
Study: There are two millions Kenyans living with epilepsy
According to study published in 2013 in rural Kenya and other African countries, epilepsy disease is quite prominent among children and the elderly.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Study: There are two millions Kenyans living with epilepsy
Meet Wong, artist behind plastic sculpture at UN Office in Nairobi
Between 1970s and 1990s, the amount of plastic waste more than tripled. Half of all plastic produced is designed for single-use purposes.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Meet Wong, artist behind plastic sculpture at UN Office in Nairobi
There are two millions Kenyans living with epilepsy
Epilepsy affects the nervous system and the condition is characterized by repetitive seizures leading to loss of consciousness.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
There are two millions Kenyans living with epilepsy
‘Telemedicine’ now part of health training curriculum
Telemedicine will be included in the health curriculum by the government in an attempt to improve medical care.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
‘Telemedicine’ now part of health training curriculum
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Muscle-wasting disease: The affliction without known cause
The condition is so rare that less than 50 cases were recorded in the 10 years to 1988.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Muscle-wasting disease: The affliction without known cause
Boost to war on HIV as vaccine goes on trial in USA
Research on the vaccine, mRNA-1644, is led by International Aids Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and biotechnology firm, Moderna.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Boost to war on HIV as vaccine goes on trial in USA
Climate change fuels conflict, spikes cost of living
Human society, through its emission of greenhouse gases, contributes largely to climate change.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Climate change fuels conflict, spikes cost of living
Opinion shapers, policy makers in health sector must soothe Kenyans’ pain this year
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe will be a key voice in how Kenya handles Covid-19 amidst heightened political temperatures.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
Opinion shapers, policy makers in health sector must soothe Kenyans’ pain this year
 Covid-19: Kenya, Africa have a long way to recovery - report
Only five African countries are predicted to meet WHO target of vaccinating 40 per cent of their population by the end of 2021.
By Saada Hassan 1 year ago
 Covid-19: Kenya, Africa have a long way to recovery - report
Is it time to decriminalise suicide?
?According to mental health advocates and legal experts, decriminalising suicide is one way of managing it.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Is it time to decriminalise suicide?
Uhuru Kenyatta asks for an increase of climate financing at COP26
President Uhuru has also called for adaptation and provisions to help the vulnerable adapt to climate change.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Uhuru Kenyatta asks for an increase of climate financing at COP26
What is COP26?
COP agreed in 2015 to make changes to keep global warming below 2C above pre-industrial levels.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
What is COP26?
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Why killing self is offending the State
Section 226 stipulates that any person who tries to kill himself is guilty of a misdemeanour and is liable to imprisonment of up to two years or fine.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Why killing self is offending the State
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What drinking and smoking pregnant mothers do to their babies
Genetics and environmental factors leading to infections can also contribute to birth defects.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
What drinking and smoking pregnant mothers do to their babies
Implement policies that protect women and girls, state urged
81pc of profiled GBV cases were husbands who beat their wives while 19.8pc of cases were wives who beat their husbands.
By Beryl Ringos and Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Implement policies that protect women and girls, state urged
Dr Dan Gikonyo: The best thing in life is being a grandpa
Medical students don’t have time going around looking for people to date so most end up marrying nurses they work with or the colleague doctors.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Dr Dan Gikonyo: The best thing in life is being a grandpa
Alcohol, cigarettes during pregnancy can cause cleft lips
There are no definite causes of cleft lip and palate in children but genetics and environmental factors can contribute to the birth defects.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Alcohol, cigarettes during pregnancy can cause cleft lips
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Why your potbelly can be a sagging death warrant
Science says potbelly is a sign of poor health and puts one at risk of non-communicable diseases but one can work their way out of excess fat.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Why your potbelly can be a sagging death warrant
Ruai hospital gets licence back after Covid-19 jabs saga
The licence of Ruai Family Hospital has been reinstated after it was revoked last Tuesday evening by the KMPDC.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Ruai hospital gets licence back after Covid-19 jabs saga
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Weed makes capsules, car parts, painkillers and even plastics
Medical marijuana treats chronic pain and Alzheimer’s while Hemp makes drugs for arthritis, asthma, coughs besides shampoo and shoes.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Weed makes capsules, car parts, painkillers and even plastics
Strawberry flavoured HIV drugs for children on the way
Kenya and five other African countries will receive strawberry-flavoured tablet Dolutegravir for children living with HIV.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Strawberry flavoured HIV drugs for children on the way
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Grey hair not so bad after all
Grey hair could be a sign of aging that many do not want to be associated with. Some curse, do whatever is humanly possible to clear it out.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Grey hair not so bad after all
Breastfeeding children with cleft lip and palate a big challenge
Children born with cleft lip and palate face difficulties while suckling, and this is heartbreaking for mothers.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Breastfeeding children with cleft lip and palate a big challenge
E-cigarettes not a better alternative
In 2020, the Ministry of Health banned Lyft nicotine pouches after intense lobbying by anti-tobacco groups.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
E-cigarettes not a better alternative
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Covid-19: Hot blooded Kenyans vulnerable to new 'Delta variant'
The Delta variant which was first detected in India has spread to over 70 countries according to the World Health Organization.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Covid-19: Hot blooded Kenyans vulnerable to new 'Delta variant'
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Where goat intestines predict rains, raids, drought, diseases
We believe everything on earth is recorded in the intestines of a goat, it is our bible - Ngathike Aruman
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Where goat intestines predict rains, raids, drought, diseases
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Impact of misinformation on Covid-19 vaccines
Covid-19 jab: People isolated in forests, vaccinated via blood cuts.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Impact of misinformation on Covid-19 vaccines
For the Turkana, goat intestines predict rains, raids, droughts, diseases
The Turkana don’t have to rely on the Met or weather Apps to know when it will rain, onset of cold season or when to migrate their livestock...
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
For the Turkana, goat intestines predict rains, raids, droughts, diseases
E-Cigarette: Kenya’s ban of oral nicotine increased smoking-survey
Most smokers considered pouches safer and a healthier alternative to cigarettes.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
E-Cigarette: Kenya’s ban of oral nicotine increased smoking-survey
Rich, 'Big Brother' countries should give vaccines to needy nations - WHO
The 74th World Health Assembly in Geneva raised a common voice: Rich countries with excess supply of vaccines should help needy ones achieve immunity.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Rich, 'Big Brother' countries should give vaccines to needy nations - WHO
Divorce leads to depression, hypertension, insomnia
Mental pain is the same for all, but the rich can afford psychosocial services to heal from the trauma- Dr Michael Mbiriri
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Divorce leads to depression, hypertension, insomnia
Sacked Kirinyaga doctors reinstated
The doctors who were dismissed from employment by the Kirinyaga County government have been reinstated by the Public Service Commission.
By Saada Hassan 2 years ago
Sacked Kirinyaga doctors reinstated
Rising temperatures, rising injustice for victims of abuse
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