The disease that stole my baby's hearing
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing in pure oxygen in a pressurised environment.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
The disease that stole my baby's hearing
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My baby was born addicted to heroin
Study shows many children in Kenya get into drug abuse between ages 13 and 15. For Whitney Wanjiku, the tailspin began at 16.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
My baby was born  addicted to heroin
Like us, you can beat cancer and thrive
Cancer treatment in the country is generally expensive and unaffordable forcing people to dig into their pockets.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
Like us, you can beat cancer and thrive
The skin condition that affects internal organs
This is a long-term disease that happens when the immune system causes the body to make too much protein collagen
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
The skin condition that affects internal organs
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I survived the deadliest cancer
a CT scan discovered a tumour in her pancreas which turned out to be cancer
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
I survived the deadliest cancer
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When swallowing or passing stool needs painkillers
Pemphigus vulgaris is a rare condition reported to occur worldwide and the prevalence is dependent on the population affected
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
When swallowing or passing stool needs painkillers
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When a liver problem alters your brain function
Budd-Chiari syndrome effects both genders but it is commonly diagnosed in people between ages 20 and 40
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
When a liver problem alters your brain function
When is it time for resigning from your job?
When problems surround you, rumors abound, and you can’t get straight answers from your boss or your company
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
When is it time for resigning from your job?
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Seven new health studies that will change the way you live
Foods rich in flavonoids include onions, lemons, oranges, kale, grapes, red wine, tea, peaches, tomatoes, lettuce and broccoli.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
Seven new health studies that will change the way you live
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When even wearing clothes hurts your skin
To everyone, you look perfectly healthy. But on the inside, you’re grappling with severe chronic musculoskeletal pain that leaves you literally disabl
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
When even wearing clothes hurts your skin
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When the body can’t break down fats
Gaucher disease is brought about by a malfunctioning enzyme, leading to a build-up of certain fatty substances in certain organs, particularly spleen
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
When the body can’t break down fats
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When some body parts will not stop growing
Depending on what has been affected, children with this condition can eventually become independent.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
When some body parts will not stop growing
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I fell asleep while giving birth
Narcolepsy is a rare condition that causes uncontrollable sleep episodes.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
I fell asleep while giving birth
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The health concern bubbling under the surface
Overuse of antibiotics, even prescribed ones for simple infections one can naturally recover from, can lead to resistance.
By Mercy Kahenda and Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
The health concern bubbling under the surface
My child wasn’t lazy, just dyslexic
Dyslexia is not a medical condition and thus won’t need medical therapies.
By Yvonne Kawira Mutisya 3 years ago
My child wasn’t lazy, just dyslexic
The disturbing rise of colorectal cancer among the youth
While the treatment for colorectal cancer is quite straightforward, a late diagnosis complicates the process.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
The disturbing rise of colorectal cancer among the youth
When your muscles are so weak you cannot chew or swallow
RYR-1 related diseases are conditions caused by changes (mutations) in the RYR-1 gene.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
When your muscles are so weak you cannot chew or swallow
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The ulcers that ate my liver away
The secondary form of the disease is thought to be associated with some intestinal infections such as worms and certain medications.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
The ulcers that ate my liver away
My immune system brought my nerves tumbling down
But the weakness in his body would not go away despite the treatment. Two days later, Edwin could not even get out of bed.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
My immune system brought my nerves tumbling down
I have learnt to live with pain, rare diseases made me stronger
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
I have learnt to live with pain, rare diseases made me stronger
Rare Diseases: My teeth fall off easily and my bones are so hard walking breaks them
Individuals with this condition experience abnormal hardening of the bones as well as increased density
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
Rare Diseases: My teeth fall off easily and my bones are so hard walking breaks them
My poor eyesight led to a disease that only affects one in 5,000
Marfan syndrome, also called MFS, is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
My poor eyesight led to a disease that only affects one in 5,000
As others ‘boost’ their immunity, I suppress mine to live
The many hospital visits earned her taunts from her peers, who claimed she feigned illnesses to avoid chores.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
As others ‘boost’ their immunity, I suppress mine to live
Why does my back hurt?
However, back massages should only be done by a licensed therapist
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
Why does my back hurt?
Eating proteins does our children harm
The worried parents rushed him to different hospitals in vain looking for answers.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
Eating proteins does our children harm
Gulf African Bank Managing Director on weathering pandemic
Gulf African Bank is with customers whose businesses have been affected by giving them deferred payment periods on their loans.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
Gulf African Bank Managing Director on weathering pandemic
When a small knock could break your bones
People with OI might have bones that break easily, which is why the condition is commonly known as the brittle bone disease.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
When a small knock could break your bones
Genetic testing in Kenya
Genetic testing has since then become a pursuit for many. And in Kenya, the practice is catching on.
By Yvonne Kawira and Allan Mungai 3 years ago
Genetic testing in Kenya
When pain can be eased by drinking enough water
In most cases, many, about 50 to 80 per cent of those diagnosed with the disease, die before reaching adulthood.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
When pain can be eased by drinking enough water
When your heart hurts and breaks, Literally!
Research has linked this condition to extreme stressful situations or severe illnesses
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
When your heart hurts and breaks, Literally!
Of vanishing foetuses
The vanishing twin syndrome, though rare might go unnoticed.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
Of vanishing foetuses
I was born without private parts and a womb
She however hopes that one day, despite her condition, she will have a family of her own.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
I was born without private parts and a womb
The ticking mass in my brain
Her tumour was completely removed and it was tested to make sure it was benign.
By Yvonne Kawira 3 years ago
The ticking mass in my brain
I had my first drink with dad and didn’t stop
Studies suggest that genetics are up to 50 per cent responsible for the development of alcoholism
By Yvonne Kawira 4 years ago
I had my first drink with dad and didn’t stop
Silencing the voice of schizophrenia
Nicole Nyamoo has mastered the fight for her sanity after a traumatic event brought out her underlying mental illness
By Yvonne Kawira 4 years ago
Silencing the voice of schizophrenia
Finally, the voices in my head are silenced
For Nicole, the fight for her sanity still continues.
By Yvonne Kawira 4 years ago
Finally, the voices in my head are silenced
My struggle to be a father
Male infertility is a hot topic few want to talk about, but not Apollo Kiugi
By Yvonne Kawira 4 years ago
My struggle to be a father
Covid-19: I beat cancer but I can’t come home
He thought he won the greatest fight of his life, but now is in a different kind of war –one to find his way back to his loved ones
By Yvonne Kawira 4 years ago
Covid-19: I beat cancer but I can’t come home
I had two choices: Kill my son, or my cancer
I cried for my unborn baby. I cried for myself. I wanted to live, and I wanted my child too. Why couldn’t I have both?
By Yvonne Kawira 4 years ago
I had two choices: Kill my son, or my cancer
My wife lost all her memory at childbirth
Dorothy Mukui was all good until she went into labour and her mind went blank
By Yvonne Kawira 4 years ago
My wife lost all her memory at childbirth
Health Ministry protests budget cut by Sh200 billion
Health & Science
By Mercy Kahenda
56 mins ago
State set to double health expenditure to Sh161.8 billion
Health & Science
By Maryann Muganda
1 hr ago
State increases Inua Jamii funds to Sh3.86 billion
Health & Science
By Jacinta Mutura
1 hr ago
Government seeks to streamline beekeeping
Rift Valley
By Peterson Githaiga
1 hr ago
Photos: President Ruto arrives in Atlanta, US
National
By Stephanie Wangari
1 hr ago
Cost of Itare dam project increases to Sh40 billion
Business
By Julius Chepkwony
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