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Health

Why do quacks thrive? Faced with the prospect of chronic suffering, deformity or death, many individuals are tempted to try anything that offers relief or hope
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By Dr Alfred Murage Jun. 7, 2024
Endometriosis is a complex and often misunderstood condition that affects women during their reproductive years
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By Ryan Kerubo Jun. 6, 2024
Most of you have likely had your blood pressure (BP) checked at some point, whether during a regular doctor’s visit or before treatment. But have you ever wondered why?
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By Ryan Kerubo Jun. 5, 2024
Years ago, it was common for women to have children in their twenties and early thirties. But current lifestyles have pushed the average age beyond the mid-thirties and into the forties
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By Dr Alfred Murage May. 31, 2024
Haemorrhoids are one of the leading gastrointestinal diagnoses in our outpatient hospitals
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By Ryan Kerubo May. 30, 2024
It is important to note that menstrual health and hygiene play a vital role in promoting the well-being and empowerment of women and adolescent girls in Kenya
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By Maureen Awuor May. 29, 2024
When choosing which period product to use, we consider our flow and how often we need to and can change the product
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By Ryan Kerubo May. 28, 2024
When you randomly need to see a medic, you likely end up seeing either a male or a female doctor purely by chance
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By Dr Alfred Murage May. 24, 2024
Symptoms of food poisoning can range from mild discomfort to severe illness, including diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramping and many more
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By Ryan Kerubo May. 21, 2024
Medical screening, in the absence of symptoms, is a common practice. However, some principles must be upheld when screening people for any disease
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By Dr Alfred Murage May. 17, 2024
Whether it’s the dreaded food baby or the uncomfortable belly balloon, bloating is a universal discomfort many of us wish to banish
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By Ryan Kerubo May. 14, 2024
But does being male or female really make a difference to your health outcomes? Some think it does, others aren't so convinced
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By Dr Alfred Murage May. 10, 2024
Research shows that a significant number of Kenyans eat a lot of meat, especially beef, which is preferred by around 80 per cent of the population
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By Ryan Kerubo May. 9, 2024
Not only does contraception prevent unwanted pregnancies, but there are also many other health benefits accrued from some contraceptive methods
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By Dr Alfred Murage May. 8, 2024
Women on social media platforms have been gaga over okra water and its supposed benefits. But are any of these claims true?
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By Ann Veronicah May. 7, 2024
If you think sexually transmitted infections (STIs) only affect the young, think again. Cases of gonorrhoea, syphilis, chlamydia and other STIs are on the rise among older adults worldwide
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By Nancy Nzau May. 7, 2024
With so much water around, the risk of water-borne diseases is heightened
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By Dr Alfred Murage May. 3, 2024
In 2023 alone, at least 309,419 cases of STIs were attended to in healthcare centres across the country
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By Mercy Kahenda May. 1, 2024
When you’re worried about a pregnancy scare, emergency contraception (EC) might seem like the go-to solution
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By Ryan Kerubo Apr. 30, 2024
The event titled ‘Empowering Female Healthcare Entrepreneurs’ discussed the financial woes facing women, especially those related to accessing finance for their businesses
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By Jayne Rose Gacheri Apr. 29, 2024
Victoria Monét, known for her hit song “On My Mama,” has opened up about her struggles with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
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By Fay Ngina Apr. 26, 2024
While chewing gum may pose both dangers and benefits to your health, today, we will stick to the positive side
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By Ryan Kerubo Apr. 24, 2024
Sexual pleasure faces stiff competition from all sorts of artificial gadgets. Science is already advanced enough to negate sex as a means of reproduction
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By Dr Alfred Murage Apr. 19, 2024
Fertility is not always guaranteed. Even in the best of circumstances when a couple is fertile, they have less than a 10 per cent chance of getting pregnant every month
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By Noel Nabiswa Apr. 17, 2024
The 21st Century has been characterized as a century of significant lifestyle diseases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2022, 1 in 8 people were living with obesity
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By Elizabeth Wasunna Apr. 12, 2024
Several women have suffered obstetric violence (OBV) at the hands of healthcare workers instead of receiving respect and dignity during the labour and delivery process
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By Beverly Mumbo Otieno Apr. 8, 2024
The list of diseases associated with alcohol is long and includes liver disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease
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By Dr Alfred Murage Apr. 5, 2024
Eating keeps our bodies going, but sometimes instead of feeling energised after a meal, we can feel a little dizzy and disoriented
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By Ryan Kerubo Apr. 2, 2024
Cigarette smoking remains a major cause of premature deaths worldwide. This is despite all the global anti-smoking efforts, which nevertheless have continued to gain traction
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By Dr Alfred Murage Mar. 29, 2024
Whenever you have reason to see a doctor, it’s likely that you just don’t see any by chance, unless it’s an emergency
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By Dr Alfred Murage Mar. 22, 2024
In the realm of oral discomfort, cold sores can be painful and unsightly, an expert helps us understand the pesky blisters and master their management 
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By Ryan Kerubo Mar. 20, 2024
The main drivers of self-taken medical samples are convenience and privacy. You do not need to make any appointments or wait out in never-ending queues within medical lab facilities
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By Dr Alfred Murage Mar. 15, 2024
In a world where diets and lifestyles are constantly changing, maintaining an ideal weight can be challenging
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By Ryan Kerubo Mar. 14, 2024
There was a time when a large waistline was synonymous with wealth and well-being. But that's no longer the case. It's long been known that a large waistline is linked to several diseases
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By Dr Alfred Murage Mar. 12, 2024
The list of medical conditions linked with alcohol is pretty long and includes liver disease, cancers and cardiovascular disease
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By Dr Alfred Murage Mar. 8, 2024
Colds and flu are more prevalent during the rainy season. This is more so in children, the elderly and those who may have compromised immunity
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By Dr Alfred Murage Mar. 5, 2024
From a health point of view, excessively hot weather can be linked with several diseases, which could be fatal at the extreme
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By Dr Alfred Murage Mar. 1, 2024
Vaping appears to be safer than cigarette smoking. But, those who have never smoked or vaped shouldn’t get tempted to start either of the habits
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By Dr Alfred Murage Feb. 29, 2024
Several factors increase the risk of getting UTIs including frequent sex, incomplete emptying of the bladder and other disease conditions like diabetes
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By Dr Alfred Murage Feb. 26, 2024
It's easy to get carried away with strategies for your career, business, investments or whatever and take your health for granted. This would be a serious mistake in the long run
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By Dr Alfred Murage Feb. 20, 2024
“I was so scared, during the whole pregnancy, even at 9 months I was still scared, thinking I might lose the baby. But I finally went home with my baby girl.”
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By Rosa Agutu Feb. 16, 2024
Not only does contraception prevent unwanted pregnancies, but there are also many other health benefits accrued from some contraceptive methods
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By Dr Alfred Murage Feb. 15, 2024
From time to time, your doctor may go AWOL for a variety of reasons. At other times, you may find yourself in situations where access to healthcare providers is limited or non-existent
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By Dr Alfred Murage Feb. 9, 2024
Think of flu symptoms as an example, women appear to handle such with ease, while men with similar symptoms struggle to keep up with ongoing chores
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By Dr Alfred Murage Feb. 6, 2024
Not only does contraception prevent unwanted pregnancies, but there are also many other health benefits accrued from some contraceptive methods
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By Dr Alfred Murage Feb. 3, 2024
Christmas dinner tables tend to be full of unhealthy foods and drinks. Some foods contribute to cardio-metabolic diseases, either immediately or in the long term
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By Dr Alfred Murage Dec. 20, 2023
The Christmas mood is already in the air. If mostly entertaining indoors, you will have to consider making your house shoeless
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By Dr Alfred Murage Dec. 15, 2023
For most of us, body organs inspire little awe and wonder. They do their jobs and just keep plugging away until one day, they fail or stop. One such organ is the kidney
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By Nancy Nzau Dec. 14, 2023
The gut is a massive tube made of organs starting at the mouth and ending at the anus. It provides the energy to live, grow and repair the body. So, how do you keep it healthy?
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By Nancy Nzau Dec. 8, 2023
One in four households has at least one member with migraines. And as a neurological condition, there is currently no cure for it, only treatment
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By Nancy Nzau Dec. 6, 2023