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  • W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as First Director General From Africa

    May 23, 2017 5:44 PM

    As the head of W.H.O., he promised to pursue health insurance in even the poorest nations, strengthen emergency responses and make the agency more accountable and transparent. He backs greater access to birth control and preventive care for women and is committed to having more gender and ethnic diversity in the agency. He also has promised to fight

  • Can't sleep? This could be the cause say scientists

    May 22, 2017 6:57 AM 3

    HIGH levels of air pollution could be blamed for a bad night's sleep, research has suggested. People living in areas with raised nitrogen dioxide were found to be up to 60% more likely to suffer from sleep deprivation than those living in areas with lower pollution levels. The study, involving 1,863 people, suggests the impact of air pollution on the respiratory

  • SKIN CARE: Here are tips on how to flaunt that Oily skin

    May 20, 2017 10:07 AM 3

    Oily skin is caused by overactive glands that produce too much sebum. During puberty, increased androgen levels, which are male hormones present in both male and female signals the oil glands of the skin to mature. The good news about Oily skin is that it helps the skin to age slowly with less fine lines and wrinkles.The sad news about Oily skin is that at some point

  • Inflammatory bowel disease symptoms: Crohn’s disease can trigger THIS unexpected pain

    May 19, 2017 7:59 AM

    CROHN’S disease and ulcerative colitis - both inflammatory bowel diseases or IBD - can cause severe pain, suffering and symptoms for sufferers. Crohn’s Disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system or gut. Crohn’s can affect any part of the gut, though the most common area affected is the end of the ileum (the last part of the small

  • 10 million people living with hypertension

    May 17, 2017 11:32 AM 8

    Kenyans joined the rest of the world in celebrating the World Hypertension Day at an event held in Uhuru Park today which was marked with free screening of the disease for members of the public. The Ministry of Health in conjunction with other stakeholders organised the event aimed at creating awareness on the disease in the country. According to Healthy

  • ‘Fat but fit’ a gross exaggeration, says new study

    May 17, 2017 8:37 AM 4

    The term 'fat but fit' is a fallacy that risks accelerating the spread of global obesity, according to new research which throws cold water on a commonly held medical belief. Medical scientists from the University of Birmingham have countered the theory that people can be fat but medically fit with new research which claims that obese people remain at greater

  • How a simple cold could give you a heart attack – and the signs to look for

    May 17, 2017 8:22 AM 4

    A NEW study has revealed that a cold could be more deadly than you think. But having a cold might not be the worst part of it. A new study published in the Internal Medicine Journal said respiratory infections can raise your risk of a heart attack. The research looked at both past and present respiratory infection information from 578 patients who where

  • More Than 1.2 Million Kids Die Each Year From Preventable Causes

    May 16, 2017 7:20 PM 5

    More than 1.2 million young people across the world aged 10 to 19 died in 2015, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO). And the majority were killed by preventable causes like road traffic injuries, suicides, and interpersonal violence. "Most of these deaths can be prevented with good health services, education and social support

  • 3,000 adolescents die every day out of these avoidable causes

    May 16, 2017 11:31 AM 8

    A report by the World Health Organisation, Global Accelerated Action For The Health Of Adolescents has shown that 3,000 adolescents die every day. This means that a total of 1.2 million deaths every year are among 10–19-year-olds. What is more appalling is that the deaths are from largely preventable causes, according to the report. Road traffic injuries

  • WHO confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

    May 15, 2017 9:39 AM 5

    Local health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are attempting to find 125 people thought to be linked to cases in the remote northeastern province of Bas-Uele, near the border with the Central African Republic, according to World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Eugene Kabambi. The province is thousands of kilometres northeast of capital