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  • 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 4

    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

  • Some Kenyan soldiers believe they are protected against HIV by God during sexual intercourse

    May 15, 2017 5:17 AM 3

    Some Kenya Defence Forces soldiers have claimed to be immune to HIV. According to a study conducted at the Forces Memorial Hospital in Nairobi, another small but significant number of soldiers who participated in the study claimed to enjoy divine protection against the virus. “About three per cent believed that they were being protected by God during

  • Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo

    May 12, 2017 9:59 PM 6

    PIC: Medics with Doctors Without Borders put on protective gear at an isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Guinea in 2014 during the Ebola outbreak. The disease that is highly contagious has been declared in DR Congo. (AFP) The first Ebola outbreak since the crisis in West Africa that killed 11,300 people has been declared in northeast Democratic