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  • Male fish mutating into females because of waste chemicals, expert warns

    July 4, 2017 4:54 AM 4

    Tougher controls should be considered on chemicals that can feminise male fish and cause other "sub-lethal" effects, a leading ecotoxicologist has said. Nearly 10 years after he helped reveal how significant an impact human drugs were having on wildlife, Professor Charles Tyler has warned that scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the consequences

  • Research: Vegetables Lower Risks of Early Menopause

    July 2, 2017 8:44 AM 9

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Consuming loads of vegetables particularly those containing protein such as soy and grains can generally protect women against early menopause. Early menopause commonly occurs to women before reaching 45 and it is experienced by 10 percent of women across the globe. Early menopause is associated with higher risks of cardiovascular

  • Women constitute more than half of people living with HIV in Kenya

    June 30, 2017 5:27 AM 23

    Since the start of the global HIV epidemic, young women and adolescent girls more so in rural areas are the ones who have been mostly affected by HIV because of their unequal cultural, social and economic status in society. According to the National AIDS Control Council, women constitute more than half of all people living with HIV here in Kenya. Moreover

  • Kenya 1st in Africa to use generic of current Aids drug

    June 30, 2017 12:27 AM 26

    Nairobi – Kenya is the first country in Africa to introduce a generic version of the current drug of choice for people living with HIV, officials said on Wednesday. Kenya’s government and the global health initiative Unitaid announced that the East African nation will make the generic version of dolutegravir available for routine use. They said Nigeria

  • Egypt airport says screening for cholera from Sudan outbreak

    June 29, 2017 5:48 PM 10

    CAIRO -- Authorities at Cairo's international airport are screening Sudanese passengers for cholera under instructions of the World Health Organization because of outbreaks in some areas of Sudan. Airport Quarantine chief Medhat Qandil said in a statement on Wednesday that doctors and nurses were working in passenger arrival halls and would send any suspected

  • Kenya Is 1st African Country To Use New Generic HIV/AIDS Drug

    June 29, 2017 5:10 PM 20

    Kenya is the first African country to use a new generic HIV/AIDS drug that has shown to improve and prolong the lives of people living with the killer virus. The drug, which is a generic version of Dolutegravir (DTG), comes as a relief to tens of thousands of people in Kenya who have been suffering severe side effects and resistance to other antiretroviral

  • Kenya launches the first generic ARVs

    June 29, 2017 8:45 AM 24

    HIV patients who suffer severe side effects and face therapy resistance will now be able to switch to a more convenient drug regimen. The development comes after Kenya became the first country to introduce the generic anti-retroviral therapy (ART) drug Dolutegravir (DTG) on Wednesday that will be available for free in Government clinics. According to National

  • Kenyans first in Africa to get generic of latest AIDS drug

    June 28, 2017 11:47 AM 20

    Kenya is the first African country to start using a generic version of the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of tens of thousands of people who suffer severe side effects and resistance to other treatments. A generic of Dolutegravir (DTG), first approved in the United States in 2013, is being given to 20,000 patients in Kenya before

  • A survivor's account of what it was like at weston Hotel after the Cholera outbreak

    June 27, 2017 6:46 AM 24

    When you imagine Cholera, you think of a dingy slum or a crowded neighbourhood with mushrooming eateries lining up on the highways or foot paths. Yes, it is a disease of poor sanitary conditions as they say. It is that disease of shame, stigmatised by both the rich and poor. They say in literal terms, one must have ingested faecal matter in food or water

  • Kenya: Government in Apparent Attempt to Cover Up Cholera Outbreak

    June 26, 2017 8:55 AM 19

    Ministry of Health officials are on the spot over what appears to be a deliberate attempt to cover up a cholera outbreak at a hotel linked to Deputy President William Ruto last week. On Saturday, Director of Medical Services Jack Kioko failed to give a scheduled update on the outbreak, saying he was yet to get "comprehensive" laboratory results on the disease