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  • CNN Anchor Reveals Graphic Details of Lifelong Struggle with Disease

    January 1, 2014 8:48 PM 60

    by Noah Rothman | 3:02 pm, January 1st, 2014 After noting that she spent a “decade” on international television, CNN International Anchor Zain Verjee disclosed on Wednesday that she has also “spent a lifetime hiding.” The anchor disclosed on CNN.com a “painful secret” that she “can’t bear to look in the mirror.” Verjee reveled in a personal op-ed on Wednesday

  • New drug Regtect could help alcoholics quit!

    December 31, 2013 5:10 AM 52

    While conventional drugs discourage drinking by causing unpleasant symptoms, such as palpitations, nausea and headaches, after alcohol consumption, new drug- Regtect- improves the chemical balance in the brain to suppress a patient’s craving, the Japan Times reported. A clinical test of Regtect involving about 320 patients in Japan found that after 24 weeks

  • Was 2013 Really The Year Of The Paleo Diet?

    December 30, 2013 11:37 PM 37

    Google Trends has released its annual Zeitgeist list so that we can mull over the burning questions of the day. And this year, the most googled diet was the paleo diet. Some have suggested that paleo's Google search triumph means that this is the "year of paleo." Paleo advocates interpreted the Google search data to mean that the movement is growing

  • Behold,the male birth control pill!

    December 27, 2013 1:01 PM 41

    Research on male contraception is 50 years behind research on female contraception. However, a birth control pill for guys is getting closer to becoming a reality with scientists involved terming it a breakthrough. They say that the technique works like vasectomy, but without surgery. Instead, the technique stops sperm from leaving the body during sex. Prior

  • Nairobians prefer to be heavy, research reveals

    December 27, 2013 12:00 AM 25

    Updated Thursday, December 26th 2013 at 23:06 GMT +3 NAIROBI, KENYA: As Kenyans eat their way through Christmas, new evidence indicates many Nairobians prefer heavy bodies despite the many health risks that come with too much fat. In a survey of 4,934 adults from the Korogocho and Viwandani settlements in Nairobi, researchers report high levels of obesity

  • A new model for organ repair: Kidney repair may not require stem cells

    December 24, 2013 12:46 PM 41

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have a new model for how the kidney repairs itself, a model that adds to a growing body of evidence that mature cells are far more plastic than had previously been imagined. After injury, mature kidney cells dedifferentiate into more primordial versions of themselves, and then differentiate into the cell types

  • Surgery leaves woman blind, without frontal bone

    December 23, 2013 12:36 PM 45

    Updated Monday, December 23rd 2013 at 15:32 GMT +3 KISII, KENYA: A woman in Kisii has for the past five years lived without her forehead bone and blind following an operation to remove a brain tumour (neuroma tumour). Florence Kwamboka’s world has remained dark owing to her blindness and without the crucial frontal bone in her forehead; she lives precariously

  • Nurses grumble after deal to end strike

    December 22, 2013 5:55 PM 40

    KNUN Secretary General Seth Panyako disowned the agreement signed between the government and health officials adding that his union was not fully involved, and concerns raised by the health workers were not addressed. The other unions include the Kenya Health Professionals’ Union (KHPU) and the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentist Union

  • Report: Most chicken tests positive for food contamination

    December 20, 2013 4:26 PM 51

    Two reports released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trust and Consumer Reports say the threat of salmonella and other bacteria in store-bought chicken is far greater than previously expected. Consumer Reports tested 300 store-bought chicken breasts, including samples labeled antibiotic-free and organic, and found contamination in almost all of them. Those

  • I’m here to help, not curtail liberties – Mututho

    December 20, 2013 7:25 AM 26

    Though well recognised for the Mututho laws, the former Naivasha MP who is now the chair of the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) seems to be a villain to bar owners, alcohol companies and users. His stringent laws against misuse of alcohol and his persistent campaign have become a controversial discourse in bars, on social