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  • 'Keshas' blamed for new HIV infections in Kakamega

    December 4, 2013 7:52 AM 36

    Kakamega residents joined the whole world to mark World Aids day last Sunday as statistics from the County Health office indicated a decrease in the prevalence rate. Agaisnt the backdrop of the reduced prevalence rate, it was revealed that religious congregations famously known as Keshas, held overnight, have attributed to the spread of HIV and AIDS. Used and even unused

  • IAAF officials in Kenya over doping centre

    December 3, 2013 5:04 PM 36

    Posted by ALEX ISABOKE on December 3, 2013 “We don’t want publicity, we will inform people when the center is opened, but for now we are preparing to build the laboratory in the country,” AK boss Isaiah Kiplagat told Capital Sport after the closed door meeting that took hours. Three officials from the world body who declined to be named visited AK officials

  • Black Gay Activism and the Fight Against AIDS

    December 3, 2013 3:35 PM 69

    On Nov. 19, as part of its "Ordinary People" series -- a program focused on black LGBTQ books, films and politics -- the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture held a panel discussion with LGBTQ leaders to discuss services for communities of color and to analyze the factors impacting HIV/AIDS prevention and resources. But what at first appeared

  • Older Children Unlikely to get Severe Lung Infections

    December 3, 2013 6:11 AM 46

    Virus (RSV). This is according to a study by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) - Wellcome Trust research programme titled The Natural History of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in a Birth Cohort: The Influence of Age and Previous Infection on Reinfection and Disease. The study, which was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found

  • NJ Hits Epidemic Levels for Lesser-Known Virus [AUDIO]

    December 2, 2013 10:25 AM 48

    This isn’t only flu season. It’s also the time of year for a virus that’s even more prevalent and potentially more harmful in its effects. Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, has been around for decades, affecting everyone from brand new infants to older adults. In older children and adults, the symptoms are similar to those of a common cold – runny

  • Top 5 best sex positions while pregnant

    December 2, 2013 9:55 AM 75

    When you’re pregnant, your emotions might take a toll on your sex drive. At first, hormonal fluctuations, fatigue and nausea might zap your sexual desire. As your pregnancy progresses, weight gain, back pain and other symptoms might further dampen your enthusiasm for sex. Clinicians say that as long as your pregnancy is proceeding normally, you can have sex as often

  • Scientists have identified new target in parasite that causes malaria

    December 2, 2013 9:43 AM 39

    Scientists on Wednesday said they had identified a new target in the parasite that causes malaria, a disease that causes more than a half a million deaths annually. Potential drugs can aim at a newly-discovered enzyme that the parasite uses to metabolise energy at every stage of its infection in humans, they said. The finding, published in the journal

  • A chance to deal a fatal blow to the HIV pandemic

    December 2, 2013 7:17 AM 44

    Source: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - Sun, 1 Dec 2013 12:45 AM For the first time in history, significant scientific advances mean that we have the potential to cut HIV, tuberculosis and malaria down to low-level epidemics, something the human family could not have imagined only 10 years ago. We are not there yet and the window

  • World Aids Day, 2023

    December 1, 2013 4:34 PM 46

    A few weeks ago you couldn't turn on the television without hearing echoes of President Kennedy's bold moon shot speech. Less than a decade later after it was delivered, an American flag was being planted in lunar sand. Today marks the 26th Anniversary of World AIDS Day and we are still looking for our moon shot. Yes, there have been remarkable strides

  • World AIDS Day: NMA Calls for Concerted Efforts to Reduce HIV/AIDS Prevalence

    November 30, 2013 7:00 PM 55

    As Nigeria joins the world to mark the World AIDS day on Sunday, December 1, the Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA) has called for concerted efforts to further bring down the national prevalence of HIV/AIDS from the present 3.4 per cent to less than 2 per cent in the next five years. In a press statement issued by the Association's president, Dr. Osahon