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Breast Lumps: Causes and When to See a Doctor

August 29, 2022

You notice that something is different with your breast, and you find a lump. Now what? If you notice any breast changes, call your doctor right away to get it checked, but don’t panic. Most breast lumps are benign, which means they’re not cancer. Benign breast lumps usually have smooth edges and can be moved slightly […]

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH)

Kisumu to get sickle cell centre of excellence

August 29, 2022

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) is seeking to establish a centre of excellence to combat rising cases of sickle cell disease. The unit that will provide comprehensive service to patients will help address childhood mortality, considering that up to 90 per cent of individuals with sickle cell disease in Africa don’t reach […]

Drive to curb sickle cell disease in Africa intensifies as Kenya bolsters prevention

August 29, 2022

Nearly 1,000 children in Africa are born with sickle cell disease every day making it the most prevalent genetically-acquired disease in the region. In Kenya, it is estimated that 14,000 children are born with sickle cell disease every year. Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that shortens red blood cell survival causing anaemia. […]

Germany gives Sh950m to boost Covid vaccines uptake

August 24, 2022

The Covid-19 vaccination drive has received a boost through a Sh950 million grant from the German government. The grant was given to the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N) and the Aga Khan Health Services, to boost the Covid-19 vaccination in East Africa and support the public health system. The grant will enable AKUH,N and […]

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe when he received report from the National Cancer Taskforce at his Afya House office.

Task force wants tax on cancer treatment products removed

August 24, 2022

The National Cancer Task Force wants the government to remove tax on cancer treatment products. The task force said in their report that products that are essential in cancer treatment are not covered under the National Health Insurance Fund, hindering access to quality healthcare and treatment outcomes. Cancer patients and caregivers who appeared before the […]

Gov’t moves in to contain devastating Swine flu outbreak in Nakuru

August 24, 2022

The Ministry of Health has dispatched a team of experts and disease surveillance officers to Elementaita, Nakuru County in an effort to curb the spread of Swine Flu that has left one child dead and eight admitted in hospital. Chief Officer of Public Health Services Dr Daniel Wainaina says about 140 cases of Swine Flu […]

Everything You Need to Know About ADHD

August 24, 2022

What is ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition that can cause unusual levels of hyperactivity and impulsive behaviors. People with ADHD may also have trouble focusing their attention on a single task or sitting still for long periods of time. Many people experience inattention and changes in energy levels. For […]

Poverty frustrating reproductive health initiatives in Malindi

August 23, 2022

Poverty levels have been blamed for hindering the uptake of reproductive health initiatives in several villages in Malindi area of Kilifi County. Many families are forced to forgo the services to buy food, with a section of men yet to fully embrace the idea of contraceptives. https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FGVHOezbP1FM%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DGVHOezbP1FM&tbnid=UPumeAW2vNNO5M&vet=12ahUKEwjRvfaVpd35AhVZ0oUKHYj2CpIQMygAegQIARAi..i&docid=fckDQm7X-bvo5M&w=1280&h=720&q=Poverty%20frustrating%20reproductive%20health%20initiatives%20in%20Malindi&ved=2ahUKEwjRvfaVpd35AhVZ0oUKHYj2CpIQMygAegQIARAi  

Accountability: The key to setting fitness and diet goals

August 23, 2022

Fitness goals are important. They hold you accountable and encourage you to push through transitory discomfort to achieve longer-lasting change. To enhance your diet and fitness, understand your current lifestyle and discover simple strategies to modify your health so you can make lasting changes that will lead to a healthier you. Goals will encourage you […]

How stress harms your body

August 23, 2022

You’re sitting in traffic, late for an important meeting, watching the minutes tick away. Your hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in your brain, decides to send out the order: Send in the stress hormones! These stress hormones are the same ones that trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response. Your heart races, your breath quickens, […]