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How to Use Nicotine Replacement Therapy to Quit Cigarettes

August 23, 2022

Some people have successfully quit smoking tobacco at their first try. However, for many people addicted to cigarette smoking, quitting is an uphill task. Most of them fail the first time they try to stop, succumbing to their cravings, withdrawal symptoms, and external pressure. Nicotine Replacement Therapy, or NRT, makes the process easier. There are different forms […]

Sudan reports its first case of monkeypox

August 2, 2022

Sudan has detected its first monkeypox case, health authorities said Monday, after the World Health Organization last month declared the disease a public health emergency of international concern. The health ministry announced “registering the first confirmed case of monkeypox in a 16-year-old student in West Darfur state in Sudan”. Montaser Othman, who is director of […]

Tanzania Health minister Ummy Mwalimu

Tanzania confirms outbreak of leptospirosis

July 27, 2022

Tanzania has confirmed 20 cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial infection that has claimed three lives, in the southern region of Lindi. Health minister Ummy Mwalimu said test results from samples of patients in Ruangwa were positive for the disease. Last week, samples of people presenting with fever, nosebleeds, headache and body fatigue tested negative for […]

Is It Safe to Drink Liquid Chlorophyll? Here’s What a Nutritionist Wants You to Know

July 26, 2022

You may remember from science class that chlorophyll is the most abundant pigment in plants, including those we eat. Green veggies, like kale and green beans, are rich natural sources, so if you eat your greens, you’ll get plenty of chlorophyll. For example, 1 cup of raw spinach provides 23.7 mg of chlorophyll, about half the amount in 15 drops of […]

What to Eat When You Have COVID-19

July 26, 2022

By now, you probably know what to do if you have a mild case of COVID-19: Isolate, monitor your symptoms, and seek help if they become severe. What you might not know is what to eat if you test positive to start feeling well again, as quickly as possible. Though research on how specific foods […]

7 Foods That Reduce Bloating—and 5 That Cause It

July 25, 2022

If you feel uncomfortably bloated after meals, it might be time to look at the types of foods you are eating. We asked a nutritionist for the top foods that lead to bloat, plus the seven best foods you should eat to reduce uncomfortable bloat and gas. Worst: Broccoli, cabbage, kale Kale, broccoli, and cabbage […]

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank Group, speaks at the AfDB's annual meeting in Accra, Ghana, on May 23, 2022

AfDB to set up pharmaceutical foundation in Rwanda

July 22, 2022

Rwanda will host the new African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation, a venture by the African Development Bank (AfDB) that is expected to boost the continent’s access to technology in manufacturing medicines and vaccines. AfDB said the foundation is crucial to help African pharmaceutical companies better scout for technologies and negotiate with global pharma to facilitate local […]

Vital prostate cancer drug to cost less in new pact

July 20, 2022

Prostate cancer patients who are members of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) will now have access to a crucial drug at a reduced price within their existing benefits package. The innovator prescription drug is manufactured and distributed by Johnson & Johnson Middle East FZ-LLC (Janssen Kenya), a pharmaceutical branch of Johnson & Johnson company. A […]

COG chairman Martin Wambora, health CECs and Health CS Mutahi Kagwe tour the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital cancer centre on September 23, 2021.

Relief for cancer patients as firm launches Sh750,000 enhanced medical cover

July 20, 2022

Kenyatta University, Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital Radiation Oncologist Tracy Irura operates a Linac Accelerator machine at the hospital’s cancer ward on February 3. Cancer patients can breathe a sigh of relief after Old Mutual Business launched an enhanced medical cover with the inclusion of critical illness insurance benefit.  This means that customers under the […]

An apple a day to keep the blues away? Eating more fruit could help reduce depression and less crisps could reduce anxiety, study claims

July 15, 2022

Researchers surveyed nearly 430 adults to see how their eating habits affected their mental health. People who got up to the recommended five pieces of fruit every day were less likely to be depressed, results showed. Meanwhile, the opposite was true for people who enjoyed snacking on crisps. No such links were found for eating […]