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STI Rate In Women On Birth Control Is Extremely High

STI Rate In Women On Birth Control Is Extremely High

Kenyan women on long-acting contraceptives recorded higher rates of sexually transmitted infections, compared to the general population, a new study reveals. The study was done in four African countries, Kenya included, showed that a high number of women in the study who went for modern family planning methods had gonorrhoea and chlamydia. Most affected are […]

Africa Begins World’s Biggest Anti-Malaria Vaccine Campaign

Africa Begins World’s Biggest Anti-Malaria Vaccine Campaign

Hundreds of thousands of children are to receive a groundbreaking vaccine against the mosquito-born disease in three African countries. It’s hoped the campaign will save many lives, but there are some drawbacks. Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries are to receive a powerful anti-malaria drug as part of a pilot project to […]

These Things Increase Your Risk Of Postpartum Depression

These Things  Increase Your Risk Of Postpartum Depression

After giving birth, it’s common for new moms to experience feelings of sadness and anxiety, often referred to as the baby blues. But in more serious cases, these feelings last longer than a few days and may actually be postpartum depression. “Postpartum depression is a term that covers a wide range of things,” says Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, […]

U.S. Funding Swells HIV Donor Kitty By $1.1 Billion

U.S. Funding Swells HIV Donor Kitty By $1.1 Billion

After two years of flat funding, donor government disbursements towards fighting HIV in low- and middle-income countries increased by 16 per cent from $7 billion in 2016 to $8.1 billion in 2017, says a new UN report. However, this increase is not expected to last as it was largely due to a shift in timing […]