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Mombasa Shuts Down Health Facilities

Mombasa Shuts Down Health Facilities

Mombasa County government has shut down four health facilities to prevent a possible cholera outbreak. In a statement released on Friday, the county’s health department said it had shut down the facilities to prevent the spread of water borne diseases. FLOODS “Due to the ongoing rainfall and floods in the county, the Department of Health […]

She Thought She Was Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Could Start

She Thought She Was Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Could Start

Alejandra Campoverdi thought she was stopping breast cancer before it could start. Turns out, her breast removal surgery happened just in time. A few days before I was scheduled to undergo surgery to remove both of my seemingly healthy breasts, I went alone to church, to the beach, and to my grandmother’s grave. My grandmother died of breast […]

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

How many afternoons have you sluggishly moseyed over to the office coffee machine and wondered, Is this really my fourth cup of the day? Or wait, is it my fifth? We’ve all been there, but a new study shows refilling your cup too often could be hurting your health. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, […]

Holding In A Sneeze…

Holding In A Sneeze…

Is it just me, or is holding in a sneeze dangerous? Am I going to rupture an eardrum? Pop a blood vessel in my eye? Can I safely stop a sneeze? Recently I found myself in a room full of very serious journalists learning some very serious #science and all of a sudden I had […]

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak ‘Worsening;’ Over 1,000 Dead

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak ‘Worsening;’ Over 1,000 Dead

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is “worsening” and has killed more than 1,000 people. IFRC said Saturday that in the past week, 23 cases were reported in one day, a record number since the start of the outbreak […]

Be Careful Of Kratom Herbal Supplement : This Drug Is Killing People

Be Careful Of Kratom Herbal Supplement : This Drug Is Killing People

Kratom is a peculiar supplement: Experts have warned that its healing powers haven’t been backed by science, yet you can do a quick Google search and find loads of recipes for kratom tea, which is said to be able to heal everything from anxiety and depression to obesity. Officials had previously warned that science doesn’t support kratom’s many […]

The Death Rate for Mothers Having C-Sections Is 50 Times Higher in Africa

The Death Rate for Mothers Having C-Sections Is 50 Times Higher in Africa

The in-hospital maternal mortality rate following a Caesarean delivery in Africa may be 50 times higher than in high-income countries. These were the findings of the African Surgical Outcomes Study that followed more than 3500 mothers from 22 African countries during a week of surgery in 2016. The study found that maternal mortality rate was 5.43 per […]

About 18 Nigerians Die of Tuberculosis Every Hour

About 18 Nigerians Die of Tuberculosis Every Hour

At least 18 Nigerians die from Tuberculosis (TB) every hour, a TB expert, Lovett Lawson, has said. Mr Lawson, the Board Chairman of Stop TB partnership Nigeria, disclosed this at a pre-World TB Day press conference in Abuja on Thursday. The World TB Day is celebrated March 24 to raise awareness about the health, social […]

Breakthrough For TB Prevention Announced By Pan-African Health Organization

Breakthrough For TB Prevention Announced By Pan-African Health Organization

Ten million people around the world became sick with tuberculosis (TB) in 2017. The World Health Organization calls it “the world’s deadliest curable disease”. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.3 million people died that year of TB-related illness. But how often do you read and hear about the problem?   […]

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

The World Bank, supported by Japan, Germany and Australia, has allocated up to U.S. $80 million in grants over the next six months to help fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The grants will cover more than half the cost of the DRC government’s drive to end the current Ebola outbreak. The […]

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