Health and Development

The Kenyan Ministry of Health takes measures to p...

On 9 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati He [ ... ]

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The nutritional benefits of orange-fleshed sweet p...

Sweet potatoes have been found to have various nutritional value such as providing, Vitamin A,          & [ ... ]

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The importance of a nutritious breakfast

Breakfast is an important meal of the day. It is generally recommended by several dietary guidelines that 15 to 25 per cent of recommended daily requi [ ... ]

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The gluten-free diet is not as healthy as consumer...

Gluten, a type of protein found in grains, wheat and barley has become one of those food products that people are avoiding in a bid to ‘eat healthy [ ... ]

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Drinking two glasses of milk a day keeps the docto...

Most parents encourage their children to drink milk telling them that it will help them grow strong; this statement is now backed by science as resear [ ... ]

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Take only six teaspoons of sugar per day to reduce...

A Euromonitor report on the global economies and consumers 2017 has revealed that diabetes is one of the lifestyle diseases that will be on the rise g [ ... ]

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Kenyan men urged to go for cancer screenings

Kenyan men are being urged to go for regular cancer screening so as to facilitate the early detection of the disease and increase the survival rates f [ ... ]

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Working night shifts and manual labour jobs may le...

A new research released in Paris, France has found that working nights and manual labour jobs that require heavy lifting may cause infertility in wome [ ... ]

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Long term use of pacifiers will lead to dental pro...

A baby sucking on a pacifier is a way of providing comfort after they stop breastfeeding however Kenyan parents are being warned that the long term us [ ... ]

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Causes of delay in the eruption of permanent teeth...


In some cases, the eruption of permanent teeth in children may delay a condition that may be caused by the alteration in the development of the tooth  [ ... ]

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The treatment of cancer in Kenya may soon be a par...

A new Bill has been introduced in the Kenyan parliament by Homabay’s women representative Gladys Wanga, to promote the treatment of cancer patients  [ ... ]

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Delayed primary teeth eruption due to premature or...

Babies’ teeth eruption usually begins at the age of six months but in some cases, it may take longer especially when a child is born prematurely or  [ ... ]

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Polio vaccination campaign launched in Kenya

A vaccination campaign against polio has been launched in the by the ministry of health in a bid to prevent any outbreak of the disease in the country [ ... ]

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Food allergen challenges can be used to identify t...

Performing allergy challenges on children can be a good way of testing their tolerance on certain foods especially when there is doubt on the specific [ ... ]

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The importance of teaching oral hygiene to school ...

A cross-section of key stakeholders in Kenya’s health and education sectors have pledged their support for the curriculum review process that will i [ ... ]

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Kenyans warned of the dangers of taking too much o...

With Kenyans now consuming twice as much sugar as is safe, Type 2 diabetes – caused by excessive sugar consumption and poor lifestyles - is striking [ ... ]

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The key factors to raising well adjusted teenagers

Teenage hood is considered the difficult period in raising a child by parents mostly because at this stage they develop a sense of independence and tr [ ... ]

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Medical company offers pediatric first aid trainin...

Kenyan first aid training and consultancy company, MedSwift will on 29th October and November 2016 offer a Baby First Aid training class at the Southg [ ... ]

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Toothpaste manufacturer offers Kenyans free dental...

Kenyans have a chance to get free dental check up this month offered by leading tooth paste manufacturer, Colgate-Palmolive East Africa Ltd. “Takin [ ... ]

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Cerebral palsy prevention and symptoms

Last week the world cerebral palsy day in the country was marked with a walk in Nairobi in bid raise awareness on the condition in the country. “Ce [ ... ]

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Poor eating habits and lack of exercise by Kenyans...

Every Kenyan has lost a family member or close friend to lifestyle diseases, according to a survey released today by Broadway Bakery Limited as part o [ ... ]

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Kenyan foundation to raise cancer awareness throug...

The Kenya Women 4 Cancer foundation will on Sunday, 2nd October, hold a walk in an event dubbed Women 4 Cancer Globeathon Walk in a bid to raise aware [ ... ]

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Vaccine schedule for Kenyan children under one yea...

It is important for Kenyan parents to get their children vaccinated especially during the first year of life because the immunity that they get from b [ ... ]

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Lower the risk of allergy by feeding infants eggs ...

Kenyan parents can lower the risk of their children developing a peanut or eggs allergy by feeding them the foods before they reach the age of two, a  [ ... ]

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Kenyan sickle cell anemia patients can access subs...

The Kenyan Sickle Cell Anemia foundation has partnered with the Strathmore medical centre to provide subsidised medical treatment to its patients affe [ ... ]

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Medical organisation offers free cleft lip and pla...

Kenyan children born with cleft lip and palate have a chance to get 100 per cent free surgery for the condition provided by the organisation, Smile Tr [ ... ]

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Putting a baby to sleep with a feeding bottle caus...

Kenyan parents/guardians should avoid putting their children to sleep with a baby bottle because it can cause tooth decay. “This happens when sweet [ ... ]

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Bedwetters urged to use mattress protectors to pre...

Kenyan parents with bed wetting children can consider using an absorbent mattress protector so as to that their children can get better sleep and even [ ... ]

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A child psychological platform for parents

Kenyan parents looking for physiological help as they raise their children can access it at a platform called Baby Insight created by Kenyan psycholog [ ... ]

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Delayed breastfeeding after birth increases the ri...

Newborns that are not breastfed within 24 hours of birth have an 80 per cent chance of dying due to a lack of essential nutrients that are passed on t [ ... ]

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Diet for autistic children

Esther Ndinda, a mother of four, learnt that her six month old son is autistic. Since then, she made sure that his dietary needs are met. “Autistic [ ... ]

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How relaxers damage your child's hair

Kenya kids risk permanently damaging their hair if they relax it before the age of 15 years due to the retardation in hair follicle growth caused by t [ ... ]

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Free medical fistula camp launched at the Kenyatta...


The Flying Doctors Society of Africa and the Freedom from Fistula Foundation have come together to hold a free medical fistula camp in a bid to educat [ ... ]

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Kenya kids suffer malnutrition despite food fortif...

Four years after the introduction of fortified foods, just over a quarter of Kenyan children below five years are suffering from malnutrition bringing [ ... ]

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Chicken pox can lead to death in adults

The viral and contagious disease, chicken pox, which is mostly considered a children’s disease can also affect adults.
n adult with chicken pox [ ... ]

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Kenyans poor fruit intake affecting children's IQ

Two months ago, the Ministry of Health found that only 2.5m Kenyans consume the recommended amount of fruit. This could be impacting on the IQ of the  [ ... ]

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Cleaning with earbuds may cause infections

Kenyan parents have been warned against using ear buds to clean the inner parts of their children’s ears as it only adds to the wax already present, [ ... ]

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Measles and Rubella immunizations to save 19m Keny...

The lives of ninteen million Kenyan children will saved from measles and rubella thanks to an immunization campaign rolled by the Kenya Red Cross and  [ ... ]

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Gertrude's hospital open new branch in Thika

Kenyan parents living along Thika road can enjoy the convenience of having a pediatric hospital near their residence thanks to Getrude’s hospital wh [ ... ]

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Chicken pox no longer a 'must-get' disease for chi...

Kenyan parents no longer have to worry about their children suffering from chicken pox. Unlike before, when the viral disease was a common occurrence, [ ... ]

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