Category: Health

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Beth Mugo wins round 1 in cancer battle

(Judie Kaberia) Public Health and Sanitation Minister Beth Mugo said on Friday that she was out of danger after successfully going through breast cancer treatment in the United States. She told a press conference...

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White rice link seen with Type 2 diabetes

PARIS, March 16, 2012 (AFP) – Health researchers said on Thursday they had found a troubling link between higher consumption of rice and Type 2 diabetes, a disease that in some countries is becoming...

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Taking vitamin E linked to osteoporosis

Japanese scientists say they have found a link between consumption of vitamin E and the degenerative bone condition osteoporosis, in a study likely to shed new light on the use of supplements. Researchers found...

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Alcohol in movies linked to child boozing

Stars who knock back whisky, wine or beer in a movie are an invisible but potent force in prompting youngsters to experiment with alcohol or binge-drink, a large US study published on Tuesday suggests....

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A family’s battle with Leukemia

(Catherine Karong’o) – Lenin Zulu was three and a half years old when he was first diagnosed with Leukemia. This is a type of blood cancer that affects children. “Initially, there were no signs...

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Cannabis twice as likely to cause road smash

Driving under the influence of cannabis almost doubles the risk of a serious accident, according to a paper published on Friday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The risk of collision is substantially higher...

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Aspirin could beat cancer spread: Australian study

Aspirin and other household drugs may inhibit the spread of cancer because they help shut down the chemical “highways” which feed tumours, Australian researchers said Tuesday. Scientists at Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre said...