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Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that develops in breast cells. Typically, the cancer forms in either the lobules or the ducts of the breast. Lobules are the glands that produce milk, and ducts are the pathways that bring the milk from the glands to the nipple. Cancer can also occur in the fatty tissue or the […]

Danger Signs That Could Point to Suicide Risk

A mixture of individual, relationship, community, and other external factors contribute to the risk of suicide. Risk factors are those attributes associated with suicide—they might not be direct causes. Here are the danger signs to look out for: 1. Excessive sadness or moodiness: Sadness over extended periods, mood swings, and unexpected, uncontrollable rage. 2. Difficulty […]

What is the Immunization Schedule in Kenya?

Every parent wants the best for their newborn child. You want them to grow up happy and healthy. Immunizations have a key role in keeping your child healthy as they grow through different stages of life. In Kenya, the Immunization Schedule is determined by the Division of Vaccines and Immunizations (DVI) in the Ministry of […]

Understanding Your Migraines

A migraine is a severe headache that often comes with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. It can last from a few minutes to hours or even days. Migraines manifest differently in different people. In many people, they happen in steps. These steps are outlined below for your understanding: Pro – drome In the period leading to a headache, […]

5 Ways to Improve Gut Health

Do you struggle with heartburn, gas, bloating and constipation? These symptoms mirror whatever is happening in your digestive system. Changes in stomach acid, gut immunity and gastrointestinal flora—the complex ecosystem of bacteria in your digestive system, occasion changes in your overall gut health. This can cause inflammation which leads to various symptoms of discomfort. Want […]

Is Wearing Of Gloves Safe?

Many Kenyans are wearing gloves when out in public. Though it is not wrong, it defeats the purpose when the gloves are worn and disposed of wrongly. Many factors play into why gloves aren’t always an effective protection measure outside of direct patient care. Torn or ripped gloves, you could put them on or take […]

OBESITY

What is obesity? Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. It reduces life expectancy as well as the quality of life.  Obesity increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index […]

Are Smoothies Good for Weight Loss?

Having a nutrient-dense smoothie as part of your meals every day will help you avoid packing the unnecessary pounds. This is because healthy smoothies curb hunger pangs and even promote weight loss thanks to their filling fibre and muscle-building protein Smoothies can no doubt be a part of your strategy for healthy, lasting weight loss—if […]

Vaginal Odour

While some vaginal odour is normal, a strong, unpleasant smell that is persistent can be cause for alarm. A musty odour especially one that persists for days and smells like fish can be a symptom of a health issue. Abnormal vaginal odour is often accompanied by other symptoms, including greyish-white discharge, burning and itching. Together, […]

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