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Other Health News

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Autism in children linked to lack of vitamin D in expectant women


Expectant women who lack vitamin D while pregnant are more likely to have autistic children. A study conducted by researchers at Queensland Brain Institute, shows that there is a link between vitamin D deficiencies in expectant women.


India doctor to operate on world's heaviest '500kg' Egyptian woman


An Egyptian woman, believed to be the world's heaviest at 500kg (1,102lb), will soon be flown to India for weight reduction surgery. Eman Ahmed, 36, will be flown on a chartered plane to Mumbai where bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala plans to operate.


Infertility breakthrough as cancer drug sparks growth of new eggs in 'astonishing' discovery


Infertile women have been offered new hope after scientists found that a common cancer drug triggers the development of new eggs, an outcome which was previously thought to be impossible. In a discovery hailed as "astonishing", researchers at the University of Edinburgh proved it is possible to reverse the clock and coax the ovaries back into a pre-pubescent state where they begin to produce new eggs.


Why bad diet could have led to poor KCPE results


Parents of pupils who scored low KCPE grades may not need to demand answers from the teachers. Studies show stunting, caused by poor diet in infants, is rampant in many parts of the country and leads to poor intellectual development.


[VIDEO] Stay Strong! Doreen Moraa's story as person living with HIV/Aids


Today, the world celebrates World Aids Day. This is the day that everyone takes time to learn more about HIV/Aids and what comes with it.


The end of cigarettes is near, says Philip Morris CEO


Philip Morris International, the world's largest international tobacco company, could eventually stop selling cigarettes, its chief executive told the BBC on Wednesday, as it launched its alternative product IQOS in Britain. The company's IQOS smokeless cigarette, which is already on sale in over a dozen markets including Japan, Switzerland and Italy, heats tobacco enough to produce a vapour without burning it.


Seven quack doctors found busy treating patients in crackdown


Seven fake doctors have been found busy treating patients and even prescribing all manner of medicines, in three counties. Government inspectors also found 37 health facilities in Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo Marakwet and Uasin Gishu counties actively serving patients yet they were not even registered.