A round-up of the all the latest health news from theStar
I wish I could remember where I read this, but a thought came into my mind over and over again as I researched two stories on voluntary medical male circumcision in the lake-side region of Kenya, near Lake Victoria: Science does not progress in a neat straight line.
I kept thinking this because nothing was clearer than that with each step forward a different challenge has presented itself.
Pregnant women who eat more fruit during pregnancy have more intelligent children, research has found. One-year-old toddlers whose mothers tucked into plenty of fruit ranging from bananas to berries scored highest marks in tests of their thinking skills.
Some colours like restful green and calming blue are said to improve efficiency and also lend a sense of well-being. Meanwhile, yellow is viewed as the shade of optimism.
53 per cent believe it will conduct free and fair polls, while 43 per cent feel otherwise
Kenyans are divided on whether the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission can hold a free and fair election next year.
An opinion poll by the Star shows that 53 per cent of the 1,000 respondents polled believe the IEBC can conduct free and fair elections while 43 per cent think otherwise.
The World Health Organisation has recommended a new drug regime that shortens the treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis from two years to nine months, raising hopes for hundreds of Kenyans struggling with the disease. At least 500 Kenyans with the MDR-TB are currently on the tedious 18–24-month treatment regime, which costs Sh2 million per person.
CHICAGO, April 13 (Reuters) - After several weeks of study and debate, U. S.
Less than 3 million Kenyans, against a population of more than 40 million, consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables while more than 10 million Kenyans add salt to their food before or while eating, a study has shown. In addition, 13 percent of Kenyans are obese with a majority being women at 8.