Ebola Virus Disease - What You Need To Know

News about Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and the increasing death toll are streaming in from all newsrooms. It is sad to read about how many people have so far succumbed to EVD. The government of Kenya has called on its citizens to take necessary precaution to prevent infection. In addition, Kenya is taking many more measures such as closing its borders to travellers from West African countries

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Sex After Giving Birth

Pregnancy comes with plenty of physical and emotional changes. For most couples, sex drives decreases during the 3rd trimester as the belly grows big making it difficult to practice comfortable sex positions. Most women also tend to feel unattractive around this time, hence the reduced sex drive. The postnatal period is therefore a period awaited with bated breath for many couples looking

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Natural Family Planning

Natural family planning is a method used by some couples to achieve and/or avoid pregnancy. The method involves paying close attention to a woman's menstrual cycle to predict when a woman is fertile. The couple can then avoid having sex on the days when the woman is likely to get pregnant. There are three basic ways used to monitor a woman's menstrual cycle in natural family planning. These

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Artificial Family Planning Methods - Get the facts!

The facts about artificial methods of family Planning Which is the most convenient family planning method for me? This is a popular question in the minds of many women of childbearing age. Just like we plan our finances and our other important activities, the decision of when to get pregnant and have a child should be carefully planned. Pregnancy is a pleasant experience that should not come as

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Rotavirus Gastroenteritis – A mothers nightmare

Wanjiku considered herself one of the lucky mothers because when her baby Wayne was born her younger sister Linda had finished form 4 and since she was not immediately reporting to college, she offered to stay with her and help with the baby. She never had to worry about how the baby would be fed, cleanliness and comfort since Linda handled this very well. This was however to

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Complementary Feeding - How to successfully wean your baby

Hot chocolate, ovaltine and cocoa drinks, fenugreek and dill seeds, moringa and other herbs are some of the elements that constitute many mothers’ diets in the first six months after the birth of their babies. This is not to mention the jugs of porridge and bone soup, black beans and traditional vegetables that they have to take religiously all in a bid to

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Infatile Colic – A mothers nightmare

Mary had gone through a successful delivery and enjoyed all the attention she received after the arrival of her bundle of joy. The nurses were always at hand to help with the baby as she entertained her visitors who streamed in to congratulate her. They would take the baby to the nursery when she cried and only brought her back when she was calm,

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In The Nick Of Time - A story about cervical cancer in Kenya

IN THE NICK OF TIMEImage Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gray1167.svg Last week, I had an epiphany; one of those moments when reality assumes certain clarity and smacks you right in the face, leaving your wits ruffled. This was a surprise to me because I have never been one of those people with a profound outlook on life,  those people who are always scratching the surface looking for a

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Water-borne diseases: Kenya’s curse of the rains

©2006 Walter Siegmund After the dry spell of January - March we now have the long rains season. Despite the excitement that come with rain, such seasons also presents us with health challenges. Some of the medical conditions that you are more likely to suffer from in during this period are called water-borne diseases, and include cholera, typhoid fever, gastroenteritis, jaundice and other

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