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Personifying the environmental tragedy of Nairobi’s garbage

The Dandora dumpsite receives more than 3.5 tonnes of garbage from across the city every day. Photo courtesy of www.businessdailyafrica.com

By Alex Njeru I met the young man at Kenyatta National Hospital ward, where my dad was convalescing from an operation. Years and years of smoking tobacco cigarettes had done things to my dad’s body and this time round arteries in his lower limbs had constricted and reneged on their function to supply enough blood to his right leg muscles. ...

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Is nyama choma consumption exposing Kenyans to cancer?

Nyama Choma which is a common delicacy in Kenya's events. Consumption of red meat has been flagged as a risk for increased cancer. [Photo: commons.wikimedia.org]

Did you know that each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 percent? In a recent report, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has evaluated the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat and for meat lovers, ...

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Climate change is posing tremendous health threats to humans

  By Caroline Kibii Climate change stopped being a myth. It became a reality. We are feeling the effects. Our health is facing a huge threat. Rarely do we think climate change could turn human health upside down. It is challenging making most people understand how the changing climate is a major issue of concern. Some people view it as ...

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Cholera kills four people in Nakuru

Four people have been confirmed dead in Nakuru following a cholera outbreak in Nakuru county. One person died at home in Pondamali while three others died while undergoing treatment at the Rift Valley Provincial Hospital. This comes one week after three people died after consuming the carcass of a cow that had died mysteriously. Chief Executive Officer (CEC) in charge ...

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