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Lithopedion: A 13 year old baby

Lithopedion cases are very rare. A woman delivered a 13-year-old stone baby at the Mandera County Referral Hospital. This happened on Tuesday, November 17 in a rare and historic medical operation. Hawa…

Alopecia diagnosed in Kenyan Musician

Kenyan musician Wambui Ngugi has opened up about her struggle with Androgenetic alopecia. Alopecia is a common form of hair loss that affects both men and women. Wambui, who is one…

Causes of hiccups

Causes of hiccups is still a mystery to many people. Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm. This is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. The diaphragm…

HOPE AFTER 15 YEARS IN A COMA

Hopes have risen after  Saudi prince who has been in a coma for 15 years lifted his hand. Prince Al-Waleed bin Khalid Al-Saud moved his hand in reaction to someone…

Of pregnancy and eating soil

During pregnancy, a woman’s hormones are usually thrown off balance. Nausea, vomiting, mood swings, headaches, dizziness and other frustrating feelings tend to kick in, all together and sometimes one or…

It’s Real: The Water Allergy

You definitely have heard about allergies: to food, chemicals, smells, some drugs et cetera. Nevertheless, do you know that some people have allergy to, wait for it, WATER! I have…

Desire to Amputate Oneself

Speaking in all honesty, I fear physical pain. In fact, I still struggle letting my doctor prescribe inject-able drugs when am unwell. However, there is a mental medical condition that…

The Laughing Death

There are mysterious diseases in the world, but Kuru, a disease that was characterized by maniacal laughter, was quite a strange one.  Laughing Death, as Kuru is commonly known, was…