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Health journalism is growing in importance – building strong bridges between the media and health researchers has never been more urgent.
‘Sharenting’ is the term that has been coined to describe the way in which parents share details of their children’s lives online. Whereas we fret about empowering children to be safe online – parents are sharing too much detail about their children online.
Malaria and anaemia are a common occurrence in African children under the age of five. Studies have shown that there could be more to this relationship that meets the eye
Although we are 8 billion of us in the small planet, the world has never been so lonely. Face to face connection with people is a mental gym session we cannot take for granted.
I believe that vaccines are a victim of their own success. As we see less and less of the diseases they protect us against, we start to question their value. Here is an article that I wrote that has been published in DN2 today on this issue.
Women need to ‘listen’ to their bodies and do what is right for them. Hormonal contraceptives are fine for the vast majority but this study should not be ignored or sensationalised.
As long as extreme poverty exists, children in poor countries will continue to be abused – in exchange for money – until ‘someone cares’.
If a facility has no oxygen – the mother will go home either with a severely disabled baby that will need her care for the rest of his/her life or with a body to bury.
This sign post is common in Kitengela. This ‘doctor’ can get rid of the tummy fat but also ‘treat all chronic diseases’. Some of these ‘doctors’ use herbs, others are ‘faith healers’ who pray and ‘break curses’ and therefore get rid of impotence, fertility problems, money and relationship problems. What is it like for children being taken to these ‘healers’?