Health

How knitted octopus toys are helping to save tiny premature babies’ lives in hospital incubators

As any family who has had a premature baby will be painfully aware, the period of time in between baby being born and being strong enough to go home is one of the most difficult periods a parent can go through. So you’ll try anything which promises to make your baby’s life better while they’re in hospital – and, apparently, a toy octopus can work wonders. Hospitals in the UK

Tragic deaths shocks Kenyan athletics, now 8 death

2013 Kenya national youth champion Ian Mutuku (19y) is dead, he collapsed and died in Machakos town. He is the eighth Kenyan athlete who suddenly has passed away. Mutuku is a 2014 Africa Youth Games silver medalist Kenya’s athletics fraternity is mourning the death of highly promising sprinter Ian Mutuku who died after collapsing at a hospital in Machakos on Monday, October 24. According to Mutuku’s coach, Peter Muia, the

Indian woman gives birth at 72 with help of IVF

An Indian woman has given birth to her first child at the age of 72 after undergoing fertility treatment at a controversial IVF clinic. Daljinder Kaur gave birth to a healthy boy last month at the National Fertility Centre in Haryana state, which offers fertility treatment to women who are decades beyond their menopause. Although her exact date of birth is unclear, Mrs Kaur told doctors she was around seven

Kebs suspends licenses of 369 water bottling firms

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has suspended the licenses of 369 water-bottling companies for non-compliance with quality standards. KEBS CEO Charles Ongwae warned other water bottlers that they risk losing their licenses if they fail to meet the set standards. The move follows the rise of counterfeit substandard bottled water products that pose a risk to human health. According to Kebs, there are 600 registered water-bottling firms in the

10 good reasons to use coconut oil

Coconut oil is found everywhere today: In the kitchen, the beauty shelf and in the bedroom. The oil has been one of the major players within beauty – and it is not without reason. The oil can with its content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants namely do wonders for both your skin and hair – whether you have dry, fine, curly, damaged or frizzy hair, or if your skin is

UK Schoolgirl ‘paralysed by energy drink’ is told one more bottle could ‘kill her’ as mum warns other parents over dangers

A high school girl who drank energy drinks bought from the ice cream van parked outside her school was rushed to hospital in an ambulance after suffering from stroke-like symptons. Now Catlin Fraser has been warned by doctors not to drink anymore of her favourite energy drinks – because she could have a heart attack. The 13-year-old who is a top student at Coatbridge High School in North Lanarkshire –

Female genital mutilation: It’s going the wrong way

In Kenya, FGM has been banned for 30 years, and the number of circumcised women have shown declining trend for some years, but now it seems it’s going the other way again. Anne Cherono is one of the strong women in Kenya. She resisted the pressure from the community around her, as both her husband, mother-inlaw, girlfriends and neighbors pushed and bullied her because she refused to be circumcised. A

You Don’t Necessarily Have To Give Up Carbs To Lose Weight

If you’ve sworn off carbs as part of a resolution to lose weight — and you’re miserable because of it — it may be time to rethink your approach. New data published by athletic brand Under Armour and weight loss app MyFitnessPal looked at what foods people are eating to drop pounds and — rejoice! — carbs made the cut. The analysis included the self-reported diets of more than 4 million Americans actively

Photos of starving ‘witch’ toddler lead to massive donations and a glimmer of hope

Anja Ringgren Lovén, the founder of the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF), received a phone call about a two to three-year-old boy who had been abandoned by his family, she told the Huffington Post UK. She said: “When we heard that the child was only two to three years old we did not hesitate. “A child that young cannot survive a long time alone on the streets.

Pork Producer: Hope the good reputation gives some extra pennies per. kg

Kaj Munck was visited by an American writer. Now he landed on the front page of the great American newspaper New York Times. “Every time I google ‘the difference between American and Danish pork your name pops up’. Who are you?” These were the words on the phone when the American author Barry Estabrook in the fall called Kaj Munck, a pig farmer from Bøgekærgård at Faxe in southern Zealand.