Inseparable from your coffee? It may be genetic

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If you are a coffee imbiber, this here is your safe space.

This post is also dedicated to my parents who do not approve of my coffee drinking habits.

These precious beans have proven benefits such as preventing heart and liver diseases, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and erm, day to day living like keeping you functional at work and ensuring you graduated. Continue reading “Inseparable from your coffee? It may be genetic”

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Social media and health care

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On July 28th, a few days before his first birthday, Charlie Gard died in a series of heartrending events that drew worldwide attention. So widespread was this, that it got Pope Francis and President Trump involved. “I entrust little Charlie to the Father and pray for his parents and all those who loved him”, the Pope said in a tweet as a tribute to Charlie. Continue reading “Social media and health care”

7 facts about the recently discovered super gonorrhoea

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Antibiotic resistance is not a new phrase but it becomes alarming when all antibiotics become ineffective against a previously treatable STD (sexually transmitted disease).

 WHO estimates that each year, about 78 million people worldwide are infected with gonorrhea with most patients being under the age of 25. There are no published statistics for Kenya, but in 2014 the country was nominated as a regional surveillance hub for drug resistant gonorrhoea.

 

  1. Gonorrhea is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is transmitted through unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex with an infected person and also through sharing of sex toys.

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License acquired to modify human embryo genes

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On the 1st of February, scientists at the London-based Francis Crick Institute were given permission by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to genetically alter human embryos.

Before you draw out the placards… there are regulations. Continue reading “License acquired to modify human embryo genes”