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Work Stress, a Dangerous Disease
Stress

Work Stress, a Dangerous Disease

Occupational stress is not new in Kenya, a report by the University of Nairobi states that the recent trends have made it increasingly difficult for employees to adequately balance the responsibility of their jobs and their families as employees are working longer hours and bringing more work at night. Experts agree that work stress is a set of physical and mental reactions that an employee suffers when subjected to external factors. These reactions can be physiological, cognitive, behavioral or emotional,…
The importance of the annual medical checkup
General Health

The importance of the annual medical checkup

What a better way to start the year than taking care of your health? We know some tropical diseases, especially malaria and tuberculosis, have long been a public health problem in Kenya. So, Mobile Health recommends you to have an annual medical checkup, this is a complete medical examination that allows you to know more about your health, prevent or reduce disease risk factors and early detect any condition, so that the treatment is more effective and the diagnosis more…
Obesity in Kenya and the risk of cancer
General Health

Obesity in Kenya and the risk of cancer

Obesity affects the whole population of the world and we Kenyans are not excluded from this problem. Even though in many parts of the world we are known to have high performance athletes, we also suffer from this health disorder that can become the cause of cancer. In Kenya, the Ministry of Health has said that a third of Kenya’s women are overweight or obese. The ministry noted that there was a shift in the trend of obesity from minors…
How to Take Care of Your Emotional Health
News of the week

How to Take Care of Your Emotional Health

There are situations in life that can cause depression, specifically in Kenya, 43.7% of youths in public schools, and 41.3% of people attending general health facilities show symptoms of clinical depression. This is why taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of your body. The physical well-being affects your emotional health, and in the same way certain actions that you carry out for your emotional health will positively affect your body. Emotions influence your life,…
Ebola vaccine advances
General Health

Ebola vaccine advances

Ebola is a viral infectious disease that we all have heard of. It causes hemorrhagic fever and it´s the responsible for numerous deaths over the years in different parts of the world. Although we haven´t had a big outbreak of Ebola our neighbors have had it and for that reason it has concerned us over the years. Well, finally we have some good news! In recent days, numerous test had been executed with an experimental vaccine against Ebola that in…
Drinking beer, good for the heart
General Health

Drinking beer, good for the heart

We Kenya’s are the 3rd highest beer consumer in Africa. Actually, 43% of Kenya´s Alcohol beverage consumption comes from beer. And we have good news, studies confirm that moderate beer consumption is good for the heart. The United States Heart Association presented a Pennsylvania State University study that looked at cholesterol for 80,000 people and found that good cholesterol is higher in people who drink one beer every day than in those who don´t drink alcohol. Other investigation carried out…