The compound that makes chillies spicy could help kill cancer cells

The compound that makes chillies spicy could help kill cancer cells

Capsaicin, the compound responsible for giving chilli its heat, could one day be turned into a therapeutic cancer treatment, according to a new study. Back in 2006, scientists found evidence…

Three Reasons Why Women Shouldn’t Shave Their Pubic Hair

Three Reasons Why Women Shouldn’t Shave Their Pubic Hair

I don’t want to beat around the bush-there’s nothing wrong with trimming your pubic hair or doing some grooming. But when it comes down to it, shaving your pubic hair…

HIV pill protects 100% of participants in new study

HIV pill protects 100% of participants in new study

A new study following 657 people who took the HIV prevention drug Truvada for 2.5 years has found that 100 percent of them remain HIV-free – even those in high-risk…

Eating high-protein foods is so good for you, it’s like quitting smoking, study finds

Eating high-protein foods is so good for you, it’s like quitting smoking, study finds

The dietary benefits of eating the right amount of protein are well known, but new research indicates just how big of an impact different kinds of protein-rich food sources can…

Chewing sugar-free gum removes as much oral bacteria as flossing

Chewing sugar-free gum removes as much oral bacteria as flossing

Chewing sugar-free gum can remove as much bacteria from your mouth as flossing – approximately 100 million bacteria, scientists have revealed. When you chew sugar-free gum, you’ll gather up and…

The entire African continent has been declared free of ‘wild’ polio cases

The entire African continent has been declared free of ‘wild’ polio cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that the entire African continent has been free of wild polio cases for the past year, thanks to a dedicated vaccine campaign. This…

Ne-Yo lands in Kenya

Ne-Yo lands in Kenya

Following months of speculation, R&B and Pop icon Ne-Yo, born Shaffer Chimere Smith, was officially confirmed to be featured on Coca-Cola’s flagship African music show, Coke Studio Africa, for the…

African First Ladies tour Aga Khan University Hospital Heart and Cancer Centre

African First Ladies tour Aga Khan University Hospital Heart and Cancer Centre

Aga Khan University Hospital, MD, Shawn Bolouki on Monday hosted twelve African First Ladies for a tour of the Heart and Cancer Centre. They were led by Her Excellency Margaret…

Now doctor is only a text away

Now doctor is only a text away

Kenyans will now access medical services through their mobile phones following the launch of a healthcare service. The telemedicine healthcare called ‘Sema Doc’ seeks to improve access to health care,…

110-year-old woman’s secret to long life: A shot of Johnnie Walker blue label each day

110-year-old woman’s secret to long life: A shot of Johnnie Walker blue label each day

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — A 110-year-old woman from New Jersey has some advice for living a long and enjoyable life — and it doesn’t sound like a bad plan. Agnes Fenton…

New Ebola vaccine is 100% successful in clinical trials

New Ebola vaccine is 100% successful in clinical trials

A new single-dose vaccine has been shown to be 100 percent effective against Ebola after just one week. The results of a fast-tracked clinical trial involving more than 4,000 people…

World’s first malaria vaccine approved by European regulators

World’s first malaria vaccine approved by European regulators

The world’s first malaria vaccine has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), setting the stage for a final assessment by the World Health Organisation (WHO) before the drug…

Hong Kong VC firm Nest expands to Nairobi to support continent’s talents

Hong Kong VC firm Nest expands to Nairobi to support continent’s talents

Hong Kong VC and incubation firm Nest has recently announced its expansion into Africa, connecting local talent with Asian investors abroad. Jacques grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He also…

5 Awesome Smartphones under Ksh. 15,000

5 Awesome Smartphones under Ksh. 15,000

Under Ksh. 15,000 is what defines the lower mid-range smartphone segment in Kenya. It is in this segment that you find some of the best lower mid-range smartphones available on…

Difference Between Skin Whitening, Brightening and Lightening

Difference Between Skin Whitening, Brightening and Lightening

Yesterday i went to a shop in town to buy face products,i was given a variety of of products to a point i was confused on which one to purchase….

Things You Only Do at Home When Alone

Things You Only Do at Home When Alone

Home alone time is a precious commodity, and scarce for many of us. With your roommate, kids, or partner out of town, you suddenly find yourself in your house or…

Condom That Changes Colour On Sensing STIs Invented

Condom That Changes Colour On Sensing STIs Invented

Three teenagers have invented a condom that changes colour when it comes into contact with Sexually Transmitted Infections. S.T.EYE; created by Daanyaal Ali (14), Muaz Nawaz (13) and Chirag Shah…

Show me Your Friends…

Show me Your Friends…

“The person you’ll be in the next 5 years is determined by the people that you meet and the books that you read, “said Charlie Tremendous Jones. Who are the…

Hundreds take part in Manchester’s annual naked bike ride around city centre

Hundreds take part in Manchester’s annual naked bike ride around city centre

Hundreds of cyclists rode around Manchester city centre naked to raise awareness of the need for people on bikes to be seen by motorists. Around 250 people took part in…

Facebook Launches Private Photo Sharing for Friends

Facebook Launches Private Photo Sharing for Friends

Facebook on Monday unveiled a new feature that allows smartphone users to privately share photos of friends, by sifting through images with facial recognition technology. The standalone app, called Moments,…


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