In spite of the number of covid-19 cases rising to 151 in Nairobi’s kibra estate, the government still, is reluctant to put it on lockdown.
Ironically , Eastleigh and Mombasa’s old Town whose figures are lower than that of kibra have to continue to be on lockdown until sixth of June 2020.
Health chief administrative secretary, Dr.Rashid Aman yesterday announced one hundred and forty three new cases of covid-19 while giving the daily report on the same.
He said that the government is carefully mornitoring the informal settlements in kenya.Similarly,Dr. Aman cited that to some extent ,increased concern seen around kibra is due to extended testing and that surveillance teams are closely watching the informal settlement.
There has been a constant increase in covid-19 cases in kibra. Dr. Aman further added that should there be an increase in the numbers further, then there will be no alternative but to take necessary actions.
According to the standard newspaper,the figures given yesterday indicated that 143 people tested positive for covid -19 accross the nation.
Makadara estate recorded the highest figures followed by kibra. Out of the 86 cases that were recorded in Nairobi, kibra had 21 whilst 45 came from Makadara, Embakasi had six cases and Langata one.
Dr. Patrick Amoth, the health director general stated that densely populated areas forms the hub of the disease.
He said that social distancin’g in such areas is difficult, therefore masks and hand washing remains the only options.
According to Dr. Amoth, one of the reasons that has lead to fast spread of the disease in the informal settlements is inadequate access to clean water.
Besides Kibra, Makadara and Eastleigh, Mathare is the other informal settlement that has recorded more cases. So far the highest number registered being 33.
At the moment ,33 out of forty seven counties have recorded covid-19 cases with the latest being Kericho, specifically Ainamoi area.
Eleven cases have also been reportedin Uasin Gishu all of whom are truck drivers.
Kenya has so far recorded about sixty three deaths.Majority of them suffered other underlying conditions such as high blood pressure,heart conditions, asthma as well as diabetes.
Menstrual period comes with various uncomfortable symptoms in many ladies.
Eating certain foods or products can worsen situations.Here are some foods that when taken in excess can heighten your pains hence should be avoided.
1.Alcohol Symptoms experienced during menstrual periods can also be brought about by alcohol.These include tiredness, need to vomit, headaches and diarrhoea.
Alcohol has a dehydrating effect that can cause some of these symptoms to increase. Besides, the dehydrating effect make themenstrual fluid thicker.
You can imagine how hard and painful it is going to be passing it out. You don’t want to experience this ,do you?
If you must take alcohol during your menstrual period ,having just a minimal quantity is a good thin’g.
2.Red meat. Refers to any meat besides that of fish and chicken. Red meat contains a lot of iron and high levels of body chemicals that enhances contraction of the uterus to get rid of its lining.
It is elimination of the uterine wall that comes out as blood flow.
The body already has some of these chemicals therefore further increase might cause cramps hence more pain.
Additionaly ,taking foods with high fat content can cause bloating and breast tenderness during your red wedding.
If you want to limit some of these experiences then red meat is not something to let into your body.
3.Salty foods. Hormones that come alongside your period already cause bloating. High levels of salt in your diet causes water retention hence bloat.
You should therefore minimize salt intake during your periods. Furthermore,avoid highly processed foods that contains sodium content.
4.Coffee Right amounts of coffee is healthy but not during that time of the month.Caffein in the coffee makes blood vessels in the body to constrict leading to tightening of those vessels that supplies blood to the uterus.
This result in very painful cramps. Certain digestive issues can also come as a result of high caffeine intake.
This common especially in those ladies who tend to diarrhoea when receiving their menses.
In case you are addicted to caffein,withdrawal should be gradual otherwise you might experience headache.
5.Spicy foods. If you are not the type that is used to some of these why take them when receiving your monthly visitor .
Save yourself stomach pains nausea and diarrhea by avoiding spicy foods.
Remember sugar has the ability to worsen your cramps besides causing bloat.You don’t want to experience these,do you ?
6.Particular dairy products. You are probably upset at the mention of these but wait. Cheese and ice cream contains acids that are likely to increase inflammation hence cramps.
Some of these are likely to worsen the flow hence minimizing intake is a great idea.
In conclusion it is important to note that some foods mentioned above are also key in body functioning.I am not insinuating that you completely cut them out.However,if temporarily doing so can work wonders during your aunt flo,why not do it?
Raising a child with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders can be a daunting task to some parents. However, with the right strategies you will realize that it is not so hard a responsibility. Here are some tips:
1.Encourage exercise. Engage the child in riding a bike, playin’g football, rope skipping or any other simple physical activity of choice.
Physical exercise is important in burning excess energy, which in turn improves sleep patterns,stimulate brain ,relieves depression and developing physically active habits.
2.praise! Praise !praise ! Praise the child when he does something good. Always reinforce with praise and encouragement to help him/her distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behavior.
3.Break down tasks for the child. Breaking down tasks into achievable goals is important in regulating emotions that might arise from him either succeeding or failing.
Instead of “bring me that ball” say “John take the ball” pause and wait for him to have the ball then say “bring” while opening your palm. Make instructions as simple as possible by dividing into smaller portions.
4.Have a clear routine. let the child know what to expect next, in order to limit distractions.you can use this technique to gradually introduce a new responsibility into his/her life.
5.Let the activities you do be interesting. A child is likely to get immersed in an interesting activity rather than less interesting ones.
Make even challenging of the tasks as interesting as possible to enhance high degree focus. Be playful and have him learn a thin’g in the process.
6. Minimize distractors. Eliminate anything that may distract the child. When you give him a task to work on in the living room for example switching off television and radio is a good thing to avoid getting lured.
7. Don’t command, explain. Accompany tasks with an explanation. Tell the child reasons why you want him to take the task using a positive clear and elaborate language.
It is not only respectable but also helps alleviate any worry and confusion in the child.
8. Always use a positive language. This might at times be difficult but it is important in building your child’s confidence.
A negative language or ranting at your child will only make the him feel hurt or not loved hence worsening disruptive behaviors.
9.Have wait time. while instructing, let the child wait for some seconds before responding. This is important in letting him think of the appropriateness of the reply he is likely to give.
The strategy takes practice but is advantageous in enhancing the child’s social life.
10.keep working towards behavior modification. Keep trying even when your attempts to modify a behavior seems to have come to a halt.
Always be patient with the child and when you find yourself in this situation, stopping a strategy for a while is a good idea. In connection to that,remember as a parent to stay calm.
In as much as Coronavirus pandemic has had ravaging effects since its outbreak in China’s Wuhan, it is worth noting the positive side of it.
1. The world has come to realize the benefits of home remedies to diseases. Latest of all is the Madagascar’s Covidorganics that allegedly has cured many. Despite criticism,especially from Wold Health Organisation ,at least it is a stride made. Better try and fail than not trying at all.
2. Reduction in air pollution. With a ban on travelling as one of the intervention measures, air pollution has significantly reduced. Both automobile and air travels have been for a period halted in some countries meaning no emission of toxic gases into the atmosphere.
3.people have learned to keep hygiene. Hand washing using alcohol- based hand rub or soap,respiratory hygiene, avoiding crowded places, avoiding touching nose, eyes and ears have all been the norm.
General sanitation has helped keep off other ailments besides Corona itself, for example typhoid. Some of these important practices are likely to live with us even after the virus vanishes.
4. African nations now have a chance to grow. Unlike in the past when African leaders sought medical services from overseas, not one of those countries is willing to admit any foreigners presently.
Their boarders are closed and focus shifted entirely to their taxpayers. This means that Africa has no option but to better its own health system.
5. Corporates have realized that working from home is possible. The lockdown has proved that productivity suffers not even when employees execute some duties from home. In fact,some companies argues that working from home cuts cost immensely.
6. Growth of online businesses With communication sectors not seriously affected by the pandemic, the lockdown has seen emergence of many bloggers in different niches, affiliate marketers and online businesses.
If you think this is a lie, have you not received the “work from home at the comfort of your living room” kind of texts?
7. Children have gotten full parental attention. With the post-modern busy economy, so engrossed in jobs have parents been to the extent of having little or no time for their children. Presently, if a parent must leave for work, then by 7pm he is likely back to the house cuddling the kids or the partner.
8. Reduction in road accidents. Majority of people are locked down in their homes with the number travelling being so low. Public service vehicles also carry less number of passengers than before.
Drivers therefore are not in a hurry to get more passengers which means no over speeding and overloading. The latter two have been the root cause of casualties on our roads.
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Are you aware that simple lifestyle adjustments can help regulate your monthly “visitor”?
Let’s first get to know what irregular menstrual period is. On average, menstrual cycle is 28 days ,even though there may be variations from one lady to the other.
The 28 days are counted from the first day you receive your menses to the first day you subsequently receive it.
The menstrual cycle can come on the twenty forth or thirty-eighth day but would still be considered regular. It becomes irregular when there is fluctuation in between the days.
To regulate the menstrual cycle;1.Check your weight Irregular menstrual cycle may be as a result of both over or underweight, therefore putting your weight to check helps regulate it. Heavier bleeding and pain all are associated with overweight.
2.Have time to sweat through exercise One of the measures to check your weight is through regular exercise. It is fundamental in the treatment of underlying health conditions that might be the root cause of irregular periods.
Exercise reduces pain before and during the menstrual periods.
Spare about forty minutes of your time weekly for Yoga. When carried out rightly for six months, it reduces the levels of body chemicals that are responsible for irregular periods. Moreover, it enhances a woman’s life generally by relieving pain, mood and anxiety.
4.Take in a lot of Vitamins B and D rich foods. Irregular menses is also associated with reduced quantities of vitamins B and D in the body. Taking meals rich in the two can immensely help in regulating the menstrual cycle.
Sources of vitamin D consists of sunlight, foods such as egg yolk, beef, liver, cheese and other foodstuffs fortified with the same.
Vitamin B sources includes; animal liver, kidney, beef, trout, eggs and dairy products fortified with the vitamin.
5.Include pinapples to your meal The fruit contains certain enzymes that softens the uterine wall and regulate periods. Take at least eighty grams servings of pinapple fruits a day and you will have a reason to smile.
6.Take ginger soup This unique herb has been used to treat a number health conditions including allergies. It relieves pain that precedes menstrual cycle, mood, bodily and behavioral symptoms.
It is advisable to take about 200 mg of ginger powder for the first three to four days of your cycle to avoid or relieve pain.