Britain’s leading cancer experts have identified Kenya as one of four countries in the world that suffer extremely high rates of oesophageal cancer.
Michael Stratton, head of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, said late outcomes from a global malignant growth research concentrate on showed that information from Kenya, Iran, Turkey, and China uncovered an insane measure of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
“All sorts of different external factors have been put forward to explain these high rates,” said Stratton in an interview with The Guardian.
Stratton said they precluded utilization of liquor because of the way that a few nations deny the utilization.
“Some researchers have suggested there is a link with high levels of alcohol consumption, for example. But Iran has very low levels of drinking.
Others have proposed that oil exhaust from cooking could be involved. Nonetheless, there is by all accounts no shared factor between these various areas that can clarify these high rates. It has been a genuine riddle,” he proceeded.
Stigmatisation in Kenya
The specialists likewise discovered that the illness is predominant in the nation because of the way that Kenyans neglect to visit the clinic on schedule.
“There is a particularly high incidence in Kenya and given the general stigma associated with cancer there, many patients do not go straight to doctors or hospitals and instead go to faith healers or herbalists,” said Mimi McCord, who has been involved in the study as a patients’ advocate.
To discover what is the normal trigger for a specific sickness, scientists regularly search for the mutational mark.
“A mutational signature is a particular pattern of mutations in the DNA of some cancers – for example, lung and skin cancers.
In the case of lung cancer, it is caused by tobacco, and in the case of skin cancer, it is triggered by the ultra-violet component of sunlight,” said Stratton.
Doctors were puzzled to discover oesophageal cancer lacked a mutational signature. “We would then have been on track to identifying the cause and find public health solutions to the problem. Sadly we still cannot do that,” said Strutton.
Earthquake in Afghanistan kills at least 22 people.
Two earthquakes rattled western Afghanistan on Monday killing more than 20 people and destroying hundreds of homes, a local official said.
The US Geological Survey registered a magnitude 5.3 quake at 2 pm and a second, magnitude 4.9 at 4 pm local time.
“Unfortunately, our initial reports show that 22 people, including women and children, have been killed and four others injured,” said Baz Mohammad Sarwari
“The Mujahideen have reached to some of the affected areas, but Badghis is a mountainous province, the number of casualties might go up,” he added
According to the head of the Emergency Operations Center of the Ministry of State for Emergency Affairs, more than 700 houses had been damaged.
the earthquakes struck 41 kilometers (25 miles) east and 50 kilometers (31 miles) southeast of Qala-e-Naw, the provincial capital
Kenya orders 31 items that Google should remove from the internet
Summary;Kenya orders google to remove 31 items from the internet
From 2020 Kenya made 14 requests to Google. This included one content they found to be a copyright infringement, one takedown for fraud, two items bordering around hate speech, and seven requests for violations the government found were not listed by Google.
The reasons for the takedowns ranged from national security, fraud, and copyright
According to a report released by Surfshark, Kenya submitted 31 requests to Google for the content.
YouTube received 101,015 tаkedown requests in the lаst decаde, compаred to 60,898 for Google Seаrch. Google Docs, Gmаil, аnd Google Photos also received tаkedown requests.
“We receive content removal requests through a variety of avenues and from all levels of government — court orders, written requests from national and local government agencies, and requests from law enforcement professionals.
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“Sometimes users will forward us government removal requests, such as when someone attaches a court order showing certain content to be illegal.
But the tech giant stated that it always evaluates the legitimacy and completeness of a government request which must be in writing.
Ex-Prisons boss Mwenda dies after bathroom accident
Mwenda, who was in charge of Naivasha prison before retiring, was instrumental in introducing reforms in the facility, including an education program that now benefits more than 2,000 inmates.
Mwenda suffered head surgery after falling in his bathroom. He died at a private hospital in Mombasa two days after being admitted.
Meanwhile, one person died on the spot and two others were seriously injured on Monday night after a road accident along Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road.
The car they were travelling in rammed into an oncoming trailer near Chechnia centre.
The injured were admitted to Naivasha Subcounty Hospital.
Naivasha police boss Samuel Waweru said the car was heading to Mai Mahiu when it rammed into the trailer.
Occupants of the trailer escaped with minor injuries.
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