>>> Pollution in pregnancy linked to lung damage in child

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Women exposed to high levels of traffic pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy are at higher risk of giving birth to a child with weak lungs, researchers said Monday.


In a long-term study, investigators in Barcelona enrolled 1,295 pregnant women who attended pre-natal clinics in Sabadell, in Catalonia, and at Gipuzkoa in the northwestern Basque region.


They measured two traffic pollutants — benzene and nitrous dioxide — in the women’s residential neighbourhoods at different times during their pregnancy.


They used this data to draw up a model of exposure for the women, and also for their offspring during their first year of life.


The model took account of differences in geography, climate, population density and time of year.


When the children reached four and a half years of age, a nurse measured their lung capacity with an inflation gadget called a spirometer.


A total 620 pre-schoolers were tested — many others were unable to blow properly into the device.


The children of women exposed to higher benzene levels during their fourth to sixth months of pregnancy were 22 percent more likely to have impaired lung function than those from less polluted areas, the study found.


For nitrous oxide, the risk was 30 percent higher.


The link was stronger among children with allergies, or those from a lower social class.


But exposure levels to traffic pollution in the first year of life made no difference to lung strength, the inquiry found.


The results “suggest that exposure to traffic-related air pollutants during the prenatal period could adversely impact the developing lung,” the authors reported in the journal Thorax.


“Substantial health benefits” could accrue from curbing traffic pollution, they added.


The team led by Eva Morales at Barcelona’s Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), believe they are the first to give a long-term view of how air pollution during pregnancy can affect a child’s lungs.


The study did consider whether either or both of a child’s parents smoked before or during pregnancy.


But it did not examine whether the mothers had been exposed to gas, dust or fumes in their jobs while pregnant.


Nor was it powered to measure exposure to particulate matter, another notorious traffic pollutant.


In an independent comment, Seif Shaheen, a professor of respiratory epidemiology at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, said a clearer picture may have emerged if pollution levels were monitored directly in the volunteers’ homes rather than their neighbourhoods.


Even so, “the findings should be taken very seriously by policymakers,” Britain’s Science Media Centre quoted Shaheen as saying.


“The results suggest that more needs to be done to reduce air pollution in order to improve public health, and in particular the lung health of the next generation.”




Pollution in pregnancy linked to lung damage in child

Pollution in pregnancy linked to lung damage in child





>>> Shia LaBeouf: Fury ‘saved’ me

Shia LaBeouf arrives at the New York screening of 'The Company You Keep'


The 28-year-old actor, who was arrested earlier this year for disorderly conduct and was later admitted to rehab for alcoholism, credits the World War II movie for helping him change his ways and his religious views.


Shia, who has previously claimed he was Jewish, told the November issue of Interview magazine: “I’ve been a runner my whole life, running from myself. Whether to movies or drinking and drugging or f***ing calamity or whatever it is, I’ve always been running.


“I found God doing ‘Fury.’ I became a Christian man, and not in a f***ing b******t way – in a very real way.


“I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me.”


Shia also praised Alec Baldwin, who was instrumental in getting the star fired from the Broadway play ‘Orphans’ after they clashed on set, for being there for him after he was arrested in June for disrupting a performance of ‘Cabaret’ and spitting at a police officer.


He explained: “I’ve made peace with Baldwin. He was the first dude to hit me up after I got out of court.


“He sent me an e-mail. It’s really beautiful. I was crying on an airplane.”


Meanwhile, Shia pleaded guilty to the disorderly conduct charge in September, but a judge ruled his plea would be dismissed and he would avoid both jail time and probation if he undergoes treatment for another three months and stayed out of trouble for six.




Shia LaBeouf: Fury ‘saved’ me

Shia LaBeouf: Fury ‘saved’ me





>>> EXCLUSIVE: What A SHAME Nairobian Mom Cuddles And Wet Kisses 11 Year Old Son On The LIPS Lets Him RUB Her THIGHS [PHOTOS]





Now this mom is pictured at a city promise showing some love to her baby boy. While its normal thing for people to show their kids love in different manners, its weird and unusual how this mother decided to do to the son.



Looking closely she looks completely easy both and how she caress holding him while planting the kiss oh gawd. And look at where his hands are and from what you see she's not protesting





We just want to believe this is just but their way of mother -son affection and nothing else going on. And by the way he is 11 years, that's a grown man,biologically fertile to impregnate, just saying.



Do you think this is Okay?



EXCLUSIVE: What A SHAME Nairobian Mom Cuddles And Wet Kisses 11 Year Old Son On The LIPS Lets Him RUB Her THIGHS [PHOTOS]

EXCLUSIVE: What A SHAME Nairobian Mom Cuddles And Wet Kisses 11 Year Old Son On The LIPS Lets Him RUB Her THIGHS [PHOTOS]





>>> SONKO Spots Yet Another New HAIRCUT This Time Not About HAGUE





If there's one head in this country that makes headlines then its Mike Sonko's he has been using it as a protest board against ICC and this time he has drifted home







'Muthama Respect Wife' a message to fellow Senator who's on the headline for allegedly having detained his wife something that has been marred with a lot of doubts and conspiracies. Ironically, Sonko is also not as clean as he at one point was alleged to have assaulted Shebesh at Parliament building bar other than that he's on record abusing Caroline Mutoko on air calling her despicable names but that's that.



What do you think about his new haircut?



SONKO Spots Yet Another New HAIRCUT This Time Not About HAGUE

SONKO Spots Yet Another New HAIRCUT This Time Not About HAGUE





>>> MIKE SONKO Has EBOLA Full Details





Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko is amongst the many politicians recently named by CORD as the grabbers of the Karen Land. While CORD is lined to record a statement and table evidence on their allegations, Sonko has come out firm to distance himself from the accusations:







I have been unwell for the last two weeks I think ni Ebola ya Hague. I have been accused & named by my colleagues in the CORD coalition as one of the beneficiaries or grabbers who grabbed the Karen land just because I was spotted at the scene (land in question). I wish to respond as here under:

To be spotted at the scene doesn't mean or give evidence that my presence there was purposely to grab the land in question. I have been successfully fighting for reposession of public land and schools for a couple of years now including visa oshwal school in westlands, Buruburu girls school; Langata high school; Kamkunji Secondary School; st. Catherine primary school; Huruma children's home and now Nairobi school playground.

I was approached by an elderly widow aged 89 yrs old who is alleged to be the official claimant and administrator of the estate of her late husband Mr. Mburu who until his death, was the former Nairobi County PC and who was the legal registered bonafide owner of the 134 acres land in question in Karen. The poor widow further alleged that Dagama Rose who's currently claiming to be the owner was an advocate of their family when her late husband was alive and she has been trying for years to fight back for the land in vain. Apart from the document she availed to me were newspaper cuttings of the same case he raised some 2 years ago but she could not pursue her right after unknown people called to threaten her. Since the land in question is in my county, the poor widow still resides in my county, the late Mburu was the former PC of in my county and though I'm not an advocate, the widow managed to give me all the necessary copies and authority to pursue the matter on her behalf. The first thing I did was to leave the widow in my office coz of her old age and visited the scene with her relatives where we found a group of masai morans guarding the land in question. The clothes I was wearing on when the photo was taken at the scene which the CORD politicians are circulating and connecting it with me in their grabbing allegations are the same clothes I had when the poor widow came to my office to complain that some influential and connected lawyers had stolen her late husbands property."



Do you believe in Sonko that his hands are clean on this?



MIKE SONKO Has EBOLA Full Details

MIKE SONKO Has EBOLA Full Details





>>> After His PANTS Nearly Fell Off On Stage GOSPEL SINGER BAHATI Writes Another BARUA Immediately Read It Here





Bahati is as lucky as his name,the 20 year old kid has been making moves in the industry going up the ladder at an alarming rate.



Expected of his age,he has been dressing all hippie like boys of his age would







His pants hanging low and all but this hasn't gone down well with many who blasted him after his performance at the MashujaaDay celebrations before the President.



Feeling guilty, Bahati decided to pen a letter addressing this issue







‪MY APOLOGY LETTER



Good Evening Family...I Really dont have the Best words to start This.....But One of the words that have never let depart from my mouth is ‪#‎THANKYOU_TEAMBAHATI‬ - God put you in my life to place me the position iam Bahati Tena! Every Award Nomination you have always used your Power to make it a Win- From Male Artist Groove Awards to Now ‪#‎Best_Gospel_Act‬ Africa.... And One thing I learned from my late ‪#‎Mum_Lucia‬ is to always remember where I came from and always remember to say ‪#‎Pole_Nkikosea‬ .... The past days I have received Texts & inboxes from you my Fans & Family about my ‪#‎SAGGING_HABBIT‬ which Today has been a Talk on Social Media after my Mashujaa Celebration Performance at Nyayo Stadium - I know God has blessed me with some of you who are Mature, Ahead of me by Age and I really can't ignore this... i will accept that am 20yrs Old & still growing



But i thank you for every correction for it makes me More mature and Responsible today than Yesterday. Am officially writing this to say a ‪#‎BIG_THANKYOU‬ For every Correction and asking you as my Family to ‪#‎FORGIVE_ME_FOR_IAM_SORRY‬ and willing to Change. I may not be perfect tomorrow but am sure I'll try my best to be better Man than Today... Again thank you for the Love & Support which has made me ‪#‎BAHATI‬ I might not be able to show each One of you but always know ‪#‎I_LOVE_YOU_4_REAL‬ Nawapenda sana- If you have Read my Letter and willing to Forgive & Always Pray for me.



Do you forgive him? Do you think its a problem sagging?



After His PANTS Nearly Fell Off On Stage GOSPEL SINGER BAHATI Writes Another BARUA Immediately Read It Here

After His PANTS Nearly Fell Off On Stage GOSPEL SINGER BAHATI Writes Another BARUA Immediately Read It Here





>>> SUPREMACY Battle Between DIAMOND And ALI KIBA Plays Out In PUBLIC And You'll Be Surprised What Happened





For sometime now there's been a raging battle and exchange between Ali Kiba and Diamond on who's the biggest artist in Tanzania. This was played out in public glare during the Serengeti Fiesta that happened last weekend.



Its reported that Diamond was booed on stage as crowds chanted pro-Kiba slurs putting into silence the debate. If that was to go by then its safe to say Tanzania are referring Kiba to Diamond. The later has been rumored to be using black magic to catapult his career.







Who do you think is the most talented between the two according to you?



SUPREMACY Battle Between DIAMOND And ALI KIBA Plays Out In PUBLIC And You'll Be Surprised What Happened

SUPREMACY Battle Between DIAMOND And ALI KIBA Plays Out In PUBLIC And You'll Be Surprised What Happened





>>> HUDDAH And WIZ KID Gets NAUGHTY Backstage At CARNIVORE Caught On Camera





Huddah Monroe better yet the boss lady was up in full effect at the Africa Dance Party held at the Carnivore grounds on Sunday. Nigeria's top artist Wiz Kid was headlining the event and oh boy Huddah was also head lining him in all kind of places.



The two were seen cuddling up backstage with Wiz evidently Huddahmized by her beauty and you could see the hunger in his face.











After his performance, both could not be traced now you see when such artists from outside come in,it's always in the menu for them to have locals girls to entertain them. Last time Davido was here Pendo opened up ways for him,to the slow thinkers she opened her legs for him and this time did Huddah take one for the team? Nobody knows but if he did would you blame him? I wouldn't










HUDDAH And WIZ KID Gets NAUGHTY Backstage At CARNIVORE Caught On Camera

HUDDAH And WIZ KID Gets NAUGHTY Backstage At CARNIVORE Caught On Camera





>>> The Counties: Kisumu is ready for Uhuru, leaders say

Kisumu is ready to receive President Uhuru Kenyatta, area leaders assured during Monday's Mashujaa Day celebrations.

The Counties: Kisumu is ready for Uhuru, leaders say

The Counties: Kisumu is ready for Uhuru, leaders say




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>>> China economic growth falls to five-year low of 7.3pc

CHINA, Oct 21 – China’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded in the third quarter at its slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis, official data showed Tuesday, but analysts said the world’s second-largest economy may have bottomed out. The 7.3 percent year-on-year increase in July-September was lower than the 7.5 percent expansion […]

China economic growth falls to five-year low of 7.3pc

China economic growth falls to five-year low of 7.3pc