Ask the Doctor: I am worried about diabetes

Dear Doctor, I am 26 years old and plan on having a baby sometime soon. However, I would like to know about diabetes and the chances of my child having...

Nutrition: Dangers of energy drinks

Cardiac arrest: While the Death by Caffeine calculator can show people how many energy drinks at one time would be lethal, this formula doesn't apply to everyone. Those with underlying...

In the kitchen: Skillet fried chicken

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Prep time: An hour What you'll need ½ cup flour 1tablespoon paprika Lettuce 1 ½ teaspoons salt

Letter of the week

Reference to the story Why fewer girls are making it to professional ranks,The New Times, November, 6, 2014 Editor, I think that for girls to get interested in STEM (Science,...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, It is one thing to look forward to a baby and have it come later than you anticipated, and it is another to be told you can't have...

Why fewer girls are making it to professional ranks

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Gender Gap report 2014 paints a gloomy picture of poor enrollment of girls in Rwandan tertiary institutions. The recently released report ranked Rwanda 127th...

Aziz knits a motherly bond with needy children

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Although Rwanda offers free primary education, some parents can't afford pre-primary education. For children whose parents can't afford to pay for nursery education, they wait till the children turn five...

Is my husband hitting on the maid?

I have been married for two years now and I have never had reason to be suspicious of my husband. Last week, the maid told me that she could not...

How to select shoes to wear with an outfit

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Women often get a bad rap for having a shoe obsession. However, with all of the endless styles and colours to choose from, who can blame a woman for having...

Ask the Doctor: Why are pads damaging my skin?

Dear Doctor, I am 21 years old and have always used pads for menstruation. However, they cause serious itching around my inner thighs every time I use them and sometimes...

Letter of the week

Reference to the story We are proud to study welding “ female students,The Sunday Times, November, 2, 2014 Editor, The girls who were interviewed should be emulated by other girls...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, In most global rankings in the recent past, Rwanda has fared well or at least registered improvement over the years, however, a recently released report; World Economic Forum...

Nutrition: Five fat blaster foods

Eggs Gerald Ruzindana, a nutritionist with Health Inspirations, says that an egg is not only a nutritional powerhouse, it's also loaded with protein that is satisfying.

In the kitchen: Mexican salad

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I have never really finished a salad before but things changed after I tried this one. I have heard people say that healthy foods are not delicious but I beg...

We are proud to study welding “ female students

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For many years, women have not been associated with certain jobs such as building, welding and many other physical ones.

Breast cancer awareness: A vital weapon in the fight against the deadly disease

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As the breast cancer awareness month comes to an end, one can only hope that efforts put into the campaign will bear fruit as the medical experts still grapple to...

From despair to triumph: The story of a breast cancer survivor

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Phillipa Kibugu was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 while living in the United States of America. This was four years after her sister died of the same disease at...

Blazers: A timeless trend

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The best thing about blazers is that they are not gender biased. These fashionable jackets are available for men and women. They blend with any outfit, says Denyse Kayumba, an...

I want a baby with or without nuptials

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I am 30 years old with a stable job and dependable income and want to have a baby so badly. However, as things stand I am neither married nor dating....

Ask the Doctor: Will my kids have eczema?

Dear Doctor, I don't have any kids but my sister has two and they were both born with eczema. I am not that familiar with the condition but I see...

Letter of the week: Young girls should borrow a leaf from Amina Umuhoza

Editor, I was humbled by Amina Umuhoza's story that appeared in Women Today on Thursday last week. It takes a woman with guts to venture into work that is largely...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, The recent Ulinzi Walk was staged in Kigali to promote awareness of one of the most common cancers in Rwandan women, breast cancer. Health workers, survivors and supporters...

Nutrition: Foods to help you lose weight

The best way to kick a cold is to drink plenty of fluids and eat immunity-boosting foods. Here are some of the best items out there: Broth-based soup It's not...

In the kitchen: Delicious potato skin

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Whether you have these for dinner or have them as a starter meal, you do not want to stop eating. There's nothing quite as tasty as a crispy potato skin....