Why you must test for hepatitis

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It is more infectious than HIV. And like HIV, you can carry the Hepatitis virus for ages without knowing that you have it. But Hepatitis B and C are fatal...

Amazing health benefits of raw mangoes

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Considered the ‘king of the fruits’, mangoes are loved by people of all age groups. Apart from being tasty, mangoes also offer a number of health benefits. The sweet and...

Your concern: Why does my sister's baby cry a lot?

Dear doctor; My sister has a two-months-old baby who cries a lot at night. Sometimes we try to breastfeed and sing for her in vain. We are finding it hard...

Your concerns: My chest hurts when I lift heavy objects

Dear doctor; Whenever I lift heavy objects my chest pains me for days. This has scared me from going to the gym to work out. Please advise. Moses

Your concerns: I developed pimples after shaving

Dear doctor; I shaved my beards recently and applied aftershave on my face. Unfortunately, instead of getting the desired effect, I developed pimples which continue to make me very uncomfortable....

Your concerns: My feet itch when I put on shoes

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Dear doctor; My feet itch a lot every time I put on shoes. How can I overcome this painful experience? Noel

Hypertensive patients should feed on special meals

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Today hypertension is one of the commonest chronic illnesses in our society. However, it should be noted that a proper life style and normal feeding routine can regulate it’s aggressiveness...

That vague fever could be a sign of Brucellosis

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Alphonse Majyambere, 35, a resident of Gikondo, a Kigali city suburb, experienced a cocktail of symptoms ranging, from fever, chills, weakness, fatigue, head ache, joint, muscle and back pain. But...

Week in health: RBC, media heighten efforts to halve HIV cases

The Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) and the media fraternity, as part of the year-long campaign against HIV/Aids that began in December, have urged media practitioners to use their respective platforms...

The many wonders of pineapples

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The next time you have iced tea try putting a slice of pineapple in it for sweetening. The area closer to the base of the fruit has more sugar content...

Your concerns: My navel hurts a lot after some meals

Dear doctor; I am 33. I have no known food allergies except for excessive protein. Like I cannot eat eggplant or silver fish without being nauseated. However, whenever I eat...

Your concerns: My periods only lasted two days when I used Candid-V Gel

Dear doctor; I recently developed itchy vagina and decided to buy Candid-V Gel off the counter. I had only used for three days of the four prescribed when my menses...

Your concerns: I keep getting headache at school

Dear doctor; I started school last week, but everyday, I get terrible headache and some times diarrhoea for no apparent reason. They subside when I am back home resting. What...

Your concerns: How do I conceive a baby girl?

Dear doctor; My first born is a boy and now I need a girl. I am told there is a way scientists can tell if I will conceive a boy...

Why men wolf down their food while women take their time on meals

Many a woman has watched in disbelief as their partner inhales their food minutes after sitting down to dinner. Now Korean researchers have discovered why: men and women actually chew...

Here is why you need vitamin E

Vitamin E, a fat soluble vitamin, is very useful for the body. Discovered in 1922, its components and multiple advantages were discovered later on. It is found abundantly in natural...

Are you sitting yourself to the grave?

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Five or more hours of sedentary sitting is the health equivalent of smoking a pack and a quarter of cigarettes, health experts have said. But sitting down is something we...

Pregnant travellers offered new flight advice

The safest time to fly during pregnancy is before 37 weeks or, if carrying twins, before 32 weeks, new advice says. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists says flying...

Training very hard 'as bad as no exercise at all'

Training hard may be as bad for you as not putting on your running shoes at all, a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says.Scientists studied...

Life-changing fistula surgery is rewarding - surgeon

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Thrice a year, for the last five years, a team of medical volunteers from the US have been coming to the country under the auspices of the International Organisation for...