Dealing with babies born prematurely

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Dr Tharcisse Ngambe is a pediatrician at King Faisal Hospital. Along side other medics he is part of the team, which oversees quality assurance at the hospital. Seven months ago,...

Why bottled juice may not be the perfect choice

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The habit of ‘juicing’ is gradually growing within the population because many think that it is the perfect way of maintaining a healthy body. And there is no problem with...

'How' beats 'what' every time

One of the most accessible practices of spirituality can be found in the art of giving. Giving can be a series of acts - mindless monetary donations to charity or...

Be clean both in the mind and body

Despite the current social and economic transformations, it is a wise choice to seek preventive than curative solutions and like wise men say, prevention is better than cure. On economic...

Zika is a big threat to pregnant travellers, says RBC official

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in 1947 in the neighbouring Uganda. Following a recent outbreak in America, experts are concerned that the virus could...

How safe is your drinking water?

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Since time immemorial, boiling has been considered the best technique to make water safe for drinking. Besides this rather traditional form of water purification, other conventional water treatment methods have...

Why you should deworm regularly

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Most people only associate deworming with children, but in reality, even adults are at a high risk of getting intestinal worms if they don’t practice good hygiene.

Recurrence in breast cancer is predictable

Breast cancer is one of the commonest malignancies or aggressive diseases that occur worldwide. It is among the most studied or researched cancer diseases on a wider scale.

Who am I really?

Moving from relationships to spirituality in the integrative health and wellness assessment leads us toward a greater conversation about our overall sense of vitality and wellbeing. With this next series...

Inactivity 'shrinks the brain'

A new study has linked poor fitness in middle age to smaller brain volumes almost two decades later. The results suggest that health and lifestyle choices can have a big...

What causes loss of appetite?

Loss of appetite or anorexia is a distressing condition for any individual. It is because of our appetite that we eat, feel satiated and energetic to carry on our daily...

Your concerns > How can I do a breast cancer self-examination?

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Dear Doctor, The cases of breast cancer seem to be increasing and I would like to know how to carry out a self-examination and also find out some of the...

Your concerns: Why are my nails darkening?

Dear Doctor, My toe nails have continuously grown darker and darker. What could be the cause? Emma

Your concerns: Can I take asprin while breastfeeding?

Dear Doctor, I have been getting a lot of headaches since I gave birth. Is it okay to take aspirin while I am breastfeeding? Is there any medication I should...

Lancet Laboratories to provide quality medical services

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Rwandans seeking laboratory services will no longer have to travel or send samples abroad for analysis, thanks to the new Lancet Laboratory that was launched at Kisementi in Remera on...