Hallucinations: Why you could be prone

Maureen Katushabe possessed a peculiar knack that scared her family into thinking that their daughter could be a psycho. She had the ability to hear voices other people around her...

How to overcome peptic ulcers

Peptic ulcer disease, usually known as ulcers, is a condition in which there is erosion of the lining in the digestive tract, commonly in the stomach (called gastric ulcers) and...

Why your appetite may be bad

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...

Ask Dr. Rachna Pande

I normally have my menstruation periods on the 15th every month. This month, I experienced them on January 1st, and this the first time my periods are changing. What could...

Text neck syndrome: Answer lies in good posture

Apart from other strenuous daily activities, bending the neck forward resulting from the use of the phone, as well as other devices such as computers, tablets and reading books, seems...

What should be prioritised in the health sector in 2017?

2016 has seen enormous developments in the health sector. Various initiatives and campaigns have been held in the fight against numerous infectious and non-communicable diseases in the country. However, much...

How to deal with an asthmatic child

Asthma is a chronic condition with symptoms of cough, chest tightness, with or without difficulty in breathing. These symptoms occur periodically and are usually associated with certain triggering events.

Good and bad cholesterol

Cholesterol is a substance produced from the liver from certain fats in the diet. A small amount is derived from animal based foods such as meat and egg yolk. Educated...

Ask Dr. Rachna Pande

Dear Doctor, I have been using lotion for the past five years and want to switch to Vaseline. Will this have any effect on my skin?

Diarrhoea: Why children are the most vulnerable

Diarrhoea is characterised by passage of loose or watery stool or a more frequent need to have a bowel movement than is normal for the individual. The World Health Organisation...