How mothers can ensure a safe pregnancy

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February is gazetted by the World Health Organisation as the Reproductive Health Awareness Month, and as such, awareness campaigns are staged on issues pertaining to pregnancy.

Skin care: How safe is your makeup?

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Women wear makeup for a variety of reasons that may include covering a blemish, looking good, or feeling more confident. By enhancing their beauty, it gives a boost to an...

What coughing blood could mean

Coughing up blood, also called ‘hemoptysis’ medically, is when people cough up blood (by itself) or blood mixed with mucus. When mucus has blood in it, it can have streaks...

Warning signs of pediatric cancers

Cancers are malignant (malicious) growths or tumors caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division which may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood...

Lifestyle diseases pose new burden for Africa

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Anxiety grips Jennifer Nakazi as her phone beeps for the third time since she arrived at a busy bank lobby in downtown New York. She’s going to wire money to...

Chemotherapy: Tips on how to cope

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Rwanda yesterday joined the rest of the world to mark World Cancer Day under the theme ‘We can, I can’. According to the the head of the cancer unit at...

Understanding dementia

Dementia is a general term used to indicate that a person has developed difficulties with reasoning, judgment, and memory. People who have dementia usually have some memory loss and difficulty...

How to keep stress at bay

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In today’s fast-paced world, developing stress has become easier for both young people and adults alike. According to health experts, in young people, being stressed comes about due to financial...

Internet addiction disorder

Internet addiction disorder (IAD), refers to excessive computer use that interferes with daily life. Other terms used for it are, “Compulsive internet use” or ,”problematic internet use”

Ask Dr. Rachna Pande

My 2-year-old son loves watching cartoons on TV so much. However, people keep telling me that if I don’t regulate this behaviour it could affect my child’s intellectual growth in...