Hearing impairment: Who is more prone?

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Just like poor vision or any other condition that needs medication, hearing impairment equally needs serious attention to avert bigger complications. Dr Rajab Mugabo, a senior ear neck and throat...

Bacterial vaginosis: A common health concern women must not take lightly

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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) can be a daunting condition for women, especially those within the child-bearing age. The foul smell, itching, and pain associated with this condition, especially during urination or...

Get to know about gout arthritis

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Gout is a form of arthritis. Arthritis literally means inflammation of one or more joints and is usually accompanied by pain and swelling in the affected joints. At first, gout...

I normally develop lumps in the breasts

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I am aged 25. I normally develop painless lumps in my breasts once every six months and they disappear on their own. I have tested negative for cancer on several...

I get episodes of blurred vision

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For about three years now I have been experiencing episodes of blurred vision that last about 3 minutes. My work involves using a computer daily and I am wondering if...

My nose itches when I take spirits

I am in my mid-30s. I experience periodic pain around my umbilical cord. What causes this and how do I deal with it? Lydia

Does getting circumcised prevent one from hernia?

I was told that I would never get hernia if I got circumcised, but the condition reappeared eight months after the procedure. Was I misled? James

Does getting circumcised prevent one from hernia?

I was told that I would never get hernia if I got circumcised, but the condition reappeared eight months after the procedure. Was I misled? James

Hand washing key to maintain good health

Hand washing is a very simple measure that is very useful for good health. Unclean hands become potential source for acquiring infections like flu, diarrhoeal diseases, staphylococcal infections, e.t.c. Gastroenteritis...

How mothers can protect their children from spina bifida

Last summer break, my friends and I got a chance of visiting University Teaching Hospital, Kigali (CHUK) during an event we had organized to support sick children. Later I visited...

Pregnancy: Ultrasound scan vital for mothers

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Ultrasound scans for expectant women are done for various reasons, but the most common one is to find out the sex of the baby.

Vitiligo: A skin condition you shouldn’t ignore

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Having a skin with different color patches (vitiligo) is devastating and stressful as far as trying to eliminate them is concerned much as dermatologists say with the right medication, the...

Depression: Early diagnosis, treatment the sure answer

Depression is a medical condition that can cause a wide variety of psychological and physical symptoms. Extreme sadness is often the most pronounced symptom.

Renal calculi

Renal calculi or kidney stones affect about 5 per cent of the population. It is said that in more than 50 per cent of patients it is a recurrent problem....