Why students should get a complete medical check-up


During holidays, it’s easy for students to get exposed to various diseases because naturally they will engage in many predisposing activities. For this reason, it is healthy for parents and...

Food remedies for a health skin

In most cases when people suffer from acne (a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes spots and pimples, mainly on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms), they...

Why do I have blood in my spittle?

I am battling a cold and cough but I am scared because my spittle at times contains blood. What causes this? Could there be a more complicated underlying problem?

I have a fungal infection

I have a fungal infection that appears on my neck quite frequently especially in hot weather and humid conditions. It is quite discomforting. How can i get rid of it...

Beware of mini stroke

A 60-year-old lady was watching T.V. when she suddenly her left side of body became paralysed. The family was shocked and immediately rushed her to the doctor. But within few...

My children have a bad skin rash

I travelled upcountry with my children for the festive season. Sadly, they all developed a bad skin rash which left me wondering what could have caused it. Could it be...

I crave for food when stressed

What can I do to avoid craving for food whenever I am stressed or idle? Does having cravings point to any health conditions? And, how do I treat or prevent...

Why you need to include beetroot in your diet


Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. Beetroot is one of the healthiest and most nutritious vegetables.

Premenstrual syndrome: A burden to most women

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to a group of physical and behavioral symptoms that occur during the second half of the menstrual cycle.

Why you should not ignore that back pain

It’s common for one to experience back pain once in a while. To some people, the pain can be so unbearable that it prevents them from involving in any strenuous...

Health minister cautions pharmacies on using unqualified personnel

The Minister for Health, Dr. Diane Gashumba has warned pharmacies against employing unqualified staff, a practice that she said puts at risk people’s lives.

Dos and don'ts of refrigerating food


A number of times we refrigerate perishable food like vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, and milk so that they have a longer shelf life; however, sometimes we are not aware of...

Hemorrhoids: causes, prevention and cure

Hemorrhoids are enlarged or swollen veins in the lower rectum. The rectum is the part of intestines just before anal opening.

Infertility: How to reverse the condition


In most cases, when a couple is having problems conceiving, the first person to be blamed is the woman. However, according to health experts, the couple should always endeavour to...

The power of positive thinking

Positive thinking is a thought process, where an individual thinks only positive. In other words, he does not allow any negative thoughts to enter his mind.

Scientists push for change of tack in antibiotic use


Mercy Kendi, 26, suffers from persistent sore throat infections that cause her sleepless nights whenever they strike. 'They mostly come when I am having flu. My throat becomes painful and...

How alcohol damages stem cell DNA and increases cancer risk

Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to...

How to keep healthy natural hair


For many black women, maintaining natural hair is not easy. Sometimes, hair texture is too fizzy or stiff. Often, it can be painful while combing or styling and when it...

How to deal with diaper rash in babies

Some times when a baby cries, it is hard to know for sure what the problem is. So it is the parent’s or caretaker’s responsibility to do several check-ups to...

What causes breast cancer?

Are there actual causes of breast cancer? Can it be treated successfully?

Will I get diabetes from sugary drinks?

Can taking too much sugar in my drinks cause diabetes?

Is asthma contagious?

What causes it and how can it be treated or managed?

Will earphones damage my hearing?

Are there any health risks of using headphones frequently, especially if they are not very loud?

Teenagers and alcoholism

Many people indulge in booze around the Festive Season. Major concern is the use of alcohol by teenagers. A teenager is a growing adult. Physically they are growing, but lack...