Health in the news

Ebola screening at the airports could not be as effective at it appears a study released in a recent report on potential for Ebola spread by commercial air travel revealed.

Life after uncontrollable leaking, acrid body smell


The world came crashing hard on them. The idea that the women would be in a tree shed in Kibagabaga Hospital smiling and laughing freely had gone with the pungent...

Anorexia: Shaping your body through costly eating disorder


Providence Umwali had her dream set on modelling career. She was obsessed about modelling. By the age of 18, she had become so fixated that while at school, she would...

Balanced diet can help improve immune system

Feeding is an absolute essential of life and highly implicated in every kind of health management.

How the various forms of arthritis damage your life

Arthritis is a condition in which joints become swollen and painful, causing much suffering and difficulty in working.

Recipes for the urinary system

The influence of diet upon the urinary system is manifested in various ways: these are outlined below

Is rotating the neck risky for blood pressure sufferers?

Dear doctor; I was recently reading an old copy of Healthy Times and I found some tidbits on high blood pressure and exercise. In the brief article, they said people...

Could it be that IUD does not work for some women?

Dear doctor; After my first born five years ago, I put IUD but it had to be removed within two weeks because of several effects. I would later suffer a...

Is there an alternative for flagyl?

Dear doctor; What alternative could I use for treating running stomach since I am allergic to flagyl and septrin? I suffer from ulcers and whenever I take flagyl, it makes...

Health around the week

According to the Global Tuberculosis Report 2014, about 1.5 million people died of tuberculosis last year, including 360,000 who had HIV. In 2013, nine million people developed TB around the...

Going the miles for the dignity of women


In the true sense of the word, Barbara Margolies comes out as a firm woman. There is an unmistakable element of seriousness about her. But all that is when you...

Mother and child care week impacts lives at Rutongo Hospital


Silvie Mukundwa, a resident of Masoro sector, Rulindo District, Northern Province, saw her 4-year-old son suddenly develop many symptoms such as running nose, watery eyes, swollen eyelids and sneezing.

How you can avoid pyschosomatic illness

Last week, the World Mental Health Day was observed, a day to create awareness among people regarding sickness which is not physical but due to affection of the mind, either...

Is excessive sweating a concern in society?

Excessive sweating is scientifically termed as hyperhidrosis. A few years ago I had a friend who moved around with the sweat that literally dripped off her hands.

Recipes for respiratory systems

There is nothing as indispensable for life as oxygen. No human being would be able to survive for more than a few minutes without receiving a sufficient amount of this...

My lips are always running dry

Dear doctor; My lips are always running dry despite drinking a lot of water. I take up to four glasses of water daily but still the lips keep pealing off....

How best can one spot breast cancer lump during self-test?

Dear doctor; How best can one spot breast cancer lump during self-test? A woman's breast usually has some lumps, more so for one breast feeding. Is only painful lumps that...

Can a baby be allergic to milk?

Dear doctor; Can a baby be allergic to milk? My neighbour's two week old baby throws up whenever given milk but takes soya meal well.

I have difficulty swallowing

Dear doctor; I have had difficulty swallowing for six days now. But the onset found me in the village and my relatives say something must be removed from my throat....

'Wonder drug' reduces HIV by 90%

A daily tablet that offers up to a 90 per cent reduction in the risk of contracting HIV could soon be available on the English National Health Services, in what...

Ebola: From human to economy killer


In the Chinese Province of Shandong, 22- year-old Flora Chen is sad; concerned about the raging Ebola virus that has forced her mother to cancel a planned holiday in East...

Why you should be wary of off the-shelf eyeglasses


For some, it is a fad. Wearing glasses with designer rims look cool, accentuate your sense of fashion and whatnot. For others, it is necessity.

Congenital syphilis still a grave concern

A 2013 study by international researchers published in PLOS Medicine shows that syphilis still affects large numbers of pregnant women worldwide, causing serious health problems and even death to their...

The tricky linkage between stress and immune depression

Evolution of modern medicine has led to the exclusion of skepticism between stress and physical health of our body system.