Hepatitis: Why it remains a thorn in the flesh

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Rwanda will next month join the rest of the world to mark World Hepatitis Day (WHD). A series of activities on prevention, access to testing, treatment and care will feature...

What you should know before considering to wean your baby

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Weaning is that period when a child stops breastfeeding. According to medics, weaning is the gradual replacement of breastfeeding with other foods or simply the first time a baby takes...

Dealing with asthma during pregnancy

Asthma is a condition that can make it hard to breathe. Asthma does not always cause symptoms. But when a person with asthma has an “attack” or a flare up,...

Heart burn: Causes and prevention

Heart burn, locally loosely translated as ‘Ikirungurira’, is the painful sensation one experiences when there is too much gas or acid from the stomach to the food pipe of the...

Why do my legs swell when I sit for long?

I experience pain and swelling of the legs when sitting for a long period of time, usually beyond 2 hours. What causes this and how can one go about solving...

What causes chest pain?

Chest pain is mostly linked to heart problems and is frightening to the individual, whenever it occurs. It can be due to multiple causes, harmless in most cases.

I get pimples when I eat bread with butter

Why do I develop pimples on my face whenever I use butter on bread? What causes this and what alternatives can I use to make my bread tastier? Gideon

Feeding tips for pregnant women

During pregnancy, most women experience cravings for unhealthy foods, which, unfortunately can be harmful to the unborn baby.

What is the best way to get vitamin D?

Are there other ways of getting sufficient vitamin D without exposure to sunlight? Marion

How often should I deworm?

I keep getting skin irritation and some people have suggested that it’s because I haven’t dewormed in a while. How often should one deworm? David

Why Depression is overlooked?

Ensuring access to quality mental health care is a cornerstone of every health investment for a sustainable health system. A state of well-being where each individual realizes his or her...

What you need to know about blood donation

Are you the kind who turns a deaf ear when it comes to blood donation drives? The kind who barely takes blood donation as a matter of concern? Well, think...

Pelvic inflammatory disease: Untreated, the disease could cause infertility

Pelvic inflammatory disease, also commonly called “PID,” is an infection that affects a woman’s reproductive system. In a woman, the reproductive system includes: The uterus or womb (the organ that...

Endometriosis: A dangerous condition for women

For women who experience excessive bleeding during menstrual periods, or a lot of pain while urinating, fatigue, diarrhoea, bloody urine and constipation, chances are high that they could be suffering...

How to leverage partners’ money in strengthening a country’s health system

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a financing institution created in 2002 by governments, private sector, civil society, and people affected by...

Osteoporosis is preventable

Osteoporosis is the process of thinning of bones and commonly occurs with advancing age. It starts insidiously. One is not aware of it till he starts developing pain over limbs,...

Why you should pay attention to chest pain

Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the emergency room. It may vary depending on the intensity and duration. Chest pain also varies depending on the...

How you can regain a normal sleep pattern

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Busy schedules and long working hours is what defines most people’s lifestyle. Even at the end of the long day, many retire home with worries and thoughts of unfinished work....

Why you should opt for spiced food

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Whereas some people think spices are just for adding flavour to our food, in some cultures, religions and countries, spices are a staple serving. Mostly used in sauces, spices for...

Hernias in children: Early identification, intervention prevents fatal complications

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A groin hernia (also called an inguinal hernia) is a bulge in the part of the body where the thigh meets the trunk. In boys, the bulge can extend into...

How to manage diarrhoea in kids

Diarrhoea is a common condition most especially in children who are under five. It is said to be the second most dangerous killer disease among this age group with an...

Health hazards of tobacco

The World No Tobacco Day was market recently. But considering the harmful effects of tobacco, everyday should be a "no tobacco day". As per the Global Health Observatory data(GHO), in...

Malnutrition in children: What needs to be done

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During a recent training tour for health journalists in Musanze District, areas such as family planning, nutrition, non-communicable diseases and service delivery in hospitals, were among the issues that were...

What you should know about Coronary heart disease

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Do you occasionally experience pain in form of tightness or minor aching across the chest? Chances are that you could be at high risk of having coronary heart disease (CHD).