Why Tuberculosis is still a silent killer


According to World Health Organisation Global TB report 2015, tuberculosis (TB) was one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. TB was responsible for more deaths than HIV and...

Stroke: Early diagnosis and treatment saves life

Stroke is a medical term which literally means a certain part of one’s brain dies because it goes without blood for too long.

Waxing your way to a healthy body

As painful as it can sometimes be, waxing is an ingrained part of our beauty routine. People with excessive hair growth on certain parts of their body can suffer from...

Are there any health risks in over-sleeping?


During weekends I spend most of the time (over 14 hours) in bed since I don’t go to work. Does this pose any health risks? Angel

How can I regulate my bad eating habits?


I know I overeat at meals, but I can’t help it. When I limit my portions, I’m hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control...

Is taking a lot of milk and eggs healthy?

My friends always say that consuming many eggs and milk is unhealthy. Is this true? How much quantity is ideal for a person like me aged 35? Claudine

H. pylori: A potent stomach enemy

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), also termed as “ulcer bacteriaā€¯, is a type of bacteria which was first discovered to have a tendency to attack the stomach in 1983 by Warren...

Simple work-outs that will keep you healthy

Normally, when we talk about working out, many people are quick to think about aerobics, the gym, lifting weights and doing all those things that take place in a sports...

What kind of lotion is ideal for my skin?

I have an oily skin and I am confused about the kind of lotion I should apply. Are there any dangers of not using any lotion on my skin? Businge

Acute kidney injuries: Early treatment is vital


Cases of children under the age of 16 developing acute kidney injury, also known as acute renal failure, have been on the rise according to medics.

What to eat for a good functioning digestive system


For one to lead a healthy life, the functioning of the digestive system is central, which calls for ideal dieting habits.

Overcoming acid reflux disease


Acid reflux is when the acid that is normally in one’s stomach rises up into the esophagus (tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach). Acid reflux disease...

Why is my head balding early?


I am aged 25 but my head is already balding. What causes early balding and can it be reversed? If so how? Ivan

Does taking a lot of water cause weight gain?


Is it true that drinking a lot of water causes weight gain? Nicholas

My two-year-old kid has a rare skin rash

My two-year-old child has developed a rash around her neck. I initially thought it was measles, but she has not shown any other signs of being sick because she plays...

What you should know about stomach ulcers

For a long time she bore on-and-off abdominal pains that normally worsened while asleep and after eating food, but little did Gorette Nyiransaba know that she could be suffering from...

Understanding heart problems in children

The rising prevalence of heart diseases among adults is a growing concern for experts globally. Adults develop diseases of the heart due to various reasons like sedentary life style, obesity,...

My eyes hurt and itch all day

I recently had an eye check-up and was told they are in good condition. What bothers me, however, is that my eyes get very itchy and teary in the course...