Surgical infections more common in low-income countries, study finds

Surgeries in low-income countries had higher rates of infections than those in higher-income countries, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Painkillers could be doing you more harm than good

A majority of people suffering from body aches or pains caused by various conditions usually rush for over-the-counter medicines in an attempt to alleviate the agony before seeking medical intervention...

Why you should visit the dentist every six months

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Few people like sitting in the dentist’s room, but making regular visits to the dentist ensures your teeth stay in good condition. Dentists say making a visit every six months...

Interventional radiology a more affordable option for treatment of disease, says Dr Twahirwa

Medical practice today has generally improved, thanks to the new innovations and technology, which are slowly changing the face of healthcare across the world with regard to treatment, diagnosis and...

Lung cancer: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Lung cancer happens when normal cells in the lungs change into abnormal cells and grow out of control. There are different types of lung cancer. Some types grow much faster...

Ophthalmologists tip on digital eye strain

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Eye specialists say the recent past has been characterised by a sharp rise in the number of patients with computer vision syndrome, also called digital eye strain.

The right meal plan for diabetics

Diabetic people are advised against eating everything that crosses their paths because some foods can be dangerous to their health. They should also be guided by dieticians on the type...

Infections of the ear

The ear is a small part of the body. But infection and inflammation of it causes much morbidity and suffering to the sufferer. There is pain and discomfort and many...

Healthy living: The best antidote to common NCDs

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Imagine going to bed feeling fine only to wake up the following morning on a hospital bed. This is exactly what happened to Florent Muganda, a 45-year-old resident of Kimironko...

How to lose weight and stay healthy

Eight-year-old Eric Ishimwe weighed 40kg five months ago when his grandmother decided to search for professionals to help him get normal weight for his age.

Does delay to have children increase cancer risk in women?

How exactly does delaying to reproduce increase the risk of cancer in women?

Does delay to have children increase cancer risk in women?

How exactly does delaying to reproduce increase the risk of cancer in women?

Are there people who can't grow fat?

Are there people who can’t grow fat no matter what they eat or how bad their lifestyle is?

Are there people who can't grow fat?

Are there people who can’t grow fat no matter what they eat or how bad their lifestyle is?

My chest pains when I sleep for long

When I sleep for long I get chest pain. Is this something to worry about?

Whose genes determine a child’s intelligence?

Is it true that a child’s intelligence is inherited from its mother? What aspects other than the sex of a child does a man contribute genetically?

Whose genes determine a child’s intelligence?

Is it true that a child’s intelligence is inherited from its mother? What aspects other than the sex of a child does a man contribute genetically?

The importance of water to the human body

Water is an absolutely essential nutrient of the body. Survival is possible for months together without other nutrients, but not without water. But a lot of people are ignorant about...

Understanding speech delay in children

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Normally, as children develop they pass through different stages and as with other skills, the age at which kids learn language and start talking can vary. Many babies start babbling...

Everything you need to know about electrolytes

An electrolyte is a substance that conducts electricity when dissolved in water. They are essential for a number of bodily functions.

Increased antibiotic misuse a ticking time bomb

Antibiotics are medicines that help people fight infections caused by bacteria. They work by killing bacteria that are in the body. These medicines come in many different forms, including tablets,...

Diabetes in children; what parents should know about it

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When one talks of diabetes, people tend to think it’s a disease that affects only adults, which is not the case. In fact, according to experts, while Type 2 diabetes...

Why you should test for chlamydia

As long as you’re sexually active, you are advised to go for a medical check-up to make sure you haven’t acquired chlamydia, among other sexually transmitted diseases.

Why do I have cracked feet?

What causes cracking of the feet after using certain bar soaps?