Coping with trauma in post Genocide era

Marita Mukashema was 11 years old during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. She recalls that it was a time of panic and horror and the sound of gunshots everywhere...

Comprehending, managing and healing psychological trauma

Psychological trauma is a type of harm to the mind that occurs as a result of a brutally distressing event. Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming amount of...

A diet that will keep infections at bay


According to nutritionists, the body is always in a constant struggle to fight against pathogenic micro-organisms and foreign substances that tend to attack it known as antigens.

How diabetes affects the heart

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder, where due to inadequate or absent insulin, the body cannot handle sugar. If high blood sugar levels persist in the body for a long time,...

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