Why nuts are a healthy delicacy

Nuts are useful food product, ranging from peanuts to walnuts and coconuts, among others. They are appetising and satisfying to eat and also enhance the flavour of many snacks and...

Skin care: Knowing the right pH balance

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Glowing skin is what everybody wants. Skin that is free from other indications of possible systemic imbalance is considered healthy and attractive. As we get older, disruptive factors such as...

How to control diabetes

Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is...

Dealing with menorrhagia

In a normal menstrual cycle, a woman loses an average of two to three tablespoons (35 to 40 milliliters) of blood over three to seven days. However, some women lose...

What do you know about leptospirosis?

World over, different countries have witnessed outbreaks of swine flu, bird flu, and etcetera, which are diseases transmitted from birds/animals to human beings.

Asthma: Why early diagnosis is vital

Globally, World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 235 million people suffer from asthma. It also indicates that asthma is not just a public health problem for high income countries, but...

The need to fight obesity in children

Obesity in children has been found to be the cause of health problems in the future if not watched closely. Experts say that almost 90 per cent of people living...

What you need to know about drug allergies

A drug allergy, also called drug hypersensitivity, is a bad reaction to a drug that happens when the body’s immune system responds to a drug as if it was a...

Why you need to watch out for brucellosis

With the advent of civilisation, man has learnt to domesticate animals and use them for various purposes. This has improved life in many ways, but, it has also brought diseases

When delayed conception is called infertility

Angelique Mukashemana, 26, a resident of Remera, Kigali, recently underwent treatment at La Croix Du Sud Hospital where her tubes were opened to enable her conceive. Mukashemana had been married...

Blood clots: Early detection can prevent incidence of death

A blood clot can form inside a blood vessel and block the vessel and this keeps blood from getting where it needs to go. When that happens to one of...

How to feed your brain right

Many people spend lots of time worrying about their physical appearances more than anything else. Others will do this to keep healthy and avoid catching health-related diseases, but do we...

Beware of electrolyte imbalance

Mr. X aged 40 had diarrhoea and vomiting after eating out. Though it stopped within few hours, he did not eat anything due to anorexia. Next day he felt so...

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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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...