Mental health: Why drug abuse is a 'ticking time bomb

For many years, Patrick Rutayisire grappled with drug abuse addiction, and the problem led to his expulsion from school. The former drug addict says getting over the vice was one...

Local medics, IOWD on why they embraced fistula fight

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Many a time the focus on well-being tends to be put on patients, with little consideration to the daily realities of health care providers. Much as it’s their professional obligation,...

Ovarian cancer: Early detection the cornerstone to survival

Ovarian cancer happens when normal cells in the ovary change into abnormal cells and grow out of control. The ovaries are organs that are part of a woman’s reproductive system...

Are your water drinking habits right?

Most times we usually drink water immediately after taking meals or in the course of meals. Well, as it turns out, medics say this is an unhealthy habit. So, when...

Hydrocephalus: How to reduce risks of getting the condition

Hydrocephalus is an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain. In infants it causes abnormal rapid growth of the head, bulging of fontanels and...

Fungal infections

Smelly feet are a common problem for which many seek consultation. This occurs due to fungal infection. Fungi are one of the infectious agents that can infect the body. They...

Breastfeeding: How can mothers avoid low milk supply?

Almost all mothers worry whether their milk supply is adequate, especially when they begin breastfeeding.

Birth control: How to effectively use cycle beads

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Both artificial and natural methods are used to help women to avoid unplanned pregnancies. Some women prefer using natural methods to artificial ones to avoid side effects such as getting...

Overcome chronic fatigue syndrome by eating right

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With the tight work schedules, and having to juggle many other responsibilities, it is common to feel tired and stressed too. According to health experts, it’s recommended that one gets...

Why infertile couples should embrace medically assisted procreation

The new development of science and technology is contemporarily attaining high achievement in countless area including health and family procreation. However, the new system of Medical Technological Assisted Procreation despite...

How to effectively deal with pimples

Acne is the medical term for pimples, and is a common skin condition in adolescents worldwide. Pimples happen when skin pores get clogged with dead skin and oil, and bacteria...

Dealing with cervical cancer vaccination

Cervical cancer is a disease caused, at 80 per cent, by the sexually transmitted Human Papilloma Virus. Each year, in the world, 275.000 women die of Cervical Cancer, and 88%...

Chronic sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis is a condition of congestion and inflammation of the air sinuses in the skull. Air sinuses are air filled spaces in the bones of the skull. They are...

When should a baby get circumcised?

Circumcision is a practice most mothers wish for their male babies, but guidance must be sought from surgeons and pediatricians on how to effectively carry out the procedure.

Vaccination: Why it is a must for both adults and children

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People normally associate vaccination with children only. However, experts say vaccination should be equally embraced by adults. They say as much as it’s important for any child to be vaccinated,...

Massage: Are you doing it right?

Are you the kind of person who just goes for a massage in any massage parlor as long as they provide these services but you have no idea whether they...

Dealing with diabetes associated nerve damage

Nerve damage due to diabetes is also called diabetic neuropathy. This is a common complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, with up to 26 percent of people...

Beware of metabolic syndrome

Modern technology and lifestyle trends have made life very comfortable for men. But on the other hand it has given rise to many health-related problems, which are preventable. Metabolic syndrome...

Breastfeeding: An irreplaceable option for babies

Tomorrow (August 1) will mark the beginning of the breastfeeding week, which will be held under the theme, 'Sustaining breastfeeding together'. Breastfeeding remains an important element in nurturing a healthy...

First aid: What to do before making that emergency call

First aid is needed in a situation where emergency care is required to save or improve chances of survival at that moment. According to experts, without first aid, a victim’s...

Gicumbi residents receive free oral care

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At the age of 86, Donathile Nyirabahire, a resident of Kageyo sector in Gicumbi District, has for long experienced a dental problem. The teeth in her mouth can be easily...

Burn scar contractures: A debilitating but reversible condition!

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Despite various measures internationally and locally to prevent burn injuries and their complications, burns are still a global public health problem, accounting for an estimated 265 000 deaths annually (WHO).

How noise pollution affects your health

The level of noise has increased in the world, along with development. Ring tones of mobile devices, sounds emanating from radio, television, computers, loud speakers, music systems, sound by traffic,...

Tell tale signs of ovarian cancer

Current research shows that ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women. Almost 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year and 14,000 of them die. In...