Why Depression is overlooked?

Ensuring access to quality mental health care is a cornerstone of every health investment for a sustainable health system. A state of well-being where each individual realizes his or her...

What you need to know about blood donation

Are you the kind who turns a deaf ear when it comes to blood donation drives? The kind who barely takes blood donation as a matter of concern? Well, think...

Pelvic inflammatory disease: Untreated, the disease could cause infertility

Pelvic inflammatory disease, also commonly called “PID,” is an infection that affects a woman’s reproductive system. In a woman, the reproductive system includes: The uterus or womb (the organ that...

Endometriosis: A dangerous condition for women

For women who experience excessive bleeding during menstrual periods, or a lot of pain while urinating, fatigue, diarrhoea, bloody urine and constipation, chances are high that they could be suffering...

How to leverage partners’ money in strengthening a country’s health system

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a financing institution created in 2002 by governments, private sector, civil society, and people affected by...

Osteoporosis is preventable

Osteoporosis is the process of thinning of bones and commonly occurs with advancing age. It starts insidiously. One is not aware of it till he starts developing pain over limbs,...

Why you should pay attention to chest pain

Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the emergency room. It may vary depending on the intensity and duration. Chest pain also varies depending on the...

How you can regain a normal sleep pattern

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Busy schedules and long working hours is what defines most people’s lifestyle. Even at the end of the long day, many retire home with worries and thoughts of unfinished work....

Why you should opt for spiced food

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Whereas some people think spices are just for adding flavour to our food, in some cultures, religions and countries, spices are a staple serving. Mostly used in sauces, spices for...

Hernias in children: Early identification, intervention prevents fatal complications

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A groin hernia (also called an inguinal hernia) is a bulge in the part of the body where the thigh meets the trunk. In boys, the bulge can extend into...

How to manage diarrhoea in kids

Diarrhoea is a common condition most especially in children who are under five. It is said to be the second most dangerous killer disease among this age group with an...

Health hazards of tobacco

The World No Tobacco Day was market recently. But considering the harmful effects of tobacco, everyday should be a "no tobacco day". As per the Global Health Observatory data(GHO), in...

Malnutrition in children: What needs to be done

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During a recent training tour for health journalists in Musanze District, areas such as family planning, nutrition, non-communicable diseases and service delivery in hospitals, were among the issues that were...

What you should know about Coronary heart disease

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Do you occasionally experience pain in form of tightness or minor aching across the chest? Chances are that you could be at high risk of having coronary heart disease (CHD).

Peripheral artery disease: A very common cause for leg amputation

Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which there is narrowing of the lumen of blood vessels that supply blood to the extremities (arteries), usually to the legs. For every...

How hypertension affects the nervous system

Hypertension or high blood pressure has grown in epidemic proportion around the world. It is affecting not only individuals from affluent western countries, but also those living in third world...

Want to stay young; Exercising daily

Exercises are very vital to our bodies since they help in controlling weight, reducing stress, boosting energy, shaping the memory, controlling addictions, but most importantly reduce the rate and effects...

Niyigena's medical condition explained

When Niyegena was admitted at the University Teaching Hospital (CHUK), he was malnourished, under weight and had a sac-like protrusion on the head.

Successful surgery saves baby born with rare head condition

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Alphonsine Mukankuranga carried a normal pregnancy and for nine months she religiously followed the antenatal schedule given by her attendants at Rukara Health Centre, Kayonza District in Eastern Province.

Benefits of early smoking cessation

Smoking cessation has major and immediate health benefits for men and women of all ages. The earlier one quits, the greater the benefits. People who quit smoking before age 50...

How to ensure a healthy fasting period

Ramadhan is the ninth month in the Islamic Hijri calendar where Muslims are expected to fast every day from dawn to sunset. The eating behaviour changes during Ramadhan and the...

World No Tobacco Day: What's the situation in Rwanda?

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Every May 31, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce...

Early testing and treatment key for managing childhood cancers - expert

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Early testing and treatment of childhood cancers are key in the healing process of the children, Dr Alex Imanirakiza, a pediatric oncologist at Butaro Hospital has said.

Nurses tipped on how to fight malaria

Healthcare providers have been urged to be more active in the fight against malaria. The call was made by the Minister for Health, Dr Diane Gashumba during her two-day visit...