Your concerns: Will vaseline affect my skin?

Dear Doctor, I have been using lotion for the past five years and want to switch to vaseline. Would this have any effect on my skin? David

HIV becoming resistant to key drug, study finds

Resistance to a key HIV drug is common worldwide and could mean trouble for treating and preventing the virus that causes AIDS, according to a new study.

Medics on how to consolidate gains made in health sector


Training health workers is a costly venture. Unfortunately, the demands on the health sector have more than doubled as more people seek quality health care. The world continues to grapple...

Why you need olive oil


The aroma of food sizzling in a frying pan depends on a number of factors. First, the type of food and ingredients used. Frying requires use of either animal or...

How to tell you are at risk of a miscarriage


Being pregnant comes with excitement for every woman, especially if it does not present complications. However, when something goes wrong, it is always heart breaking and a tough reality to...

Regular feeding pattern good for gastric acid regulation

I have seen individuals who take lunch at irregular schedules. This scenario is seen in many office bearers usually over-loaded with a lot of assignments and meetings from time to...

Give it up

If we were to take a spur of the moment poll, chances are the majority of people would vote that being right is more important that being happy. In fact,...

Breast-feeding may cut risk of type 2 diabetes for some women

New research suggests another potential benefit for moms who breast-feed - a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

How alcohol affects the reproductive system

Alcohol is the most common abused substance known and used for celebration and relaxation since ancient times. It is harmful for health in multiple ways.

Your concerns: Why am I getting hallucinations?


Dear Doctor, I get hallucinations every night during sleep, could I be in danger of a mental problem? Mariam

Your concerns: I have intense stomachache


I was recently involved in a motorbike accident. I felt fine and didn’t see a doctor. However, I have developed intense stomachache and was just wondering if I could be...

Your concerns: My post-surgical scar pains

I had my appendix removed about five years ago, yet today I still experience pain on my post-surgical scar. Is this something that is expected to happen or is it...

How to tell you are prone to a stroke attack


Each year, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Approximately six million of these die and another five million remain permanently disabled in the aftermath of the sickness.

Regulation of food fortification will address nutrition challenges - Ndizeye


The practice of food fortification involves adding essential nutrients to processed foods. Vitamins and minerals such as iron, vitamin A, folic acid, iodine are added to staple foods to improve...

Shisha: Smoking your way to death

The long queues for the first real weekend of the New Year to particular bar spots around the city are always amazing. Many go purposely for drinking, some others join...

Show up and be seen

Vulnerability may be the single most important ingredient in any healthy and sustainable relationship. Countless cultures the world over perpetuate the myth that vulnerability is synonymous with weakness; that to...

Why that fever could be cerebral malaria

For some lay people, any pain in the body anywhere is malaria. This shows that people know that malaria is a common sickness. People generally associate malaria with fever, chills...

Your concerns: I have trouble sleeping of late


I have always been a light sleeper but for the past few days I have been unable to sleep. I think I am developing a bad case of Insomnia. Please...

Your concerns: Why is my tooth blackening?


Dear Doctor, I have noticed that the inside of my molar tooth is turning black. I have excellent oral hygiene so I don’t understand what is going on. Could it...

Your concerns: I experience frequent episodes of exhaustion

I have been experiencing brief but frequent episodes of extreme exhaustion. I feel pain in my joints when I exercise or stand for more than 10 minutes. What could be...

Health risks to ponder before body piercings


After ear piercing became the norm a few decades ago, piercing enthusiasts decided to step out of the ordinary by putting jewellery on other parts of their bodies. Almost any...

Why you need olive oil


The aroma of food sizzling in a frying pan depends on a number of factors. First, the type of food and ingredients used. Frying requires use of either animal or...

Atopic eczema: Is your child at risk?


Alice Uwase, a mother of two, has come to seek medical attention for his son who is one-and-a-half-year old at La Nou Velle Clinic in Remera, but looks confused and...

Patients should adhere to drug prescription

Patients should always pay attention to drug prescriptions and advice from their health experts to avoid upsets with adverse drug reactions.