Stillbirth: Who is at greater risk?

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Alice Umuhoza, a mother of one and resident of Kimironko, says the loss of her baby during birth was too painful. Umuhoza says delays and prolonged labour led to the...

How a child's look is affected by genes

Where babies look helps them learn about and engage with the world. They give particular attention to social stimuli like people’s faces. Reduced attention to people’s eyes and faces is...

Can dementia be treated?

Dementia is a broad category of brain disorders, which causes gradual, progressive decline in brain functions, particularly thinking and memory. There may be a gradual decline in language function and...

I always have nausea

One can have nausea in the mornings due to multiple reasons, drinking alcohol being one of them. Soft drinks and sodas also cause dyspepsia like alcohol. If consumed in the...

Why do I always have a headache?

You have not specified how old you are and how long you have had these headaches, which part of the head is affected, what factor/factors cause aggravation of the headache...

Can an adult get measles?

Measles is a highly contagious infection caused by the measles virus. It occurs due to droplet infection. An infected person can expel virus in the environment by coughing, sneezing or...

Be aware of metabolic complications of diabetes

Diabetes is a disorder of glucose metabolism in the body. Frequency of urination, increased appetite and increased thirst are the common problems which occur due to diabetes.

What you need to know about ulcerative colitis

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Have you ever wondered why you have continuous bloody diarrhoea, stomach cramps, are dehydrated, and feel feverish all the time? If you have these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention as...

What does swelling of the body (edema) mean?

Swelling happens when fluid collects in small spaces around tissues and organs inside the body. Another word for swelling is “edema.” Some common parts of the body where people can...

Risk factors for heart disease linked to dementia

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People with dementia have problems thinking, remembering, and communicating. They may repeat the same question over and over, get lost in familiar places, or have other problems managing everyday life.

The spine: What you need to know about spinal cord injuries

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Gracefully slender and utterly fragile, the spinal cord is one of the most sensitive parts of the body, to the extent that minor damage can lead to paralysis.

Why do I get tonsillitis often?

A month ago I suffered from tonsillitis and swallowed antibiotics which helped. However, my throat is sore again and I feel like I have a fever. I suspect the infection...

I am addicted to painkillers

I think I’ve become addicted to painkillers and I don’t know how to stop it. It started when I got constant migraines but even when I do not have any...

Why you should include legumes in your diet

For one to get the required nutrients in the body, including proteins, carbohydrates and fats in their diets is essential, according to nutritionists. They, however, advise that consuming legumes is...

How can I gain weight in a healthy way?

Since I was a child people made fun of me because of how skinny I am. No matter what I eat, I can’t seem to gain any weight. My sisters...

Be aware of metabolic complications of diabetes

Diabetes is a disorder of glucose metabolism in the body. Frequency of urination, increased appetite and increased thirst are the common problems which occur due to diabetes. Apart from these,...

My two-year-old won't eat

My two-year-old doesn’t seem to want to eat anything. She only likes taking milk and juice. She isn’t losing any weight, however, and looks quite healthy but I’m worried. I...

How to get a strong and fit body

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Experts say that having a lot of body fat can lead to dangerous chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and many others. They, however, recommend that exercise is a...

Pregnancy related diabetes: Early detection prevents complications

Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is also known as gestational diabetes.

Viral hepatitis kills more people than HIV, malaria or TB, new report reveals

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Viral hepatitis is responsible for more premature deaths worldwide than HIV, tuberculosis or malaria.

Morning-after pills: Are they a safer family planning option?

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For most women and girls realizing that they are at risk of getting an unwanted pregnancy is a very scary experience. For some, that unwanted pregnancy is regarded as a...

Myths about the morning-after pill

Emergency contraception. Plan B. The morning after pill.

My baby is stunted

I feed my child properly but at three years she still looks very tiny and stunted. My husband and I are ‘giants’ so I would imagine it has nothing to...

Is beef better than liver?

My friend says it is safer to eat beef than liver. What makes eating liver risky, it at all it’s true?