Skin care: It pays to mind what you use on your face

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With the overwhelming choices of cosmetic products available on the market, some people are not aware of which ones are right for their skin, and what should be avoided.

Does breastfeeding work as a method of contraception?

Sandra Munezero gave birth to a healthy son and immediately put him on exclusive breastfeeding until he turned six months old. At six months, she introduced him to solid food...

My child gets on-and-off flu episodes

My child develops on-and-off flu episodes that only go away after treatment. I have tried different forms of medication to eliminate it completely in vain. Is this something to worry...

My child has ringworms

What causes ring worms in children?

I struggle to see distant objects

Recently, I developed a problem with my eyes. I have realised that I can’t see things properly, especially that are a bit far from me. At the age of 28,...

What are the dangers of self-medication?

I am addicted to self-medication, especially when I get flu, simple headaches and stomach upsets. The good thing is all this pain goes away after using over-the-counter medicine. Are there...

Hyperthyroidism

Anita(not real name), a young energetic woman, was doing her routine work in office combined with home as usual. Gradually she noticed that she had started losing weight for no...

How mother-to-child HIV transmission can be prevented

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Mother- to -child transmission (MTCT) is the spread of HIV from an HIV-positive mother to her baby during pregnancy, delivery, or when breastfeeding. Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is also known...

Secrets of longevity protein revealed in new study

Named after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism. In a recent Yale-led study, researchers...

Adult groin hernias: Early treatment prevents life-threatening complications

The internal organs and tissues of the abdomen are held in place by a tough outer wall of tissue called the “abdominal wall.” An abdominal hernia is an area in...

Why students should get a complete medical check-up

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During holidays, it’s easy for students to get exposed to various diseases because naturally they will engage in many predisposing activities. For this reason, it is healthy for parents and...

Food remedies for a health skin

In most cases when people suffer from acne (a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes spots and pimples, mainly on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms), they...

Why do I have blood in my spittle?

I am battling a cold and cough but I am scared because my spittle at times contains blood. What causes this? Could there be a more complicated underlying problem?

I have a fungal infection

I have a fungal infection that appears on my neck quite frequently especially in hot weather and humid conditions. It is quite discomforting. How can i get rid of it...

Beware of mini stroke

A 60-year-old lady was watching T.V. when she suddenly her left side of body became paralysed. The family was shocked and immediately rushed her to the doctor. But within few...

My children have a bad skin rash

I travelled upcountry with my children for the festive season. Sadly, they all developed a bad skin rash which left me wondering what could have caused it. Could it be...

I crave for food when stressed

What can I do to avoid craving for food whenever I am stressed or idle? Does having cravings point to any health conditions? And, how do I treat or prevent...

Why you need to include beetroot in your diet

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Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. Beetroot is one of the healthiest and most nutritious vegetables.

Premenstrual syndrome: A burden to most women

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to a group of physical and behavioral symptoms that occur during the second half of the menstrual cycle.

Why you should not ignore that back pain

It’s common for one to experience back pain once in a while. To some people, the pain can be so unbearable that it prevents them from involving in any strenuous...

Health minister cautions pharmacies on using unqualified personnel

The Minister for Health, Dr. Diane Gashumba has warned pharmacies against employing unqualified staff, a practice that she said puts at risk people’s lives.

Dos and don'ts of refrigerating food

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A number of times we refrigerate perishable food like vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, and milk so that they have a longer shelf life; however, sometimes we are not aware of...

Hemorrhoids: causes, prevention and cure

Hemorrhoids are enlarged or swollen veins in the lower rectum. The rectum is the part of intestines just before anal opening.

Infertility: How to reverse the condition

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In most cases, when a couple is having problems conceiving, the first person to be blamed is the woman. However, according to health experts, the couple should always endeavour to...