Women

What is the cause of pregnancy incontinence?

Dear Doctor, I am entering my third trimester and this is my first child. I am having serious issues with bladder control and even sneezing makes me leak even if I just used the bathroom. I am now not eager to go anywhere because of this problem. What can I do to avoid this? Kate Dear Kate,...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:03am

Mukundwa on keeping her promise to God after surviving the Genocide

In a family of five, Safi Mukundwa was the only one who survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that claimed over one million innocent lives in 100 days. Born in former Kibuye, Karongi District, Mukundwa was only eight years old when the Genocide started in her area. Together with her...

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 12:06am

Women and networking: Why your career needs it

In a recent documentary, The Story of Us, about the Career Women’s Network Kigali (CWNK), Sonia Mugabo, a fashion designer, reveals how networking has had an enormous impact on her fashion design business. With the abundant connections she was able to access through this platform; Mugabo...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:43pm

Painkiller abuse: What are the risks?

Dear Doctor, My older sister has become a pill popping maniac. She takes meds for even menstrual cramps and I worry greatly as I feel it is not wise. What are the dangers of regular medicine use? And how can she overcome simple pain (like mild headaches) without always turning to painkillers?...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:07am

KWEZI AND I: The medical emergency that left me shaking

In the few short years that I have been a parent, I have never experienced something as unpredictable as a child’s health. It’s almost like the weather in Kigali. Sunny one minute, gloomy the next. You don’t know what is going to happen so you just have to be a little prepared...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:06am

First Lady Jeannette Kagame makes case for Rwandan businesswomen

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has highlighted the fact that there is a need to support women in business, saying their contribution to the development of the country in the last 25 years has been unprecedented. She also indicated that the past twenty five years since the Genocide against the...

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 5:21pm

When ‘style’ poses a threat to health

Many women are into keeping up with the latest trends since fashion is a great way to express oneself and boost confidence. While we are all taught that health is more important than glamour, many women, mostly young girls, follow almost every fashion trend without considering the toll it might...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:06am

Chaperoning you around the field of interior design

Over the years I have grown weary in trying to explain my field of study to the masses. There are many misconceptions about interior design that need to be undone. I do, however, understand that it is not anyone’s responsibility to fully understand this field, but to those who would like to...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:05am

Should I be worried about jaundice?

Dear Doctor, My new-born has a mild case of jaundice. However, I’m told it can get worse. How bad can it get and how do I avoid it? Pat Dear Pat, A new-born baby can have jaundice due to the liver of the child not being mature enough to metabolise by product of bile metabolism. ...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:04am

KWEZI AND I: Unexpected conditions

There is something about diseases or infections that you literally know nothing about. I don’t remember a case of eczema anywhere when I was growing up, neither did I know of any serious allergies, except for a kid in our neighbourhood whose skin would get big bumps from just eating meat. So...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:03am

Cervical cancer: Early screening and Pap smears can save your life

Christelle Mugwaneza, 32, had always heard about the importance of cervical cancer screenings and the prevalence of cervical cancer. Despite this knowledge, she had second thoughts about screening. “Women had associated the screening with promiscuity and some said it was very painful. I did...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:05am

Essentials for your bathroom design

It is a fact that in your lifetime, you would have spent about 92 days or more in a bathroom, this is according to a study that was done on 2500 people who spent an average of one hour and 42 minutes a week in a bathroom. This to me is a worthy call to design elegant and comfortable  bathrooms...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:04am

Does birth control affect fertility?

I’ve heard people talk about birth control and the many effects. I am interested in knowing if the pill, or any other method, can affect fertility in the long run. In the event that a woman decides she is ready to have a baby, can the use of birth control in previous times make it a problem...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:03am

What is hair?

It comes in little coils or straight fibres. Some have it in abundance while others have bald spots crying for help, but what actually is hair? In as much as we may believe that our hair is just a covering over our heads, it is a strong element that has been used in centuries to communicate and...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:02am

Style tips every woman should know

Being able to dress chic and stylish every day is a skill which can be difficult to master. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the top 15 style tips that every woman should know. While they may seem small and simple, these handy tips will revolutionise the way that you dress on a daily basis....

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 4:53pm

Top 10 essentials for your bathroom design

  It is a fact that in your lifetime, you would have spent about 92 days or more in a bathroom, this is according to a study that was done on 2500 people who spent an average of 1 hour and 42 minutes a week in a bathroom. This to me is a worthy call to design elegant and comfortable bathrooms...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 4:26pm

Child birth: What should women expect?

Penny Kalungi had a normal delivery with her first child. She didn’t have any complications; she and the baby were both in perfect health condition. What she didn’t see coming was the discomfort from the episiotomy (a surgical cut made at the opening of the vagina during childbirth, to...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:04am

KWEZI AND I: Disciplining a toddler

I have a tendency of stressing myself over stuff that many other people may find trivial. For instance, I have been combing Google (yeah, I am that kind of parent) trying to find out if someone else has been looking for information on how best to discipline a child. You see, I come from a really...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:03am

What is your hair type?

I have a personal detachment from the insinuation that natural hair is a trend. Trend may refer to a quick short term hype which is stereotypical in the media, but a trend can also refer to a movement, which I hope is a more sustainable setting that allows growth for individuals. With my chest...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:02am

Meet the women championing fight against teen pregnancy

Teen pregnancy remains a challenge but along with stakeholders, the Government is fighting hard to curb the vice. One outstanding aspect, however, is how young women have taken it upon themselves to curb this hardship. They have started initiatives to sensitise and help young girls to stay in...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:05am

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