Health

Muscular pain: How to control it

Every individual must have experienced sore limbs, stiff or painful to touch or on movements of limbs, sometime or the other. Muscular pains are a common problem, though the underlying causes may vary. Depending on the underlying cause, a person may have few episodes of pain, or it may last longer...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 8:54pm

Understanding liver cancer

Liver cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the liver. Some cancers develop outside the liver and spread to the area. However, only cancers that start in the liver are described as liver cancer. The liver, which is located below the right lung and under the ribcage, is one of the largest organs...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 8:53pm

Why we need to focus on early childhood development

It is well known that the process of human development starts right after conception and continues throughout all the stages of life, including pregnancy, after birth, childhood and other subsequent stages of life. It is, however, very important for us to acknowledge that some stages are more...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 8:50pm

What you need to know about secondary infertility

After having her first born in 2012, Anita (not real name) has been trying to conceive for the second time but all has been in vain. Her efforts in seeking medical attention have also yielded nothing because even with all the treatment she has been getting, nothing has seemed to work. She says she...

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 8:00pm

How to care for someone after a stroke

Stroke is a sudden neurological deficit in the body occurring due to   blood supply being cut off in part of the brain and causing damage to that part.  Blood supply is cut off due to either a clot blocking the cerebral artery or arteries (blood vessels of brain) or due to bleeding...

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 7:39pm

What are the health benefits of cauliflower?

Cauliflower is a type of vegetable with a significant source of numerous nutrients. Although not grown in Rwanda, the vegetable is easily accessible in most local markets at affordable prices. Not so many people are aware of the vegetable however; this is why very few include it in their daily...

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 7:33pm

Are you suffering from computer vision syndrome?

Dieudonne Niyompano, a software test engineer recalls spending a minimum of ten hours a day at his computer while writing his dissertation a few years ago. His eyes could once in a while tear up though he ignored the sign thinking that he was just tired from the hard work. The eyes however turned...

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 7:28pm

Prostate drugs: A risk factor for diabetes?

Prescribed drugs to help them urinate are a third more at risk of type 2 diabetes- Research shows Men who take medication to reduce their symptoms of prostate disease may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, research suggests. Patients with enlarged prostates who are prescribed drugs called...

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 7:22pm

Dealing with hydroceles in babies

A hydrocele is a build-up of fluid inside the scrotum. The scrotum is the skin sac that holds the testicles. This fluid accumulation in the scrotum makes them look swollen or enlarged, but hydroceles are usually painless. Hydroceles occur more commonly in infants, especially premature infants, but...

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 7:18pm

A survivor’s dilemma in face of post-traumatic stress syndrome

Beatrice Gasengayire, a 52-year-old survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi says after losing most of her family members, her life made a turn for the worse. The Genocide happened when she was staying in Butare, in the Southern province. Her story is a wrenching one that entails events...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:22pm

Sweet potatoes: Here is why you should eat them often

Sweet potatoes, locally known as ‘Ibijumba’ are a favourite dish for many and one will rarely miss them in most of the restaurants in Kigali. In fact, nutritionists say they are a good source of countless nutrients. There are different varieties of sweet potatoes and they interestingly...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 5:58am

Nephrotic syndrome: Understanding causes and symptoms

Nephrotic syndrome is a disease where the kidneys are damaged and are unable to hold back proteins.  Proteins in variable quantity are passed in urine daily. Protein deficiency commences in the body due to this loss. It is a non specific disorder which can occur in children as well as adults...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 5:55am

Parenting: Here is how you can raise a healthy child

Raising a child is no walk in the park. With today’s busy schedules, there is often so much to do in a very limited time that even minding your own child’s health is no small feat. This is why today there are so many cases of children with obesity among other health issues. ...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 5:44am

Genocide horrors: Overcoming psychological scars

Traumatic memories are prone to haunt lives of those who tend to survive horrendous events such as the Genocide.  The time it takes for these wounds to heal depends on so many factors. With help and counselling, some heal, whereas others unfortunately battle with this trauma for the rest of...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 5:40am

What you need to know about pressure sores

Also commonly known as bed sores or pressure ulcers, pressure sores are areas of damaged skin and underlying tissues caused by staying in one position for too long. These sores commonly form where one’s bones are close to the skin such as at the ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips. This...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 5:37am

Keloids: Early and proper intervention for the best outcome

Normally, an injury to the skin (wound) heals with a reasonable scar which becomes more flat and with less bothering symptoms such as pain and itching. With some people however this may not be the case for the scar shortly or much later after healing, gradually starts to swell beyond the initial...

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 11:46am

Tuberculosis: Early diagnosis and treatment vital in fighting the disease

Tuberculosis is a life threatening ailment that has claimed many lives; this is why its management calls for serious prevention and management techniques. Doctors stress the relevance of practicing safety methods when it comes to fighting tuberculosis noting that it is important for patients with...

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 2:34am

Macadamia nuts: Why this healthy snack should be part of your diet

Ever thought of incorporating macadamia nuts in your diet? This is why you should. Experts affirm macadamia nuts as one of the healthiest snack because of their numerous health benefits and that this is why they are in high demand. Globally, there is a 60 percent supply shortage of macadamia...

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 2:27am

Symptoms and causes of liver cancer

1 A 55- year-old woman developed a loss of appetite and started feeling nauseous. Her condition persisted in spite of the medication she received for over 4 to 6 weeks. When she went to hospital for consultation, she underwent a clinical examination, and to her shock, she had liver cancer. Liver...

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 2:24am

Poor nutrition could cause anaemia

Anaemia, according to World Health Organisation (WHO), is defined as haemoglobin concentration below established cut-off levels. It is a widespread public health problem with major consequences for human health as well as social and economic development, it can be assumed that in resource-poor...

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 2:20am

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