Health

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

Survey: 20% of Tuberculosis patients don’t go to hospital

The Ministry of Health has urged Rwandans to undertake screening for tuberculosis at the earliest opportunity, in order to get early treatment and reduce chances of acquiring preventable deaths associated with the disease. Officials were speaking in Kamonyi District in Rukomo Sector, on the...

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:56pm

Congenital hypothyroidism: What you need to know

Medics say that congenital hypothyroidism can be detected early—in fact, as soon as a child is born. The problem, however, is that new-born babies in the country are not screened for the condition. This, they say, needs to change as mothers take their children when it’s at an advanced...

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:50pm

The dangers of being an older mother: Risk of a miscarriage spikes to 54% for over-45s

The risk of suffering a miscarriage soars for older mothers, a study suggests. The number of older mothers has increased in recent decades, as more women concentrate on their career first and turn to family later. Women now have their first child five years later on average than they did four...

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:36pm

Gender-based violence

International Women’s Day is marked every year on March 8. Today, women are no longer the frail, vulnerable gender of our species. They have proved themselves in every field. Yet cases of physical abuse of women still occur, in both poor as well as affluent families, the world over. Gender-...

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:33pm

Ease constipation with exercise

Constipation is when your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal. Quite a number of factors cause constipation, for instance; not consuming enough fibre or drinking enough water, and lack of enough exercise. Doctors suggest that regular exercise can relieve constipation. Dr...

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:23pm

Cancer tumours in the gut feed off sugary drinks, new study shows

Sugar could be fuelling cancer by speeding up the growth of tumours in the body, according to a new study.   Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, found that mice consuming high-fructose corn syrup, used in biscuits, ice cream and energy drinks, saw intestinal tumours grow...

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:16pm

Why you should take finger infection seriously

A finger infection is a common condition. The hands as well as fingers are obvious tools which help us in physically interacting with other things around us, hence, more at the risk of being in touch with infectious bacteria and other germs. When these germs get inside the finger, they can cause an...

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:11pm

What do you know about acid reflux?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux, is a long-term condition in which stomach contents rise up into the oesophagus, resulting in either symptoms or complications. Symptoms include the taste of acid in the back of the mouth, heartburn, bad breath, chest pain, vomiting...

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 11:29pm

Herbs & spices with the most powerful health benefits

TUMERIC First and foremost, turmeric is an incredible inflammation fighter. It can even make a significant difference in individuals who suffer from rheumatic pain. This is because of constituent curcumin – its active constituent and yellow bioactive compound, lending turmeric its colour....

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 11:01pm

Hepatitis B vs. hepatitis C

Hepatitis B and C are viral infections of the liver.   Both can inflict chronic damage to the liver, resulting in chronic sickness, liver failure, and death. Lack of awareness among people makes them inadvertently acquire or transmit the infection. The hepatitis virus gains entry in the...

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:56pm

Are you at risk of endometrial hyperplasia?

Endometrial hyperplasia is a condition that affects women. Doctors say that it is important to note that endometrial hyperplasia is not endometrial cancer, however, it is considered a pre-cancerous condition. Dr Jean Claude Nkundabagenzi, a gynaecologist obstetrician at Clinique Bien-Naitre, in...

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:51pm

Sickle cell anaemia: A common debilitating condition in Africa

Sickle cell anaemia, also called sickle cell disease, is a condition that affects the red blood cells. The red blood cells are the part of the blood that carry oxygen to organs in the body. Normal red blood cells are round in shape, hence, move easily in blood vessels. When people have sickle cell...

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:37pm

Dementia: How to prevent it

Dementia is a term used to indicate any decline in cognitive function and memory that interferes with the daily activities of a person. With advancing age, a person can develop dementia due to multiple causes. Due to lack of awareness of these reasons, dementia is wrongly attributed to ageing and a...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:09am

Why you should stay active as you age

As we grow older, experts say there are many changes when it comes to the body; physical, psychological and emotional. Regarding ageing, there are a number of things that should be put into consideration. What happens as we age? Gerald Ruzindana, a health and wellness specialist at Amazon...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:07am

Dealing with swallowed objects in children

Children are more likely than adults to swallow objects. Children commonly swallow things such as coins, small toys, or batteries. Sometimes, adults swallow objects. This is more likely to happen when people are drunk, have loose dentures, or have certain brain disorders. When a person swallows an...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:07am

Why you need to eat pumpkin

Just by looking at its round shape and colour, you might not know how nutritious a pumpkin is. Experts recommend eating pumpkin often as it is medicinal, among other things. Dieudonne Bukaba, a nutrition expert in Kigali, says that pumpkin is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:07am

Chlamydia infection

Chlamydia trachomatis are microorganisms which are leading cause for sexually transmitted diseases in all parts of the world, including developed countries like the US. The route of transmission of infection is via sexual intercourse.  It can affect persons of any age or gender but it...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:27am