Health

Youth sensitized on fighting cancer stigma

There is a lot of stigma surrounding cancer patients both during the treatment process and survivorship, a situation that needs more sensitisation among people, according to experts and survivors. The survivors and experts were speaking on Friday at the Kigali innovation village in an event...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 12:47am

Health spending pushes 100m people to extreme poverty: WHO

About 100 million people worldwide are pushed into extreme poverty each year by health spending, despite government coverage of an average of 51 percent, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. In its latest report, the WHO reveals that health spending is growing faster worldwide...

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 2:21pm

How Rwanda is winning malaria fight

Following the malaria contingency plan that was put in place in 2016, severe cases of malaria and mortality have since decreased by 50 per cent. There has also been estimated reduction in the country’s malaria burden with 430,000 fewer cases recorded in 2017 than in 2016, according to...

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 8:06am

Government has cleared all Mutuelle de Sante arrears – Finance minister

Government has cleared all arrears the community health insurance, commonly known as Mutuelle de Santé, accumulated before it was placed under the management of the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB). This was confirmed to The New Times by the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning; Dr...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 9:43am

Early childhood caries: Risk and prevention

Cleaning of baby teeth, according to experts, is important because it helps them avoid dental problems later in their lives. They say babies normally grow their first teeth at around six months; and that the first teeth to come out are at the lower front. Most children will usually have all their...

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 11:05pm

‘An apple a day’ will keep the doctor away. Here’s how

The saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, nutritionists say, is not far from the truth, as apples have enormous health benefits and more importantly, when consumed on a daily basis, help keep many diseases at bay. To stay healthy and free from certain conditions, health...

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 10:49pm

‘An apple a day’ will keep the doctor away. Here’s how

The saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, nutritionists say, is not far from the truth, as apples have enormous health benefits and more importantly, when consumed on a daily basis, help keep many diseases at bay. To stay healthy and free from certain conditions, health...

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 10:43pm

Teenagers and sex

A teenage is between an adolescent and adult, where the body is physically maturing but the mind still remains immature and inexperienced in worldly matters. This is also the age when one can develop skills and carve out a good future. Due to surge of hormones at this stage, there is a very strong...

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 10:40pm

Protein deficiency: What are the risks?

We all need protein to be healthy. Experts say that protein deficiency causes various diseases. Dieudonne Bukaba, a nutrition expert in Kigali, says protein deficiency is when people do not get adequate amounts of protein from their diet, and they could be at risk of kwashiorkor, which is a common...

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 10:35pm

Tummy tuck surgeries in Rwanda

A flat and well-shaped tummy is something that almost all of us strive for through exercise and other various natural weight control methods, such as diet. However, sometimes these methods cannot achieve our desired goals. The causes of a fat abdomen are quite numerous and some are inevitable to...

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 10:31pm

What role should parents and schools play to end malnutrition?

Malnutrition is a condition where there is excess or deficiency of some nutrients in the diet. Thanks to several government campaigns, malnutrition in Rwanda is on the decline, although concerted efforts by parents and schools have been called upon, to end it completely. Sharon Kantengwa asked a...

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:46pm

Skin bleaching cosmetics worth over Rwf13 million seized

A joint operation conducted on Wednesday in various parts of the country seized assorted skin bleaching products valued at over Rwf13 million. The operation was conducted by Rwanda National Police (RNP), Ministry of Commerce, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Rwanda Standards Board (RSB),...

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 10:01am

The fight against fistula

Fistula is a distressing disease that affects women. There are different types of fistula and the most common of all is obstetric fistula. Obstetricians say that this commonly occurs among women who live in low-resource countries, who give birth without access to medical help. If a woman’s...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 11:41pm

16 patients receive cardiac surgery at Oshen King Faisal Hospital

A team of US medical doctors, dubbed 'Team Heart' is in Rwanda for a two-week mission, during which they will perform cardiac surgery to 16 patients during the medical camp being held at Oshen King Faisal Hospital. It is their 12th mission since the signing of a partnership with the...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:40am

The benefits of nutrition talk

You’ve read the books, you’ve downloaded the diet plans—you’ve even counted calories or played around with diet apps on your phone. You know very well which foods are healthy and which ones aren’t doing you any favours. Why then aren’t you getting the results...

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 11:43pm

What do you know about insulin therapy?

Diabetes, once considered as a disease of the affluent west, has now emerged as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries as well.  Rapid urbanisation, lack of physical exercise, obesity, high calories diet, mental tension and worries or hereditary factors, are...

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 11:24pm

The health benefits of grapes

Grapes have been cultivated for thousands of years and have been revered by several ancient civilisations for their use in winemaking. There are many types of grapes including green, red, black, yellow and pink. They grow in clusters and come in seeded and seedless varieties. Grapes are grown in...

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 10:59pm

Chronic sinusitis DOUBLES a person’s risk of depression: People who often suffer from the infection develop poor mental health, study finds

People suffering from chronic sinusitis are more at risk of depression and anxiety, a new study found. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) affects one in 10 adults and causes inflammation of the nose and paranasal sinuses that can make breathing difficult and cause face pain or tenderness. Sufferers...

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 10:34pm

Why you should consider couple genetic screening before pregnancy or marriage

Many genetic disorders happen when someone has two bad (faulty) copies of a gene, one from each parent. In such cases, if one has only one faulty copy, they won’t have symptoms of the genetic condition, but are a “carrier” for it. The baby will be born with the disorder only if...

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 10:32pm

Postpartum psychosis: The case of a mother who dumped her baby in a toilet

Last month a mother dumped her new-born baby into a pit latrine at Kabgayi District Hospital. Fortunately, the baby was pulled out alive and is currently being treated at the hospital. The baby’s mother, Angelique Uwamahoro from Cyeza sector in Muhanga District, was transferred to...

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 7:39pm

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