Health

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

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

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