Health

Children and alcohol

Some adults who love taking alcohol during celebrations give a small amount to the children around.  Many of the households where elders drink alcohol have some stored in the house as well. Little do they realise that it is then easily accessible to children as well, who are attracted to it as...

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 8:45pm

Ways to prevent and treat osteoporosis

Experts say that osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones. Your bones become fragile and break easily, particularly the ones in the hip, spine, and wrist. Dr Eric Mutabazi, a senior physiotherapist at Oshen-King Faisal Hospital, Kigali, says that osteoporosis is a condition that is...

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 8:39pm

Nurture your body with regular sports

Our bodies can be nurtured in many ways. Eating a balanced diet, staying away from harmful substances, doing sports, to mention but a few. Have you tried doing sports on a regular basis? Often times, this is advice given by health specialists. We are in an era where there is hardly time for many...

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 8:35pm

New drive to curb HIV/AIDS in Gasabo district

There is need to sensitise youth especially teen girls on sexual reproductive health in a bid to help prevent HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted diseases and raise awareness among them. The call was made by various officials during the launch of the campaign to combat HIV/AIDS and other...

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 11:43pm

How Oshen-King Faisal pharmacists embrace patient-centred Medicare

The role of pharmacists has often been limited when it comes to health care, however, over the years, their role has proved to be an essential part of the healthcare system. Fiona Padua, the chief pharmacist at Oshen-King Faisal Hospital in Kigali, says today’s pharmacists are assuming much...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:08am

Keeping a healthy heart

Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect the heart. Diseases under the heart ailment umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects one is born with (congenital heart defects), among others. The term...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:10am

You should be eating mango

Eating mango skin may sound like a weird option, but you will be surprised to learn about the incredible health benefits it has. There are many fruits and vegetables that we peel before we consume, often because we think the skin is bad and what’s inside is better. Of course, eating mango...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:09am

Loss of appetite; causes and treatment

It is because of our appetite that we eat food, feel satiated and energetic to carry on our daily work.   But when a person loses appetite and interest to eat anything, it becomes worrisome as he/she begins to feel weak. Loss of appetite or anorexia is a distressing condition for any...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:08am

Can’t resist fatty food? Just surround yourself in its scent for two minutes and your cravings will subside, scientists say

Being surrounded by the scent of a burger or pizza for two minutes is enough to banish your cravings for junk food, new research claims. Smelling the aroma for less than 30 seconds will tantalize you and drive you to give in to temptation. But 90 seconds more will satisfy your senses, according...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:06am

Pyloric stenosis in babies: Leading cause of forceful vomiting in newborns

Pyloric stenosis is a problem that affects babies between birth and six months of age, and causes forceful vomiting that can lead to dehydration. It is the second most common problem requiring surgery in newborns. The lower portion of the stomach that connects to the small intestine is known as...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:05am

Alcohol avoidance can help you sleep better, lose weight

An alcohol-free January could not only save you money but also help you sleep better and lose weight, a new study shows. According to new research from the University of Sussex, taking part in what is referred to as ‘Dry’ January, which involves abstaining from alcohol for a month is...

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 12:50am

A virus even more dangerous than Zika to pregnant women

The mosquito-borne virus that causes Rift Valley fever may severely injure human fetuses if contracted by mothers during pregnancy, according to new research. In a study published last month in the journal Science Advances, researchers used infected rats and human fetal tissue to discover how the...

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 12:50am

Latest gadgets want greater peek into our lives

The latest gadgets want even greater access to your lives. This week’s CES tech show in Las Vegas was a showcase for cameras that can livestream the living room, a bathroom mirror that captures your face to offer beauty tips and a gizmo that tracks the heartbeat of an unborn child. These...

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 12:45am

High-fiber diet linked to lower risk of death and chronic diseases

People who eat diets that are high in fiber have lower risk of death and chronic diseases such as stroke or cancer compared with people with low fiber intake, a new analysis found. Dietary fiber includes plant-based carbohydrates such as whole-grain cereal, seeds and some legumes. Fiber’s...

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 12:37am

The importance of holistic nursing

Jeanette, a resident of Kigali, was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year. The mother of five says the cancer was in its late stage where treatment was impossible. Because of her condition, she was depressed, and developed psychological disturbance to the point that she couldn’t eat....

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 11:54pm

Worried about adding ginger to your food? Here’s why you should try it

Many chefs use ginger as a spice when cooking as it adds flavour to food, and nutritionists are all for it because it is said to be very healthy and can be used for many things, including medicinal purposes. Private Kamanzi, a nutritionist/dietitian at Amazon Nutrition Cabinet in Kigali, says that...

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 11:36pm

The use of Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin. It is very useful for overall health of the body.  It was discovered in 1922. But its components and multiple advantages were discovered much later on. It is found abundantly in natural products, i.e. fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Free oxygen...

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 11:33pm

Why every mother needs to breastfeed

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants; it is also an essential part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers. Review of evidence has...

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 11:30pm

Dealing with male breast enlargement

Also known as gynecomastia, it is when boys or men develop enlarged breasts. The condition can be embarrassing and sometimes even painful. It is usually the result of a hormonal imbalance and typically occurs during infancy, adolescence, or mid to late life. The condition often goes away on its...

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 11:22pm

Shake off January blues with a workout

The festive season is over and so is the holiday binge filled with cheat meals and cheat days leaving behind hangovers to weight gain. The looming wardrobe overhaul to accommodate the new body size all in the wake of school fees and all those New Year resolutions is quite a bit to handle, let...

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 11:48pm

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