Health

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

How exercise may make us healthier

People who exercise have different proteins moving through their bloodstreams than people who do not, according to an interesting new study of the inner landscapes of sedentary and active people. The proteins in question affect many different aspects of our bodies, from immune response and blood...

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 11:19pm

New study shows use of cannabis could hurt sperms, affect fertility

Use of cannabis by men of child-bearing age significantly alters their sperm and affects fertility, a new study has shown, re-igniting the age-old debate on the effects of the plant. The study conducted by Duke University Medical Centre revealed that use of bhang by men causes potential risk to...

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 11:15pm

Sleep loss makes one angry and unhappy

For most people, good health and happiness usually rank high among their novel year wishes. However, attaining these goals requires a work-life balance that many Kenyans, especially the working class usually grapple with. The high cost of living coupled with demanding work schedules and unending...

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 11:13pm

Is there an optimal diet for humans?

Nutrition experts have long debated whether there is an optimal diet that humans evolved to eat. But a study published this month adds a twist. It found that there is likely no single natural diet that is best for human health. The research, published in the journal Obesity Reviews, looked at the...

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 11:11pm

Study links green tea with increased risk of type 2 diabetes

BEIJING – A recent international study found that drinking green tea was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Chinese adults.  A total of 119,373 participants from the Shanghai Women's Health Study (SWHS) and Shanghai Men's Health Study (SMHS) were included in...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 5:33pm

Complimentary feeding; what you need to know

It’s essential for babies at the age of six months to at least five years to be complimented with healthy foods. Health experts say it is best for their development in general. They say children need proper feeding because this is when growth is rapid, muscles are developed, mental progress...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:10am