Health & Fitness

Global fight against HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria: Status and future viewpoints

Currently, activists are calling governments to domestically mobilise resources to contribute to Global Fund programmes to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. The Global Fund is an international financing organisation that aims to attract, leverage and invest additional resources...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:25am

What can you catch in dirty washrooms?

Toilets and bathrooms are breeding places for germs and bacteria. Keeping them clean is a discipline everyone should have. Doctors encourage thorough cleaning of urinals just as we do personal hygiene (like taking a bath, washing hands, brushing teeth and more). Failure to do so could result in...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:06am

Burn injuries: A preventable cause of disabilities and loss of lives

A burn is an injury that happens when skin touches hot liquid, steam, certain chemicals or fire. Sometimes, burns are minor and can be treated at home. Other times, burns are life threatening and need advanced medical therapy at hospital. Even in the developed centres with well-equipped medical...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:56am

‘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

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

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

The burden of drugs and alcohol

Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. One of the key impacts of illicit drug use on society is the negative health consequences experienced by its associates. Drug use also puts a heavy financial burden on individuals...

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 10:12pm

Tonsillitis; painful throat

Tonsils are located in the throat, part of the pharynx in the throat and nose, where they serve as first line barrier against infectious and harmful agents entering the body. They are part of the immune system of the body, i.e. system which helps fight against diseases in the body. ...

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:10pm

The health benefits of red peppers

Red peppers are the belle of the ball at any buffet table. Crisp and incredibly sweet, these ladies in red are an easy sell to anyone who is not fond of vegetables. The only limiting factor is that they can be costly. Did you know that green peppers are just unripe red peppers? Because they are...

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:08pm

How Oshen-King Faisal’s customer care service is enhancing quality healthcare

Oshen-King Faisal Hospital takes the slogan ‘the client is king’ very seriously. Quality customer care is at the forefront to ensure that patients are catered for in the best way possible. When you set foot at the hospital premises, it is hard to not notice the warmth and friendliness...

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 7:33pm

Does snoring ruin your memory?

Snorers may think they face no greater problems than an occasionally angry spouse. But if you snore, it could make it harder to remember past memories from your life. People with obstructive sleep apnoea, a leading cause of snoring, have worse memories of years gone by. They struggle to remember...

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 7:15pm

Spina bifida, a debilitating condition of new-borns

Spina bifida literally means “split spine” and happens when a baby is still in the womb and the spinal column does not close all of the way. For this condition to develop, a group of cells that form the brain and the spinal cord of a baby don’t close all the way, so the backbone...

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 7:08pm

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