Health & Fitness

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

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

These super healthy foods must be included in your 2019 diet plan

Eating some healthy foods daily does not mean you have to go out of the box. Some easily available foods are also extremely nutritious and can do wonders for your health. Have a look at the diet plan of 2019! Eating healthy and nutritious foods is extremely important in all walks of life. Your...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:09am

Amazing health benefits of tomatoes

Turns out the humble tomato is full of surprising perks for your skin, your gut, and more. In case you were wondering, a tomato is technically a fruit, because it’s seed-bearing and develops from the ovary of a flowering plant. (Botanically speaking, vegetables consist of other plant parts,...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:08am

Beware of gallstones

Gall bladder is one of the vital parts of the body, located below the liver.  It produces bile that helps in metabolising fats in the body. Gallstones, also known as cholelithiasis, are concretions formed due to abnormal constituents of bile. They can form in the gall bladder or anywhere in...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:07am

What should the health sector focus on in 2019?

Issues to do with health are a concern to everyone. Although there were many triumphs in the health sector in 2018, there is still more effort needed to create awareness and improve the general health status of people. Health Times’ Joan Mbabazi asked a cross-section of people what they think...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:06am

Consuming too much tea and juice ‘raises your risk of kidney disease by putting stress on the organ’ - study

Sugar-laden drinks, fruit juices, beer and even tea can increase your risk of kidney disease, a study has found. Fizzy and sweetened fruit drinks are the main culprit. Researchers say people who regularly drink them face a 61 per cent higher risk. However, their findings also showed that beer and...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:05am

Hepatitis C: A curable cause of chronic liver disease

The term “hepatitis” is used to describe a common form of liver injury. Hepatitis simply means “inflammation of the liver”. Hepatitis has a number of causes, including alcohol abuse, large doses of certain medicines, poisonous mushrooms, and viruses. Hepatitis C is caused...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 12:04am

The risks of poor nutrition and lack of exercise

A healthy life demands proper nutrition as well as regular exercise. Both are key in the prevention of disease and also help improve overall mental and physical health. Exercise is the physical exertion of the body, while proper nutrition is one that contains all food values in their right amount...

Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 11:11pm

The importance of pain control

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients with life-threatening illnesses, especially those living with non-communicable diseases. It is an interdisciplinary approach to specialised medical and nursing care and it focuses on providing relief from the symptoms,...

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 10:07pm

Having a hysterectomy may cause short-term memory loss in a third of patients over 60 - study

Having a hysterectomy may increase women’s risk of developing dementia, according to new research. Undergoing a hysterectomy to remove the uterus triggers menopause. After the surgery, many say they notice a change in their cognition, or ‘brain-fog.’ Scientists have struggled to...

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 10:05pm

Let us deny mosquitoes breeding sites around our homes

There are many things that can make one’s life uncomfortable, miserable or even threatening to their very existence. One of such things are mosquitoes, which ironically are relatively tiny little gnats of which the females bite people to suck blood for development of their eggs that...

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 10:01pm

How to ease bloating

If you usually develop gas and your stomach swells after eating, you could be at risk of bloating. This is a condition where your stomach feels full and tight, often due to gas. When gas doesn’t pass through belching, experts say that it can build up in the stomach and intestines, thus...

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 9:57pm

One week of bad air can raise the risk of miscarriage by 16%, study warns

Exposure to polluted air can dramatically increase the risks that a woman will have a miscarriage within a week of a bad air day, a worrying new report reveals.  Air quality in the US has improved dramatically since 1990, when climate change and pollution really began to be part of the public...

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 9:53pm

What you need to know about community acquired pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. It is a serious illness that can affect people of any age, although it is most serious in the very young, people over the age of 65, and those with certain underlying medical problems. It is most common during the winter months. The mouth and respiratory...

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 9:49pm

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