Dr. Joseph Kamugisha

health@newtimes.co.rw

You can minimise the risk of cancer

In my previous articles, I have always highlighted dietary adjustments as well as other possible lifestyle adjustments as ways to minimize the risk of cancer exposure. My aim for these publications is to inform and equip people with knowledge on how to protect them or at least learn self-defensive...

Monday, November 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

How to check for breast cancer

I have always read articles concerning breast cancer initiatives in Rwanda. Based on my previous working experience in oncology clinics in our country, breast cancer cases are more predominant than other cancer cases. But on a more positive note, it’s the easiest malignancy to manage based...

Monday, November 9, 2015, 12:00 AM

Early detection of cancer

Naturally, I like quick services. On my part, I offer quick services and like to design my programmes ahead of time. This is not because of panic but I like to execute my procedures optimally and on time. In my previous articles, I have highlighted the importance of lifestyle adjustment and...

Monday, November 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

Van Gaal tactics might hurt United's season

In my casual conversations about football, I usually tell friends that football is not an easy junk. There is a lot of science and luck involved in the most popular sport on the planet. Football coaching is one of the hardest jobs or professions you can find at the highest level in the world. It...

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 12:00 AM

Every problem has a solution

Families and relatives of cancer patients have occasionally visited me seeking a way forward. In most cases their faces are sad and they are eager to find an immediate solution to their loved one’s condition. Normally we counsel them before deciding on a long-term treatment plan. The...

Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

Arsenal will struggle to qualify for knock-out phase

Despite Arsenal’s 2-0 Champions League win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday at the Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger’s team still faces a tough huddle to qualify to the knock-out stage. Goalkeeper Petr Cech was the Gunners’ hero of the night as he made fantastic saves throughout the...

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Special considerations crucial in early cancer diagnosis

Last week, I highlighted the awareness and cancer screening plan as the basic cancer treatment strategy. Like in everyday life strategy, you need to be alert for survival.  Self-defence is usually the key in order to overcome negative predators of the world or sadists. The relationship of a...

Monday, October 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

Amavubi needs a consistent goal-scorer

Dr. Joseph Kamugisha Recently the national football team, Amavubi Stars was in Morocco for a training camp as they intensify preparations for their next competitive matches against Libya in 2018 World Cup qualifier as well as the 2016 African Nations Championship to be hosted in Rwanda from...

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12:00 AM

Basic cancer treatment modalities

A few months ago I was approached by a 33-year old man seeking advice on locally based evidence on the prevalence and severity of varying cancer conditions in Rwanda. Richard wants to launch a nationwide project for cancer awareness and also sought advice on the approach. My response to him with...

Monday, October 12, 2015, 12:00 AM

Minimizing traumatic injury

I have witnessed cases of road accidents during my practice as a medical doctor. I have handled minor surgical cases sustained from injuries of people who have fallen in bathrooms at home or missed steps. Some injuries can occur inside our bodies causing sudden death as seen in individuals...

Monday, October 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

People suffering from arthritis should check their protein diet

The major significant cause of autoimmune-related arthritis is the formation of antigen-antibody complexes that can float around in the blood, get deposited into the joints and cause inflammation.  Leakage of incompletely digested proteins into the blood stream can also bring about formation...

Monday, September 7, 2015, 12:00 AM

Are you failing to sleep at night? Take off some days to rest

Recently I met a 33-year old friend of mine at a café in town. He is a father of two children. He works as a bank manager and he is a hard working man. He told me all was fine with him at work but complained of chronic headaches, general weakness and progressive loss of appetite.  I...

Monday, August 31, 2015, 12:00 AM

Human physiology is a key health indicator

In our daily lives, it is very important to know or monitor the acidicity or alkalinity of the drinks or foods we eat in order to strike a balance for our body physiology. Usually the acidicity or alkalinity of a given fluid is measured on a PH scale. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A fluid that...

Monday, August 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Green vegetables offer good protection to our health

Most green vegetables comprise a variety of nutrients and offer good protection to our health. Leafy green vegetables are ideal for weight management as they are typically low in calories. They are useful in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease since they are low in fat, high in dietary...

Monday, August 17, 2015, 12:00 AM

This is why good reproductive health measures are important

Good health reproductive measures ensure that population pressure is maintained at the desirable level commensurate to the needs of our society. This is because if fertility rates are not slowed, the population will always increase beyond manageable limits.  Increase of the population without...

Monday, August 10, 2015, 12:00 AM

Watch out, Measles causes vast health complications

Measles is an illness resulting from infection with the measles virus. Once among the most common childhood diseases worldwide, measles also called rubella now primarily exists in developing nations where it remains a leading cause of childhood blindness and death.  Routine measles...

Monday, August 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

Have persistent abdominal bloats? This could be the cause

A few months back, I met a 60-year old male client who complained of persistent abdominal bloats with release of foul smell and wanted to know the possible cause of his illness. The story behind all these problems is that sometimes you might not have sufficient friendly colonies or health-...

Monday, July 20, 2015, 12:00 AM

Oats meal is a good health supplement

Oats meal is highly recommended to people carrying out regular exercise due to its nutritious value in body regeneration especially the energy building aspect. Many patients recovering from gastro-intestinal surgery procedures are normally advised on the feed of the oats as it facilitates bowel...

Monday, July 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

Nausea and vomiting linked to various health problems

Joseph Kamugisha Feeling nauseated or even vomiting is usually common to individuals with varying health conditions. Nausea is the sensation that the stomach or other digestive outlet wants to empty itself, while vomiting or throwing up, is the act of forcible emptying of the stomach....

Monday, July 6, 2015, 12:00 AM

Alcohol toxicity a major health risk factor

In this week’s article, I want to highlight some dangers of taking alcohol. It’s well known that alcohol contains some sedative chemical ingredients that make people feel happy with the drink. This also makes it a traditional drink in many societies, but its toxicity is harmful to some...

Monday, June 29, 2015, 12:00 AM