Dr. Joseph Kamugisha

health@newtimes.co.rw

Natural ways to overcome constipation

While some people can overcome constipation by eating large quantities of vegetables every day, simply eating more fibre is not a guaranteed solution for every person who suffers from chronic constipation.It is important to understand that our cells that include those from our digestive tract and...

Friday, February 1, 2013, 12:00 AM

Goals drought a sign of declining standards

The ongoing Nations cup has turned in a tricky fashion with no clear favourite to win it.Most of the big teams like the defending champions Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa were forced to draws during their opening games, and dropped crucial points that might cost them a place in the...

Friday, January 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Zambia will struggle to defend title

The reigning African champions Zambia will struggle to defend their title in South Africa. The Chipolopolo were not impressive during the qualifiers last year and narrowly escaped Uganda Cranes when the two sides met in their second leg fixture in Kampala. Zambia won on penalties after the game had...

Friday, January 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

Consistency and competency key for Sir Alex Ferguson success

Iam not a fan of Manchester united but I have a longstanding admiration for the sporting policy of Manchester united manager Sir Alex Ferguson.The Scottish born has good leadership skills on and off the pitch; he has good transformation skills with good psychology and philosophy of the game.His...

Saturday, January 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Philosophy and psychology key to sport development

Recently I had a cordial conversation with one of the icons of Ugandan football at Sheraton hotel in Kampala and we both concluded that Rwanda boosts with many hot soccer talents but that have not been properly natured to realize their potential. The existence of natural talents in Rwanda is also...

Sunday, December 30, 2012, 12:00 AM

Man city losing stamina in the league

There is panic at Manchester city especially after losing the Manchester derby a fortnight ago that saw rivals united stretch their lead to six points.The citizens have already been eliminated from all European competitions and chances of winning silverware this season lie entirely on domestic...

Friday, December 21, 2012, 12:00 AM

Know the common causes of abdominal pain

Abdominal pain refers to the pain felt anywhere in the area between the chest and groin and can involve any of several different organs located in the abdomen. Abdominal pain can range from a mild stomach pain to severe abdominal pain with life threatening complications.One of the most common...

Sunday, December 2, 2012, 12:00 AM

Know when you need to start treatment for chronic Hepatitis B infection

Vaccination against highly contagious Hepatitis B has been on high note in the country of recent. People have been screened for this virus and those found infected have panicked to seek solutions on how and when to seek medical solutions for their health.It is important to understand that the...

Friday, November 30, 2012, 12:00 AM

Africa needs to raise standards of local leagues

I watched the friendly game between Amavubi and Namibia at Amahoro national stadium on Wednesday this week with half-filled seats at the stadium.Most of the seats at the stadium were empty yet the game was played late in the evening. My impression was that people have not yet picked interest to...

Sunday, November 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Why doctors restrict salt intake

Salt is a good additive to our daily meals and makes our meals tasty. But in most cases we find ourselves in a situation where we have to stop or reduce its intake in our daily meals.Doctors and other healthcare providers find problems to convince their patients to reduce dietary salt intake....

Sunday, November 4, 2012, 12:00 AM

How to gain weight in a healthy way

Some situations make people gain weight and certainly there are circumstances that might lead to weight loss.Conditions like illness might lead to weight loss because many sick people often lose appetite and do not feed normally.After recovery from the illness people tend to strive for weight gain...

Saturday, October 20, 2012, 12:00 AM

How to avoid medical errors

When people fall sick, they go to health care facilities in search for medical care. People working in health care facilities such as hospitals, clinics and health centers are trained and normally equipped with skills to save people’s lives.However, some unusual circumstances from medical...

Friday, October 12, 2012, 12:00 AM

Consumption of cocoa products offers curative options to our health

Many plants are important and most of them are used by pharmaceutical firms in the processing and manufacturing of drugs that are used to cure various diseases and illnesses.One of the most important plants or fruit is the cocoa nut. This plant is used in extraction of many chemical products...

Saturday, September 22, 2012, 12:00 AM

Hiatus hernia could be one of the trickiest chest complaints

An old man of 72 years is a peasant farmer from Kabuye sector and has consulted the outpatient department of Rwanda Military Hospital since January 2012 for persistent chest discomfort. He complained of the pain and tingling sensation just behind the breast bone (sternum) towards the bottom of the...

Sunday, September 2, 2012, 12:00 AM

Nshimiyimana will have hands full at APR

Eric Nshimiyimana will be heavily tested as APR football club head coach when the new national football league season starts next month.The soft spoken former Rwandan international was been endorsed by the club’s top hierarchy as the Army club head coach last week. Though we have not sniffed...

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 12:00 AM

Mertesacker is the weak link in German defence

Germany is amongst the favourite teams to win the Euro 2012 and coach Joachim Loew’s strength will be stretched to the fullest is his team is to triumph in Poland and Ukraine.The Germans, who last win the tournament in 1996 after beating England in the final, came so close to winning the...

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 12:00 AM

Mukura should look at the youth option

Formed in the early 1960s, Mukura Victory Sport is one of the oldest clubs in the country. Despite its early exisistance, the club has not won any silverware in Rwandan football, post 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.They came so close in late 1990’s and early 2000’s but still failed to...

Sunday, April 22, 2012, 12:00 AM

Can APR break the North African duck?

When Dutchman, Ernie Brandts was hired by Military side, APR, the focus wasn’t only to continue their dominance of the Primus National League but to also bring success in the Caf Champions League.Brandt’s side has an uphill task this weekend when they host Tunisian giant club Etoile...

Friday, March 23, 2012, 12:00 AM

Competitive league to ease national team selection

Recently national team coach Micho Siredjovic expressed his delight at the improved competitiveness of the national football league.He said the current level of competiveness in the league will help him select fit players to play for the national team. I couldn’t agree more with him. Normally...

Monday, March 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

Competitive league to ease national team selection

Recently national team coach Micho Siredjovic expressed his delight at the improved competitiveness of the national football league.He said the current level of competiveness in the league will help him select fit players to play for the national team. I couldn’t agree more with him. Normally...

Monday, March 19, 2012, 12:00 AM