Diseases

How long does colic last?

Dear Doctor, My friend’s 10-month-old son seems to still be suffering from colic. The pain only comes at night and it has been like this since he was born. Is this normal? How long should a baby suffer from colic? Anita - Dear Anita, Colic in babies has been a universal problem for...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:47pm

With global partnerships, AIDS can be defeated, says First Lady

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said that with global cooperation and goodwill, the fight against HIV/AIDS can be won, once and for all. Mrs Kagame said this Tuesday while addressing the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) resource mobilization event themed “Free to...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:22pm

Cholera kills 97 in Nigeria’s northeast

A cholera outbreak in Nigeria’s northeast has killed nearly 100 people over the past two weeks and infected thousands more, the United Nations said. The number of recorded cases in Yobe and Borno states currently stands at 3,126, including 97 deaths, the UN Office for the Coordination of...

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 12:50am

Zimbabwe seeks $35 million to fight cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe is appealing to individual citizens and local companies for $35 million to help fight a cholera outbreak that has killed 31 and infected more than 5,000, the finance minister said. The worst cholera outbreak in a decade has exposed the problem of decaying urban infrastructure that became...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:48pm

New drive to end HIV/AIDS infections among children to be launched

A new campaign that seeks to boost efforts to increase awareness, strengthen ownership and accountability to end HIV/AIDS among children and keep mothers alive and healthy will be launched in Kigali today. According to a statement by Imbuto Foundation, the campaign, dubbed “Free to Shine...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:10am

Why do my gums hurt?

Dear Doctor, My gums hurt when I brush my teeth, however, I have never had issues with my teeth. What is the cause of this? Anita - Dear Anita, The most common cause for gums that hurt is a chronic inflammation of the gums, i.e. chronic gingivitis. It usually occurs as a result of chronic...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 10:57pm

Why does my child breathe heavily?

Dear Doctor, My toddler sounds like she has breathing problems even though she was checked and she does not have any issues? Why does she sound like she is always out of breath?  Arthur - Dear Arthur, A toddler always has a breathing rate faster than adults. Then during waking hours, they...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 10:50pm

Rwamagana: Students seek to impact community health

University students in Rwamagana have conducted Nursing Student Week to promote health of the community in the district.   The community outreach was prepared by Forum of Higher Learning Institutions in Rwamagana led by University of Rwanda- School of Nursing, Eastern Province and Rwamagana...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 2:27am

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