Imbuto Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose patron is Rwanda’s First Lady Jeannette Kagame, is extending its fight against HIV to Bugarura Island, far into the vast Lake Kivu.
Kenya is losing up to Sh400 billion annually for not tapping into the region’s vibrant pharmaceutical industry. Despite having the potential to supply pharmaceutical products to neighbouring countries, Kenya as well as other East African nations are said to import up to 70 per cent of their medicines.
According to current guidelines, people who struggle with obesity are urged to lose five to 10 percent of their body weight.
Team Africa Rising is growing from strength to strength, despite its difficult environment. Yet still they have only one female rider, and social and cultural beliefs make it hard to grow the women’s side of the team. TWC’s contributor Emily Conrad-Pickles shares the story of an inspirational rider and her desire to be “free” on the bike…
Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy.
The user-friendly and more effective treatment will be a great relief to patients who endure long-term medication.
Men Who Talk on Their Mobile Phones for an Hour a Day ’are Twice as Likely to Have Low Sperm Quality’, Scientists
Men who carry their mobile phone in a trouser pocket or talk on it for just an hour a day risk suffering with fertility problems, scientists warn.
There’s no denying that public bathrooms can be germ-ridden places. According to a study presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting, scientists who studied samples taken from a variety of public restrooms found that the sheer number of illness-causing bacteria present was too big to measure in many cases.
There are several reasons why Africa is least prepared to deal with an outbreak of the Zika virus. This includes the limited laboratory capacity and a lack of experts and funding.
Nearly 1 million children need treatment for severe malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa due to drought that is putting millions more at risk of hunger, water shortages and disease, the U.N. children’s agency said on Wednesday.
Over 2.6 million Guinean children aged below five years have been immunized against polio, thanks to a vast vaccination campaign launched early in the year by the government and its health partners, a senior official said Tuesday.
A new research has revealed that the way we kiss might speak volumes about our relationship.
A therapy that retrains the body’s immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission.
Your brain it out of season. That’s the findings of a new study from the University of Liege in Belgium which found that although your grey cells find it easier to sustain attention the summer months; your brain activity actually slows in the colder months. So should you batten down the hatch until the sun comes out? Of course not. You just need the MH guide.
HUNDREDS of never before seen letters and photographs reveal an “intense” friendship between the late Pope John Paul II and a married woman.
One of the US’s most senior public health officials has revealed the "strongest evidence to date" of the effect on babies of the Zika virus.
Authorities in Brazil said on Friday Zika has been detected in patients’ saliva and urine, adding to the concern over the spread of the virus, while U.S. officials offered new guidance on sex for people returning from Zika-hit regions.
From the core to the skin, the avocado is a fruit harbouring many virtues for our health. This fruit that most nations consume but it’s believed that an avocado is a native from South America and in it; it is a true cocktail that is beneficial to our body.
The grim story of the Zika epidemic took a minor detour yesterday with a report from Dallas that a case of sexually transmitted infection had been identified.
A new “global hub” for cancer research is being set up in London with the aim of speeding up the discovery of new treatments.
Caution all ladies out there that hand bags are so unhealthy and so should be careful when carrying such bags because I feel sorry for my young sisters who just take it trendy using handbags.
Statistics indicate that annual malaria deaths in Africa have decreased from an estimated 764,000 in 2000 to 395,000 in 2015.
CHICAGO: The United States has two potential candidates for a vaccine for the Zika virus and may begin clinical trials in people by the end of this year, but there will not be a widely available vaccine for several years, US official said on Thursday.
Nine New Zealander travelers have contracted the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus so far in 2016, after spending time in the South Pacific, the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday (Jan 29).
The World Health Organization (WHO) expects the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas, to affect between three million and four million people and the spread of the mosquito-borne disease had gone from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions.
Many people take wine in order to booze or feel social with others, while others take wine because they are trying to show-off but scientists have brought to you the positive results got from taking red wine however much it’s costly.
Snoring is a very big problem to most young and old, men and women, it can spoil families or even bring diseases related to lack of enough sleep caused by a snoring person but worry no more; follow directions and it will stop immediately.
Health activists say about 240,000 patients on publicly funded treatment programmes are at risk because of the shortage, forcing them to take lower dosages or none at all.
Chronic infections, smoking and pollution have contributed to skyrocketing cases of cancer in China, with an estimated 4.3 million new diagnoses last year and 2.8 million deaths, researchers said on Tuesday.
Experts on Tuesday decried Sub-Saharan Africa’s high dependence on imported medicines. Rory Horner, Britain’s University of Manchester Lecturer on Globalization, told Xinhua in Nairobi that between 75 to 80% of pharmaceutical products consumed in Africa are imported.
The virus was first discovered in monkey in Uganda in 1947; its name comes from the Zika forest where it was first discovered. It is native mainly to tropical Africa, with outbreaks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. It showed up in Brazil last year and has since been seen in many Latin American countries and Caribbean islands.
Somewhere between bliss and exhaustion. That’s how the first few months of parenting often feel, as sleepless nights blur into semi comatose days. During these days mothers totally don’t sleep as they are busy sousing their babies to sleep.
Using the World Health Organisation (WHO) classification system for adverse drug reactions, the researchers found a probable relationship between the vaccine and keratitis.
Steam rooms have been used for hundreds of years to improve blood circulation, drain sinuses, rejuvenate skin, and relieve joint and muscle tension. These are definite benefits, but steam rooms also have their drawbacks. A little caution and forward thinking can help you avoid the negative effects of steam rooms.
With a staggering 80 per cent of Americans saying they suffer from workplace stress, award-winning sex toy brand Hot Octopuss has launched the world’s first ‘GuyFi’ male stress relief booth promoting masturbation in New York City.
The problem of nose breeding has been raised for over past years and it seems to be affecting both young and old who claim that some times they bleed whenever they have a cold, but worry no more because the specialist is here to help you but you should also know what causes it.
The fermented milk locally known as kivuguto is one of the Rwanda’s traditional best selling and taken drink that is produced from cow’s milk and is taken by all kinds of people be it children or adults all over the country.
Pets play a very great role in developing healthy neighborhoods by helping their owners to meet people, make friends and even gain emotional and practical support from these friendships so whoever has been dodging to keep pets at home, it’s high time you did so because they are of great importance.
Did you know that beer is actually good for you – well, at least for your hair? This frothy drink is great for hair because it has a low pH, which tightens hair follicles, while removing dirt and grease from the hair.
Gonorrhoea could become an untreatable disease, England’s chief medical officer has warned.