Entries by khmadmin

Eating late supper is harmful to your health

Consuming most of your calories during the day, in the form of balanced meals or snacks, promotes positive energy levels, appetite control and overall wellness. When you do resort to late-night eating, choose nutritious foods, such as whole grains, fruits or vegetables. Dr Toko Mansur, a nutritionist at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital says: “Having late […]

WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY RELATED TO CHOKING?

Choking is a fairly common situation in which a small object or food gets stuck in a person’s throat or windpipe leading to breathing inability. It’s an emergency presenting especially with children as patients or victims. It leads to considerable anxiety to the victim and his/her parents. Most of the time, the victim is able […]

DEPRESSION: MYTHS & FACTS

This hush-hush attitude results in misconceptions that bring more harm than good. Because of so many false assumptions and the stigma that we tend to attach to it, people who struggle with depression often find themselves unwilling to admit that they are suffering, and consequently do not get the help they need. So #LetsTalk about […]

MENSTRUATION AND MENSTRUAL HYGIENE

Menstrual cycle gives information about the overall health state of an adolescent and adult female. Menstrual issues are the largest component of health disorders faced by women. Menstruation is the shedding of the uterine lining.  It starts at the onset of puberty (around 12 – 13 years of age) and ends at menopause (47 – […]

Global tobacco consumption reduces as death toll rises

The percentage of men and women who use tobacco every day has dropped in most nations since 1990, but the total number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths has increased, a consortium of researchers reported Thursday. Mortality could rise even further as major tobacco companies aggressively target new markets, especially in the developing world, they warned […]

Pediatric nurses launch association

Children need specialized nursing caring because their health needs are unique and different from those of adults. Therefore, the government and hospital administrators have been urged to assign paediatric nurses to children’s wards instead of sending there general nurses.  The call was made by Jolly Rubambarama, the chairperson of the Uganda National Association of Paediatric […]

Why you should watch how your food is packaged

Practicing good hygiene right from the time food is harvested, cooked, packaged and even stored is vital. Packaging foods on the other hand is a hygiene practice and beneficial for people living different lifestyles due to the ease of availability of packaged foods. Besides maintaining the quality of food and beverages, packaging maintains their quality […]

Top 5 causes of death in children linked to environment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) report has revealed that more than one in four deaths of children under five-years are attributable to unhealthy environments. According to the first WHO report dubbed,” Inheriting a Sustainable World Atlas on Children’s Health and the Environment” stated that a large portion of the most common causes of death among […]

Why you should stop taking sugar now

Have you ever thought why you develop an allergic reaction, headache, cough, skin eruption or depression? You need to check the type of sugar you have been taking recently. Some sugars especially additives and sweeteners are linked to the above side effects because they are manufactured with several chemicals added to them. Jamiru Mpiima, a […]

When you develop a heat rash

Weather has a huge effect on our skin. When it is too hot or dry, our skin lets us know. This dryness can lead to red patches and excess dead skin cells that clog pores causing acne. Now that the weather is hot, it is important to remember that anything that causes sweating is likely […]