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Spinal cord injuries

With effective emergency response, they shouldn’t be a death sentence Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Gloria Tumusiime is a 35-year-old mother of one who lives in Kireka. She has had spinal cord injury for close to three years now. She was knocked by a car in June 2019 at …

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The key to weight loss

A study shows that it may be sleep duration and quality | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study has shown that short-term low calorie diets can increase sleep quality in adults with obesity. The study also demonstrates that lack of sleep may prevent weight loss maintenance in adults with obesity …

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Dangerous antibiotic use in Uganda

Action is needed to stop most powerful treatments in modern medicine from becoming ineffective | FREDDY ERIC KITUTU | Even before the COVID crisis, excessive use and misuse of lifesaving antibiotics had contributed to the emergence of resistant strains of disease-causing organisms. This has rendered many of the most powerful …

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Coca-Cola unveils Sprite clear plastic packaging bottles

| THE INDEPENDENT | Coca-Cola Beverages Africa’s through Century Bottling Company has introduced Sprite clear PET polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle packaging in Uganda to enhance plastic collection and recycling. This becomes the 5th African market to introduce the Sprite clear PET, after South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya. Melkamu …

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Ballore wins logistics contract for EACOP

  Local firms in Uganda and Tanzania will be subcontracted to offer support | THE INDEPENDENT | French firm, Ballore Transport and Logistics, will be the Main Logistics Contractor (MLC) for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project head of oil production in 2025. The firm said on May.09 …

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Social media influencing

It has dark side for users attracted to influencers | SAMIRA FARIVAR | Do you follow influencers on social media? Do you always check their posts? Do you find you’re spending too much time or becoming obsessed with checking influencers’ accounts? And when you can’t check in, do you feel …

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