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Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

Japan’s first “naked restaurant” opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry — podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat. Following the lead of establishments in London and Melbourne, “The Amrita” — Sanskrit for ‘immortality’ — also has strict age restrictions, …

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Eating to junk health

As more Ugandans resort to fried snack foods, experts warn of the danger ahead In a queue at a fast food restaurant, two girls are chatting. “I’ve eaten a lot of chaps recently. I need a change today, how are their chips?” One asks her friend. “They are tasty and …

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Tackling sickle cell disease

  Uganda gets technology, improved care to extend life for sufferers When Evelyn Mwesigwa, a social worker thought of settling down – marrying and having children, she considered a lot of things. Religion, love, respect and of course her partner’s HIV status. What never crossed her mind was a sickle …

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Inside Uganda’s lab hub

By Flavia Nassaka New viral load tests for HIV pile pressure on national laboratories The fight against new and emerging diseases and the emphasis placed on surveillance and testing before treatment are piling pressure on Uganda’s laboratory services. At the centre of this fight is the Central Public Health Laboratories …

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When slogans make brands

By Ian Katusiime How a slogan can shape a company’s image Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Basing on …

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Bridging education gaps in communities

By Ian Katusiime New schools strive to offer quality education at minimal fees In Nabaziza, Kyengera about 9kms from central Kampala, 205 pupils from the community are attending school in newly built structures. Their teachers are dressed in lime green T-shirts and black pants and refer to their notes on …

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