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Superstitions keep children away from malaria treatment in Kabarole

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Kabarole district are concerned that families are shunning malaria treatment due to superstitions. Speaking at a meeting attended by Ministry of Health officials in Kampala on Thursday, Rev. Ezra Busobozi, the Executive Director Kitojo Integrated Development Action (KIDA), an NGO that runs a hospital …

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People on low pay suffer brain damage

Study claims they suffer faster memory decline in later life | THE INDEPENDENT | Can earning less money, year after year, take a toll and negatively affect our brains and memory? Unfortunately, that answer may be yes, according to new research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association 2022 Addressing Health Disparities …

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Why are men at higher risk of cancer?

Biological differences may be at play | THE INDEPENDENT | Cancer of most types develops more often in males than in females, and deaths from cancer reflect this disparity. A new study from researchers at the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute has analyzed data for 171,274 male …

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C-Care IHK launches CT scan machine

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | The C-Care IHK on Friday 19th launched their new state-of-the-art CT scan machine. CT scan is the newest addition to the hospital’s continued commitment to fulfilling its mission statement to bring quality healthcare to all, and as the leading provider of private medical services, it …

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New COVID-19 link to long-term dementia, brain fog

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | COVID-19 survivors may experience neurological and psychiatric conditions such as dementia, brain fog, and psychosis, two years after their first infection compared to other respiratory infections, a study has revealed. Published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal on Friday this week, the study was carried out by …

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Young people and noncommunicable disease

Ageism shouldn’t block messages that encourage younger people to adopt healthy lifestyles that prevent them | DR. PELIN INCESU | Young people have always been critical drivers of change. From Soweto, where children rose up against apartheid, to Malala standing up for girls’ education, to Greta and the school strikers …

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No buyers for Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine

Aspen Pharmacare mulls switch to other manufacturing efforts | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine manufacture, Aspen Pharmacare of South Africa, has been hit by a serious slump in orders that threatens its future. Aspen Pharmacare is producing, pricing and selling its own branded version of the Johnson & …

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Traditional birth attendants

Why they are still thriving despite ban  Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Although advancements have been made to encourage Ugandan women to deliver their babies at healthcare facilities, some women still choose to use the services of Traditional Birth Attendants despite the well-documented risks. The government banned traditional birth …

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