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Are you an `elite sleeper’?

It means you have a gene that allows you get full night’s sleep in just 4 hours | THE INDEPENDENT | Are you one of those lucky people who seem to be able to thrive on between four and six hours of sleep per night? You may be what UC …

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Overlapping crises accelerating health inequality: WHO

Montreal, Canada | Xinhua | World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that overlapping crises of COVID-19, inflation and cuts to foreign aid by wealthy countries are accelerating health inequality and disrupting health services. Giving a keynote speech by video to the “health equity for all” of …

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International Medical Group rebrands to C-Care

Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | International Medical Group is undergoing a name change and is being rebranded to “C-Care”. This announcement was made by Sukhmeet Sandhu, the CEO C-Care as they were officially opening the newly revamped C-Care IMC Jinja branch. During the event, Sandhu said that this is …

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World losing ground against HIV

Montreal, Canada | Xinhua | Global HIV community leaders on Friday warned that the world is losing ground against HIV in the opening day of the 24th International AIDS Conference, known as AIDS 2022. More than 9,500 in-person and nearly 2,000 virtual participants were registered to attend the fully hybrid AIDS …

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WHO recommends long-acting cabotegravir for HIV prevention

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO on Thursday released new guidelines giving countries a green light to use long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. The guidelines that were released ahead of the annual International AIDS Conference will support countries as they plan for …

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You really can die of sadness

And you really can also die of happiness | ADAM TAYLOR | Dying of a broken heart was just a figure of speech until 2002 when Dr Hikaru Sato and colleagues at Hiroshima City Hospital described it in a study. Sato named the condition takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It was quickly dubbed …

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Menstruation and COVID-19

Survey aims to document unusual periods post-vaccine | JENNIFER COUZIN-FRANKEL | Kathryn Clancy got her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in early 2021 and 10 days later found herself sitting uncomfortably in a work Zoom meeting during one of the heaviest periods she’d experienced. “I had what’s often called …

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