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Weary Ugandans shun COVID-19 booster doses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The majority of Uganda who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have not received booster doses as recommended by health professionals. Records from the Ministry of Health show that more than 10.2 million people representing 48 percent of the targeted 22 million people were fully vaccinated …

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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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DR MUSENERO: No money was sent directly to PRESIDE

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Monica Musenero has said that no funds were released directly to the Presidential Scientific Initiative on Epidemics (PRESIDE) for Covid-19 vaccine research purposes. Musenero was on Tuesday responding to a report by the Select Committee that …

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West Africa nears local vaccine production

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | West Africa edges close to starting local vaccine production for various health conditions in the subregion, an official from the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) said Friday. Stanley Okolo, the director-general of WAHO, made the remarks at a press briefing after the 23rd Ordinary Meeting …

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HEALTH: Long COVID

As much as 75% of hospital patients still not ‘fully recovered’ | THE INDEPENDENT | There are still many unknowns surrounding COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, or the duration of persistent symptoms experienced with long COVID. Researchers in the U.K. recently published a study in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine …

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C-labs officially launched in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | C-labs, an Ultra-Modern Laboratory facility has officially been launched at International Hospital Kampala (IHK). The internationally recognized diagnostic laboratory will be the leading medical laboratory in the region providing quality testing and diagnostics. C-Labs offers to include; Tumour Makers, Hormonal Tests, Vitamins, Cardiac Makers, …

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