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Doctors killing pain wrongly

Pain, the unpleasant physical and sometimes emotional experience, is almost analogous to being alive. Doctors divide pain into two types; acute and chronic.  Chronic pain is that which lasts longer than a month whereas acute is that which goes away when it’s cause ceases. Chronic pain, doctors say, often begins …

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Over 300 abortion cases recorded in five months – Police

From January to May, the police recorded 325 cases related to abortion yet last year 1800 cases were recorded. In 2014, 1600 cases were recorded. These statistics were revealed by Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga during the launch of a report dubbed, ‘Facing Uganda’s Law on Abortion’ in Kampala on July …

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CANCER: Two more lucky patients return from Aga Khan

Following the breakdown of Uganda’s only radiotherapy machine in early April, cancer patients continue to travel to Nairobi under different programmes introduced to save the situation. Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) are the latest to intervene, and in a statement on Tuesday, revealed they plan to send seven patients to Kenya …

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Herbal attack on malaria

Scientists study new herbal drug that offers hope in fight against drug resistant malaria Ugandans treasure herbal medicine.  That perhaps explains the many herbalists found almost everywhere in the country.  Problem is that the efficacy of most of their concoctions is not verifiable, are of unclear composition, and the ingredients …

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HIV: Children to get sweet ARVs

New trial in pediatric HIV treatment gives hope for better results Whenever his mother holds a spoon, little Imran becomes suspicious. He asks his mother whether it’s time for ‘panadol’ yet again. He contracted HIV at birth and has to take Lopinavir and Lamivudine – two antiretroviral (ARV) drugs- twice …

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Korea to support $5m teenage girls’ campaign

Amidst pomp and color, a new programme geared towards prevention of teenage pregnancy and under-age marriage was launched Tuesday at Golf Course hotel in Kampala. Dubbed, Better Life for Girls (BL46), the programme funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency targets 412,012 girls aged between 10 and 19 years mainly …

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