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VIDEO: Uganda losing HIV fight – UNAIDS

VIDEO: Uganda is on the verge of losing the fight against HIV/AIDS – according to the UNAIDS. The global body indicates that the country has backtracked on most of gains registered in the 1990s – necessitating new and radical approaches to fight the killer disease. This was highlighted at the …

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Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine

Boston, United States | AFP |  Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say. “If you look at the camera, the flash, the microphone… they all are getting better and better,” said Shwetak …

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Government gets new TB detecting machines

On Feb.10, the Ministry of Health received nine tuberculosis testing machines worth $153,000 as a donation from the US government. Dubbed GeneXpert machines, the equipment that can form an accurate diagnose of a TB patient in just two hours will enable health workers detect and monitor both tuberculosis and drug-resistant …

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Mangoes to heal cancer and diabetes

The most precious fruit in the world, mangoes are a whole lot more than just a delicious, refreshing treat produced by nature. As evidenced by copious scientific research, mangoes are also a powerful medicinal food, as they contain nutrients that can help clear up skin, promote eye health, stave off …

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Makerere in post-discharge malaria prevention study

Makerere University has partnered with Masaka, Hoima and Jinja hospitals to conduct a Post Dicharge Malaria Prevention Study following the increased number of children who die of aneamia related-severe malaria within six months after being discharged from hospitals. According to researchers, among what they will be looking for is why …

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HEALTH: Bird flu threat

Experts say worst is over – possibly The good news announcement from the Ministry of Health came on Monday Jan. 30: the strain of avian influenza that was recently responsible for the death of many migrating wild birds in Uganda is possibly not likely to cause so-called `bird flu’ disease …

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RWANDA: Swelling feet disease

Podoconiosis: A neglected tropical disease causing havoc in Rwanda rural areas A group of 25 people sit, their eyes downcast, on the verdant freshly mowed field at a churchyard in Musanze town. The sky above is thick with dark clouds, promising rains. It’s a perfect morning to be in their …

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