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Nodding disease care center seeks Sh2.1 billion

Kitgum , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop John Baptist Odama Care Center for children suffering from nodding syndrome is seeking 2.1 billion Shillings. The idea of establishing the center was conceived in 2021, after the care center in Odek sub-county in Omoro district closed. The center located at …

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Why do men often die before women?

| AMY NORTON | Scientists have unearthed a possible reason why men tend to die at younger ages than women: Those who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may be more vulnerable to heart tissue scarring and heart failure. The research is the latest to look …

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Kidney disease test fails on Africans

Researchers say Africans have inadequate nutrition, short stature and low muscle bulk | THE INDEPENDENT | A commonly used blood test which measures how well a person’s kidneys are working may not pick up kidney disease for people in Africa, according to a study published in `The Lancet Global Health’. …

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Malaria cases surge in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of malaria cases in Uganda has risen since January, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said on Thursday. Aceng said that of the 11.25 million patients who had visited outpatient departments since the start of the year, roughly 3.15 million had malaria, according …

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U.S. researchers perform pig-to-human heart transplants

Los Angeles, U.S. | Xinhua | Doctors at New York University (NYU) Langone Health have successfully transplanted two genetically engineered pig hearts into recently deceased people, the team announced Tuesday. The surgeries, known as xenotransplants, were performed on June 16 and July 6 at NYU Langone, the team said in a …

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Getting the benefits of exercise in a pill?

Science is closer to that goal Researchers have identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise and can effectively reduce food intake and obesity in mice. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine and collaborating institutions reported on July 07 in the journal `Nature’ …

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Exercise not to make up for unhealthy diet: researchers

Sydney, Australia | Xinhua | New research from the University of Sydney has shown that physical activity alone cannot counteract the negative impact a poor diet has on the human body. The study, published on Tuesday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, followed the health outcomes of a population-based sample …

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