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Testosterone capable of preventing diabetes in men: study

Canberra, Australia | Xinhua | Researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia (SA) have found that testosterone can prevent diabetes in men. The study, published on Wednesday, was the largest investigation of testosterone treatment ever undertaken. After two years of treatment, it found that 21 percent of 413 men …

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Contraceptives dispensed haphazardly in Uganda – Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study has shown that 43% of health workers in facilities offering contraceptives are not qualified. Consequently, most women don’t even get to know why a method is picked for them, nor what disadvantages may arise from using it. The study was conducted between …

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Registering essential medicines

Uganda lags behind Kenya as experts advise East African countries to prioritise their essential medicines for drug registration | THE INDEPENDENT | Governments should ensure that the regulatory agencies responsible for registering medicines prioritise and restrict the registration of medicines to only those that are on the lists of essential …

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Entebbe voters pressurise NRM’s Shyaka to fulfill ambulance pledge

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Entebbe Municipality National Resistance Movement-NRM parliamentary candidate, Stephen Shyaka Gashaija is under pressure from voters to fulfil his pledge to buy an ambulance for the municipality.    The voters led by Hassan Kikomeko, Entebbe Branch NRM Youth chairperson have taken to social media platforms …

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Government distributes 23,655 cattle to Karimojong over 6 years

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Government through the office of the Prime minister has distributed 23,655, livestock to families in Karamoja under community empowerment  program since its inception in 2014. Mr. Francis Okori the commissioner for Karamoja development said the animals were  distributed since the program was rolled out by the first lady …

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