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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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HIV and mental Health

Although people with serious mental illness tend to be less sexually active, they have a higher risk of sexual behaviour Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | People who have or are at a risk of HIV and who are vulnerable to mental health conditions often face other significant individual, structural, …

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Drones to data

Africa turns to healthtech | IVOR PRICE | From Uganda to South Africa, innovators are racing to lighten the pressure on under-resourced health systems using technology. Although this is not a silver bullet, healthtech can help tackle HIV, malaria and maternal deaths. In Uganda, the Wekebere lightweight belt, developed by …

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Lab-grown meat and insects

Are they healthier and can they save the environment? | THE INDEPENDENT | Global food systems face the challenge of providing healthy and adequate nutrition through sustainable means, which is exacerbated by climate change and increasing protein demand by the world’s growing population. Recent advances in novel food production technologies …

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Uganda’s top surgeons dismiss organ harvesting claims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With the increasing reports of bodies with missing organs, surgeons under their umbrella Association of Surgeons of Uganda (ASOU) have spoken out, saying these could be victims of ritual practices. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview, Frank Asiimwe, the ASOU president explained …

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