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Blood pressure

Both numbers may predict heart disease | THE INDEPENDENT | According to new research, both high systolic and high diastolic blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. In Uganda, one in three adults suffers from high blood …

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Health minister roots for mandatory blood pressure testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Jane Aceng, the Minister of Health is rooting for mandatory Blood Pressure testing in all government health facilities. Aceng suggests that everyone who goes to access medical services from the facilities must be tested to ascertain whether or not they are suffering from hypertension. …

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Parliament starts routine health check for MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has started a new health check routine that will see members undergo a routine examination to determine their blood pressure levels. Then voluntary drive is aimed at combating cases of high blood pressure among the legislators. The decision follows concerns that most MPs do …

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