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One dead as blood shortage hits Apac hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 22-year-old woman has lost her life at Apac Hospital due to lack of blood for transfusion. Sandra Akello, a resident of Adok village, Alworoceng parish in Ibuje sub county was referred to Apac General Hospital by Reproductive Health Uganda following a forced abortion. …

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NSSF targets 6,000 units in nationwide blood donation drive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is targeting collection of over 6,000 units of blood in a week long countrywide blood donation drive. The NSSF’s 9th annual blood donation drive was launched today at Mulago Hospital. Speaking at the launch, the NSSF Managing Director, …

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Blood test your inner body clock

Know when it’s best to eat, work, exercise, sleep Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Timing is everything, and it also has a huge impact on your health. Now there’s a blood test to better understand your internal time clock and optimize it for better well-being. The TimeSignature test was developed …

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New Blood Test Can Detect 8 Types of Cancer

Kampala, Uganda | TEREZA PULTAROVA | Researchers have developed a new blood test that can detect eight common types of cancer, including the notoriously elusive liver and pancreatic cancers. Some day, doctors may be able to use this method to spot cancers in their early stages — before the onset of …

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Treat bruises at home

But some cases require a doctor Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Blood from damaged blood cells deep beneath the skin collects near the surface of the skin, resulting in what we think of as a …

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