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Northern Uganda sees rise in childhood cancer

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When Nighty Akello’s 11-year-old daughter started complaining of pain in her stomach last year, she took it for a mild condition that would disappear in just a matter of days. Akello, a resident of Koch Akili village in Kochgoma sub-county, Nwoya district says that her …

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Why are men at higher risk of cancer?

Biological differences may be at play | THE INDEPENDENT | Cancer of most types develops more often in males than in females, and deaths from cancer reflect this disparity. A new study from researchers at the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute has analyzed data for 171,274 male …

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Beer consumption good for men

  Studies reveal that drinking low to moderate amounts of beer reduces the risk of heart disease FEATURE | AGENCIES | In a recent article published in the `Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry’, scientists analysed the effect of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beer ingestion on gut microbiota. The fermented extract …

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Joint council meeting resolves to rename cancer centre after Oulanyah

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local government councils in Northern Uganda have resolved to rename the Northern regional cancer treatment centre in Gulu after the former speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah. The resolution is one of the several other proposals adopted for implementation during the extraordinary council meeting held in …

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Government tasked to procure cancer equipment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker Anita Among has directed the Minister of Health to report to the House within two months on the progress of acquisition of a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner. A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that can help reveal the …

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