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Lower cancer and heart disease with plant diet

But rather than vegetarian or vegan, a flexitarian diet is best ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | A new scientific literature review has found that vegetarian and vegan diets help improve cardiometabolic risk factors, such as elevated lipids, blood sugar, body weight, BMI, and inflammation. The individuals studied also had a lower risk …

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Koreans hand UCI cancer equipment worth sh400 million

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has received cancer screening equipment worth Shillings 400 million, thanks to The Korean Foundation for International Health Care (KOFIH). This donation is particularly significant as Uganda faces a considerable burden of cancer, especially cervical cancer among women. Dr. James …

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UCI seeks more land to complete regional cancer center

GULU, UGANDA | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cancer Institute -UCI is seeking additional land from Gulu City Council authorities to facilitate the completion of the Northern Regional Cancer Center project. The Center, built by the government at an estimated 30 billion shillings, currently sits on a 4.5-acre out of the proposed …

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Lung cancer re-emerges as biggest threat worldwide

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that lung cancer remains the most commonly occurring cancer worldwide. It has 2.5 million new cases, accounting for 12.4% of the total 20 million new cases. Experts attribute this to the persistent use …

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Rwanda steps up cancer screenings on World Cancer Day

KIGALI, RWANDA | Xinhua | Rwanda marked World Cancer Day on Sunday with a variety of activities, including cancer screenings and raising awareness about cancer prevention among the population. In the capital of Kigali, hundreds of residents took part in a cancer awareness walk, while cervical cancer screening and breast …

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C-Care Uganda marks men health awareness ‘Movember’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | C-Care Uganda, Uganda’s largest private healthcare network, has this month, joined the rest of the world to raise men’s health awareness, with special attention to testicular and prostate cancers. The healthcare providers kicked off the month by providing discounted prostate and testicular cancer screening …

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How sh100 million surgeries are free at Gulu cancer centre

Regional cancer center in Gulu starts surgeries, gets boost from Cincinnati University Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cincinnati University surgeons have helped officially launch the state-of-the-art theaters at the Northern Regional Cancer Center in Gulu City. The centre has started conducting delicate surgeries on cancer patients in the region. Two of …

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Roke Telkom boosts children with cancer in Mbarara City

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Roke Telkom has extended material support worth shs7 million to 18 children living with cancer, at the Bless a Child Foundation in Mbarara City, as part of the company’s Roke Gives Back corporate social responsibility initiative. The company handed over items including; a wheel …

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Mulago, Stanbic move to aid busy working-class individuals   

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Cancer Institute will introduce a ‘Cancer screening programme for corporate individuals who find it difficult to spare time for regular health checks. Mulago’s pledge for the new initiative follows engagements during last week’s International Breast Cancer Awareness Day, with Stanbic Bank …

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