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Diabetes among TB patients on the rise-Medics

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The number of Tuberculosis patients diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes is one the increase.  According to the Ministry of Health, Diabetes Mellitus also referred to as Type 2 diabetes, is on the rise, with numbers surpassing HIV and TB infection rates.  A study carried out …

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Testosterone capable of preventing diabetes in men: study

Canberra, Australia | Xinhua | Researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia (SA) have found that testosterone can prevent diabetes in men. The study, published on Wednesday, was the largest investigation of testosterone treatment ever undertaken. After two years of treatment, it found that 21 percent of 413 men …

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People living with HIV demand access to holistic health care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Persons Living with HIV and AIDS want government to provide them with holistic health care instead of concentrating on HIV alone. Through their umbrella organization, the National Forum for People Living with HIV/AIDS Network in Uganda-NAFOPHANU, they want the government to start providing them with …

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Karamoja mourns ex-minister Edward Athiyo

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There is a somber mood in Moroto town following the death of Edward Athiyo, an elder and renown leader in Karamoja Sub region. Athiyo was pronounced dead on Friday morning at Seguku Hospital after succumbing to cardiac attack. The family says Athiyo has been battling …

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HEALTH: Type 2 diabetes

High-intensity exercise may restore heart function | THE INDEPENDENT | Type 2 diabetes can sometimes result in a loss of heart function. However, the results of a new study suggest this function may be recovered through high-intensity exercise. Around 500,000 people in Uganda or about 1.4% of the population have …

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Rwenzururu Queen mother in intensive care unit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwenzururu Queen Mother Nyamukama Christine Biira Mukirania has been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of Case Hospital. Mukirania was taken to the ICU on Sunday after her condition worsened despite having registered significant improvement according to Rwenzururu Kingdom spokesperson Yona Maathe. The 85-year …

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