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Countries set global targets to reduce cases of diabetes

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | Member States of the World Health Organisation have set country targets to tackle the occurrence of diabetes. The targets were set during the ongoing 75 World Health Assembly that is taking place in Geneva Switzerland. The targets are supposed to be achieved by 2030. …

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Study finds glucose-like metabolite effective against COVID-19

Beijing, China | Xinhua | Chinese researchers have identified a glucose-like metabolite associated with diabetes in human blood with effective antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2. The findings, led by researchers from Tsinghua University, were published in the journal Nature Metabolism on Tuesday. Previous studies show that the severity and mortality of COVID-19 …

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Herbalist Ssenfuka suspends cancer treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasubi based herbalist David Ssenfuka has suspended cancer treatment, citing frustration and sabotage. In a press conference, Ssenfuka said that he and the professional medical workers he has partnered with for cancer and diabetes research had been receiving threats from the Uganda Cancer Institute-UCI, compelling …

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Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Mutebile dies at 72

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Governor of the Bank of Uganda Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile is dead. Mutebile died this morning at Nairobi Hospital, according to an announcement made by Deputy Governor Micheal Atingi-Ego. He was 72. Mutebile was admitted to Nairobi Hospital after he collapsed due to complications related …

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Museveni pledges support to herbalist David Ssenfuka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reached out and pledged support to the Kasubi based herbalist David Ssenfuka, who has gained national recognition for treating cancer and diabetes. Speaking to reporters in Kampala, Ssenfuka said the President sent him a delegation to discuss the role that …

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MPs want free diabetes and hypertension treatment for Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have passed a motion urging government to prioritize investment in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and also provide free drugs to Ugandans ailing for them. Kanungu Woman MP, Patience Nkunda, in moving the motion, advocated for provision of free drugs to Ugandans suffering from diabetes and high …

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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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