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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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Africa CDC, WHO plan to tackle disease burden

Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the World Health Organisation have entered into a partnership to halt disease outbreaks that are common across the continent. Every year, close to 100 disease outbreaks are reported across Africa according to research from …

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NEBBI: Livestock disease kills 14,000 goats

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nebbi district veterinary department is struggling to contain an outbreak of the Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP), a disease which is highly fatal in cattle and other hoofed animals. At least 14,650 goats have died and 53,397 goats have been infected following the outbreak of …

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Tackling sickle cell disease

CTI Foundation launches in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | In a stride towards combating sickle cell disease (SCD) in Uganda, the CTI Foundation on May 23 made its debut in the country, bringing renewed hope for individuals affected by this hereditary blood disorder. Speaking about the launch, CTI Global …

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Tanzania confirms outbreak of Marburg virus disease

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tanzania on Tuesday confirmed an outbreak of Marburg virus disease. Preliminary tests carried out following the deaths of at least five people in Kagera and Bukoba turned out positive on some of the samples for viral hemorrhagic fever. Tanzanian health authorities sent samples to the …

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