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A quarter of Ugandan adults suffer from hypertension-Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A quarter of Ugandan adults suffer from hypertension most especially people from 40 years of age onwards. This is part of the findings of a study conducted across the country by the Uganda Medical Association. The study indicates that between 27 up to 32% adults …

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Steroid misuse more dangerous than Hydroquinone- Specialist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | At the Neonatal Unit of Kawempe National Referral Hospital, a lady who declines to be named sells baby moisturizers and soaps to mothers. But they have one strict instruction; to either carry them in their handbags as they move out or conceal them in …

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Doctors blame Jinja botched C-section on shortage of specialists

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Several interns deployed in health facilities across the country are not supervised, creating a loophole with far-reaching implications for the sector. This is according to Dr Richard Idro the President of Uganda Medical Association. Dr Idro observes that while more than a hundred specialist …

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Malaria outbreak feared in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five children are admitted each day in Acute Care Unit of Mulago National Referral hospital with convulsions and anemia resulting from malaria infection. Dr. Richard Idro, a Pediatrician in the Unit, says this situation is unlike weeks ago when they were registering four to …

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Health Ministry closes in on cause of nodding syndrome

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health says years of intensive medical research is closing in on the exact cause of mysterious Nodding Syndrome disease amongst children in Northern Uganda. The government health agency says new clues strongly associating the disease with a group of parasitic nematodes, Filarial …

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