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Prostate cancer prevention

By Flavia Nassaka More sex partners or diet? A recently released study which claims that men who have many women partners less likely to develop prostate cancer, has renewed interest in the disease. The Prostate Cancer & Environment Study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology involved 1590 men. It reported …

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New polio vaccine coming

By Flavia Nassaka Progress made on immunisation but maternal, child health lagging Starting next year, the Ministry of Health is to introduce a new polio vaccine for children, according to the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI) Programme Director, Dr Robert Mayanja. Dr Mayanja was speaking to The Independent …

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Healing power of tears

By Flavia Nassaka If crying helps our emotional state, why is it discouraged? Shedding tears is one of the least explainable human behaviors. It can involve anything from merely getting moist eyes to full-on sobbing.  It is at once welcomed as a form of emotional release following a traumatic event, …

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More people getting depression

By Flavia Nassaka Can new blood-test detection improve treatment outcomes? Dr Harriet Birabwa, a Butabika based psychiatrist says that 20% of all patients that report to the hospital have had an episode of depression and of 100 aging people, 80 are depressed. Also, the World Health Organisation estimates show the …

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