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East African countries to improve cross border health care

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The East African Community heads of state Thursday resolved to expand access to specialized health care and cross border health services in the region to preserve the region’s human capital base. The leaders also agreed to strengthen the network of medical reference laboratories and …

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Precision cancer therapy works in 3/4 of patients: study

Miami, United States | AFP | A precision cancer treatment that targets rare genetic mutations that exist in about 5,000 people in the United States instead of the tumor’s location in the body has shown success in three-quarters of patients, researchers said Wednesday. The medicine, called larotrectinib, is made by …

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Myanmar seizes drugs and equipment worth $7 mn in lab raid

Yangon, Myanmar | AFP | Myanmar troops seized $7 million worth of narcotics, precursors and equipment in a raid on drug labs in the restive north, the army said Monday, as it continues a war against ethnic rebels accused of profiting from the drug trade. Soldiers and local officials found …

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After the Mengo Hospital deaths

New guidelines to regulate mushrooming free medical camps Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | As early as 9am on Feb.09, people had started gathering at Centenary Park. It was yet another ‘free medical camp’. Organized by the Mulago hospital based College of Health Sciences, people would at this camp get free …

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THIS WEEK: Health Ministry set to burn expired drugs

THIS WEEK: Health Ministry set to burn expired drugs Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1500 tonnes of drugs are set to be burnt by the Ministry of Health after they expired in stores. Without giving specifics what particular drugs are to be burnt, Permanent Secretary Diana Atwiine told journalists on …

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Being a single dad can shorten your life: study

Paris, France | AFP | The risk of dying prematurely more than doubles for single fathers compared to single mothers or paired-up dads, according to a study of Canadian families published Thursday. “Our research highlights that single fathers have higher mortality, and demonstrates the need for public health policies to …

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Linger over lunch to lose weight: study suggests

Paris, France | AFP | People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by chewing longer and pausing between bites, study results suggested Tuesday. Research involving nearly 60,000 Japanese people showed a link between eating slower or faster, and losing or gaining weight. “Changes in eating speed can affect …

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