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Circulating flu-like illness not COVID-19 related – MoH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has confirmed that there is an ongoing wave of a viral influenza or flu illness circulating within the population. Refuting claims made on social media and several media reports that people are being hospitalized with a strange flu-like illness, Dr Henry …

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Omukama Iguru 28th coronation anniversary postponed

  Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, Solomon Gafabusa Rukirabasaija Iguru has suspended his 28th coronation anniversary due to ill health. The coronation anniversary also known as Empango is commemorated annually on June 11, to celebrate the day Iguru ascended to the throne. Iguru …

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PRIME MINISTER: Magufuli is ok, he will be back soon

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | Speculation continued about the whereabouts and health of Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli ‘The Bulldozer’ despite Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa reassuring the country today that he is simply busy, but well. Magufuli, 61, Africa’s most prominent coronavirus skeptic has not been seen …

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Scientists unravel secrets from the faults in our genes

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Imagine the body’s instruction manual, the genome: here words are genes, letters are DNA, and the equivalent of typos can have disastrous consequences. In recent years, scientists have grown increasingly fluent in the language of genome, but much remains mysterious, including the function of many of …

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Uganda Cancer Institute cannot handle Glaser’s illness – Dr Orem

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute has acknowledged that it cannot handle the illness that Bernhard Glaser, the German national accused of molesting Ugandan girls, is suffering from. Glaser, also known as Bery was found to have stage four cancer of the skin (Melanoma) and diabetes. Facing …

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Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine

Boston, United States | AFP |  Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say. “If you look at the camera, the flash, the microphone… they all are getting better and better,” said Shwetak …

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