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Spreading COVID-19 controversy

Asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic, symptomatic: what is the difference? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Do asymptomatic people carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the coronavirus disease COVID-19 transmit it? This question came to the forefront in Uganda recently after a video clip of Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, the COVID-19 World Health …

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WHO calls for more COVID-19 therapeutic trials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation through its scientific research arm is calling for an increase in research in the area of therapeutics that can treat COVID-19. According to the WHO, scientists need to widen their search for treatments for the deadly disease to cover antivirals, …

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Trans fats from processed foods increase ovarian cancer risk

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists have identified a likely link between processed and fried foods containing trans fats and ovarian cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued the announcement on Thursday at the end of a study of nearly 1,500 patients suffering from the disease, …

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