Counseling Can Reduce Drug Abuse and Mental Health Cases at Universities

Counseling Can Reduce Drug Abuse and Mental Health Cases at Universities

The use of alcohol and other substances during adolescence and early adulthood has become a serious public health problem at some universities and colleges in Uganda. This can be seen by the high number of patients admitted to Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital, majority of whom are university and high school students suffering from alcohol and […]

One chicken egg a day may reduce heart disease risk

One chicken egg a day may reduce heart disease risk

Eating one egg a day may significantly cut your risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease, according to a new study from Chinese researchers. The study published in the journal Heart recruited more than 500,000 people in China between 2004 and 2008 to ask about their egg consumption. The study led by researchers from Peking University Health […]

When University Students Need a Therapist

When University Students Need a Therapist

Many high school students think life at campus is one of the best one can ever enjoy during the education journey but this has never been true for all university students. A number of University students are faced with emotional health issues and mental disorders that negatively affect their academic performance. According to a study done by Nsereko […]

Sharing of barber hair clippers can transmit blood-borne viruses – Report

Sharing of barber hair clippers can transmit blood-borne viruses – Report

According to the research report issued by the south African medical journal (SAMJ), the study confirms that there is significant contamination of barber hair clippers with blood and blood-borne viruses. Hepatitis B was detected with enough DNA copies to pose a risk of transmitting infection, the National Aids Council (Nac) has warned . Clients also […]

Meet Halima Nakato who calls ARVs sweets

Meet Halima Nakato who calls ARVs sweets

Halima Nakato a 28-year-old says “I call my ARV’s sweets because they have given me a second lease at life” . It took Halima Nakato two years to accept a second relationship proposal after her first boyfriend , all this time she had been doing HIV tests to ensure she was safe. But when she […]

Kadaga tasks government to fund midwifery training.

Kadaga tasks government to fund midwifery training.

Rebecca Kadaga has tasked the government to consider funds for training midwives in the 2018/2019 budget. Since 2010, the Swedish government in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has trained more than 500 midwives all over the country. Speaking at the International Midwives Day held at Jinja senior secondary school in Jinja District […]

World’s first total transplant of penis and scrotum done successfully

World’s first total transplant of penis and scrotum done successfully

A team of US doctors have successfully carried out the world’s first total transplant of a penis and scrotum. Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, performed the operation on a soldier who had been wounded by a bomb in Afghanistan. They used a penis, scrotum and partial abdominal wall transplanted from a deceased […]

Uganda renews commitment to better breastfeeding practices as World Breastfeeding Week 2017 ends

Uganda renews commitment to better breastfeeding practices as World Breastfeeding Week 2017 ends

During the commemoration event, State Minister for Primary Health Care, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu underscored Government efforts in surpassing the Global targets of at least 50% of infants exclusively breastfeeding. She, however noted that mothers need adequate support to allow them breast feed their babies up to two years. “Men, I challenge you to support […]

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