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Monday, September 26, 2022

ASK DOCTOR Can marijuana cause mental illness?

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It is true that marijuana can cause mental illness and many mentally unstable patients in Uganda have a history of marijuana addiction. According to a 2014...

SAD: This happens to your body when you frequently use condoms

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Condoms are being used by most people in the 21st century to prevent contracting diseases and unwanted pregnancies. They are the most powerful and efficient...

SUCCESS: New ARV drug offers protection against AIDS for two months

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Uganda researchers are excited at the new results of a trial, which showed that an injectable ARV was highly effective in preventing HIV for...

This Family Managed to get healthy babies despite having HIV

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I t never occurred to Prince Dick Kayemba and his wife, Naomi Nagujja, that they could ever have children. As an HIV-positive couple, the...

Nutritional key in fighting HIV

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After testing HIV positive, Harriet Kiiza lost the will to live. She would go without food for several days. Subsequently, she lost a lot...

Take chia seeds for general body health

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“I had tried out several diet plans, combined with exercising, in a bid to lose weight. I stopped taking wheat products, meat and soda....

Healthy Ministry acquires Equipment worthy shs700 in the fight against Ebola

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The health ministry has received a donation of transport equipment worth sh728m for its continued Ebola response in the country. The donation from United...

Janet Museveni is worried of escalating number of Pregnant schoolgirls

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The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs. Janet Museveni, has expressed concern over the increasing rate of pregnancies among school-going children. Mrs. Museveni...

No more Septrin for HIV treatment

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According to the guidelines, people that could take or continue with Septrin are HIV-positive people newly enrolled on treatment, pregnant women and infected children below 15 years, but those above 15, not pregnant and have been on ARVs for many years, virally suppressed, have been stopped

Six health centers upgraded to general hospital status

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The Government has upgraded six health centre IVs to general hospital status. The move is aimed at equipping them and strengthening their capacity...

An Expectant mother loses baby after failing to raise Shs 100,000

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Livia Kesande a resident of Kasenda sub-county in Kabarole district was admitted at Buhinga hospital in Fort Portal was allegedly told to first pay...

Pictorial : Aga Khan Hospital ready to be Initialized

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President Yoweri Museveni has said that he is ready for the ground breaking ceremony for the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala , Uganda. The...

Mulago to start kidney transplants

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Mulago Hospital leadership has announced that the facility will be able to perform kidney transplant procedures before March. Apart from the many Ugandans who seek treatment...

WHO boss hails Uganda on ebola vigilance, warns of risk

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The director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has hailed Uganda for her role in controlling the spread of the...

New Human Body Organ discovered by scientists after 300 years

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Researchers have discovered a new organ in the human throat while scanning for prostate cancer. Quite the reach… No one was expecting to discover a...

Why adults need to go for vaccination

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As an adult who completed all your childhood vaccination or were never fully immunized, you may think you are off the hook when it...

HIV-positive mothers can breastfeed

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Dr Violet Nabatte, an HIV specialist at Mildmay-Uganda, says in the past when HIV care and treatment was introduced, they were sceptical about newborns...

Makerere Student found Operating illegal clinic for 12 years

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DICK Senoga, a fifth-year student of medicine at Makerere University, was on Thursday intercepted by the Police and the State House Health Monitoring Unit...

Measles: Children die as health facilities run out of vaccines

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He says the facility serves over 9,000 people, a number he says is too high for a health centre II. Patrick Baguma, the acting district health officer, said the district is going to do mass immunisation and called on the community to remain calm

Survey finds surprising attitudes to HIV

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HIV-negative. Among the singles, 10% said they had never tested. In gender, 3% female and 7% males have never tested. Those who said they...

Uganda steps up Ebola screening at Congo borders

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screening at its border points with the Democratic Republic of Congo as more Congolese refugees flock into Uganda to flee from poll-related violence. Joint health surveillance...

Rot at Jinja Hospital shocks State House health monitoring unit

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The State House health monitoring unit (HMU) has unearthed shocking rot at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital. Besides the rampant theft of medical equipment worth sh467m, coupled...

Uganda on the road of Establishing HIV/AIDS museum

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Have you wondered how the story of HIV in Uganda might be visualised, or what the narrative, artifacts and archives of the epidemic looked...

Bring back Cuban doctors plan, stakeholders ask government

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The Uganda Medical Association president, Dr. Obuku Ekwaru, has previously rejected the proposal, saying the Government should instead focus on improving health services

Best way to consume Chia Seeds

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Fausta Aketh, a nutritionist with Internal Rescue Committee, says consumption of two tablespoonfuls in day will enable one tap into the health benefits of...

Uganda’s High rate of incest has reached worrying levels —Health ministry Officials

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Officials from the Ministry of Health are concerned about the increased cases of incest in communities, the health state minister for general duties, Sarah Opendi, has...

Best Effective Ways on How to avoid Corona Virus

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You have no handkerchief; you cannot afford toilet paper or facial tissue and you are worried about the coronavirus, no problem. Medics have advised...