Herbalist held over sexual enhancement drugs
Kampala City herbalist Ashiraf Rashid Lukwago was arrested on August 23, 2023 while at his “clinic” in Kawempe over misleading drug and treatment claims.
What Uganda’s alcohol figures hide
Uganda, like many other countries, faces significant challenges related to alcohol use disorders (AUDs) resulting from hazardous alcohol consumption. This situation has a considerable impact on public health and the social well-being of consumers.
Worry as lung cancer strikes non-smokers
Experts say women who use wood fuel for cooking and are exposed to its fumes for a long time are at risk of suffering from lung cancer.
Common wristbands ‘hotbed’ for harmful bacteria
Routinely cleaning wristbands is generally ignored. New research finds 95% of wristbands tested were contaminated. Rubber and plastic wristbands had higher bacterial counts, while gold and silver, had little to no bacteria.
Woman receives sister’s womb in first UK transplant
Surgeons in Oxford have carried out the first womb transplant in the UK.
The recipient was a 34-year-old woman, and the donor her 40-year-old sister, both of whom wish to remain anonymous.
New WHO Civil Society Commission to strengthen civil society organizations’ role in accelerating progress in global health
The Commission provides, for the first time, the ability to channel advice and recommendations in a more structured and systematic manner from civil society to WHO on health priorities and related issues.
First postpartum depression pill approved
The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the first ever oral pill as a treatment option for postpartum depression.
Hopes that MRI scans can screen men for prostate cancer
A 10-minute MRI scan could be used to screen men for prostate cancer, according to a new study.
Researchers develop tray that alerts when food is contaminated
The technology will enable producers, retailers and consumers to tell in real-time whether the contents of a sealed food package are contaminated without having to open it.
Coronary artery disease symptoms, causes, and treatment
Coronary artery disease happens when the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle) become narrowed by plaque build-up. Plaque is made up of cholesterol and other substances found in the blood
Luwero registers 1000 cases of animal bites
A least 1016 people in Luwero fell victim to animal bites during the financial year 2022/23, according to the District Health report on mortality and morbidity report. Of these, 478 people sought urgent anti-rabies treatment from local health centers after being bitten by stray dogs.