Women and girls suffer the most from climate displacement
Women in East Africa tend to carry the burden of domestic care and work; and have fewer opportunities to influence decision-making to mitigate and cope with climate change impacts.
Cockroaches Could Be Spreading Antimicrobial Resistance: Study
Scientists say that cockroaches could be helping to spread antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through their collection of microbes, such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses that naturally live on and in their bodies, and their genes.
China records population decline for second straight year
China’s population has declined for a second consecutive year, underscoring concerns about the future growth of the world’s second-largest economy.
State House investigates rot in deployment of medical interns
A total of thirty-nine medical interns have been summoned for the hearings scheduled to end on January 23 and according to Dr. Bill Adrati, the President of the Federation of Uganda Medical Interns, this investigation comes in handy with concerns of influence peddling and corruption heightening.
Pothole Kills Health Worker
His death comes at a time when opposition leaders led demonstrations to show the poor state of Ugandan roads.
Exciting new cancer drug kinder than chemotherapy
Some children with cancer are receiving a new type of drug treatment far less toxic than chemotherapy.
Tobacco use declines despite tobacco industry efforts to jeopardize progress
Trends in 2022 show a continued decline in tobacco use rates globally. With about 1 in 5 adults worldwide consuming tobacco compared to 1 in 3 in 2000.
The weight-loss surgeon told the patient to ‘eat, eat, eat’
A Turkish doctor selling weight-loss “holidays” abroad told an undercover BBC reporter to gain weight so she could have gastric sleeve surgery.
Ibanda imposes livestock quarantine to curb anthrax
Authorities in Ibanda district have enforced a quarantine on the movement of cattle and, the sale of animal products following an outbreak of anthrax.
WHO launches appeal for US$ 1.5 billion for key emergencies in 2024
The appeal notes the positive value of funding to support people with humanitarian needs. Every US$ 1 invested in WHO delivers a return on investment of at least US$ 35.
Weight-loss drugs are challenging for people with eating disorders
Many people with eating disorders struggle with the thinness myth — that happiness, prosperity, and good health come with thinness — and not their weight. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2024/01/19/ozempic-weight-loss-drugs-eating-disorders-mental-health/