Ways to control high blood pressure without medication

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about taking medication to bring your numbers down. Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your high blood pressure. If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication. Here are 10 lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure and keep it down. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. Being overweight also can cause disrupted breathing…

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Speaker Kadaga calls for increased health budget

By Innocent Kayiza Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has called a motion to discuss the quality of health for people living in Uganda.  She also called for increased budget allocation to the health sector. Speaker Kadaga spoke this during a meeting of Network of African parliamentary committees of health; which was held at Speke Resort munyonyo last week under the theme; ” building the capacity of African policy makers for Reproductive health and family planning : challenges and opportunities for parliaments to enhance Reproductive Health and family planning”. Much as the…

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NGO steps up Epilepsy awareness campaign

By Ambrose Gahene Epilepsy Support Association Uganda {ESAU}, a local Non Governmental Organization has called upon Government and stakeholders to step up awareness campaign to eradicate Epilepsy cases in Uganda. The call was made by ESAU Director Augustine Mugarura, during a stakeholder’s dialogue at Hotel Africana last Friday. Mugarura said Epilepsy has been treated as an abomination by many communities in Uganda and the world at large, yet it’s a brain damage and curable disease. He said the disease could have been eradicated long time ago in Uganda, had stakeholders…

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Compulsory Hepatitis B testing introduced at Kampala University

By Agencies Kampala University will require all its students to undergo Hepatitis B testing and vaccination before they return for the second semester for the 2017/2018 academic. According to a December 06th notice issued by Moses Nyamurasha, the Director Kampala University Luweero Campus, students will only be registered upon presenting a Hepatitis B vaccination certificate. “There is one week tolerance that will be given to everybody as there will be medical officers doing the testing for fresh students around campus for the first two weeks,” reads the notice in part.…

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