Tips for handling exam pressure

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BY STAFF WRITER It is a few days to the final exams of this year and students should be in the final stages of preparation to sit for their papers. In this period you may experience tension and anxiety. This feeling has to be handled carefully   if    one    is to succeed. Many students wait for the last few days towards exams to have all the required data in the brain. This is a wrong mentality because it creates fear and panic. It will be very difficult for…

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Foods that should be part of your diet

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BY ELIZABETH AMONGIN All foods that we eat have specific benefits and nutrients that are important for the body. However, over-consumption of a particular food could increase the risk of some lifestyle diseases. Thus it is important to create a balanced diet. For example,   red meat and other  fatty   foods are nutritious but they should be consumed in small quantities. According to Dr Paul Ngobi, of  the International Medical   Centre Mukono, plant products   are    healthier  to eat since they contain fewer fats,  helping to prevent cardiovascular…

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How biotechnology differs from GMOs

BY EDRICK BWAMBALE At a time like this when Uganda’s agricultural productivity is at its lowest, it is important to debunk some myths about modern technology and how it can be adopted to enhance food production. The on-going debate on modern biotechnology is being wrecked by inaccurate narratives, and unfortunately many people assume that biotechnology is synonymous with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This is not the case. Biotechnology is the use of living things or their parts to develop useful products for mankind. Some biotechnological techniques date back to the…

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Why you need that sleep daily

BY ROSE RUTH AKONGO You probably have had one of those nights when you stare at the ceiling, or try to read a book to fall asleep, but all in vain. Insomnia (inability to sleep) is a condition where one fails to sleep even when one is supposed to rest the body. Having sleepless nights is a common occurrence that is caused by various factors. One’s lifestyle can lead to insomnia. For instance, spending a lot of time watching television, or playing video games can lead to lack of sleep….

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Continuous medical education a necessity

Dr Edson Monday demostrates the use of an oxgyen concetrator to during the trainning at Allan Galpin (Courtsey Photo)

BY GEOFFREY RWABAINGI MULINDWA Continuous medical education (CME), also known as continuous professional development (CPD) is the process by which individual health care professionals maintain and improve their knowledge, skills, attitude and behavior. Research findings, knowledge and skills evolve every day. So it is important for professionals to keep updated. The aim of CME/ CPD is to support better practice, and should be embraced by all health care professionals. This includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, physiotherapists, among others. Continuous development has been proved to improve job performance, quality of…

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