By Our Reporter Economists and leading international Tobacco Harm Reduction experts, drawn from Africa and Europe, have stated that snus and tobacco-free nicotine pouches are ‘at least 90% safer than smoking cigaretted.’ “This figure is “most likely closer to 99 per cent when you account for the food grade standard to which some of the latest products are produced,” said Mr. Atakan Befrits, a Sweden-based Tobacco Harm Reduction policy advocacy and products regulation expert. Mr. Befrits, who is also the Chairman of the board of Trustees for New Nicotine Alliance Sweden and COO of International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO), was one of the guest speakers at a webinar co-hosted by the Campaign for Safer Alternatives (CASA) and the Africa Tobacco Harm Reduction
By Our Reporter Untold fear has engulfed the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretariat at Plot 11 Kyadondo Road, after two Staff tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday afternoon. This was revealed by the NRM spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa through a statement he released last night, in which he revealed that so far 17 people have been put under institutional quarantine and that all other staff are to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing . Mulindwa’s statement reads thus; “Following an announcement by the Rt. Hon. Secretary General that two of our staff tested positive of Covid-19, an urgent meeting has been convened between the Secretariat Top Management and the National Incident Management Team headed by Dr. Monica Musenero. After a thorough analysis of the
By Our Reporter Ladies, you don’t have to switch off the lights anymore because you fear your partner to notice your sagging boobs, because beauty experts have a number of solutions for this problem. One of the biggest fears for most women is to see their breasts become weak and saggy while they are still young. However research has shown that the condition is becoming more prevalent among younger women and that is not meant to be so. According to health experts, a healthy woman’s breasts are expected to remain firm at least until menopause. So what then could be responsible for this unnatural trend of breasts becoming saggy before the expected time? There are several factors that could cause breasts to lose their fitness. They include but are not limited to the following;
By Elite News Reporter It's a common situation: What once was hot and heavy sex for you has gone, well, rather tepid. Most couples chalk this up to the natural progression of a long-term relationship. But it could be that your health habits outside the bedroom are to blame for your struggles inside it. Here are the unhealthy behaviors that might be keeping you and your partner from enjoying the best sex of your lives: You're not sleeping enough Several people suffer from chronic sleep problems. Not only does a lack of sleep leave you fatigued and prone to illness, but it has also been shown to have sexual repercussions—for both men and women, according to a study in Brain Research. You're neglecting your physical fitness Aerobic capacity and stamina, as well as strength and flexibil
By Elite Reporter When it comes to sex, there is a lot of speculation about how an orgasm affects the brain. It’s like a little death because it's often thought that your brain shuts off during an orgasm for a little bit in that moment. But while that may be the case, that doesn't mean that the brain, in addition to the body, isn't affected by an orgasm. In fact, the brain is even more affected by an orgasm than the body and in far more complicated ways. Although it being a complex organ, there are many behaviors and reactions that experts and researchers understand about the brain, but much of the science of sex and sexuality still has yet to be explored. It Lessens Anxiety With this lowered decision-making comes lessened fear and anxiety about, well, everything. If you're
By Elite Reporter Wait, how long is your period supposed to last; you may ask! Let's not be timid here: Bleeding every single month is already kind of a pain, so when your period decides to extend its visit a little longer than usual, it can be downright infuriating and concerning, to be honest. However, there's a pretty big range of normal when it comes to your period's length in to say a typical one can last between two to seven days. So if your period lasts 10 days or more, or suddenly changes significantly in length for three or more cycles in a row, that warrants a call to your gynaecologist, says Dr. Alex Ateenyi at KIU hospital. However, there's no need to panic, most causes of prolonged menstrual bleeding mentioned below aren't a big deal and can be fixed or impr...
By Elite Reporter Dropping that cigarette you're so much used to smoking is not easy. Actually, although most people think it's only men who smoke, a lot of women in Uganda are increasingly becoming smokers. But if you have been smoking for a long time and now you want to drop it, here are tips from our health experts that will help you; Find Your Reason To get motivated You need a powerful, personal reason to quit. It may be to protect your family from secondhand smoke. Or lower your chance of getting lung cancer, heart disease, or other conditions. Or to look and feel younger. Choose a reason that is strong enough to outweigh the urge to light up. Prepare Before You Go 'Cold Turkey' There’s more to it than just tossing your cigarettes out. Smoking is an addict
By Elite Reporter Diabetes has become a common health problem and is affecting youngsters and older people alike. Once it is diagnosed, you should opt for precautions to avoid further health damages. Nutritionists have revealed that various natural sources such as fruits, spices, and herbs have potential to treat diabetes. It is worth mentioning that the treatment from natural options can help maintain sugar levels in your bloodstream, they cannot eliminate diabetes. Moreover, consulting with your endocrinologist in this context and incorporating home remedies into your daily routine can also improve the condition of diabetics. What is diabetes? It is a chronic disease that occurs when your blood glucose or blood sugar exceeds uncontrollably. Blood sugar is the primary source...
By Elite Reporter Consuming flavonoid-rich items such as apples and tea protects against cancer and heart disease, particularly for smokers and heavy drinkers, according to a new study. Researchers from ECU's School of Medical and Health Sciences analysed data from the Diet, Cancer and Health cohort that assessed the diets of 53,048 people over 23 years. They found that people who habitually consumed moderate to high amounts of foods rich in flavonoids, compounds found in plant-based foods and drinks, were less likely to die from cancer or heart disease. No quick fix for poor habits The researchers noted that while the study found a lower risk of death in those who ate flavonoid-rich foods, the protective effect appeared to be strongest for those at high risk of c...
By Abel Kawere 5G can enhance the effectiveness of the Coronavirus prevention and treatment, and drive the digital transformation of healthcare systems in response to major public emergencies, such as the current pandemic of COVID-19, a newly released Deloitte report suggests. The white paper titled, “Combating COVID-19 with 5G: Opportunities to improve public health systems,” was produced in collaboration with Huawei. During the outbreak in China, telecommunications operators collaborated with Huawei to rapidly set up a specific 5G network dedicated to COVID-19 treatment hospitals. The white paper analyses examples of COVID-19 control and treatment measures in China and identified challenges that face epidemic management in terms of monitoring, quarantine and treatment.