WEEKLY HEALTH NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Monkeypox: Cases detected in three more countries for the first time

By BBC; 

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the first Gulf state to record a case of monkeypox. The Czech Republic and Slovenia also reported their first cases on Tuesday, joining 18 other countries to detect the virus outside its usual African base.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-61568470 

World Health Assembly re-elects Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to a second term as WHO Director-General 

By WHO; 

“I am humbled by the opportunity provided by the Member States to serve a second term as WHO Director-General,” said Dr. Tedros. “This honor, though, comes with great responsibility and I am committed to working with all countries, my colleagues around the world, and our valued partners, to ensure WHO delivers on its mission to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.” 

https://www.who.int/news/item/24-05-2022-world-health-assembly-re-elects-dr-tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus-to-second-term-as-who-director-general 

The Best Exercises For Leg Pain

By Health digest; 

Whatever the reason, leg pain can range from a minor annoyance to a total obstruction to your day-to-day activities. And it can come from anywhere: from a sports injury to a condition like deep vein thrombosis or peripheral artery disease or delayed onset muscle soreness.

https://www.healthdigest.com/875834/the-best-exercises-for-leg-pain/
How alcohol affects your mental health

By Daily Monitor; 

While the effects of alcohol can sometimes have a short-term positive impact on our mood, in the long term it can lead to mental health. Drinking alcohol is linked to a range of mental health issues from depression and memory loss, to suicide.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/healthy-living/how-alcohol-affects-your-mental-health-3823510 

Preventing birth defects, saving lives, and promoting health equity: an urgent call to action for universal mandatory food fortification with folic acid

By The Lacent; 

Mandatory food fortification with folic acid is a safe, cost-effective, and sustainable intervention to prevent spina bifida and anencephaly.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(22)00213-3/fulltext 

How healthy are grilled foods?

By Daily Monitor; 

In a bid to steer clear of fried foods, many people have resorted to grilled foods. With the latter, there are no oils applied and in the process of grilling, fat is reduced, which translates to eating less unhealthy fats.

However, while many love the idea of eating grilled food, is it a healthier option? 

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/healthy-living/how-healthy-are-grilled-foods--3823558 

8 Easy Ways to Reduce Back-to-Office Stress and Anxiety

By The Health Line; 

While remote work during the pandemic had its own challenges, now that many people are back in the office in some capacity, they are finding it more stressful and anxiety-triggering than they anticipated.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/8-easy-ways-to-reduce-back-to-office-stress-and-anxiety 

Mbarara hospital MUST get sh3.5b to boost the medical academic center

By New Vision; 

The funds came through the Global Health Collaborative- an organization that works at MUST. 

https://www.newvision.co.ug/articledetails/134904/mbarara-hospital-must-get-sh35b-to-boost-medi 

Breastfeeding Duration Associated with Higher Cognition in Children

By The Health Line; 

Previous studies have reported similar results, but researchers in the current study say that more prolonged breastfeeding is associated with higher cognitive skills. 

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/breastfeeding-duration-associated-with-higher-cognition-in-children 

NEMA on spot over L.Victoria pollution by Chinese textile company

By Observer; 

World over, textile industries generate one-fifth of the world’s industrial water pollution and use 20,000 chemicals, many of them carcinogenic, to make clothes. Incidentally, most of the world’s textile factories are in developing countries where governments cannot keep pace with the industry's massive pollution footprint. 

https://observer.ug/news/headlines/73775-nema-on-spot-over-chinese-textile-company-pollution