Fish cleaners wait for customers at Ggaba Beach, Thursday, June 7. After the fish are sold, buyers often pay these men to clean and fillet their purchases.

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December 05, 2018

HIV Still Problematic In African Countries Like Uganda

Since the global HIV/AIDS epidemic reached its peak in the late 1990s, advancements in medicine and outreach have increased chances of survival and lowered the transmission rate of the virus around the world. But in countries like Uganda, where the prevalence rate is 6.5 percent, there’s still a lot of work to be done – especially in the high-risk communities that encircle Lake Victoria.


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November 29, 2018

Illinois Ashes Tobacco Age Bill

The age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products in Illinois remains at 18, for now. The Illinois House of Representatives failed to override Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto on Wednesday with a vote of 62-45.


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November 26, 2018

As Flu Season Approaches Doctor Pushes For Vaccination

As this year’s flu season approaches, Dr. John Christenson, a professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health, says the biggest challenges doctors face when it comes to the flu are the misconceptions.


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November 22, 2018

Can This Tiny House Solve Senior Housing Shortage?

If you’re a Baby Boomer, here are a couple of statistics that should concern you. By 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 and over. Yet a Harvard study says the nation has a serious shortage in accessible housing, the type that helps seniors age in place.


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