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Uganda’s central bank warns of possible default on national debt

Uganda’s national debt has nearly trebled in the last three years to more than 50 percent of gross domestic product, creating a risk of default risk, since nearly two-thirds of that borrowing is external, the central bank said. In a report titled “State of the Economy” published late on Thursday, the Bank of Uganda said […]

Tesla and Nvidia shares fall amid driverless car doubts

Shares in Tesla and California chipmaker Nvidia dove on Tuesday amid fresh worries about the promise of self-driving car technology. The concerns added to a wider technology sell-off that saw US markets reverse gains notched on Monday as fears of a global trade war receded. The tech rich Nasdaq index plunged more than 200 points […]

Brexit boost for consumers short-lived says IFS

Consumers could see prices fall by up to 1.2% if Britain were to abolish all tariffs once it has left the European Union, a report says. But the study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that any gains would be small and were based on “optimistic” assumptions. It also said that consumers had already […]

Markets edgy on US-China trade war fears

Asian shares have been hit by fears that US President Donald Trump’s plan for tariffs on up to $60bn of Chinese products could trigger a trade war. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 4.5% and the Shanghai Composite fell 3.6%. China responded to news of the planned tariffs by saying that while it did not want […]

What are the best teas for health?

It’s likely that we all enjoy a hot cup of tea — or herbal infusion — at least from time to time, if not on a daily basis. But what are the most important health benefits that some of these soothing teas can bring us? Read on to learn more about the top teas for […]

How do you get rid of garlic or onion breath?

Garlic and onions add flavor to meals and can provide health benefits. Unfortunately, both can also cause bad breath, known as halitosis, especially when eaten raw. The distinctive smell is caused by sulfur-containing chemicals in garlic and onion. The smell can linger on a person’s breath for hours and even overnight, which discourages some people from […]

We learn nothing about nutrition, claim medical students

Medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect health – and they should be taught more. They say what they are taught is not practical or relevant to most of the medical problems they see in GP surgeries, clinics and hospitals. A leading GP estimated that up to […]

Buying Viagra: What you should know

Men can now buy the impotence pill Viagra Connect without a prescription at some UK pharmacies. Health experts hope it will mean more men get help for erectile dysfunction – a condition thought to affect up to one in five adult men, 4.3 million in the UK. Like any medication though, the drug can cause […]
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