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Most old people in Africa have ‘Dementia’ – Samuel Frempong

The Mental Health Nurse of New Tafo Government hospital in the Eastern region, Mr. Samuel Frempong has stated that most old people in Africa are suffering from ‘Dementia.’ ”Dementia” is a general term for a decline in mental ability sever enough to interfere with daily life.” Example memory lost and …

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Smoking Major Cause Of Cancer – Health Expert

The Executive Director of Cancer Health Foundation (CHF) Madam Mary Agyemang has issued a stern warning against smoking, which according to her is the major cause of cancer cases across the globe. She said smoking is harmful to health and that those who smoke cigarette, marijuana (wee) and cocaine are …

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Volta, Brong Ahafo top in HIV prevalence

Per the report, Volta and Brong Ahafo regions recorded the highest prevalence rate of 2.7 percent for 2016, which is above the national HIV prevalence of 2.4 percent. According to the Director-General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, Dr Mokowaa Blay Adu Gyamfi, the case is attributed to people not acting on …

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Mosquito repellent coils pose health hazard – Study

The use of mosquito repellent coils could be hazardous – has the potential to cause acute respiratory infections (ARI), that’s according to a study conducted by the Department of Environmental Science of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). It indicated that, the base material for production of …

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Manya Krobo Area Records High Breast Cancer Cases – Dr Arhinful

Breast cancer cases are reportedly increasing rapidly in the Manya Krobo area in the Eastern Region. A surgeon at the Volta River Authority Hospital in Akosombo, Dr. Charles Arhinful disclosed this during a breast cancer awareness walk through the principal streets of Kpong, Odumasi and Somanya. He told Oman News …

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245 Jobless Doctors Too Impatient – MoH PRO

The 245 medical doctors who are clamouring for appointment after completing their internship are being too impatient, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health, Robert Cudjoe, has said. “They only need a little bit of patience and I don’t think they have sat home for six months,” Mr Cudjoe …

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Diabetes Association President Fingered In Sale Of Free Insulin Meant For Children

Investigations by Joy News have uncovered how the President of the National Diabetes Association of Ghana, Elizabeth Denyoh undersupplied hospitals with free insulin meant for children with diabetes. The Association signed a memorandum of understanding with donor agency, the International Diabetes Federation to provide free insulin for diabetic children under …

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Central Region records drop in teenage pregnancy – Report

The Central Region, ranked as the second highest region with high prevalence of teenage pregnancy in the country, has started witnessing a decline in the number of cases, the Regional Department of Gender has revealed. A Ghana Health Service Report indicated that more than 13,000 teenage girls got pregnant in …

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We’ve overly medicalized mental illness – Psychiatrist

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mental Health Authority, Dr. Akwasi Osei, has explained that not all mental illnesses require medication, and that ample time should be taken to uniquely address each mental case as it should, before resorting to medication, which sometimes tend to have grave effects. According …

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Government Spends GHC232 Million On Nursing Training Allowance

Government, as part of its campaign, promises to restore the nurses/midwives training allowance has released GHC 232 Million for the project. According to the President, the promise was not a political talk nor a deceit to win votes, rather a more important initiative as it takes off the huge financial …

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