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Nationwide Immunisation Exercise Begins Next Week

The Ministry of Health would from Monday, April 23 to Sunday, April 29, jointly commemorate the Africa Vaccination Week and Child Health Promotion Week in all health facilities and outreach posts across the country. There would be immunization services, Vitamin A Supplementation, provision of Child Health Record Cards, Growth Promotion …

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Stop Dispensing Unpriscribed Tramadol – FDA Warns

Mr John Odai-Tettey, the Acting Central Regional Director of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned over-the-counter medicine sellers to desist from either stocking or selling prescribed medicines like Tramadol to patients. He pointed out that sellers who contravened the order would be made to face the full length …

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Taxis turned ambulances at Tain District Hospital

Taxis have become ‘alternative ambulances’ for referrals of critically ill patients at the Tain Government Hospital in the Brong Ahafo region due to lack of an ambulance. The only ambulance of the hospital, Starr News gathered, had been out of use for a long time and is currently parked on …

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Smoking ‘Shisha’ Can Lead To Breast Cancer – Expert Warns

Smoking of “shisha” and excessive alcohol intake have been identified as rising causes of breast cancer among the young people in the country, President of Breast Care International Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addae has revealed. She is also worried that breast cancer is fast increasing among the youth in Africa and …

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Akple And Okro Soup Deaths: Death Toll Rises To Six

The death toll from a case of suspected food poisoning at Akakpokope, a village in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region has risen to six following the death of a child. All of the mysterious deaths (including a mother and a daughter) centre around the consumption of a …

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Most Young Ladies In Ghana Abusing Contraceptive Pills – FDA reveals

The Food and Drugs Authority is raising concerns over what it has seen to be the growing trend of most young girls in Ghana abusing contraceptive pills. Research conducted by DKT International show that most of the young women who abuse these contraceptive pills suffer from mild to severe side …

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Korle Bu Experts Concerned About Increasing C-Sections; Warn Of Dire Consequences

A new study by health experts at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has revealed that an increasing number of women are opting for the caesarian section in the delivery of their babies. According to the research, women who opted for a caesarean shot up from 35% in 2010 to 47% …

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Study Shows Increasing Obesity Among Children In Kumasi

A research conducted by the Department of Biochemistry of the College of Science of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in collaboration with the universities of Tokyo and Hokkaido has revealed an alarming trend of obesity among children in the metropolis. The research which was conducted among …

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Bonded Jobless Nurses Picket Again At Health Ministry

Scores of bonded unemployed nurses and midwives on Tuesday besieged the premises of the Ministry of Health to demand posting. The trained health professionals said they have been idling at home for the past two years after successfully leaving school and completing their mandatory national service. The spokesperson of the …

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Lassa Fever: Don’t Allow Rats Into Your House

Deputy Director and Head of Surveillance at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Franklin Aseidu-Bekoe, has cautioned Ghanaians not to create an enabling environment for rats to invade their houses in the wake of the looming threat of Lassa fever outbreak. His caution follows an alert by the Ghana Health …

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