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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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Amnesty International Condemns ‘Gay Sex’ Medical Tests In Ghana

Leading rights group Amnesty International has condemned Ghana’s authorities for carrying out medical tests on the private parts of two male students accused of having sex with each other. The tests amounted to “torture and degradation of their human dignity” in violation of Ghana’s constitution, Amnesty’s Ghana spokesman Robert Amoafo …

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Health Authorities Worried About Spike In Teenage Pregnancy, HIV Infection

More teenagers are getting pregnant in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region, a development that has become a huge worry for the health authorities and policymakers in the area. One hundred and eighty teenage pregnancies were seen there, last year, as against the 2016 figure of 170. Mr …

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Pizza Is A Healthier Breakfast Than Cereal – According To A Nutritionist

If you love starting your morning with a bowl of Raisin Bran or another healthy-sounding cereal, we have some bad news: The majority of cereals are packed with sugar and really aren’t the best way to kickstart your day. To drive home the point that crunchy and sweet flakes shouldn’t …

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Health Ministry Partners Spanish Organisation To Eliminate Buruli Ulcer, Other Tropical Diseases

A joint project agreement has been signed between the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ghana Health Service (GHS) and Anesvad Foundation, a Spanish Organisation, for the control, elimination and eradication of skin-related tropical diseases. The 5.8 million Euro starter project, would, however, focus on Buruli Ulcer, Leprosy and Yaws, which were …

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FDA Maintains Ban On Sale, Distribution Of Six Popular Herbal Medicines

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says a ban on the sale and distribution of six herbal medicinal products issued some two years ago is still valid. The herbal medicinal products hit by the ban include Rockman Capsules manufactured by RockCare Clinic Limited; Mars for men imported by Joe D. …

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Health Ministry Allays Fears Of Listeriosis In Ghana

Government says it has beefed up surveillance in the country to forestall the outbreak and spread of Listeriosis, a type of food poisoning caused by a bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes, which is causing havoc in South Africa. The Republic of Rwanda had earlier warned Ghana to ban the importation …

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Don’t Take Advantage Of New CHPS Compound To Give Birth Unnecessarily – Chief

The Paramount Chief of Klikor Traditional Area in the Ketu South District of the Volta Region, Togbui Addo, has advised residents in Letakor not to take advantage of a new Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound situated in the community ‘to give birth unnecessarily’. According to him, women in …

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