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95% of chicken in big supermarkets is bad and unwholesome – Poultry farmer

THE CHIEF Executive Officer of Joerees Farms, Mr Joseph Boakye-Yiadom, has revealed that a whopping 95% of chicken in big supermarkets in Ghana is unwholesome and harmful for human consumption. Mr Boakye-Yiadom made this revelation in an exclusive interview with Ghana Crusader at his chicken processing site at Oyarifa, a …

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45% of Ghanaian youth get STIs through kissing’

BY PHILIP ANTOH | philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh   THREE SENIOR nurses who co-authored a book, ‘Kissing and Your Health,’ have revealed that 45% of students in both junior and senior high schools in the country have contracted sexually transmitted diseases through the act of kissing. According to them, most of these young people …

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NABCO beneficiaries threaten demo over unpaid allowances

Employees under the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) are set to embark on a nationwide demonstration over unpaid allowances. The programme, which currently employs some 99,000 youth, has faced challenges with beneficiaries leaving the policy without notifying their respective offices. Some of the beneficiaries since their employment in 2018 have been …

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157 foreign trained Ghanaian doctors fail Medical, Dental Council exams

A total of 157 out of 225 foreign trained Ghanaian doctors have failed the Medical and Dental Council (MDC)’s examinA total of 157 out of 225 foreign trained Ghanaian doctors have failed the Medical and Dental Council (MDC)’s examination which grants them the licences to practice in Ghana. Only 68, …

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Seek medical advice on products.Women advised

BY BENJAIMN TANDOH THE FOUNDER of Ropheka Hospital, Dr Mary Dei-Zanga, has advised women to abstain from using unapproved chemicals for cleansing and maintaining their private parts. This, according to the award-winning health activist cum author, is the cause of most sexual reproductive related diseases. Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE …

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Deforestation is a risk to Africa’s natural resources – TFA 2020

DEFORESTATION IS contributing irrefutably to climate change, putting natural resources and livelihoods at risk. With two years left to deliver on the goal of zero commodity-driven deforestation by 2020, delegates from the private sector, governments, civil society and academia were reminded last week in Ghana’s capital, Accra, of the need …

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GCB donates medical items to Korle-Bu Hospital

GCB Bank, in partnership with the Global Outreach Consortium, a non-governmental organisation, has donated medical items and equipment worth GHȼ 28,850.00 to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. The items include ultrasound transmission gel, respironics, paediatric airway circuit, urine transfer straw, ice packs, chemo spill kits, theatre light handles, limb restraining product, …

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Blood banks need right infrastructure – UCC Dean

PROFESSOR MRS Ivy Adwowa Efiefi Ekem, Dean of Medical Sciences at the University of Cape Coast, has called on the government to provide the right infrastructure for the blood banks to enable workers to give world-class service. Prof Ekem said the budgetary support for their activities came from the government …

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Facts about G6PD

  Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (also called G6PD Deficiency) is a genetic disorder that mainly affects red blood cells, which carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues throughout the body. A defect in an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase causes red blood cells to break down prematurely (hemolysis).   This can cause …

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Common causes of cervicitis in women

  Vaginal infections Sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs)(for example, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and trichomonas) HIV infection Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV, genital warts) Initiation of sexual activity at a young age Multiple sexual partners Prior history of sexually transmitted disease Injury or irritation of the cervix Cervical irritation may render the cervix more susceptible to infection.

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