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Does your child have head lice?

HEAD lice are a normal part of life and there is nothing to be embarrassed, worried or ashamed about. While you may think you have tried every trick in the book to get rid of the infestation, there are several reasons you and your child to will itch. Here’s how …

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World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF

GLOBAL DEATHS of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said yesterday in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst …

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Each Ghanaian ate 143 eggs last year

EGG CONSUMPTION seems to be on the ascendency as a new survey has revealed that the about 27 million Ghanaians consumed 143 eggs each last year. This is according to a recent survey by Amplifies Ghana, an institution committed to promoting the consumption of eggs. The figure is an astronomical …

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Scientists take ‘first step’ towards biological test for autism

SCIENTISTS HAVE taken the first step towards what they say could become a new blood and urine test for autism. Their study tested children with and without the condition and found higher levels of protein damage in those with the disorder. The researchers said the tests could lead ultimately to …

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FDA dispels social media news about fake palm oil

THE FOOD and Drugs Authority (FDA) has assured the general public that it has instituted regulatory measures to ensure the safety of palm oil on the market as well as export consignments for consumption. A statement signed by Mrs Delese A. A. Darko, the Ag. Chief Executive Officer of the …

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Vodafone receives praise for free ultra-sound scan initiative

A 38-YEAR-OLD female trader and resident of Enche in the Western Region, Ms Susan Poku, has commended Vodafone Ghana for bringing its free pregnancy ultra-sound screening project to her community. The initiative, which screened over 30 pregnant women within Tarkwa and surrounding communities, was organised as part of Vodafone Foundation’s …

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Tips for preventing acne

Keep your face clean Whether or not you have acne, it’s important to wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin’s surface.  Use warm, not hot, water and a mild facial cleanser. Moisturise Many acne products contain ingredients that dry the …

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Chemicals ‘can cause long-term lung damage’

WOMEN WHO do the housework or work as cleaners using everyday cleaning sprays are causing long-term damage to their lungs, a study has warned. The irritating chemicals including ammonia lead to long-term decline in lung function. In cleaners the decline in function is similar to smoking less than a pack …

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Faith healers should not disrupt mental health patients’ medication

FAITH-BASED AND traditional or herbal healers have been cautioned against preventing mental health patients from following their orthodox medications prescribed for them by health workers.   A Senior Staff Nurse in-charge of the Community Psychiatry Unit, Tema Manhean Health Centre, Mr Pious Tay, who gave the caution, said the practice …

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Perfect Hands Healthcare Service opens medical centre

PERFECT HANDS Healthcare Services, a private healthcare provider at Tema Mitchell Camp, has officially opened its first ultra-modern medical centre to cater for the health needs of the people in the area.   The state of the art facility comprises emergency room, antenatal unit, laboratory department, pharmacy, visitor’s lounge, massage …

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