Friday , December 14 2018

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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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Need to assist mental patients

A DRIVE through the principal streets of the nation’s capital, Accra and other cities across the country would reveal that there are increasing numbers of mentally ill patients roving the streets dangerously. So grim is the situation that some mentally deranged persons are seen on almost daily basis preparing meals …

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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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 No where to “cut my buttocks”

By William A. Asiedu william.asiedu@dailyheritage.com.gh When nature calls, we need a toilet. And we need a decent and safe one to attend to the call comfortably. “Me ko twa me’to,” that’s the Akan response when the call comes. Literally it translates; “I am going to cut my buttocks,” which in …

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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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Why obesity increases cancer risk

A TYPE of cell the body uses to destroy cancerous tissue gets clogged by fat and stops working, a team from Trinity College, Dublin, has found. According to the Cancer Research in UK, obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the United Kingdom after smoking. And more than …

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Health workers to attend regional job interviews

THE GHANA Health Service (GHS) would henceforth, in spite of all financial clearance to the Service, require all health workers to go through job interview processes at the regional levels. Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), who made this known at a three-day second Senior …

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Health benefits of peanut oil

Cholesterol levels Unlike many other vegetable oils, peanut oil is actually free of any cholesterol, which is one of the major contributing factors to complicated heart conditions such as atherosclerosis, which is basically clogging of the arteries. Heart health Peanut oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, like oleic acid, which increase the levels of ‘good …

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Zoomlion and AMA partner Cape Town  to achieve clean Accra

BY ZOOMLION GHANA ZOOMLION GHANA Limited and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) have collaborated with the City of Cape Town in South Africa to be able to feed into President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s mantra of making Accra one of the cleanest cities in the sub-region. This effort by the …

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The power of imagination

BY ABUNDANT ROBERT K. AWOLUGUTU What the mind can conceive and believe and the heart desire, you can achieve -Norman Vincent Peale, American Minister and author. IMAGINATION IS a powerful tool of manifestation. Ifeanyi A. C. Eze wrote: “It is the depth of your insight that ultimately determines the height …

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Mortuary workers bear teeth at govt over poor conditions of service.

MORTUARY WORKERS Association of Ghana (MOWAG) members in state hospitals across the country are up in arms with government over their poor working conditions over the years and have served notice they will embark on strike on November 20. According to MOWAG, they have been neglected by the state for …

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The fight against Climate Change

CLIMATE SCIENTISTS have defined Global Warming as the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the earth’s climate. Scientific consensus on climatic changes related to Global Warming is that the …

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GRA must up its game in clamping down tax evaders

A CORRUPTION Watch (CW) investigations captured on the front page of today’s edition reveal a worrying development of huge revenue losses at the country’s ports. The report said the government has virtually lost a whopping GHc102, 997,447.60 in unpaid taxes as Market Direct Limited, a bonded warehouse that failed to …

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