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Tips on how to prevent Gonorrhea

Avoid douching Douching removes the protective bacteria normally found in the vagina. As a result, you are more likely to become infected if you are exposed to an STD. Wash your vagina with soap and water after sexual activity. This may help to eliminate parasites and bacteria that have entered …

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Nurses, doctors do not manufacture beds

BY ABDUL-JALIL ABDULAI   ONCE AGAIN Ghana woke up to a sad news of the passing on of a 70-year-old Ghanaian after an inability to admit him in seven hospitals in Accra for reason of “no bed”. This is indeed an unfortunate occurrence hence I extend my condolence to the …

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WHO to classify ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health condition

WATCHING AS a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization is set to announce “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition to …

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Editorial Govt must speed up roadmap to lift ban on small- scale mining

THE PRESIDENT, Nana AddoDankwa Akufo-Addo has said a roadmap would soon be announced by his government to lift the ban placed on small-scale mining in the country. According to the President, the ban enforced a year ago was a temporary measure to deal with illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’, …

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How clean is the cleaner? Why govt is incompetent to clean the FA

BY MICHAEL ASARE BOADU Empire FM (EIB Network) I HAVE read carefully the loud applause from the public towards the government’s decision to completely crash down the structure of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and give birth to a new body to run football in the country.   This development …

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All must be sanitation ambassadors

FOR THOSE who have been victims of the dirty nature of some parts of Accra, a call by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on all to play a role in making Accra a clean city would be very welcome.   Due to uncultured habits, some parts of the capital get …

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Searches for abortion pills have doubled

The new survey puts to question the effectiveness of the ban on abortions in countries like Nigeria. Of the 25 countries with highest search interest in Misoprostol, 11 are in Africa and 14 are in Latin America. The BBC survey further revealed that countries with the strictest laws, where abortion …

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Nigeria, Ghana top online searches for abortion pill – Report

WHILE NIGERIA’S abortion laws are some of the most restrictive in the world, the country ranks top among countries whose citizens are in search of abortion pills, a new survey has revealed. Nigeria and Ghana are the two countries with the highest search interest in Misoprostol, an abortion pill, the …

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Stronger partnerships effective for improved healthcare – First Lady

FIRST LADY Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for increased collaboration among key stakeholders in the health sector towards achieving universal health coverage. Mrs Akufo-Addo has also asked for the intensification of domestic resource mobilisation and improved social mobilisation and health communication to address the social cultural practices that impede positive …

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Health benefits of pawpaw

Papaya helps in digestion It promotes weight loss Regulates menstruation Prevents infections It provides relief from a toothache Has anti-cancer properties It helps in skin care Papaya reduces the symptoms of acne and burns Source: www.dailyheritage.com.gh

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Employees must report employers who don’t pay pension contributions

FOR FEAR of being made out and victimised in work places, some Ghanaian workers remain silent when they are being cheated by their employers. Series of stories published by the DAILY HERITAGE on abuses in work places revealed how some employers fleeced their workers by not only paying them peanuts, …

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Killing in the name of ‘no bed’ must stop

GHANAIANS HAVE over the years complained bitterly about the inhuman practice of turning away dying patients because ‘there is no bed’ in one hospital or the other. This wicked practice has led to the loss of many lives and will continue to claim lives if nothing is done to turn …

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Smiles for mentally-challenged patients in Upper East

WITH THE passage of Ghana’s Mental Health Act in 2012, one would have thought that people with mental health issues would be treated with the utmost respect and dignity as stipulated in Act 846 of the Mental Health Law. Unfortunately, the situation has not changed for the mentally-ill patients in …

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Simple tips for healthy eyes

Know your family’s eye health history Talk to your family members about their eye health history. It’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with a disease or condition since many are hereditary. This will help to determine if you are at higher risk for developing an eye disease …

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Saving our river bodies

FRIENDS OF Rivers and Water Bodies not long ago warned that Ghana risk importing water from other countries if we continue the rampant pollution of our water bodies, particularly, in villages. According to the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), from their research findings, almost all our water bodies across the country are …

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