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Over 53,000 abortions recorded in 2017 – Study

FIGURES FROM the Ghana Health Service (GHS) have revealed that 53,114 abortions case were supervised in public health facilities in the country in 2017. Unsafe abortion also recorded 13,918 in the same period as compared to 15,325 cases in 2016, Mr Raphael Godlove Athena, the Chief Executive Officer of Global …

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Women believe pastors more than doctors’ advice -Nurse

BY PHILIP ANTOH    |    philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh THE FOUNDER of Lurel Women Health Foundation and public health nurse at Adabraka Polyclinic, Mrs Cindy Ofori-Appiah, has said many Ghanaian women do not regard medical advice in relation to their health but rather turn to believe advice from pastors. Mrs Ofori-Appiah said …

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Importance of breastfeeding on mothers

A healthier baby The incidences of pneumonia, colds and viruses are reduced among breastfed babies. Gastrointestinal infections like diarrhea which can be devastating, especially in developing countries are also less common. Long-term protection, too Breastfeed your baby and you reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions such as type I …

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90,000 graduates for NABCO great news

IT IS indeed heartwarming to learn that as many as 90,000 applicants of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) Programme have accepted their placements in all seven modules of the programme across the country. NABCO was launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as part of efforts to reduce graduate unemployment. …

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Asthma prevention and effective management

BY OKOENE CHINENYE CYNTHIA ASTHMA IS a lower respiratory track disease; it is a pulmonary obstructive disease. It is also called “Reactive Airway Disease.” Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and broncho-spasm. Asthma is a disease that …

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Let’s stop the discrimination against People Living with Vitiligo

IT HAS become necessary to drum home yet again the need for people to desist from discriminating against Persons Living with Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition characterised by portions of the skin losing their pigment. It occurs when skin pigment cells die or are unable to function. Aside cases of contact …

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AMA must be more aggressive in ensuring every household has a toilet facility

NOVEMBER 19 -World Toilet Day- is fast approaching, but not much positive news can be said about the role of various assemblies in enforcing a key law that enjoins all landlords/ladies to provide tenants with toilet facilities. The World Toilet Day is a day set aside to campaign, motivate and mobilise …

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This tilapia ‘ban’ makes nonsense of the scientific method

BY CAMERON DUODU ON THE face of it, we should be grateful to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development for acting so very fast to save us from the danger that it says threatens our food supply system through the “spread of Tilapia Lake Virus.” According to the Ministry …

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Importance of eating fish

Fish is high in important nutrients It lowers risk of heart attacks and strokes Fish contains nutrients that are crucial during development Increases grey matter in the brain and protects it from age-related deterioration Helps prevent and in treatment of depression, making you a happier person Is the only good …

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ECG officials who sell meters must be exposed

ACQUISITION OF Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) meters continues to be a major challenge to consumers because of the cumbersome nature of the processes for securing a meter. Many consumers have had cause to complain bitterly about the frustrations they go through to acquire a meter even when a valid …

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Ways of preventing wrinkles

Don’t smoke We all know how bad it is for you. There are a million reasons not to smoke, and wrinkled skin is as good of a reason to quit as any. I was a smoker for 7 years during high school and college. I know it’s hard to quit. …

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Let’s prioritise healthcare at various stages of conception-First Lady

THE FIRST Lady and Head of the Rebecca Foundation, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for more focus and attention on the pre-conception and inter-conception stages of maternal care. Mrs Akufo-Addo made this known when she handed over a renovated and refurbished maternity ward facility at the Bawjiase Health Center to …

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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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