Thursday , February 22 2018

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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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Why the number of Basic School subjects should be reduced

AT THE basic level of education, one issue that comes up strongly is the Intelligence Quotient level of pupils and their attention span during instructional hours. From class one to the final year of Junior High School (JHS) education, many of the pupils are below 15 years. The exceptions are …

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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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Food that hepatitis patients must avoid

Dairy products Dairy foods are extremely hard to digest. Learn the link between liver disease and dairy products. Fruit juices These beverages are high in concentrated sugar. Sugar is a shock to the liver, stresses the digestive process, stresses the pancreas, and it feeds the Hepatitis C virus. Artificial sweeteners …

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Exploitation in prayer camps must stop

THE ABUSE of Ghana’s known status as a religious and secular state by some quack men of God appears to be getting out of hands and ought to be tackled frontally by our religious bodies. Day in, day out, prayer camps and new churches spring up to provide salvation to …

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80% of heart patients are children – Korle-Bu Cardio Center

PHYSICIANS AT the Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra have revealed that 80% of the heart cases recorded is from children. The centre also claims many patients die of heart complications due to the high cost of undergoing a surgery. “There are many who are lost …

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Ghana, Cuba join forces to fight malaria, other diseases

THE VICE President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated government’s desire to eradicate malaria and other mosquito-transmitted diseases. According to him, the government will, therefore, renew discussions with the Cuba government for the establishment of a Biolarvicide factory at Savelugu in the Northern Region. This is for the control of pests and mosquito-transmitted diseases to serve …

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GHS dispels Lassa Fever outbreak scare

THE GHANA Health Service (GHS) has allayed fears of the public on the outbreak of Lassa fever, saying its alert was to create the needed awareness so that precautionary measures would be strictly adhered to. The GHS Head of the Disease Surveillance Unit, Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe, in a media …

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Diseases smoking cause

Lung cancer More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer; it’s responsible for 87% of lung cancer deaths. Your chance of still being alive five years after being diagnosed is less than one in five. Heart …

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The other side of contraceptive

SEX AMONG teenagers has regrettably become inevitable, particularly, in second cycle and tertiary institutions due to several factors not excluding peer pressure. While religion is playing a key role to complement advocacy to ensure abstinence, social pressure is pushing our teenagers into very dangerous life habits. These days, it is …

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Nine natural anti-inflammatory foods needed in your diet

INFLAMMATION CAN be a force for good, but it can also be a force for bad. It’s a natural process that your body relies on in times of need, but it can also leave you in a severe amount of pain. When inflammation spirals out of control, it becomes chronic and …

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