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Government of Ghana partners Novartis to improve diagnosis, treatment of sickle cell disease

The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service and other allied agencies, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with global medicines company Novartis to create a new public-private partnership designed to improve the diagnoses and accelerate treatment for people with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). The MoU, makes Ghana the first African country to commit to offering ...

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Abortion was leading cause of death in 2018

With almost 42 million deaths recorded, abortion was the leading cause of death in 2018, according to one worldwide data source. According to the website Worldometers, there are about 125,000 abortions performed every day around the world. As of Monday morning, the site’s running tally showed there were over 41.9 million abortions performed in 2018. That estimate represents a substantial ...

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Police express worry over tramadol abuse

The Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public Relation Officer (DPRO) , Sergeant Gamado Francis has express worry over the abuse of tramadol by the youth especially in the Eastern Region. Mr Gamado explained that most murder cases reported recently involving the youth have been found to have a connection with tramadol abuse. Tramadol is a drug prescribed by medical officers for ...

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Kennedy Agyapong rubbishes medical drones

Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong is not pleased with government’s decision to use dronetechnology to deliver blood and other health supplies nationwide. To him, the deal is a misplaced priority because the country has inadequate ambulances and lacks enough state-of-the-art health centres. “First things first; before you take the drone to deliver the drugs, you ...

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Suspend drones project immediately – Ghana Medical Association

  The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is calling on the government to immediately suspend the planned implementation of a policy that will see to the delivery of blood and other medical supplies to remotes areas using drones. Parliament Thursday approves a $12.5 million deal to contract US-based Fly Zipline International to distribute critical medicals supplies across the country for four ...

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Palpitation hits GHS as Anas set to release another exposé hotter than ‘Number 12’

Waves of tremor are sweeping through the Ghana Health Service (GHS) over internationally acclaimed investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest exposé which is set to be released soon. Investigative Journalist and Ghana’s most feared man Anas Aremeyaw Anas on Friday November 23, 2018, threatened to once again shake the country as he prepares to drop another exposé video which he ...

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Men should start a family before they turn 35 to avoid their children having birth defects or being born prematurely

A study tracking 40million babies found the risk of birth complications start to increase when fathers are in their mid-30s, and significantly rise from the age of 45. For decades women have been told they will put their children at risk if they pursue a career first and leave it until they are older to have a family. But the ...

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Pregnancy gap should be at least a year – researchers

Mothers should wait at least a year between giving birth and getting pregnant again to reduce health risks to mother and baby, a new study says. But researchers say they need not wait as long as the 18 months recommended in the current World Health Organization guidelines. Small gaps between pregnancies risk premature births, smaller babies and infant and mother ...

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Processed meat ‘linked to breast cancer’

Regularly eating foods like bacon and sausages may raise the risk of breast cancer, according to researchers. A review of studies found women who ate high levels of processed meat had a 9% increased risk of the cancer compared with those who ate little of it. The study backs up previous findings of the World Health Organization, which says processed ...

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Women in their 9th month of pregnancy need more sex – Midwife

A Senior Midwife at the Achimota Hospital Maame Akosua Asante says pregnant women in their ninth month of pregnancy need more sex. According to her, there is a hormone in the sperm which helps speed up labour hence her advice. “Women who are almost due for labour need more sex, especially if they have no complications “Sex at this stage ...

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