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Cosmetic surgery on the rise

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2018.This total means that there were almost a quarter of a million more procedures in 2018 than in 2017.Cosmetic surgical procedures have been on the …

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Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?

Mushrooms are a much-loved ingredient in cuisines around the world. They are nutritious and especially rich in antioxidants, which protect cell health. Researchers are now asking whether mushrooms can also protect against cognitive decline. Mushrooms are fascinating. Although some are edible and grocery stores sell them in their “vegetable” aisles, …

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NADMO alert: High temperature causing heat exhaustion

The National Disaster Management and Organisation has warned Ghanaians to prepare for what it calls heat exhaustion across the country due to current high temperatures. According to NADMO, symptoms of heat exhaustion may include heavy sweating and rapid pulse, a result of the body overheating. In a statement, NADMO explained …

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KATH contaminated blood probe not transparent – Family rejects findings

The family that first raised the alarm of possible blood contamination at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) blood bank has said the probe that cleared the hospital of claims that it gave out blood with HIV and Syphilis was not transparent. In a statement following the pronouncement by the five-member Independent Committee …

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One constituency one ambulance in 2019 – Akufo-Addo promises

President Nana Akufo Addo has announced a game-changing tactic to solve the ambulance deficit in Ghana’s health sector. According to him, every constituency will get an ambulance in the early part of 2019.  That will raise the number of ambulances in the country to at least 275, a significant increase …

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Robbing the Sick: ‘My daughter died over delay in payment of ¢108’

Parents of a 16-year-old student who died at the Tamale Teaching Hospital is blaming health officials there for the death. They claim they demanded “processing fee” before they treat the girl. Her parents claim she was anemic. Her mother, Amaama Yakubu said, the health officials demanded GHȻ108 as processing fee …

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