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Accept postings to countryside – President to new doctors

President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged 378 newly inducted medical doctors and dentists to accept postings to the countryside where their services are most needed. This, he noted, would enable Ghana’s health care system respond more to the needs of the people, as government worked to improve their service conditions. The …

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Vaginal tightening products pose serious health risk – Gynecologist

An Obstetrician / Gynecologist at the Sunyani Regional Hospital, Dr. James Boakye Fordjour has cautioned women against the use of vaginal tightening products as they pose health risks to them. He said most of these tightening products are corrosive and when used frequently, cause ‘vaginal atresia’, which along with menstrual …

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Kindergarten, P1 entrants to undergo mandatory medical screening

All pupils entering kindergarten and primary one in the 2019/2020 academic year will undergo a mandatory medical screening during admission. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is conducting the exercise in collaboration with the Education Service and other partners. The screening which will begin Tuesday, is aimed at “the early detection of …

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Sekondi-Takoradi, Effia Kwesiminstim hit by Africa Swine Fever outbreak

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis and the Effia Kwesiminstim Municipality have been hit with an outbreak of the Africa Swine Fever. The fever is suspected to have affected the government allocated pigs under the Rearing for Food and Jobs programme. This was captured in a letter addressed to the Minister of Agriculture …

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Vegans and vegetarians may have higher stroke risk

People who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke, a major study suggests. They had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more stokes per 1,000 people compared with the meat-eaters. The research, published in the British Medical …

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Ghana and Saudi Arabia sign loan agreement for health projects

Ghana and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday signed a concessional loan agreement, under the ‘Saudi Fund for Development’ to finance the construction of health projects in the Upper East Region. The loan, among other things, would help to supply the installation of medical equipment to the Adjunct Clinical …

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Microwaves, phones do not cause cancer but…

Mobile phones and microwave ovens are some of the electronic devices that have made life easier and simpler for consumers. However, there are claims that the use of electronic devices such as microwaves, laptops and mobile phones could expose users to cancer and other health complications. According to the Deputy …

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