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672 Roaming mentally challenged to get treatment

Six hundred and seventy-two mentally challenged people who have been roaming the streets in the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions have been identified and earmarked for treatment. The Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Mental Health Department had submitted budgets to the three regional coordinating councils for their treatment …

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New Chinese virus ‘will have infected hundreds’

The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC. There have been 41 laboratory-confirmed cases of the new virus, but UK experts estimate the figure is closer to 1,700. Two people are known to …

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I caught HIV on a one-night stand and now I want to warn you

A Kenyan woman who was infected with HIV is speaking out about the risks of getting infected after she became HIV-positive following a one-night stand. Naomi Ireri, 41, a campaigner who warns youths against rushing into sex, told BBC Swahili how she had only known the man for a week …

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Tano river poisoned, unsafe for drinking – NADMO to public

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has advised all communities along the Tano River from Techiman – Tanoso in the Bono East Region to Chiraa in the Bono Region and Duayaw Nkwanta and Bechem in the Ahafo Region not to drink from the river until further notice because the water …

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2 children allegedly suffocate to death in father’s car

Police in the Ashanti Region are investigating the circumstances under which two children were found dead in their  father’s vehicle in Asawasi. Abdul Aziz Seko and Abdul Gafar, aged 8 and 5, respectively, suffocated after Suleimana Seko allegedly left them locked up in the Toyota Venza, on arrival at his shop …

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33-year-old electrician dies on low voltage lines in Kpando

A 33-year-old electrician has died in an attempt to replace a streetlight on an Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Low voltage (LV) line at Kpando in the Volta Region. The lifeless body of Joseph Ademi, who worked with a private contractor, was found hanging on the pole of the LV line …

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Drinking tea ‘could help you live longer’

Pop on the kettle and pour us a cuppa, because drinking tea at least three times a week could be linked with a longer and healthier life, suggests new research. ‘Habitual’ consumption of tea is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death, potentially extending your life for …

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