GHANA TO DISTRIBUTE BLOOD, DRUGS WITH DRONES – BAWUMIA.

GHANA TO DISTRIBUTE BLOOD, DRUGS WITH DRONES – BAWUMIA. The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said that Ghana will by September 2018 use drones to distribute blood and other essential medicines to remote parts of the country as part of efforts to ensure quality healthcare delivery. Speaking at the 2018 Annual Health Summit in Accra, the Vice President said the government would sign a Memorandum of Understanding this week to put the technology into effect. “By the grace of God; there are ongoing discussions, we are looking at innovative ways to deliver blood supplies as well as essential medicines to remote areas. As the rains come in, some areas

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BABY’S DAD BROUGHT GHS533 BILL 2-HRS AFTER DOCTOR CUT OXYGEN.

BABY’S DAD BROUGHT GHS533 BILL 2-HRS AFTER DOCTOR CUT OXYGEN. It has emerged that the father of a nine-week-old baby, who died at the St. Gregory Hospital in Kasoa over a GHS533 bill, managed to rush to the health post with the money just two hours after the little patient died after a doctor had ordered that his oxygen supply be cut, correspondent Richard Mireku reported on Wednesday, 11 April 2018.Little Prosper had been on admission at the hospital since 5 March due to difficulty in breathing, until his death three weeks later.Before the Doctor on duty pulled the plugs on the oxygen machine, his mother, Sefakor, had said the

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MALE CONTRACEPTIVE PILL IS SAFE TO USE AND DOES NOT HARM SEX DRIVE, FIRST CLINICAL TRIAL FINDS.

MALE CONTRACEPTIVE PILL IS SAFE TO USE AND DOES NOT HARM SEX DRIVE, FIRST CLINICAL TRIAL FINDS. male contraceptive pill has been developed which is effective, safe and does not harm sex drive, scientists have announced. In what has been described as a “major step forward”, the drug was successfully tested on 83 men for a month for the first time. So far efforts to create a once-daily pill to mimic the mainstream female contraceptive have stalled because men metabolise and clear out the hormones it delivers too quickly. It means temporary male contraception has relied on condoms alone, with the main hopes for future contraceptive developments resting on a

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GHANA TO BAN SHISHA SMOKING BY MID YEAR.

GHANA TO BAN SHISHA SMOKING BY MID YEAR. Smoking of shisha and electronic cigarette will be banned in Ghana by the middle of the year, Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. The GHS says it is collaborating with the Ministry of Health to place an outright ban on the two substances. It will also partner the Food and Drugs Board to make stiff laws that will fast track the process of the ban. According the GHS, shisha, which is mixed with flavourings such as mint, is more “harmful than cigarette”. Speaking at the World Conference on Tobacco held in Cape Town, South Africa, Principal Research Officer at the Service, of

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GERMAN NURSE CHARGED WITH 97 MORE MURDERS AT HOSPITALS.

GERMAN NURSE CHARGED WITH 97 MORE MURDERS AT HOSPITALS. BERLIN — A German nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said Monday. The new indictment against Niels Hoegel was expected after officials said in November that he may have killed more than 100 patients in total. He worked at a clinic in Oldenburg from 1999 to 2002 and in nearby Delmenhorst from 2003 to 2005. Hoegel was convicted in 2015 of two murders and two attempted murders in Delmenhorst and was given a life sentence. During his trial,

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CONTROVERSIAL SUGAR INDUSTRY STUDY ON CANCER UNCOVERED.

CONTROVERSIAL SUGAR INDUSTRY STUDY ON CANCER UNCOVERED. (CNN)An old study is now shedding new light on the sugar industry’s controversial past, and its secrets are being revealed in a new paper. The 1960s study, which suggests a link between a high-sugar diet and high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats, was sponsored by the sugar industry, according to the perspective paper published in the journal PLOS Biology on Tuesday. Yet the study itself was never published and has been forgotten until now. “All we know is that the plug got pulled and nothing got published,” said Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and a co-author of

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THESE TWO AFRICAN CITIES HAVE THE WORLD’S LARGEST MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

THESE TWO AFRICAN CITIES HAVE THE WORLD’S LARGEST MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. Untreated mental health is a global reality. Black men with depression are being failed by mental health care. If you are in search of that city in the world where you can boast of low mental health issues to enjoy your fat bank balance, then the worst place to find it is Abidjan. Global statistics on mental health has ranked Abidjan(Cote D’Ivoire) and Lagos(Nigeria) as the cities with the highest number of mental health issues. Mental health problems are on the rise worldwide, with stress being a trigger and contributing factor towards this increase. The research titled the 2017 Global

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ACCELERATING ADVANCEMENTS IN AFRICA’S HEALTH SYSTEMS

ACCELERATING ADVANCEMENTS IN AFRICA’S HEALTH SYSTEMS. As Head of Operations and Partnerships, Global Public Health (GPH) at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Alma Scott is working to establish an on-the-ground presence in Africa and key countries in Latin America and Asia, in order to deliver on the company’s GPH strategy to address infectious disease threats and help the most vulnerable in the world. This mission is based on J&J’s belief that it is not enough to create a new medicine, vaccine or diagnostic if those life-saving drugs or devices are not affordable or within reach of those who need them most. Scott’s team focuses on addressing challenges in resource poor-settings and finding innovative solutions to

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19 WORST HABITS FOR YOUR HEART

19 WORST HABITS FOR YOUR HEART. A healthy heart is the key to a healthy body, because after all, the health of the heart determines our ability to stay alive. According to statistics, more than 1 in every 3 American adults are diagnosed with cardiovascular ailments. And the biggest reason behind this extremely sad ratio is unhealthy lifestyles and heart-damaging habits. However, there’s no reason to despair because these bad habits can be easily altered to make a huge difference to the health of your heart. You simply have to make some healthy lifestyle changes and your heart will be youthful once again. Here, take a look at the worst

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FIRST PENILE IMPLANT SURGERY IN GHANA BY GHANAIAN SURGEON

FIRST PENILE IMPLANT SURGERY IN GHANA BY GHANAIAN SURGEON. Peace and Love Hospital and Derry Court Medical Practice in collaboration with Dr. Samuel Amanamah specialist Sexopathologist with Kumasi South Hospital, performed the first penile implant surgery by a Ghanaian in Ghana. The surgery which took place at Peace and Love Hospital, Kumasi, was done by a 4 member team; Dr. Samuel Amanamah, Dr. (Mrs.) Beatrice Wiafe Addai, Mr. Kofi Owusu Gyimah, Madam Esther Antwi. Dr. Samuel Amanamah, who led the team was elated and remarked that “this was a dream come true,that Ghanaians can now access this treatment in Ghana” Erectile dysfunction is a silent “emotional killer” which plaques half

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FACEBOOK LIVE NURSE TRUDY IS BACK TO WORK AND WE HOPE SHE’S LEARNT HER LESSON

FACEBOOK LIVE NURSE TRUDY IS BACK TO WORK AND WE HOPE SHE’S LEARNT HER LESSON. This is Trudy Ewurama Marcel. IMAGE: TRUDY EWURAMA MARCEL/FACEBOOK She’s the nurse who got suspended together with her friend for going LIVE on Facebook while on duty. In an interview later with Kofi TV, Trudy indicated that she has regretted her action and vowed not to repeat such an act again if she gets another job. Luck seems to be on her side as she’s been reinstated by her hospital. In a post on Facebook, Trudy indicated that she’s learnt patience, perseverance and dedication. She went further to thank God for getting her job back. It’s however unclear

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