Health

Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

Sudden cardiac arrest is associated with sexual activity far more often in men than women, research suggests. But sex is a rare trigger for sudden cardiac arrest. Only 34 out of the 4,557 cardiac arrests examined occurred during or within one hour of sexual intercourse and 32 of those affected were men. Sumeet Chugh, of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, said ...

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Veterinary doctors demand payment of arrears, postings

Members of the Junior Veterinary Surgeons Association, are asking the Ministry of Agriculture and the Veterinary Council to post them to enable them resume work. They are also demanding the payment of their allowances which are in arrears. Members of the Association are livid over what they say is the calculated attempt to delay the posting of three batches of ...

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Christ Apostolic Church donates ambulances to three hospitals

The Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI) has presented three ambulances to three hospitals at a ceremony in Accra. The beneficiaries are the 37 Military Hospital in the Greater Accra, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Region, and the Sunyani Governmental Hospital in the Brong Ahafo Region. The presentation was done at CACI Centenary anniversary church service held at the ...

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GMA threatens gov’t over market premiums

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has warned the government that its members will “begin series of action” if it fails to fully implement the unresolved concerns regarding their market premiums and reduced pensions. It has since given the government a 5-month ultimatum to address the matter. Doctors across the country in 2015 embarked on a nationwide strike that lasted a ...

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Gov’t’s neglect of jobless doctors, dentists worrying – GMA

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has expressed concerns over what they describe as government’s neglect of qualified doctors and dentists across the country. According to the Association, government’s refusal to post qualified doctors and dentists across the country is taking a toll on Ghana’s health care delivery system. Speaking at the 59th Annual General Conference of the (GMA) in Kumasi, ...

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1st Nutrition Conference: N/Region leads in stunted growth

The Northern Region leads the country in stunted growth amongst children under five years. The percentage of stunted growth in the region is 36, which is far above the national figure of 22 percent. This was revealed at the 1st Northern Regional Nutrition conference in Tamale organized by SNV, a Dutch development organization working on the Voice for Change Partnership program. ...

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Okudzeto donates medical equipment to Battor Catholic Hospital

Management of the Battor Catholic Hospital in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region took delivery of some vital medical equipment following a response to their appeal to the Member of Parliament for the area, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa. It was all joy and relief for staff and patients of the hospital upon receipt of medical equipment; ranging from two sets of ...

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Gov’t must focus on mental health – Asantehene

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called on government to prioritize mental healthcare in Ghana. He said mental health cannot be relegated to the background as had been done over the years amid the rising cases of mental disorder. The Asantehene made the call in a speech read for him at the 59th annual conference of the Ghana Medical ...

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Advertisement of herbal drugs for ‘incurable’ diseases worrying – FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has expressed worry about the manner in which herbal medicine practitioners advertise cure for all kinds of incurable diseases in the media. Upper East Regional Director of the FDA, Mr. Zakaria Braimah, disclosed this in an interview with Citi News in Bolgatanga. “We are worried about the manner that some herbal practitioners go on ...

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FOCOS to host renowned sports medicine, arthroplasty surgeon

FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital will host renowned US Sports Medicine and Arthroplasty (joint replacement) Surgeon, Dr. Michael Maynard and his team from the Hospital of Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, from 21st to 25th November, 2017, at their facility in Pantang, Accra. The renowned Orthopedic Surgeon, on his third mission trip to Ghana, will run a clinic and conduct specialized ...

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