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8 things that could help you stop snoring

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Let’s get real: snoring’s not a great habit. It’s annoying, it doesn’t scream attractive and it can get in the way of your precious sleep. Which is why the people at Sleepy People have outlined eight snoring remedies that could be the answer to all your sound asleep woes. 1. Try different sleep positions Sleeping flat on your back is considered the worst position ...

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Managers urged to ensure annual medical examination of staff

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The Head of the Occupational Health and Safety Department of the Koforidua Regional Hospital,  Akofa Adika-Bensah, has called on managers of business entities and labour unions to institute annual medical examination policies for workers. She said such a policy would help to protect the lives of workers against sudden deaths and help their organisations to maintain a healthy staff. Mrs ...

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Pantang Hospital staff threaten sit down strike on Monday

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Staff of the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital have threatened a sit-down strike from Monday if the government fails to take action against private developers encroaching on the hospital’s land. The staff have also served notice that they will down tools and hit the streets if the situation isn’t addressed by Wednesday. The head of the staff at the hospital, Elvis Akuamoah, stated that the ...

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Ghana pledges US$ 200,000 to UNAIDS

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Ghana has pledged US$ 200 000 to support the work of UNAIDS. The pledge was made at the close of the 40th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB), which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 27 to 29 June 2017. Speaking in his role as Chair of the PCB for 2017, the Minister of Health of Ghana, Kwaku ...

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Transport of pigs to be banned after swine fever outbreak

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The Veterinary Services Department intends to ban the transfer of pigs following reports of an outbreak of Swine fever in parts of the country. According to the department, data available to them indicates that some pig farms in the Ashanti Region have been affected. There has also been a reported case of swine fever in the Greater Accra Region, which ...

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Oral sex producing unstoppable bacteria

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Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible. The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics. Experts said the situation was “fairly grim” with ...

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Donor partners will withdraw funds for immunization exercise – NGOs in Health

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

Donor partners will soon withdraw their funding for immunisation exercise in the country, Ms Evelyn Bema Darkwah, the Vice President of the Brong-Ahafo Regional Chapter of the Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health has hinted. This, she said, was because successive governments had failed to demonstrate true political will and commitment to improve on national immunisation. Interacting with Mr Kwaku ...

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Parliament approves GH¢2.2m for NHIS

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health

Parliament has approved the formula for the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for 2017. A total of 2.2 million Ghana Cedis has been allocated to the NHIS which has struggled in recent times due to delays in the release of funds, forcing service providers owed by the Scheme to withdraw their services. Speaking to Citi News’ Duke Mensah Opoku, ...

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First Lady calls for support for adolescent reproductive health

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The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for the need for a resolute and cooperative leadership comprising the family, community, educationists, health professionals and religious leaders in Africa to help in addressing adolescent reproductive health on the continent. This according to her, would “certainly position Africa to achieve its demographic dividend”. The First Lady made the call at the ...

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Abankro residents, Ejisuman SHS benefit from free breast screening 

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In furtherance of its core objective of securing a breast cancer free generation in the medium-to-long term, Breast Care International, has once again freely screened over one thousand students of the Ejisuman Senior High School, in the Ashanti region. In attendance was Breast Care International (BCI) President, Dr. Breatrice Wiafe Addai, who in a post screening interview, told journalists in ...

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