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Empower community nurses – Lecturer 

Health Institutions have been tasked to revisit the practice of training more community nurses to visit various homes, work places and schools to promote preventive diseases as well as good environmental practices. Government has also been urged to empower these nurses with the needed resources so that they could discharge their community work effectively in order to prevent the outbreak ...

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New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus – making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi. The International Aids Society said ...

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Pharmaceutical Society cautions against abuse of Tramadol

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana has cautioned against the proliferation and abuse of Tramadol, an opioid analgesic. “The most recent form, as being speculated in the media and as our findings have shown, is the high doses of Tramadol (200mg/250mg) popularly called Tramol among the youth. “Even though Tramadol is an approved drug for the management of pain, the strengths ...

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Kumasi Academy adopts measures to prevent Meningitis outbreak

Authorities at the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region say they have adopted measures to prevent meningitis related deaths this academic. According to authorities, part of the control measures was to decongest the dormitories to reduce overcrowding. Authorities have also engaged the services of personnel from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to manage the ...

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Chronic fatigue therapy ‘could help teenagers’, study says

A training programme tested on children with mild or moderate chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can reduce fatigue and increase attendance at school, a small study from the University of Bristol suggests. The Lightning Process, a type of brain therapy, was used alongside specialist medical care. But ME charities said they did not recommend or endorse the process. The NHS currently ...

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Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia does not mean you have a split personality or automatically become violent, a mental health charity has warned. Rethink Mental Illness said a survey of 1,500 people showed that the condition is widely misunderstood. Schizophrenia commonly causes hallucinations, such as hearing voices, or delusions and can make people lose interest in life. But it should not be “a dirty ...

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IMANI Ghana identifies sustainable financing for NHIS [Report]

Policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, has in a new report identified some potential to funding sources to revamp the National Health Insurance Scheme which has been saddled with huge debts. The report released by IMANI Ghana titled: “Reforming the National Health Insurance; Pathways to sustainable healthcare financing” made a number of recommendations including focusing on the poor, while encouraging those with ...

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Funding NHIS with tobacco, alcohol taxes won’t prevent diseases – UK Lecturer

A public health promotion expert and lecturer at the University of West London in the UK, Dr. Da Costa Aboagye, has lauded the proposal by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) boss for the scheme to be funded with ‘sin taxes’, but has also raised questions about the application of the funds to medical services. The sin tax, which is ...

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10 Amazing health benefits of Vitamin C

Wanna get healthier? Then you’ll need lots of vitamin C! In this article, Beauty and Tips takes a look at the amazing health benefits of vitamin C. Vitamins are essential. In a nutshell, your body – as fabulous as it is! – cannot produce these essential vitamins by itself. IKR. But this just means you have to go hunting for ...

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We don’t have enough doctors to support KATH – Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health will not be able to provide the full complement of doctors needed for the running Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in the Ashanti Region. The Ministry has said the hospital will possibly have to make do with the about half that number in the meantime. The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital suspended new emergency admissions following an acute ...

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