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Mamprugu nurse honoured for delivering baby in Accra-Bolga bus

A midwife who delivered a pregnant woman of a baby while on board an Accra-Bolgatanga bus has been honoured by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) of Ghana. Ms Sophia Safia Sulemana, a midwife at the Kunkwa Health Centre in the Mamprugu Moaduri District of the Northern Region was part of the 2017 newly inductees of the N&MC that were ...

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How does diabetes affect children and teens?

In 2017, the National Institutes of Health reported that 208,000 children and teens under 20 years had a diagnosis of either type 1 or type 2 diabetes in the United States. Each year, they say, the prevalence of type 1 increases by 1.8 percent and type 2 by 4.8 percent. From 2011 to 2012, 17,900 people under the age of 20 years received a ...

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Ghana Health Service issues Ebola alert

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has advised the public to intensify preventive measures against the deadly Ebola virus after it resurfaced in DR Congo with five confirmed deaths. The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare indicated that GHS has received an alert from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the virus. “We in Ghana have been ...

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Nigeria Bans Cough Syrup With Codeine After Addiction Outcry

Nigeria has announced a ban on the production and import of cough syrup containing codeine after a BBC investigation into its role in an addiction epidemic. A health ministry spokesman told the BBC remaining stocks in shops could be sold with a prescription. The BBC investigation showed the syrup being sold on the black market to be used by young ...

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FDA cautions against the use of unregistered medical devices

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned members of the Ghana Federation for Traditional Herbal Medicine Practitioners Association (GAFTRAM) against the use of unregistered medical devices, whether imported or locally manufactured. Mr Joseph Yaw-Bernie Bennie, the Head of Medical Devices Department of the Authority, explained that medical devices played critical roles in quality health care delivery, hence the need ...

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Genital Yeast Infections: Not An STD, But Sexually Transmissible?

Genital yeast infections may not be considered an STD, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be transmitted sexually. What do you need to know? Genital yeast infections are not sexually transmitted diseases, but they can be transmitted sexually. Does that sound confusing? Keep reading anyway, because most women have a yeast infection at least once in their lifetimes — and nobody ...

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Home Remedies for Yeast Infections

How effective are home remedies for treating yeast infections? Yeast infections (vulvovaginal candidiasis) are the most common type of vaginal infection after bacterial vaginosis, according to a June 2007 report in the medical journal The Lancet. Vaginal yeast infections are the result of an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans, and less frequently other Candida species, particularly C. glabrata. Treating yeast infections typically requires killing the fungi with antifungal ...

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Politicians urged to patronize healthcare service within the country instead of flying outside – GMA

Vice President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has urged Ghanaian politicians to patronise healthcare service within the country instead of having to fly outside for medical care. Dr Frank Serebuor says Ghana boasts of some of the finest medical practitioners to provide excellent medical attention to its citizenry. He believes the country has some of the modern health facilities ...

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7 Harmful Side Effects Of Baby Pacifiers

Call them binkies, teethers or soothers, the ubiquitous pacifier is the best replacement of your nipples for your baby. In fact, all of us mommies are guilty of putting this little plastic and silicone contrivance in our child’s mouth when we just can’t get them to stop crying! Am I right or am I right? Right. Well, as harmless as ...

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Planning A Second Baby? Know These 11 Things Before You Decide

To bring a new life into the world is one of the most pristine feelings a mother can ever experience. Motherhood brings along determination and motivation, but some things are better understood while you experience them than when someone tells you about them. Pregnancy is a unique experience for every mother. No matter how much you know and have read, ...

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