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Ghana marks World TB Day

World Tuberculosis Day is a day set aside to raise awareness on the burden of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and the status of TB prevention and care efforts. According to the WHO, TB is caused by a bacteria, mycobacterium. Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. IS TB in Ghana? Yes. In 2016, 13,933 adults and 698 ...

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Typhus is making a comeback in Texas — aided by heat, poverty and cats

Source: aolnews.com An old microbial enemy of ours is mounting a quiet comeback in the South, a new study published this month in Emerging Infectious Diseases has found — one aided by poverty, climate change, and cats. Researchers from Texas tallied up reported cases of confirmed or suspected typhus, a broadly defined disease spread by several insects and arachnids, within ...

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National TB control Programme to acquire digital solar panelled X’ray machines

The National TB control Programme is scaling up efforts at detecting TB cases early with digital solar panelled X’ray machines. The Programme is therefore calling for public engagement in sensitising the society to fast track the process of early detection for effective treatment and cure, towards the global strategy to End TB by 2035. These came up at a press ...

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TB ‘spreading’ from infected cows to humans -Reports

There are reports that infected cows transmit Tuberculosis (TB) to human beings through the consumption of cow milk and meat. Confirming this to GBC’s Radio Ghana, the Head of Public Health, Veterinary Service, Dr. Bashiru Kikimoto said for the past three years the Service has not been able to inspect and treat milk at production centres. Dr. Kikimoto cautioned cattle ...

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Boris Johnson announces $18.5M medical equipment package for Ghana

Share Facebook Twitter Google+   From left: Mr Alan Kyerematen, Mr Boris Johnson and Mr Jon Benjamin   The United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Mr Boris Johnson has announced an 18.5 million contract won by Cteq Limited, a British Company to supply medical equipment to nine hospitals currently at various stages of construction in Ghana.The nine hospitals to be equipped include ...

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Don’t Alow Your Food Destroy Your Mood…….6 Tips to Boost Mood and Metabolism.

What you eat can have an effect on your mood and metabolism. Discover what you should eat to boost your energy and spirits. By: Miller Abugail By making a few simple adjustments to your diet, you can elevate your mood and boost your metabolism. The benefits are potentially huge: Maintaining a good mood will help you stick to a healthy ...

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What Your Bowel Movements Tells You About Your Health

By Wadyk Saly It may not be a topic typically talked about at the dinner table or a cocktail party, but most people are actually somewhat obsessed with it. And with good reason: The state of your gastro-intestinal tract (as well as the quality and quantity of its output) is a great barometer of the health of your body. “The ...

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Stopping The Spread Of Germs At Home, Work & School.

Get Vaccinated The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season. The 2012-2013 flu vaccine will protect against 2009 H1N1, and two other influenza viruses (an H3N2 virus and an influenza B virus). Good Health Habits Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your ...

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