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Malaria is as deadly as AIDS -Medical Director

Dr Antobre Boateng, the Deputy Eastern Regional Health Director in-charge of Public Health, has expressed worry that some Ghanaians still take malaria for granted. Speaking on the occasion of the World Malaria Day durbar organised by the Regional Health Directorate at Sekesua in the Upper Manya Krobo District, the Deputy Health Director said malaria is as deadly as AIDS and ...

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Why is the Ascension of Jesus so Important to Christians?

Source: crosswalk.com On Good Friday, there was a crucifixion. On Easter Sunday, resurrection. And now, forty days later, ascension. For many Christians and churches, Easter is the end of the celebrating. We tend to forget or just skim over the essential part of the story where Jesus ascended back into heaven. We might even hear that today is Ascension Day ...

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HIV resurfaces in gay, bisexual – Report

The annual number of people newly infected by HIV around the world has dropped in the past 15 years, but the virus has resurfaced in the gay community. That’s according to experts, researchers and human rights defenders belonging to an advocacy platform backed by the UN. Meanwhile, the epidemic has expanded “uncontrolled” in bisexual and other men who have sex ...

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Scientists finally solve type 1 diabetes mystery

Answers to one of the last remaining questions regarding the mechanics of type 1 diabetes has finally been solved by scientists from the University of Lincoln, England. The team of researchers discovered the fifth primary target attacked by the immune systems of those with the rare diabetes form. The team hopes that their research and findings could help in developing ...

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Operation Smile provides free surgery to 154 cleft patients

Some 154 patients with various forms cleft conditions have had their deformities corrected through a free medical operation undertaken by the world acclaimed medical charity, ‘Operation Smile’ at the Volta regional hospital in Ho.The five-day medical operation which had a $36,000 support from uniBank involved a team of 86 medical and non-medical volunteers who worked to put smiles on the ...

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Worsening depression ‘may predict dementia risk’

Symptoms of depression that steadily increase over time in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, scientists have said. Other patterns of symptoms, such as chronic depression, appear not to be linked, a study found. Dutch researchers looked at different ways depression in older adults progressed over time and how this related to any risk. They concluded worsening depression ...

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Gender & Geography affect Physician Compensation- Physician compensation report 2016

Source:blog.curemd.com/ Medscape has conducted another compensation survey, this year speaking with nearly 19,200 physicians in over 26 specialties. Beyond general compensation, this year’s survey also took a look at hours spent with each patient and the rewards and challenges that come with the job. Some of this year’s findings remained consistent from previous years. For instance, the top three earners ...

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Psoriasis Linked to AAA

Source:medpagetoday.com/ ……..Shared inflammatory mechanisms may explain the association Patients with psoriasis — whether mild or severe — are at increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), a Danish nationwide cohort study found. In an analysis adjusted for multiple factors including age, sex, comorbidities, smoking, and medications, the incidence rate ratios for AAA were 1.20 (95% CI 1.03-1.39, P=0.017) for mild ...

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