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1,300 unposted graduates to picket today

File photo Unemployed graduates of the School of Hygiene will this morning picket at the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relation to demand posting.According to the graduates, the ministry has failed to fulfill its promise to address their grievances by January this year.The unposted graduates carried out a similar exercise in October last year.Spokesperson for the group Prince Dzramado told ...

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Air Pollution Linked to Preterm Birth, Billions in Associated Healthcare Costs

…….Lost productivity, medical care for preterm birth over $5 billion by Molly Walker Contributing Writer Ambient air pollution cost the United States $5.09 billion dollars in medical expenses and lost economic productivity related to preterm birth in 2010, researchers said. Of that total, $760 million was attributed to direct medical costs, according to Leonardo Trasande, MD, of New York University ...

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9,700 die of tuberculosis annually

Source: thefinderonline.com It is estimated that over 76,000 Ghanaians are afflicted with Tuberculosis (TB), with more than 9,700 people dying of the disease each year. Mr. Alex Segbefia, Minister of Health, said the disease, although curable, had remained a global menace that afflicted over nine million people each year, of which a third did not have access to treatment as ...

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Sugar Content in Juice for Kids Extremely High, Finds Survey

Source:medpagetoday.com Nearly half of the drinks in the U.K. survey contained day’s worth of sugar in one serving Fruit drinks, including fruit juice and smoothies, marketed to children in the U.K. have extremely high amounts of sugar, according to a new study. Among 203 products that researchers looked at, nearly half contained the entire daily recommended maximum intake of 19 ...

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Over 800 people quarantined in Guinea over Ebola

The medical authorities in Guinea say they have traced hundreds of people who may have come into contact with the Ebola virus after a fresh outbreak left four people dead in the south east of the country. The Reuters news agency is quoting a spokesman for Guinea’s Ebola co-ordination unit talking on state television saying that 816 people from 107 ...

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CSM kills 18 in Northern region

Eighteen people have been confirmed dead in newly recorded cases of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in two neighboring districts of the Northern region- Bole and Sawla-Tuna-Kalba. The deaths have been recorded within a spate of three months, health officials in the region have confirmed. 106 more individuals have also been reportedly infected with the disease. A nurse at the Bole hospital ...

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Chaos in Korle Bu sign of transformation – CEO

….“I also want to be remembered for the transformation. Where a time will come, you and I will enter Korle Bu and you don’t have to know anybody for you to be able to get the services you want. The Chief Executive Officer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Dr. Gilbert Buckle has said the tensions that have engulfed the ...

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Low Testosterone: How Low Can It Go?

By Chris Iliades, MD | Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD for everydayhealth.com Most men don’t need to worry about dangerously low testosterone, but you should know the symptoms. Find out about really low T and its warning signs. As if erectile dysfunction weren’t enough to worry about, low testosterone weighs on the minds of many men. Throughout your life, ...

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