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Childlessness: Natural fertility drugs to the rescue!

Generally, in the African society, whenever there are problems of infertility among couples, the first person to be suspected is the wife. She may be accused of having done several abortions as a single girl, through which her womb may have been damaged. Yet, she may be innocent, as studies have shown that male factors account for between 20 and ...

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Akwele’s Advise: Heart Attack

Kojo is visiting with his Uncle Kwame.  His Uncle has just finished preparing fufu and palm-nut soup with smoked herring, kako, cow foot, wole and salted beef.   It is not a secret that Uncle Kwame is the best cook in town.  A lot of people love to eat his food.  This day, Kojo is quite upset with him because he ...

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Watch Out… It May Not Always Be The Flu Virus!

An early flu season, complicated by an aggressive strain of a stomach virus, has spread misery across the United States. Boston’s mayor Thomas Menino declared a public health emergency and hospitals in some cities reported their already stretched emergency rooms were filling up with patients. More than 2,200 people have been hospitalized with the flu since October nationwide, according to ...

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Cervical cancer kills more than 2,000 women annually in Ghana

A research conducted by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) had shown that 3,038 women are annually diagnosed of cervical cancer, and 2,006 women die from the disease every year. Globally, 500,000 new cases are diagnosed annually, and 270,000 deaths, accounting for nine per cent of female cancer, are also recorded annually. Dr Nana K.O. Antwi-Agyei, Programme Manager, Expanded Programme on ...

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Never Too Late To Kick The Smoking Habit….You will Still Get Health Benefits

It’s never too late to quit smoking, and researchers have new data to prove it. Even at the age of 64, kicking the habit can add four years to a person’s life, while quitting by age 34 can increase life expectancy by a decade, according to a study published online Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine. After analyzing ...

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Ghana:Death From Stroke Highest In Eastern Region

The 2012 Annual Statistical Report of the Koforidua Regional Hospital has stated that Cardiovascular Accident (CVA) or “stroke” would gradually top the chart of prominent diseases that are causing many deaths in the country. According to the report, CVA topped the ten major causes of deaths recorded at the hospital in 2012 with a figure of 141 representing 14.1 percent ...

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Ghanaian Surgeons In North America Donate To Their Homeland

The Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation (GPSF) of North America donates modern educational tool to the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS) The Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation (GPSF) of North America, the national organization for Ghanaian medical professionals in the United States and Canada, has sponsored a subscription to the world renowned online educational tool “UpToDate” for The ...

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A Cure For HIV/AIDS Found In Ghana?……….

……Meanwhile….Australian scientists are working on a possible cure for the  deadly disease. In what could turn out to be the biggest medical breakthrough in the 21st century, a 46-year-old Ghanaian, Mr Samuel Ato Duncan, has developed a drug he says has the potential to treat HIV/AIDS and other blood related diseases. HIV/AIDS has ravaged mankind for decades, killing 30 million ...

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