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Researchers: Bitter Cassava Related Disease, Konzo, Impacts Brain Function

Konzo is a crippling disease found mostly in Central and East Africa, and affecting mainly children. Now, an international team of researchers has found that it can affect the brains as well as the bodies of its young victims. Konzo is essentially a result of cyanide poisoning. The cyanide comes from a staple food, a starchy tuber called bitter cassava, ...

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Bill Gates lauds Ghana’s immunization system

The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates says he is looking at the possibility of supporting health development and agriculture in Ghana. The world renowned philanthropist is expected to inspect some projects of “The Bill and Melinda Gate’s Foundation on his first private visit to Ghana. At a meeting with President Mahama at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, the second richest ...

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Stop the discrimination against TB patients – Dr Enimil

Dr. Anthony Enimil, a Paediatric Tuberculosis (TB) Specialist, has cautioned the public to desist from discriminating against patients suffering from Tuberculosis (TB). Subjecting them to such treatment, he said, was unhelpful to the fight to bring down the infection. Dr. Enimil was speaking at a press briefing in Kumasi to herald this year’s World TB Day celebration, which falls on ...

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Volta Regional Health Director accuses journalist

The GH¢200,000 alleged fraud at the Volta Regional Hospital, (VRH) has taken an interesting twist with the Regional Director of Health, Dr. Jospeh Nuetey, making wild bribery allegations against the Daily Graphic  reporter who first broke the story. The doctor who said he was disappointed and unhappy about the story and the reporter, Victor Kwawukume, described journalists in the Volta ...

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How Food Affects Blood Sugar

……………………………………..Trying to control your blood sugar? Learn which foods contribute to high blood sugar and which ones should be included in a low glycemic diet. If you or a loved one has diabetes, you know how important it is to stay in control of your blood glucose (sugar). Normally, the body is able to regulate blood glucose levels effectively by ...

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Brazilian worker survives iron bar piercing skull

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A 24-year-old construction worker survived after a 6-foot metal bar fell from above and pierced his head, doctors said Friday. Luiz Alexandre Essinger, chief of staff at Rio de Janeiro’s Miguel Couto Hospital, said doctors successfully withdrew the iron bar from Eduardo Leite’s skull during a five-hour surgery. “He was taken to the operating room, ...

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One Weird Trick to Stay Asleep All Night

Boston) – Did you know that people who get enough sleep (about 7-9 hours a night) are more likely to have higher productivity, feel more energetic throughout the day, and experience less stress? Sleep is crucial for concentration, memory formation, and repairing and rejuvenating the cells of the body. Both mentally and physically, a good night’s sleep is essential for ...

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Simple Test for River Blindness Developed

Diagnosing the tropical parasitic illness Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, might soon be as easy as testing a urine sample. Such a simple test would permit more effective diagnosis and treatment of a disease that now afflicts nearly 18 million people around the world. People call Onchocerciasis “river blindness” because it’s caused by the bite of a parasitic-worm-infected black ...

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