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Though long term effects unknown there is remarkable market push for testosterone use

WASHINGTON — “Are you falling asleep after dinner?” “Do you have a decrease in libido?” “Have you noticed a recent deterioration in your ability to play sports?” “It could be Low-T.” Welcome to the latest marketing push by the nation’s drug companies. In this case, it’s a web page for Abbott Laboratories’ Androgel, a billion-dollar selling testosterone gel used by ...

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Ghana’s leading Maternity Ward Closed Down.

Pregnant women due for delivery at the maternity ward of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital were Saturday redirected to the surgical department because the theatre at that ward had been closed down. Joy News sources said the theatre was shut down due to power failure Saturday. A staff of the hospital who pleaded anonymity confirmed the closure to Joy News. ...

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Dr. Aflakpui wins C$ 113,000 grant for health project

Dr. Benjamin Ernest Aflakpui, the Head of the Physician Assistantship programme at Central University College has won a grant of 113,000 Canadian dollars to implement the first phase of a project dubbed “Equity Health Care Project for Ghana and Africa”. The award winning project uses mobile and e-Learning Solutions to reduce critical health disparities in Ghana. This is a cross ...

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Air Pollution Linked to Artery Hardening, Increased Stroke Risk

U.S. researchers say urban dwellers exposed to the highest levels of fine particulate air pollution had faster hardening of the arteries, putting them at increased risk of stroke, compared to people in less polluted sections of the same city.  The finding adds to a growing body of evidence that residing in polluted urban areas is a risk factor for cardiovascular ...

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Scientists Discover How to Grow New Blood Vessels

Scientists have discovered how heart disease patients with dangerously blocked arteries are able to grow new blood vessels to by-pass the blockage, and keep oxygen-rich blood flowing through their bodies. The discovery is raising the possibility of new treatments for cardiac patients. In people with heart disease, it is not uncommon for new blood vessels to grow around blocked arteries ...

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COMMENTARY ON MALARIA PREVENTION IN GHANA

Ghana celebrated the success story of the hang up campaign which has seen the distribution of more than 12 million treated nets between 2010 and 2012. Perhaps the 1st Lady Mrs Lordina Mahama hit the nail right on the head when she entreated people with the treated nets not to make them a show piece but use them for the ...

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Health Topic for the week:Managing Asthma at Home and at School.

How can I prevent asthma at home? The most important thing you can do is to control asthma triggers. The main asthma triggers that are in your home are dust mites, molds, pollens, pets, cockroaches, and household irritants. Secondhand tobacco smoke may also be a trigger in your home, especially for a child with asthma. How can I protect myself ...

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Doctors recommend HPV vaccine as early as age 9

The idea of giving an HPV vaccine to a girl as young as 9 years old is an  alarming thought for some. “I think that should be something that a person should do after the age of 18  because then they’re conscious of what they’re doing and why they’re doing it,”  one parent says. Others feel it makes sense to ...

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