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Study Links Early Baldness to Prostate Cancer in African Americans

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — New research finds a link between early baldness and cancer of the male reproductive gland known as the prostate. The study involved African-American men, a group at particularly high risk of prostate cancer. At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be an obvious connection between prostate cancer and baldness. But University of Pennsylvania researcher Charnita M. ...

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Sankofa:TWO YEARS OF JUBILEE FIELDS OPERATION: 2011 AND 2012

On 21st December, 2012, I released a short article titled “The Jubilee Fields: Losses Suffered by Ghana.” It was carried by a number of websites all over the world before it was blocked by some unknown person/s if one googles for it. For the benefit of those who did not have access to read it, they can follow the link ...

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Boeing CEO Urges FAA to Return 787 to Service,

WASHINGTON — Boeing Co. Chief Executive Jim McNerney on Thursday urged regulators reviewing battery problems on the company’s grounded 787 passenger jet to let the plane back into service, saying he was confident the redesigned battery was safe.        He would not specify when he expected the jet to be flying customers again other than saying “sooner rather than later.” ...

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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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Madam Ekwam challenges Justice Kpegah

A leading member of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Madam Rosemary Ekwam, has dared the retired Supreme Court Judge, His Lordship Justice Kpegah, to a debate over an allegation that he was influenced by close associates of Mr. Kwame Pianim to rule against her in the case between her and Mr. Kwame Pianim. Speaking to this paper in an exclusive ...

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Hundreds Demonstrate Over Chicago School Closures

Nearly 130 Chicago school teachers and other supporters have reportedly been detained as they protested against plans to shut 54 city schools. At a rally before the march, which drew hundreds of supporters, the leader of the Chicago Teachers Union was quoted as labelling the closures “racist”. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the move was necessary to tackle a $1bn (£660m) ...

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Ghana: Going to hospital to die..by Benedicta Baka

As a citizen of Ghana, I’m beginning to wonder whether there is any safety at all for citizens of this country.I still remember when my father was transferred from the Atoa government hospital to the Korle-bu Teaching hospital for further treatment after he was diagnosed of cancer of the lungs. I was getting ready to go and meet him and ...

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Mahama desperately fights to keep his job….*Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.

President John Dramani Mahama’s application to the Supreme Court seeking clarification on specific issues to be determined in Nana Akufo-Addo’s contestation of the legitimacy of the former’s presidency, shockingly demonstrates a pathetic lack of appreciation for electoral democracy. It also, more than anything else, underscores the desperate struggle of the former Atta-Mills lieutenant to saving his blighted and heavily damaged ...

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