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FDA seizes over 4000 unregistered tablets of Tramadol

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has referred 21 over-the-counter chemical sellers to the Pharmacy Council for stocking and selling high doses of Tramadol. Nora Narkie Terlabi, the Ashanti Regional head of the FDA told Joy News, the exercise is to regulate the sale of the drug in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. The FDA seized over 4000 tablets which ...

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Glaucoma Association of Ghana appeals for gov’t support

The President of the Glaucoma Association of Ghana (GAG), Mr Harrison Kofi Abutiate, has called on the government to provide the necessary support to the Association to enable it to hold free medical screening for farmers on every Farmers’ Day. He said this will help the Association contribute meaningfully to national development by creating awareness on the dangers of the disease ...

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Is our healthcare system on a time bomb?

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu

A good healthcare system promotes a healthy population, while the breakdown of the system is simply a recipe for low productivity, shorter lifespan for the people, as well as poor health outcomes for the population. In Ghana, the healthcare system swallows a large chunk of resources that go into training, building facilities, stocking them up and remunerating personnel to deliver ...

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MoH urges Ghanaians to keep calm over Lassa Fever

Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister of Health

The Ministry of Health has urged the public to be calm following the death of a 26-year-old man from Lassa fever last week. The deceased was on admission at the Tema General Hospital with general body weakness, severe headaches and profuse vomiting of blood clots. Prior to his admission, he was said to have traveled through the Eastern, Volta and ...

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Progress in eradication of Guinea Worm

In December 2017 the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Kenya, one of the last remaining countries, as free of the Guinea worm disease after three years without recording new cases. Kenya, along with Chad and Ethiopia, was one of last countries that reported cases of a worm infection. Now however Ashok Kumar, deputy leader of the International Certification Team, told ...

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PFAG cautions the public against GMO foods during Christmas festivities.

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has called on the general public to be aware of the the influx of Genetically Modified Organisms(GMO) products into the Ghanaian market irrespective of the negative implications to health and the environment. GMOs are dangerous to health, and are the lead cause of carcinogenic diseases, threat to the environmental  sustainability and threat to ...

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Eat your way to better sleep

Eat your way to better sleep When your sleep is constantly disrupted or you are simply unable to fall asleep with ease, the temptation to turn to sleeping pills is likely to be high. And yet, sleeping pills do not retrain you to sleep properly independent of them and they tend to leave many people feeling unrefreshed in the morning ...

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Role of Oats porridge in maintaining shiny hair

Shinning, soft beautiful hair doesn’t tangle: we all love to have it, but everyone is blessed with a different hair. Luckily, things are quite that simple. The most important fact to remember is that, before beauty, comes health. So a beautiful hair has to be a healthy one. And keeping it healthy depends on more than just washing it. For ...

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Children with cerebral palsy need Government attention

Children with cerebral palsy need Government attention

A care-giver of a child with cerebral palsy has called on the government to facilitate centres for children with cerebral palsy. Mr Emmanuel Asante, Care-giver and grandfather of a five year old girl with cerebral palsy is urging government to facilitate the creation of centres for children with cerebral palsy. He further called for services such as physiotherapy services and ...

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US Task Force Changes Guidelines for Prostate Cancer Screening

NEW YORK (360Dx) – The US Preventive Services Task Force today changed its draft guideline for prostate cancer screening recommen-dations for men between the ages of 55 to 69, saying that those patients should consult with their doctors about getting tested. The USPSTF had recommended in 2012 against such screening, saying the benefits of testing did not outweigh the risks. ...

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