Health

Usain Bolt puts his 'fastest man on the planet' title on the line to race James Corden

100m Race: Usain Bolt vs James Corden & Owen Wilson

IT WAS BRANDED as the race we’ve all been waiting for, but in the end James Corden v Usain Bolt in a car park proved to be a bit of a mismatch; who would have guessed?

It’s not yet known where this victory ranks in the list of Bolt’s career achievements, but storming clear of Corden, Owen Wilson and CBS staff will no doubt be a highlight for the Jamaican sprinter.

He put his ‘fastest man on the planet’ title on the line during an appearance on ‘The Late Late Show’ this week and he provided an emphatic reminder, if any was needed at all, that he is still untouchable. . . .


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Having More Sex Makes Men More Spiritual, Closer To God

A new research suggests sex inspires spirituality and even religious beliefs. Robert Álvarez / Flickr CC BY 2.0

An interesting research has revealed that having more sex increases men's spirituality and belief in God. Apparently, the release of the "love hormone", oxytocin not only promotes social closeness and helps in childbirth, but also triggers increased feelings of religiousness.


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Gov’t constructed University of Ghana Hospital-Kwabena Duffuor insists

Dr. Kwabena Duffuor

The Former Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Duffuor insists that government built the University of Ghana Teaching Hospital and not otherwise.

He indicated that he was personally involved in seeking funds for the construction of the multi million dollar project which is almost complete.

Dispelling allegations that the hospital is not government-owned, he told host of Abusua Nkommo on Abusua 96.5 FM, Kwame Adinkrah that government funded the project through a loan agreement.


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Govt, GMA clash over UG Teaching Hospital

University of Ghana Teaching Hospital

The Ghana Medical Association has dismissed claims by the National Democratic Congress government that it constructed the University of Ghana Teaching Hospital.

President John Dramani Mahama during the highlights of the NDC manifesto in Accra touted the construction of the Hospital among other health facilities as part of his government’s achievements.

But the General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Frank Serebuor in an interview on Abusua FM in Kumasi stated that government only served as a loan guarantor for the construction of the Hospital.


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Hillary Clinton to release additional medical records

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Hillary Clinton waves as she leaves her daughter's

Hillary Clinton will release additional medical information this week, a spokesman said Monday, after her campaign was criticized for waiting to reveal that she had pneumonia.

The 68-year-old Clinton left early from a Sept. 11 ceremony in New York City on Sunday morning, looking unsteady and requiring support to enter a van. The Democratic presidential nominee's doctor later said she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and got overheated at the event, but was "recovering nicely."


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Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

Simone Biles' confidential medical data has been released

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has condemned Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of star US Olympic athletes.

Athletes affected include tennis players Venus and Serena Williams and teenage gymnast Simone Biles.

A group calling itself "Fancy Bears" claimed responsibility for the hack of a Wada database.

After the leak, Ms Biles said she had long been taking medicine for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The hacker group had accused her of taking an "illicit psycho-stimulant", but she said she had "always followed the rules".


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Full AfricaWatch report: Akufo-Addo has cancer

Cover page of AfricanWatch

For some time now, functionaries of Ghana’s main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and their presidential candidate himself, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, have strenuously denied reports in the local media of Akufo-Addo’s ill health and its implications on his ability to rule the country.

In one such denial recently, the 72-year-old NPP presidential candidate said: “God is the one who looks after us all and not the wishes of human beings. I am strong.


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Health Ministry to investigate striking lab scientists’ concerns

Alex Segbefia, Minister of Health

The Ministry of Health has set up a committee to investigate the demands by the striking Ghana Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (GABMLS).

The members of GABMLS laid down their tools on August 22, to highlight their displeasure with government’s non-implementation of the National Health Laboratory policy which they say will help raise the quality of laboratory science practice in the country.

GABMLS has said the Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, should be blamed for the consequences of the strike, including lives that would be lost as a result.


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Businesses urged to incorporate environmental health operations

Dr Bernice Adiku Heloo

Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - The Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Bernice Adiku Heloo has urged stakeholders to incorporate environment health and safety tips into their operations in order to help promote the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Speaking at the maiden launch of the Environmental Health and Safety Awards in Accra, she noted that science and technology has brought in its wake environmental and health challenges through socio- economic activities.


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