Health

Psychiatric nurses call off strike

Psychiatric Nurses

Nurses at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital have called off their one-week strike after a meeting with stakeholders on Monday, November 7.

According to the nurses, they will resume work on Tuesday, November 8, having been satisfied with assurances as well as supply of logistics to the country’s foremost psychiatric hospital.

The nurses began an indefinite strike on Monday, October 31 after complaining of “shortage of essential medications” required for psychiatric management, among other reasons.


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Ghana finds potential HIV cure

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The Centre of Awareness has disclosed that it has found a potential cure for HIV/AIDS following ten years of research into plant medicines in Ghana.

According to the founder of the centre, Dr Samuel Ato Duncan, the drug named COA has been scientifically tested and seen to be efficacious and safe for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Dr Duncan disclosed this at a presentation on the drug at the Physicians and Surgeons auditorium in Accra on Wednesday, 5 October 2016.


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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

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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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