Pork business picks up in Kumasi

Pork business picks up in Kumasi

For many years Dakwodwom, a suburb of Kumasi, used to be the only hub for pork-selling business in the Metropolis. Forty-year-old Maame Yaa’s pork shed used to have a long-winding queue. She is one of the oldest pork sellers in

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Health Ministry to begin nationwide vaccination from tomorrow

Health Ministry to begin nationwide vaccination from tomorrow

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service will commence a nationwide vaccination exercise from tomorrow [Monday]. The exercise will run until Sunday and is being undertaken as part of the Africa Vaccination Week and Child Health Promotion

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Tramadol abuse: 48 shops in Sunyani to face sanctions

Tramadol abuse: 48 shops in Sunyani to face sanctions

The Brong Ahafo Regional Office of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has seized more than 1,200 capsules and 280 tablets of Tramadol tablets from 48 chemical and pharmacy shops. The tramadol used to treat moderate to severe pain, was seized because

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Teenager remanded for trading in tramadol

Teenager remanded for trading in tramadol

A 19 year old electronics repairer suspected to be involved in narcotic trading has been remanded into prison custody by the Juaso Circuit Court. Justice Boansi who pleaded not guilty to trading in controlled sedative drugs would reappear before the

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Pressing babies’ heads to obtain ‘better’ shapes damages brain – Neuroscientists

Pressing babies’ heads to obtain ‘better’ shapes damages brain – Neuroscientists

Neuroscientists at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) are calling on women to stop pressing the heads of newborn babies in order to change the shape of the heads of such babies. According to the scientists, such practices affect the

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2 Bolga Hospital staff hot for extorting money from pregnant women

2 Bolga Hospital staff hot for extorting money from pregnant women

The Upper East Regional Health Director, Dr. Winfred Ofosu, has warned health facilities and medical staff against demanding monies from pregnant women before rendering health care services. According to Dr. Ofosu, the Regional Health Directorate has sanctioned two medical officers

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Police demolish popular tilapia eatery at East Legon

Police demolish popular tilapia eatery at East Legon

The Accra Regional Police Command has said it will carry out more demolishing exercises in the capital city in the coming days as part of efforts to clean the city. The Accra Regional Director of Operations, Superintendent Kwesi Ofori, said

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Taking painkillers during pregnancy may harm baby’s future fertility – Study

Taking painkillers during pregnancy may harm baby’s future fertility – Study

Pregnant women who take painkillers could be harming the fertility of their unborn child, and even that of future generations, a new study has showed. Researchers from Edinburgh University looked at the effects of paracetamol and ibuprofen on samples of

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Ghana: Where it is ok to smoke freely in public, make others sick

Ghana: Where it is ok to smoke freely in public, make others sick

It is 10 pm in a popular bar in one of the major suburbs in Accra’s but it is as though the sun just settled. Yes, it is the Easter Holidays and many people are out here to shed some

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[Photos + Video] Bongo District Hospital: Patients share beds, ‘container’ used as morgue

[Photos + Video] Bongo District Hospital: Patients share beds, ‘container’ used as morgue

The Bongo District Hospital in the Upper East Region has no children’s ward. Both children and adults on admission are kept in the same ward,especially children and their mothers. This, the hospital administrator, Dr. William Dugu says has caused congestion

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