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  • Mosquito repellent coils pose health hazard

    October 31, 2017 1:46 PM 18

    Kumasi, Oct 31, GNA – The use of mosquito repellent coils could be hazardous – has the potential to cause acute respiratory infections (ARI), a study conducted by the Department of Environmental Science of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has concluded. It indicated that the base material for production of the repellent

  • Mental Health First Aid class offered

    October 30, 2017 1:01 PM 7

    Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital will partner with the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan to offer an Adult Mental Health First Aid course. The class will be held 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the DeWitt Building of Zeeland Community Hospital, 8333 Felch St. The eight-hour training course is designed to give members of the community

  • Food Drugs Authority sensitizes market women on food safety

    October 29, 2017 1:27 PM 21

    Agona Swedru, Oct 28, GNA - The Central Regional branch of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has organised an educational programme to sensitise Swedru Mandela Market Women on food safety and security. The FDA as part of the activities marking” safety food week” celebration this year also organised a clean-up exercise at the Mandela market. Mr John Odia Tettey

  • Help comes to children with cleft

    October 27, 2017 1:10 PM 5

    Koforidua (E/R), Oct 27, GNA – Free cleft surgeries are to be performed on children with the birth defect at the Koforidua Regional Hospital from November 02 to November 13. This is being organized by the management of the facility in partnership with “Operation Smile” an NGO. A press release from the hospital said parents of children admitted after

  • DFID Country Director inspects projects

    October 27, 2017 12:56 PM 21

    The Country Director of the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (UK), Mr Philip Smith, has visited some projects being carried out by BasicNeeds-Ghana in Accra. The tour is to enable Mr Smith to familiarise himself with some of the DFID-funded projects in Ghana, having recently taken over the administration of DFID in the country

  • GAMA-SWP extends hand-washing to churches

    October 27, 2017 4:41 AM 14

    The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area – Sanitation and Water project (GAMA-SWP) has embarked on training in hand-washing in some churches in Accra to promote hygiene among the people. The training which is being held in 55 churches across the 11 selected metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) of the GAMA-SWP operational areas forms part of the observation

  • Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 124

    October 24, 2017 5:57 PM 7

    The death toll from Madagascar's plague outbreak has reached 124, officials said Tuesday, as they cautiously welcomed a slowdown in infections. The highly contagious plague has caused alarm across the poor Indian Ocean island since August, spreading to the capital Antananarivo and other cities. "There is a decrease in the number of people admitted to hospital

  • Rare Marburg virus disease kills at least one on Uganda-Kenya border as WHO helps contain disease

    October 22, 2017 8:50 AM 8

    The World Health Organization has said it is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) that has appeared in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya. At least one person is confirmed to have died of MVD and several hundred people may have been exposed to the virus at health facilities and at traditional burial ceremonies in Kween District

  • How A Fitness Tracker Could Save Your Life

    October 18, 2017 1:05 AM 17

    Trending News: How An Apple Watch Saved This Man's Life An alert on James Green's Apple Watch notified him that something was wrong and it turned out, something was. Besides the fact that you don't really need a watch anyway, smartwatches do have some cool functions like fitness tracking, taking calls and oh yeah, saving your life. James Green, a 28-year-old

  • Exercise regularly to avoid premature death

    October 16, 2017 12:38 PM 21

    Accra Oct 15, GNA - Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Accra, has entreated the youth not to abandon the culture of exercising but rather do their best to embark on regular exercises to be in sound health. He said young people should take exercise as part of their way of living in order to live long to contribute their