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  • USAID outdoors campaign to prevent HIV and AIDS

    August 17, 2017 3:29 PM 3

    USAID in collaboration with the Ghana Football Association and stakeholders in the health sector has outdoored a project dubbed “Protect the Goal” campaign to prevent HIV and AIDS in the country. The campaign illustrates the power of protection and fosters HIV prevention and treatment among the youth through a ‘practice safe sex’ communication strategy

  • 37 Military Hospital temporarily closes down emergency unit

    August 16, 2017 4:09 PM 3

    Health Service 37 Military Hospital temporarily closes down emergency unit This was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Public Relations at the hospital, Commander MA Larbi. He said that the unit will be shut down from August 17, 2017, to enable them to carry out the routine fumigation exercise. The unit is expected to be opened

  • Women’s brains more active than men’s — RESEARCH

    August 15, 2017 10:08 AM 3

    LARGEST functional brain imaging study to date has identified specific brain differences between women and men, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The researchers compared 46,034 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging studies provided by nine clinics, quantifying differences between the brains of men and women

  • Know who you have sex with; you can’t dip your ‘hand’ into any hole

    August 13, 2017 3:46 PM 5

    A medical doctor with the National AIDS Control Programme is advocating for responsible sex to prevent infection and spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Edith Asare Mensah, said the same way a person cannot put his or her hand in a hole without knowing what’s in it, a man or woman should not be having sex with just any kind of partner

  • Norovirus outbreak hits cruise ship passengers

    August 11, 2017 2:48 AM 14

    At least 91 passengers on a cruise ship have been hit by a suspected case of norovirus, Australian authorities say. The virus, a stomach bug, was detected on the first day of the Sun Princess cruise to the South Pacific, a statement by its parent company said. Queensland state health authorities confirmed the cases after the ship berthed in Brisbane

  • Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you

    August 8, 2017 7:33 PM 5

    The Moscow mule - that Instagram-ready cocktail that has surged in popularity in recent years - has only a few ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, lime and ice. But perhaps the most crucial component of the drink is the copper mug in which it's almost always served, beverage aficionados say. Now, public health officials are warning that those mugs could

  • Hepatitis B vaccine shortage caused by manufacturing process problems

    August 8, 2017 10:02 AM 2

    There is currently a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine, which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process, Public Health England (PHE) has announced. A series of measures have now been put in place so that the NHS and other providers can use the available vaccine for those at “highest immediate risk”. The measures, which have been designed

  • Teen 'eaten' by mysterious sea creatures at Aussie beach

    August 7, 2017 1:14 AM 19

    A TEENAGER has been left unable to walk after being "eaten" by unknown sea creatures in the water at a Brighton beach on Saturday night. Sam Kanizay, 16, pulled up sore after playing footy, and suffered gruesome injuries to his lower legs and feet when he went to the beach to ice down at about 6.20pm on Saturday night, the Herald Sun reports. Mr Kanizay

  • Year’s first swine flu death reported in Odisha

    August 5, 2017 2:15 PM 20

    Bhubaneswar: The first death of the year caused by swine flu in Odisha was reported on Saturday. According to reports, an under treatment middle-aged patient died at a private hospital located in the Unit-IV area of the capital city this morning. While the identity of the diseased and the hospital is yet to be established, the death has triggered panic

  • AbbVie Receives U.S. FDA Approval of MAVYRET

    August 4, 2017 9:19 AM 16

    The FINANCIAL -- AbbVie on August 3 announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved MAVYRET (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir), a once-daily, ribavirin-free treatment for adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection across all major genotypes (GT1-6). MAVYRET is an 8-week, pan-genotypic treatment for patients without cirrhosis and who are new to treatment