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  • 'Traumatized' Afia Kobi Nursing trainees reluctant to share tragic accident story

    July 10, 2017 3:00 AM 3

    Source: Ghana I Nhyira FM I Ohemeng Tawiah Surviving victims of last week’s tragic accident involving students of Afia Kobi Nursing Training College in Kumasi say they are traumatized by the incident and are refusing to recount their ordeal to avoid further trauma. The 40-seater bus on which they were travelling on a holiday trip to Lake Bosomtwe somersaulted

  • Fights and sleep loss could lead to inflammation

    July 10, 2017 12:56 AM 9

    A combination of sleep loss and spousal spats could lead to poor overall health in the long run, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Ohio State University found that married couples who had little sleep the night before had higher post-argument inflammation in the body when they quarrel. For every hour of sleep lost, participants' levels of two known

  • Vatican Says Bread for Holy Communion Cannot Be Gluten-Free

    July 9, 2017 8:47 PM 10

    Pope Francis blesses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square at The Vatican. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto) The Vatican last month outlawed gluten-free bread for Holy Communion because there needs to be enough protein in the wheat to make it without additives. Cardinal Robert Sarah of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

  • Oral sex is leading to a rise in untreatable 'gonorrhoea' superbug

    July 8, 2017 2:20 PM 8

    Oral sex and a decline in condom use are reportedly behind the spread. Giving details of studies showing a "very serious situation" with regard to highly drug-resistant forms of the sexually-transmitted disease (STD), WHO experts said it was "only a matter of time" before last-resort gonorrhoea antibiotics would be of no use. "Gonorrhoea is a very smart

  • WHO warns of imminent spread of untreatable superbug gonorrhoea

    July 7, 2017 11:31 PM 5

    LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable "superbug" strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Giving details of studies showing a "very serious situation" with regard to highly drug-resistant forms of the sexually-transmitted

  • How Bad Is Gonorrhea's Resistance to Drugs? Some Cases Are Untreatable

    July 7, 2017 11:11 PM 6

    The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is becoming increasingly more difficult, or at times even impossible, to treat because strains of the bacteria that cause it have become resistant to antibiotics, according to a new report. In the report, researchers looked at data from gonorrhea cases and antibiotic resistance from 77 countries. Of all countries

  • New drugs needed against hard-to-treat gonorrhoea: UN

    July 7, 2017 12:09 PM 5

    New drugs are urgently needed to treat gonorrhea, a sexually-transmitted disease threatening to veer out of control as it develops resistance to existing antibiotics, the UN's health agency said Friday. Nearly 80 million people are infected with the disease every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement. Among these, doctors are finding

  • Oral sex is causing the spread of untreatable 'SUPER gonorrhoea', World Health Organisation warns

    July 7, 2017 11:19 AM 2

    Oral sex is causing the spread of a dangerous gonorrhoea superbug, experts have warned. The untreatable strain of gonorrhoea is rapidly spreading across the world putting millions of lives at risk, the World Health Organisation has warned. Experts said that incurable gonorrhoea has started to spread after becoming resistant to antibiotics, which has been partly

  • Gonorrhea Getting Smarter: Bacteria Is Evolving to Become ‘Impossible to Treat,’ WHO Warns

    July 7, 2017 11:06 AM 2

    Newly evolved strains of drug-resistant gonorrhea are making the sexually transmitted infection impossible to treat, the World Health Organization has warned. become impossible to treat, with the bacteria becoming resistant to all the drugs used to combat the sexually transmitted infection, the World Health Organization has warned. An estimated 78 million

  • What is gonorrhoea? Infection spread through SEX could affect your prostate

    July 7, 2017 8:32 AM 1

    GONORRHOEA is a sexually transmitted infection which is easily passed through people having unprotected sex. Bacteria can enter the rectum, cervix and throat or eyes and cause unpleasant symptoms. Experts are warning now that three people worldwide are infecting with a ‘totally untreatable’ strain of gonorrhoea spread through sex. Gonorrhoea can result