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  • European rights court backs UK on allowing sick baby to die

    June 27, 2017 11:22 PM 6

    STRASBOURG, FRANCE (AFP) - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday (June 27) said it concurred with a British decision to withdraw life support for a baby with a rare genetic disease. Two weeks earlier, the Strasbourg-based ECHR issued an interim ruling, binding on the British government, that doctors should keep providing treatment for 10-month-old

  • Bird flu outbreak in Mpumalanga confirmed

    June 27, 2017 7:22 AM 14

    "This is the first time we have had this disease in South Africa and we are disappointed,” the association’s CEO Kevin Lovell says. The deadly disease has been confirmed on a commercial laying farm as well as a broiler breeder farm, but only affects about 1% off the eggs consumed in South Africa. "So the impact is minimal but if it continues to spread

  • Free HIV testing for students

    June 26, 2017 12:14 PM 15

    In honor of National HIV Testing Day, the UNF LGBT Resource Center and the Department of Health Promotion is teaming up to offer students free HIV testing on June 27. The testing comes days after a study came out saying that Jacksonville has the third highest HIV/AIDS rates in the country. Jacksonville is behind Miami and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 2014, 6,553 people

  • Ambassador Adu-Gyamfi appointed Ghana AIDS Commission Boss

    June 25, 2017 4:42 PM 17

    Accra June 25, GNA - Ambassador Dr Mokowa Blay Adu-Gyamfi, Ghana’s former High Commissioner to Sierra Leone (2005 to 2009), has been appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, as the new Director General of Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC). A statement signed by Madam Margaret Akosuah Yamoh, the Communications Manager of GAC and copied to the Ghana

  • FDA introduces online reporting system

    June 24, 2017 10:28 AM 7

    The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) on Wednesday introduced an online reporting system called Safety Watch System (SWS) to enable health workers report on safety issues related to drugs, vaccines and other regulated products to the Authority. The SWS was also to complement the already existing system for reporting adverse events using the paper Adverse

  • Disease and Surveillance Department of GHS receives boost

    June 23, 2017 3:14 PM 15

    Accra, June 23, GNA - The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday presented items worth $110,000 to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in Accra. The items which consisted of a vehicle, computers and other IT gadgets would enhance the work of the Disease and Surveillance Department (DSD) of the GHS. Dr Owen Laws Kaluwa, the WHO Representative to Ghana

  • Stop Making Noise, Stonebwoy's Wife Is A Mere Dentist

    June 23, 2017 9:50 AM 11

    Afia Schwarzenegger has shut down persons hyping Dr. Louisa Ansong, wife of dancehall sensation Stonebwoy, particularly YFM, stating that she is a mere dentist. She indicated that, Reggie Rockstone got married to a medical doctor and a daughter to ex-president Dr. Hilla Limann and yet no one heard anything about her so why the noise over Stonebwoy's

  • Turns out, coconut oil isn't as healthy as you think

    June 20, 2017 6:05 PM 15

    COCONUT OIL is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts. According to the American Heart Association, coconut oil is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol – despite it being commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for us than other saturated fats. A review of seven controlled

  • First Sickle Cell pre-conception screening project launched

    June 20, 2017 4:20 PM 13

    The Sickle Cell Condition Awareness Advocates (SICCA), a non-governmental organisation, in partnership with the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, has launched the first Sickle Cell Pre-conception Screening Project in Ghana. The Project, which was on the theme: “Sickle Cell is Preventable; Know your Sickle Cell Status”, sought to increase public awareness

  • The telling journey of a Sickle Strong Warrior!

    June 19, 2017 4:50 PM 34

    I am Yasmine Ponle Okudzeto, a 37 year old Muslimah, an entrepreneur, a mother and a sickle strong warrior. Today, 19th June is the World Sickle Cell Day and it is my hope to create enough awareness about Sickle Cell. I was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia when I was three months old, and since then my life has been a roller coaster of pain agony and frustration