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  • Mandate renewal of MMDCEs will be based on performance – President Mahama

    December 1, 2013 9:07 AM 18

    Page last updated at Saturday, November 30, 2013 22:22 PM // President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday said renewal of the mandate of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) would be based on their performance and role in the reduction of child and maternal mortality. He said the policy is in line with government’s move to substantially

  • WHO issues new treatment guidance for malnourished children

    November 29, 2013 5:39 PM 15

    Page last updated at Friday, November 29, 2013 17:17 PM // The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new treatment guidelines for children under five, who have severe acute malnutrition. WHO said: “Severe acute malnutrition is when children suffer severe wasting that may or may not be accompanied by swelling of the body with fluid retention

  • Injecting drug users most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

    November 29, 2013 2:41 PM 28

    New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) India has achieved a reduction in overall HIV infections, but injecting drug users remain one of the most vulnerable groups in the country as far as contracting HIV/AIDS is concerned, said a report. According to the latest report by the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO), while HIV prevalence in India among the general

  • Tema records 164 TB cases between in 2013

    November 29, 2013 1:40 PM 14

    Page last updated at Thursday, November 28, 2013 9:09 AM // One hundred and sixty-four cases of Tuberculosis were recorded in the Tema Metropolis between January and September this year, the Tema Metropolitan Health Directorate (TMHD) has said. He said the directorate recorded 89.0% successful treatment in 2012 and 93.6% in 2011. According to Mr Akafu

  • Who is most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS?

    November 29, 2013 10:33 AM 31

    India has achieved a reduction in overall HIV infections, but injecting drug users remain one of the most vulnerable groups in the country as far as contracting HIV/AIDS is concerned, said a report. According to the latest report by the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO), while HIV prevalence in India among the general population stands at 0.40 percent

  • Health Ministry to expand medical outreach programmes

    November 29, 2013 8:17 AM 14

    Page last updated at Thursday, November 28, 2013 8:08 AM // Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Health, has assured Ghanaians of medical outreach programmes in all the regions to ensure good quality health care. The one-week programme will target public and private schools, as well as the general public. She gave the assurance during a medical screening

  • Frequent Exposure to Negative Events may Prevent Future Unhappiness

    November 26, 2013 12:56 PM 27

    A recent study shows that while it may not take a lot to put some of us in a bad mood, repeated exposure to negative emotions helps to neutralize the effect on mood and thinking. "A bad mood is known to slow cognition," Dr. Ben-Haim of Tel Aviv Unviersity's School of Psychological Sciences said, via a press release. "We show that counterintuively, you can avoid

  • Want More Tolerant Kids? Keep Them Away from the TV

    November 25, 2013 8:25 AM 26

    Too much time in front of the television can blunt young children’s ability to accept and understand others, says the latest research. Theory of mind is something that children typically develop during the preschool years — it’s the ability to start teasing apart individual mental states, like beliefs, intents desires, and pretending, and understand

  • UNICEF says 82,000 children in Ghana die before 5th birthday

    November 24, 2013 4:01 PM 16

    Page last updated at Sunday, November 24, 2013 16:16 PM // Madam Rushnan Murtaza, Deputy Country Director of UNICEF, has disclosed that out of every one million children born in Ghana, 82,000 of them die before their fifth birthday. It is also estimated that less than half representing 46 per cent of the babies born in the country are given only breast

  • Average age of people getting hitched in different countries revealed

    November 24, 2013 4:57 AM 30

    New York, Nov 24 (ANI): The average age that people tie the knot differs from country to country. An informative map produced by Pricenomics, which uses data provided by the United Nations, shows the average age-by country-at which people get hitched, the Huffington Post reported. The price comparison website of the data said that the biggest differentiator