Tuesday, July 16, 2019

African Doctors Fight International Doctors On Ebola Therapy

Some medical experts from around the world ‘seeking’ to lead medical teams in the Ebola epidemic are caught sharply opposed to entrenched traditional medical...

“I Am Not A Virus” – Ebola Stricken Regions Plead

The rallying cry of "I am not a virus" - used to fight being stigmatized as having Ebola - is now gaining traction on...

Studies Showing Harms of Marijuana Use Actually Meant For Heavy Television-Watching

Studies released from various scholarly outlets that showed the damaging effects of marijuana use were actually results from a study on television-watching habits.

Why Ghanaian Doctors Are on Strike – Expatiated

By: Dr Frank Owusu-Sekyere, Chairman, Greater Accra Division of Ghana Medical Association: This basically means that after 2012, doctors salaries actually reduced in 2013 - and in the process, the National Labour Commision ruling trampled upon by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.

The Ice Cream Eating Men of Ntoaboma Kesi

NTOABOMA—“Kesi” means big. If your cottage was situated about a mile or two away from Ntoaboma proper—midtown—then you lived a mile or two away...

Ebola-hit West African Nations May ‘Face Collapse’

The World Health Organization has warned that Ebola infections could treble to 20,000 by November.

Mosquitoes Ignore Repellent Deet after First Exposure

By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service: Genetic changes to the same species of mosquito can make them immune to Deet, although it was not clear if there were any mosquitoes like this in the wild.

Health Care In Ghana – A Deepening Crisis

The demand by Ghanaian doctors for higher pay and the flight of some to Europe and America may be culpable, but the government of Ghana has by and large failed its people in bringing much needed care to their doorsteps; something even Rwanda is accomplishing with ease and with little help from loans and donors!

A Morning-After Pill for All Ages

A U.S. judge ruled that the morning-after contraceptive pill, once sold to women over age 17, would be sold to women of all ages. Is this ruling a victory for women’s reproductive health or a permission slip for children to grow up too fast?

Ebola Crisis: Mali Confirms First Case

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Mali. The government of Mali said a two-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus....