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Foetal heart rate was weak not audible with inconsistent rhythm, uterine contractions was excessive and amniotic fluid was green (meconium stained) and offensive. As Audrey was assessed, who was in labour. Upon further management a few minutes after the initial assessment, she had the urge to push. The cervix was fully dilated. That was the…

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Vaginal Bleeding In Pregnancy Continued Second Trimester Bleeding from the placenta ( placenta is a vascular structure inside a pregnant uterus, which supplies the baby with nourishment through the connecting umbilical cord from maternal blood circulation ). This bleeding is painless and result from the abnormal location of the placenta at the lower part of…

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Okay let’s imagine this… it’s a hot afternoon, you’ve had a long day at school, you’re terribly famished and you just closed. En route to your hostel you recall the 4 pieces of KFC chicken in your fridge and a wide grin spreads across your face. You enter your room grab the chicken pieces and…

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This follows an emergency health alert issued by the Service, following an outbreak of the Dengue fever in Burkina Faso.The Western Regional Health Director, Dr. Emmanuel Kojo Tenkrang, spoke to Citi News and assured that, “Ghana has a very strong surveillance system. The surveillance systems that we have in this country are able to detect…

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As a dietitian, my main worry is unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity. We live in a world where the consumption of refined and processed foods is on the increase. A world where in the pursuit of making money, we are caught up in many activities that we even forget to exercise or allocate a…

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  Well, there are quite a number of reasons why you may have bleeding from the gums. Majority of causes are local, meaning within or related to the mouth. In some cases bleeding gums may herald a systemic condition. Soft Plaque: Plaque (bacteria plus bacterial food) on one’s teeth may infect the gums and lead…

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English name will do, No!, I want a local name. Okay, what if we combine both names. It sounds good. This among others is what happen to expectant parents most especially first time to be parents. Their spirits and hopes are raised up high. Looking forward to a marvelous and unique gift. A healthy, active…

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  Close to 4 million young people are living with HIV globally. (UNAIDS) What makes young people more vulnerable to HIV infection?  Only 31.5% young people have correct knowledge about HIV transmission Unprotected sex is the most common cause of HIV infection among young people, followed by sharing of infected needles.Young girls and women are…

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1. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness globally according to the WHO. 2. Glaucoma causes an irreversible damage to the optic nerve. 3. There is no cure (yet) for Glaucoma 4. There may be no symptoms to warn you 5. Elevated eye pressure is a major risk factor for Glaucoma 6.Glaucoma is a…

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The case of Mansa: A true story We (clinicians) had just confirmed that the underlying cause of sweet 4 year old Mansa’s (not her real name unsettling fever and bone pain) was actually a type of childhood cancer of the blood called Leukemia. This was after about 6 weeks of hospital admission, blood transfusions, several…

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