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Human embryos edited to stop disease

Scientists have, for the first time, successfully freed embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes deadly heart disease to run in families. It potentially opens the door to preventing 10,000 disorders that are passed down the generations. The US and South Korean team allowed the embryos to develop …

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Man dies from penis enlargement surgery

The first case of a man killed by penis enlargement surgery has been reported in Sweden. A healthy 30-year-old had wanted to increase both the girth and length of his genitals using a process where fat is transferred from his stomach.  Plastic surgeons first carried out the elongation, which involves …

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Woman, 22, craves for her menstrual cycle

Having attained 22 years without ever experiencing her menstrual cycle, Georgina Anim Aba has been told she needs to undergo a surgical incision at the cost of Ghc3,500 to get her situation normalized. But with her parents and family members unable to raise the money, Georgina has launched a passionate …

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NHIA suspends Capitation programme

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has suspended the Capitation programme in the Ashanti region “effective August 1, 2017.” The suspension follows a directive from the government and the board of directors of the NHIA, a statement from the Authority’s Corporate Affairs Directorate said. A few weeks ago, the Senior …

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Tamale Teaching Hospital flooded

The premises of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) on Tuesday July 25 got flooded after hours of heavy rainfall in the regional capital. The situation left health workers and patients stranded as the floods made treatment of the patients a daunting task The nurses and other health workers had to …

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