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Neuropathy;Definition,Causes And Treatments.

Neuropathy is a collection of disorders that occurs when nerves of the peripheral nervous system (the part of the nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord) are damaged. The condition is generally referred to as peripheral neuropathy, and it is most commonly due to damage to nerve axons. Neuropathy usually causes pain and numbness in the hands and feet. It can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic disorders, and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes of neuropathy is diabetes. Neuropathy can affect nerves that control muscle movement (motor…

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Man dies after swallowing cocaine

The 59-year-old man who swallowed 77 pellets of cocaine, Kwaku Sarfo, has died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra without naming any accomplices of his. Sources at the nation’s premier health facility said he died on Friday around 10: 30pm., after battling to survive his act of foolhardiness. Kwaku Sarfo was arrested on Wednesday after the 77 thumb-sized pellets of suspected drugs wrapped in condom like rubbers were removed from his stomach after a surgical operation. He personally rushed to the surgical/medical emergency unit of the hospital after…

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National Health Insurance to go Biometric

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority, Sylvester Mensah has indicated the authority will soon be issuing instant biometric identity cards to its subscribers. That, he said will eliminate delays in the issuance of ID cards to persons who want to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and also put an end to cases where some subscribers never receive their cards after registration. Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on the successes chalked up by the Authority in managing the scheme Tuesday, Mr Mensah contended that…

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‘Stress response high in women?’

Bad news stories, such as those about murder, seem to alter the way women respond to stressful situations, according to a small study. Women produced more stress hormones in tests if they had read negative newspaper stories. The study on 60 people, published in the journal PLoS One, showed there was no equivalent effect in men. Experts said the findings showed “fascinating” differences between the sexes. Researchers in Canada compiled newspaper clippings of negative stories, including accidents and murders, as well as neutral stories such as film premieres. Men and women…

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