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OPEN LETTER TO GHANAIAN DOCTORS

My fellow Doctors, You are coming to Oguaa, in the Central region for the 54TH ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE of our association. The theme of the conference, quite appropriately, is “UNDER-FIVE SURVIVAL IN GHANA, CHALLENGES AND THE WAY FORWARD”. I know that given the limited time, we cannot tackle everything and therefore, we must choose. The purpose of this welcome is to bend your ears a little bit about some matters—big and small, urgent and important, by reminiscing a bit about my experiences since I returned two years ago to practice…

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After cancer, stem cells restore male fertility

After an injection of banked sperm-producing stem cells, male primates who become sterile due to cancer drug side effects were once again fertile. A study published in Cell Stem Cell, describes how previously frozen stem cells restored production of sperm that was able to successfully fertilize eggs to produce early embryos. Some cancer drugs work by destroying rapidly dividing cells. Since it isn’t possible to discriminate between cancer cells and other rapidly dividing cells in the body, the precursor cells involved in making sperm can be inadvertently wiped out leaving the patient…

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AIDS patients denied drugs for over 5 months

The health conditions of AIDS patients in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana are deteriorating following the shortage of the anti-retroviral drugs in the region. For over five months now, the patients have been denied their lifeline because the drugs they have to take routinely have been locked up in Tema, Accra. The patients say they are dying slowly and are calling on the authorities to provide them with the life saving drugs. One of them who spoke on anonymity to Joy News said the situation is getting worse…

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