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Upper West leads in HIV prevalence rate in the north

The Upper West Region recorded an HIV prevalence rate of 0.83 per cent; the highest in the five regions of the north. The region is also 12th highest nationwide, according...

Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said. Four drugs were trialled on patients in...

Excessive noise can decrease academic performance- EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), says excessive noise could cause hearing loss, high blood pressure, ischaemic heart disease, sleep disturbances, injuries and decreased academic performance, especially of children. He said...

AI may help to spot heart problems

A new way of identifying a common condition that causes the heart to beat irregularly may have been discovered by artificial intelligence. Atrial fibrillation affects one million people in the...

Researchers target crop-devastating pests with space-age technology

Pests, which threaten to destroy key cash and food security crops including maize, tomato and beans, are to be prioritized as part of an integrated pest management strategy using...

Ear ‘tickling’ therapy could ‘help thwart ageing’

Tickling the ear with a small electric current could rebalance the nervous system in over-55s and help them age more healthily, research suggests. Stimulation of the vagus nerve, which connects...

Diabetic women more likely to have stillborn baby, study finds

Diabetic women are more than four times more likely to have a stillborn baby than those without the condition, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Glasgow...

Voters prefer candidates who promise regular community engagement — CDD-Ghana survey

Candidates who promise to organise regular community meetings to address the concerns of constituents are mostly preferred, according to a research conducted by Dr George K. Ofosu, an Associate...

Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia

Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, researchers from the UK and Thailand say. The parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and...

Chandrayaan-2: India successfully launches second moon mission

India successfully launched its second space mission on Monday in the form of a rocket bound for the Moon. It came just one week after it delayed the scheduled blast-off...

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Africa

“Let’s make ECOWAS a political, economic success” – President Akufo-Addo

Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says it is extremely important for the welfare of the 350 million people of West Africa that the...

Mozambique opposition rejects election results

Mozambique’s main opposition party on Saturday called for this week's election to be annulled, accusing the government of breaching a peace deal by using...

World

Thai consort stripped of titles for ‘disloyalty’ to crown

Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn has stripped his royal consort of her rank and titles over "misbehaviour and disloyalty against the monarch". She was appointed in July,...

Boris Johnson battles to put Brexit deal before UK parliament again

The British government has said its Brexit bill, to implement the new deal negotiated with the EU, will be published on Monday. Boris Johnson wants...