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Is Warriors Coach Kerr’s ‘stay away from surgery’ advice the right call?

“Stay away from back surgery.” When Steve Kerr offered that frank, take-it-from-me advice to others suffering from back problems, the Golden State Warriors coach turned himself into Exhibit No. 1 for the potential complications from back surgery and sent a chill through waiting rooms in surgery centers throughout the country. But is what happened to the coach common? It’s “certainly not in …

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Editorial: Pass bill to put check on wildly escalating drug prices

Pharmaceutical companies need an intervention to address their addiction to prescription drug price gouging. Californians should demand that Big Pharma be more transparent about drug-pricing habits and put an end to pharmaceutical industry practices that state Sen. Ed Hernandez says “literally rape the American people at the expense of the taxpayer.” With SB 17 the West Covina Democrat would require …

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Malawi to test world’s first malaria vaccine

Malawi together with two other African countries has been selected to test the first ever malaria vaccine. The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced today that Malawi, Ghana and Kenya will take part in a WHO-coordinated pilot implemented program that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available to 750,000 children, beginning 2018. A jab The injectable vaccine, RTS,S was developed …

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Warriors fans weigh in on Steve Kerr’s medical crisis

Steve Kerr’s physical pain is not simply a huge personal challenge for the ailing coach of the Golden State Warriors or a quandary for the team’s front office. For his fans, the debilitating headaches and neck pain that continue to haunt him after two back surgeries also constitute a rallying cry, a beacon of inspiration, a magnet for empathy and …

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New malaria vaccine to be tested in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020. The injectable vaccine RTS,S could provide limited protection against a disease that killed 429,000 people worldwide in 2015, with 92 percent of victims in Africa and two-thirds of …

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Unemployed nurses storm Health Ministry to demand posting [Photos]

The Coalition of Unemployed Bonded Diploma Nurses on Monday stormed the Ministry of Health to demand clearance for employment. According to members of the coalition, they are yet to be posted two years after the completion of their programme. The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia had disclosed that about 11,000 nurses had been given clearance for employment. But the nurses …

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Gov’t ready to employ more health trainees – Minister

There are measures to employ 11,000 health trainees who graduated between 2012 and 2016, and 181 doctors who also completed their housemanship seven months ago. Government has also allocated GH¢ 252 million Ghana cedis for the restoration of nurses and teacher trainees’ allowances. These measures are aimed at improving the health delivery system in Ghana, Mr Sulemana Alhassan, Upper West …

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Health benefits of dark chocolate: it may protect your brain from ageing

Los angeles: Chocoholics, take note! Eating dark chocolate may protect your brain from age-related stress and inflammation that are thought to play an important role in the neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. The findings may help explain the beneficial effects on memory seen in people who consume dark chocolate, researchers said. Oxidative stress and inflammation increase with ageing and …

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Patients can teach the next generation of doctors, experts at Stanford Medicine X say

The pain from her rheumatoid arthritis hasn’t stopped Jennifer Walker from expressing herself –she paints, advocates for the Arthritis Foundation, and engages deeply with the medical community. “As patients, we are not just our symptoms, we’re not just our disease,” said Walker, a patient advocate, addressing a diverse audience at the Medicine X Ed conference held Sunday at Stanford University. Walker urged …

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