Teenage girls have been cautioned to avoid pre-marital sex to protect themselves from teenage pregnancies, cervical cancer and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

Madam Mercy Sarkodie-Addo, Midwife in-charge of Forikrom Health Centre in the Techiman Municipality gave the caution at a day’s forum on Adolescent Health Reproductive (AHR) issues at Nkoranza in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

The forum, organized by the Nkoranza Municipal Assembly was attended by more than 200 young girls and teenagers comprising hairdressers, dressmakers and members of youth clubs, a greater number of whom were apprentices in the Nkoranza Municipality.

She cautioned women on unsafe abortion,...

Why more Americans are aggressively entering into upscale rental marketplace.

As people begin to seriously think about where to live, there is a remarkable sea change afoot with millennials, empty-nesters, and the newly single. Instead of plunging in to buy a home, people are weighing other options. We all know how life is supposed to work. Boy meets girl, they graduate from college, get married, and spend an exciting turn in The Big City before they settle down to raise a family in the suburbs.

Developers instilled that home ownership was at the heart of creating a safe place for all families. After the first generation of 30-year mortgagees found their way into the marketplace,...

Council members on Tuesday also adopted a resolution creating a secondary group for future elected officials who must serve at least 30 consecutive years in office with the city and retire at age 65 or older to be eligible for lifetime medical benefits.

Before the changes, elected officials had been treated the same as other city employees, and were eligible to receive lifetime retiree health coverage after five years in office if they were at least 50 or 52 when they retired from the city.

However, the new restrictions dont apply to existing or retired office holders. Retired City Clerk Lynnet Keihl and retired council members Helen Allen, William McManigal and Michael Pastrick...

In many American cities, the landlords are increasingly Chinese.

Big institutional Chinese investors who want global real-estate portfolios typically look for trophy projects in cities like New York, Los Angeles and London. Just this month, Hilton Worldwide agreed to sell its flagship Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City to a Chinese insurance company for $1.95 billion–the steepest price tag ever for a US hotel, brokers say, although it isn’t the highest on a per-room basis.

But Chinese investors with smaller war chests want to be seen as international property players too, and they have their eyes on other cities. Over the past two years, more have sought to invest...

Obesity is a chronic disease that affects children as well as adults. According to the World Health Organisation, it is now replacing the more traditional public health concerns, including under nutrition and infectious diseases as one of the most significant contributors to ill health. Further, obesity is a key risk factor in the natural history of other chronic and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and cardiovascular ailments.

In September 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declaration on prevention and control of NCDs acknowledged the increasing impact of NCDs on children and adolescents and recognised the need to protect them.

Dr Patson Mazonde, a paediatrician...

Telling adolescents juggling several electronic devices to focus on the task at hand may in fact hinder their performance, according to new research.
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The Chennai Super Kings will look to strengthen their position for a semifinal place when they take on the Lahore Lions in their Champions League T20 2014 match in Bangalore on Thursday.

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A recent article delves into the problem of sun damage on people with darker skin tones. Many people with dark skin mistakenly believe that they are safe from sun damage and do not need to wear sun protection. However, the suns rays dont discriminate and can cause damage to skin of any color. Leading dermatologist Dr. Mitchel Goldman, director of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, discusses the importance of sun protection no matter what ones skin...

Do you remember pinhole cameras? Of course you do, it was that cardboard box strapped together with duct tape that your A-level photography teacher used to make in the first week of college and pretend like they were a genius. Pinhole photography is a lost art, instead of a lens and any modern advances in capture been applied, you rely solely on a tiny pin hole to capture the light and project directly onto photographic paper. Theyre a back to basics form of photography, removing all control and producing dream like snapshots of the world.

ONDU make these stunning retro, handmade wooden cameras that are easy to use and highly durable. The wood is all locally sourced and the during production...

A representative from the University of Nebraska Medical Center spoke on plans to revitalize the University Health Center at the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska meeting on Wednesday.

Jill Lynch-Sosa, UNMC’s manager of the Olson Center for Women’s Health at Village Pointe, said the university is still moving forward with a plan to create a new health center. UNMC is acting as an adviser during the strategic planning of what future health center operations should look like.

“Everybody that is already employed by the health center will stay employed by the health center,” Lynch-Sosa said. “We are just lending our expertise as UNMC...