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The police officer has one life so just be careful on the road

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Some police officers can be on the road for 365 days a year, or 366 days in a leap year, and 24/7 without assessing the risks and health implications involved in standing on the road in both rainy and sunny weathers all year long, inhaling carbon mono oxide fumes ...

Election 2020: A Battle of Records?

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Now we are on course for the 2020 elections, and campaign has all but started.

Prof. Dodoo, GSA Director-General (left) and Dr Akwasi Achampong, GSA Board Chairman after receiving a certificate of accreditation from Daaks, a German Accreditation Agency.

Opinions

Since its initial celebration in 1970, member countries commemorate World Standards Day with special activities around mid-October.

Politics over Komenda Sugar Factory is needless

Opinions

As a result of all these shortcomings, the general raw material requirement, as a crucial element for the smooth operation of the factory, was absent.

Members of the Evangelical Church of Ghana (ECG) de-silting choked gutters at Old Fadama in Accra. Image credit - graphiccomgh

Opinions

Now, imagine this commitment and passion demonstrated by people towards the church were reflected in their general attitudes and vision for the nation.

Of Rape Apologists and Dangerous Men

Opinions

Why do we downplay the capabilities of the industrious women who raised us and those spending the rest of their lives with us?

Ms Valerie Sawyerr, former Deputy Chief of Staff

Ghana News

In her application for judicial review filed on October 8, 2018, Ms Sawyerr wants the Accra High Court to quash the said audit implicating her on the grounds that there were statutory breaches, ...

Initiative takes 71 beggars off Accra streets

Ghana News

Out of the number, 17 have been re-integrated with their families while 54 have been placed in various shelters in Accra.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo inspecting a guard of honour mounted by the graduates at the ceremony in Accra. Picture: Samuel Tei Adano

Ghana News

Addressing the gathering, the President said the government planned to construct a new military training school to meet the requirement of the 21st century.

Mr. Selorm Adadevoh - MTN Ghana CEO

Ghana News

Reuters reports that the increase in MTN Ghana's revenue was boosted by its mobile money service MoMo.

AirtelTigo, MTN and Vodafone review tariffs upwards. Image credit - adomonline

Ghana News

According to a statement issued by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications on behalf of its members - AirtelTigo, MTN and Vodafone - the review follows the amendments of the Acts referenced above in the 2018 mid-year budget review.

Tullow supports free SHS with $10m

Ghana News

Ms Thompson said since Tullow started investing in the country, it had paid $1 billion in taxes, including corporate, payroll and withholding taxes.

Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, study reveals

Health

Jaber said researchers must now convey the risks to the general population that "being unfit should be considered as strong of a risk factor as hypertension, diabetes and smoking -- if not stronger than all of them."

FILE - A newborn, one of 12 babies born by C-section, cries inside an incubator at the Bunda Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 12, 2012. Several hospitals in Indonesia's main cities performed more cesareans than usual with new mothers hoping a 12-12-12 birth date will bring luck to their newborns. VOA image

Health

They said millions of women each year may be putting themselves and their babies at unnecessary risk by undergoing C-sections at rates “that have virtually nothing to do with evidence-based medicine.”

FILE - Packages of flavored liquids for e-cigarettes are seen displayed at a smoke shop in New York City, New York, U.S., May 1, 2018.

Health

In what it called the "largest coordinated enforcement effort in FDA history," the agency issued written warnings and fines to 1,300 retailers for their role in selling the devices to children.

A worker removes expired food in a local supermarket in Brussels on Jan. 16, 2017. The European Court of Auditors chided the European Union's executive branch in a report, "Combating Food Waste," that decries the bloc's lack of effort in reducing the food waste, estimating the EU wastes 88 million tons of food per year.

Health

Around a third of the world's food is lost or thrown away each year. Currently, we waste 1.6 billion tons of food annually, worth about $1.2 trillion.

FILE - School girls light candles in the shape of a ribbon during a HIV/AIDS awareness campaign ahead of World Aids Day, in Ahmedabad, India, Nov. 30, 2016.

Health

The report said while there was significant progress in the battle against AIDS in other age groups, it is notably lacking among adolescents.

Drinking palm wine poses health risk

Health

The heart surgeon said the use of pesticide in preserving food items, including ‘Koobi’ and tiger nuts, were rife and called for national intervention.

Human rights activists and friends of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold his pictures during a protest. Image credit - CNBC

World

A round-up of international reaction following Saudi Arabia's explanation for dissident journalist's killing.

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, fires two senior officials

World

Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, went missing after entering the consulate on Oct. 2 to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage.

Rescuers carry an injured victim of a blast at a college in the city of Kerch. Image credit - News wires

World

There were no immediate clues as to his motive in mounting such an attack, which recalled similar shooting sprees carried out by students in U.S. schools.

Hassan Rouhani: US seeking regime change in Iran

World

“In the past 40 years there has not been a more spiteful team than the current U.S. government team toward Iran, Iranians and the Islamic Republic,” Rouhani said in a speech broadcast on state TV.

Nadia Murad, left, and Denis MukwegeVincent Kessler / Reuters

World

"It is important to see the suffering of women, to see the abuses, and to achieve that, it's also important that women leave the concept of shame and speak up."

Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing civilians and troops. Reuters photo

World

"Of the four terrorists, three were sent to hell at the scene, while the fourth who had been wounded and arrested went to hell moments ago due to his severe wounds," Shekarchi told state television.

Rwanda’s Kagame: Macron has brought ‘freshness’ to world politics

Africa

“I think President Macron has brought some freshness into politics, not only in France, but in Africa and the rest of the world,” he said, noting that ...

Mohammed Dewji, a Tanzanian business tycoon said to be Africa's youngest billionaire, photographed during an interview at his office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 23, 2015.

Africa

Dewji, also known as "Mo," is Tanzania's only billionaire, with a net worth of $1.5 billion, according to Forbes.

Cameroon opposition candidate Kamto claims presidential poll win. AFP photo

Africa

Tensions were high during the vote and violence was reported in the anglophone regions that have been torn by a separatist insurgency that erupted a year ago.

She was charged with spreading false news that threatened national security and disseminating a video that violated public decency. She also faces other charges including joining an illegal group. © Thomas Coex, AFP

Africa

She was charged with spreading false news that threatened national security and disseminating a video that violated public decency. She also faces other charges including joining an illegal group.

An aerial picture taken on September 27, 2018 shows Jalousie neighborhood in the commune of Petion Ville during the sunset, in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. © Hector Retamal, AFP

Africa

The magnitude 5.9 quake was centered about 12 miles (20 kms) west-northwest of the coastal town of Port-de-Paix, at a depth of 11.7 km, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Cameroonian President Paul Biya and his wife, Chantal Biya, listen to speeches in honour of Biya's reign during an election rally at the Maroua Stadium, in the Far North Region of Cameroon, on September 29, 2018.

Africa

Biya has been in power for 35 years and now faces seven opposition contenders following Muna's withdrawal.

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Ross Barkley scored with one of the final kicks of the game to rescue a point for Chelsea against Manchester United.

English Premier League

Tottenham edged West Ham by a lone goal, Watford stunned Wolves with two quick goals within a minute to end the latter’s unbeaten six-game winning run, and Cardiff doubled up the score on Fulham in a thrilling 4-2 victory for their first win of the season.

 The English Premier League returned this afternoon following the international break with some thrilling results, as Chelsea’s Ross Barkley snatched victory out of the hands of Manchester United with his 96th minute equalizer at the Stamford Bridge, and Liverpool scored a lone goal win against Huddersfield to join Manchester City at the top of the table, after the latter’s 5-0 home rout of Burnley.

Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu

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There is no need worrying again to either travel outside or pay a huge amount of fees to study holistic medicine outside. It is now here in Ghana and this is made possible by the partnership between Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine in Cyprus rated amongst the Top Five Alternative medicine schools in the USA by Shannon Walker in 2012 inforBarrel and Dr. Nyarkotey Alternative Medical College located in Dodowa-Akoto House.

The Da Vinci College operates a modular degree system by which degrees are obtained via a process of credit accumulation. Modules are self-contained units of teaching, learning and assessment which usually run for one semester. Modules are worth a fixed amount of credit, so if you pass the module you gain the appropriate number of credits which then count towards your degree.

Each module is assessed in the semester in which it is taught. Assessment will normally comprise of examinations, continuous assessment or, in most cases, a combination of these. Students who fail the assessment for a particular module are offered an opportunity to be re-assessed.

Passing a module entitles the student to receive credits for that module. Students will also receive a grade for each module taken which will appear on the individual Diploma awarded for that module, as well as on the transcript given to the student upon completion of their studies.

Here is a summary of the curriculum for the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine – DSc (HM). Based on the fact that Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology have been covered in undergraduate courses, then there are 8 modules required in total for completion, plus the Doctoral Dissertation. Seven of these are from the Compulsory List, and one topic is chosen from the Elective List – making 8 modules in total, along with the Doctoral Dissertation and the clinical practicum which is also compulsory:

Compulsory courses required (unless exemption is awarded):

Anatomy and Physiology

Pathology for Natural Medicine

Clinical Nutrition – Part 1

Herbal Medicine

Bach Flower Remedies

Naturopathic Medicine – Part 1

Energy Medicine and Bioresonance

Detoxification and Toxicology

Electives List:

Homeopathic Medicine

Su Jok Therapy

Iridology

Clinical Nutrition – Part 2

Naturopathic Medicine – Part 2

Holistic Psychology

Live Blood Analysis

Naturopathic Sexology

Urinalysis and Body Fluids

Sclerology

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

The Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine consists of many separate modular courses covering a whole spectrum of health topics – each of these modular courses is a stand-alone and can be taken as an individual Diploma Course with Certification. This encourages the student to implement this knowledge-base in clinical practice as soon as they have completed each Diploma course, as they will have the Certification to prove that they have passed these exams for the said course.

The modular course structure based on distance-learning allows the student to work at their own pace while working elsewhere without having to disrupt family or working life. The student can even work while they are travelling as most of the course materials are in downloadable files that can be stored on the hard disc of the computer. There are hundreds of pages of reading material with each course.

There are also many interactive videos and documentaries to watch and you can even copy these directly to your laptop and watch them while on a plane. There are also hundreds of links to many other sources of helpful information – these courses have taken many years to write and develop and are at a cutting-edge level that is difficult to match.

The courses should ideally be taken in sequential order to benefit from prerequisite knowledge required to build on. The College and its courses have been accredited by the Pastoral Medical Association in the USA, and registered with the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) in the UK, as well as the Affiliation of Ethical and Professional Therapists (AEPT) in the UK. It also has obtained full professional board accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in the USA.
Students in Ghana are eligible to be members of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG)
Expertise
It is very rare to find a College that takes all these modalities and more and puts them into a Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine course – this is the essence of this course – you will not only be studying homeopathy or herbal medicine or naturopathy, but in fact you will study enough of each to be able to practice as a competent Holistic Health practitioner, dealing with many health issues that using only one healing modality will not be able to help.

This is made possible because the Founder and Academic Dean of the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Dr. George J Georgiou, Ph.D.,N.D.,DSc (AM).,MSc.,BSc has been studying natural methods of health for over 25 years and has amassed degrees and diplomas in the biological sciences, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, Su Jok acupuncture, energy medicine, iridology, sclerology, live blood analysis, thermography, clinical psychology and clinical sexology, along with a lot more training in other modalities of healing, as well as many research interests and publications.

Not only did he spend a life-time studying all these topics in depth, but he has applied this knowledge by building a bespoke Holistic treatment centre called the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre in Cyprus that uses all these modalities and more and sees patients from all over the world, specializing in the treatment of chronic disease. Students taking the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine will be able to spend time undertaking clinical work at this cutting-edge Holistic Centre as part of their requirements.

To understand more about the Holistic Model and Dr Georgiou’s work at the Center read his latest book entitled: Curing the Incurable with Holistic Medicine

Course Completion

To gain maximal benefit from your studies, it is recommended that the student plan to take at least two, but preferably three courses per semester (4 chronological months). There are a total of 8 Diploma courses required to complete the D.Sc (HM), making for approximately 1,600 physical hours of study. The average student should be able to complete all nine compulsory courses to be awarded the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine in about 12 – 18 months. A maximum of 60 months is allowed for completion for students with heavy work commitments.

If the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine is completed, then the Doctoral degree can be began immediately without further ado.
Medical students usually study for just about 4,200 physical hours in the entirety of their course – most of the academic study is crammed into the first two years – they also have practical work on top of this. The Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine covers 9 courses which comes to a total of 1,800 hours (9 x 200 hours = 1,800). This means that 200 hours per course is equivalent to about 12 hours physical study per week.
If a student decides to go on to complete the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine, there will be a further eight courses to complete, chosen from the electives (8 x 200 hours = 1,600 hours), along with the dissertation of about 20,000 words. The Bachelors and Doctoral level will result in close to 4,000 hours of study which is what most medical schools cover.
Clinical Practicuum

Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine students will have an opportunity to study with Dr. Georgiou at the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre and will be able to get hands-on training in all aspects of the holistic healing arts. This will be the students opportunity to see the application of everything they have learned on real patients with real diseases.

There is also the flexibility of studying in other Holistic Centers closer to home, but these must be assessed by the College before being certified to accept students.

Take this opportunity for the low fees for Ghanaians compared to what the main college charges in Cyprus and Start your enrolment now at the College’s affiliate in Ghana by calling Dr. Nyarkotey on 0541090045 or pick a form at Dodowa Akoto House, Dangme News Office.

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Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu is a Research Professor of Prostate Cancer and Holistic Medicine –faculty lead- Holistic Urology, Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Larnaca City, Cyprus. He is the National President of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG). A registered alternative Medical practitioner with specialty in orthomolecular oncology, Prostate Cancer Policy maker and researcher. He can be reached on 0541090045. E mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.