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A 22-year-old senior high school graduate, Anita Asieduwaa Ama Nkrumah has died after being crushed to death by a tipper truck Friday morning at Senchi-Amanfrom in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region.

The truck with registration number GN 6025 16 belonging to Afcons Construction Company Limited, had been driving at 9am along a dusty way close to its sand winning base which is about 150 meters from the home of the victim, when the accident happened.

It was learnt that the truck after being filled with sand was negotiating a sharp bend on its way from the sight when it lost its balance and fell on the kitchen, a detached, wooden makeshift structure located close to the road in which she was said to be preparing food, flattening it in the process.

Personnel from the Akosombo Divisional Police Command led by the Divisional Motor Transport and Traffic Unit, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Akwasi Yeboah and construction workers had a hectic time emptying the truck off the sand before an excavator could lift it from the victim.

The victim, the third of five children, it was learnt, was preparing food in the kitchen when she was trapped in the carnage, killing her instantly.

A gory description by eyewitnesses indicated that her intestines were splashed out with severe head, leg and hand injuries.

The accident attracted a large group of mourners to the house of the family. The truck involved in the accident was being driven from the scene to the Senchi Police Station when Mynewsghana got there.

Mother of the deceased, Patience Osabutey told Mynewsghana that she was in the farm when she was called and informed about the incident. According to her, her daughter was home in the morning when she set off to work, only to hear the gory news.

“I wasn’t at home [when the accident happened]. My daughter was home when I left. I received several calls while on the farm that there had been an accident at our house so I rushed back home. I was told she had suffered injuries to the hands and legs but a lot of people were wailing when I got home,” Esther Osabutey narrated.

Madam Osabutey described her daughter as a very quiet person who loved to keep to herself.

“My daughter was a very reserved person. She didn’t like talking. If you talk too much then you begin to annoy her, she doesn’t laugh much and does not make too many friends,” she said, bursting into uncontrollable wailing.

An aunt to the deceased who witnessed the scene, Yayira Avogbedo also narrated what she saw to GhanaWeb.

“When I came, I realized that the tipper filled with sand had fallen on my niece. The police came here and removed her. There were injuries to her face and her legs were broken and her intestines had gushed out,” she narrated.

 

Brother of the victim, Michael Amoah told GhanaWeb that his sister completed the Manya Krobo Senior High School in 2017 and was preparing to enter the Winneba Community Nursing Training College later on in the year before the tragedy, adding that her death had devastated the family.

ASP Akwasi Yaboah told GhanaWeb that the police would hunt for the unidentified driver of the truck to help in the conduct of investigations into the accident.

 

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HIV-AIDS, Cancer and other dangerous chronic diseases associated with LGBT People – ghanapublisher.com

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The LGBT group in Ghana organized a fundraising which was attended by several diplomats including the Australian High Commissioner who pledged to support the group.

After the organization, tension has mounted in the country with a lot of opinion leaders advocating against LGBT in the country (Ghana).

An official notice cited by our news desk indicated the president of Ghana ordered the closure of the LGBT office with immediate effect.

Aside the evil tag against the act, there are a lot of dangerous chronic health implication with people who involve themselves in the LGBT.

A lot of LGBT health research funding and public attention still goes to AIDS.

But the LGBT community also experiences higher rates of other less visible health issues, like high blood pressure and earlier onset of disabilities, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Research report.

On top of that, LGBT adults face more challenges in getting healthcare.

Stress and anxiety that’s fueled by discrimination are the likely culprits, say many experts.

These stresses can occur on many fronts, such as hearing about constant LGBT legal battles, workplace discrimination, or being denied healthcare.

“There is minority stress,” Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, told Health-line. “And it’s above the everyday stress. There’s also a lot of variation within the LGBT community.”

Another studyNTrusted Source of over 68,000 American adults found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults drank and smoked more heavily than heterosexual adults.

Gonzales, who co-authored the study, describes smoking and drinking as a “coping mechanism” for dealing with discrimination. “It could be drowning feelings by self-medicating,” he said.

Stress and anxiety are indeed linked to poor health outcomes, Carrie Henning-Smith, a research associate at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and who also co-authored the report, told Healthline.

“And we need to be concerned about it,” she said. “Homophobia is alive and well.”

As the federal government begins collecting more health data on sexual orientation, these disparities are finally coming to light, experts noted.

Bisexual people face the most health issues

Peeling away the health differences within the LGBT community is revealing, too.

For example, lesbian — and especially bisexual — women are more likely to be overweight than heterosexual women.

“And being overweight is a big risk factor for chronic diseases,” said Gonzalez.

Lesbian and bisexual women are also more likely to receive diagnoses with some cancers as well as higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to the Kaiser Foundation report.

But bisexual people reported the poorest overall health.

They’re less likely to describe their health as excellent and had higher levels of distress. This group was also the least likely to be insured and also avoided getting medical care in the past year due to cost.

“Bisexuals do have the highest health risks,” said Henning-Smith, who passionately believes that all people should have a chance to have a healthy life. “One theory is that they’re a minority within a minority.”

Gay men can suffer from little-discussed health issues too, such as eating disorders fueled by body image.

According to studies, gay men were seven times more likely to report binging and 12 times more likely to report purging than heterosexual men.

Transgender college students are five times more likely to have an eating disorder than their peers.

And binge eating has serious side effects, such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

“Binging can also lead to social isolation,” Dr. Stephanie Setliff, medical director at the Eating Recovery Center in Dallas, told Healthline, as feelings of shame and guilt arise.

Finally, older members of the LGBT community face mounting health issues as they age.

According to a University of Washington study that examined health conditions among LGB adults over 50, lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to have chronic health conditions than heterosexual women.

These health conditions include strokes, heart attacks, and asthma.

“This is a population that isn’t getting the attention it deserves,” said Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, director of the Health Generations Hartford Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, in a press release about the study. “Lesbian and bisexual women tend to be more invisible.”

Aging gay men, lesbians, and bisexual people also usually lack family support and end up living alone.

They report higher rates of mental distress and isolation, according to a policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

However, when moving into nursing homes, elder abuse is rampant, too.

According to surveys, 43 percent of LGBTQ seniors have either been abused by caretakers or witnessed abuse, such as being evicted from long-term care facilities.

“This abuse is a hard one,” said Gonzales. “When health deteriorates, some will enter nursing homes. Often, that process leads them to go back into the closet.”

 

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Hilarious Reactions As Ghanaians Spot A “Giant Net” Covering Jubilee House

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From all indications, Jubilee House is undergoing renovation works, however, netizens have decided to tell the story their own way.

While others had fun with the photos, some social media users were of the view that the safety net had been there for so long, it does not make the presidential palace appealing any longer.

The Jubilee House was commission by the former president, John Agyekum Kufuor in 2008 to mark the Golden Jubilee anniversary of Ghana.

Ras Patrick Christman Catizo of Trotro Diaries saw the state of the presidential palace and thought he would get answers from his fellow group members.

Here is what people think is going on in the Jubilee House.

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BEWARE: Things To Do And Not To Do When Driving Automatic Vehicle

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It is expected of every good driver to posses a high quality of skills in other to handle vehicle on the road.

We are all aware that there are two different types of cars at the moment which are manual car and an automatic vehicle.

The difference between the two is that a manual car has gears but an automatic car has only a gear which is in the form of a shift.

Provided below are tips on how to drive an automatic vehicle.

A. Make sure you press the brake pedal.

B. Switch on the engine with a key or a start button.

C. Make sure you put the handbrake down.

D. Never forget to shift your gear to the drive D from Parking P that is if you want to move the car forward.

However, if you want to move backwards shift the gear from parking P to reverse R.

E. Having done all of the above with your right foot still on the brake pedal, you can now slowly remove it.

6) The vehicle will begin to move depending on the direction you have instructed it.

Here are some of the things you should never do when driving an automatic car.

A. Ensure that your left foot does nothing.

B. Please try by making sure that you never change the gear from drive D to reverse R when the car is still moving.

C. Always ensure that the road is clear.

Thank you very much for reading this article.

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