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3 Students of Ejisu SHS Stabbed In 3 Separate Attacks In Two Days

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3 Students of Ejisu SHS Stabbed In 3 Separate Attacks In Two Days

Three students of Ejisu Senior High Technical School have been stabbed in three separate incidents between Monday and Tuesday.

On Monday, an 18-year-old form two student was stabbed close to his spine with a pair of scissors when he resisted attempts by four of his colleagues to snatch his phone.

One of them, who police say admitted to the crime, is in police custody.

On Tuesday evening, some youth from the Ejisu township attacked and stabbed another student of the school in an alleged fight over girls.

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That same evening, another student of the school was stabbed in the head by students in a fight on campus.

The students blame recent developments on the incomplete wall around the school.

Ejisu District Police Commander, Supt. Fred Lumor, says three people have been arrested in connection with all the cases as investigations continue.

Meanwhile, the Ejisu Municipal Security Council is expected to visit the school on Thursday.

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Samuel Oduro Frimpong who heads the Council said “I’ve told the Assembly officers and the headmistress that tomorrow when we come there we shall all go there and look at how best we can do the fencing to ensure that we get a win-win situation.”

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Does Cloves Tighten The Vagina?

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There has been some hype that cloves aid in vagina tightening. The rumor has it that if you soak cloves inside water for 2 to 3 days. The resulting water is used by our women to wash the vagina in anticipation that it will tighten the vagina and removes the odor. How true is this rumor?

As part of my literature review on this important subject, I found no evidence that cloves affect vagina tightening. However, there are many benefits we derived from cloves. In this article, I review the scientific benefits of using cloves.

For instance, Clove oil contains a chemical called eugenol that might help decrease pain and fight infections. Eugenol has also been described as a natural anesthetic and can reduce pain.

Two animal studies (Ali et al.2014; Kuroda et al. 2012) found that the compounds in cloves may have numerous health benefits, such as support to liver health and lowering blood sugar levels.

Clove origin is traced to the Middle East and is considered Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine due to its purported aphrodisiac properties and ability to treat headaches and indigestion. It is a spice for cooking with the species name Syzygium aromaticum. It is predominantlygrown in India and Madagascar.

Cloves, science

Immune support, fights bacteria

Cloves are loaded with antioxidants, especially the type called eugenol, which is a phenolic compound that can lower oxidative stress. This compound is present in concentrations of 80%–90% in clove bud oil and 82%–88% in clove leaf oil. One study by Nassar et al.(2007) also reported that there are other bioactive compounds isolated from clove extracts including flavonoids, thymol, benzene, and methylene chloride. Another study by Nagababu et al.(2010)  also found that due to its antioxidant nature, eugenol can avert the development of chronic diseases and may help promote healthy aging.

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Cloves also contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals,  hence when you use whole or ground cloves to add flavor to your food can provide some important nutrients. For instance, USDA  found that

One teaspoon (2 grams) of ground cloves contains:

  • Calories: 6
  • Carbs: 1 gram
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Manganese: 55% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin K: 2% of the DV

(Takeda, 2003; Palacios, 2006)study reported that manganese is an essential mineral for maintaining brain function and building strong bones  Apart from being a rich source of manganese, cloves are only used in small amounts and do not provide significant amounts of nutrients.

Shan et al. (2005) also found that Cloves are loaded with antioxidants and these antioxidants reduce oxidative stress helping fight chronic disease(Pham-Huy et al. 2008).  One test-tube study also found that eugenol, a natural compound in cloves that prevents oxidative damage caused by free radicals is five times more effective than vitamin E, another potent antioxidant( Nagababu et al. 2010). One article by Dr. Josh Axe(2019) also reports that eugenol also acts as a natural germicide due to its antimicrobial properties. This makes it similar to raw garlic, another type of bulb that contains immune-boosting compounds, such as allicin, that fight bacteria growth.

Another study by Carrasco et al.(2010) also stipulates that cloves are loaded with other compounds with similar effects. For instance, averts the proliferation of some harmful microbes that may cause oral or gastrointestinal infections and diseases.  The researchers also found that clove buds have immunostimulatory activities that can help promote immune response mechanisms. This is one reason why Clove extract and oil have found their way as a food preservative as they have the potential to help keep the growth of bacteria, including listeria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella, Streptococcus, and Staphylococcus, under control. These can contribute to food poisoning. Clove is also popular around the world in dentistry since it fights the formation of gum disease. For instance, Nzeako et al.(2006) found that the properties of cloves could even help promote oral health. Additionally, another animal test-tube study by Cai and CD(1996) reported that the compounds extracted from cloves were found to stop the growth of two types of bacteria that contribute to gum disease.

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Kothiwale et al.(2014) human study using 40 people and tested the effects of an herbal mouthwash consisting of tea tree oil, cloves, and basil for 21 days. The study reported that there were changes in gum health, as well as the amount of plaque and bacteria in the mouth.

Cloves, cancer prevention

Liu et al. (2014) test-tube study found that clove extract keeps aggression of tumors and promoted cell death in cancer cells.  A previous test-tube study found the same results, demonstrating that concentrated amounts of clove oil caused cell death in 80% of esophageal cancer cells ( Dwivedi et al. 2010). 

Fast forward, Hussain et al. (2011) test-tube found that due to the presence of eugenol in cloves it has anticancer properties. This antioxidant property promoted cell death in cervical cancer cells.  Let me state that these test-tube studies used highly concentrated amounts of clove extract, clove oil, and eugenol. A previous study by Hartnoll, G(1993) found that a high level, of eugenol, is toxic and overdosage on clove oil can cause liver damage, especially in children.  There is a need to conduct studies to determine how lower amounts may affect humans.

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Cloves, liver support

Studies have found that the compound eugenol has the locus standi to support the liver. For instance, one animal study(Al-Okbi et al. 2014) fed rats with fatty liver disease mixtures containing either clove oil or eugenol.  They found that both mixtures enhanced liver function, decreased inflammation, and lowered oxidative stress.  On the other hand, Ali et al.(2014) animal study also found that the eugenol found in cloves can reverse signs of liver cirrhosis or scarring of the liver. Do remember that these are animal studies only and human studies are limited.

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Lady Rejects Boyfriend’s Proposal On Their Graduation Day, Throws Ring Away (Video)

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Lady Rejects Boyfriend’s Proposal On Their Graduation Day, Throws Ring Away (Video)

According to a video gathered by GhanaCNN.com, a lady has rejected her boyfriend’s proposal on their graduation day.

She even collected the ring from him and threw it away to the shock of her already cheering friends.

Watch the video below:

 

 

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Police Fire Tear Gas To Disperse Rampaging Final Year Students Of UEW

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Police Fire Tear Gas To Disperse Rampaging Final Year Students Of UEW

Police have fired tear gas to disperse some level 400 students of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) who were demonstrating over discrepancies in their results.

According to the students, the school has failed to update their academic records on their portal.

The students say their academic results on the school’s notice board are different from what has been uploaded on their portal.

They have blamed the school authorities for what they say is a deliberate attempt to fail them since they cannot track their academic records.

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The university is expected to hold its graduation ceremony in three weeks’ time but the students say they want to know their true results before vacation.

Videos and images from the scene show some students blocking roads with tree branches preventing vehicles from entering the University.

A scheduled meeting expected to take place between final year students and management over the student’s concern did not happen which compelled the students to go on a rampage.

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This disrupted lectures and some administrative activities. The school’s authorities then called for police intervention leading to the firing of tear gas.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Mawutor Avorke later met the students and gave them assurances that the discrepancies would be resolved in a short time.

The students though satisfied with the assurances however promised to return to the streets if by Monday they did not see any concrete steps being taken to correct the mistakes.

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