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  • FDA introduces online reporting system

    June 24, 2017 10:28 AM 2

    The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) on Wednesday introduced an online reporting system called Safety Watch System (SWS) to enable health workers report on safety issues related to drugs, vaccines and other regulated products to the Authority. The SWS was also to complement the already existing system for reporting adverse events using the paper Adverse

  • Stop Making Noise, Stonebwoy's Wife Is A Mere Dentist

    June 23, 2017 9:50 AM 3

    Afia Schwarzenegger has shut down persons hyping Dr. Louisa Ansong, wife of dancehall sensation Stonebwoy, particularly YFM, stating that she is a mere dentist. She indicated that, Reggie Rockstone got married to a medical doctor and a daughter to ex-president Dr. Hilla Limann and yet no one heard anything about her so why the noise over Stonebwoy's

  • Turns out, coconut oil isn't as healthy as you think

    June 20, 2017 6:05 PM 4

    COCONUT OIL is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts. According to the American Heart Association, coconut oil is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol – despite it being commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for us than other saturated fats. A review of seven controlled

  • First Sickle Cell pre-conception screening project launched

    June 20, 2017 4:20 PM 3

    The Sickle Cell Condition Awareness Advocates (SICCA), a non-governmental organisation, in partnership with the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, has launched the first Sickle Cell Pre-conception Screening Project in Ghana. The Project, which was on the theme: “Sickle Cell is Preventable; Know your Sickle Cell Status”, sought to increase public awareness

  • The telling journey of a Sickle Strong Warrior!

    June 19, 2017 4:50 PM 21

    I am Yasmine Ponle Okudzeto, a 37 year old Muslimah, an entrepreneur, a mother and a sickle strong warrior. Today, 19th June is the World Sickle Cell Day and it is my hope to create enough awareness about Sickle Cell. I was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia when I was three months old, and since then my life has been a roller coaster of pain agony and frustration

  • Meet Niibi Nii, a one in a million sickle cell advocate

    June 19, 2017 4:17 PM 24

    Not knowing what is going to cause your demise is scary enough; but knowing, and having to face it is something very few comprehend, Niibi as he's affectionately called by his friends and colleagues vividly recounts his first brush with death. "I was about nine years old and had suffered an attack, so my mother rushed me to the hospital. It was in the mid- nineties

  • Study: Coconut oil actually isn't healthy

    June 19, 2017 3:31 PM 3

    Coconut oil is commonly sold as a healthier alternative to other oils, but according to the American Heart Association its just as unhealthy as beef drippings and butter. According to the study, coconut oil is made up of about 82% saturated fat - far greater than most other oils. It's worth pointing out that not all saturated fats are bad for you but ultimately

  • Legacy Community Health walks back claim of 6 Zika cases

    June 16, 2017 9:36 PM 7

    Legacy Community Health has walked back on its claim that six local pregnant woman have tested positive for Zika. In a news release, the chief medical officer Dr. Ann Barnes said an "in-depth review" of the six alleged cases concluded only that the women were "exposed to a flavivirus, which can include Zika as well as other viruses." "The laboratory

  • Health alert! Coconut Oil is as bad for you as beef fat and butter

    June 16, 2017 7:02 PM 27

    Step away from that coconut! The American Heart Association just released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. In fact, coconut oil may be as unhealthy as beef drippings and butter. Gulp! In an unpleasant surprise for many health food devotees, research showed that coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled

  • Red Cross Blood Drive stops at the OPL June 28

    June 16, 2017 4:16 AM 7 1

    Blood donors can help alleviate the severe blood shortage in New York hospitals by coming to Oneida Public Library on Wednesday, June 28, between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. for the American Red Cross Blood Drive being held there. The OPL at 220 Broad St. in Oneida is cooperating with the American Red Cross by providing space and refreshments for donors. To schedule