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  • Huge crowd participate in breast cancer awareness campaign in Koforidua

    October 15, 2017 2:24 PM 3

    Koforidua (E/R), Oct. 15, GNA – Thousands of residents of Koforidua trooped to the streets of the New Juaben Municipality to participate in the walk for the breast cancer awareness campaign organized by Breast Care International (BCI) over the weekend. The walk which started around 0700 hrs saw people from the New Juaben Municipality and other parts

  • Does breast-feeding really decrease my cancer risk?

    October 15, 2017 1:06 PM 11

    For babies, the benefits of breast-feeding are clear: a stronger immune system, reduced risk for some chronic health conditions and a closer bond with mom. But does breast-feeding also protect women against breast cancer? Nursing has been linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer risk in both pre- and post-menopausal women. But, says Virginia Borges

  • VVIP to embark on campaign to stop abuse of hard drugs

    October 14, 2017 6:26 AM 12

    Source: Ghana | Hitz FM | Nana Qwame Larbi Music group VVIP is embarking on a campaign to create awareness and eradicate the abuse of hard drugs in the country. Speaking with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Reggie Rockstone, a member of the group revealed that they decided to embark on the awareness because his wife, a medical doctor, has handled

  • Focus on breast cancer awareness

    October 13, 2017 7:45 AM 11

    Women are being reminded early detection of breast cancer can save lives, as Hedland prepares to turn the town pink for Pink Ribbon Day in the coming weeks. There will be many activities packed into the breakfast at Gateway Village in South Hedland, including live entertainment, live and silent auctions, lucky dips, and prizes for the best dressed male and female

  • Cruising the Murray for better health

    October 13, 2017 12:41 AM 6

    ABOUT 80 people enjoyed a cruise on the MV Mary Ann on Tuesday as part of Mental Health Week. The cruise was organised by the Campaspe Murray Mental Health Network. This year’s theme was mental health in the workplace, with Bendigo Health consultant psychiatrist Erihana Ryan highlighting the importance of having a balance of work, play and love in our lives

  • World Mental Health Day: 7 reasons people don’t seek treatment for mental disorders

    October 12, 2017 4:58 AM 5

    78 per cent for alcohol dependence, 59 per cent for obsessive-compulsive disorder, 57 per cent for anxiety disorder and 56 per cent for major depression are the rates of not seeking treatment for the corresponding diseases. Are we surprised? Not exactly. With any kind of mental illness being called ‘madness’ in our country, people do not come out of the ‘closet’

  • Reps summon health minister over Monkeypox virus

    October 11, 2017 8:08 AM 11

    The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, summoned the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, over the outbreak of monkeypox in the country. lawmaker from Bayelsa State, Mr. Diri Douye, raised the issue under matters of urgent national importance, praying that the minister should be summoned. “The House is concerned by the shocking admission of Adewole

  • AIIMS plans to launch mental health programme for schoolchildren

    October 11, 2017 1:44 AM 9

    Initiative meant to reach out to students through videos, theatre and group activities The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has tied up with the Mental Health Foundation (India) to start “School Health Clubs”, an initiative aimed at engaging with students to ensure their mental and emotional well-being in the future. Speaking about the programme

  • Here's what 12 weeks of eating lots of sugar does to your body

    October 10, 2017 8:39 PM 9

    Fitness and Weight Loss Here's what 12 weeks of eating lots of sugar does to your body In the study, researchers recruited 25 men with high levels of liver fat—a condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, which can often serve as a harbinger for heart issues—and those with low levels of liver fat. Then, they put each group on two diets

  • Three men speak about their fight with mental illness on World Mental Health Day

    October 10, 2017 2:37 PM 14

    An exclusive survey for WalesOnline has shown that two thirds of people describe mental health services as 'poor' or 'very poor' One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in their lives - it could be an acquaintance, the person sitting next to you or it could be you. As part of World Mental Health Day, we're publishing a series