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  • Use COA FS only as Food supplement

    June 12, 2017 1:55 PM 6

    Accra, June 12, GNA - The Center of Awareness (COA) on Friday, emphasised that its product, the COA FS, is a food supplement and not for any therapeutic purposes, neither is it a replacement for Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ATR). A statement issued in Accra by COA said the product was registered by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) “as a food supplement

  • Ghanaians urged to be hygienic

    June 10, 2017 12:08 PM 1

    Gomoa-Pomadze (C/R), June 10, GNA – Mr Raymond Kweku Appiah-Kubi, an executive member of the Gomoa-Pomadze Town Development Committee has urged Ghanaians to maintain sound environmental hygiene all the time to avoid diseases. He said good environmental sanitation was the only best way to make the citizenry look healthier and avoid the outbreak of communicable

  • Fistula and autism patients to be included in LEAP

    June 10, 2017 4:22 AM 9

    Fistula and autism patients as well as patients of sicknesses that make it difficult for patients to work productively would now be included in the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme. Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) announced this when she led a team from the Ministry to monitor

  • Mars recalls chocolates over salmonella fear

    June 9, 2017 4:20 PM 31

    Chocolate maker Mars is recalling some bars of Galaxy, Maltesers Teasers and bags of Minstrels due to the "potential presence of salmonella". Mars said the products, for sale in the UK and Ireland, should not be eaten. "We are working closely with the relevant food safety authorities and our customers to ensure that the affected products are no longer

  • FDA Strengthens its food safety enforcement exercise

    June 7, 2017 2:01 PM 15

    Accra, June 07, GNA – The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is strengthening its food safety enforcement exercise for food vendors who do not comply with the laws and standards of food safety to face the full rigorous of the law. Ms. Maria Aba Lovelace-Johnson, the Head of the Food Safety Management Department, FDA said this at a training programme organised

  • Tobacco Free Network of CNY Observes World no Tobacco Day – Oswego County Today – Oswego County Home Page

    May 31, 2017 12:08 PM 4

    OSWEGO COUNTY – World No Tobacco Day is a global effort to reduce the negative impact of tobacco in our communities. The adverse effects of tobacco use are evident in our community from tobacco-related illnesses to tobacco litter among where our children play. Not only smokers are affected by tobacco; according to the CDC, research has shown that 41,000 Americans

  • World No Tobacco Day: Try These Tips to Quit Smoking

    May 31, 2017 9:20 AM 6

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 is the World Health Organization's (WHO) annual World No Tobacco Day. For those planning on using the day as their quit date, we've rounded up eight top tips from the WHO to make 2017 the year you successfully quit smoking. Set a quit date for as soon as possible to help keep you focused and motivated on achieving your goal. It could

  • Study reveals high environmental cost of tobacco

    May 31, 2017 9:20 AM 3

    Using images of health professionals to win the trust of the public and downplay the growing concern over smoking continued until the early '60s. In 1965, the Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act was passed; it was updated in 1969 to read as it does in this ad: "Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined that Cigarette Smoking Is Dangerous to Your Health

  • Tobacco kills seven million people, gulps $1.4 trillion annually – WHO

    May 31, 2017 6:21 AM 32

    Tobacco use kills more than seven million people annually and costs over $1.4 trillion in healthcare expenditure and lost productivity, the World Health Organisation, WHO, says. The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. Stamping out tobacco use can save millions of lives and combat poverty, WHO said, spotlighting

  • Passive Smoking: The Unfortunate Consequences of Second Hand Smoking

    May 31, 2017 6:14 AM 14

    Passive smoking can harm your body because the smoke released in the air contains more than 4,000 chemicals, many of which are irritants and toxins. Smoke can stay in the air for up to 2.5 hours, even with a window open. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco use nearly kills six million people worldwide each year. A severe consequence