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  • Fewer Indians use tobacco but India still world's no. 2 consumer, producer

    May 31, 2017 3:45 AM 7

    Tobacco is responsible for nearly 50% cancers in India and 90% of mouth cancers Fewer Indians used tobacco in 2015-16 than a decade ago, but only China consumes and produces more tobacco, keeping cancer rates high, according to the latest national health data. tops the north-east list, with 80.4% men and 59.2% women between 15 and 49 years of age consuming

  • Stronger Tobacco-control Measures Vital, WHO Warns

    May 30, 2017 10:24 PM 5

    The World Health Organization warns that more than 7 million people die prematurely every year from tobacco-related causes, and it's a costly drain on national economies. In advance of World No Tobacco day, to be observed Wednesday, the global health agency urged governments to implement strong tobacco control measures for the health of their people

  • Food poisoning not cause of sickness of Juaben SHS students – GES

    May 29, 2017 3:26 PM 6

    The Ghana Education Service (GES) says abdominal upset experienced by some female students of the Juaben senior high school in the Eastern Region is not the result of food poisoning. Several students of the school were rushed to the St. Joseph Hospital last Friday in suspected cases food poisoning. The students, largely females, were reported to have complained

  • Watch Video Of Newborn Baby Who Tried To Walk Immediately After Birth

    May 29, 2017 12:20 PM 4

    A baby girl born in a hospital in Brazil has stunned staff after she appeared to try to walk just minutes after she was born. The video of the newborn, which has now gone viral on the internet, shows the child trying to pump her legs in a walking motion as a midwife held her in her arms. The nurses were reportedly surprised by the baby's sudden urge to walk. The midwife

  • New Juaben SHS Stds suffering from “spiritual attack” – GES

    May 29, 2017 12:09 PM 7

    The Ghana Education Service is suspecting spiritual attack following the sudden collapse of female students at New Juaben Senior High School in the Eastern region. Several female students of the school in Koforidua have been rushed to different hospitals over suspected food contamination. According to Starr News’ Kojo Ansah, some of the students were rushed

  • N. Juaben students rushed to hosp. for food poisoning

    May 29, 2017 7:56 AM 5

    Several female students of the Juaben Senior High School in Koforidua in the Eastern region have been admitted in different hospitals in Koforidua following what is believed to be a food contamination incident. According to Starr News’ Kojo Ansah, some of the students were rushed to the Eastern regional government hospital after the St. Joseph Hospital

  • Chocolate tied to decreased risk of irregular heart rhythm

    May 23, 2017 10:49 PM 8

    Eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease the risk of a common and serious type of irregular heart rhythm, according to a new study of people in Denmark. People who ate chocolate one to three times per month were about 10 percent less likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation than those who ate the sweet treat less than once a month

  • First Lady Meets First Black Female Neurosurgery Resident At Johns Hopkins Hospital

    May 20, 2017 4:13 PM 8

    The first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has finally met Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, the first black female neurosurgery resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Nancy became known after she had the opportunity to be a resident neurosurgery resident the John Hopkins hospital. Her feat which was widely reported by both local and international media won her a national recognition

  • Donor, recipient of first womb transplant recovering well

    May 20, 2017 6:29 AM 10

    A day after the country's first womb transplant, the 21-year-old recipient and her mother who donated her uterus are both doing fine, said doctors at the Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI). "Both the donor and the recipient are doing fine. The donor is already taking oral feeds," said Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, medical director, Galaxy hospital

  • Abortion pills accessed online are as safe, effective as clinics: study

    May 17, 2017 1:28 AM 9

    Telemedicine may be option in countries where service is restricted, researchers suggest Medical abortions done at home using pills and an online telemedicine service appear to be just as safe and effective as those done at legal clinics, a new study has found. And it's an approach that the Canadian health-care system may be able to learn from, the author