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  • More Ghanaian Children Missing Out On Immunisation

    September 5, 2017 6:58 AM 11

    The Ministry of Health has warned that national efforts at reducing vaccine-preventable diseases and death among children could suffer a major setback if parents and caregivers do not avail their children to full immunisation programmes. The ministry is worried that although a large number of parents start vaccination programmes for their children not long after

  • High Salt Intake May Double Heart Failure Risk

    August 28, 2017 8:04 PM 12

    Study offers another reason to watch your intake MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A high-salt diet significantly increases the risk for heart failure. That's the conclusion of Finnish researchers who found that people who consume more than 13,700 milligrams of salt a day -- about 2.5 teaspoons -- had double the risk for heart failure than low-salt

  • BJP Mandalgarh MLA Kirti Kumari dies of swine flu

    August 28, 2017 6:11 AM 20

    BJP MLA from Mandalgarh in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district, Kirti Kumari, today died of swine flu at a private hospital in the city. BJP MLA from Mandalgarh in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district, Kirti Kumari, today died of swine flu at a private hospital in the city. The 50-year-old was admitted to Fortis Hospital yesterday from the state-run SMS Hospital

  • 3 simple ways to treat acne and pimples with toothpaste

    August 25, 2017 10:55 AM 22

    Skin Care 3 simple ways to treat acne and pimples with toothpaste Acne is a common skin problem that affects people of all ages. Teenagers suffer the most from acne because of the increased hormone levels in their body. Combine enough amounts of salt and toothpaste. Mix well and apply the mixture on the pimples affected areas. Garlic has anti-bacterial

  • Cardiac and communicable diseases surge in mining areas

    August 24, 2017 11:22 PM 23

    Cardiac and communicable diseases are reported to be on the rise across communities in the Ashanti Region, where illegal mining has been pronounced. Regional Director of Health, Dr. Alexis Nang-Beifubah, said the massive pollution of air, water bodies and the environment through uncontrolled activities of the miners, was to blame for the disturbing situation

  • Ghana Imports 30million Condoms Every Year

    August 24, 2017 8:22 AM 15

    The Ghana AIDS Commission has explained that Ghana imports about 30 million condoms annually, but usage is on the low side. According to the acting Director of Technical Services at the Ghana AIDS Commission, Mr Cosmos Ohene-Adjei, the low patronage of condoms in the country was worrying in relation to efforts at ensuring the prevention of new cases

  • Study: Majority of babies not sleeping safely

    August 23, 2017 2:24 AM 15

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/CNN) - According to a new study in the medical journal Pediatrics, only 43.7 percent of American parents report that they always put their babies to bed on their backs. The study surveyed more than 3,000 mothers. Of those surveyed, nearly 80 percent say they usually, but not always, put their babies to sleep on their backs. This finding

  • FDA says Kpando residents knew consuming Pufferfish could kill

    August 19, 2017 12:14 PM 19

    Volta Region FDA says Kpando residents knew consuming Pufferfish could kill It came to the conclusion after speaking to market women and residents of Kpando about the poisonous fish that killed four on Thursday. “Our officer in the area indicated that when they went around speaking to the market women and indigenes, they all established that it is a fish they are aware

  • 7-year-old accident victim requires GhȻ700 daily for medical upkeep

    August 18, 2017 2:52 PM 11

    Doctors the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi say a 7-year-old boy who was run over by a truck at Samproso in Offinso, needs GhȻ700 daily for medical care. The boy got involved in the accent on his way home after he was allegedly sacked from school for owing Gh¢2.20 pesewas. The school has however denied the claim. The tragedy has resulted

  • USAID outdoors campaign to prevent HIV and AIDS

    August 17, 2017 3:29 PM 28

    USAID in collaboration with the Ghana Football Association and stakeholders in the health sector has outdoored a project dubbed “Protect the Goal” campaign to prevent HIV and AIDS in the country. The campaign illustrates the power of protection and fosters HIV prevention and treatment among the youth through a ‘practice safe sex’ communication strategy