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Health benefits of peanut oil

Cholesterol levels Unlike many other vegetable oils, peanut oil is actually free of any cholesterol, which is one of the major contributing factors to complicated heart conditions such as atherosclerosis, which is basically clogging of the arteries. Heart health Peanut oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, like oleic acid, which increase the levels of ‘good …

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Zoomlion and AMA partner Cape Town  to achieve clean Accra

BY ZOOMLION GHANA ZOOMLION GHANA Limited and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) have collaborated with the City of Cape Town in South Africa to be able to feed into President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s mantra of making Accra one of the cleanest cities in the sub-region. This effort by the …

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Mortuary workers bear teeth at govt over poor conditions of service.

MORTUARY WORKERS Association of Ghana (MOWAG) members in state hospitals across the country are up in arms with government over their poor working conditions over the years and have served notice they will embark on strike on November 20. According to MOWAG, they have been neglected by the state for …

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Over 53,000 abortions recorded in 2017 – Study

FIGURES FROM the Ghana Health Service (GHS) have revealed that 53,114 abortions case were supervised in public health facilities in the country in 2017. Unsafe abortion also recorded 13,918 in the same period as compared to 15,325 cases in 2016, Mr Raphael Godlove Athena, the Chief Executive Officer of Global …

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Women believe pastors more than doctors’ advice -Nurse

BY PHILIP ANTOH    |    philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh THE FOUNDER of Lurel Women Health Foundation and public health nurse at Adabraka Polyclinic, Mrs Cindy Ofori-Appiah, has said many Ghanaian women do not regard medical advice in relation to their health but rather turn to believe advice from pastors. Mrs Ofori-Appiah said …

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Importance of breastfeeding on mothers

A healthier baby The incidences of pneumonia, colds and viruses are reduced among breastfed babies. Gastrointestinal infections like diarrhea which can be devastating, especially in developing countries are also less common. Long-term protection, too Breastfeed your baby and you reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions such as type I …

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Asthma prevention and effective management

BY OKOENE CHINENYE CYNTHIA ASTHMA IS a lower respiratory track disease; it is a pulmonary obstructive disease. It is also called “Reactive Airway Disease.” Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and broncho-spasm. Asthma is a disease that …

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Hidden powers of drinking water

BY OKOENE CHINENYE CYNTHIA ALL LIVING things need water to survive. For instance, the human body is made up of 70% of water. You can help your body by drinking water when you are thirsty and drinking extra water when you exercise and when it is warm out there. Drinking …

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Relieving stress without drugs

BY OKOENE CHINENYE CYNTHIA DRUG ABUSE often stems from misguided attempts to manage stress. Many people turn to alcohol or drugs to unwind and relax after a stressful event, or to cover up painful memories and emotions, but there are healthier ways to keep your stress level in check. You …

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School feeding kitchen angers residents

As caterer cooks in dusty structure for over 300 pupils BY PHILIP ANTOH  |  philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh THE HEAD TEACHER, teachers and pupils of Ayikuma M/A Basic School in the Ga South Municipality in the Greater Accra Region are counting on the benevolence of corporate Ghana to construct a fitting kitchen for the …

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