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Steps in fighting cancer

Eat less meat Studies have shown that eating red meat ‘frequently’ increases the incidence of cancer. Eating red meat daily, and especially more than one serving per day, increases risk. Plant-based diets show the lowest risk. Eat more garlic According to the National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet on Garlic and Cancer …

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New ‘painless’ glaucoma surgery to start in 8 regions

BY MAAME EFUA OPHTHALMOLOGISTS IN eight regions of Ghana are preparing to offer the new painless glaucoma treatment introduced to Ghana by the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) to patients across the country. This was disclosed by the head of ophthalmology department of UHAS, Dr Alfred Osafo Kwaako, …

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ASA Koforidua Zongo Business Centre holds health screening

MUNTALLA INUSAH muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh THE KOFORIDUA Zongo Business Centre of the ASA Savings and Loans has, as part of its Corporate Social responsibility organised a medical outreach for its customers numbering over 150. The exercise was to help their customers and the community stay healthy as they do business and in …

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Diseases smoking causes

Lung Cancer More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer; it’s responsible for 87% of lung cancer deaths. Your chance of still being alive five years after being diagnosed is less than one in five. Heart …

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Snake-bites listed as global health priority

THE WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has passed a resolution recognising snake-bites as a global health priority. WHO says complications from snake-bites remain one of the most neglected tropical diseases. The resolution aims to ensure countries follow a common strategy in dealing with snake attacks. This will include providing cheaper antidotes …

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Parents sensitised to food nutrition, hygiene

Madam Naomi Ahortor, a Senior Nursing Officer in Public Health on Nutrition and Food Management, has said the human body needed essential nutritional substances to grow healthy. Ms Ahortor said the human body needed animal and plant proteins, carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, vitamins, minerals, fats and oil, and water, which …

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Health sector’s knowledge on cerebral palsy is limited – Research

THE DIRECTOR of the Centre for Learning and Childhood Development (CLCD), Dr Kwame Sakyi, on Saturday said knowledge on cerebral palsy among healthcare professionals is low compared to other disabilities. Dr Sakyi said a survey conducted among healthcare professionals showed that only about 35% of them understood and were able …

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Health benefits of tiger nuts

Tiger nuts (locally known as atadwe) are very high in fibre Tiger nuts are a very rich source of dietary fibre. Over 30% of a tiger nut is made of fibre and that is more than oats, bran and most vegetables and fruits. They help to control blood pressure One other …

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Growing resistance to antifungal drugs ‘a global issue’

SCIENTISTS ARE warning that levels of resistance to treatments for fungal infections are growing, which could lead to more outbreaks of disease. Intensive-care and transplant patients and those with cancer are most at risk because their immune systems cannot fight off the infections. Writing in ‘Science’, researchers said new treatments were …

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EPA warns of ‘poisonous’ fruits, vegetables on sale

THE ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency (EPA) has revealed that some Ghanaians may be consuming poisonous fruits and vegetables as some farmers have been flouting safety standards for production and packaging. According to the Agency, some farmers and vendors are using chemicals to maintain freshness and preserve vegetables and fruits. Speaking to …

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