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Nipah virus predicted to cause next human pandemic

GHANA’S VETERINARY Service is putting health officials on high alert after antibodies of a virus, known as Nipah virus, was detected in parts of Africa. Wildlife veterinary specialist, Dr Richard Suu-Ire, indicates the disease is predicted to potentially cause the next world pandemic. “We’ve proved beyond doubt this virus is …

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5,000 Ghanaians die of diabetes

MEDICAL EXPERTS in the Central Region are calling for drastic measures to stop the increasing rate of diabetes in the country.   The disease, according to the experts, has assumed an alarming proportion necessitating urgent steps to curb further infections in the country.   Speaking to Ultimate FM, a senior …

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Health benefits of walking for middle-aged people

Walking strengthens your heart Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by walking regularly. It is great cardio exercise, lowering levels of bad cholesterol while increasing levels of good cholesterol Lowers disease risk A regular walking habit slashes the risk of type 2 diabetes by around 60% and you …

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Youth urged to donate blood to stay healthy

BY EDMUND QUAYNOR THE YOUTH have been urged to regularly donate blood to help save life and stay healthy. Ms Agnes Avorwulanu, the health resource person of the Trinity Presbyterian Church at Adweso, near Koforidua, gave the advice when the Youth People’s Guild (YPG) of the church organised a blood …

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2018 World Health Day to focus on universal health coverage

THE MINISTRY of Health (MOH), Ghana Health Service (GHS) and other stakeholders will commemorate this year’s World Health Day on the general theme: “Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere’ with the slogan being ‘Health for All.’ In Ghana, all the stakeholders will commemorate the day with a national launch on Wednesday, …

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Basic causes of bad breath

Poor oral hygiene The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Bacteria that build up on your teeth particularly between them as well as your tongue and gums, can produce unpleasant smelling gases. These bacteria are also responsible for gum disease and tooth decay. Food and drink Eating strongly flavoured …

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Ghanaians cautioned against abuse of pain killers

FROM STEPHEN OPPONG MENSAH, KUMASI mensahs30@yahoo.com THE CHIEF Executive Officer (CEO) of Faith Homeopathic Clinic at Ahenema-Kokoben, near Kumasi, Mrs Elizabeth Faith Nkrumah, has cautioned Ghanaians to desist from abusing drugs meant to control bodily pains, commonly referred to as pain killers. She observed that most people have resorted to …

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Back pain causes: Painful symptoms result of serious health problem

BACK PAIN is very common and usually improves within a few weeks, but in rare cases it can be a sign of a more serious health problem. While back pain is often linked to problems with posture, it can be an indication of a broken bone in the spine. How …

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Tips that may help reduce backache, speed up recovery

Stay as active as possible and try to continue your daily activities – this is one of the most important things you can do, as resting for long periods is likely to make the pain worse. Try exercises and stretches for back pain; other activities such as walking, swimming, yoga …

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State sponsored funerals are a drain on the economy; change it

FUNERALS SEEM to have taken centre stage in our lives these past few years and it’s extremely worrying to those who have the economic well-being of the nation at heart. Funerals generally take a toll on the economy but when they are held on Fridays and are state-sponsored the magnitude …

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GAMSL cries for governing board

THE SECRETARIAT of the Ghana Association of Medical Lab Scientists (GAMLS) led by its president, Dr Awinibuno Ignatius, is calling for the immediate formation of the governing board of the Allied Health Professionals in the country. In addition, the association has once again called on the government to speed up …

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Health benefits of Black Seed

It goes by many names, including black caraway, Roman coriander and black cumin, to name a few. But no matter what these seeds are called, they are loaded with health benefits that we are only beginning to understand.   Type 2 diabetes Researchers have found that just two grams of black …

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Why rubbing your eyes is making you look old and tired

YOU’RE EXHAUSTED after a long day at work. You find yourself slumped in your chair, head in your hands, when your hands slowly begin to creep toward your eyes. Next thing you know, you’re giving your eyes a good rub — and for some reason, you start to feel better. …

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Open defaecation: Tourists vow never to swim at Ghana’s beaches

GHANA WILL have to intensify the fight against open defaecation or risks losing tourists, which may eventually lead to the collapse of the tourism industry in the country. This is because tourists visiting the country are gradually getting fed up with the insanitary state of most of the tourist sites, …

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Four steps in avoiding breast cancer

Limit alcohol   The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. The general recommendation based on research on the effect of alcohol on breast cancer risk is to limit yourself to less than 1 drink per day as even small amounts increase risk.   Don’t …

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