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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Ghana ranks lowest in sanitation report

Ghana ranks lowest in sanitation levels among all lower middle-income countries, although richer than a lot. That’s according to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Chief of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), David...

Do you live in the world’s laziest country?

US scientists have amassed "planetary-scale" data from people's smartphones to see how active we really are. The Stanford University analysis of 68 million days' worth of minute-by-minute data showed the average number of daily steps...

Health Ministry ‘choked’ with GHC130m debt

The Ministry of Health has been burdened with GHC 130 debt, a situation that has gotten stakeholders fearing it will impede the delivery of health services across the nation. The development, according to the sector...

Tramadol dose kills man in Kumasi

An unidentified man believed to be in his 30s has been found dead at Adehyeman Area, a business hub in Kumasi. He reportedly took some dosage of Tramadol tablets, a known narcotic drug, which is...
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Use social media to promote healthy living – Lecturer tells government

Dr. Jemima Nunoo, a lecturer at the Centre for Management Development of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), has called on government to champion the growth of Ghana’s health sector through...

Oral sex is unhealthy and senseless – Doctor

The Medical Director at the Brong Ahafo Region Hospital, Dr. Jacob K. Abrebrese, has described oral sex as indecent, uncivilized and an undisciplined act. Speaking in an interview with Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said, oral...

Health Ministry raises alert over ‘strange disease’ in Liberia

The Ministry of Health has issued a health alert over what says is a “strange disease” that has claimed the lives of eleven people in Liberia. The Ministry says it received information from the West...

Marijuana causes infertility in men – Chief Psychiatrist warns

Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and Chief Psychiatrist, Dr. Akwasi Osei has warned of the usage of marijuana – saying it causes infertility in men. It does not only cause mental disorders...

Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease

Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are under way after successful studies in mice. Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna are testing the safety of their experimental treatment in...

Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter’

Coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts.It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice. Coconut oil is...

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