Health

Processed meat ‘linked to breast cancer’

Regularly eating foods like bacon and sausages may raise the risk of breast cancer, according to researchers. A review of studies found women who ate high levels of processed meat had a 9% increased risk of the cancer compared with those who ate little of it. The study backs up previous findings of the World Health Organization, which says processed ...

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Women in their 9th month of pregnancy need more sex – Midwife

A Senior Midwife at the Achimota Hospital Maame Akosua Asante says pregnant women in their ninth month of pregnancy need more sex. According to her, there is a hormone in the sperm which helps speed up labour hence her advice. “Women who are almost due for labour need more sex, especially if they have no complications “Sex at this stage ...

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Ex-nurse, 52, with a rare water allergy can only shower twice a YEAR and has to avoid rain or she will break out in agonising blisters

A former nurse breaks out in agonising hives and blister if she is touched by even the smallest drop of water. Maxine Jones, 52, claims she is living a ‘prison sentence’ because of her aquagenic urticaria – a hypersensitivity to water. Ms Jones, of Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire, can only shower twice a year because of the condition, thought to strike ...

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No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

Bad news for those who enjoy what they think is a healthy glass of wine a day. A large new global study published in the Lancet has confirmed previous research which has shown that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. The researchers admit moderate drinking may protect against heart disease but found that the risk of cancer and ...

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Govt Hospitals Granted Power To Do Individual Recruitment – Dr Nsiah-Asare

The Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) Dr Nsiah Asare has stated that government has agreed not to directly post health workers to health facilities in the country. According to him, the various regional and district hospitals, based on GHS’ staffing norms, will be given recruitment quotas to “advertise and manage their recruitment process.” Dr Asare who was ...

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Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared ‘contacts’

Ebola Medical workers disinfect a coffin of a deceased unconfirmed Ebola patient at the Ebola Treatment Centre in Beni on August 13, 2018. PHOTO | AFP First reported on August 1 in the North Kivu province, the current outbreak has killed 49 of the 90 cases reported. A further 2,000 people feared to have come into contact with the virus. ...

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DRUG ABUSE IN GHANA: CAUSES, EFFECTS AND SOLUTIONS. 

Obviously, one of the ill plaguing Ghana today is the misuse of drugs specifically “Tramadol” and other forms of substances which are either poorly regulated or banned for use in the country. Like a strike of light to a petrol or a smoker puffing cigarette smoke in the sky, illegal use and abuse of drugs has engulfed our society so ...

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