Category: Health

Shorter people run higher risk of diabetes – Study

Shorter people run higher risk of diabetes – Study

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Shorter people are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published Tuesday. Each additional 10 centimetres in height translates into a 41 percent smaller chance of contracting the disease in men and a 33 percent smaller chance in women, according to t ...
Cooks advised to undergo regular medical check-ups

Cooks advised to undergo regular medical check-ups

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Mr Pious Akambe, the Environmental Officer in charge of Kassena-Nankana Municipal, has advised members of the public who rely on firewood and charcoal for cooking to constantly undergo medical examination to ascertain their health status. He urged particularly caterers of the seni ...
Why red wine in moderation could be good for your gut

Why red wine in moderation could be good for your gut

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Red wine could be good for the gut, increasing the number of different types of helpful bacteria that can live there, according to researchers. The benefits are likely to come from polyphenols - compounds that white wine, beer and cider have far less of, the King's College London ...
Allied Health Professions Council gets new office

Allied Health Professions Council gets new office

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Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister for Health, has called for the strengthening of the licensing and registration regime for allied health professionals to ensure that quality care is provided to the people. He said the harm caused by the quack professionals in medical laboratori ...
Breast Society highlights guidelines for breast cancer management

Breast Society highlights guidelines for breast cancer management

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The Breast Society of Ghana has projected a national guideline for Breast Cancer Management to enable practitioners in the profession to execute their duties effectively and efficiently to manage and reduce breast cancer cases in the country. Dr Verna Vanderpuye, the National Radi ...
Medical Director bemoans absenteeism of health staff at work

Medical Director bemoans absenteeism of health staff at work

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Dr Patrick Atobrah, Medical Director of the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga has expressed worry about the attitude of some health professionals towards the delivery of health care at the facility. He said health professionals, especially nurses and midwives in the facil ...
NAKDeF donates ambulance to New Abirem Government Hospital

NAKDeF donates ambulance to New Abirem Government Hospital

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The Newmont Akyem Development Foundation (NAKDeF) has donated an ambulance to the New Abirem Government Hospital to improve health care delivery at the hospital. The ambulance is a Toyota land cruiser with basic emergency kits such as oxygen inhaler, fire extinguisher, stretcher, ...

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