HEALTH


November 20, 2017
Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

Women are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent stillbirth. A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk

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November 17, 2017
Ghana ranks 6th on diabetes table in Africa

Ghana has been ranked sixth among other Africa countries, according to statistics by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on diabetes between 2016 and 2017. The Chairperson of International Diabetes Federation

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November 10, 2017
Sack our Director or we’ll free patients – Ankaful Psychiatric Nurses

Nurses of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region have threatened to declare a strike and release all patients on admission if government retains the facility’s medical director, Dr

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November 9, 2017
Breast cancer ‘can return 15 years after treatment

Breast cancer can resurface after remaining dormant for 15 years following successful treatment, a study has found. Women with large tumours and cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes

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November 7, 2017
Red Cross official stole $2.7m during Liberia’s Ebola epidemic

Liberians were dying in their thousands from the Ebola epidemic that plagued the country in 2014 while donor funds sent to the Liberia National Red Cross Society to fight the

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October 21, 2017
Robert Mugabe named as goodwill ambassador by WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as a “goodwill ambassador” to help tackle non-communicable diseases. New WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised Zimbabwe

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October 16, 2017
Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated. They were then

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October 9, 2017
Tunisia health minister dies after charity run

Tunisia’s health minister has died of a heart attack after taking part in a charity marathon to help fight cancer. Slim Chaker, 56, fell ill after running some 500 metres,

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September 28, 2017
25m unsafe abortions occur each year worldwide

Worldwide, 25 million unsafe abortions (45% of all abortions) occurred every year between 2010 and 2014, according to a new study by WHO and the Guttmacher Institute published Thursday. September

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September 27, 2017
10,000 Ghanaians suffering from dementia

An estimated 10,000 Ghanaians are suffering from dementia, which is a neurological disorder that affects the brain leading to the gradual loss of the short-term memory of an individual. The

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