HEALTH


April 19, 2018
Zimbabwe sacks 10,000 nurses on strike

Zimbabwe’s government has sacked more than 10,000 nurses who went on strike on Monday, in an apparently hardline attempt to quell labour unrest. Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga said the nurses had

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April 11, 2018
Baby dies as doctor cuts oxygen supply over nonpayment of bills

A nine-week-old baby boy has died at the St Gregory Hospital at Kasoa in the Central Region because his parents could not afford the cost of aiding his breathing with

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April 9, 2018
Fake Oxytocin ‘Kills’ Patient In Maternity Ward

A young chartered accountant has been reported dead after a counterfeit brand of Oxytocin administered in a maternity ward when she began to bleed excessively after delivery failed to save

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March 31, 2018
3 Die From Contaminated Injections At New Senchi Health Centre

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has stated that its preliminary investigations indicates that three people who died at the New Senchi Health Centre at Akrade in the Asuogyaman District

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March 29, 2018
9,199 Nurses Posted

The National Service Scheme (NSS) has released postings of nine thousand one hundred and ninety-nine (9,199) nurses for the 2018/2019 service year to various health facilities in all 10 regions

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March 27, 2018
Where fat goes when you lose weight

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales. Even the 150 doctors, dietitians

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March 22, 2018
Male contraceptive pill safe to use

A male contraceptive pill has been developed which is effective, safe and does not harm sex drive, scientists have announced. In what has been described as a “major step forward”,

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March 12, 2018
Ghana to ban Shisha, electronic cigarette

Ghana is working to ban the smoking of the wind-pipe tobacco popularly known as Shisha and electronic cigarette by the middle of 2018. This is according to the Principal Research

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March 2, 2018
Doctors ‘perform brain surgery on wrong patient’

Four Kenyan medics have been suspended after cutting open the skull of the wrong patient at a hospital in Nairobi. One patient needed surgery for a blood clot on the

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March 2, 2018
Diabetes is actually five separate diseases, research

Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form. Diabetes – or uncontrolled blood sugar levels – is normally split into type 1 and

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