HEALTH


December 13, 2018
Restaurant dishes ‘contain more calories than fast-food meals’

The calorie content of meals in UK restaurants is “excessive” and sit-down restaurants are unhealthier than fast-food chains, BMJ research suggests. Health experts say meals should not exceed 600 calories, but

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December 11, 2018
Why are so many countries now saying cannabis is OK?

Around the world attitudes towards the use of cannabis are shifting. Mexico’s new government plans to legalise recreational cannabis use, as does the incoming government of Luxembourg. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s

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December 11, 2018
Puzzle solving ‘won’t stop mental decline’

Doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku does not protect against mental decline, according to a new study. The idea of “use it or lose it” when it comes to our brains

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December 4, 2018
‘Drones for medical supplies necessary; don’t politicize it’ – Ghana Health Service

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has described the drone delivery of medical supplies as the most efficient and cost-effective means of reaching under-served areas in the country. According to the

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December 3, 2018
Gov’t signs $12m deal for nationwide drone delivery of medical supplies

A $12 million contract for the design, installation and operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones, for the delivery of medicines and other medical supplies to health

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November 30, 2018
Keto diet has long term health effects – Dietician

Dieticians have warned individuals to desist from depending on a ketogenic diet as a means of losing weight. According to Nana Kofi Owusu, a dietician and a lecturer at the

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November 29, 2018
Measles resurgence ‘due to vaccine hesitancy’, WHO

There has been a worldwide resurgence of measles, with many countries experiencing “severe and protracted” outbreaks last year, a report warns. The World Health Organization data shows a rise in

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November 26, 2018
Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

For decades, marijuana, popularly known as “wee” in Ghana has sparked debates of its use. Its acceptance into the Ghanaian society has been met with stiff resistance. It’s a forbidden

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November 22, 2018
MoH bans codeine cough syrups

The Ministry of Health has by executive instrument banned the sale of codeine induced cough syrups and restricted access to tramadol induced drugs in pharmacies or chemical shops nationwide with

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November 13, 2018
Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer

A new discovery could explain why obese people are more likely to develop cancer, scientists say. A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancerous tissue gets clogged by

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