Archive for Health

  • October 28, 2021

    16 Fertility...

    Lifestyle style habits and a fast-paced life could bring in certain changes in our health, including fertility. When you are planning to start a family, you would want to improve your fertility to increase your chances of getting pregnant. In that case, you could try yoga for better fertility. Fertility...

  • October 28, 2021

    NHIS Promoting...

    The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is improving health financing and good health among Ghanaians, findings of a research titled, “Making the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) work for the people” has revealed. It also showed that NHIS has reduced out-of-pocket expenditure and poverty among patients. The research, conducted by...

  • October 28, 2021

    Pharmacist Expresses...

    A Pharmacist at Anglogold Ashanti, Mr Clement Clinton Blay says statistics available at the Ghana AIDS Commission paint an alarming picture of HIV infections in the Ellembelle District. According to him, analysis by the GAC identified the Ellembelle District with the highest HIV prevalence for adults between ages of 15...

  • October 28, 2021

    Covid-19: Ghana’s...

    Two more lives have been lost to the deadly coronavirus diseases according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The Service in its latest update revealed that the total number of Covid-19 related deaths currently stand at 1,174. As of October 23, the GHS on its website recorded 1,817 active cases....

  • October 28, 2021

    Banana nutrition...

      (Image credit: Maks Narodenko/Shutterstock) Nutrition facts Here are the nutrition facts for bananas, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates food labeling through the National Labeling and Education Act: Nutrition Facts Serving size: 1 medium banana (4.5 oz / 126 g) Calories 110   Calories from Fat...

  • October 28, 2021

    This amazingly...

    The most delicious dessert you’ve ever tasted: white chocolate mousse! A scrumptious sweet indulgence that’s perfect for Christmas dinner: white chocolate mousse. This one is very easy to make; the recipe is impossible to mess up! So, what do you need to make it? Not that much! This is what...

  • October 27, 2021

    HIV Prevalence...

    People who cohabitate have a high Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevalence rate of 3.5 per cent, Dr. Stephen Ayisi Addo, Programmes Manager, National AIDS/STI Control Programme has disclosed. Dr. Ayisi Addo explained that a prevalence rate represented the number of cases existing among that population at a point or period...

  • October 26, 2021

    Covid-19: Don’t...

    Acting Head of the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dennis Laryea says door handles at public places do not necessarily spread Covid-19 infection. He said some members of the public used their elbows to open doors at public places, insisting that “Don’t worry about touching door...

  • October 26, 2021

    5,200 New...

    Some 5,200 new infections of HIV were recorded in children 0-14 out of a total population of about 19,000 in 2020; Dr. Stephen Ayisi Addo, Programmes Manager, National AIDS/STI Control has disclosed. He said data from the 2020 HIV Sentinel Survey conducted by the Ghana Aids Commission further revealed that...

  • October 26, 2021

    Ghana to...

    Ghana’s fight against Covid-19 is expected to be given a boost with the arrival of over 6,410,960 dose of vaccines by the end of this year. Pfizer vaccines will constitute 3,472,560 doses, more than half of the figure, whilst 1,756,800 will be Johnson with 1,181,600 doses being AstraZeneca vaccines to...

  • October 26, 2021

    Women urged...

    The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has reiterated the call on women to seek early treatment for breast cancer. Chief Director of the Ministry, Dr Afisah Zakaria, said breast cancer treatment is now supported by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) with subsidy for mammography for all women...

  • October 26, 2021

    Covid-19: Ghana’s...

    Three more lives have been lost in the country’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) reveals. These additional casualties according to the Service in its latest update bring the total death toll to 1,172. As of October 21, the GHS noted on its website that about...

  • October 24, 2021

    Breast cancer...

    The Medical Director at the Bethel Methodist Medical Centre in Takoradi, Dr Augustine Benedict Ackon, has urged women not to overly rely on their spiritual leaders for their medical needs but rather seek early treatment at the hospitals for diseases, especially breast cancer. He noted that many women had become...

  • October 22, 2021

    Ghana Health...

    The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has received assorted medicines worth $1.37 million from an international humanitarian organisation, Good Neighbors Ghana, to support healthcare delivery in the country. The medicines include paracetamol, coartem, amoxicillin, albendazole and mebendazole, and are to be distributed to Community-based Health Planning Services (CHPS) compounds in deprived...

  • October 21, 2021

    Covid-19: WHO...

    The Covid pandemic will “go on for a year longer than it needs to” because poorer countries are not getting the vaccines they need, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Dr Bruce Aylward, senior leader at the WHO, said it meant the Covid crisis could “easily drag on deep into...

  • October 20, 2021

    Asanko Mines,...

    The Amansie West District Health Directorate of the Ashanti region is collaborating with Asanko Mines to develop a baseline of building statistics of women with breast cancer in the area to track the trajectory and provide a solution. Currently, the district lacks statistics on the disease because those who appear...

  • October 19, 2021

    GHS Holds...

    The Ghana Health Service (GHS), on Monday organised a stakeholder sensitization meeting in Accra to introduce a new digital platform for sharing information and receiving feedback on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The digital platform, which was developed and hosted by the Non-Communicable Disease Control Programme (NCDCP), forms part of the efforts...

  • October 17, 2021

    Mankarigu Health...

    Information reaching DGN Online indicates that the Mankarigu Health Center in the North Gonja District of the Savannah Region has been closed down temporarily by the facility’s authorities. DGN Online has learned that health workers at the facility as well as patients who were on admission have vacated the facility. Information gathered...

  • October 17, 2021

    Coronavirus Infections...

    Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye has cautioned Ghanaians against the risk of contracting the deadly Coronavirus in the month of December this year. According to him, it is likely Coronavirus cases in Ghana will rise in December. ”As we draw near to December, it’s a high-risk season for COVID. Every nation...

  • October 15, 2021

    More than...

    Six out of every seven coronavirus cases are not being detected in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. It has made the calculation based on a formula that looks at recorded deaths and case fatality rates. So far only eight million Covid cases have been recorded but the WHO...

  • October 14, 2021

    Oforikrom residents...

    A high number of residents in the Oforikrom Municipality in the Ashanti region have failed to receive the second jab of the Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Over 162 percent of those who took the first dose of the vaccine have not turned up for the second jab. This is a worry...

  • October 14, 2021

    VDF calls...

    The Volta Development Forum (VDF) has requested management of the Ho Teaching Hospital (HTH) in the Volta Region to launch an investigation into the allegation of medical negligence and abuse against some staff of the facility. The Forum indicated that it had received reports of health professionals abusing clients, a...

  • October 13, 2021

    Ghana Free...

    The Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA) has put together series of events aimed at sensitising employees and the general public about early detection, treatment, impact and ways to prevent breast cancer. Under the theme ‘Get Your Pink On,’ the CEO, Michael A. N. N. Y. Oquaye led the Staff through...

  • October 13, 2021

    Otumfuo Osei...

    Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation has performed a sod cutting ceremony for the construction of a 30-bed expansion maternity ward for the Manhyia government  Hospital in the Asokore Mampong municipality in the Ashanti region. The expansion, which is expected to be completed in ten months, will add more bed spaces...

  • October 11, 2021

    Parents’ socio-economic...

    Ebenezer Tetteh Kpalam, a Clinical Psychologist, has said parent’s socio-economic issues are affecting children mentally, some of whom are suffering from depression. He said depression and anxiety were becoming high among chilren as most of them were stressed due to the socio-economic challenges their parents faced to improve their standards...

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