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Pregnant women who eat ‘baked clay’ at risk

Pregnant women who resort to eating ‘ayilo’ (baked clay) have been warned against the practice because it has serious implications for their health. A specialist dietician at the Tafo Government Hospital, Mr Daniel Ansah-Obese, who issued the warning, said eating clay can cause anaemia, infertility, lead poisoning, low bone mineralisation, ... Read More »

Fertility treatment ‘works for most’

Nearly three out of four couples that begin fertility treatment will eventually become parents, long-term studies suggest. The analysis of nearly 20,000 Danish couples found 65% had children within three years and 71% within five years. Doctors, presenting their data at a fertility conference, said the odds were heavily influenced ... Read More »

Health Ministry to regularise blood donation

The Health Ministry has indicated it will be designing a programme to enable staff of the ministry to donate blood to the Ghana Blood Bank on a regular basis. Health Minister, Alex Segbefia said the programme is aimed at encouraging the public to cultivate the habit of donating blood to ... Read More »

GMA expresses concern about collapse of NHIS

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), has expressed concern about the collapse of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).Speaking at a news conference in Bolgatanga, after the end of the third NEC Meeting of the GMA for the year 2016, the President of the Association, ... Read More »

Introducing A New Force In The Fight Against Malnutrition

John Agyekum Kufuor Malnutrition is holding Ghana back. And it’s holding Africa back. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Poor nutrition—especially for children—has far-reaching health and economic consequences. When young children do not get the vitamins and minerals they need, their brains and bodies are stunted, which means ... Read More »

I’ve never been arrested – ‘Fake’ Doctor insists

The man who was reportedly nabbed by police for practicing medicine for twenty years without a license has told Citi News, he has never been arrested. The founder of the Covenant Clinic in Madina, Accra, Adams Arimeyaw, says even though a team from the Medical and Dental Council visited his health ... Read More »

High Blood Pressure In Your 30s Or 40s ‘Is A Danger Sign’ For Dementia

High blood pressure in your 30s or 40s is a warning sign of dementia in later life, according to Oxford researchers. It increases by 62 per cent the chance of vascular dementia, the most common type after Alzheimer’s, they said. Those at risk can protect themselves by taking common medications. ... Read More »

Chop Chop At Health Workers Union

Ashanti Regional Branch Chairman of the Health Services Workers’ Union (HSWU), Ernest Badu-Boateng, has been charged with misappropriation of GH¢92,357.67 and abuse of office. The clinical microbiologist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) was arrested Tuesday by officers at the Sofoline Police Station in Kumasi to assist with criminal investigation ... Read More »

No Medical Supplies At Sege

The Sege Health Centre lacks basic medical equipment and supplies for obstetric care. The health centre is in short of essential fundamental health tools like bag and musk for new-born resuscitation, chlorhexidine for cord care, elbow gloves, vitamin K1 injection and chloramphenicol or tetracycline eye drops to facilitate effective healthcare ... Read More »

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