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Ghanaians Urged To Pay Attention To Liver

The founder of Ropheka Foundation, Dr Mary Dei-Zanga, has urged Ghanaians, especially the youth, to pay attention to their health, especially the liver. According to her, the organ performs over 500 functions in the body, hence the need to protect it. Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE after the launch of the foundation and her book titled ‘The Liver: The Unsung Hero’ in ...

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Health Ministry to fight pharmaceutical crime beginning June

The Ministry of Health will, next month, launch a medicine policy to deal with pharmaceutical crime, substance abuse and counterfeit medicine. The policy will also serve as the guideline and standard for stakeholders in the health sector to address the abuse of drugs, including Tramadol and Codeine. Addressing stakeholders at a forum in Accra on Monday, the Minister of Health, ...

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FDA seizes over 4000 unregistered tablets of Tramadol

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has referred 21 over-the-counter chemical sellers to the Pharmacy Council for stocking and selling high doses of Tramadol. Nora Narkie Terlabi, the Ashanti Regional head of the FDA told Joy News, the exercise is to regulate the sale of the drug in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. The FDA seized over 4000 tablets which ...

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Glaucoma Association of Ghana appeals for gov’t support

The President of the Glaucoma Association of Ghana (GAG), Mr Harrison Kofi Abutiate, has called on the government to provide the necessary support to the Association to enable it to hold free medical screening for farmers on every Farmers’ Day. He said this will help the Association contribute meaningfully to national development by creating awareness on the dangers of the disease ...

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Is our healthcare system on a time bomb?

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu

A good healthcare system promotes a healthy population, while the breakdown of the system is simply a recipe for low productivity, shorter lifespan for the people, as well as poor health outcomes for the population. In Ghana, the healthcare system swallows a large chunk of resources that go into training, building facilities, stocking them up and remunerating personnel to deliver ...

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MoH urges Ghanaians to keep calm over Lassa Fever

Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister of Health

The Ministry of Health has urged the public to be calm following the death of a 26-year-old man from Lassa fever last week. The deceased was on admission at the Tema General Hospital with general body weakness, severe headaches and profuse vomiting of blood clots. Prior to his admission, he was said to have traveled through the Eastern, Volta and ...

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Progress in eradication of Guinea Worm

In December 2017 the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Kenya, one of the last remaining countries, as free of the Guinea worm disease after three years without recording new cases. Kenya, along with Chad and Ethiopia, was one of last countries that reported cases of a worm infection. Now however Ashok Kumar, deputy leader of the International Certification Team, told ...

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PFAG cautions the public against GMO foods during Christmas festivities.

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has called on the general public to be aware of the the influx of Genetically Modified Organisms(GMO) products into the Ghanaian market irrespective of the negative implications to health and the environment. GMOs are dangerous to health, and are the lead cause of carcinogenic diseases, threat to the environmental  sustainability and threat to ...

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Eat your way to better sleep

Eat your way to better sleep When your sleep is constantly disrupted or you are simply unable to fall asleep with ease, the temptation to turn to sleeping pills is likely to be high. And yet, sleeping pills do not retrain you to sleep properly independent of them and they tend to leave many people feeling unrefreshed in the morning ...

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Role of Oats porridge in maintaining shiny hair

Shinning, soft beautiful hair doesn’t tangle: we all love to have it, but everyone is blessed with a different hair. Luckily, things are quite that simple. The most important fact to remember is that, before beauty, comes health. So a beautiful hair has to be a healthy one. And keeping it healthy depends on more than just washing it. For ...

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