Ghana Health News 

Extend rights training to health institutions – CHRAJ urged

Clinical Services, Volta Region, has suggested that the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) extended its basic human rights training to the nursing training schools. He said this would improve the dwindling image the Ghana Health Service (GHS) now suffering incessant bashing from clients and other service users over the bad client ties. He said the barrage of criticisms was ripping-off the corporate image of the GHS, the main provider of health services in the country. Mr Adatsi was speaking at the passing-out of 298 diploma nursing students…

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Anatomy Of Ear Infections

Ear Infections Are Common It may seem like kids are always getting ear infections, but it’s really true. Ear infections are very common in kids. Children get ear infections about two out of every three times they have a cold. Children are more prone to ear infections because their small ears do not drain fluid as well as adult ears do. Kids’ immune systems are also immature, and this increases the likelihood of certain infections. Swimmer’s Ear An infection of the ear canal (the outer ear) is sometimes referred to…

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Life Style 

Myths About Your Hangover

MYTH: Hangovers Are No Big Deal FACT: Heavy drinking rocks the central nervous system. It tinkers with brain chemicals — leading to headache, dizziness, and nausea — and sends you running to the bathroom so often you become dehydrated. The morning-after price can include a pounding headache, fatigue, cotton mouth, queasy stomach — and a weakened immune system. MYTH: Hangovers Are Gender-Blind FACT: Don’t go crazy with free drinks on Ladies’ Night. If a man and woman drink the same amount, the woman is more likely to feel the effects….

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Psoriasis Pictures, Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

What Is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a genetically programmed inflammatory disease that affects primarily the skin in about 3% of individuals in the United States. Psoriasis begins as a small scaling papule. When multiple papules coalesce, they form scaling plaques. These plaques tend to occur in the scalp, elbows, and knees. Symptoms of Psoriasis Although psoriatic plaques can be limited to only a few small areas, the condition can involve widespread areas of skin anywhere on the body. These plaques can be itchy, and when the scale is peeled away, small…

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Common Techniques For Helping Babies & Parents Sleep At Night

Common techniques for helping babies — and parents — sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds. The study tested two methods: “graduated extinction” (also known as “controlled crying”) and “bedtime fading.” The former strategy is aimed at letting babies “self-soothe” on their own, without immediate parental intervention. The latter method extends a baby’s bedtime, to help sleep come more quickly. Researchers found that both approaches encouraged babies to fall asleep faster at bedtime. The controlled-crying approach also helped them wake up fewer times during…

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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Most of us have something we don’t like about our appearance — a crooked nose, an uneven smile, or eyes that are too large or too small. And though we may fret about our imperfections, they don’t interfere with our daily lives. But people who have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) think about their real or perceived flaws for hours each day. They can’t control their negative thoughts and don’t believe people who tell them that they look fine. Their thoughts may cause severe emotional distress and interfere with their daily…

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The Science Behind Skin-to-Skin Contact

Skin to Skin Contact is not “new”,but Sweden certainly leads the way in making this care family -friendly even for very tiny babies. I love this picture of big brother helping his dad care for the twins!! “Revolutionary and innovative practices in Uppsala, Sweden. Children of 700 grams can be skin to skin on the parent’s chest instead of the incubator. A Swedish Professor Uwe Ewald, came to Hvidovre hospital (Denmark) to talk about his revolutionary practice, where even very small premature babies are taken out of the incubator to…

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Magic mushrooms ‘promising’ in depression

A hallucinogenic chemical in magic mushrooms shows promise for people with untreatable depression, a short study on just 12 people hints. Eight patients were no longer depressed after the “mystical and spiritual” experience induced by the drug. The findings, in the Lancet Psychiatry, showed five of the patients were still depression-free after three months. Experts cautiously welcomed the findings as “promising, but not completely compelling”. There have now been calls for the drug to be tested in larger trials. Untreatable At the start of the trial, nine of the patients…

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Guide to Quitting Smoking; Part 1: Why is it so hard to quit smoking?

Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Mark Twain said, “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.” Maybe you’ve tried to quit, too. Why is quitting and staying quit hard for so many people? The answer is mainly nicotine. Nicotine Nicotine is a drug found naturally in tobacco, which is as addictive as heroin or cocaine. Over time, a person becomes physically dependent on and emotionally addicted to nicotine. This physical dependence causes unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit. The emotional and mental dependence…

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Could ‘Star Trek’-Like Health Device Be Near?

Experimental wearable patch monitors biochemical, electrical signals to gauge heart, other functions. U.S. researchers say they’ve developed a small, wearable health monitor they’re likening to the “Star Trek” tricorder. The flexible Chem-Phys patch can be worn on the chest and tracks biochemical and electrical signals in the human body. It then communicates all that wirelessly to a laptop, smartphone or smartwatch, said a team of engineers from the University of California, San Diego. The device also provides real-time data on electrocardiogram (EKG) heart signals, plus levels of lactate, a biochemical…

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