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How Do You Get Water Out of Your Ear?

It’s a common occurrence in camping near a lake to take a bath where the water source is abundant. Swimming in a lake is a recreational activity that allows you to feel refreshed and clean at the same time. However, swimming comes with certain risks like infiltrating your ears. So how do you get water out of your ear? Find out here. Water getting stuck in your ear can drain on its own, because ears have self-cleaning and self-protecting mechanisms. But the case is different if it’s stuck deep inside…

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Belly Size Genes Also Linked to Heart Disease

Gene variants that raise a person’s odds of being “apple-shaped” may be linked to heightened risks of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a large study suggests. Many previous studies have hinted that a large waistline can be particularly unhealthy, compared to carrying your weight around the hips and thighs (“pear-shaped”). This new research suggests that people who carry weight at the belly tend to have higher rates of diabetes and heart disease. These types of studies do not prove a cause-and-effect link, said Dr. Kirk Knowlton, director of cardiovascular…

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Ghana Health News 

Smoke from firewood, charcoal and polluted water to blame for stillbirths

It has been established that until every Ghanaian gets access to potable water and the use of firewood and charcoal is stopped, stillbirths, in the country, will remain with us for a long time. A new research has revealed that the use of charcoal and firewood, as well as the consumption of contaminated drinking water, are responsible for 25% of all stillbirths in Ghana. Firewood and charcoal are also the predominant cooking fuel in rural Ghana owing to poverty and limited access to clean fuels. In Ghana, institutional stillbirth figures…

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Ghana Health News 

Promote rights of mental health patients

Traditional authorities and religious leaders have been asked to use their influence to promote inclusiveness by ensuring that mentally ill people were not marginalised and discriminated against in terms of their developmental needs. Mr Stanislaus Azuure Sandow, Project Officer at BasicNeeds – Ghana, who made the appeal, said mentally ill people enjoyed the same rights and freedoms like any other member of society calling on all to stop all forms of abuses against them. He was speaking at a durbar organised by BasicNeeds – Ghana at Larabanga in the West…

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Space Reshapes Astronauts’ Brains: Study

Astronauts’ brains change shape while in space, a new study indicates. Brain scans of astronauts before and after spaceflight found their brains compress and expand during space missions. The findings could lead to new ways to treat health conditions that affect brain function, according to the University of Michigan researchers. The NASA-funded study included 12 astronauts who spent two weeks on the Space Shuttle and 14 who spent six months on the International Space Station. MRIs showed that all had increases and decreases in gray matter in different parts of…

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