Drugs and Supplements 

Aspirin may strengthen anti-cancer drugs

Adding aspirin to a particular cancer medication increases its effectiveness against some cancers. These latest findings offer hope for individuals with certain difficult-to-treat cancers. Aspirin offers a new approach to cancer treatment. Finding a “cure” for cancer is the Holy Grail of medical research. However, a single catch-all solution is unlikely; cancer comes in many shapes and forms. Each type of cancer involves different cell types and cellular environments, mutations in a range of genes, and alterations to the way specific cells function; this makes understanding and treating cancer a…

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Ghana Health News 

Overhaul nurses, midwives education to ensure quality care – GRNMA

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has called for the overhaul of the education of nurses and midwives to make the nation’s health system safer. The association noted with concern that the curricula of nursing colleges were out of date and did not adequately prepare nurses and midwives for the changing needs of the patients. According to the President of the GRNMA, Dr Kwaku Asante-Krobea “most nursing college curricula today are loaded with content and facts to be memorised in mostly passive learning”. Dr Krobea-Asante, who was addressing…

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Ghana Health News 

IOM launches Public Health Emergency Response Plan for Kotoka International Airport

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched the Public Health Emergency Response Plan for the Kotoka International Airport to guide the prevention and control of health related emergencies at that port of entry. The plan seeks to position the Airport’s health unit and other agencies to allow for the early detection and control of any unusual health event through adequate public health interventions without interfering with international travel of trade. Addressing stakeholders in the Airport enclave, Madam Sylvia Lopez-Ekra, Chief of Mission, IOM Ghana, said the plan was in…

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Health News 

Health experts debunk egg cholesterol myths

The National Egg Campaign, launched last March to promote good nutrition through the adequate consumption of eggs, has received a major boost following the endorsement of the initiative by health and nutrition experts in the country. Speaking on the sidelines of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) Annual General Meeting in Kumasi, Dr Anthony K. Enimil, a paediatrician at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi, said the restriction on egg dietary cholesterol consumption could not be supported by recent research findings. Some myths busted   Dr Enimil said there were…

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Health News 

Our Ears Can Indicate Our Health, and These 8 Factors Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Did you know that your ear wax speaks a lot about the state of your health? Cleaning and getting rid of ear wax is a common habit but let me inform you that ear wax protects your ear at a point. Take a Q tip and we’ll tell you what does it speaks about your health. GRAY EAR WAX A gray ear wax is quite normal and does not indicate any unhealthy symptoms. It is just dust and is quite normal in people residing in city areas. Nothing to worry…

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Life Style 

The Actual Reasons Behind An Innie Or An Outie Belly Button

A belly button normally called a navel is part of a human body, it marks the outie spot where your umbilical cord is attached. The umbilical cord is a flexible tube that carries oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the baby and is the innie of the belly. It also carries wastes away from the baby back to the mother, so she can get rid of them. Once the baby is born then the umbilical cord is cut by the doctor and a tiny stump is left, which drops…

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Habits 

8 Things You Should Never Do On An Empty Stomach

There are so many things that you can do on an empty stomach. You have probably heard about drinking water when you wake up to help you purify your body and help you lose weight. There are also some health-related foods like lemonade, nectar, which is best eaten for your breakfast before doing anything. Although these things are recommended for an empty stomach, there are some things that you should avoid in that situation. Here they are: 1: DRINKING TEA OR COFFEE The consumption of coffee on an empty stomach…

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Diet 

Blueberries and Dark Chocolate Hold Powerful Properties

If you’re one who swoons over chocolate, you may be pleased to know there may be a scientific reason for it. In fact, researchers say potent compounds in dark chocolate as well as blueberries may contain secrets to staying youthful. Scientists from Exeter University in England, supported by colleagues at Brighton University, identified the compounds as a “secret” wrinkle-fighting substance because they help rejuvenate old cells. In fact, lab research showed old cells both looking and “behaving” like younger cells, actually resuming dividing. Professor Lorna Harries, a director of research…

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Life Style 

How 20 minutes of intense exercise can boost memory

A new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience shows that vigorous exercise for a short period of time can boost the so-called interference memory. The research also points to a potential mechanism that may explain the findings. Physical training also ‘trains’ your brain, new research shows. Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, reveal what intense, 20-minute bouts of exercise can do for our memory. The lead author of the new research is Jennifer Heisz, an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. Heisz and…

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Habits 

4 surprising reasons you should not drink water while Eating

One of the most common sights you see on a daily basis is drinking water in between meals. While some people think it is necessary to have a glass of water with your meals, this habit could be highly damaging to your health. Here are six reasons why you should stop drinking water along with your meals. Makes digestion difficult Your stomach contains digestive acids that help in the digestion and breakdown of food. Apart from this, the acids are also responsible for killing any infectious agents that might be…

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