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Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising

More people survive these brain attacks, but the health problems that cause stroke aren’t going away   While progress is being made in reducing the number of stroke deaths, it seems that more people who experience these brain attacks have significant stroke risk factors, a new study reveals. The rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, abnormal cholesterol, smoking and drug abuse have all been on the rise in stroke patients over recent years, the study authors said. The study included over 900,000 people hospitalized for stroke between 2004 and 2014….

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World Hepatitis Day 2017: Top 5 Tips To Follow To Never Get Hepatitis

Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused due to a virus, and it is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million deaths per year. If that weren’t enough, there are five different types of hepatitis virus that you are prone to. The virus spreads quite easily, but there are many ways you can protect yourself from it. So for this World Hepatitis Day, here are our top five tips to save yourself from the hepatitis virus: 1. Stay clean Practicing good hygiene and sanitation…

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Ghana Health News 

Malaria: Ghana gets first vaccine

The world’s first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries – Ghana, Kenya and Malawi – starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. The World Health Organization (WHO) said the jab had the potential to save tens of thousands of lives. But it is not yet clear if it will be feasible to use in the poorest parts of the world. The vaccine needs to be given four times – once a month for…

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Ghana Health News 

FAO, WAHO sign agreement to support Health development

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) have signed a partnership agreement to support common visions of health development, food, nutrition and biodiversity. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of a five-day Forum on Public Private Partnership in health for the ECOWAS region, which is underway in Accra. The agreement is to promote health and nutrition education for improved lifestyles, good dietary behaviour, including appropriate energy intake, adequate consumption of fruits and vegetables, avoiding tobacco and harmful use of…

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Can Magnesium Relieve Your Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the perception of sound when there is no external sound present. Others can’t hear what you’re hearing, and it’s often referred to as “ringing in the ears.” However, the reference to ringing doesn’t exactly ring true, as sufferers may complain of sounds that include hissing, buzzing, whistling or swooshing. For many, the condition resolves after a couple of days, but roughly 20 million struggle with chronic tinnitus, while 2 million have a debilitating form of the condition. Currently, there is no cure, but there are treatment options that…

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Ghana Health News 

Ghana records increasing multi resistant Tuberculosis cases

It is disturbing Ghana is currently recording 640 new cases per year in a new form of tuberculosis cases. That’s according to the Chairman for the Wealth Health Organization Child Tuberculosis Task force, Dr. Anthony Enimil who describes it as dangerous. He describe the cases as Multi Resistant Tuberculosis. Ghana is a Tb endemic country, 14, 632 cases were diagnosed and put on treatment in 2015. The National Tuberculosis Program says 77 cases of Multi Resistant TB in 2016 up from 60 recorded in 2015 being treated. Out of the…

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Reasons to drink more Sobolo

Hibiscus tea popularly called Sobolo is a delicious, healthy drink made from the petals of the Hibiscus flower and is widely appreciated drink in most parts of Africa and the world. Sobolo has gained much popularity among Ghanaians, so much so that there are many variations of the drink now, with added flavours to improve taste and also the innovative ideas like Sobolo cocktails and so on. However, there are important health benefits to the drink too, and here are five of them: 1 It reduces blood pressure: Drinking a…

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Ghana Health News 

Oral crisis in Africa: 96% of Ghanaian adults have gum diseases

At least 96% of adults in Ghana within ages 35-44 years are affected by gum diseases, while another 40% of 12-year-olds suffer from decayed, missing teeth, stained teeth and bad breath. These alarming details of Ghana’s deteriorating dental health challenges were revealed by the Managing Director of Unilever Ghana Yeo Ziobeieton, Monday on the occasion of the World Oral Health Day observed. The situation is even worse in Africa as a whole. According to the Unilever MD, the continent is experiencing an oral crisis owing to the lack of fluoride…

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Norovirus to Blame for Vomiting and Diarrhea

The highly contagious norovirus can tear through cruise ships, classrooms, and other crowded spaces, leaving vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps in its wake. It spreads easily through food and drink and can have a big impact on people’s health. The CDC estimates that noroviruses are responsible for more than half of all food-borne disease outbreaks each year.   What Are Noroviruses? Worldwide, noroviruses are thought to be the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis (diarrhea and vomiting illness). On average, noroviruses cause 19 million to 21 million cases of acute…

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Poor Diet, Lack of Sunshine and Spiritual Anemia — Three Potent Contributors to Depression and Anxiety

According to a recent study, the number of teens experiencing depression has spiked since 2011, and teenage girls are more prone to depression than boys at this age. The researchers suggest social media may be part of the problem. Analyzing federal data from 2005 to 2014 revealed an estimated 500,000 American teens struggle with depression, and more than three-quarters of them are girls. The gender trend appears to continue in older age as nearly twice as many adult women also use psychiatric drugs than men (21 percent and 12 percent…

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