WALA APP LAUNCHED

Over the years, many Ghanaians have had to depend on family, friends and paid volunteers for blood donations. This is sadly due to an inadequate stock of blood in blood banks across the country.To address this challenge, the National Blood Service and BISA have partnered to develop the WALA health App to drive voluntary blood […]

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BREAKING : MENINGITIS NOW HITS EPIDEMIC LEVEL

There is a meningitis epidemic in the Jaman North district of the Brong Ahafo Region, the Ghana Health service has announced.Current figures released by the service show a total of 548 recorded cases with 93 deaths. Out of the cases, the Brong Ahafo region is leading with 359 cases of meningitis and 52 fatalities. Addressing the media […]

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STROKE – WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR & WHAT TO DO TO HELP SAVE A LIFE

Stroke is the second most common cause of death in Ghana, killing over 18,000 people in 2012 alone (WHO statistics). It is therefore important to be aware of the various risk factors associated with stroke in order to maintain a healthy, disease-free lifestyle and to recognize when someone around you may be having a stroke. […]

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HIV & AIDS

AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a syndrome caused by a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). The disease alters the immune system, making people much more vulnerable to infections and diseases. This susceptibility worsens as the syndrome progresses. HIV is found throughout all the tissues of the body but is transmitted via the body fluids […]

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HEAVY lUGGAGE MAY CAUSE BACK, NECK AND SHOULDER STRAIN

Heavy luggage may be more than a hassle for holiday travels, and those overloaded bags can sometimes cause health problems, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) warns. Rather use a few smaller bags “Individuals are at high risk for back, neck and shoulder strains when carelessly handling heavy luggage,” Dr Nitin Khanna, an orthopaedic […]

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FOR A BEAUTIFUL SMILE: 7 NATURAL TOOTH WHITENING HOME REMEDIES

No one wants a yellow smile, but if you’ve paid attention over the last several years, smiles have gotten whiter and whiter. It’s not completely unusual these days to see a celebrity, newscaster, or other person overly-concerned with their appearance, to have teeth so white it’s completely distracting. Do you want a smile that “lights […]

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Diabetes

Diabetes often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), […]

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10 ESSENTIAL DIETARY TIPS

FOR A HEALTHY LEAVING!

It’s a familiar story: You pledge to honor a daily elliptical routine and count every last calorie. But soon, you’re eating cupcakes at the office and grabbing happy hour mojitos, thinking, Oops, diet over. There is a better way: Swap the all-or-nothing approach for one or two healthy switch-ups in your daily routine. “Doing this […]

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FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HIV & AIDS

  What are HIV and AIDS? HIV—Human Immunodeficiency Virus— a virus that weakens the body’s immune system gradually, ultimately causing AIDS. AIDS—Acquired Immune-deficiency Syndrome— is the most advanced stage of HIV infection, which can take from 2 to 15 years to develop depending on the individual. AIDS is defined by the development of certain cancers, […]

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