Diabetes – What is diabetes and how do I know if I have it?

Diabetes is a long term condition in which a person’s blood sugar levels are too high. There are 2 different types of diabetes: 1. Type 1 diabetes – This is where the body attacks the cells that make insulin, resulting in not enough insulin being produced. Only about 10% of diabetics have type 1 diabetes […]

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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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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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Tips for a healthy heart

Keeping your heart healthy throughout your life is of great importance in reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. No matter what your age is, you should always strive to lead a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, not smoking and not drinking alcohol excessively. The following tips […]

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Diabetes – What is diabetes and how do I know if I have it?

Diabetes is a long term condition in which a person’s blood sugar levels are too high. There are 2 different types of diabetes: 1. Type 1 diabetes – This is where the body attacks the cells that make insulin, resulting in not enough insulin being produced. Only about 10% of diabetics have type 1 diabetes […]

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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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