Category: Lifestyle

Ghanaians Charged To Avoid Abuse Of Medications

Medical Practitioners say the abuse of medication and wrongful application of herbal medicine are the major challenges hindering the fight against kidney diseases in the country. According to the Deputy Director of Nursing Services of the Renal Dialysis Unit at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Margaret Agyemfa Acheampong, patients ought to seek the right information as to the appropriate treatment for kidney problems. She said treatment of kidney problems is expensive and this calls for support from all. Mrs. Agyemfa-Acheampong said today (March 9), being World Kidney Day, is a great opportunity to create awareness about the causes and...

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Government Urged To Create Awareness On Brain Aneurysm

The Founder of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, Doris Yaa Osei, has appealed to government to give priority to public education and awareness creation on the existence and dangers of Brain aneurysm. She lamented the lack of trained specialists for the condition which kills over two thousand people each year in the country. Above all, the cost involved in travelling abroad for treatment is high. Mrs Osei a survivor of brain aneurysm was speaking at a public education and awareness creation program for teachers and pupils of the Family Life Basic School in Accra. About Brain Aneurysm A brain (cerebral)...

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KNUST Develops “Designer Eggs” To Help Boost IQ Of Rural Children

The Department of Animal Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), is developing “designer eggs” specifically targeting the rural child, to assist boost their intelligence quotient and nutrition. The “omega-3 fatty acids fortified eggs” project, is the brain child of Dr. Jacob Alhassan Hamidu, an Animal Scientist. The 2015 Research Report of the University said it had received 112,000.00 Canadian dollars funding under the “Stars in Global Health” programme, which supports bold ideas and high impact innovations by scientists in both low and middle income countries. It indicated that outside Africa, people “consume omega 3 eggs and...

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Drinks consumed after ‘Best Before’ dates could be injurious- Food Science Lecturer

The Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) has honoured outstanding engineers, non-engineering professionals and organizations for their valuable contributions and extraordinary performance in all aspect of the engineering profession. The institution honored these individuals and organizations at its third Engineering Excellence Awards held on November 12, 2016 at the Engineers Centre, Roman Ridge, Accra. Like any other awards night, guests were treated to a cocktail refreshment session after the presentation of awards to the deserving candidates on the night. However, thecitizensghana.com’s reporter noticed that some bottles of drinks served at the event had outlived their shelf life period, meaning the drinks...

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Malaria kills more than HIV/AIDS- First Lady

The First Lady Mrs Lordina Mahama has observed that Malaria is killing more people, particular children, as compared to HIV/AIDS. According to her, although more measures have been taken to eradicate malaria, the citizen as individual must join hands with relevant institutions to eradicate the disease totally. The first lady made the observation when she interacted and presented medical supplies to the Essam government hospital at Bia West in the Western Region as part of the Lordina Foundation’s efforts to support government in ensuring quality healthcare for the citizenry. The First Lady noted that Malaria is the leading cause...

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