Monday, September 24, 2018

The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner’s Guide to Keto

Ketogenic diet (keto) is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits. Over 20 studies show that this type of diet can help you lose weight and improve health (1). Ketogenic diets may even have benefits against diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease (2, 3, 4, 5). Here is a detailed beginner's guide to the keto diet. What Is a Ketogenic Diet?   The ketogenic diet,...

AIDS2018: Donor cuts could threaten global progress on HIV, new research warns

If donor government funding for HIV continues to fall, nearly two decades of progress against the disease will be in jeopardy, according to new research presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) today. Using newly available data, a study from researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the Harvard T.H....

Frequently asked questions about Tramadol

What is Tramadol? Tramadol is a man-made (synthetic) narcotic analgesic (pain reliever). What is Tramadol used for? Tramadol acts as a pain reliever and is prescribed to patients suffering from moderate to severe pain. How does Tramadol work as a pain reliever? Once Tramadol enters the body, it attaches to the brain’s pain receptors and ultimately blocks the sensation of pain....

Ghana’s First Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Centre

The Catholic Hospital in Battor in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region is synonymous with cervical cancer prevention in Ghana. The hospital which began cervical cancer screening in the 1970s, in 2017 opened Ghana’s first Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Center (CCPTC). Only recently, on June 13 this year the hospital made the...

Speeding to end AIDS – Its time to Know your HIV Status!

The World Health Organization estimates that there are about 37 million people living with HIV worldwide. New HIV infections were projected to be around 2 million in 2014, with 1.2 million people dying of AIDS-related illnesses. In the Africa Region, there were an estimated 1.4 million new HIV infections in 2014. AIDS-related deaths in...

Global Disability Summit calls for awareness on Disability issues

Ms Gertrude Oforiwaa Fefoame, Ghana’s representative at the United Nation’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has called on Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) to intensify awareness creation at all levels. She said some government representatives or policy makers do not understand the role of the Disabled Persons organizations in the effective implementation...

GHS introduces electronic data collection to enhance malaria control

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) have introduced the electronic collection of data by community volunteers to enhance the malaria control effort in the country. In view of this, the NMCP has trained 750 Registration Assistants (RAs) who conducted an electronic household registration exercise towards the...

3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life – WHO,UNICEF report

An estimated 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, say UNICEF and WHO in a new report. Most of these babies are born in...

HIV,Tuberculosis, Malaria treatment strategy document reviewed

Non State Actors (NSA) in the health sector have converged in Accra to review Ghana’s Community and Systems Strengthening Strategy (CSS) document, which seeks to engage government, donors and other duty bearers to honour their obligations in providing quality service among Tuberculosis, HIV and Malaria. The CSS document (2018- 2020) is to make sure that...

Lumify: First App-Based Portable Ultrasound System in Africa

Philips introduces new mobile, app-based approach to ultrasound delivery that brings secure cloud-enabled technology and high-image quality to broader network of healthcare providers. Industry-first integrated portable-ultrasound system breaks down barriers for care providers – from clinicians, teaching institutions, medical students and residents to EMS personnel, disaster relief organizations and hospitals with satellite clinics The Lumify point-of-care ultrasound technology is further enhanced with the Reacts platform for remote collaboration and virtual training

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