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Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer
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Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer

A new discovery could explain why obese people are more likely to develop cancer, scientists say. A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancerous tissue gets clogged by fat and stops working, the team, from Trinity College Dublin, found. Obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in […]

Chained up while seeking mental health
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Chained up while seeking mental health help in Ghana

Low income countries spend on average just 0.5% of their health budgets on mental health, according to the World Health Organization. In Ghana, that means there is just one psychiatrist to treat every 1.2m people. Many people with mental health problems therefore turn to “prayer camps” and traditional healing centres […]

Using exercise tolerance test as a stress test for the excercise enthusiast and gym goer
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Using exercise tolerance test as a stress test for the excercise enthusiast and gym goer

  Current researches in medical science have proven an age-old knowledge that exercise is a proven way of combating many of the diseases that are assailing humankind, including Ghanaians. Adults are advised to be active to a moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes per week. Additionally, the weight of […]

Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, Director General, GHS
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Don’t turn patients away – GHS directs all government hospitals

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has directed all government-accredited hospitals and clinics to, henceforth, desist from turning patients away on the excuse that they have no beds. Rather, the hospitals and clinics should make every effort to stabilize the patients before referring them to the next level facilities. An official […]

Prof. Mike Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament
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GMA takes on Speaker, GHS over ‘No bed’ directives

Some executives of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) are not happy with a “blanket” directive from the Speaker of Parliament to criminalise health professionals who turn patients away as a result of unavailability of beds. According to two of the Association’s executives, the situation should not be looked at on […]

Stacy Darko
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Unlicensed Doctor arrested for the death of Deputy CEO of NEIP

Registrar and CEO of the Medical and Dental Council Dr. Eli Atikpui says disgraced doctor Dominic Obeng-Andoh was not licensed to practice at Accra’s Obengfo Hospital during the untimely death of Stacy Offei Darko, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer for National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP). “We have made our position […]

Dr cuts oxygen supply
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Baby dies as doctor cuts oxygen supply over nonpayment of GHC533 bill

A nine-week-old baby boy has died at the St Gregory Hospital at Kasoa in the Central Region because his parents could not afford the cost of aiding his breathing with an oxygen machine. Little Prosper’s parents tell Joy News a medical doctor on duty pulled the plug from the oxygen […]

2 Doctors who are frustrated at the appalling emergency system
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Start suing hospitals and things will improve – Doctor advises

A medical practitioner says the best way to deal with medical negligence is to seek redress in the court of law. Samuel Odoi believes that until that is done, health officials will continue to take advantage of the lack of accountability in the system and cause even more damage than […]

Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
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No blood, no care; Korle-Bu turns away pregnant women

Scores of expectant mothers at the ante-natal clinic of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, were left stranded today [Monday], as health authorities insisted on compulsory blood donations from the patients before attending to them. The new directive, according to authorities, is to prevent the shortage of blood at the facility. […]

Lassa fever in Ondo, Nigeria
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Lassa fever: Ghana Health Service issues alert

The Ghana Health Services (GHS) has cautioned all Divisional Directors, Regional Deputy Directors of the Service and public health care facilities of the likelihood of outbreaks of Lassa fever in the country. The GHS in a release explained the disease has already affected several countries in West Africa with over […]