Category Archives: Health

Gardening has several health benefits: Here are seven of them

Multiple studies have attested to the various health benefits associated with gardening. Here are seven well-known health benefits linked to caring for plants. It relieves stress It’s not only found in the process of gardening, but there are bacteria in soil that help gardeners combat stress. The same bacteria are noted to act as an antidepressant and may establish a

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Study reveals Ghanaian traditional medicines show promising results against tropical diseases

he discovery of new drugs is vital to achieving the eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa and around the world. Now, researchers have identified traditional Ghanaian medicines that work in the laboratory against schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, and lymphatic filariasis, three diseases endemic to Ghana, according to a PLOS publication of NTDs, copied to the Ghana News Agency. The major

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Zimbabwean doctors prescribing veterinary drug in fight against COVID-19

Some medical doctors are prescribing a veterinary drug to patients in a bid to either stave off or treat COVID-19, but an expert has warned. A statement released on Saturday from the acting director-general of the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ), Richard Rukwata, warned against the use of veterinary ivermectin injection to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. Ivermectin belongs

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Ghana government strengthens COVID-19 safety protocols at Kotoka

Government has announced new guidelines at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), to strengthen the existing protocols to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 in Ghana. As of January 1,2021, 712 positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded at the KIA, out of 118,278 tests conducted. The positivity rate among international arrivals in Ghana rose from 0.26 per cent in September

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Green plantain: Why it is the food of choice for hypertension

Plantains are a close relative of the banana and tend to be mistaken for them. But in one of the 120 countries that grow much of the world’s supply of plantains — like Uganda, Colombia and Cameroon — people know the distinction between the two. That’s because plantains are starchier, contain less sugar than bananas and are much more multipurpose

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MTN arms Oguaa Traditional Council against Covid-19 re-insurgence

As part of national efforts to contain the re-insurgence of COVID-19, MTN Ghana has donated quantities of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Oguaa Traditional Council. The Regional Senior Manager for Western and Central Regions, Mr Prince Owusu Nyarko, presented the PPEs such hand sanitizers, packs of tissue paper and gallons of liquid soap as its token to subdue the

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‘Clearing honey’s name’: Here are Ten common myths about honey

It’s common knowledge that honey is one of the healthy and accessible substitutes for sugar, but along the way to prove that it’s better than refined sugar several myths passed as truths in many people’s minds. Today, we are going to name all the myths regarding honey. In other words, we’ll be clearing honey’s name. Therefore, with no further ado,

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Sadia Mané confirms he has tested positive for COVID-19

Sadia Mané has also confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. In twitter post the striker said, “Hello, I´ve been tested positive but I am feeling good and not showing heavy symptoms. I will begin my quarantine and recovery process immediately. Make sure that you stay safe and follow all rules to protect yourself and your loved ones, to

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Healthy Living: The health benefits of parsley herb

The scientific name for Parsley is petroselinum crispum, and is a species of Petroselinum, a member of the family of Apiaceae plants. Other plants in the Apiaceae family include carrots, etc. Parsley seed essential oil, just as the name suggests is extracted from the dried seeds of the Parsley plant through steam distillation method. Ayurveda has recorded the effects of

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Land of Disabilities: Life in Karni Village, where persons with disability are productive and hopeful – part 2

This piece is a continuation of Land of Disabilities: Life in Karni Village, where persons with disability are productive and hopeful – part 1 NGO comes into contact with Karni In the first quarter of 2016, an NGO, Macedonia Jerusalem mission, a charity arm of the Solution ground of Mount Moriah Church, discovered the Karni community and provided assistance to the

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Healthy Living: All you need to know about coconut water

Coconut water has grown in popularity over the past few years, but this beverage dubbed “nature’s sports drink” has been around for centuries. Packed with electrolytes and flavour, coconut water is the clear liquid found inside young coconuts and has a slew of health benefits. It differs from coconut milk, which has a creamy white hue and incorporates the actual

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Anas exposes two staffs of Ridge Hospital for selling PPE meant for frontline health workers

Two staffs of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital popularly known as Ridge Hospital have been suspended from work after they were busted selling the hospital’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) illegally to other people. This was revealed in a statement released by the management of the Ridge Hospital. The statement indicated, “Thomas Osei is serving a two-week suspension without salary for

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