Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings has described a publication in the May edition of Africawatch Magazine that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease as a complete falsehood. The story published in the May edition of the controversial...
A 10-year-old Indonesian boy, Arya Permana, has been put on an emergency diet after doctors warned his extreme obesity is threatening his life. Arya, from the village of Cipurwasari in the Arawang Regency, weighs 192kg – approximately 30 stone. His ballooning...
West African residents have frequent opportunities for exposure to the hepatitis C virus, according to a comprehensive review in the journal PLOS ONE co-authored by infectious disease specialist Jennifer Layden, MD, PhD of Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola...
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has announced that palm oil sold in markets across the country is safe for consumption. According to the authority, a market survey it conducted in 10 markets in the Greater Accra Region last November...
1. Fetal Development: The pregnant women are needful in folic acid which will help them to have healthy fetal tissue and cell development. The sweet potatoes are rich source of folic acid. 2. Anti-Stress: The potassium is regulating the body’s...
Sierra Leone has officially been declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO). Thousands of people took to the streets of the capital, Freetown, at the stroke of midnight - marking 42 days without a single declared case...
According to a new report released by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), more women and girls than ever who want to avoid or delay a pregnancy —290.6 million—are voluntarily using modern contraceptives in the world’s poorest countries, an increase of...
The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has announced its intensive care units closed down for renovation more than two years ago is now operational. The urology, neurology and general surgery units shutdown two months ago will also be reopened Monday. “The power...
Madam Monica Nyarko, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Monic Star Herbal Centre, with its headquarters at Akwatialine, suburb of Kumasi, has appealed to the government to focus more on herbal medicine. She noted that the contribution of herbal medicine practitioners...
Health officials in Accra will today issue an alert on pneumococcal meningitis. The region has recorded two more suspected cases bringing the total number to five with one confirmed. The deadly pneumococcal meningitis that started in the Brong Ahafo...

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