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NHIA to scale up electronic membership renewal by end of year

Written by | November 26, 2018 | 0
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says it expects over 50 per cent increase in membership in the next few months with the introduction of its electronic membership renewal service. By 2030, the scheme expects that the electronic renewal would help it achieve universal health coverage for the country. According to the Deputy Director of the NHIA, Mr Oswald Esuah Mensah the new strategy is aimed at helping the NHIA hit its target of universal health coverage for the country by 2030 without fail. The electronic renewal service which achieved over 50 percent increase in membership in the piloted districts the Mamprusi West district in the Northern region and the Asuogyaman district in the Eastern region after a few months will thus be scaled up nationwide by the end of the

Lifestyles diseases cause of Tema Manhean deaths – Ghana Health Service

Written by | November 8, 2018 | 0
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has explained that the 15 deaths recorded at Tema Manhean in the Greater Accra region in the last two weeks were due to lifestyle diseases. The Director General of the GHS, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare has explained that the deaths were not spiritually related as earlier speculated. Useful links Ghana Politics | Ghana Celebrity News | News in Ghana He said the deaths were unrelated and that they had resulted from different causes of death. In a radio interview with Radio Ghana Thursday afternoon, Dr Nsiah Asare said none of the deaths was endemic or infectious in nature. ”Four of them are hypertension, alcoholism and somebody who already has hypertension and another who has a cardiac problem.” breakfast series Useful links Ghana news | Ghana Business News | News

Young Ghanaian midwife delivers pregnant woman of her baby on commercial bus

Written by | September 26, 2018 | 0
A young midwife has become an internet sensation after she helped a woman in labour deliver her baby safely while on board a Bolgatanga-bound commercial bus last Sunday, Septemeber 23. The midwife, News gathers, was a passenger on the bus when midway through their journey, a co-passenger who was pregnant went into labour.   The midwife sprang into action and with the help of two other nurses on board, delivered the baby safely at about 3:34 am after the driver stopped the moving bus somewhere along the Buipe road. After the delivery, the newly-born baby and her mother were reportedly handed over to the husband who is said to have taken them to the West Hospital in Tamale for further care. According to a social media user, Mawunyo Bubutor, who shared the story on Facebook, the beautiful

Odd but true: Woman gives birth annually with or without sex in C\R [Video]

Written by | September 20, 2018 | 0
A young woman from Kwesigyan No 1 in the Ajumako Enyan district near Mankessim in the Central Region, Joana Hayford, claims she has given birth to 9 children without having any sexual encounters at all, apart from her first child. Joana who is currently carrying her 10th child said she gets pregnant immediately after giving birth, with or without sex. She told her incredible story on Adom TV’s health education show, Nkwa Hia,  on Tuesday, saying each time she went to the hospital for checkups, pregnancy tests on her proved negative even though she notices signs of pregnancy. Joana added that after giving birth to her first child, she was undergoing hot water therapy to heal her wounds when she collapsed and was subsequently rushed to the hospital. After that first admission, according

GHS Declares War On Cataract

Written by | September 20, 2018 | 0
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has urged the public and all stakeholders to play their utmost roles to prevent debilitating eye conditions such as cataract, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Cataract has been found to be the leading cause of blindness in Ghana, contributing to nearly 55 per cent of all blindness, followed by glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy with 19.4 and 12.3 per cent respectively. At the official launch of the National Cataract Outreach Programme (NACOP) held at Koforidua, Dr Anthony Nisah-Asare, Director, Ghana Health Service, said the prevalence of blindness in the country is at 7.4 per 1,000, representing 207,200 people living with blindness, while severe visual impairment is 10.7 per 1,000, representing 299,600 people living with visual impairment. Dr. Nsiah-Asare added

The Ultimate Guide To Slowing Down Aging

Written by | August 10, 2018 | 0
A growing number of studies have found that what you eat, how frequently, and how much may have an effect on the quality and years of life. Of particular interest has been calorie restriction. Researches have shown that around 40 percent fewer calories than the usual diet have a positive effect on diseases, age markers, and even life span.1 So what seems clear is that the quality and quantity of the food we eat has a large impact not only on our health but also on our aging. Take up these simple steps to naturally slow aging. You can also check out our ayurvedic guideline to prevent premature aging. Diet To Naturally Slow Aging 1. Vitamins B6/B12 Take 100–200 milligrams each of vitamins B6 and B12 daily to reduce cortisol and increase the levels of serotonin, a chemical that helps ease

9 Side Effects Of Papaya To Watch Out For

Written by | August 5, 2018 | 0
Avoid papaya if you are on blood-thinning medication or planning a baby. Large quantities can also damage your esophagus. Papaya seeds may lower fertility in men and induce menstrual periods or increase menstrual flow in women. Children with have cystic fibrosis should avoid papayas. The seeds, roots, fruit, and leaf infusions are not suitable if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid fermented papaya if you have low blood sugar. The latex can also cause allergy. Side Effects Of Papayas To Watch Out For Induces Abortion Causes Birth Defects Can Damage The Food Pipe Bad For Children With Cystic Fibrosis Can Be Toxic Lowers Fertility Who doesn’t love papayas? Whether you add it to your salad or blend it into a cool glass of papaya juice, this rich orange fruit is a summer delight. If

5 Healthy Habits That Can Actually Be Harmful

Written by | August 1, 2018 | 0
According to Ayurveda these 5 healthy habits can actually be harmful: Make Breakfast Your Biggest Meal, Drink Eight Glasses of Water Daily, Avoid Fat Intake, Make Up For Lost Sleep On Weekends, Exercise Vigorously Daily, No Matter What. According to Ayurveda, breakfast should be lighter, water should be drank only when you are thirsty, you can eat fat derived from mustard, coconut oils, nuts and avocados, never sleep long in the weekends, and exercise should be done only at times when you are not having any aches and PMS as well. As members of the modern, globalized society, we are continuously exposed to a variety of magazine articles, television and radio shows and other forms of online media that bombard and often confuse us with contradictory information. One research report negates

How To Clean Your Arteries Naturally

Written by | July 27, 2018 | 0
Follow the Mediterranean diet plan that is naturally rich in fiber and low in cholesterol. Cut back on sugar, salt and replace butter with healthy fats such as olive oil. Enjoy artery-friendly foods and herbs like chickpeas, pomegranates, oats, avocado, garlic, saffron, turmeric, calamus. Rev up your metabolism with aerobic exercises and resistance training. Quit smoking! Cardiovascular disease is the largest cause of death in the United States 1, but there’s good news: it can be avoided, and it all comes down to the health of your arteries. When cholesterol and fat build up on the walls of the arteries, forming plaque, they become hard and narrow (a condition called arteriosclerosis). This reduces the blood flow to the heart and can cause chest pain or discomfort (angina). Sometimes,

5 Vegetable Oils You Must Stop Using Now!

Written by | July 23, 2018 | 0
Grape Seed Oil: Overdose of omega-6, is inflammatory and has processed substances like hexane. Canola Oil: Over 87% is genetically modified and contains erucic acid. Vegetable Oil: High on phytic acid and trypsin which blocks vitamin digestion. Vegan Butter Substitutes are a mix of canola and soybean oil. Corn Oil: Again genetically modified and inflammatory. The consumption of processed seed and vegetable oils like soybean oil, sunflower oil, canola oil has increased dramatically in the past century. They were practically non-existent in our diets until the early 1900s. Unlike butter or coconut oil rich in Omega 3, these vegetable oils can’t be extracted just by pressing or separating naturally. Vegetable oils and margarine are over-recommended and referred to as ‘heart healthy oils’