Forty-three per cent of Ghanaian adults are either overweight or obese, a joint study conducted by two universities – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Western Cape in South Africa, has concluded.
There was wild jubilation at the Ankaful Psychiatry hospital in the Central Region after the removal from office of the Medical Director, Dr Eugene Dordoye, Monday.
FDA has assured the public that it has instituted regulatory measures to ensure the safety of palm oil on the market as well as export consignments for consumption.
Embattled Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital Director, Dr Eugene K. Dordoye accused by his staff of having poor human relations, has temporarily been relieved of his position.
Scientists believe they have identified a new gene mutation that can raise the risk of ovarian cancer and is passed from father to daughter.
The United States Agency for International Development and the Food and Agriculture Ministry hosted a forum to review progress made on the development of a pilot food safety and certification system in Ghana.
The Ghana Parents Association for Childhood Cancer (GHAPACC) has called on Government to extend the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to cover the treatment of some childhood cancers.
Kasapreko's water brand, Awake, continues its tradition of giving to Korle Bu.
Friends of Mental Health, has registered its displeasure with the current happening at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital.
A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers.
MTN, collaboration with the National Blood Bank, has organised its annual blood donation exercise at the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho.
A former Health Minister has asked the government to operationalise the Mobile Clinic Vans that have been abandoned at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
Joy News investigations have revealed that eight Mobile-clinic vans imported by the John Mahama administration are currently rotting away Korle-Bu.
The usage of WhatsApp, a social media platform, has contributed to the effort of reducing institutional maternal mortality from 145 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015 to 109 per 100,000 live births in 2016.
The GHS has moved to allay the fears of the public on the outbreak of Lassa fever, saying its alert was to create the needed awareness.
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated government’s desire to eradicate malaria and other mosquito-transmitted diseases.
Even your detergent, dryer sheets, air freshener, and countertop cleaner are likely scented.
Research suggests that the Y chromosome -which plays a critical role in sexual reproduction of men - may disappear in less than five million years, leading to a future without males, who carries two different kinds of sex chromosomes (XY).
Ghana Health Service is on high alert following confirmation by Nigeria that the deadly Lassa Fever has claimed at least 31 lives.
The Special Mothers Project, an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy issues, has supported five institution and some individuals with mobility equipment.
Hopes of survival for one-month-old baby Salifu Faiziatu who was born with Spinal Bifida, is at the all-time high, following the donation by the McDan Foundation for her surgery.
The government has been urged to ensure that the causes of delays in reimbursing health facilities for services delivered are urgently dealt with.
The Ministry of Health has received financial clearance to recruit 4,000 private medical practitioners to work in public health facilities in the country.
You glance in the mirror and see it—your first gray hair. You’re still a young guy, so why is your hair turning silver?
The Ghana Health Director of the United States Agency for International Development has praised its partners in the sector for working hard to improve quality health delivery.
Health caregivers at the Suntreso Hospital and Kumasi South Hospital in the Ashanti region have undergone a neonatal care training sessions imparted by three Israeli Neonatal experts.
A recent data from the Ghana Health Service has revealed that about 41 percent of Ghanaians have some psychological disorder.
More teenagers are getting pregnant in the Amansie West District, a development that has become a huge worry for the health authorities and policymakers in the area.
There is an acute shortage of ready-to-use therapeutic food also known as plumpy nuts, a critical food supplement for children suffering severe malnutrition in the Northern region.
The Central Regional Health Directorate has identified eclampsia as the leading cause of maternal deaths in the region.
The World Health Organisation's (WHO) surveillance data on antibiotic resistance has revealed high level of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries.
USAID and Ghana Health Service and technology giant Samsung have partnered to digitizing healthcare in rural communities using touchscreen tablets.
If you love starting your morning with a bowl of Raisin Bran or another healthy-sounding cereal, we have some bad news: The majority of cereals are packed with sugar and really aren't the best way to kickstart your day.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has taken delivery of 2,590 Samsung Android tablets, which have special inbuilt e-tracking software devices to support the digitisation of Ghana’s District Health Information Management System (DHIMS-2).
Scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have discovered metal particles in milled maize after a study.
USAID and government have inaugurated four Community-based Health Planning and Services compounds in the Mion District and Yendi Municipality to bring health care services to the people.
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), on Tuesday affirmed that the nationwide ban on import and sale of cosmetic products containing hydroquinone chemicals is still in force.
The Ghana Health Service is adopting a two-pronged approach to get newly trained doctors to deprived northern parts of the country.
A joint project agreement has been signed between the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ghana Health Service (GHS) and Anesvad Foundation, a Spanish Organisation, for the control, elimination and eradication of skin-related tropical diseases.
United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has warned that hunger is on the rise across the world with Africa registering the highest rates.
The Food and Drugs Authority says a ban on the marketing authorization for the sale and distribution of six herbal medicinal products issued some two years ago is still valid.
Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women, and the second main cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
Between the ages of 13 and 15 the major topic of conversation among my friends and I was how/when/where we were going to lose our virginity.
Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, raised funds through The Rebecca Foundation to build the new Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.
Ghana can now boast of a transparent health monitoring mechanism, following the adoption of the Community Scorecard (CSC).
A Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at the Regional Health Office USAID West Africa has underscored the importance of research and evaluation in improving health care in the Sub-Saharan region.
Smokers need to quit cigarettes rather than cut back on them to significantly lower their risk of heart disease and stroke, a large BMJ study suggests.
A 37-year-old herbalist, Mallam Abdul Razak Mohamed, a resident at Suhum in the Eastern Region, claims to have found a cure for HIV and AIDS to end the pain and suffering of people infected with it.
Residents of Kumasi are set to enjoy a cancer-free environment as city authorities partner the Union for International Cancer Control on Anti-cancer Initiative.
The choice to informally share breast milk should only be made with the guidance of a physician, specialist doctors say in a new position statement.