A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests.
Residents of Ntonsua and its surrounding communities in the Obuasi Municipality will no longer walk more than five kilometres to access basic health care services which defy international healthcare standards.
Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said there are plans to establish a specialized court to preside over matters concerning food safety and drug abuse.
Government is yet to commence work on three uncompleted hospitals in the Ashanti region despite assurance the projects will be completed by the end of this year
Doctors, nurses and other paramedics at the Tamale Teaching Hospital have withdrawn all OPD services in protest of an attack on their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Zaawumya Kolbila.
Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests.
The UK branch of the Denkyiraman Association has donated medical equipment valued at GH ¢88,600 to the Dunkwa Government Hospital.
Six hospitals and healthcare centres in Greater Accra, Ashanti and Eastern Regions have enjoyed their share of the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo's benevolence.
Understanding the differences between heartburn, acid reflux, and gastroesophageal reflux disease involves understanding the links between them.
Regular physical activity lasting 45 minutes three to five times a week can reduce poor mental health - but doing more than that is not always beneficial, a large US study suggests.
The president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised to complete the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital’s maternity ward project which was started in 1974.
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), on Wednesday, launched the “Healthy Street Food Incentives” (HSFI) project, to boost the safety and nutritional balance of street food in Ghana.
Lots of decisions are no-brainers: whether you want fries or a salad with that, for example. (Fries. Always fries.) Wearing a condom for the first time with a new partner is another one.
Wearing looser underpants could be a simple way for men to improve their sperm count and the hormones that control it, a US study suggests.
The Head of Family Medicine at FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital, Dr. Gerhard Ofori-Amankwah has been appointed Chairman, Faculty of Family Medicine-Ghana chapter of the West Africa College of Physicians.
In the early 2000s, hospitals across Australia began installing more hand-sanitiser dispensers in their rooms and hallways for staff, visitors and patients to use.
An increasing number of Ghanaians are reverting to the traditional method of food packaging and consumption using the large Katemfe leaves (locally referred to as ‘Ahaban’).
Durex has issued a recall for three batches of its Real Feel condoms here, after these condoms failed to pass its shelf-life durability tests.
Ghana has officially been given the World Health Organisation (WHO) validation letter and a certificate, affirming that the country has eliminated trachoma as a public health problem.
Numbers can’t be exact but there are approximately 80,000 centenarians in the U.S., or about 10-20 centenarians per 100,000 population. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates these numbers will top one million by the year 2050.
Doctors at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital say a 7-year-old boy who is suffering from severe skin and mucous membrane disorder is responding to treatment.
The World Health Organization will Tuesday present a certificate to Ghana to congratulate the country on becoming the first sub-Saharan country in Africa to eliminate blinding trachoma.
Women who have a heart attack are more likely to survive if they are treated by a female doctor in hospital, a major US study suggests.
Director General of the Ghana Health Service has said although the country has made appreciable strides in promoting Exclusive Breastfeeding, continued rates, have stagnated in the recent past.
A BBC investigation into the illegal sale of an addictive opioid has triggered sweeping reform across Nigeria and beyond.
A total of 43 cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever, 13 of which have been confirmed, have been recorded since the beginning of the new epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo declared on 1 August, according to a report published on Saturday by Congo’s Ministry of Health.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has set aside a roadmap it adopted that could lead to the withdrawal of services by August 6.
People of Ngleshie Amanfro, in the Ga South Municipality, will soon have access to an elevated health facility in their locality to ease the challenges they face in accessing health care.
The United States government has pledged to construct a total of 18 community-based health planning and services (CHPS) compounds in Ghana this year through its embassy in Accra.
Don’t skip the washing and just reuse them, either.
Women are being warned against risky cosmetic "rejuvenating" procedures to reshape and tighten the vagina.
Four new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, just a week after the country announced the end of its ninth Ebola outbreak.
An estimated 78 million babies (three in five) are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding.
There’s no doubt that having access to air conditioning in the sweltering hot season as temperatures surge is a welcome thing.
Aglow International has commended President of Breast Care International (BCI), Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai for championing the breast cancer campaign.
The widespread use of opioids to treat pain frequently prompts concerns about addiction and even deaths. So, why are these sometimes dangerous drugs still being given to patients?
Epilepsy cases in Upper West have more than doubled in the last two years in Wa and the prevailing trend indicates that the figure is likely to further rise this year.
Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by autumn, the home secretary has announced.
To ensure successful implementation of the Universal Access to Health Care and end AIDS by 2030 using technology and innovation, government will in October introduce drones in transporting essential medicines.
An Environmental Health and Sanitation expert is blaming the high rate of Typhoid and Hepatitis in the country, on poor management of toilets and human waste.
Madam Cecelia Abena Dapaah, Minister for Aviation and the Executive Oversight of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), has said that Ghana is poised to achieving the ambitious 90-90-90 target of ending AIDS by 2030.
The rapid growth in the population of the world, but most especially on the African continent requires immediate, critical thinking on ways to ensure the provision of quality, affordable and accessible primary health care.
The First Lady has through the Rebecca Foundation donated medical equipment ranging from hospital beds to complete delivery systems to the Krachi-West Government Hospital in the Volta Region.
Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, has cautioned those who drink palm wine of a possible health risk because most tappers use pesticide to process the drink.
An off-grid power company, PEG Africa, has handed over learning centre and improved community health facility established for the people of Amotare, a rural community near Begoro.
NPC is pushing for the enforcement of a policy that will enjoin couples to give birth to a maximum of three babies as a resolute measure to control population growth.
Ghana will in October introduce drones in transporting essential medicines to inaccessible areas.