HEALTH LIFESTYLE 

DIAPER RASH: WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MY BABY TO THE DOCTOR?

Babies are bundle of joy, depending on who is receiving the news of conception. Whichever way, the guardian, caretaker or parent will have to deal with diaper rash at some point, especially in the first year or so of their child’s life. Diaper rash is a skin irritation around the buttock. It comes as a result of the skin’s longer contact with urine, stool or wet discharges within the diaper region. While diaper rash is generally thought to affect infants and toddlers, any individual wearing a diaper is a candidate…

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HEALTH LIFESTYLE 

Sex position doesn’t determine baby gender

A Gynaecologist at Healthlink Medical Clinic, Dr Clarence O. Addo-Yobo, has said there is no sex position that guarantees a preferred baby gender as is often believed. He said people were made to believe that when they stuck to a certain sex position they were likely to give birth to a boy or a girl but it was not true because there is nothing like that. For instance, a  couple seeking a son is advised to make love standing up or the popular “doggy style” as it provides deeper penetration…

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HEALTH 

27,000 diabetics risk blindness in Ghana – Ophthalmologist Society

The Ophthalmologist Society of Ghana (OSG) has raised a health alert about the staggering number of Ghanaians living with diabetes and the associated imminent risk of diabetes-induced blindness. The concerns were raised at the 27th annual general and scientific meeting of the Ophthalmological Society of Ghana which came off in Kumasi on the theme, “Diabetes and the eye.” The conference which attracted ophthalmologists from across the country drew special attention to diabetic retinopathy, an eye condition suffered by diabetic patients. The condition which easily causes blindness in diabetics occurs when…

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HEALTH 

KATH cuts back vital services after exit of 150 doctors

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has cut back on the provision of some vital services following a critical shortfall in doctors. The decision was taken after the exit of over 150 doctors who recently completed their rotation at the Hospital. An emergency meeting subsequently resolved to cut back on elective and OPD services but will continue to give quality in patient care for those currently on admission. According to Joy News Ohemeng Tawiah, arrangements for new doctors to take over has currently hit a snag since the Finance Ministry is…

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HEALTH 

Govt urged to cover non-communicable diseases in NHIS

Director of the Institute of Leadership and Development, Benjamin Anabila, has called for the inclusion of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to ensure universal coverage in the country. He also called on Government to impose taxes or levies on unhealthy diets such as sugary drinks, salty and fatty food to enhance the funds of the NHIS. Mr Anabila made the suggestion in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Thursday. He said NCDs, particularly cancer; cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and…

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