CONTROVERSIAL SUGAR INDUSTRY STUDY ON CANCER UNCOVERED.

CONTROVERSIAL SUGAR INDUSTRY STUDY ON CANCER UNCOVERED. (CNN)An old study is now shedding new light on the sugar industry’s controversial past, and its secrets are being revealed in a new paper. The 1960s study, which suggests a link between a high-sugar diet and high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats, was sponsored by the sugar industry, according to the perspective paper published in the journal PLOS Biology on Tuesday. Yet the study itself was never published and has been forgotten until now. “All we know is that the plug got pulled and nothing got published,” said Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and a co-author of

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THESE TWO AFRICAN CITIES HAVE THE WORLD’S LARGEST MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

THESE TWO AFRICAN CITIES HAVE THE WORLD’S LARGEST MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. Untreated mental health is a global reality. Black men with depression are being failed by mental health care. If you are in search of that city in the world where you can boast of low mental health issues to enjoy your fat bank balance, then the worst place to find it is Abidjan. Global statistics on mental health has ranked Abidjan(Cote D’Ivoire) and Lagos(Nigeria) as the cities with the highest number of mental health issues. Mental health problems are on the rise worldwide, with stress being a trigger and contributing factor towards this increase. The research titled the 2017 Global

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ACCELERATING ADVANCEMENTS IN AFRICA’S HEALTH SYSTEMS

ACCELERATING ADVANCEMENTS IN AFRICA’S HEALTH SYSTEMS. As Head of Operations and Partnerships, Global Public Health (GPH) at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Alma Scott is working to establish an on-the-ground presence in Africa and key countries in Latin America and Asia, in order to deliver on the company’s GPH strategy to address infectious disease threats and help the most vulnerable in the world. This mission is based on J&J’s belief that it is not enough to create a new medicine, vaccine or diagnostic if those life-saving drugs or devices are not affordable or within reach of those who need them most. Scott’s team focuses on addressing challenges in resource poor-settings and finding innovative solutions to

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19 WORST HABITS FOR YOUR HEART

19 WORST HABITS FOR YOUR HEART. A healthy heart is the key to a healthy body, because after all, the health of the heart determines our ability to stay alive. According to statistics, more than 1 in every 3 American adults are diagnosed with cardiovascular ailments. And the biggest reason behind this extremely sad ratio is unhealthy lifestyles and heart-damaging habits. However, there’s no reason to despair because these bad habits can be easily altered to make a huge difference to the health of your heart. You simply have to make some healthy lifestyle changes and your heart will be youthful once again. Here, take a look at the worst

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FIRST PENILE IMPLANT SURGERY IN GHANA BY GHANAIAN SURGEON

FIRST PENILE IMPLANT SURGERY IN GHANA BY GHANAIAN SURGEON. Peace and Love Hospital and Derry Court Medical Practice in collaboration with Dr. Samuel Amanamah specialist Sexopathologist with Kumasi South Hospital, performed the first penile implant surgery by a Ghanaian in Ghana. The surgery which took place at Peace and Love Hospital, Kumasi, was done by a 4 member team; Dr. Samuel Amanamah, Dr. (Mrs.) Beatrice Wiafe Addai, Mr. Kofi Owusu Gyimah, Madam Esther Antwi. Dr. Samuel Amanamah, who led the team was elated and remarked that “this was a dream come true,that Ghanaians can now access this treatment in Ghana” Erectile dysfunction is a silent “emotional killer” which plaques half

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FACEBOOK LIVE NURSE TRUDY IS BACK TO WORK AND WE HOPE SHE’S LEARNT HER LESSON

FACEBOOK LIVE NURSE TRUDY IS BACK TO WORK AND WE HOPE SHE’S LEARNT HER LESSON. This is Trudy Ewurama Marcel. IMAGE: TRUDY EWURAMA MARCEL/FACEBOOK She’s the nurse who got suspended together with her friend for going LIVE on Facebook while on duty. In an interview later with Kofi TV, Trudy indicated that she has regretted her action and vowed not to repeat such an act again if she gets another job. Luck seems to be on her side as she’s been reinstated by her hospital. In a post on Facebook, Trudy indicated that she’s learnt patience, perseverance and dedication. She went further to thank God for getting her job back. It’s however unclear

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GOVERNMENT SETTLES GH¢539 MILLION NHIS DEBT

GOVERNMENT SETTLES GH¢539 MILLION NHIS DEBT. The government has paid GH¢539 million out of the GH¢1.2 billion debt it owes creditors of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) from January to date. The creditors include service providers, contractors and suppliers. Answering a question by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wa West, Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, yesterday, on when the NHIA would settle the arrears owed to service providers, the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, told the House that he could not tell exactly when all the arrears would be settled.He said the government shared the agony and challenges of providers of health services and pharmacists that the

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DATA PROTECTION LAW: LIST OF OFFENDING COMPANIES RELEASED

DATA PROTECTION LAW: LIST OF OFFENDING COMPANIES RELEASED. British Airways, African Regent Hotel and Royal Senchi Hotel are among some of the top companies to have flouted the laws of the Data Protection Commission (DPC). The companies are among over 100 data collectors published by the Data Protection Commission with the objective of naming and shaming them. The Executive Director of the Data Commission Teki Akuetteh Falconer at a press conference early this month said the commission would follow the publication with the arrest of the offending data collectors and ensure their subsequent arraignment. The Data Protection Act 2012 (Act 843) mandates all entities whether public, private, local or international

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NATURAL DIABETES TREATMENTS AND HOME REMEDIES…

NATURAL DIABETES TREATMENTS AND HOME REMEDIES… Here’s the latest and most potent natural treatments for reversing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. And one natural cure in particular, regulates blood sugar levels quickly and gives permanent relief from diabetes symptoms without any of the negative side effects associated with pharmaceutical medications…  Here’s the alarming facts about the diabetes epidemic we’re now facing right around the world. Just in the last 10 years alone this disease has skyrocketed more than any other health condition, and unfortunately, the statistics are literally getting worse by the hour – not the day! Currently in the United States, 29 million adults and children (10%

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HFFG PARTNERS OTHER AGENCIES TO WAGE WAR AGAINST MALARIA

HFFG  PARTNERS OTHER AGENCIES TO WAGE WAR AGAINST MALARIA. In Ghana, the country recorded 4,940, 270 suspected cases of malaria in the first half of year 2016. Thus on the average, approximately 26,922 suspected cases of malaria were recorded daily in the country’s health facilities during the period. According to the 2015 World Malaria Report, there were 214 million cases of malaria recorded globally in that year. The report states that malaria cases, (uncertainty range 149–303 million) and malaria deaths (range 236,000–635 000), represents a decrease of 37% cases and 60% deaths respectively, since 2000. More so report indicated that the burden was heaviest in the WHO African Region, where

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5 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO AFTER EATING

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO AFTER EATING. Did you know that going to bed immediately after dinner or lunch is a very harmful habit?  Believe it or not, besides this habit, there are other things that you need to avoid doing after having lunch or dinner. Let’s take a look: Smoke– if you’re a smoker, it’s crucial to wait a few hours after a meal to light a cigarette since the nicotine can bind to the surplus oxygen which is needed for proper digestion, and, as a result, the body will absorb more carcinogens. Some studies have shown that smoking right after a meal is equal to smoking 10

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