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Radio drama improves people’s attitude to health

A radio drama project to promote child nutrition, agriculture and maternal/child health issues has shown an improved attitude of listeners to such issues.According to the project implemented for six months at Saboba and Savelugu Assemblies in the Northern Region in 2018, those, who listened to the radio dramas on child nutrition, agriculture and maternal/child health issues, improved in terms of their attitude towards those issues compared to those, who did not listen.

Teen Dies of Tapeworm infection after eating under-cooked Pork

A man died after eating under-cooked pork caused parasitic larvae to invade his brain.The 18-year-old, who has not been named but is known to be from India, was rushed to a hospital after he lost consciousness following a seizure.An MRI brain scan revealed the patient had cysts throughout his brain, with the damage being consistent with the life-threatening condition neurocysticercosis. Neurocysticercosis occurs when parasitic larvae found in under-cooked pork build-up in the body until they invade the central nervous system, triggering seizures.

Risk of getting cancer from drinking just one bottle of wine is the same as smoking up to 10 CIGARETTES a week

Having one bottle of wine each week raises the risk of cancer by the same amount as smoking up to 10 cigarettes, scientists claim.In the first study of its kind, academics managed to compare the known dangers of smoking to that of drinking too much.They found the 'cigarette equivalent' of one bottle of wine – roughly 10 units – is five cigarettes for men or ten for women each week.And the risk of cancer from downing three bottles of red or white wine each week, or 10 large glasses, is much higher.

Adverse Health Effects of Plastics

In addition to creating safety problems during production, many chemical additives that give plastic products desirable performance properties also have negative environmental and human health effects.

National Blood Service intensifies blood donation campaign

The National Blood Service Ghana (NBSG), through a campaign led by its Brand Ambassador, Maame K. Stephens, and the Kaysens Group, has organised a ‘MarchMarch’ blood donation campaign at Aburi.

Girls Iron Folic Acid Tablets Supplementation (GIFT) programme kick starts Eastern Region

The Girls Iron Folic Acid Tablets Supplementation (GIFT) targeted at reducing high anaemia prevalence in the young has been launched in Koforidua.
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