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CERVICAL CANCER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

CERVICAL CANCER IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

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Cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women with an estimated 570,000 new cases in 2018 representing 6.6% of all female cancers. Approximately 90% of deaths from cervical cancer occurred in low and middle-income countries. This should be a matter of priority for health services in these countries. Do we have a reliable data to provide information on this condition in Ghana? The answer appears not to be in the affirmative. (more…)
The Brain Drain of Autism

The Brain Drain of Autism

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Most Africans are largely unaware of autism, despite its prevalence. In surveys conducted in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia, healthcare workers and families frequently attribute its features to a curse brought on by a taboo such as cheating on a spouse or being possessed by an evil spirit. (more…)
The Asthma Menace

The Asthma Menace

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My experience working in rural Ghana presented children with various forms of eye conditions. On treating these eye conditions came a lot of children with symptoms of asthma. Unfortunate as it may sound, some mothers brought these children for the presenting eye condition and not for the symptoms of asthma. (more…)
Women advised to seek preventive measures counseling on Cervical cancer

Women advised to seek preventive measures counseling on Cervical cancer

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Ghanaian women have been advised to seek constant medical care in order to avoid becoming victims of cervical cancer. Dr. Caryn Agyemang Prempeh who gave the advice expressed sadness that cervical cancer is rated the most common cancer among women in the country attributing the situation to the low awareness of the disease among the Ghanaian public. Addressing a cross section of Moslem women at Madina in Accra, the Anti Cervical Cancer Crusader noted that over 90 percent of cases reported at health facilities are at the advanced stages. This, she's noted makes it difficult for health practitioners to successfully fight it. Dr. Agyemang Prempeh noted with regret that the cervical cancer case in Ghana has become one of the highest in the world. Educating the women on simp...
13 health benefits of peanut butter

13 health benefits of peanut butter

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Growing up, given that you weren’t allergic to peanuts, peanut butter was likely as indispensable part of your childhood. Sure, it made for a quick convenient snack from your parents point of view, but little did they do that it was actually very beneficial on your health. Nowadays, an excuse shouldn’t be needed for you to consume peanut butter, as regular consumption if advised. Just don’t overdo this super healthy indulgence, and you are well on your way to improved health. Dying to find out what eat more peanut butter can do for you? Let’s check it out: Nutrition Info of Peanut Butter (per 2tbsp serving size) 13 Amazing Health Benefits of Peanut Butter 1. Helps reduce appetite As humans, we have the problem of eating even when we do not need to, owing to the way food has been pro