Archive for category: Health

  • La Hospital records 586 cholera cases

    La Hospital records 586 cholera cases

    Headlines, Health, Quest Trends August 12, 2014 11:04 am no comments

    The number of reported cholera cases at the La General Hospital in Accra had shot up from one on July 9, 2014 to 586 as of yesterday, August 11, 2014, the Senior Health Service Administrator at the hospital, Mr Philip Afeti Korto, has said.   So far, the hospital has […]

     
  • The Recovering Americans and the ‘Top Secret’ Ebola Treatment

    The Recovering Americans and the ‘Top Secret’ Ebola Treatment

    Headlines, Health, Quest Trends August 5, 2014 6:38 pm no comments

    Because Kent Brantly is a physician who has watched people die of Ebola, there was an especially chilling prescience to his assessment last week, between labored breaths: “I am going to die.” His condition was grave. But then on Saturday, we saw images of Brantly’s heroic return to U.S. soil, […]

     
  • Free Fistular surgery for forty women in the Central Region

    Free Fistular surgery for forty women in the Central Region

    Headlines, Health, Quest Trends May 29, 2014 11:12 am no comments

    Thirty-one women suffering from obstetric fistula have successfully undergone free repair surgery at the Mercy Women’s Hospital, a fistula centre at Mankessim in the Central Region. Six others are currently undergoing pelvic floor exercises at the hospital and three have been transferred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment. The […]

     
  • Statistics: 5,720 female sex workers in Ghana living with HIV

    Statistics: 5,720 female sex workers in Ghana living with HIV

    Health, Quest Trends April 16, 2014 11:23 am no comments

    The Ghana Aids Commission has disclosed that 5,720 representing 11% out of 52,000 female sex workers (FSW) in Ghana are living with HIV. Dr. Fred Nana Poku of the commission added that 17% of men who sleep with men (MSM) are also having the virus. According to him, the commission […]

     
  • Genetic Engineering in Focus: Understanding the Tenets of the Science for Producing GMOs

    Genetic Engineering in Focus: Understanding the Tenets of the Science for Producing GMOs

    Featured Papers, Health April 14, 2014 11:42 am no comments

    We live in a world which is largely driven by and invariably reliant on science and technology, yet the vast majority of the people hardly know anything about advancements in science and technology. Each one of us may have his/her own field of speciality, but that does not exclude or […]

     
  • What is Ebola Virus?

    What is Ebola Virus?

    Headlines, Health, Quest Trends March 31, 2014 10:37 am no comments

    An outbreak of Ebola virus has killed at least 70 people in Guinea since its symptoms were first observed last month. In a statement Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the total number of suspected cases was 110. UNICEF earlier said at least three of the victims were children. […]

     
  • Stakeholder meeting on Ebola virus today

    Stakeholder meeting on Ebola virus today

    Health March 28, 2014 12:52 pm no comments

    The Ministry of Health will meet its stakeholders Friday to step up efforts at preventing the highly contagious Ebola virus from entering Ghana. Stakeholders’ meeting on Ebola virus todaThe stakeholders will also step up management initiatives that will be used to contain the disease in an unlikely event. This follows […]

     
  • Ghana cannot Legalise Marijuana: Circuit Court Judge

    Ghana cannot Legalise Marijuana: Circuit Court Judge

    Headlines, Health March 18, 2014 12:01 pm no comments

    A Circuit Court judge has waded into the debate on the legalisation of marijuana started by the Executive Director of the Narcotics Control Board, Mr Yaw Akrasi Sarpong, last week. Francis Obiri, who presided over some drug-related cases Monday, suggested that instead of legalising the drug, which could make matters worse, […]

     
  • Debate: Legalize ‘weed’ in Ghana

    Debate: Legalize ‘weed’ in Ghana

    Health, Press Releases March 15, 2014 3:15 pm no comments

     I have 26 years experience in ‘wee’ smoking declares government critique Kweku Baako The Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide, Mr Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, says he has a lot of experience when it comes to smoking marijuana popularly known as ‘wee’. Mr Baako said Saturday on News File, a […]

     
  • Free fistula surgery for 28 Ghanaian women

    Free fistula surgery for 28 Ghanaian women

    Headlines, Health, Quest Trends January 16, 2014 11:16 am no comments

    Twenty-eight women have undergone successful operations to correct their obstetric fistula conditions. Obstetric fistula (also known as vaginal fistula) is a medical condition in which a hole develops between either the rectum or vagina or between the bladder and vagina after severe or failed childbirth, when adequate medical care is […]