Cassava fufu boosts immune system, lowers blood pressure

Cassava fufu boosts immune system, lowers blood pressure

The fact is that traditionally made Ghanaian fufu can have cassava levels as high as 90 per cent. I provide a summary of the following nutrients present in 3.5 ounces (100 grammes) of cooked cassava according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (2020): • Three hundred and thirty calories, 78.4 grammes of carbohydrates, 2.8 grammes of protein, 0.6 gramme fat, 3.7 grammes fibre, 42.4 milligrammes vitamin C (71 per cent Daily Value), 0.8 milligramme manganese (40 per cent DV), 558 milligrammes potassium (16 per cent DV), 55.6 microgrammes folate (14…

Bolgatanga is HIV hotspot in Upper East Region – HIV Coordinator

Bolgatanga is HIV hotspot in Upper East Region – HIV Coordinator

The Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region remains a hotshot for HIV infection, health experts have said. Sulemana Majeed, Regional HIV Coordinator, who disclosed this at a media briefing, said, “Bolgatanga has always been above the national figure, which calls for an increase sensitisation and education.” The media engagement was part of a series of activities by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ghana AIDS Commission to solicit the support of journalists to increase public awareness on HIV and help prevent, control and manage the spread of the…

Omicron now most dominant COVID-19 variant in Ghana – WACCBIP

Omicron now most dominant COVID-19 variant in Ghana – WACCBIP

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has become the most dominant variant of cases being recorded in the country. A senior Research fellow and Lead for COVID-19 projects at the West African Centre for Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), Dr. Peter Quarshie said “the data we had up till the middle of December showed that Omicron was about 80 percent of the circulating virus.” This is despite the emergence of the virus in late November. In comparison, the Delta variant of the virus took about two to three months…

Tema Metropolis records bird flu outbreak

Tema Metropolis records bird flu outbreak

Three hundred birds and other poultry products have been destroyed on a poultry farm due to an outbreak of the Avian influenza in the Tema metropolis. The latest case, which was confirmed on a poultry farm in Community 11 on Tuesday, January 4, 2021, has also led to the closure of the farm. The Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, Yohane Amarh Ashitey, urged residents in Tema to remain calm following the outbreak. Mr. Yohanne said veterinary and environmental health officers have intensified surveillance in the metropolis to ensure that infected birds…

KATH staff drags CEO to CHRAJ for allegedly blowing COVID-19 cash

KATH staff drags CEO to CHRAJ for allegedly blowing COVID-19 cash

An Accounts Officer with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Awuni Akyeraba, has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), to investigate the Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of the Hospital for allegedly misusing COVID-19 funds. The petitioner alleges that the CEO and the Medical Director used funds meant to fight COVID-19 to purchase luxurious vehicles. He says the hospital is currently in dire need of essential equipment to deliver medical care, but the management has chosen to use the funds for personal gains. “I want…

Gov’t petitioned to ban trade, consumption of dog & cat meat

Gov’t petitioned to ban trade, consumption of dog & cat meat

An International Animal Rights Activist, Natasha Choolun, has petitioned the Government of Ghana to ban the trade in cat and dog meat for human consumption. “Dogs and cats are not food, but loyal companion animals that should be treated with kindness and respect, not brutalised and eaten,” she said in a petition. The petition noted that the trade in dogs and cats was widespread across African countries, making them unattractive to tourists who were aware of the “cruel” industries and unwilling to invest in those countries. It said besides the…

High blood pressure driven by obesity, poverty – WHO study

High blood pressure driven by obesity, poverty – WHO study

Nearly 1.3 billion people globally suffer from hypertension, a silent killer often driven by obesity that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Hypertension can be easily diagnosed by monitoring blood pressure, and treated with low-cost drugs, but half of the affected people are unaware of their condition which is left untreated, the WHO and Imperial College London said in a joint study published in The Lancet. While hypertension rates have changed little in 30 years, the caseload has…

Côte d’Ivoire records first case of Ebola in 25 years

Côte d’Ivoire records first case of Ebola in 25 years

The health minister, Pierre N’Gou Dimba, says an 18-year-old female who travelled to Abidjan from neighbouring Guinea has tested positive for Ebola Côte d’Ivoire has recorded its first case of the Ebola haemorrhagic virus in 25 years, the country’s health minister has announced. On Saturday, Pierre N’Gou Dimba said on national television that officials confirmed the case after testing samples from an 18-year-old female who had travelled from neighbouring Guinea. “This is an isolated and imported case,” he said, adding that the patient was being treated in intensive care in Abidjan, the commercial…

Stop expecting vag*na to smell like perfume – Actress advises men

Stop expecting vag*na to smell like perfume – Actress advises men

Amma Serwah, a popular Ghanaian actress and fashion designer, has advised men to stop expecting the private parts of their partners to smell like perfume. She explained that sometimes, people say that when women get candidiasis, they cannot see it but the men can see. However, she clarified that in reality, a woman knows when she has candidiasis because the smell of her vagina changes. According to her, it is when a woman has gonorrhoea that it may be difficult to see from start because it is more obvious in…

Govt takes up cost for separating ‘Ridge’ conjoined twins

Govt takes up cost for separating ‘Ridge’ conjoined twins

The government has decided to take up the cost for the surgery to separate the conjoined twins at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge). The Chief of staff, Mrs Akosua Frema Osei-Opare announced this Monday morning on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Ridge Hospital to separate Siamese twins Specialists at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital at Ridge in Accra have offered to perform the medical procedure to separate a set of Siamese twins delivered at the hospital recently. The Siamese twins are conjoined at the head, and the procedure to…