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What is Telemedicine?

Access to healthcare for people in low and middle income countries like Ghana is challenging. Patients often have to travel significant distances to receive care, and regularly have to endure long queues in order to see a doctor or medical professional. Hospitals and healthcare facilities also typically experience a high burden of communicable diseases that can easily be treated if facilities are well-equipped and managed by adequately trained professionals.

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WHO approves roll out of the RTS, S/AS01 Malaria vaccine for children

Malaria is one of the leading causes of death among children under 5 years in countries where it is endemic. It has notable consequences on the health of pregnant women, infants and young children all over the globe. It is also a major cause of undernutrition in children, leading to the death of 50% of all children under the age of 5 worldwide.

Will we have an effective HIV vaccine soon?

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the syndrome it causes, AIDS, has plagued the world since the pandemic broke in the early 1980s. Attempts to develop an effective vaccine has up till the last decade yielded no promising results. The main reason for this is that HIV is a very adaptable virus that rapidly evolves to produce new mutations, making it difficult to target with a vaccine that generates a specific set of antibodies.

Smartwatches: Tech, health and fitness

About a decade ago, watches were used just to tell time. Now, watches have evolved to do more. A smartwatch is a mobile tech device with a touch screen display designed to be worn on the wrist. The main benefit of this device is that it keeps you updated through notifications or alerts without you having to take out your phone to go through it.

The 18 best apps for weight loss: diet plan tools, fitness trackers, and more

Welcome to the know-everything era. We’re obsessed with knowing everything that goes into our bodies (calories along with macronutrients like carbs, fat, and protein), the calories we’re burning via exercise

7 Mobility Exercises to Boost Your Health and Fitness

When was the last time you thought about doing a mobility workout? Just as you train for aerobic endurance, strength and flexibility, you also need to train for mobility, especially if you want to maintain a vibrant, active life.

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5 things you need to know about malaria today

Malaria is a communicable disease caused by Plasmodium parasites. It poses a challenge to public health in many tropical and subtropical countries in the world. Needless to say, it places a high economic burden on many countries where it is endemic. Ghana is among the 15 countries with the highest Malaria burden in the world, recording 2% of global cases and 3% of global related deaths as at 2019.

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Enhancing your health: 10 health boosting vitamins to consider right now

Vitamins play a key role in metabolism, immune system response and optimal over-all functioning of the body. Some vitamins can be produced by the body, however a large number have to be obtained from diet. Most of the vitamins discussed here can currently be consumed in the form of supplement capsules or tablets.

What you need to know about vaccines and how they work

The production of vaccines and the vaccination of the population of countries has become the key to keeping infectious diseases in check. Governments of many countries have become increasingly concerned and often strictly supervise vaccination campaigns. International organizations have over the years become leaders in spearheading global vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting the world’s population from the devastating effects of infectious diseases.

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What is CBD, and why should you care?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most prevalent active ingredient in the cannabis plant type known as Hemp. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in the cannabis plant and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract. CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, but is derived directly from the hemp plant instead of the marijuana plant.

Is Your Medication Raising Your Cholesterol?

More than 102 million Americans have high cholesterol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s a condition that greatly raises the risk of heart disease in one-third of the people who have it.

Healthcare needs of women with parkinson’s disease are going unmet, advocates say

Parkinson’s disease (PD) may be more common in men than women, but both genders can feel the impacts of the condition equally, says Indu Subramanian, MD.

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Stem cell therapy: How effective is it?

Stem cell therapy is the result of years of research and collaboration among geneticists, clinicians, cell biologists and biotechnologists to

develop treatments that will help many people who deal with various forms of cancers and degenerative diseases. It has been in use for at least 40 years since 1981.

Top‌ ‌5‌ ‌exciting Medical‌ ‌Technologies:‌ ‌2021‌ ‌and‌ ‌beyond‌

The internet-of-things, rapid advances made in nanotechnology and explosive developments in bioscience has led to the proliferation of new and advanced technologies pushing forward the limits of what is possible in the Medical field today.