Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to get first Malaria vaccine

The world’s first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries – Ghana, Kenya and Malawi – starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. The World Health Organization (WHO) said the jab had the potential to save tens of thousands […]

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Powering up – why women should get in training for menopause

Should women get in training for menopause? Yes – and the sooner the better. Although menopause – the time when periods sign off for good – kicks in at around 50, symptoms like hot flushes, fractured sleep, and a spreading waistline can start in the 40s. It’s  called the perimenopause:  the years when ovaries start winding down, creating […]

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Let’s unite against breast cancer – BCI President

Canadian-based charity organization, Comforting Queens has donated several prosthesis used by breast cancer patients to the Peace and Love Hospital in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The two institutions share a common goal of creating awareness and educating women about breast cancer. Head of Comforting Queens,  Afuah Anku said she was motivated to join the […]

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6 things other than sex women count as cheating

Are you cheating without even realizing it? There’s a chance you might be crossing some blurred lines, a new survey commissioned by Deseret News reveals. YouGov—a market research firm—surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 Americans about their thoughts on cheating. And the top culprits are what you would expect: A majority of women say that having regular sex with […]

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Drug given to pregnant women causes ‘serious malformations’

A drug given to pregnant women for epilepsy and bipolar disorder caused “serious malformations” in up to 4,100 children, a French study suggests. Mothers treated with valproate for epilepsy were up to four times likelier to give birth to a malformed child, the preliminary study found. Introduced in France in 1967, valproate is prescribed widely […]

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