Health

Ghana has NOT recorded new, deadly COVID-19 variant

Information regarding an alleged outbreak of a new COVID-19 Variant called the COVID-Omicron XBB has been circulating on social media platforms, especially on WhatsApp. The message has been spreading for about a week now...

Video of Felix Ofosu Kwakye allegedly announcing Mahama’s ill health doctored

A video making rounds on social media suggests that former Deputy Information Minister, Felix Ofosu Kwakye, has announced that the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, is unwell.  The video emerged...

Drinking too much water does NOT cause dehydration. Okyeame Kwame’s claim false

Popular Ghanaian rap music artiste, Kwame Nsiah-Apau, also known as Okyeame Kwame, has said that drinking too much water causes dehydration. He made the claim when he spoke on a podcast hosted by social...

Debunking the myths and misconceptions about bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder has often been discounted with myths and misconceptions. Some dismiss it as mere misbehaviour, others wrongly think it only affects adults, and there are those who attribute it to witchcraft or evil...

Can men get breast cancer?

The tenth month of the year, October, is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Major breast cancer organisations sponsor this annual international health campaign and aim to collect funds for studies into the disease's...

Kidney diseases: Here are the causes and what to do to keep safe

The recent announcement of the increase in the cost of dialysis at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) has raised concerns about the affordability of treatment for patients with kidney failure. It has been reported that...

Anthrax alert: Why you should be cautious of the meat you eat

The death of one person and 30 domestic animals from Anthrax at Binduri in the Upper East Region has compelled the government to roll out drastic measures to tame the spread of the disease...

New mosquito species in Ghana: Here’s what we know

  The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced the presence of a new breed of mosquito in Ghana.  Known as Anopheles stephensi, the new specie was confirmed in March 2023 in Tuba and Dansoman, in...

NPP MP Stephen Amoah’s claim the whole country stopped work during COVID-19, false

On Saturday, March 11, 2023, the deputy minister-designate for Trade and Industry, Dr. Stephen Amoah, appeared on Joy FM’s News File programme to discuss a number of topical issues. During the discussions, he claimed that...