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School backpacks should not weigh more than 10% of child’s weight – Research

For the first time, experts have calculated how much a child’s backpack should ideally weigh. Turns out, it’s based on the youngster’s body weight. The researchers say schoolchildren should carry a...

Ghana urged to take advantage of drop in fertility rate

The Acting Eastern Regional Population Officer, Mr Kwasi Owusu Obeng has called on the country to strategically take advantage of the drop in the fertility rate of the country. He...

Lifestyle changes that could lower risk of dementia

Nearly everyone can lower their risk of dementia, even if it runs in the family, by living a healthy lifestyle, research suggests. The study of nearly 200,000 people showed the...

Syphilis cases soaring in UK and Europe, newly-published data shows

Syphilis cases have skyrocketed in Europe with reported cases up 70% since 2010, a new report has claimed. Experts from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said between...

Health Research Center seeks support from U/E chiefs

The Navrongo Health Research Center in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region, has organized their annual engagement meeting with the Paramount and Divisional Chiefs in the Kassena-Nankana...

Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer

Having too few "friendly" vaginal bacteria may increase a woman's chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researchers. The team, led by University College...

Mobile app ‘finds anti-cancer molecules in food’

An app that harnesses the unused processing power of idling mobile phones has been used to identify anti-cancer molecules in a range of foods.The research identified carrots, celery and...

US: Mass attackers leave warning signs before violence – Secret Service report

WASHINGTON — Nearly all the people who carried out mass attacks in the U.S. last year made threatening or concerning communications beforehand, and more than three-quarters prompted concern from...

‘Excessive’ student mobile phone use linked to more sexual partners

Overuse of mobiles by university students may be related to lower grades, drinking problems and more sexual partners, a study says. In a survey of more than 3,400 people taking...

Obesity ’causes more cases of some cancers than smoking’

Obesity now causes more cases of four common cancers in the UK than smoking, according to a charity. Cancer Research UK says bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver cancers are more...

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Mother buries newly born baby alive

The Eastern Regional Police has arrested Jenifer Badu, 18, for allegedly burying her newly born baby boy alive in a bush at Owodokum near...

Origins of some idiomatic expressions

An idiomatic expression is a group of words which when taken together gives a different, figurative meaning than that of the individual words which make...

Man sits on toilet for 116 hours to set new Guinness record

A Belgian man spent 116 consecutive hours sitting on a toilet in a local bar in a bid to set a new Guinness World...