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Music ‘calms nerves before surgery’ as well as sedative – Researchers

Listening to the "world's most relaxing song" before an operation could be just as good at calming patients' nerves as medication, US researchers say. The song, written to reduce anxiety,...

Divers discover human-sized jellyfish off Falmouth coast

Divers swimming off the coast of Falmouth in Cornwall spotted a jellyfish as large as a human on Saturday. Lizzie Daly and Dan Abbott, who discovered the specimen, estimated it...

Ghana: About 19,100 people infected with HIV in 2018

About nineteen thousand nine hundred (19,100) people were infected with HIV last year. Of this number, three thousand, three hundred (3,300), were children under 14 years. About 260 thousand HIV/AIDS orphans...

Research shows increase child rights abuse in Ghana despite vigorous campaign

A Child Rights advocate organization, OAfrica has engaged stakeholders in child protection in Ho in a bid to reduce to the barest minimum the rate of child rights abuse...

Researchers say use of menstrual cups are more reliable

Researchers who have carried out the first, large scientific review of sanitary products have assured women that menstrual cups are as leakproof as tampons and pads. According to them menstrual...

World hunger on the increase for a third year running – UN report

There were 821 million chronically undernourished people in the world last year, up from 811 the previous year says the new edition of the annual State of Food Security...

Good gut bacteria ‘helps starving children’

A diet rich in bananas, chickpeas and peanuts improves gut bacteria in malnourished children, helping kick-start their growth, research suggests. These foods were found to be particularly good at boosting...

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...

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The dark side of mobile apps

Mobile device security threats are on the rise and it’s not hard to see why. In 2019 the number of worldwide mobile phone users...

New Zealand speaker cradles MP’s baby during parliament debate

The speaker of New Zealand's parliament has cradled a lawmaker's baby while he presided over a debate in the House of Representatives. Trevor Mallard tweeted...

GWCL worker drowns while working

A staff of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has drowned while fixing a burst pipeline which had resulted in water shortage in Ho...