Category: HEALTH

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Heavily pregnant mum, with heart condition forced to sit on hospital floor for FIVE hours

Heavily pregnant mum, with heart condition forced to sit on hospital floor for FIVE hours

A HEAVILY pregnant mum with a heart disorder was forced to sit on an A&E floor for FIVE hours after 50 patients refused to give up their seats fo [...]
Kate Beckinsale hospitalized for ruptured ovarian cyst: What women should know

Kate Beckinsale hospitalized for ruptured ovarian cyst: What women should know

Actress Kate Beckinsale’s hospitalization over the weekend is shedding light on an important topic in women’s health, ovarian cysts. Beckinsale, 4 [...]
Brave mum, lost her newborn son while battling cancer dies months later

Brave mum, lost her newborn son while battling cancer dies months later

A Selfless mum who chose to postpone her own cancer treatment in a bid to give her unborn son a chance at life has died. Brianna Rawlings, 19, pas [...]
Cervical Cancer is number two killer among women

Cervical Cancer is number two killer among women

It has emerged that cervical cancer since last year has been the second most killer among women in Ghana, second only to breast cancer. In some co [...]
Liberian midwife: I have 1,000 babies named after me

Liberian midwife: I have 1,000 babies named after me

Alice Sumo has been working as a midwife in Liberia for 30 years. In that time, she's delivered thousands of babies, and worked through the countr [...]
Women Join Hands To Oust Ebola From The Democratic Republic of Congo

Women Join Hands To Oust Ebola From The Democratic Republic of Congo

Twice a week, Mama Mwatatu rises early and makes a two-hour trek from her home in Beni’s Cité Belge neighbourhood in North Kivu, the Democratic Repub [...]
Karen Penny: Why I’m walking for four years to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research

Karen Penny: Why I’m walking for four years to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research

Karen Penny says when her in-laws developed dementia-related illnesses she saw the impact it can have on families. Alzheimer's is something that [...]
Health Ministry fails to employ bonded nurses, midwives despite 2018 deadline

Health Ministry fails to employ bonded nurses, midwives despite 2018 deadline

Unemployed bonded nurses and midwives in the country are still distraught over government’s failure to give them financial clearance for permanent em [...]
Temie Giwa Tubosun: the medical start-up founder saving lives in Nigeria

Temie Giwa Tubosun: the medical start-up founder saving lives in Nigeria

Temie Giwa Tubosun is the founder and CEO of blood-delivery start-up LifeBank, a company that is saving lives in Nigeria. Her latest challenge, a [...]
Michelle Obama in rallying cry to Independent readers to create AIDSfree future

Michelle Obama in rallying cry to Independent readers to create AIDSfree future

Michelle Obama has sent a special Christmas message to  Independent readers in recognition of their support for our AIDSfree appeal. The former US [...]
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