Friday, July 06, 2007

African Hebrew Development Agency opens training course on regenerative health

Good nutrition, intake of more water, regular exercising and enough rest was the antidote for good health
Ghana News Agency

Accra, GNA- Major Courage Quashigah (Rtd), Minister of Health on Tuesday said good nutrition, intake of more water, regular exercising and enough rest was the antidote for good health. He said the reversal of these would lead to an increase in preventable diseases among the populace.

The Minister therefore urged the public not be swayed by constant advertisements of alcohol, high consumption of meat and fatty foods on display.Opening a training of Change Agents on regenerative health and nutrition at Ada in the Dangme East District, Major Quashigah deplored the way physical Education as a subject was becoming optional in various schools.

The workshop brought together students, opinion leaders, traditional rulers and other health officials in the district, who are expected to be taken through topics on good nutrition and consumption of high intake of plants as a way of curbing diseases.

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with African Hebrew Development Agency organized the pilot programme.

Dr Ahmediel Ben Yehuda, head of the African Hebrew Development Agency, said regenerative health and Nutrition was a community-based programme, which needed to be supported by all. Dr Yehuda, who is also a Healthy Lifestyles and Behavioural Change Specialist noted that in Israel, plant, including vegetables and fruits had been used as sources of good nutrition and same could be replicated in Ghana. See:

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

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Smoking could kill 1 billion this century: WHO

By Ed Cropley
Reuters News Service

Submitted by Ahk Elyahtseev
KNN Chicago

BANGKOK (Reuters) - One billion people will die of tobacco-related diseases this century unless governments in rich and poor countries alike get serious about preventing smoking, top World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Monday.

"Tobacco is a defective product. It kills half of its customers," Douglas Bettcher, head of the WHO's Tobacco Free Initiative, said at the start of an international conference in Bangkok to draw up a masterplan for the world to kick the habit.

"It kills 5.4 million people per year and half of those deaths are in developing countries. That's like one jumbo jet going down every hour," he said.

With smoking rates in many developing countries on the rise, particularly among teenagers, that annual death toll would rise to 8.3 million within the next 20 years, he added.

However, if governments introduced measures such as aggressive taxation, banning cigarette advertising and making offices and public places totally tobacco-free, smoking rates could halve by 2050, he said.

"It's a completely preventable epidemic," Bettcher said, citing countries such as Singapore, Australia and Thailand where tough anti-smoking laws have helped people to quit.

"If we do that, by 2050 we can save 200 million lives." See: