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Knowledge and beliefs about cervical cancer screening among men in Kumasi, Ghana.
Cervical cancer education interventions targeting Ghanaian men are needed to correct misconceptions and increase spousal support for cervical cancer screening.
Asymptomatic urinary tract infections in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in Cape Coast, Ghana
Results indicated that the incidence of urinary tract infections was high among pregnant women in the study area; therefore, urine microbial screening should be included in the routine antenatal checkups for pregnant women to detect the asymptomatic infections to reduce its risk to pregnancies.
Hypoglycaemic activity of ethanolic leaf extract and fractions of Holarrhena floribunda (Apocynaceae)
The results show that the leaves of H. floribunda possess hypoglycaemic properties and strongly suggest that its usage in traditional and to a larger extent orthodox medicine may be fully explored.
Anticonvulsant and related neuropharmacological effects of the whole plant extract of Synedrella nodiflora (L.) Gaertn (Asteraceae)
Findings provide scientific evidence in support of the traditional use of the plant Synedrella nodiflora in the management of epilepsy as it significantly reduced the latencies to myoclonic jerks and seizures as well as seizure duration and the percentage severity.
Ethnomedicinal survey and mutagenic studies of plants used in Accra metropolis, Ghana.
The study showed that over half of the frequently used medicinal plants showed moderate to high mutagenicity before and after metabolism at the concentration of a 100 μg/mL, which may have implications for the safety of those who use them to manage diseases.
Medicinal Plants Used in the Treatment of Mental and Neurological Disorders in Ghana
Most of the identified plants have been scientifically confirmed to possess neuro- and psychopharmacological properties and may serve as templates for drug development and provide the first report specifically on medicinal plants used in treating mental and neurological disorders in Ghana.
Ethnomedicinal survey and in vitro anti-plasmodial activity of the palm Borassus aethiopum Mart.
Preliminary evidence is brought that this palm is a promising source of alternative medicines that could contribute to improving health conditions in malaria endemic areas of sub-Saharan Africa and demonstrate the value of integrating ethnobotanical and pharmacological research in the study of beneficial effects of palm products on human health.
The efficacy of NHIS-listed anti-glaucoma drugs in the manage- ment of primary open-angle glaucoma
Though the National Health Insurance Scheme listed anti-glaucoma drug show intra-ocular pressure reduction in mono- and combination therapies, reduction by Latanoprost and combination of Latanobrost with the NHIS-listed drugs is very much significant.
Anti-secretory effects of a dichloromethane fraction of the stem bark of Piliostigma reticulatum (Cesalpiniaceae)
This study reports the effect of a dichloromethane fraction of the stem bark of Piliostigma reticulatum, a plant with anti-diarrhoeal properties, on the concentrations of electrolytes and the weight