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‘Men who want tight vagina don’t know sex’ – Midwife

Madam Mary Azika addressing the meeting

A veteran midwife in the Upper East region, Mary Azika, has chastised men with preference for “tight vagina”, saying such sexual partners have a lot in common with an apprentice who is eager to exhibit in public skills yet to be acquired.

Of deep concern to the celebrated midwife is the observable trend in which several women, in a desperate bid to attract the men who say they enjoy penetration only when it is tight, are now resorting to harmful concoctions and gels to tighten their private parts.

Because men claim they want tight vagina, women are inserting all sorts of concoctions into their vagina in a desperate bid to attract the men

“Women are inserting concoction into their vagina claiming they want the vagina to be tight. Some would insert garlic, all sorts of concoction and cotton soaked with gel and pushed into the vagina so that men would say it is tight. These concoctions can expose you to cervical cancer. Any man who wants vagina to be tight before he penetrates doesn’t know sex. Forget that person.

“If the vagina is tight and the man forces to penetrate, there are cuts around the vagina walls. And for men, if you are entering and the vagina is tight, that’s ho you easily get HIV. Through penetration, if there is friction, there are cuts around the penis, there are cuts around the vagina walls, there is blood contact; so, you easily get HIV,” Madam Azika cautioned.

She was speaking at a seminar organised in Bolgatanga by the Upper East Regional branch of the Distance Education Students Association of Ghana (DESAG).

Sponsored by AQUABOLG Natural Mineral Water, the event was themed: “10 years of distance education and its impact on socio-economic growth and development of the Upper East Region: A transformational force.”

“Don’t let the men deceive you, claiming that the vagina is supposed to be tight, so that when they are penetrating, they would enjoy. They are causing harm to you. There is no loose vagina, please. Several babies pass through the vagina and it’s still the same. After delivery, it goes back to its former state,” she stressed.

Northern Region has least HIV Prevalence Rate

Map showing current HIV prevalence rate in Ghana

The midwife also urged women to do regular screening for cervical cancer, stating that a delay in doing so could prove fatal in the end.

“The only prevention for cervical cancer is to go for screening. When you go for screening and you are positive, though you are positive, you haven’t gotten to cancerous stage yet; something can be done; there is treatment for it. But when it gets to the cancerous stage, they will look at the degree.

“If they think they should remove the whole uterus and the cervix for you to survive, they would do that. But if they see that where you have gotten to, there is nothing they can do, they would only put you on drug and manage you till you die,” Madam Azika stated.

Her talk also opened up concerns about HIV prevalence rate in Ghana where the Northern region is said to have the lowest rate of 0.7%, according to the 2016 Sentinel Survey Report. The Upper East region follows with 1.7%, the Central region 1.8%, the Greater Accra region 2.4%, the Upper West and the Western regions 2.5%, the Ashanti and the Eastern regions 2.6% whilst the Brong Ahafo and the Volta regions have the highest prevalence rate of 2.7%.

The national prevalence rate, which was 1.8% in 2015, rose to 2.6% in 2016.

Stigma and Discrimination responsible for increased rate in Upper East- GAC

HIV prevalence rate in the Upper East shot up from 1.5% in 2015 to 1.7% in 2016. Bawku, with 2.4%, led the region in 2015. That figure dropped in 2016 to 1.4%.

Navrongo, capital of the Kassena-Nankana Municipality, whose rate was 1.8% in 2015, now has the region’s highest rate of 2.8% as captured in 2016 survey report.

Bolgatanga, the regional capital, moved up from 1.4% in 2015 to 2.3% in 2016. The Builsa area (north and south) who showed a zero-percent prevalence in 2015 saw a climb to 0.5% in 2016.

The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has attributed the increase in the region’s prevalence rate to stigma and discrimination.

“Stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV is still an issue. Because people don’t know about the modes of transmission of HIV, they keep stigmatising those living with HIV in the Upper East. I interacted with some of the people living with the [disease], they were telling me they were not treated properly.

“The Ghana AIDS Commission has a policy, the Ghana AIDS Commission Act 2016, which states that if you stigmatise a person living with HIV, you can be sent to court. Based on that one, we are currently engaging stakeholders so that people would try to treat people with HIV in a respectful manner, love and not discriminate against them,” Gifty Apiung Aninanya, the Upper East Regional Technical Coordinator of the Ghana AIDS Commission, told Starr News.

 

 

 

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Suck women’s breasts to stop cancer – Expert

File photo. Study shows men must suck women s breasts regularly to fight cancer

A midwife in the Upper East region has advised men to suck the breasts of their partners regularly to help women keep breast cancer at bay.

“The lump in the breast is painless. It’s so small that if you don’t examine it well, you would not know. We have breast tissues; but when the lump is there and you don’t examine it well, you won’t know. It’s painless. It can be there for years. When it’s advanced, that’s when you start getting the signs and symptoms. You’ll feel some tingling, like some pins [spiking] the breasts.

 

You are not breastfeeding but when you squeeze the nipple you would see some discharge, either yellow or [bloody]. By the time you start feeling some pain, it means you have reached the advanced stage.

“And the best way to prevent breast cancer is to encourage breastfeeding. The baby can be sucking, your husband can also enjoy it. The men can examine their wives’ and their girlfriends’ breasts. The men should also suckle the women’s breasts. Don’t allow your wife to get breast cancer. Sucking of the breast is also good,” the celebrated midwife Madam Mary Azika said at a seminar organised at the weekend by the Upper East Regional Chapter of the Distance Education Students Association of Ghana (DESAG) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

Held at the Francisca Yizura Hall of the Bolgatanga Girls Senior High School (BOGISS) and sponsored by AQUABOLG Natural Mineral Water, the event brought together members of the association from four campuses in the region under the theme: “10 years of distance education and its impact on socio-economic growth and development of the Upper East Region: A transformational force.”

The audience also took home some tips on how one can be a good employee and a good employer.

“Be ready to learn and master your craft. No employer wants to waste his or her money. If you learn day by day to master your work, your employer will like you and will not hesitate to increase your income and keep you working as long as you want to work. No employer will throw away a good worker. Only a wicked employer would see a good worker, working so hard, sacrificing his or her life, time and skills and yet will not reward the person accordingly. For an employer, time is money. Be time-conscious. The best way out of every difficult situation is the way forward. For every ambition you have- once you can dream it and you can imagine it- you can achieve it.

“I have been in Bolga since 2008 and I’ve realised that every day Bolga is changing. Now, the banks are rushing to town. And the little knowledge I have about [these banks] is that they don’t go until they have done their research.
So, it tells you that they have done their research and they have seen that Bolga has potential. There are a lot of opportunities in Bolga; so, they are coming in. We as youths need to position ourselves. If we don’t take time, the jobs will come and they will tell you we do not have serious people, so they are bringing people from elsewhere to come and do the job and I don’t think it would be good for us,” Mr. Bruce-Quansah recommended.

And for those who are employers and those who hope to create jobs one day, he had these words at the seminar: “Employees are very important part of your business. Keep them in a situation where they will enjoy working. Even if they earn a [fixed] salary or wage, introduce to them a system where they will be rewarded if they do extra work or exhibit extreme commitment to the business. Treat them well; they will work hard and you will make the money you want. Be passionate about your job and the employees will emulate same. Train yourself regularly to be abreast of the new trend and to build your confidence level. If you are not ahead of your employees, some of them would try to outshine you and would not follow your direction. Respect your employees and be fair to them. Some employees don’t even say ‘thank you’ to their employees. Learn to appreciate your employees.”

Telenovela Obsession ruins DESAG’s Academic Performance

The event had also in attendance the Upper East Regional Resident Tutor of the UCC’s College of Distance Education, Eric Gonu, and the college’s Administrator for the Upper East region, Nicholas Nkrumah, who spoke on career development and factors that determine the results students acquire respectively.

When the DESAG’s Upper East Regional President, Jonathan Alataaba Adanigna, took the floor, he was unhappy about how some popular telenovelas had gotten in the way of some of the students on the distance learning programme.

“I have been to all the study centres in the region- from Zebilla to Notre Dame, from Notre Dame to BOGISS and BOGISS to ZAMSTECH- and it is not better.

The story is the same. Most of our students do not know much about the structures and activities of DESAG and this is what is sending us backwards. If we don’t change our attitude, we are going nowhere.

“The failure of students, poor performance, has characterised my [entire] stay in this university. It boils down to the fact that we are lazy and busy with jammed office duties, political activities coupled with such social events as funerals, wake-keepings, out-doorings and weddings. Entertainment will not also permit us to perform well. Examples of telenovelas like Kumkum Bhagya, Jodha Akbar, Passion and Power, Simply Maria and many more, are programmes designed to impact knowledge, but poor planning [on our part] has turned them into a monster that is consuming us, leading to poor academic performance,” the Regional President remarked with emphasis.

 

 

 

 

 

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Avoid these foods for a healthy heart

The worst offenders are probably not what you’d expect.

Heart disease is the number one killer of American adults; it takes the lives of 610,000 people each year, which is more than lung cancer, breast cancer, and skin cancer combined. Although heart disease and related complications can be genetic, your heart health is greatly impacted by lifestyle factors — especially by what you eat.

Most people assume dietary cholesterol is the number-one heart offender — after all, keeping your “bad” cholesterol (LDL) down and your “good” cholesterol (HDL) is essential for heart health — but recent research proves there’s no correlation between eating cholesterol and the levels of cholesterol in your blood. Instead, there are plenty of other foods that could be taking a heavy toll on your heart health without you realizing. Here are some of the biggest offenders, and be sure to avoid these 20 Worst Habits for Heart Health.

1. Added sugar

The sweet stuff that’s lurking in everything from candy to pasta sauce to ketchup is one of the worst offenders for your heart. “I am on a crusade against sugar,” says Adam Splaver, MD, clinical cardiologist and co-founder of NanoHealthAssociates. “Anything that has glucose, fructose or any sort of sugar is bad for your heart as it increases inflammation and inflammation begets cardiovascular disease.”

The FDA recommends people no more than consume 50 grams of added sugar a day, but the American Heart Association recommends no more than 36 grams of added sugar for men and 25 grams for women for optimal heart health.

2. High Fructose Corn Syrup

Sugar, in general, is bad for your heart, but high fructose corn syrup could be one of the worst offenders. Dr. Splaver warns that fructose can overload your liver and cause insulin resistance. This can lead to metabolic disorders such as type II diabetes. Check your labels, and be sure to avoid these 23 Shocking Foods with Hidden Corn Syrup.

3. Baked goods

“Baked goods have a double whammy of sugar and hidden saturated fat,” Dr. Splaver says. “[They] generally have no nutritional value and often contain hidden saturated fat and hydrogenated shortenings, which may raise your bad cholesterol (LDL).” Some hydrogenated shortenings contain trans fats, which have been shown to raise cholesterol levels.

4. Soda

It’s not just all the sugar that makes soda a problem, it’s the fact that it’s liquid sugar. “Drinking soda has serious consequences,” Dr. Splaver warns. “Regular soda promotes an insulin spike, which leads to weight gain and can cause a host of metabolic disorders. Beyond the sugars, soda has phosphoric acid which can promote osteoporosis and may be a cancer-causing agent. And the sugar can lead to inflammation which causes cardiovascular disease.”

5. Diet Soda

Think diet soda is a better alternative to the regular stuff? Think again. “Artificial sweeteners can lead to the same spike and risk of metabolic disease; a recent study indicated that excessive drinking can counterintuitively lead to weight gain,” Dr. Splaver says. “Consuming diet soda will tell your pancreas to make more insulin, which will increase your adiposity (fat deposits) and risk of cardiovascular disease.” Swap your soda (or diet soda) for sparkling water with a squeeze of fresh fruit.

6. Fruit Juice

Sure, even the purest fresh-squeezed fruit juice contains necessary vitamins and minerals, it’s also packed with heart-destroying sugar — one 8-ounce glass of orange juice has more than 20 grams of sugar. “Fruit juices are basically sugar and should be avoided,” Dr. Splaver says.

7. Vegetable Shortening

Although dietary cholesterol doesn’t impact blood cholesterol, saturated fat does. “Saturated fats like vegetable shortening increase inflammation and have a negative impact on your cholesterol parameters, which can cause cardiovascular disease,” Dr. Splaver says. Vegetable shortening is found in lots of packaged food, including wraps, tortillas, and baked goods. Be sure to read your labels for this dangerous saturated fat.

8. Margarine

Along the lines of vegetable oil, margarine is another common saturated fat that can increase inflammation, Dr. Splaver warns. Margarine and butter alternatives were traditionally made with partially hydrogenated oils, which are the most common sources of trans fats and have been linked to heart disease. However, the FDA have deemed trans fans no longer generally recognized as safe, and have ordered all companies to remove trans fats from their food by 2018. Still, margarine is still made mostly of vegetable oils, which could be worse than sugar.

9. Coffee creamer

Even if you’re trying to stay away from dairy, nondairy coffee creamers are not the way to go. They are a common source of hydrogenated oils, aka trans fats. Not only are trans fats inflammatory, but they’ve also been linked to heart disease. Even if all coffee creamers remove their trans fats by 2018, they’re still chock-full of chemicals and sometimes added sugars. Instead, we recommend Coffee Mate’s Natural Bliss creamers or Nutpods dairy-free creamers; they come in delicious flavors and no scary ingredients.

10. Full-fat cheese

Sure, cheese is delicious. But it should be enjoyed in moderation, especially when it comes to your heart health. “Dairy products should be limited because consumption increases inflammation,” Dr. Splaver warns. “In addition, many adults adults have lactose intolerance or sensitivity which can cause gastrointestinal issues.” Full-fat cheddar cheese on average contains about 113 calories and 9 grams of fat (6 grams saturated) per ounce (about a slice).

 

Source:eat this not that

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