Another interesting topic that came up for discussion on Episode 6 of Season 9 of the Vodafone Healthline Series was whether sleeping under a fan causes pneumonia.
Cardiologist, Aba Folson said although sleeping under a fan cannot cause pneumonia, it could cause other infections including coughing.
Health Practitioner, Kwekuma Yalley also indicated the fan or air-condition, if unclean, could cause an infection in the lungs which could subsequently cause pneumonia.
The next session of the show highlighted the story of 7-year-old Gaddafi who had a challenge in passing stool from birth.
Vodafone financially assisted Gaddafi to undergo colostomy at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
A colostomy is a surgical procedure that brings one end of the large intestine out through the abdominal wall.
A Urologist, Dr Bernard Morton was also on the show to discuss infertility among men.
He said not all men can have children due to “abnormalities as a result of what they are going through.”
He further indicated that “unlike women, men do not have a biological clock by which they would have to give birth.”
He, however, said men at the age of 70 to 80 are less likely to be fertile as compared to men between the ages of 30 and 50.
He said there are some men who are unable to be fertile because they are born “without testis or scrotum.”