On season 9, episode 11 of the Vodafone Healthline Series, health practitioners discussed the myth about whether swimming in a pool stops menstrual flow.
Health practitioners debunked the myth but suggested that it will be advisable for persons menstruating to stay away from swimming.
“There is no way that swimming can stop it. However, if you are menstruating it is not advisable to go into the pool because you are releasing body fluids; it is not hygienic” a health practitioner, KwekumaYalley, said.
Dr. Aba Folson used the opportunity to educate women on their cycle, which, she said, starts on the first day menstruation until the next time it comes again. She said, theoretically, it is 28 days but can be shorter.
It was also revealed on the show that having a healthy diet, eating fruits, and cutting down on sugar can help reduce the pain associated with dysmenorrhea.
The second part of the show centered on the story of Denzel Asante Gyan, a young boy who was battling with consistent headaches after developing a tumour in his skull.
Vodafone assisted Denzel to undergo surgery.
The next part of the show focused on dental hygiene with Dr. Akosua TwumBarima.
She explained that mouth odour can be caused by physiological factors or pathological factors which are caused by diseases from the mouth or different parts of the body such as the ear, mouth, lung, liver etc.
She advised persons with such conditions to seek medical care. She added that keeping a good dental hygiene such as brushing the teeth and tongue regularly, flossing, using interdental brushes, mouthwash, can prevent bad breath.