Month: May 2019

Colon cancer increasingly striking the young worldwide

The rise in colon cancer cases among younger adults that’s been seen in the United States is also occurring in wealthier nations worldwide, new research shows. In the decade leading up to 2014, the number of cases of colon cancer among people under 50 increased by 3% a year in Denmark, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, and …

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South African Children’s Cancer Study Group (SACCSG)

South African Children’s Cancer Study Group (SACCSG) provides Practitioners and Parents with information about cancer in children. Membership of the SACCSG is open to medically or scientifically qualified health professionals of good professional standing who have a major interest in the study or practice of paediatric oncology. It is the belief of the SACCSG that …

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Major shot in the arm in fight to thwart TB

A grant from the Global Fund is expected to boost the implementation of tuberculosis drug 3HP, a short course TB preventative therapy regimen that combines TB drugs, isoniazid and rifapentine. South African National Aids Council CEO, Sandile Buthelezi is excited that the grant will assist with the rolling out of 3HP, which is recommended for people living …

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Tiny self-guided robot navigates through the heart

Many older Americans may remember “Fantastic Voyage” – the 1966 film where scientists and the vessel they were in shrank to microscopic size and travelled through the human body. Now, science fiction may be getting closer to reality. Researchers say they’ve created a tiny medical robot that’s able to navigate on its own in and …

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