What is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?
the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique poster

The 4-7-8 breathing technique, also known as “relaxing breath,” involves breathing in for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds. The method, pioneered by Harvard-trained Dr Andrew Weill, is described as a ‘natural tranquiliser for the nervous system’ helping to quickly reduce tension and allowing the body to relax. […]

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17,000+ Chemotherapy Drugs Donated to Ethiopian Childhood Cancer Children

THE ACCESS TO CHILDHOOD CANCER ESSENTIALS (ACCESS) INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES TRANSFORMATIVE PROGRAMS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO CRITICAL MEDICINES • Multistakeholder partnership seeks to enhance care for children with cancer in Africa • Provides life-saving cancer medicines to children in Ethiopia in collaboration with Teva • Funds critical research on childhood cancer medicine needs and access barriers in East Africa Access […]

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New Service Transforms Childhood Cancer Treatment

  Children with cancer in the UK are to benefit nationally from a service which for the first time will allow doctors to personalise their treatment. The therapeutic drug monitoring service, developed by Newcastle University experts, allows clinicians to obtain vital information about how much chemotherapy individual young patients should receive. Youngsters diagnosed with cancer, […]

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What is Interventional Radiology for Paediatric Cancer Patients?

Interventional radiology offers a set of minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care for certain diseases, such as cancer. This subspecialty in interventional radiology is also known as interventional oncology. These procedures can be alternative options to open biopsies and surgeries, and are typically shorter, relatively less risky and associated with faster recovery. […]

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Can Mushrooms Help Fight Cancer?

Conventional cancer treatments can be devastating to the human body, even more so to a small child’s body that is still growing. While there are yet no other treatments to fight childhood cancer, especially to those in poorer countries, than the old ones such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, more and more individuals are also […]

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Doctors Prescribe Nature for Chronic Disease

Spending the day outside in nature is wonderful; tiring perhaps, but also deeply satisfying. Our relationship to nature is primal – we thrive on it! Urbanisation is taking a toll on our brain function and mental health. City dwellers have a higher risk of depression, anxiety, mood disorders and schizophrenia compared to those who live in rural areas. In order […]

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