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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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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Modern Day Romeo & Juliet has Happy Ending

Back in the late 1980s, young Joel Alsup, a 7-year-old from Chattanooga, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which would result in the amputation of his right arm. In 1991, 10-year-old Lindsey Wilkerson from Crane, Mo. was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the same hospital. The two frightened children overcame […]

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Kids Kicking Cancer – Power Peace Purpose

Last week I was privileged to have been invited to the official South African Launch of a program for children with cancer called Kids Kicking Cancer! Kids Kicking Cancer is an initiative that was started in America in 1999 by Founding Director, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg (Rabbi G), and began providing classes in several public hospitals in […]

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Trial Offers Hope for Child Cancer Sufferers

Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer that affects around 100 children the UK annually. Neuroblastoma is also one of the most common childhood cancers in South Africa, and it can be very aggressive and hard to treat. In early 2017, Luke Bell from Darlington began falling asleep in his school lessons, prompting his worried parents to rush […]

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Childhood Cancer ~ Part V (iv): Immunotherapy

In Part 1 of this series we explained that this series of articles is not meant to be medical advice, but a guide that may help you as a parent of a newly-diagnosed child with cancer cope just a bit better. Information is knowledge, and never more so than when you are dealing with childhood […]

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