Throwback Thursday: Soldier In You
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Throwback Thursday will feature certain old posts that we feel need to be shared again, as many new followers will not go back to read all of the old posts. Today we are re-posting a video of a song that was written for and performed for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, by Ashlee Hammond. Ashlee […]

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Advances in Childhood Cancer Treatments

A cancer diagnosis is upsetting at any age, but especially for children and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer the entire family is affected. The good news for these childhood cancer patients and their families is that many types of cancer that were once fatal now have cure rates exceeding 80% – […]

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Crazy Nomad EPIC Fundraising Tour 2018 Wrap – Up

For those of you who have been wondering what happened with regards the Crazy Nomad EPIC JHB to CT Fundraising Tour in aid of LFCT, here are all the details…. It has taken a long time to write this wrap-up post because our wonderful Team Crazy Nomad were still busy with various things and some […]

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New Stem Cells Could be ‘Universally Transplanted’
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Transplants are often a point of crisis, since there is a global shortage of donated organs, but also because there is a high risk that the receiver’s body will reject the donated organ or transplanted tissue. A new type of “universal” stem cells could solve some of these issues. Researchers may have found a way […]

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Breakthroughs in Immuno-Oncology Provide New Treatment Options

Cancer is a significant and growing problem for South Africa, with more than 70,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2014. Breakthroughs in medical science have offered healthcare practitioners new options in the treatment of cancer. Among the most promising new approaches is using immunotherapy to reactivate the immune system to destroy cancer cells. The […]

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What are the Reasons behind SA’s Organ Donor Shortage?

South Africans needing organs historically struggle as there is a dearth of available organs for various reasons, including religious and cultural practices. According to Harriet Etheredge, a bioethicist at the University of the Witwatersrand though, those are not the only reasons… there are also perceptions that SA doctors and hospitals can’t be trusted, or that […]

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Are Doctors Turning Down Rural Community Service Posts Being ‘Picky’?

After turning down placements at rural hospitals, hundreds of newly qualified doctors remain unemployed while the country’s rural state hospitals remain desperately understaffed because of a complex – yet fixable – situation. Amy Green writes in Health-e News on an investigation into whether these health professionals are being “picky” and what possible solutions there are […]

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What is the Difference between Leukaemia and Lymphoma?

Cancer can affect any part of the body, including the blood. Leukaemia and lymphoma are both forms of blood cancer. The main difference is that leukaemia affects the blood and bone marrow, while lymphomas tend to affect the lymph nodes. Though there are some similarities between the two types of cancer, their causes and origins, […]

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Our Immune System uses Chaos to Prevent Disease

New research, appearing in the journal Nature Communications, reveals a new mechanism that is at play in cellular function. Chaotic swings of protein concentrations help keep our immune system alert and functional, preventing chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Modern research has unearthed many of the faulty mechanisms that are at play in cancer, […]

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