Understanding Brain Tumours

“Understanding Brain Tumours”Timothy Cloughesy, MD – University of California, Los Angeles Original Webcast: September 27, 2012 A full transcript of the Webinar can be accessed HERE  Some Quick Facts About Brain Cancer Brain tumors are often difficult to diagnose because their signs and symptoms may mimic those of other disorders. Symptoms will also vary according […]

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What is Brain Cancer?

The human brain is a very complex organ, so much so that not even Medical Doctors really know everything about it yet, and for the everyday parent whose child has just been diagnosed with one or other form of brain cancer, the sudden influx of medical terminology can be completely intimidating and overwhelming. We will […]

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YUMMY Vegetarian Recipes

Today we are sharing some great vegetarian recipes, some of which are also Vegan/Gluten-free or offer Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions. We hope that you enjoy trying out these great recipes and would love some feedback once you have. Please also remember to let us know if there are any recipes or food/nutrition questions that you woul like […]

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Thank You Lufthansa & British Airways

Today is Thankful Thursday, a day on which we take the opportunity to thank those donors/sponsors who make the work that LFCT does for and with Children with Cancer and their Families possible. As most of you know, LFCT always does a winter outreach to both hospital wards as well as to the Families that […]

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Dealing with your Child’s Cancer Diagnosis

Welcome to Tipline Tuesday when we will share various tips on how to deal with Childhood Cancer, including dealing with the devastating news that your child has cancer, dealing with the different types of treatments and their side-effects, dealing with the physical, emotional and psychological effects of cancer on the child with caner as well […]

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Exploring the Link Between Emotions and Cancer

The link between emotions and cancer has been a well-documented fact for many years. Several studies have illustrated the overlap between physical and emotional processes in the brain. We also know that mental beliefs have a significant effect on the body’s physical response to treatment. When patients report higher happiness levels and positive beliefs, they […]

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Why is Carcinogenic Roundup Still Sold in SA??

Pharmaceuticals company Bayer says its subsidiary Monsanto will continue to sell its Roundup weed killer in South Africa despite a US jury last month awarding nearly $80m (R1.1bn) to a man who claimed it had given him cancer, reports The Times. According to court documents, Edwin Hardeman used Roundup for 30 years. The report says […]

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Nevermind Less Junk Food: Eat More Nutritious Food!

According to the Global Burden of Disease study, unhealthy diets are responsible for 11m preventable deaths globally per year, more even than smoking tobacco. The biggest problem is not the junk we eat however, but the nutritious food we don’t eat. Researchers are calling for a global shift in policy to promote vegetables, fruit, nuts […]

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Healthy Easter Treats for Kids

Normally we do “Foodie Friday” but seeing that this Friday is Good Friday and the start of the Easter Weekend, we decided to make a bit of a change so that we can bring you some scrumptious recipes early enough for you to make them for your children… Enjoy! Healthy Crispy Rice Eggs Ingredients 3/4 […]

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