Nearly Half of Childhood Cancers Worldwide are Undiagnosed

Nearly half of all childhood cancers are not being diagnosed globally, according to a new modeling study led by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. The study found that, in 2015, there were 397,000 cases of childhood cancer worldwide, but only 224,000 were diagnosed. And if health systems around the world don’t improve, the […]

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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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Foodie Friday: Is Oats Healthy?
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According to a survey done in 2008 by Decision Analyst, out of a list of 70 different foods, Americans believe that oatmeal is one of the top four foods most beneficial to your health. Another survey of members of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition found that 97% of the nutritionists thought that oatmeal is healthy. […]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Program Accurately Diagnosis Childhood Diseases

According to researchers, an artificial intelligence (AI) programme developed in China diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors. The AI system combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes. The report in Nature Medicine states that – from the flu and asthma to life-threatening pneumonia, meningitis, and even childhood cancer – the artificial […]

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