After a decade of research and development, a new blood test has been produced which can detect five types of cancer years before currently available tests can, greatly increasing the future survivability of patients. The creators of the test, dubbed PanSeer, caution that it is unlikely to predict cancer, but[…]
Mohammed Sohail was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia, a type of cancer that starts in blood-forming cells of the bone marrow, in 2010. He recalls the doctor at a private clinic in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul telling him there was no treatment available for him in the country. At 16,[…]
Scientists have made a major breakthrough using non-toxic silicon nanocrystals to create higher-energy light which could create the next generation of high-tech cancer treatments. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside and the University of Texas at Austin believe they have discovered the Holy Grail of materials science which allows them[…]
By Shakira Thebus The month of October is globally recognized and dedicated to creating awareness on breast cancer, and as part of VOC’s initiative to amplify the awareness, it hosts its Pink Hijab Day annually. Every year, the event saw hundreds of mostly women, gather at the much loved Masjidul[…]
A recent report by the National Nuclear Regulator has raised concerns regarding possible hotspot areas that could expose residents to radioactive gases and two of them are in the Western Cape. When radium or uranium is broken down into soils, rocks or groundwater, it produces a radioactive gas called “radon”.[…]
Apple and Samsung have been hit with a class-action lawsuit over claims that their phones expose users to radio frequency emissions up to 500 percent beyond federal limits. Meanwhile the health debate around smartphones heats up. Filed following an investigation by the Chicago Tribune, the lawsuit alleges that the Radio Frequency[…]
For two years Amanda Kotze hoped for a miracle, praying her son would fulfil his dream of completing his master’s degree to accomplish his goal of teaching young people about the wonders of science. The miracle she will experience on Tuesday is not the one she had been hoping for, but[…]
In Gaza, cancer patients are in desperate need of help. The Palestinian ministry of health held a press conference on Monday to ask for urgent assistance for hundreds of cancer patients in the Gaza Strip. According to health officials, 700 patients, including 200 children, at Gaza City’s Abdel al-Aziz al-Rantisi[…]
A drug to treat high blood pressure for almost 12‚500 South Africans is being recalled after the active ingredient was shown to be contaminated by a potentially cancer-causing chemical. The recall‚ however‚ comes almost three weeks after the drug was removed from shelves in Europe‚ the UK and the USA[…]
Cape Town runner Mervin Steenkamp completed the Freedom of Movement Palestine Marathon held this morning in Bethlehem Palestine for the third year in a row, taking sixth place. Steenkamp, who represents Team Palestine for the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund in Cape Town, ran the full marathon of 42kms, to raise[…]
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