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  • Mandela's towering legacy of humility,selfless service and virtue

    December 9, 2013 9:38 AM 20

    Updated Saturday, December 7th 2013 at 23:07 GMT +3 NAIROBI, KENYA: As the world continues to mourn his departure, Nelson Mandela has left behind a legacy that will be hard to match by any current or future leader. After his 27-year prison stint, he walked out a free man devoid of hate and vengeance to those who had caused him, his family and his beliefs

  • Scientists find gene that spurs on tumours

    December 9, 2013 8:16 AM 25

    December 9 2013 at 10:15am By Daily Mail London - Thousands of people with cancer could be given better treatments after British scientists found a gene that makes tumours grow. The “needle in a haystack” find offers hope to at least one in 100 patients – or 3 000 a year. Unusually, it doesn’t only apply to one type of cancer. The rogue DNA can fuel almost

  • 'Let me keep my dead husband's sperm'

    December 5, 2013 11:35 AM 29

    A woman has begun a legal bid to prevent her dead husband's frozen sperm from being destroyed. Beth Warren, 28, has been told by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) that the sperm cannot be stored beyond April 2015. Her husband, Warren Brewer, a ski instructor, died of a brain tumour at the age of 32 in February 2012. His sperm was stored

  • Blood vessels reorganize themselves after full face transplantation

    December 5, 2013 8:34 AM 17

    As full face transplantation continues to become a more viable option for patients with severe facial disfigurations, doctors have learned more and more about the intricacies of this novel procedure. Now, for the first time ever, researchers have discovered that in the months following the procedure, the blood vessels in the faces of transplant recipients

  • Nevers Visits Crisis Hit UTH

    December 4, 2013 7:40 AM 17

    Opposition Movement for Multi Party Democracy president Nevers Mumba has visited the crisis hit University Teaching Hospital to assess the extent of the damage caused by the over 200 dismissed nurses. And government has asked the fired nurses to re-apply for their positions if they are to be considered for re-admission. Mumba, who visited the UTH pleaded

  • 'Healthy and overweight' may be a myth

    December 4, 2013 12:14 AM 16

    Individuals who were obese but metabolically healthy were still at risk of cancers and other ailments, compared with those who were both healthy and fit. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, included more than 60,000 participants and looked at findings from more than 1,000 studies. Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto found

  • Nearly all hospitals will give you the price of parking. Barely any will give you the price of care.

    December 3, 2013 3:08 PM 19

    Posted by Sarah Kliff on December 3, 2013 at 10:00 am Hospitals can easily tell you how much it will cost to leave your car in the parking lot. But how much it will cost for a simple test? That, a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests, is much more difficult to track down. Two researchers in Philadelphia reached out to 20 local hospitals, asking

  • 'New lungs' from stem cells

    December 2, 2013 11:30 AM 22

    For the first time, scientists have succeeded in transforming human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells. The advance, reported by Columbia University Medical Centre (CUMC) researchers, has significant potential for modelling lung disease, screening drugs, studying human lung development, and, ultimately, generating lung tissue for transplantation

  • World AIDS Day a chance to renew the fight

    November 30, 2013 10:35 PM 34

    By: PNA/Xinhua December 1, 2013 6:35 AM SYDNEY - With the shadow of AIDS still looming large across the Pacific, World AIDS Day in Australia will return the focus upon treatment and testing as the nation gears up for a renewed push in time for the International AIDS Conference to be held in Melbourne in July 2014. Figures released last month show that Australia

  • 'I have a tumor, that's all': Teen with half a face stands up to her cruel bullies

    November 28, 2013 7:46 PM 25

    An Ontario teen who made headlines when she fought back against cruel bullies who mocked the disfigurement on half her face now has her own television special. Sarah Atwell suffers from neurofibromatosis, a condition the 17-year-old was diagnosed with at 8 months, and the tumor it caused to grow on just one side of her face elicited cries of ‘fat face’