I regard this information on breast cancer screening as amongst the most important I have written about over the years. Please take time to read it carefully. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) commission last year concluded that ‘early stage cancers’ such as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) should not be regarded as cancers, but benign […]

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Executive chef Christiaan Campbell and Boschendal’s horticulturist and food garden manager Megan McCarthy talk about how best to grow and enjoy tomatoes. Christiaan: Tomatoes are at their best mid to late summer. I’m very passionate about where our food comes from and obviously the health of the soil. The tomatoes are picked here at Boschendal […]

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People are often confused about exactly what an EFA is, what it does, and why it is (or they are) important in the human diet. Then, just to add to the puzzle, there’s the often contentious debate about which fatty acids are actually ‘essential’. Sandi Nye takes a look at these fascinating molecules. Are only […]

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Drug resistance is a common problem in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. A new study shows promise that curcumin (a compound found in turmeric) may be able to help to overcome resistance to chemotherapy. Curcumin is well known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and anticarcinogenic properties, but because of its rapid metabolism and elimination from […]

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Some diseases and conditions are commonly considered to be exclusive to the domain of women. Who would ever think of men getting breast cancer, or osteoporosis for that matter? Men often think that their bodies should work like a well-oiled machine, and thus find it difficult to cope when they malfunction – even more so […]

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