The antioxidants in rooibos are known to help reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Now researchers have found that this amazing plant could also help prevent skin cancer. The implications are particularly relevant in South Africa, where skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with 20 000 reported cases and 700 […]

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WHAT IS PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY? Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment that uses a drug called a photosensitiser or photosensitising agent, and a particular type of light. When photosensitisers are exposed to a specific wavelength of light, they produce a form of oxygen that kills nearby cells.1-3 Each photosensitiser is activated by light of a specific […]

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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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  The supposition that wireless communication devices such as cell phones could be carcinogenic has now become a reality as a recent US government laboratory study has shown that radiation from cell phone use is linked to brain tumours. Cell phones and other commonly used wireless communication devices transmit information via non-ionising radiofrequency radiation (RFR). […]

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