Cancer in poor countries: Too big to tackle?

By Anita Makri A revealing metaphor kicked off a day of discussions about tackling cancer in poor countries at the Royal Society of Medicine last month. If you think of global health as Mount Everest, cancer control would be a small flag at its peak, said Richard Sullivan, professor at the King’s Health Partners science …

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Cancer and meat – too much hype?

Nicolette Hall, University of Pretoria and Hester Carina Schönfeldt, University of Pretoria The World Health Organisation’s report warning of the link between processed meat and an increased cancer risk has taken the globe by storm and resulted in a flurry of overwhelmingly negative publicity around meat and meat products. According to the International Agency for …

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Africa News Headlines – Special World AIDS Day Edition – 1 December 2014

Prince Harry set to reveal secret for World Aids DaySource: Independent Charlize Theron on Aids: We cannot just wait for cureSource: BBC News Ebola Distracts Funders from AIDS Fight, Advocate SaysSource: Voice of America Put focus back on Aids: FW de Klerk foundationSource: Times Live/SAPA As HIV rises, Uganda activist tries to stop AIDSSource: U-T …

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