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New TB skin test could offer cheaper and easier way to detect the disease

      By Yvette Naudé, University of Pretoria   Detecting tuberculosis early could play a significant role in eradicating the world’s most deadly infectious disease. The World Health Organization says 1.5 million people die from this devastating disease each year. People infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the TB bacteria that attack the lungs, often do not know that they have it until their symptoms become severe. Two out of every […]

todayMarch 28, 2024 12


Princess of Wales and King Charles: one in two people develop cancer during their lives – the diseases and treatments explained

B. Lenoir/Shutterstock Gavin Metcalf, Anglia Ruskin University The Princess of Wales released a moving video message on March 22 to address speculation about her health. In it, the future queen disclosed that she’d been diagnosed with cancer following tests conducted after she underwent major abdominal surgery at a clinic in London in January. Catherine explained that she was undergoing “preventative chemotherapy” – but emphasised that her surgery had been successful, […]

todayMarch 25, 2024 15