We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is what we found

South Africa has the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world, with an alarming figure of 13%. The global average stands at 6%. One of the main causes of South Africa’s rate is the rapid growth of the country’s commercial food industry. This has led to increased consumption of cheap, easily accessible and ultra-processed food that is high in […]

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Antibody therapy training phagocytes to destroy tumors now tested on patients

Developed by researchers at the University of Turku in Finland, an immunotherapeutic antibody therapy re-educates macrophages to activate passivated cytotoxic T cells to kill cancer. The antibody therapy prevented the growth of tumours in several mouse models, and the development of the therapy has now progressed to patient testing in a phase I/II clinical trial. One reason behind many unsuccessful […]

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Patient at Philadelphia hospital cleared of Ebola

Ebola scare over in Philadelphia: Hospital patient cleared of the disease after being quarantined An unidentified patient was tested for Ebola at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania The patient ‘met the criteria’ for Ebola exposure, but no more details were released There is an ongoing Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Congo The patient may have traveled […]

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