New way to target & kill some rapidly dividing breast cancer cells, leaving healthy cells unharmed

Selective Core Cell Attacks Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Oxford, say they have found a new way to kill some multiplying human breast cancer cells. This procedure works by selectively attacking the core of its cell division machinery. The technique has so far only been tested only on lab-grown and patient-derived…

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Is obesity a risk factor for serious COVID-19 infection

Overweight South Africans can take measures to protect themselves Studies from around the world show that individuals with underlying medical conditions are substantially more at risk for developing serious COVID-19 disease and/or complications requiring specialised hospital care. Should obese South Africans be concerned and what precautions can they take to reduce their risks? “The World…

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Weight of Covid-19 evidence adds to obesity burden for South Africans

The following is an article published in The Times Live 13 May 2020, by Journalist, Sipokazi Fokazi https://select.timeslive.co.za/news/2020-05-12-weight-of-covid-19-evidence-adds-to-obesity-burden-for-south-africans/ She interviewed Dr  Gert Du Toit regarding the Obesity burden that COVID-19 could add to the South African Health Care System: South Africans are eating more during Lock-down and are less active. The long-term effect of this situation will…

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Success Story -Local woman on her gastric bypass journey: ‘I had surgery and lost 20kg’

Khanyiswa Thusi is on track 20KG to achieve her goal weight after she had  successful gastric bypass surgery People used to stare at her. Strangers in the street would laugh and point. All Khanyiswa Thusi could do was walk on and pretend she didn’t notice. But when she was on her own, in the shower,…

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Local couple: ‘Together, we lost over 100kg after surgery.’

The Deetlefs have battled their weight for most of their lives. They got a new lease on life, after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. A Durban couple has lost more than 100kg on their epic weight-loss journey. Cecilia and Marthinus Deetlefs have always struggled with their weight and tried several weight-loss methods through the years, including…

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