Monthly Archives: November 2011

A vaccine that can kill cancer


Can you imagine how long the average life expectancy would be if cancer were ever eradicated the way polio and smallpox have been? It’s amazing to think about what doctors might be able to achieve in our lifetime. Scientists have … Continue reading

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The amazing human heart


Matters of the heart have baffled humans since the dawn of time, with sonnets and entire books devoted to the meaning of love. Now scientists are finding that the blood pump in your chest is just as complex. You can’t … Continue reading

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Switch in cervical cancer vaccine


The Department of Health has decided to change the vaccine it uses, Cervarix, ┬áto protect girls against cervical cancer. From next year it will use a jab, known as Gardasil, which also protects against genital warts. It would be mandatory … Continue reading

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