Residents of one Canadian town are engaged in a David and Goliath-style battle over the dirtiest oil project ever known – Al Jazeera News and videos

Filmmakers: Niobe Thompson and Tom Radford The small town of Fort Chipewyan in northern Alberta is facing the consequences of being the first to witness the impact of the Tar Sands project, which may be the tipping point for oil development in Canada. The local community has experienced a spike in cancer cases and dire studies have…

Kenya: Specialised Heart, Cancer Treatment Now Available Locally – All African com News

Nairobi — Since February this year, open-heart surgery facilities have been available at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, at the facility’s ultra-modern Heart and Cancer Centre. The state-of-the-art facility, which will be officially launched next month, houses modern diagnostic equipment, specialised cardiac intensive care units, and heart surgery operating theatres. Patients, as was the…

AKUH, Nairobi: The ‘magic bullet’ treatment

Nuclear medicine technologist Patricia Mbaabu scanning images of a patient using the DXA bone density image scanner at the Aga Khan University Hospital. Photo/FREDRICK ONYANGO You have cancer,” your doctor politely tells you. Your heart skips a beat, you gasp for air and your ears start ringing, eyes become still and wet. Your mind and…

Kenyans still dying of preventable cancers

A nursing officer at Aga Khan University Hospital mixes chemotherapy drugs used for treatment of cancer. Cancer is almost a death sentence in the country and this need not be so. If caught early, most cancers can indeed be cured. Photo/FILE By GATONYE GATHURA If you love a tipple, a smoke and you are iatrophobic –…

Nanotechnology Takes Off – KQED QUEST

From Lawrence Berkeley National Labs to Silicon Valley, researchers are manipulating particles at the atomic level, ushering in potential cures for cancer, clothes that don’t stain, and solar panel… more about “Nanotechnology Takes Off – KQED QUEST“, posted with vodpod ->>>>><<<<<-