Oncology & Cancer

Study predicts cancer cases, deaths in Africa could double by 2040

Cancer cases and deaths are expected to double in Africa during the next two decades, according to findings from a new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The study also reveals that the region lacks sufficient ...

Surgery

Climate change: Is it time to say goodbye to inhaled anesthesia?

A review presented at this year's Euroanesthesia Congress will address the environmental impact of inhaled anesthetic agents and how we can and should manage without them—or at least massively reduce their use. The presentation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flower nectar offers new weapon against Leishmaniasis

The nectar of common plants such as sunflower contain bioactive agents that can inhibit the growth of Leishmania and could be used to help fight the potentially fatal disease caused by the parasite, say researchers.

Genetics

IVF: How genetics may be affecting its success

It has been almost 44 years years since the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure was successfully performed in 1978 in Lancashire, England. Since then, more than 8 million babies have been born worldwide to assisted ...

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Environment (biophysical)

The biophysical environment is the symbiosis between the physical environment and the biological life forms within the environment, and includes all variables that comprise the Earth's biosphere. The biophysical environment can be divided into two categories: the natural environment and the built environment, with some overlap between the two. Following the industrial revolution, the built environment has become an increasingly significant part of the Earth's environment.

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