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health | Longevity LIVE

The World Health Organization recently announced an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the largest since an Ebola epidemic ravaged West Africa from 2013 to 2016. At least two new tools helping patients and health care workers in the DRC to combat the disease are products

diabetes | Longevity LIVE

Over 400 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and the number continues to grow at a rapid pace. That being said, t’s important to take preventive measures in order to ensure the rates don’t continue rising. One way to lower your risk would be by controlling

MS | Longevity LIVE

As a result of its unpredictability and varying symptoms, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has earned the nickname the ‘snowflake disease’. MS is a chronic central nervous system condition, characterized by inflammation, demyelination and degenerative changes that interrupt the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. MS

people | Longevity LIVE

Today is World Lupus Day. Lupus is a disease that sometimes goes wholly unnoticed, because those suffering from it don’t always show the obvious symptoms. That is why it is often referred to as the ‘invisible’ disease. The name ‘Lupus’ originates from the thirteenth century, when the physician Rogerius compared

lupus | Longevity LIVE

On the 10th of May, people all over the globe celebrate the 15th annual observance of World Lupus Day. This is a disease which affects approximately 5 million people worldwide. The majority of people, however, are unaware of its existence and the impact it has on those who suffer from

lupus | Longevity LIVE

This is the real-life story of Samantha.  A lupus warrior, who overcame a diagnosis. Today on World Lupus Day she celebrates 12 years of not just surviving, but thriving.  I am Samantha. I was born in Durban, South Africa and in 1996 I moved to Johannesburg. After I qualified in

silver | longevity live

A new revolutionary compound, which is silver-based and could potentially reverse the negative side effects of chemotherapy, has recently been discovered by UJ researchers. The complex delivering the most promising results was tested in both rats and human cancer cells in laboratory studies, yielding success. The compound has been named

malaria | Longevity LIVE

This week – at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London – Bayer joins with members of the agriculture industry – BASF, Mitsui Chemicals, Sumitomo Chemical Company and Syngenta – to pledge its ongoing support to the research, development and supply of innovative vector control solutions, to help eradicate malaria by

Parkinson's | Longevity LIVE

In January this year, Neill Diamond made the announcement that he would be retiring from touring as result of a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. He would still be writing and recording music, he said, but his live performances would need to end. Other well-known individuals who have had their lives

cancer stem | Longevity LIVE

A team of researchers in the United States has identified a new stem cell pathway that allows a highly aggressive form of breast cancer – triple-negative breast cancer – to thrive, with their findings potentially pointing the way towards new, more effective treatments in cases where hormone therapy has proved