Swedish and South African universities’ collaboration on Agenda 2030 challenges

SASUF (the South Africa-Sweden University Forum) is a partnership among 36 Swedish and South African universities with the aim of strengthening collaboration between the two countries in research, education and innovation. For six days, from 6 to 11 May, the second week-long research and innovation event in Stellenbosch will bring together some 500 researchers, decision-makers…

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New review identifies four hallmarks of cancer metastasis

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Kansas Cancer Center have identified four hallmarks of cancer metastasis — when cancer has spread to different parts of the body from where it started. Metastasis is believed to be the cause of up to 90 percent of cancer deaths. Douglas Hurst, Ph.D.,…

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‘Gut-on-a-chip’ research aims to find personalized treatment for Crohn’s disease

IMAGE: Hyun Jung Kim, a biomedical engineer from UT Austin, holding a sample of his ‘Gut-On-A-Chip’ Technology, which will help inform his work in better understanding Crohn’s Disease…. view more  Credit: Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin To model human health and disease, organ-on-a-chip technology mimics the human body’s organ structure, functionality…

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Induced labor not more expensive to health care system than spontaneous labor

Expectant parents wait 40 weeks for the arrival of their new baby, but what if labor was induced one week earlier? Conventional wisdom holds that inducing labor at 39 weeks would be cost-prohibitive to a health care system. However, the results of a joint study between University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare show inducing…

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Causes and treatment of vaginal cuts

Minor vaginal cuts and tears are common and often occur when a person is removing body hair or engaging in sexual activity. People with certain hormonal, skin, and immune conditions may be more likely to get vaginal cuts or tears. Minor vaginal wounds are usually harmless, but they may cause mild pain and discomfort for…

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Medical News Today: Are there carbs in popcorn?

Popcorn contains carbohydrates. If a person is following a low-carbohydrate diet, they will need to consider how many carbs they have already eaten or intend to eat that day before consuming popcorn. Popcorn is relatively high in carbohydrates, but this does not mean it is unhealthful. Popcorn is fine to eat as part of a…

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Top Executives of Insys, an Opioid Company, Are Found Guilty of Racketeering

BOSTON — A federal jury on Thursday found the top executives of Insys Therapeutics, a company that sold a fentanyl-based painkiller, guilty of racketeering charges in a rare criminal prosecution that blamed corporate officials for contributing to the nation’s opioid epidemic. The jury, after deliberating for 15 days, issued guilty verdicts against the company’s founder,…

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McKesson, Drug Distribution Giant, Settles Lawsuit Over Opioids in West Virginia

The state of West Virginia on Wednesday settled a lawsuit against the nation’s largest drug distributor, which had been accused of shipping nearly 100 million doses of addictive opioids to residents over a six-year period. The state’s suit accused McKesson Corporation of putting profits ahead of residents’ welfare by failing to investigate, report or stop…

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F.D.A. Won’t Ban Sales of Textured Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

A type of breast implant linked to a rare cancer can still be sold in the United States, even though it has been banned in many other countries, the Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday. The implants, which have a textured or slightly roughened surface, as opposed to a smooth covering, have been associated…

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