This 24-Year-Old Who Survived Cancer Twice Is Now A Nurse At The Hospital Where She Was Treated

A two-time cancer survivor is now working as a nurse at the same hospital where she was treated for her disease. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta / Facebook / Via Facebook: ChildrensHealthcareofAtlanta Montana Brown of Atlanta was two years old when she was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissue, ABC News reported. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta…

Are Fake Drugs The Reason Malaria Still Kills Millions a Year?

Malaria, a mosquito-borne parasitic infection that affects about 3.2 billion people in 95 countries, has become largely a disease of the young and poor. Due to effective medications like chloroquine and artemisinins, malaria deaths dropped an estimated 60 percent worldwide between 2000 and 2015. The Americas and Africa saw the greatest improvements. Still, 216 million…

Could a Pill Help Detect Breast Cancer?

Women eventually face the yearly ritual of the mammogram, usually suggested from age 50 onwards. It’s not painful, though notoriously uncomfortable, as two plates flatten the breasts, pancake-like, to get the best possible picture. The radiologist then looks at x-ray images for opaque spots that can indicate tumors. Mammography has been used since the late 1960s and…