Niger steps up fight against cancers stalking women
Aug17

Niger steps up fight against cancers stalking women

Niger has stepped up the fight against breast and cervical cancer, using screening and public awareness campaigns to reverse a scourge affecting more and more women in the prime of life. “The situation in Niger is very alarming,” said oncologist Issimouha Dille. “Breast and cervical cancer are serious public health problems.” The World Health Organization (WHO) says some 8,000 new cancer cases are recorded each year in the poor Sahel...

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South African doctors perform world’s first penis transplant
Mar16

South African doctors perform world’s first penis transplant

South African doctors have successfully performed the world’s first penis transplant on a 21-year-old man whose organ had been amputated three years ago after a botched circumcision. The nine-hour operation, which took place in December, was part of a pilot study by Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town and the University of Stellenbosch to help the 250 or so young South African men who lose their penises each year after coming-of-age...

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