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More people die after surgery worldwide than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined

Around the world, 4.2 million people die every year within 30 days of surgery, and this translates to the third leading cause of death worldwide, a new study reveals. Since 50 per cent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where surgery is less accessible, it reveals the disproportionate burden of postoperative death globally.… Read More »

Teacher sidelined by rare cancer after complaining of 'stomach bug'

In December, Victoria Flores was diagnosed with stage 4 cholangiocarcinoma, a bile duct cancer, after she initially sought treatment for a suspected stomach bug in August. (iStock) A 31-year-old elementary school teacher in San Antonio was forced to miss her son’s first birthday and is asking for prayers after she was diagnosed with a rare… Read More »