Mother nature’s nastiness knows no limits.  While events in Ukraine and Gaza graphically illustrate the cruelty and savagery of which humankind is capable, the medical profession must be aghast at the variety and extent of debilitating ailments to which we humans are subject.

Cancer, HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria take their toll, and one can only hope that in time science will better understand all these horrors and find better ways to combat them...

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