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OMRF grant will add two researchers to cancer research programs

Archived, 5 days ago From newsok.com 

Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA - The Hearst Foundations have awarded the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation a $200,000 grant to grow its cancer research programs.

The funds will go to support the recruitment of two new scientists in OMRF's Functional and Chemical Ge ...

Providing medical care to South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State

Archived, 5 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - In the last three years, the continuous conflict between government and opposition forces in South Sudan’s oil-rich Upper Nile State has forced many families to make a desperate decision: stay and risk being killed, or leave and risk having their pro ...

JDRF encouraged by Medicare decision to take first step toward coverage of continuous glucose monitors for people with type 1 diabetes

Archived, 5 days ago From yahoo.com 

Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA - JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, is pleased to announce that after more than a decade of advocacy efforts, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized continuous glucose monitoring (C ...

Guinea worm defeated in Mali; disease nears global eradication

Archived, 5 days ago From humanosphere.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - The end of the Guinea worm disease appears imminent, with just 25 cases reported in 2016 and the number of affected countries dropping from four to three, according to the Carter Center. Mali reported no cases last year, leaving Chad, Ethiopia and So ...

Aid groups help Zimbabwe fight typhoid outbreak

Archived, 5 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - International aid groups have begun helping Zimbabwe fight an outbreak of typhoid. Some stakeholders say President Robert Mugabe’s government has not been taking the outbreak seriously.

Officials say the waterborne disease, which has s ...

Multi-million pound boost 'will give Southampton tools to carry out ground-breaking research'

Archived, 5 days ago From dailyecho.co.uk 

Southampton, U K - A multi-million pound injection will give Southampton scientists and doctors the tools they need to carry out ground-breaking cancer research, discovering and developing new treatments in the city.

The Daily Echo can reveal, over the n ...

Global Fund, UNDP advance $143m for HIV programmes

Archived, 6 days ago From newsday.co.zw 

Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe is poised to further improve its HIV prevention and treatment programmes after it received an additional $143 million grant from the Global Fund and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which rolls out this month.


Alzheimer Society kicks off awareness month

Archived, 6 days ago From lakecountrycalendar.com 

Surrey, CANADA - Friends, families and members of the Lake Country community are being asked to show support for people suffering Alzheimer's and dementia, during a social media campaign this month.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is asking Lake Country ...

Saving lives ... Largs First Responders praise

Archived, 6 days ago From largsandmillportnews.com 

Ardrossan, U K - Largs First Responders has played a crucial role in saving lives locally - and it is part of an important strategy which is having positive results all round the country.

Cunninghame North MSP Kenneth Gibson has praised the positive im ...

Why Doctors Without Borders is adding food to its medical bag

Archived, 6 days ago From npr.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Medecins Sans Frontier, the medical humanitarian organization, has added a basic item to its medical bag of drugs, stethoscopes and syringes: food.

The group, also known as Doctors Without Borders, has done it in response to an unprece ...

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