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MSF assists traumatised people from Mosul

Archived, 7 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The recent launch of the military offensive to retake Mosul has forced people who have lived through extremely traumatic times to flee the town and nearby villages. "These people have endured two years of occupation of their town or villages by the s ...

Upgraded helicopter will help Midlands Air Ambulance save lives by saving time

Archived, 7 days ago From tamworthherald.co.uk 

Tamworth, U K - An upgraded helicopter which will support patients in Staffordshire is on its way to the Midlands Air Ambulance after the charity was given a £1 million boost from banking fines.

The charity, which covers six counties across the Midlan ...

There are many faces of Alzheimer’s disease, Canadian society says in new campaign

Archived, 7 days ago From globalnews.ca 

Burnaby, CANADA - Kathryn Fudurich was only 21 when her mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010.

Fudurich was in her last year of university. After she graduated, she put her career on hold for several years for a bigger challenge: to move ba ...

Sick boy gets hundreds of stuffed cows

Archived, 7 days ago From myfoxzone.com 

San Angelo, TEXAS - This is Ryan Wirtjes. He’s nine-years-old and he loves cows.

Cathy the Cow was given to Ryan by the Make a Wish Foundation. You see, Ryan has a rare mitochondrial disorder.

“It’s caused him to have cyclical vomiting. So, ...

Hundreds from western Mosul getting medical attention amid fight to retake Iraqi city

Archived, 7 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Nearly 700 people have been moved to hospitals from the frontlines in Mosul, Iraq, as the United Nations and partners are working to scale up humanitarian efforts for thousands of people fleeing the fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...

Medics in Yemen: as we fight to help the sick and injured, delays can cost lives

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - For a country that carries the deep scars of years of vicious conflict, where events can develop by the minute, it is often easy to feel that nothing changes very fast. The celebration of Mouloud brings rare moments of joy, celebration and a vivid an ...

Policeman braves the shave for cancer charity

Archived, 8 days ago From gazetteandherald.co.uk 

Trowbridge, U K - Policeman Andy List, who spent ten months growing an impressive beard, has raised an equally impressive amount by having half of it shaved off.

PC List from Devizes thought he might raise a few pounds for Cancer Research UK with his ch ...

In Katsina: NGO raises alarm over “severe acute malnutrition”

Archived, 8 days ago From nigeriatoday.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - An NGO, Save the Children, says that Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) with its complication has killed many children in Katsina State due to non-release of Nutrition Support Funds by some local governments.

Mr Nura Muhammad, the NGO’s A ...

Experimental Ebola vaccine trial shows positive prospects

Archived, 8 days ago From businessghana.com 

Accra, GHANA - An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one of the most lethal known pathogens, and the findings add weight to early trial results pub ...

Hope for diabetes sufferers as link to childhood infections revealed

Archived, 8 days ago From belfasttelegraph.co.uk 

Belfast, U K - The study, the largest carried out on the topic to date, showed a strong connection between the development of type 1 diabetes in children and viral infections, specifically in the case of enteroviruses.

The results support existing ev ...

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