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Dental clinic helps low-income people get their smiles back

Archived, 6 days ago From abc15.com 

Phoenix, ARIZONA - A nonprofit Valley dental clinic is helping veterans get their smiles—and their confidence—back.

The Dental Clinic for the Homeless is part of the Central Arizona Shelter Services complex at 12th Avenue and Madison Street in Central P ...

Brave the Shave funds pediatric cancer research

Archived, 7 days ago From dailytexanonline.com 

Austin, TEXAS - Hundreds of students cheered as participants “Braved the Shave” this past weekend in front of Gregory Plaza.

“Brave the Shave”, hosted by Students Making Impacts Through Love and Empathy, allows students to shave their heads in order t ...

Cleveland Foundation partners with YMCA of Greater Cleveland to address opioid epidemic

Archived, 7 days ago From military-technologies.net 

Warsaw, POLAND - In February 2017, Cuyahoga County saw its deadliest month ever for heroin and fentanyl-related overdose deaths, with 60 confirmed fatalities reported by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. In response to the glaring need for services to co ...

Screening can help eliminate deaths from bowel cancer, says charity

Archived, 7 days ago From worcesternews.co.uk 

Worcester, U K - Just over 61 per cent of adults aged between 60 and 74 in South Worcestershire are taking advantage of the free bowel cancer screening test kit they are sent in the post by the NHS.

While this might fall well short of the ideal figure, ...

UK to protect 200 million people from tropical diseases

Archived, 7 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The UK will protect over 200 million people from the pain and disfigurement caused by treatable tropical diseases, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced today.

Neglected Tropical Diseases, such as trachoma, Guinea w ...

Central African Republic: “Our paediatric hospital had to suddenly function as an adult trauma centre”

Archived, 7 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Katie Treble, 31, is a doctor from the UK. She was working in the MSF hospital in Bria, Central African Republic, during the weekend of 24 to 26 March when heavy fighting occurred and MSF received 24 wounded people in three days.

"The ...

WHO and partners provide vaccines to control meningitis C in Nigeria

Archived, 9 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - A vaccination campaign is underway in Nigeria to contain an outbreak of meningitis C, a strain of meningitis which first emerged in the country in 2013. Since the beginning of this year, the country has reported 4637 suspected cases and 489 deaths ac ...

Australia announces funding to improve nutrition in Pakistan

Archived, 9 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - The Australian Government today announced additional support worth one million dollars to the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Pakistan to improve nutrition, eliminate hunger and attain food security by fortify ...

Eli Lilly donates $194,000 to aid diabetes education programs, scholarships

Archived, 12 days ago From patientdaily.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - Eli Lilly and Co., an Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company, said it is donating $194,000 to fund Type 1 diabetes programs for children and scholarships.

An April 7 release said Lilly is donating $94,000 to the American Diabetes As ...

‘Half a million down, half a million to go’ says organiser of annual Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run

Archived, 12 days ago From dissexpress.co.uk 

Norfolk, U K - Half a million down — another half million to go. That’s the message from Pulham St Mary’s Annie Chapman — organiser of the popular Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run.

The annual event has captured the imagination in the Diss Express area. E ...

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