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In East Africa, universal HIV testing and treatment surpasses UNAIDS goals

Archived, 425 days ago From ucsf.edu 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Community-based interventions for HIV testing and treatment in rural East Africa nearly doubled rates of HIV viral suppression over two years, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.

The findings, published June 6, 2017, ...

Hazel Hawkins Hospital, YMCA partner to combat diabetes in San Benito County

Archived, 425 days ago From benitolink.com 

Hollister, CALIFORNIA - Hawkins Memorial Hospital is partnering with the Central Coast YMCA to provide a Diabetes Prevention Program for the residents of San Benito County. The CCYMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults (starting at 18 years of age) at high risk of ...

War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts

Archived, 425 days ago From go.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country, which is already facing war and the risk of famine ...

CRUK launches next phase of cancer ‘Grand Challenge’

Archived, 425 days ago From pharmaphorum.com 

Surrey, U K - Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has laid out the second phase of its “Grand Challenge Fund”, an invitation to academic research teams to solve some of the biggest puzzles in oncology.

CRUK, one of the biggest non-profit funders of cancer ...

Raising awareness of stroke in West Wales

Archived, 425 days ago From tenby-today.co.uk 

Tenby, U K - The Stroke Association in partnership with Weight Watchers in West Wales has delivered a series of stroke awareness and stroke prevention talks over the last eight weeks. The sessions were delivered in Haverfordwest, Narberth, Aberaeron and Cardigan. ...

Medivizor to help LLS Community network supply health infomation to blood cancer patients

Archived, 426 days ago From patientdaily.com 

Scottsdale, ARIZONA - LLS Community, a free online network started by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) that offers support and education to blood cancer patients and their caregivers, said in a release it will partner Medivizor, an Israeli technology startup, to prov ...

Aid workers race to contain Yemen cholera outbreak, UN agencies report

Archived, 426 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - A “race” is under way to contain the cholera epidemic in Yemen where 20 out of 22 governorates are affected, United Nations agencies said today.

The disease is endemic in Yemen and is characterized by severe watery diarrhoea and fe ...

Malawi on track in HIV/AIDS fight 90:90:90 UNAIDS’ ambitious target

Archived, 426 days ago From nyasatimes.com 

Leeds, U K - The 90:90:90 UNAIDS’ ambitious target aims at; diagnosing 90 percent of all HIV positive people; providing Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) for 90 percent of those diagnosed with HIV and surpressing 90 percent viral load of those treated by 2020.

Hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa – 186 pregnant women admitted to hospital

Archived, 426 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Response to the outbreak has lagged due to insufficient resources and coordination between humanitarian actors.

The hepatitis E outbreak declared two months ago in southeastern Niger is particularly affecting pregnant women. Of the 186 ...

Eastbourne’s Race for Life raises thousands for charity

Archived, 426 days ago From eastbourneherald.co.uk 

Eastbourne, U K - Fundraising runners braved the heat for a 5k race around Eastbourne Park on Sunday (June 18).

Part of the nationwide Race for Life event, hundreds of pink-clad women and children came together to raise £70,000 for Cancer Research UK. ...

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