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Sonam Kapoor’s charity dinner to raise funds for children suffering from cancer

Archived, 6 days ago From hindustantimes.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Sonam Kapoor who is the brand ambassador of Cuddles, a charity foundation that helps meet the nutritional needs of children afflicted with cancer is going a step further to promote the cause. Sonam will be hosting a charity gala dinner, on Friday nig ...

Cape schools raising thousands for cancer research by shaving heads

Archived, 6 days ago From pressofatlanticcity.com 

Pleasantville, NEW JERSEY - It’s a different sort of St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

On Friday, more than 150 students, teachers and community members at two Cape May County middle schools and one high school will shave their heads to support funding for childhood ...

Help for smokers to stub out the habit

Archived, 6 days ago From keighleynews.co.uk 

Keighley, U K - A New campaign has been launched to help more smokers across the district stub out the habit.

Behind the initiative is Cancer Research UK, with the backing of Bradford Council.

The venture aims to highlight problems smok ...

UNICEF scales up intervention in malnutrition by 400% in North-east

Archived, 7 days ago From thisdaylive.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) wednesday revealed that it has scaling up its support plan for children suffering from malnutrition in the North-east by 400 per cent.

UNICEF had enrolled 12,000 children in its malnutrition ...

Wounded Warrior Project launches mental health support line

Archived, 7 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Having recently hit a huge milestone of serving more than 100,000 combat warriors – in addition to their families and caregivers – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) fully launched one of its highly popular pilot programs. WWP Talk is a mental health sup ...

EU-Turkey taking massive mental health toll on refugees and migrants, MSF says

Archived, 7 days ago From humanosphere.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - The one-year-old deal between the European Union and Turkey to prevent migrants and refugees from reaching Greece is having a “devastating human consequence,” according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

The deal promised to relieve pre ...

NBC Boston partners with Susan G. Komen Foundation

Archived, 7 days ago From nbcboston.com 

Newton, MASSACHUSETTS - NBC Boston, necn, and Telemundo Boston are proud to partner with the Susan G Komen Foundation to help in their mission to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Our year-long partnership kicks off with the 25th Annual Race for the Cure on Sat ...

In Africa, scientists are preparing to use gene drives to end malaria

Archived, 7 days ago From technologyreview.com 

Big Sandy, TEXAS - In Burkina Faso, Mali, and Uganda, the groundwork is being laid for a powerful kind of experiment. A project now under way aims to release mosquitoes that have been genetically programmed to drive themselves and their malaria-causing brethren toward ...

IFRC continues to strengthen National Society Capacity in Zika response

Archived, 8 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The Zika virus response in the region requires an integrated and holistic approach that includes various social, cultural and economic aspects. As such, capacity building needs to be strong component in responding to Zika, providing and reinforcing t ...

Cancer survivor aims to net vital cash in charity’s muddy challenge

Archived, 8 days ago From hartlepoolmail.co.uk 

Hartlepool, U K - Heather Buckle was diagnosed with the disease in 2011 after she found a lump in her right breast.

The 52-year-old from Old Shotton, Peterlee, detected it while it was in its early stages and a lumpectomy was scheduled quickly.

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