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Perth Amboy-area partnership seeks to improve prenatal care

Archived, 10 days ago From nj1015.com 

Ewing, NEW JERSEY - A $28,000 grant recently provided by the March of Dimes to the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center will help both parties realize the common goals of proper prenatal care for healthy pregnancies, reducing pre-term birth rates and providing support for ...

Dozens shave their heads during fundraiser for childhood cancer research

Archived, 10 days ago From upnorthlive.com 

Traverse City, MICHIGAN - Dozens of people in Traverse City shaved their heads for the St. Baldricks Foundation to help raise money for childhood cancer research.

It all went down Saturday morning at 7 Monks.

Men and women signed up to have their ...

India joins 8 nations to improve quality of care around birth

Archived, 10 days ago From medicaldialogues.in 

New Delhi, INDIA - India has joined eight other countries under a World Health Organisation initiative to improve the quality of maternal and newborn healthcare services, the Lok Sabha was informed. The WHO and other partners had launched the Quality of Care (QoC) Impr ...

How the colour purple aids battle against polio

Archived, 10 days ago From barry-today.co.uk 

Cowbridge, U K - The Rotary Club of Llantwit Major is helping to rid the world of polio by supporting the nationwide initiative, Purple4Polio.

The campaign, which was launched by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, encourages everyone to ...

YMCA program helps cancer survivors improve their health and their outlook

Archived, 12 days ago From pilotonline.com 

Norfolk, VIRGINIA - Cancer. Just mention of the word can send chills down the spine.

It’s among the most dreaded diagnoses a person can hear from a doctor.

Yet many support groups exist to help cancer patients fight the disease, and one of ...

University, charity launch £1M virtual biotech to develop Parkinson's treatments

Archived, 12 days ago From genengnews.com 

New Rochelle, NEW YORK - The University of Sheffield and Parkinson’s UK said today they have launched a £1 million ($1.2 million) virtual biotech to create new treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

Keapstone Therapeutics will combine research from the University ...

Fill the Boot campaign kicks off today

Archived, 12 days ago From kristv.com 

Corpus Christi, TEXAS - Donating to a good cause has never been so convenient.

Intersections across Corpus Christi today will be occupied by members of the Corpus Christi Professional Firefighters Association Local #936 for the annual Fill the Boot campaign. ...

Hagley's resolution runners raise £25,000 for Stroke Association

Archived, 12 days ago From stourbridgenews.co.uk 

Stourbridge, U K - Hundreds of runners from across the region jogged and walked across the picturesque Hagley scenery all for the good of the Stroke Association.

A sea of purple fundraisers took to Hagley Hall on Sunday (March 5) to complete either a 5km ...

Yemen: MSF life-saving activities in Ibb – one year on

Archived, 13 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - It has been one year since Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started providing life-saving health services at the general rural hospital of Thi As Sufal district in Ibb governorate, Yemen.

The general rural hospital of Thi As Sufal, local ...

Fire fighters climbing for a good cause

Archived, 13 days ago From kfbb.com 

Great Falls, MONTANA - Local firefighters are trading in their daily job for one that battles against cancer, Leukemia and Lymphoma in particular.

Firefighters from Great Falls Fire and Rescue department are headed to Seattle for a stair climb.

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