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Dozens of Irish medics jetting to Vietnam in charity surgery bid

Archived, 18 days ago From irishmirror.ie 

Westport, IRELAND - Dozens of Irish medics will jet to Vietnam this summer to operate on patients and train local doctors.

The group of 60 surgeons, anesthetists, physiotherapists and nurses are fund-raising for the week-long mission this May.

American Diabetes Association® announces $9.75 million to six leading researchers for the 2017 pathway to stop diabetes® research grants

Archived, 18 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Today, the American Diabetes Association (Association) announced $9.75 million to six recipients of the 2017 Pathway to Stop Diabetes (Pathway) research grants, providing $1.625 million to each scientist over a five- to seven-year grant term to spur ...

Addressing funding gap to save millions of Nigerian children from malnutrition

Archived, 19 days ago From leadership.ng 

Abuja, NIGERIA - Recent survey by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that malnutrition accounts for the death of 2,300 Nigerian children daily.

It also notes that more than 2.5 million children under the age of five are suffering fro ...

JDRF & Lilly Canada fund UBC research that could allow people with type 1 diabetes to produce their own insulin

Archived, 19 days ago From marketwired.com 

Toronto, CANADA - JDRF and Lilly Canada have awarded a post-doctoral fellowship grant of CAN$60,000 to promising researcher Dr. Cara Ellis, a post-doctoral fellow from the University of British Columbia (UBC). The grant will support studies into cell-based therapies, ...

Yorkshire Cancer Research funds radiotherapy partnership

Archived, 19 days ago From dotmed.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Researchers at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust will join forces with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to improve radiotherapy treatment for patients with lung cancer.

New funding has been announced as part of a £7 million package ...

Brave schoolgirl shaves off locks for charity - and to raise awareness of alopecia

Archived, 20 days ago From bournemouthecho.co.uk 

Bournemouth, U K - Brave Lili Leung bid a fond farewell to her flowing locks at the weekend, in a move to help The Little Princess Trust and raise more than £2,000 for young cancer patients.

The 12-year-old, from Poole, also wanted to raise awareness of ...

UNFPA, UNICEF call for proactive steps to end female genital mutilation

Archived, 20 days ago From thenationonlineng.net 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have called for proactive steps that would quickly eradicate female genital mutilation.

The statement was made by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr B ...

Wounded Warrior Project empowers veterans to find new fitness routines

Archived, 20 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Veterans recently attended a Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) fitness workshop where they learned new techniques for managing their physical health and wellness. The class featured a diverse assortment of workouts, including yoga, boxing, weight traini ...

Efforts on to improve quality of life for those with HIV/AIDS

Archived, 20 days ago From loopnewsbarbados.com 

Castries, SAINT LUCIA - A number of strategic recommendations to improve the overall quality of life of People Living with and Affected by HIV and AIDS have come out of the recently held Caribbean Faith Leaders Consultation, held earlier this month in Trinidad and Tobago.

Charity calls for major reorganisation of stroke care

Archived, 20 days ago From onmedica.com 

Basildon, U K - The Stroke Association says that dozens of small stroke units should be shut and the service reorganised into fewer centres of excellence in order to improve care. Juliet Bouverie, the charity’s chief executive, says the the NHS should follow the hig ...

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