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Emotional Race for Life 2017 at Costello Stadium in Hull raises thousands for Cancer Research UK

18 mins ago From hulldailymail.co.uk  View Original Article

Hull, U K - Thousands of people ran, walked, jogged and cheered as they showed cancer the boot on Sunday morning in the Race for Life.

Around 1,000 people turned up to take part in the 5k and 10k races around Costello Stadium in west Hull, dressed ...

Leeds experts develop new tool to boost cervical cancer screening numbers

26 mins ago From yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk  View Original Article

Leeds, U K - A new online tool developed by experts in Leeds has been launched in a bid to boost the number of women being screened for cervical cancer.

NHS bosses hope the interactive dashboard, which identified areas where screening levels are l ...

Riders for Survivors raises money for Livestrong program

2 hours ago From news8000.com  View Original Article

Eau Claire, WISCONSIN - A special event Sunday is helping raise money for those looking to bounce back from cancer.

For the second year, the La Crosse Area Family YMCA held its Riders for Survivors fundraiser.

Beginning at the La Crosse Harley ...

UNAIDS, partners conclude HIV social protection training

3 hours ago From frontpageafricaonline.com  View Original Article

Monrovia, LIBERIA - The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS ) in collaboration with the government of Liberia and partners have concluded a two-day training workshop with a focus on Liberia’s HIV and Social Protection Assessment Agenda, held at the Co ...

Saudi Arabia donates $67 million to tackle cholera epidemic in Yemen

5 hours ago From independent.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - Saudi Arabia says it has donated $67m (£52m) to combat a cholera outbreak in Yemen which has hit more than 200,000 people and been declared the "world's worst" by global health bodies.

More than 5,000 people are contracting the diseas ...

Somalia: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) resumes medical activities

46 hours ago From msf.org  View Original Article

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Nearly four years after withdrawing its teams from Somalia, MSF has started treating patients again in the country. Teams are providing support to Mudug Regional Hospital, Galkayo North, in Somalia’s Puntland region, in collaboration with the Ministr ...

Charity decries cholera outbreaks in East Africa

Archived, 2 days ago From coastweek.com 

Nairobi, KENYA - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Wednesday warned that cholera outbreaks in East Africa and Yemen are compounding famine risks.

IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy, warned that cholera was ...

Firefighters hit the street with empty boots

Archived, 2 days ago From argusobserver.com 

Ontario, OREGON - For seven hours on Saturday, Ontario Fire and Rescue firefighters will be seen on a busy street with empty boots in hand to ask individuals who are passing by to fill the shoe with donations for a good cause.

In its annual support for ...

Scientists at University of Bath are working on a potential treatment for cancer

Archived, 2 days ago From bathchronicle.co.uk 

Bath, U K - Scientists at the University of Bath are working on a potential treatment for cancer.

The team, funded by Cancer Research UK, have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope ...

French nonprofit partners with big American name to advance a gene therapy for Muscular Dystrophy

Archived, 2 days ago From labiotech.eu 

Berlin, GERMANY - Dedicated to rare diseases since 1990 and more recently to gene therapy, Généthon is one of very few not-for-profit companies in European biotech. Though it has not yet brought a drug to market, it is well established as a nonprofit, credit for which ...

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