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Mobile surgical teams in west Mosul don’t discriminate with care

Archived, 3 days ago From rudaw.net 

Erbil, IRAQ - Humanitarians remain alarmed by the tens of thousands of people trapped in the Old City of western Mosul, despite the symbolic implosion of the historic al-Nuri Mosque by ISIS militants on Wednesday.

“We’re seeing dozens of new patient ...

Youngsters donate hair and raise funds for Little Princess Trust

Archived, 3 days ago From bostonstandard.co.uk 

Boston, U K - Ryan Cronin, nine, heard about the Little Princess Trust through his mum, and decided he wanted to help.

He said: “I knew straight away that I wanted to help another child. “I felt that it was the right thing to do and that by donatin ...

Niger: Hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa takes a toll on those most vulnerable

Archived, 3 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Two months after the declaration of a hepatitis E outbreak in Niger’s Diffa region, the humanitarian response is still lacking due to insufficient resources and coordination between actors. The outbreak is taking a heavy toll on some of the area’s mo ...

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

Archived, 4 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, 4 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 d ...

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

Archived, 4 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, 4 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 res ...

Raising awareness of stroke in West Wales

Archived, 4 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, 5 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, 5 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 fever. ...

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