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Avril Lavigne starts campaign to fight Lyme disease

Archived, 3 days ago From inquisitr.com 

Brooklyn, NEW YORK - Musician Avril Lavigne has decided to launch a campaign to fight Lyme disease. Lavigne, who recently opened up about her battle recovering from the disease, is still struggling.

As the Inquisitr reported, Sunday marked the singer’s 31s ...

Cholera infections in Iraq climb to more than 500

Archived, 4 days ago From rudaw.net 

Erbil, IRAQ - The number of recorded cases of cholera in Iraq has climbed to at least 533, the ministry of health and environment in Baghdad announced on Wednesday.

It said in a statement that the victims are from across Iraq, but controversially a ...

Fun-runners raise hundreds for autism charity

Archived, 4 days ago From thenorthernecho.co.uk 

Darlington, U K - A team of runners from Newbus Grange hospital in Darlington raised more than £350 for the North-East Autism Society after completing the recent Run the Spectrum Fun Run.

With money still coming, members of in the team, who all work at ...

MSF hospital overwhelmed with wounded after heavy fighting in Kunduz

Archived, 4 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) trauma hospital has been overwhelmed with wounded patients since heavy fighting between government and opposition forces engulfed Kunduz city on Monday.

Since early Monday morni ...

Help for mental health charity

Archived, 4 days ago From thenorthernecho.co.uk 

Darlington, U K - A mental health charity has been given a £250 donation by a building society.

STAMP Revisited, which provides help for people affected by mental health difficulties in Teesside, received the funding from Darlington Building Society's c ...

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley designs charity lingerie collection

Archived, 4 days ago From 3news.co.nz 

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - Actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has created a lingerie collection to mark Britain's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The stunner has teamed up with designers at high street retail company Marks & Spencer, with whom she has he ...

Sarah Michelle Gellar parties on the pier, helps raise $1 million for charity

Archived, 5 days ago From variety.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - It was the hottest ticket in town Sunday afternoon, both literally and figuratively, as a sold-out crowd of 2,000 descended on the Santa Monica Pier to raise funds for the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. The 16th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier rais ...

WHO helping Bhutan battle NCDs, including heart disease and diabetes

Archived, 5 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - “It was by sheer luck that I attended a meeting and heard what this health worker had to say, all of which exactly matched with what I had been suffering for the previous 2 months,’’ says Boko, who was subsequently diagnosed with hypertension and dia ...

Brooke Vincent, Kara Tointon and Jo Wood are transformed into fairytale princesses for breast cancer campaign

Archived, 5 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - As Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off, five famous faces have pledged their support by being transformed into pretty pink princesses.

Kara Tointon, Brooke Vincent and Jo Wood were among those transported to a magical land and give ...

Fighting childhood malnutrition: Resource-rich African countries rise to the challenge

Archived, 5 days ago From unicef.org 

New York, NEW YORK - The Republic of Congo, Guinea, Mali and Niger today announced a new fund for the fight against malnutrition. The announcement was made at the launch of UNITLIFE, a new innovative financing mechanism that uses micro levies from extractive industries t ...

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