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Former Emmerdale actress Charlie Hardwick opens new £6m facility for people with dementia

Archived, 7 days ago From chroniclelive.co.uk 

Newcastle upon Tyne, U K - Former Emmerdale actress Charlie Hardwick has officially opened a new £6m facility to support older people with dementia.

Charlie, an Alzheimer’s Society supporter, unveiled a plaque at Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) a ...

GSK cuts pneumonia vaccine price for refugees after MSF complaint

Archived, 7 days ago From dailysabah.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - GlaxoSmithKline is cutting the price charged for its pneumococcal vaccine when given to refugees, following complaints about the product's "exorbitant" cost by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

The British drugmaker said on Mon ...

Volunteer doctors and nurses provide free medical advice at Reading soup kitchen

Archived, 7 days ago From readingeagle.com 

Reading, PENNSYLVANIA - The announcement came right on time as it has for the last eight months at this soup kitchen in the 100 block of South Sixth Street.

"Is anyone here to see a doctor?"

Since February, a few volunteer doctors and nurses ha ...

Kevin Gates shaves head to support Make-A-Wish cancer patient

Archived, 7 days ago From hiphopdx.com 

Chicago, ILLINOIS - The talented yet troubled Kevin Gates gets beat up on social media for all the mistakes in his life, which tend to overshadow all the good that he does.

Not like the Lousiana rap star is overly concerned with his critics but he still d ...

Global Fund collects almost $13 bn to eradicate AIDS, malaria & TB

Archived, 8 days ago From economictimes.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Donors pledged nearly $13 billion on Saturday in the fight to eradicate AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at an international conference.

"It is my great honor to announce that fo ...

Amir Khan gives teen cancer survivor huge surprise when he joins him for training session

Archived, 8 days ago From boxingnewsonline.net 

Worcester, U K - Thirteen-year-old Ben O’ Brien, who lost his leg to cancer, couldn’t believe his eyes when British professional boxer and world champion Amir Khan joined him in the ring during a gruelling training session for Stand Up To Cancer.

Ben, ...

"Ride for Kids" benefits pediatric brain cancer

Archived, 8 days ago From abc3340.com 

Birmingham, ALABAMA - For local children who have faced cancer, Sunday morning they got the chance to feel normal again.

It was the 15th year for the event and 4th year it was held at Barber MotorSports. It benefits children fighting against pediatric brain ...

Army of women tackle Pretty Muddy obstacle course to fight cancer

Archived, 8 days ago From oxfordmail.co.uk 

Oxford, U K - Thousands of women slapped on their war paint and braved a sea of mud as they came together to help beat cancer.

About 2,500 ladies and teenagers got stuck into the mud-filled 5km obstacle course across South Park on Saturday.
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Hundreds take part in charity triathlon in Branford

Archived, 8 days ago From wtnh.com 

New Haven, CONNECTICUT - Hundreds of people came together Sunday along the shoreline to raise money for a disease that affects one in every 18,000 people.

That disease is known as ALD, a genetic disease passed down from a mother to her child. The brain disorde ...

Pink-clad Komen warriors race, walk toward cure for breast cancer

Archived, 8 days ago From bangordailynews.com 

Bangor, MAINE - When Corinth resident Melissa Jones helped organize a team for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure five years ago, she did so in honor of her mother, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer the prior year.

Her mother, 71-year ...

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