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MDA and CMTA fund grant to study gene therapy in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Archived, 9 days ago From marketwired.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) today announced a research grant totaling $119,999 to Kleopas Kleopa, M.D., for a study on the effectiveness of a gene therapy approach in the second most common ...

Red Cross fights spikes in dengue across the Pacific

Archived, 10 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Red Cross staff and volunteers are scaling up efforts to tackle outbreaks of dengue fever which have been confirmed in at least nine Pacific Island Nations. The Solomon Islands has experience the highest number of cases, with more than 10,000 suspect ...

Oral cholera vaccination campaign launched in Somalia

Archived, 10 days ago From emro.who.int 

Cairo, EGYPT - The Government of Somalia has launched an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign with the support of WHO, targeting over 450 000 people in 7 high-risk areas around the country. It is the first OCV campaign to be conducted in the country, and comes a ...

Hundreds join Slough celebrity for charity run in South Bucks

Archived, 10 days ago From sloughobserver.co.uk 

Slough, U K - Almost 300 people from Slough and South Bucks have gone the extra mile for charity.

On Sunday, March 5 281 people from the area gathered at Black Park Country Park to run, jog or walk a 5 or 10km course in aid of the Stroke Association ...

Sonam Kapoor’s charity dinner to raise funds for children suffering from cancer

Archived, 10 days ago From hindustantimes.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Sonam Kapoor who is the brand ambassador of Cuddles, a charity foundation that helps meet the nutritional needs of children afflicted with cancer is going a step further to promote the cause. Sonam will be hosting a charity gala dinner, on Friday nig ...

Cape schools raising thousands for cancer research by shaving heads

Archived, 10 days ago From pressofatlanticcity.com 

Pleasantville, NEW JERSEY - It’s a different sort of St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

On Friday, more than 150 students, teachers and community members at two Cape May County middle schools and one high school will shave their heads to support funding for childhood ...

Help for smokers to stub out the habit

Archived, 10 days ago From keighleynews.co.uk 

Keighley, U K - A New campaign has been launched to help more smokers across the district stub out the habit.

Behind the initiative is Cancer Research UK, with the backing of Bradford Council.

The venture aims to highlight problems smok ...

UNICEF scales up intervention in malnutrition by 400% in North-east

Archived, 11 days ago From thisdaylive.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) wednesday revealed that it has scaling up its support plan for children suffering from malnutrition in the North-east by 400 per cent.

UNICEF had enrolled 12,000 children in its malnutrition ...

Wounded Warrior Project launches mental health support line

Archived, 11 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Having recently hit a huge milestone of serving more than 100,000 combat warriors – in addition to their families and caregivers – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) fully launched one of its highly popular pilot programs. WWP Talk is a mental health sup ...

EU-Turkey taking massive mental health toll on refugees and migrants, MSF says

Archived, 11 days ago From humanosphere.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - The one-year-old deal between the European Union and Turkey to prevent migrants and refugees from reaching Greece is having a “devastating human consequence,” according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

The deal promised to relieve pre ...

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