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Cancer charity hopes to improve Leukaemia survival by 2025

Archived, 9 days ago From charitytoday.co.uk 

London, U K - Blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan has set out an ambitious research strategy to increase the number of people who survive a stem cell transplant.

The charity, which matches people with blood cancer and blood disorders in need of a tra ...

Charity calls for better care for dementia sufferers

Archived, 9 days ago From heraldscotland.com 

Glasgow, U K - Campaigners for the elderly have called for better support for people diagnosed with dementia.

Age Scotland said that those in the early stages of the disease should have access to a link worker who would provide them with support and ...

Zambia rolls out measles, rubella vaccination

Archived, 9 days ago From daily-mail.co.zm 

Lusaka, ZAMBIA - On Monday, September 19, Zambia kicked off the country-wide immunisation exercise to vaccinate children aged between nine months and 15 years against measles and rubella virus.

The vaccination exercise is being conducted in all health ...

Imperial Innovations invests £5m in Cancer Research UK-linked biotech firm

Archived, 9 days ago From bdaily.co.uk 

Newcastle upon Tyne, U K - London-based investment company Imperial Innovations has contributed to the Series A funding round of a major new biotech company that launches today.

Artios Pharma, which has been formed with assets from Cancer Research UK’s technolog ...

Sweden just reached a massive HIV prevention milestone

Archived, 10 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - The World Health Organization has announced that Sweden is the first country in the world to reach a crucial HIV prevention milestone.

This finding was determined following the Swedish InfCare HIV Cohort Study, an ongoing research init ...

UCSF researchers receive funding from Susan G. Komen to support breast cancer research

Archived, 10 days ago From news-medical.net 

Warriewood, AUSTRALIA - Three UCSF researchers have been awarded $680,000 in grants from Susan G. Komen to support projects in breast cancer research. The grants to UCSF were among a total of $32.7 million given to researchers in 23 states and seven countries for projects i ...

Prince Harry bonds with teen who also lost his mom at a young age

Archived, 10 days ago From yahoo.com 

Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA - Prince Harry bonded with a teen on Tuesday over their shared experience of losing their moms.

"He was very understanding and said he could relate to what I was going through as he lost his mum at a very young age too," Jamie McIntosh, ...

Cholera vaccination campaign targets Juba neighbourhoods in South Sudan

Archived, 10 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Over 23,000 people were vaccinated against cholera in Juba, South Sudan between 17–20 September. The vaccination campaign aims to mitigate the spread of cholera in South Sudan’s capital, where the UN and the Ministry of Health have reported nearly 1, ...

Play Pokemon to grant wish for child with cancer

Archived, 10 days ago From dnj.com 

Murfreesboro, TENNESSEE - For those who seem to be out there wandering aimlessly in search of Pokemon, Timothy Jacobs is offering hunters a way to add meaning to the game.

The PokeBoro Challenge on Friday combines philanthropy with Pokemon to raise funds for th ...

Sherburn boy donates nine inches of hair after growing it for charity

Archived, 10 days ago From thenorthernecho.co.uk 

Darlington, U K - A boy who spent a year growing his hair out for charity has just had it cut to make a wig for people with cancer.

Eight-year-old Evan Brown, from Sherburn near Durham City, decided to try and grow his hair for the Little Princess Trust ...

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