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New WHO designation for oxygen could save thousands of lives globally

Archived, 432 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - PATH hailed a landmark decision this week by the World Health Organization (WHO) to include a new indication for oxygen in its Model List of Essential Medicines (EML) and List of Essential Medicines for Children (EMLc), identifying oxygen as a medici ...

Walmart teams up with American Diabetes Association® for Walmart Wellness Day

Archived, 432 days ago From stockhouse.com 

Vancouver, CANADA - The largest health fair in America will once again be coming to communities across the country. During Walmart Wellness Day on June 17, Walmart will offer free health screenings in its more than 4,600 locations across the country, from 10 a.m. to 2 p ...

YMCA offers new fitness program to improve bone health

Archived, 432 days ago From windsorstar.com 

Windsor, CANADA - Most of us spend hours hunched over our desks at work. We look down at our phones while typing out a text and lean to the side to carry groceries. Over time, such posture pitfalls can have a negative impact on your health.

Carol Crook ...

Rescue 1122, ICRC to improve healthcare system

Archived, 432 days ago From thenews.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer and Reto Stocker, head of delegation International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), signed an MoU on Wednesday at Emergency Services Headquarters to bring about behavioural change ...

South Africa learns from HIV/AIDS crisis on working with charities

Archived, 432 days ago From ft.com 

London, U K - On a sunny weekday morning in Alexandra, a crowded Johannesburg township where Nelson Mandela lived as a young man, 49 children crowd around a teacher as she leads them through a song in Xitsonga, one of several languages spoken in the neighbourhood. ...

New chemotherapy approach offers breast cancer patients a better quality of life

Archived, 433 days ago From cancerresearchuk.org 

London, U K - The chemotherapy drug capecitabine gives patients a better quality of life and is as effective at preventing breast cancer from returning as the alternative regimen called CMF, when given following epirubicin. These are the results of a clinical tria ...

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO and partners rapidly and effectively coordinate the response to Ebola

Archived, 433 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Multidisciplinary teams in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are faced with numerous challenges as they respond to an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the remote, forested regions in the northern part of the country. WHO and other partner agenci ...

UNGA urges major push to end AIDS epidemic, achieve 2030 agenda

Archived, 433 days ago From sdg.iisd.org 

New York, NEW YORK - UN officials and Member States called for a reinvigorated global response to HIV/AIDS during the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) discussion of the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on the topic. Participants recognized progress on tackling HIV/AI ...

A Culture of collaboration can fight antibiotic resistance

Archived, 433 days ago From laboratoryequipment.com 

Rockaway, NEW JERSEY - Antimicrobial resistance poses one of the biggest threats to public health faced in modern times. If left unchecked, it’s thought by 2050 the global number of deaths from antimicrobial resistance may be as high as 10 million per year—costing $100 ...

FILL'ER UP: Firefighters team up with charity to battle muscular dystrophy

Archived, 433 days ago From seguingazette.com 

Seguin, TEXAS - Seguin’s firefighters are helping to battle something more than a blaze.

The local department has once again partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and is looking to Fill the Boot, raising money for the organization ...

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