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Essilor: New Public-Private-Partnership to transform state of eye health in Malawi


Inaugurated yesterday at the launch of its first Vision Center in Lilongwe, A Sustainable Vision Care Model Project aims to transform the state of eye health in Malawi by strengthening the delivery of eye care services across the country. The Brien Holden Vision Institute and Essilor are supporting this comprehensive project whose core focus is to develop existing government eye health infrastructure and provide accessible, affordable and quality eye care to rural Malawians by establishing over 50 vision centres within public hospitals by 2019.... Read More »

Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists


The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute's Laboratory in West Columbia, South Carolina based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs. This continues the fertility center's consistent CAP accreditation since 2002 when the practice was founded. The facility's director, Gail F. Whitman-Elia, MD, HCLD (ABB), was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the exce... Read More »

Cleveland Heart International and CU Medical roll out external defibrillator technology in the US


Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC - Cleveland Heart International (CHI) today announced it will commercialize CU Medical AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) in the US. In addition to entering the US AED market, CHI will leverage CU Medical's Manufacturing and Engineering capacity to commercialize current CHI technology covering all stages of heart failure. "CU Medical is a natural fit for CHI, CU Medical's technology and manufacturing capacity coupled with CHI's portfolio of medical device properties and US distribution makes for a winni... Read More »

EIB continues wide-ranging response to Ebola


“Even before the Ebola pandemic West Africa faced huge economic and social challenges. Since the start of the crisis the European Investment Bank has responded by backing investment in countries most impacted by Ebola as well as supporting accelerated development of a vaccine for the virus. The international community cannot abandon West Africa in this time of need and must continue to demonstrate firm engagement.” said Pim van Ballekom, European Investment Bank Vice President. “This week’s high-level conference will ensure effective engagem... Read More »

Unilever to acquire REN Skincare


Created in 2000 by Antony Buck and Robert Calcraft, REN pioneered a new type of high performance skin care. REN’s combination of effectiveness, naturalness and pleasurable experience – articulated as ‘performance; purity; pleasure’ – gives the brand a highly distinctive market position that has global relevance. The multi-award winning brand is today sold in 50 countries and has built a committed consumer base. The range is sold predominantly in specialty stores and pharmacies. Vasiliki Petrou, Unilever SVP Prestige Brands, says: “We are del... Read More »

Tech-Savvy seniors want online options to access care from home, Accenture survey shows


Just as an estimated 3.9 million Americans are reaching 65 years old this year1, an Accenture survey shows there is growing demand among tech-savvy seniors (67 percent) who want to access healthcare services from home, but the majority (66 percent) are worried today’s technology isn’t sufficient to do so. “Just as seniors are turning to digital tools for banking, shopping, entertainment and communications, they also expect to handle certain aspects of their healthcare services online,” said Kaveh Safavi M.D., global managing director of Acce... Read More »

Delmar Pharmacy announces new Pharmaceutical Services


Delmar Pharmacy of Folcroft Pennsylvania is conveniently located 2 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport. A small retail pharmacy which specializes in custom pharmaceutical compounding, we are the solution to many of the medical questions that go unanswered by conventional medicines. We provide customized medications in unique dosage forms such as troches, suppositories, creams and gels which can be used to treat hormonal imbalance, topically for treatment of severe pain and for various other problems that are difficult to treat. ... Read More »

Wolters Kluwer: Twin Study lends new insights into link between back pain and depression


Genetic factors help to explain the commonly found association between low back pain and depression, suggests a large study of twins in the March issue of PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. Genetic factors affecting both conditions may be involved in the association between back pain and depression, according to the report by Marina B. Pinheiro, MSc, and colleagues of The University of Sydney, Australia, and Murcia Twin Registry, Spain. Twin D... Read More »

Three tourists unwell after using so-called ‘white heroin’


The affected people are three Danish tourists aged 21, 22 and 24 respectively. The victims were admitted to a hospital, but discharged after treatment. It is the first occurrence of people suffering problems after using white heroin since November 2014. The police are continuing their efforts to find the perpetrator; however, in light of the acute risk the drug poses, a four-party cooperation consisting of the City of Amsterdam, the Public Prosecution Service (Openbaar Ministerie), the police and the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD) has... Read More »

Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center ~ Open House March 7, 2015


The Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center (TKBC) is celebrating its fourth anniversary at the Water Court in Westlake Village with an Open House. The spiritual center has been part of the Conejo Valley community for seven years and relocated to Westlake after outgrowing their previous location on Pierce Court in Thousand Oaks in just three years. The Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center is one of 1200 centers in 40 countries around the world founded by the Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, a prolific author and internationally renowned Buddhist teacher. ... Read More »

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