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HPV Infection May Be Linked to Poor Head and Neck Cancer Survival Rates in African Americans

American Association for Cancer Research Hosts Press Conference on New Study Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) July 29, 2009 -- A groundbreaking study in Cancer Prevention Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that having the human papil...

AIDS-like Illness Found in African Chimps

Finding could shed light on how the disease affects humans WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have discovered that a species of African chimp can develop the equivalent of AIDS when infected with an HIV-like virus, a finding that could shed light on how the disease wreak...

Growth in African Medical Imaging Markets: Frost & Sullivan Examines the Potential

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Adverse economic conditions, the rising cost of healthcare and decreased donor funding to sub-Saharan Africa are posing major challenges to the medical imaging markets in many countries in the region. Price sensitivity and competition in t...

Genetic Variation Associated With Survival Advantage in African Americans With HIV

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the start of the HIV epidemic, it appeared that some of the people who were infected with the virus were able to ward off the fatal effects of the disease longer than others. Recent studies have begun to unravel the cause of this phenom...

U.S. African Chamber Of Commerce Congratulates U.S. on New Surgeon General, May Improve Health Care for Middle Income Families

U.S. African Chamber Of Commerce congratulates Dr. Regina Benjamin as President Obama's pick for surgeon general. Washington, DC (Vocus) June 14, 2009 --    U.S. African Chamber Of Commerce congratulates Dr. Regina Benjamin as President Obama's pick for ...

Arizona researchers to sequence West African rice strain

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow University of Arizona researchers to unlock the genetic code of West African cultivated rice and along the way to gain knowledge that could help commercial rice strains to better withstand dwindling resources, a changing climate...

Accordia Global Health Foundation Calls for Greater Investment to Build African Healthcare Leadership

To improve health outcomes in Africa over the long term, the continent’s healthcare leadership must be strengthened and expanded at the individual, institutional, and network levels, Accordia Global Health Foundation’s new report concludes. Washington, DC (V...

The Pressure Is on for African Americans with Hypertension

External Pressures in Life Related to Jobs, Family and Finances Coincide with Neglect of a Critical Internal Pressure - High Blood Pressure PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of African Americans with high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) say ...

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda Dedicated 15 Years After Genocide to Provide Healing Community to African Orphans

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Shares Lessons Learned Serving Orphans from the Holocaust in Israel NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- " I feel like it's a miracle to come to the Village to live, because I was in a bad life. I don't have parents. I don't have a famil...

New Research Finds Recession Has Greater Impact on Health of Parents than Children With Specific Findings on African Americans

Most African Americans agree that the health of the entire family is important, yet parents prioritize children's health over their own RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic downturn is contributing to a decline in overall family health in the African American community, wi...

Not All Gloomy for African Healthcare Markets: Frost & Sullivan Finds Potential Despite the Recession

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa's healthcare markets are starting to feel the effects of the global economic slowdown. Pressures from the global environment have led to rising health costs and constrained healthcare resources. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin...

Sanofi-aventis Affirms Its Commitment to Partnering with Local Communities to Improve Hispanic and African American Health

Baltimore Activity Demonstrates Benefits of Linked Community Health Resources BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. today presented progress of its Community Health Partnership (CHP), It's In Our Hands , at the 6th Annual National Minority Quality Forum He...

Every 30 Seconds an African Child Dies from Malaria; Education Key to Prevention

RICHMOND, Va., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An African child dies every 30 seconds from this same disease; nearly a half billion people become ill because of it. About 1 million children under the age of 5 die each year from malaria -- a disease that is entirely preventable. As World M...

Fish researcher demonstrates first 'non-visual feeding' by African cichlids

KINGSTON, R.I. April 14, 2009 Most fish rely primarily on their vision to find prey to feed upon, but a University of Rhode Island biologist and her colleagues have demonstrated that a group of African cichlids feeds by using its lateral line sensory system to detect minute vibrations made by p...

Sodexo Named as One of the Top Three Companies for African Americans on 2009 DiversityInc Top Ten Companies List

Company lauded for valuing the opinions of African American employees GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The commitment to diversity at Sodexo, a leading integrated food and facilities management services company, "allows me to be open about who I am as an African American and a woma...

Tough Recessionary Times, but Frost & Sullivan Believes It's Not All Gloomy for African Healthcare Markets

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The global financial crisis, which had its origins in developed countries, is finally spreading to the developing corners of the world. Although African economies initially appeared insulated from this global turmoil, most African economies have sta...

Nu Skin Charitable Promotion Reaches Important Milestone: 100,000 Trees Donated to African Nation of Malawi

PROVO, Utah, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS ) announced that more than 100,000 trees are being donated to villages in Malawi thanks to the company's distributors and customers who have purchased Epoch Baobab Body Butter. Since launching the product in Jan...

CANTAM first African Network of Excellence for clinical trials

This release is available in French . The countries of Central Africa have joined forces to enable the region to build research capacity and conduct clinical trials under best practices. CANTAM (Central Africa Network on Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria for the conduct of clinical trials...

Prominent Chicago Gynecologists Launch Treatment Project To Raise Awareness Among African American Women of Non-Invasive Ultrasound Uterine Fibroid Procedure

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A project to create awareness among African American women about a non-invasive outpatient uterine fibroid treatment using high energy ultrasound will begin in the Chicago area in March, led by two prominent and well respected African American gynecologists, Dr...

Cancer death rates dropping among African Americans but survival rates still low

ATLANTA February 18, 2009 While death rates from cancer continue to drop among African Americans, the group continues to be diagnosed at more advanced stages and have lower survival rates at each stage of diagnosis compared to whites for most cancer sites. The findings come from Cancer Facts & Fi...

Social Disconnection in African American Women With Breast Cancer

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Findings released today at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 10th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research reveal that isolation was the strongest predictor of social disconnection in African American women with breast cancer. The study, pre...

Sanofi-aventis Partners with the African American Community in Memphis to Increase Health Awareness, Access to Resources and Help Improve Patient Care

The Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Community Health Partnership - It's In Our Hands - Has Been Designed To Help Improve Patient Care By Connecting Patients And Caregivers To Healthcare Resources And Services In Local Communities MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis announced ...

South African policy on adolescents' rights to access condoms is causing confusion

In 2007, South Africa's new Children's Act came into effect, granting children 12 years and older a host of rights relating to reproductive health, including the right to access condoms. But current policies allow individual schools to decide whether or not to give out condomspolicies that two re...

UCSF-Tanzania get $7.5M from Gates Foundation for partnership to train African health workers

The University of California, San Francisco has received a $7.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to address the shortage of healthcare workers in Tanzania. The two-year grant will support a strategic collaboration between UCSF Global Health Sciences and the Muhimbili Universi...

Nothing But Nets Delivers 740,000 Bed Nets to Central African Republic

Integrated campaign will provide children with health interventions to prevent malaria and measles Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 19, 2008 -- The UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign, a global, grassroots initiative to prevent malaria, announced today the dist...

Sanofi-aventis Partners with the African American Community in Baltimore to Increase Health Awareness, Access to Resources and Help Improve Patient Care

The Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Community Health Partnership - It's In Our Hands - Has Been Designed To Help Improve Patient Care By Connecting Patients And Caregivers To Healthcare Resources And Services In Local Communities BALTIMORE, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis announced t...

Johns Hopkins and Makerere University to collaborate on African health education initiative

The Johns Hopkins University has received a $4.97 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to undertake the initial phase of a unique program aimed at improving health outcomes in Uganda and East Africa, in coordination with the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, and the Makerer...

In Recognition of WORLD AIDS DAY, Charlotte Bobcats' Power Forward, Emeka Okafor, Launches Mobile Texting Campaign in Support of the One Million African Lives Initiative

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World AIDS Day, Charlotte Bobcats', Emeka Okafor, will be launching a mobile texting campaign to raise money for the One Million African Lives Initiative (OMALI), a program of the Safe Blood for Africa Foundation (SBFA). The goa...

Happiness Spreads Through African Villages Thanks to Growing Contributions from Long Term Care Insurance Professionals

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- AIDS-plagued Kenya isn't on the big-bailout list, but an efficient, grass-roots movement is afoot that could produce more results than mountains of poorly-managed money. The movement is powered by human spirit and enough cash to ignite self-sufficiency and ...

UCAR weather forecasts aim to reduce African meningitis epidemics

BOULDER--The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), working with an international team of health and weather organizations, is launching a project this month to provide long-term weather forecasts to medical officials in Africa to help reduce outbreaks of meningitis. The forecasts...

Bed net usage increases, but 90 million African children still exposed to malaria

The use of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) to protect children from malaria has risen six-fold in the past seven years, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust. Despite this success, however, 90 million children still do not have access to this simple protective tool, and remain at ...

WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 is 'On Your Side' With Healthy Living For Kids; Free Immunizations for Children on Sunday, August 24 at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- WXYZ- TV/Channel 7 and The Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion will give thousands of Detroit metro area children a "boost" at the 31st annual "HEALTHY LIVING FOR KIDS" program. This year the program will be held Sunday, August 24, 200...

U of M researchers find cerebral malaria may be a major cause of brain injury in African children

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found that cerebral malaria is related to long-term cognitive impairment in one of four child survivors. The research is published in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics . Malaria is a leading cause of death for children in su...

The First Surviving Set of African American Sextuplets To Be Profiled on Discovery Health's Then Came 6

-- The Newest Addition to Discovery Health's "Amazing Families" Anthology Premieres Tuesday, August 5 at 9 PM ET/PT -- SILVER SPRING, Md., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Six years ago, Diamond and Chris Harris got more than they bargained for when they decided to have one more b...

New Study Shows Facial Plastic Surgery Helps African American's Perserve Ethnicity

In a landmark paper just published in the prestigious Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, an innovative technique in African American rhinoplasty proves to preserve ethnicity and increase self esteem. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2008 -- In a ground-breaking study invo...

Leatt Corporation To Sponsor 2008 South African Motocross Grand Prix

Race Series Titled 2008 Leatt-Brace(TM) SA MX Grand Prix CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Leatt Corporation (Pink Sheets: LEAT), a Nevada, USA Corporation headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, and the distributor of the Leatt-Brace(TM), a Neck Brace System...

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales to be Produced as Audiobook Featuring Archbishop Tutu, Gillian Anderson, America Ferrera, Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson, Alan Rickman and Jurnee Smollett, Directed by Alfre Woodard

ARTISTS FOR A NEW SOUTH AFRICA TO PRODUCE, HACHETTE AUDIO TO PUBLISH AND DISTRIBUTE IN '09 TO BENEFIT PROGRAMS SERVING AFRICAN AIDS ORPHANS LOS ANGELES, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday this week, Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) announced plans to prod...

Carnegie Corporation funds ASCB course on parasites for African scientists

BETHESDA, MD --JULY 15, 2008 The Carnegie Corporation of New York has funded a new three-year $506,800 international scientific outreach program through the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) to bring new perspectives and new technologies to emerging research institutions in sub-Saharan Afr...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)'s Circle of Promise to Mobilize African American Women Against Breast Cancer at 2008 Music Festival

R&B Artists Lyfe Jennings and Noel Gourdin, Syndicated Radio Personality Ebony Steele and Author & Nutritionist Dr. Ro to Promote Circle of Promise at Booth #401 DALLAS, July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Circle of Promise Ambassadors Ebony Steele and Dr. Rove...

The Rotary Foundation's First African Trustee Chair Takes Office

Nigerian lawyer to guide Foundation's efforts, including polio eradication EVANSTON, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jonathan B. Majiyagbe, a Nigerian lawyer who took office on July 1 as chair of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, will devote his one-year term to fighting...
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