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2013-07-23 16:20:19

OTTAWA, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Transport Canada announced an emergency directive pursuant to section 33 of the Railway Safety Act to increase rail safety. Although the cause of the accident in Lac-Mégantic remains unknown at this time, Transport Canada is moving forward to build upon the safety advisories received last Friday from the Transportation Safety Board and further enhance existing safe railway operations and the security of railway transportation. Transport...

2013-07-19 23:19:36

More than 200 participants are expected to raise $5,000 for the Hydrocephalus Association, the nation’s largest hydrocephalus-focused patient-advocacy group serving the 1 million Americans living with hydrocephalus. Anoka, Minnesota (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Dylan Johnson is on a mission to raise awareness among teens about an incurable brain condition he has been living with since birth. He has organized the Anoka Hydro River WALK that will bring together more than 200 participants made up...

2013-07-17 12:27:43

Funds to help enhance culture of biomedical innovation and train future healthcare entrepreneurs and researchers Foundation increases institute's initial request and expands impact on growing biomedical field AKRON, Ohio, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) has been awarded $100,000 from The Burton D. Morgan Foundation to accelerate the development of promising patient-centered innovations while developing a next-generation...

2013-07-15 16:23:13

-- Recent 6-figure donations to Melanoma Research Alliance Foundation and Foundation for Autism Training and Education -- NEW YORK, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stewart Rahr, "Stewie Rah Rah", the gregarious billionaire philanthropist continued his generous donations to charity. On the heels of his record-setting $10 Million donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Rahr donated $1,000,000 to the Global Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. The Foundation is the leading...

2013-07-09 12:28:26

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is pleased to announce Laurie MacCaskill has been appointed Chair of the National Board of Directors of the organization, effective July 1. MacCaskill is the first pancreatic cancer patient to hold this position. She has defied the odds in her fight against pancreatic cancer, which has a five year survival rate of just six percent. Since her diagnosis in 2006, MacCaskill has served as a tireless...

2013-06-28 23:28:56

Annie Bany performed at the Hydrocephalus Association Portland charity WALK to raise awareness and funds for hydrocephalus, an incurable brain condition affecting one million Americans. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Annie Bany, a local singer-songwriter best known for her alternative pop-country style, performed songs from her newly released album, Barefoot and Young, at the Hydrocephalus Association’s 4th annual WALK, on Saturday, June 15 at Blue Lake Park in Fairview, OR. More...

2013-06-24 16:27:42

The MMAAP Foundation Expands Support to Fund International Skin Disease Research NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its mission to bring together leading research and medical talent and institutions from the US and Asia, the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation (MMAAP Foundation) today announced that it has made its 2013/2014 Fellowship and Project Awards in Skin Disease. This year's Fellowship Award sponsors Meng Pan, MD, PhD, of Ruijin Hospital...

Judge Rules Sarah Murnaghan Can Be On Adult Lung Transplant List
2013-06-06 12:28:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A federal judge has ruled that 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan can be put on the list for a lung transplant. The young Pennsylvania patient has cystic fibrosis and was given just a few weeks to live if she did not receive a lung transplant. Doctors put her on a transplant list for adults because so few children's lungs become available. The adult list requires children to be at least 12-years-old. Secretary of Health and Human...

2013-04-02 12:32:25

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to optimal care for people with Alzheimer's disease and their families, today applauded President Obama's announcement to invest $100 million in ground-breaking research that will map the human brain. The "BRAIN" (Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, an idea that the President first noted in his State of the...

2013-04-01 16:24:13

Awareness Campaign Offers Free Tools To Help Communities Make an Impact in April NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is challenging the world to make a difference in the fight against Parkinson's disease during Parkinson's Awareness Month this April. PDF invites communities to find tools within its Make a Difference Campaign, available on PDF's website at www.pdf.org/parkinson_awareness. (Logo:...