Health

Technology For Good Through Vodafone’s Wireless Innovation Project Winners

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – PathVis is a clever smartphone-based detection platform built to directly detect and help track infectious diseases afflicting over 250 million people world-wide. It has breakthrough technology that’s able to get results in less than 30 minutes, which can provide health organisations with real-time data to decrease costs and increase efficiency in identifying outbreaks and preventing further spread of disease.

CVS Helps People to Better Health

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Thanks to years of research, the links between smoking and cancer are now very clear. It is widely accepted that smoking is, by far, the biggest preventable cause of cancer. Chemicals in cigarette smoke enter our blood stream and can affect the entire body.

The Very Special and Different ‘Bloom Project’

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We know that today, there are so many items that can be upcycled, from paper to plastic to clothes, but it’s rare that we hear about flowers being given a new lease of life.

Barclays And GSK Know What It Takes To Make A Partnership Successful

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Occasionally, to bring innovation and new initiatives to market companies need partnerships, that can offer scalability, productivity and innovation. In 2013, Barclays and GSK formed a new collaboration combining the skills and expertise of a bank and a healthcare company to help increase access to healthcare and improve economic livelihoods in Africa.

Tackling Diabetes: CVS Health Partners with YMCA

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –  Diabetes is top of the news agenda this month. Public Health England is warning that tackling diabetes will be ‘fundamental’ to the future of NHS, as the number of adults with the condition grows. About 3.8 million adults in England now have diabetes, with at least 940,000 of those undiagnosed, new figures reveal.

Is America's First Tobacco-Free Generation Just Around The Corner?

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –  Globally, for the last 50 years we have known that people who smoke cigarettes are more likely to develop and die from certain diseases than people who don’t smoke. In America alone, more than 20 million people have died because of smoking since 1964. However, 2.5 million were also nonsmokers who died, because they inhaled secondhand smoke, which is air polluted by other people’s cigarette smoke.

Novartis Foundation Fights To Eliminate Leprosy

Novartis Foundation commemorates World Leprosy Day with its continued efforts to go the last mile toward elimination(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Leprosy is a disease that many of us associate with Biblical times, a disease that surely must be extinct by now. Sadly that’s not the case. 31 January was World Leprosy Day, a yearly date to raise awareness of the disease and its impact on impoverished communities.

Diageo Gives Its Consumers Greater Transparency About What They Are Drinking

Strategic Brands(3BL Media/Justmeans) – This month, new alcohol drinking guidelines were issued by the British Government’s Department of Health, recommending that men and women in the U.K.

The American Industrial Skincare Goes ‘Green’

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We’ve seen a rise in sustainable skin care companies, an idea that has largely been driven by consumer demand and awareness. These are skin-care companies that genuinely care about sustainability, and the effects that their produces have on the environment and people’s health.

Stroke Is Now More Likely To Hit Working People In Their Forties

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –The Stroke Association, a leading U.K. charity, warns that there has been a worrying rise in the number of working-age men and women having strokes.

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