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'All in for Florida' Program Works to Intervene in Emergency Rooms in Opioid Overdose Cases

by Laura K. Wise
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The opioid crisis is one of the most serious threats to public health in America since the crack/cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, there were 2,252 deaths associated with cocaine in 1988, while the CDC has estimated that around 66 percent of the more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved an opioid.

Aflac Japan Primary Sponsor of “Gold Ribbon Walking” Events, Enhance the Quality of Life for Children With Cancer

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In Japan, Aflac insures 1 out of every 4 household, and Aflac Japan is proud to be the primary sponsor of “Gold Ribbon Walking” events, which the company supports to enhance the quality of life for children with cancer and improving the cure rate.

What a great way to raise awareness for childhood cancer and bring the community together in a big way!

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Seventh Grader Aims to Improve Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence

Rishab Jain Named America’s Top Young Scientist for his Invention of the Pancreatic Cancer Deep Learning System in the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
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St. Paul, Minn., October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/– Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) and 3M (@3M) have named 13-year-old Rishab Jain the winner of the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). Rishab created an algorithm to make pancreatic cancer treatment more effective by using artificial intelligence to accurately locate and track the pancreas in real-time during MRI radiotherapy.

Shire Says 'Thank You' to Clinical Research Patient Volunteers

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Shire conveys our gratitude to clinical research study participants, very important people who are directly responsible for helping potential new medicines become available to patients in need.

Learn more about Shire’s approach to clinical trials at https://www.shiretrials.com/

Infographic: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New GRI Occupational Health and Safety Standard

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To provide healthy and safe working conditions, organizations need a robust management approach that drives the prevention of physical and mental harm and the promotion of workers’ health. In addition to benefiting workers, it is also good business. First, a healthy workforce is more productive and engaged. Second, promoting a healthy work environment helps to attract – and hold on to – talented workers. 

Innovative Biological Tracking Software to Optimize Animal Disease Research at Kruger National Park

Research to Mitigate Health and Economic Risks
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,  October 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has been tasked by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to implement an electronic system that enables the inventory and management of biological materials at Kruger National Park in South Africa. In partnership with the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Black & Veatch will support the Office of the State Veterinarian in preventing and controlling animal diseases.

Updated GRI OH&S Standard Calls for More Comprehensive, Worker-centric Reporting

Companies now better equipped to report on both harm prevention and health promotion
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AMSTERDAM,  October, 4 2018 /3BL Media/ - Healthy and safe working conditions are recognized as a human right – yet it is estimated that close to 2.8 million people die from work-related injuries and illnesses every year, according to the International Labour Organization. A lack of robust occupational health and safety (OH&S) management can put the lives of workers and their families at risk and can limit countries’ potential for sustainable development.

Mastercard and Gilead Partner to Simplify Delivery of Hepatitis Treatment in Pakistan

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Last year, in partnership with Mastercard and the World Hepatitis Alliance, we launched a pilot program in Pakistan to simplify the delivery of HCV treatment in a resource-limited setting with high disease burden.

Learn more in the video above.

Costa Cruises and AISM: Tours Now Also Accessible to Guests with Disabilities for the First Time

The new "Adagio Tours", available for Mediterranean cruises on the flagship Costa Diadema from January 2019, will also allow guests with impaired mobility to take part in group shore excursions.
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The new "Adagio Tours", available for Mediterranean cruises on the flagship Costa Diadema from January 2019, will also allow guests with impaired mobility to take part in group shore excursions. The programs have been planned with the help of 15 women with multiple sclerosis, thanks to an initiative promoted by the Costa Crociere Foundation and AISM.

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The new "Adagio Tours", available for Mediterranean cruises on the flagship Costa Diadema from January 2019, will also allow guests with impaired mobility to take part in group shore excursions. The programs have been planned with the help of 15 women with multiple sclerosis, thanks to an initiative promoted by the Costa Crociere Foundation and AISM.

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